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    Barca end Sociedad hoodoo

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:05pm on January 20, 2017

    Barcelona ended a decade-long drought without winning away to Real Sociedad on Thursday as Neymar’s first-half penalty handed the Spanish champions a 1-0 Copa del...

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    Smith century makes Pakistan pay

    Agence France-Presse . Perth | Updated at 11:01pm on January 19, 2017

    Australia capitalised on Pakistan’s errors to win the one-day international in Perth on Thursday by seven wickets, with skipper Steven Smith scoring a century...

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    Money man Tevez touches down in Shanghai

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:59pm on January 19, 2017

    Argentine striker Carlos Tevez arrived Thursday to a rousing welcome from hundreds of fans in Shanghai, where he will join local side Shenhua in a...

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    Celta shock Real in Cup

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:57pm on January 19, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted he was surprised by his side’s slow start as they slumped to a second defeat in four days, 2-1...

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    Xabi Alonso to retire in June

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:04pm on January 18, 2017

    Spanish World Cup winner and double European champion Xabi Alonso is set to retire at the end of the season when his Bayern Munich contract...

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    Van Gaal dismisses retirement talks

    Reuters . Amsterdam | Updated at 11:02pm on January 18, 2017

    Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed a report in Dutch media that he has retired from coaching and said he...

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    China set to bid for Costa, Cavani

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:02am on January 18, 2017

    China’s clampdown on big spending football clubs has scuppered a bid by Tianjin to buy Diego Costa and a host of other Europe-based stars, its...

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    Maradona set for Napoli role, if tax millions settled

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2017

    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says a global ambassador’s role will be offered to Diego Maradona -- if the former club legend settles his score...

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    Van Gaal ends coaching career

    Reuters . Amsterdam | Updated at 11:59pm on January 17, 2017

    Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has ended his coaching career following a family tragedy, Dutch media reported on Tuesday...

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    Outside pressure child’s play for Ibra

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:58pm on January 17, 2017

    Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahmovic says the pressure on him that comes from outside is like a kindergarten compared to the pressure he places on himself...