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Sharapova to know French Open wildcard fate on May 16

(REUTERS): Maria Sharapova will know on May 16 if she will be granted a wild card invitation for the French Open, the organisers of the May 28-June 11 grand slam tournament said on Wednesday. "We will make our decision public on Facebook on May 16 at 1900 (local time, 1700GMT)," French federation..

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Bale set to miss semi-final with Atletico with calf injury Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

(REUTERS): Gareth Bale's run of injury misery continued on Tuesday as Real Madrid said their record signing had picked up a calf injury that rules him out for up to four league games and their Champions League semi-final tie with Atletico Madrid. Bale was forced off injured in the 35th minute of..

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Arsenal keep Champions League hopes alive with Boro win Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

(REUTERS): Arsenal kept alive their slim hopes of securing a Champions League spot next season with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Middlesbrough on Monday that left the hosts in deep danger of relegation. A superb Alexis Sanchez free kick put the Gunners ahead three minutes before the break but..

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Firmino on target as Liverpool climb to third Monday, April 17th, 2017

LONDON, (REUTERS): Liverpool reclaimed third spot in the Premier League after Roberto Firmino’s header sealed a hard-fought 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. West Brom created the best chances in a largely uneventful first half before Firmino nodded home Lucas’ flick on to..

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Son levels South Korean scoring record as Spurs beat Bournemouth Sunday, April 16th, 2017

LONDON, (AP): Son Heung-min matched a 31-year South Korean scoring record as Tottenham beat Bournemouth 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Son netted Tottenham’s second goal at White Hart Lane to take his season tally to 19. That leveled the record total for a South Korean player in a single..

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Neymar will be seeking redemption in Champions League Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

BARCELONA, (AP): One month after leading the most improbable of comebacks, Neymar earned himself the scorn of Barcelona’s fans with a pair of senseless bookings. He’ll get a chance to redeem himself on Tuesday when his team faces Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League..

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Bayern’s Neuer, Mueller to miss Dortmund game, ready for Real Saturday, April 8th, 2017

(REUTERS): Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and Thomas Mueller have not managed to recover from injury in time for Saturday's Bundesliga clash against Borussia Dortmund, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. But Germany goalkeeper Neuer, who has had foot surgery, and attacking midfielder Mueller, will..

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Confident Conte says Chelsea still on track for title Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

LONDON, (REUTERS): Chelsea are still in a “really good position” to win the Premier League title despite Saturday’s shock 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace, manager Antonio Conte said on Tuesday. Chelsea saw their lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur cut to seven points after the loss,..

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FIFA reveals proposed slots for 48-team 2026 World Cup Friday, March 31st, 2017

ZURICH, (REUTERS): FIFA announced its proposed slot allocation for the expanded 48-team World Cup on Thursday, including an automatic place for Oceania, 16 places for Europe – up from 13 – and a six-team inter-zonal playoff tournament for two more spots. The proposals will be submitted to the..

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Ibrahimovic happy at United as contract talks continue Thursday, March 30th, 2017

LONDON, (REUTERS): Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is relishing his time at the Premier League club and is in talks to extend his contract, saying he “never leaves a job unfinished”. In November, manager Jose Mourinho said United planned to extend his initial one-season deal by..

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Rosicky out for rest of season after another Achilles op Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

PRAGUE, (AP): Former Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky had an operation on an Achilles tendon on Monday and won’t play for the rest of the season. After 10 years at Arsenal, the 36-year-old Rosicky signed a two-year contract with Sparta Prague in August, but played for his home club for only..

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Australia bowled out for 300 after Kuldeep Yadav takes 4-68 Sunday, March 26th, 2017

DHARAMSALA, (AP): Newcomer Kuldeep Yadav took 4-68 Saturday as Australia wasted a strong start to its first innings and was bowled out for 300 on day one of the fourth test against India. Steve Smith (111) held the innings together at the HPCA Stadium with his 20th test hundred. Openers Lokesh..

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Sanchez and Ozil contract talks are on hold, says Wenger Friday, March 24th, 2017

LONDON, (REUTERS): Contract negotiations with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are on hold until the end of the season, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday. Speaking to beIN Sports, Wenger had no news about his own future at the club other than saying he would remain committed and..

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Neuer withdraws from Germany squad with calf injury Monday, March 20th, 2017

BERLIN, (REUTERS): Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has pulled out of Germany’s national soccer squad for their upcoming friendly against England and World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan because of a calf injury. Uncapped Paris St Germain keeper Kevin Trapp has been called up to replace Neuer, who will..

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Pedro returns to Spain squad for games against Israel and France Saturday, March 18th, 2017

(REUTERS): Chelsea forward Pedro received a recall to the Spain squad on Friday for the World Cup qualifier against Israel and the international friendly against France after nearly nine months out of the national team. AC Milan winger Gerard Deulofeu meanwhile returns to the squad for the first..

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Monaco fear no one after eliminating Manchester City Friday, March 17th, 2017

PARIS, (REUTERS): When Michael Owen tweeted that Monaco were a “good draw” for Manchester City, the remark raised a few eyebrows in France, and one of the most exciting Ligue 1 teams in years will fear no one when the Champions League quarter-finals draw is made on Friday. Relying on a bunch..

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