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Premier League’s Festive Slog: Adored by Fans, Endured by Players
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Premier League’s Festive Slog: Adored by Fans, Endured by Players

As a player, Graeme Le Saux would flick straight to December when he received the Premier League schedule for the coming season. His teammates tended to be more concerned with which rival they would face on the campaign’s opening day, or working out when the season’s big derby matches were, […]

Mona Nemmer, Liverpool’s new head of nutrition, discussing a menu with the chef Leigh Lawson at Liverpool’s training base. Credit Rob Stothard for The New York Times
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New Head of Nutrition Gives Liverpool a Taste of Premier League Success

LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp did not introduce his Liverpool players to the woman who would subtly change their lives right away. When she joined the team, at the club’s preseason camp in Palo Alto, Calif., last summer, Klopp waited a couple of days, eager to see if her actions […]

#SaveSyriasChildren like 5 yr old Ayman* who loves playing football like Cristiano Junior. http://bit.ly/1nhusVN
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Cristiano Ronaldo makes donation, tells Syrian children: ‘Don’t lose your hope’

Cristiano Ronaldo is using his voice and platform as an international soccer superstar to help the children of war-ravaged Syria. On Friday morning, the Real Madrid forward and Portugal national team captain released a video on his social-media accounts calling the children affected by the Syrian conflict “the true heroes” and […]

Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona
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Lionel Messi will end his career at Barcelona, says club president

Barcelona will have to do without Lionel Messi for their final game of 2016 but club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident the Argentine’s short-term absence will not end up becoming a permanent one. There has been speculation that Messi – who has been rested for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey […]

Alexis Sanchez (left) and Mesut Ozil are both yet to commit their futures to Arsenal
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Arsene Wenger adamant contract uncertainty will not destabilise Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says he will decide his Arsenal future at the end of the season, insisting his stance would not dent the club’s long-term plans. While Wenger delays talks on a new deal to remain as Arsenal manager, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are yet to commit their own futures […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 16 goals for Manchester United this season
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Jose Mourinho says Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not finish career in America or China

Jose Mourinho insists in-form Zlatan Ibrahimovic will see out his career with Manchester United rather than embark on a swansong in America or China. The 35-year-old Swede is United’s top scorer having netted 16 times in 25 games, including 10 in his past nine, and Mourinho has said he intends […]

With promise unfulfilled Ghana's ladies national football team go on demonstration
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We are determined to collect our $25,000 – Samira Suleman

Black Queens midfielder Samira Suleman has said they are bent on collecting their $25,000 bonuses owed dated from the Olympic qualifier, All Africa Games and the recent 2016 Women’s African Cup of Nations tournament held in Cameroon. The playing body yesterday embarked on a demonstration which started at the premises […]

Acheampong could be on his way to Anfield (Photo: Simon Hofmann)
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FRANKLY SPEAKING Liverpool transfer news: Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp chasing Anderlecht’s Frank Acheampong

The Ghana man has been in fine form for the Belgian club this season, and can operate as a winger or left-back FRANK ACHEAMPONG could be on his way to Liverpool. The Ghana winger has shone for his club Anderlecht this season. And Kop boss Jurgen Klopp has had him […]

Jose Mourinho of Manchester United and Antonio Conte of Chelsea
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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd cannot catch negative Chelsea in title race

Jose Mourinho believes it will be hard for Manchester United to make up ground on Chelsea in the title race because his former club adopt an overtly defensive approach he refuses to employ at Old Trafford. Antonio Conte’s side are six points clear at the top of the Premier League […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Ballon d’Or as Player of the Year
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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Ballon d’Or as Player of the Year

After giving a European Championship title to Portugal and another Champions League trophy to Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo ends the year with something just for himself — his fourth world player of the year award. Ronaldo on Monday won his third Ballon d’Or award, which this year is being handed […]