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Del Bosque: Casillas has my full support

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says that Iker Casillas has his full support, despite being benched at Real Madrid. The 31-year-old goalkeeper suffered a hand injury in January, forcing the signing of Diego Lopez, who has since sealed his place the Blancos first team. The former Bernabeu boss believes Casillas is a special case but says he will not be tempted to field another goalkeeper in the upcoming Confe ...

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Marshal takes shot at Woods

Tiger accused of 'lacking character' after Sawgrass feud TIGER WOODS has been accused of "lacking character" as his war of words with Sergio Garcia at the Players Championship shows no signs of abating. Paired together at Sawgrass in a third round played over two days due to bad weather, it took less than two holes for tensions to come to the surface, with Garcia feeling he was put off on his approach to th ...

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Galatasaray: Didier Drogba questions racists who abused him

Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has hit back at the racists who abused him in Sunday's heated Istanbul derby at rivals Fenerbahce. Drogba, 35, and his Ivorian team-mate Emmanuel Eboue were subjected to monkey chants during the game. "You called me monkey and forgot you jumped my brother [who] scored twice," he wrote on his club's Facebook page. Drogba was referring to Cameroon striker Pierre Webo, who sco ...

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Man Utd Transfers: Sir Alex Ferguson’s 5 Best And Worst Signings

After twenty-six long years jam-packed with incredible success, the inevitable took place on Wednesday the 8th of March, 2013; this day will go down in history, as the day the legend that is Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from management. Sir Alex has managed to make this Manchester United team into a threatening force in European football; and are widely recognised as one of the greatest teams ...

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Afghanistan U-19 Cricket team wins Asia Elite Cup

The Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket Team defeated United Arab Emirates during the final match of Asia Elite Cup in Malaysia and qualified for Under-19 World Cup. Around ten nations had participated in Under-19 championship which started earlier this month in Malaysia and the championship ended with the victory of Afghanistan. United Arab Emirates (UAE) elected to bat first after winning the toss and scored 59 ...

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Rahim aims to end on high

Mushfiqur Rahim leads Bangladesh into his final series as captain in two Twenty20 internationals against minnows Zimbabwe, the first of which begins tomorrow in Bulawayo. Earlier this week Mushfiqur announced his intention to stand down as skipper following his side's one-day international series defeat to the same opponents. The 24-year-old blamed poor form with the bat as the reason for his decision, afte ...

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Iniesta urges calm over Barcelona transfers

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has dismissed suggestions that a squad overhaul is required at the end of the season. Tito Vilanova's men have all but secured the Liga title having carved out an 11-point lead at the top, but were humbled by Bayern Munich in the sides' UEFA Champions League semi-final, suffering a 7-0 aggregate defeat. That result led to calls for an influx of new players when the transf ...

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Fergie happy if Mourinho returns

Alex Ferguson has welcomed a possible Premier League return for former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. The Manchester United manager enjoyed a fierce but respectful rivalry when Mourinho managed the Stamford Bridge outfit. They have also pitted their wits against each other in the Champions League, while there has even been talk that the Portuguese could take over at Old Trafford when the Scot finally retires. ...

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey happy in centre

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is glad to have won over the Arsenal boo-boys as he looks to help drive the Gunners into the Champions League again next season. The Wales international, 22, has impressed in recent weeks as he thrives in his preferred central role at the heartbeat of Arsene Wenger's side, with England's Jack Wilshere coming back from an ankle injury. It is a welcome run of consistency for Ramsey, wh ...

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Ronaldo passed fit for second leg

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been passed fit for today's Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Borussia Dortmund, coach Jose Mourinho has said. The Portugal international, top scorer in the competition this season with 12 goals, returned to training with his team-mates on Monday after sitting out Saturday's 2-1 La Liga victory over Atletico Madrid. He had damaged a thigh muscle as R ...

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Ballantines Championship

After getting the "monkey off his back" with a victory in India, Australia's Wade Ormsby is in contention for a second win in succession at the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea. Ormsby claimed his maiden title in 13 years as a professional at the Asian Tour's Panasonic Open in Delhi earlier this month, a week before his good friend Adam Scott triumphed in the Masters. And on returning to action at t ...

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Lahm wants more of the same

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has told his players they must replicate their hugely impressive UEFA Champions League performance against Barcelona at the Nou Camp next week. The Bavarian side ran out a 4-0 winner at the Allianz Arena in its semi-final, first-leg clash thanks to a Thomas Muller brace plus goals from Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben. Bayern has already wrapped up the Bundesliga title and aft ...

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Park and Lewis to resume rivalry

Stacy Lewis and Inbee Park are set to resume their battle for the world number one ranking at this week's North Texas LPGA Shootout. Lewis ended Yani Tseng's 109-week reign at the top last month after consecutive wins at the HSBC Women's Champions and the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, but held on to the position for only a few weeks before Park took over thanks to a victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championsh ...

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‘We won’t change our style for Real Madrid’ – Klopp

The 45-year-old coach has told his Borussia Dortmund team to play their normal game ahead of their Champions League semi-final meeting with the reigning Liga champions Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says his side will try to enforce their own style on Real Madrid in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. BVB defeated Jose Mourinho's men 2-1 in the group stage, before drawing ...

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Man Utd’s Rio Ferdinand: I’ll Struggle to Emulate Ryan Giggs

Rio Ferdinand says he will struggle to emulate Ryan Giggs and extend his Manchester United career into his late 30s. The 34-year-old has impressed in United's back four this season, starting the club's biggest games in the English top flight and Champions League. Ferdinand, who is nursing a persistent back problem, is set to be out of contract in the summer, although Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to tie down th ...

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Hernandez Hopes for More Starts

Javier Hernandez has vowed to do everything possible to assist Manchester United's title quest even if he wishes he could get a few more starts. The Mexican made his 30th appearance of the season during Monday's derby defeat to City at Old Trafford, yet of those, only 19 have been starts. In the Premier League, Hernandez has begun only six games, making his eight-goal scoring return even more impressive. Li ...

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Barcelona-Bayern, Real Madrid-Dortmund in Champions League Semis

There are to be two Germany-Spain clashes in the semi finals of this year's Champions League. Bayern Munich will take on Barcelona, while Borussia Dortmund will play Real Madrid. It sets up the prospect of, on one hand, an all-Spanish or all-German final and, on the other hand, a clash between one Spanish and one German titan. 1997 winners Dortmund are the only club of the final four who remain unbeaten in ...

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Manchester City Urged to Beat Rivals to Star Names this Summer

Roberto Mancini this week lamented Manchester City's inability to land their top transfer targets last summer, with the Premier League leadings missing out on Robin van Persie and Eden Hazard, and the Italian has been urged not to allow the same thing to happen again. Manchester City were very much in the running to sign both Van Persie and Hazard, but failed to land either of the pair as the former joined ...

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Fernando Torres: I’ll Stay at Chelsea and Prove Critics Wrong

Fernando Torres has vowed to stay at Chelsea and recapture the form that earned him a £50m price tag. The Spaniard has struggled since his big-money move from Liverpool in January 2011, with former team-mate Didier Drogba and now Demba Ba the oft-preferred striker. A brace in Chelsea's 3-1 Europa League win over Rubin Kazan in midweek hinted at the player of old and Torres admitted he is desperate to redisc ...

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Steve Bould Finds Key to Arsenal Success

The Gunners defensive home record has been a cause for concern throughout the campaign, with the North London side conceding a whopping 20 goals at the Emirates in the Premier League. Although their overall total number of goals conceded is just one less than table-toppers Manchester United (32). To Arsenal’s credit their defensive record has started to improve having conceded just the one goal since their ...

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