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  • Bad news for Balotelli as Liverpool alter system

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- There's a very different feel to Christmas Day at Liverpool this season.

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  • Holiday fixtures favor Man City over Chelsea in Premier League title race

    The holidays might not be so happy for first-place Chelsea, which faces a much tougher schedule than second-place Manchester City.

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  • Wenger upbeat as injured Gunners return

    Arsene Wenger is upbeat about a strong second half of the season showing from an Arsenal side set to capitalise on the return of injured players like Mesut Ozil and Mikel Arteta. Wenger expects Ozil and Arteta to return to action in January, while Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny…

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  • Deila wants 'sleeping bear' Celtic to wake up

    Manager Ronny Deila wants his "sleeping bear" of a Celtic side to wake up, the Norwegian giving only a six out of 10 at best for the year-ending report card. The Hoops are four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership despite losing their first league game in nine against Dundee United…

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  • One perfect tree, coming up!

    Old Navy’s Tumblr is ringing in the holiday season in a big way. Check it out now!

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  • Dortmund announce Kampl signing

    Struggling German giants Borussia Dortmund on Monday announced that they have agreed a deal to sign Slovenian international midfielder Kevin Kampl from Austrian champions Salzburg. Dortmund said that Kampl, 24, will sign a long-term contract to keep him at the club until 2019. "Kevin Kampl is a…

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  • Hyypia resigns as Brighton boss

    Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia resigned as Brighton and Hove Albion manager on Monday after only six months in charge of the Championship club. Hyypia took over from Oscar Garcia on a three-year contract in the close-season, but the Finn has walked away from the Amex Stadium with the…

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  • Juve lead Roma as battle heats up for third

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has insisted the Serie A season is far from over after the champions guaranteed year-end top spot with a three-point lead on challengers Roma. Juventus face defending Cup champions Napoli in Doha on Monday where the Bianconeri will aim to secure their third…

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  • Liverpool on track for top four, says Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers felt his players demonstrated the character necessary to revitalise their challenge for a top-four Premier League finish in their last-gasp 2-2 draw with Arsenal. After Philippe Coutinho's opener was swiftly cancelled out by Mathieu Debuchy in first-half stoppage…

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  • Liverpool ties Arsenal; Marseille leads in France

    LONDON (AP) -- Liverpool is starting to produce the kind of fluid attacking that led to a second-place finish in the English Premier League last season. Now the Reds need a striker to finish their chances.

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  • Lennon not an Inter target, says Mancini

    Inter coach Roberto Mancini has played down reports he is trying to recruit Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon as the Serie A side prepare to bolster their squad for a Champions League push in the second half of the season. Reports in England claimed Lennon, who has fallen out of favour at White Hart…

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  • Ronaldo returns home for statue unveiling

    World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his hometown of Funchal on Madeira on Sunday to attend the unveiling of a statue sculpted in his honour. The Real Madrid star travelled to the Portuguese island from Marrakech, where on Saturday he helped his club lift the Club World Cup,…

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  • Bloodied Skrtel earns Liverpool point

    A bloodied and bandaged Martin Skrtel headed home a last-gasp 97th-minute equaliser to earn Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday. Having bossed the first half, Liverpool went ahead through Philippe Coutinho, only for goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier…

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  • Relegation a real danger for Dortmund - Hummels

    Mats Hummels admits there is no guarantee Borussia Dortmund will avoid relegation next May after last season's runners-up finished the first half of the Bundesliga season joint bottom on Sunday. "There is no guarantee things will improve," the Dortmund captain admitted to German daily Bild after…

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  • Allegri eyes 1st title in charge of Juventus

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Massimiliano Allegri has a shot at his first title with Juventus when it faces Napoli in Monday's rearranged Italian Supercup.

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  • Bayern's domination sparks 'boring Bundesliga' debate

    Bayern Munich will start 2015 with a record 11-point lead in the Bundesliga, sparking debate over how to stop Germany's top flight becoming boring. Pep Guardiola's Bayern have brushed off their domestic rivals with ease and are poised to become the first team to go through a Bundesliga campaign…

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  • Patched-up Man City leave Pellegrini purring

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his team are finally performing like champions, even though there is no immediate end in sight to their chronic injury problems in attack. City made light of the fact they did not have a recognised fit striker in their squad to beat Crystal Palace…

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  • Roma held by Milan to lose ground on Juve

    Ten-man AC Milan handed Roma their first home draw of the season to leave Rudi Garcia's title challengers three points adrift of leaders Juventus on Saturday. Roma had recently capitalised on two consecutive draws by defending champions Juve to reduce their deficit to a point. Roma remain second,…

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