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  • Lyon reclaim top spot in France

    Lyon reclaimed top spot in Ligue 1 on Saturday with a convincing 2-0 victory over strugglers Evian to put the pressure back on title rivals Paris Saint-Germain. A superb free-kick from Clement Grenier after just 20 minutes and an Alexandre Lacazette penalty seven minutes from the break gave Lyon…

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  • David Beckham's 40th birthday generates tons of buzz like you'd expect

    The former Manchester United, Real Madrid, L.A. Galaxy, AC Milan and PSG star got many well wishes on social media for turning the Big Four Oh.

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  • Gignac the centurion inspires Marseille

    Andre-Pierre Gignac's double fired Marseille to a 2-0 win over relegation-bound Metz on Friday to boost the south coast giants' prospects of competing in next season's Champions League. Gignac, out of contract at the end of the season, celebrated his 100th goal in the French top flight as the…

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  • Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40

    David Beckham turns 40 on Saturday and while memories of his playing days with England, Manchester United and Real Madrid fade, he remains a captivating figure of worldwide interest. Since retiring, England's former captain continues to prosper off the football field, where his multi-faceted life…

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  • No margin for error for PSG, Lyon as Ligue 1 title battle heats up

    Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon continue their game of cat and mouse at the top of Ligue 1 this weekend as they face Nantes and Evian respectively. PSG opened up a three-point lead over Lyon at the top of the table on Tuesday with a 3-1 win in their game in hand against Metz, putting the defending…

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  • Sepp Blatter and his world of corruption detailed in new Bloomberg exposé

    The investigation revealed new dirty details about Blatter's FIFA. But don't expect anything to change.

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  • The far-reaching effects of FIFA's ban on third-party ownership

    Portions of player rights were sold off as a way to monetize expected earnings like futures on the stock market. Not anymore.

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  • Free-scoring PSG poised to hold off Lyon in title race

    They have spent most of the season playing catch-up, but the Ligue 1 title is Paris Saint-Germain's to lose after their 3-1 defeat of Metz on Tuesday moved them three points clear of Lyon at the top. There was always a feeling that PSG's expensively-assembled squad would pull through in the end…

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  • PSG make Aurier loan move permanent

    Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday confirmed that Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier's loan from Ligue 1 rivals Toulouse has been made into a permanent deal. "Paris Saint-Germain is happy to announce it has triggered the option to buy clause for Serge Aurier. The Ivory Coast international has signed…

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  • PSG go top thanks to Pastore artistry

    A standout performance by Argentinian Javier Pastore inspired Paris Saint Germain to a 3-1 win over relegation-threatened Metz on Tuesday and saw the winners open a three point lead at the top of Ligue 1. Pastore, one of three players pin-pointed as not going anywhere in the close season by club…

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  • Sjogran to call it a day after World Cup

    Therese Sjogran, Sweden's most-capped woman footballer, will bring down the curtain on her career after this year's World Cup in Canada, she announced on Tuesday. Midfielder Sjogran, 38, has played 209 times for her country and will retire after the tournament in June and July, to become sporting…

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  • Man Utd, Barcelona in San Francisco showdown

    New York (AFP) - European heavyweights Manchester United and Barcelona will face off in a glamour friendly in San Francisco on July 25, organisers of the International Champions Cup announced on Tuesday.

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  • Barcelona, Man United, Chelsea to play exhibitions in US

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Barcelona will play Manchester United in an exhibition game at Santa Clara, California, on July 25 and will meet Chelsea three days later at Landover, Maryland.

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  • Metz visit offers PSG chance to go clear at top

    Paris Saint-Germain can open up a three-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table with a victory at home to relegation-threatened Metz in a rescheduled fixture at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday. The capital club are level on points with leaders Lyon having played one game fewer and trail only on…

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  • Bayern wins Bundesliga; Chelsea close to EPL title

    Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title for the 25th time with four games to spare Sunday, while Chelsea took a step closer to winning the Premier league after nullifying Arsenal's threat in a gritty 0-0 draw. In Italy, Juventus must wait a little longer before celebrating another Serie A…

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  • Rampant Lyon back on top

    Lyon refuse to let Paris Saint-Germain run away with the Ligue 1 title after a 4-2 win at Reims on Sunday put them back on top of the table. Corentin Tolisso, leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette and Clinton Njie all scored in the first 20 minutes for OL, with Mickael Tacalfred scoring a late…

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  • Guardiola's first step towards Bayern treble

    Pep Guardiola has taken the first step towards winning the treble with Bayern Munich after he collected his fifth title with the Bavarians on Sunday and his 19th as a coach. Bayern are German league champions for the 25th time and, with four games left, captured a third-straight Bundesliga title…

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