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  • Kagawa poised for Dortmund at Leverkusen

    Japan's Shinji Kagawa is poised to start for Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund at fellow Champions League side Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday with his side bidding to escape the relegation places. Dortmund arrive at Leverkusen's BayArena second from bottom of the Bundesliga after losing 10 of…

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  • Windies call up Miller to replace Narine

    St. John's (Antigua and Barbuda) (AFP) - Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller was called up by the West Indies for the World Cup on Thursday to replace Sunil Narine who withdrew from the squad.

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  • Neymar leaves no one indifferent with goals and swagger

    Neymar's two-goal performance to help knock Atletico Madrid out of the Copa del Rey showed why Barcelona spared no expense to win the bidding war for the young Brazilian striker. With his speed and quick dribbling, Neymar scored from two counterattacks started by Lionel Messi to lead Barcelona to…

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  • Pogba agent hints at PSG, Real move

    Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid could be in the frame to buy Juventus star Paul Pogba although the French midfielder may remain in Italy for another season, his agent Mino Raiola said Thursday. Raiola, the Dutch "super agent" who also represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli among…

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  • Roma needs win against Empoli to keep title dream

    Roma has been in something of a free fall since the start of 2015 and is slowly seeing its title dreams fade away. After kicking off the year with a highly controversial win at Udinese and cutting the gap to Serie A leader Juventus to one point, Roma drew the next three matches to slip seven…

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  • Dortmund's Hummels plays down Man Utd interest

    Germany centre-back Mats Hummels has played down reports of a planned bid from Manchester United with the Borussia Dortmund captain insisting his only focus is helping the Bundesliga strugglers. The British media have linked the 26-year-old to a 37-million-pound ($56-million-dollar) bid from Louis…

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  • Chelsea looks to restore 8-point lead over stumbling City

    Chelsea can open up an eight-point lead over Manchester City for the second time this season by beating its Premier League title rival on Saturday in the most pivotal match of the campaign so far. Having worked so hard in December to get back on level terms with Chelsea, City has allowed Jose…

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  • Red Bulls acquire midfielder Sacha Kljestan from Anderlecht

    American midfielder Sacha Kljestan is returning to Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls. New York said Wednesday it had acquired the 29-year-old on a transfer from Belgium's Anderlecht. He is likely will take over the midfield role held by Tim Cahill, who was benched during the second…

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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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  • Sven lures Conca back to China in '$11m' deal

    Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has lured Argentine star Dario Conca back to the Chinese Super League, his club Shanghai SIPG said Wednesday, on a deal reported to be worth almost $11 million a year. "Conca will arrive in Shanghai soon and will be formally signed after a medical," the…

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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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  • 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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  • Liverpool scent Chelsea blood as Wembley looms

    With Chelsea reeling from FA Cup humiliation, Liverpool will visit Stamford Bridge for their League Cup semi-final second leg on Tuesday with increased confidence of reaching the final. Liverpool were unfortunate not to emerge victorious from last week's first leg at Anfield, drawing 1-1, and they…

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