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  • Dutch FA chief wants one term as president to reform FIFA

    Dutch football association chief Michael van Praag says he wants to clean up FIFA's sullied image and expand the World Cup if he succeeds Sepp Blatter as president. FIFA under Blatter's stewardship, ''is doing badly and has lost all credibility,'' the 67-year-old administrator said at Amsterdam's…

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  • Hitzfeld warns Guardiola to keep Bayern's stars happy

    Bayern Munich resume their Bundesliga campaign at second-placed Wolfsburg on Friday having been warned to keep their star-studded squad happy in order to maintain their iron grip on the German league. Bayern have an 11-point lead at the top of the table and are set to break last season's record…

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  • Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race against Blatter

    Luis Figo wants to be FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed for official challenge against Sepp Blatter. ''I look at the reputation of FIFA right now and I don't like it. ''Football has given me so much during my life, and I want to give something back to the game.'' FIFA…

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  • Klopp convinced Dortmund will avoid relegation

    Jurgen Klopp is convinced Borussia Dortmund will avoid relegation despite beginning the second half of the Bundesliga season at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday second from bottom in the table. Despite reaching the Champions League's last 16 as group winners, Dortmund have suffered a disastrous 10…

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  • Sporting KC signs defender Ellis, midfielder Carrasco

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Sporting Kansas City has signed defender Kevin Ellis and midfielder Servando Carrasco.

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  • Defender Ronald Zubar agrees to join MLS's Red Bulls

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Former Wolverhampton defender Ronald Zubar has agreed to join Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.

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  • Windies World Cup blow as Narine pulls out

    St. John's (Antigua and Barbuda) (AFP) - West Indies Cricket World Cup chances suffered a major blow on Tuesday with mystery spinner Sunil Narine withdrawing from the squad for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand. According to a release from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Narine…

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  • Eto'o leaves Everton for Sampdoria

    London (AFP) - Samuel Eto'o has completed his move from Everton to Italian club Sampdoria, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal, the English Premier League side announced Tuesday.

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  • How in the world is Jose Mourinho keeping Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois happy?

    By convincing two of the world's top goalkeepers to battle for playing time, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is playing for keeps.

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  • No Champions league, no problem: Inter chief

    Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has played down the prospect of missing out on Champions League riches and believes the struggling Serie A giants should strive to flourish on their reputation as a global brand. Roberto Mancini's side were stunned by a last-gasp Torino winner at the San Siro on…

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  • Mourinho puts FA Cup shock behind him

    Jose Mourinho insisted Monday that Chelsea's stunning FA Cup exit at the hands of fourth-tier Bradford City had been consigned to history as far as he was concerned. Mourinho, who celebrated his 52nd birthday on Monday, labelled Saturday's 4-2 loss to League One Bradford a "disgrace" and…

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  • Monday Morning Manager - FAC

    Neal Thurman discusses a shocking FA Cup weekend and the January transfer window with one week left in it.

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  • Defying soccer logic, FA Cup provides weekend to savor

    Forget how embarrassing it was for Jose Mourinho to see his Premier League-leading Chelsea side beaten by Bradford of the third tier. Savor instead the FA Cup and the enduring ability of the world's oldest knockout competition to throw up ''giant killings'' that particularly befuddle the modern…

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  • Drogba wants to remain with Chelsea 'family'

    Didier Drogba said he wanted to remain a member of the Chelsea "family" beyond the end of the current English season. The Ivory Coast forward made the announcement as he received the 2015 Football Writers' Association Tribute Award at a dinner at London's Savoy Hotel on Sunday. Drogba returned to…

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  • Juve go seven clear as Roma held by Fiorentina

    Paul Pogba-inspired Juventus boosted their chances of a fourth consecutive Serie A title after opening up a seven-point gap on title challengers Roma on Sunday. Pogba hit his fourth goal in as many games to inspire Juventus to a crucial 2-0 win over Chievo. Roma then travelled to Fiorentina…

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  • Mihajlovic calls for technology as Eto'o looks on

    Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic called for the introduction of goal-line technology after seeing his side hang on to a 1-1 Serie A draw with Palermo on Sunday. Watched from the sidelines by imminent signing Samuel Eto'o, Sampdoria were given a sixth-minute lead by Eder only for Franco Vazquez to…

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  • 2022 World Cup in winter, says AFC boss

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in November and December to avoid the region's blazing summer heat, Asia's football supremo said. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who heads the FIFA taskforce charged with…

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