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  • Court lifts Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban

    MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court has lifted Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban, allowing the Real Madrid great to manage its reserve team.

    The Associated Press
  • Mourinho backs 'recovered' Costa to play key Chelsea role

    Cobham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Jose Mourinho believes Diego Costa has recovered from his long-standing injury problems and is now ready to play a full part in Chelsea's testing run of fixtures to the turn of the year.

    AFP
  • Swansea City-Manchester City Preview

    Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not unduly concerned by Chelsea's impressive start to the season as Manchester City return to action after the international break with a match against Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium Saturday.

    The Associated Press
  • AM's Week 12 Player Picks

    Nik Argiropoulos runs you through the players you should be considering for your Yahoo Fantasy Premier League side.

    Rotoworld
  • Bayern's Sammer targets titles after extending contract

    Bayern Munich's director of sport Matthias Sammer has said he wants to bring more titles to the Bavarian giants following Wednesday's announcement that he has extended his contract until 2018. Sammer, a former technical director of the German Football Association (DFB) and Borussia Dortmund…

    AFP
  • Hodgson dismayed by England fan chants

    Glasgow (AFP) - England manager Roy Hodgson admitted that his side's 3-1 friendly victory over Scotland in Glasgow had been slightly tarnished by antagonistic chanting from the away supporters.

    AFP
  • Police swoop in Marseille transfer probe

    The president of Marseille football club and two former directors were taken in for questioning Tuesday as part of a probe into transfers including that of top striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, sources close to the investigation said. The investigation, which includes claims of extortion,…

    AFP
  • United at 'start of something special' despite income drop

    London (AFP) - Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Tuesday the club were at the "start of something special" despite announcing a near 10 percent drop in income in the first quarter of the financial year following the English giants' failure to qualify for this season's…

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  • Ronaldo aims to outshine Messi on Manchester return

    Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo will try to outshine Lionel Messi on his return to Old Trafford when the two best players in the world clash in a friendly between Portugal and Argentina on Tuesday.

    AFP
  • Ronaldo 'almost perfect' - Carvalho

    Ricardo Carvalho has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as "almost perfect" as his Portugal team-mate goes up against his Ballon D'Or rival Lionel Messi of Argentina in a friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, who knows Old Trafford well from his time with Manchester United, is…

    AFP
  • Rooney steels England for Celtic Park cauldron

    Glasgow (AFP) - England captain Wayne Rooney revealed on Monday that he has warned his younger team-mates to brace themselves for a hostile reception in Tuesday's friendly against Scotland at Celtic Park.

    AFP
  • Croatia's Modric set for three-week lay-off

    Milan (AFP) - Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be sidelined for three weeks after suffering a suspected groin strain while playing for Croatia in a 1-1 draw with Italy, national team bosses said.

    AFP
  • Berahino completes remarkable rise to England team

    WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) -- Saido Berahino's path to becoming one of the new stars of English football began with kickabouts with his cousins on the streets of Burundi, using a makeshift ball made from plastic bags or rolled-up socks.

    The Associated Press
  • 'Unbeatable' Klitschko improving with age, says brother Vitali

    Undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is currently unbeatable and improving with age, according to his brother Vitali, after knocking-out Kubrat Pulev to earn the 17th defence of his world titles. The three-time former world heavyweight champion Vitali was in his younger brother's…

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  • Zidane promotes son to Madrid reserves

    Real Madrid reserve team coach Zinedine Zidane has drafted his 19-year-old son Enzo into the side for a league match on Sunday, the club have announced. An attacking midfielder already called up by the French under-19s, Zidane junior has until now been playing with Real Madrid's third team. …

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  • Inter need to start winning again: Mancini

    Roberto Mancini said he hopes to get stuttering Inter Milan back to winning ways quickly after returning to the Serie A giants for a second spell as coach on a two-and-a-half-year deal on Saturday. "I don't have a magic wand," Mancini told reporters in Milan. Mancini, who spent four success-laden…

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  • Mancini takes over at Inter Milan as Mazzarri sacked

    Inter Milan named Roberto Mancini as coach on Friday shortly after the Serie A giants sacked Walter Mazzarri. A statement on the club's website, www.inter.it, quoted club president Erick Thohir as saying: "Happy to welcome back Roberto Mancini. Mancini returns to the San Siro following a six-year…

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