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  • Del Piero to sign for upstart Indian league

    Italian World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero was set to be unveiled as the Indian Super League's latest marquee signing Thursday as organisers spoke of sparking a football "revolution" in the cricket-mad country. Reports said the 39-year-old had agreed to play for the Delhi Dynamos in the 10-week…

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  • Barcelona sign Brazilian right-back Douglas

    La Liga giants Barcelona have completed the signing of Brazilian full back Douglas Pereira from Sau Paulo for an initial fee of four million euros ($5.2 million, £3.2 million), the club confirmed on Wednesday. The 24-year-old will sign a five-year deal and is expected to compete with compatriot…

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  • Real Madrid off to winning start, Atletico held

    Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start as they beat newly promoted Cordoba 2-0 at home, but champions Atletico Madrid were held 0-0 away to Rayo Vallecano on Monday. Without the Manchester United bound Angel di Maria, Real were also far from convincing at the Bernabeu but…

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  • Atletico Madrid capable of another title challenge

    Just days after claiming his side couldn't challenge Spanish football's elite for another season, Diego Simeone's words were shot down by another stellar performance and trophy for his Atletico Madrid side on Friday. Atletico ended the 10-year hegemony of Real Madrid and Barcelona atop La Liga…

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  • Revitalised Barca aiming for a flying La Liga start

    Barcelona will be looking to put a disastrous end to last season behind them when they open their new La Liga campaign at home to Elche on Sunday. Former Barca captain Luis Enrique will take charge of his first competitive game after replacing Gerardo Martino in the dugout, but many of the new…

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  • La Liga new goal for Real's most expensive team ever

    Real Madrid's disappointing end to last season's La Liga campaign was washed away in a wave of celebration as they downed Spanish champions Atletico Madrid to win the prize the club most desired, a 10th European Cup. Despite a more than 100 million euro splurge on World Cup stars James Rodriguez,…

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  • Bilbao beaten, Valencia hold Sevilla in season opener

    Champions League hopefuls Athletic Bilbao got their La Liga campaign off to a poor start as they were beaten 1-0 at Malaga on Saturday. Liverpool loanee Luis Alberto scored the only goal of the game as he tapped home the rebound after Gorka Iraizoz had saved his penalty 10 minutes before…

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  • Liga MX goalkeeper punches the ball off a defender and in for an own goal

    Morelia had a terrible Friday night, losing 5-1 to Tigres. The first goal they conceded might have been the worst of the lot, though.

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  • Barcelona say Neymar suffers ankle sprain

    Brazilian superstar Neymar has suffered an ankle sprain in training, Barcelona announced Friday, adding to the club's injury woes just two days before opening their new La Liga campaign. Neymar complained of pain in his left ankle at the end of Thursday's training session and tests confirmed he…

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  • 10th European Cup in hand, Madrid turns to Liga

    Real Madrid is set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending its quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown…

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  • Atletico struggle to keep up in arms race with Real, Barca

    Just three months after remarkably breaking Barcelona and Real Madrid's grip on the La Liga title, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has denied any repeat of their miracle championship triumph is possible. "We have to try to compete with Sevilla, Valencia and Athletic Bilbao for the Champions…

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  • We see the glass as half full. #BeMoreTea

    Head to our Be More Tea Tumblr and tell us what you would do with an #ExtraSUNday for a chance to win one through 8/31

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  • Spanish strength no worry for Premier League boss Scudamore

    English Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore insisted Wednesday he was not worried by Spanish "super clubs" Barcelona and Real Madrid buying the world's leading players. Scudamore, speaking ahead of the start of the new Premier League season this weekend, was adamant the English top…

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  • Griezmann looking to learn from Atletico teammates

    France international Antoine Griezmann said Thursday he hopes to learn from his new teammates at Atletico Madrid as he was unveiled as the Spanish champion's new signing before thousands of fans. Griezmann, who impressed for France during the World Cup, has moved to Atletico from Real Sociedad on…

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  • Bebe's greatest moments with Manchester United

    Bebe made seven appearances and scored two goals in his first season with Man United before being sent out on loan for each of the last three seasons — his most successful of which came last season when he scored 14 goals in 39 appearances for Pacos de Ferreira in the Portuguese Liga. Now the…

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  • Suarez could make Barca debut in El Clasico

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is currently serving a four-month suspension for biting, is poised to potentially make his club debut against bitter rivals Real Madrid in late October. Suarez, who joined Barca from Premier League side Liverpool earlier this month for £75 million ($128 million,…

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  • Translating the revolutionary features of the new Premier League/Serie A/La Liga ball

    Nike has unveiled the Ordem — the ball that will be used in the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga for the 2014/15 season that sounds like it might also be a time travel device. This isn't just any old ball, though. It has features. And several of them are brand new innovations to the exciting…

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  • Benfica keeper Oblak heads for Atletico Madrid

    Slovenian international goalkeeper Jan Oblak has agreed a six-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Wednesday. Portuguese champions Benfica said in a statement that the Spanish side paid them the amount specified in the release clause of Oblak's contract: 16 million…

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