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Arsene Wenger (File | AP)
Pioneer for the globalised game, Arsene Wenger exit marks end of an era

Arsene Wenger's legacy after 22 years as Arsenal manager will largely be judged by how he leaves the Gunners on and off the pitch.

13 hours ago

Tottenham's Harry Kane shoots the ball past Manchester United's Phil Jones, left, during the English FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley stadium. | AP
FA apologise over Tottenham's Harry Kane tweet that back-fired

The 24-year-old failed to fire in Saturday's 2-1 loss to United which was largely down to a fine performance by central defender Chris Smalling in keeping Kane quiet.

13 hours ago

In this July 24, 2017 file photo Cologne's Jonas Hector poses at the presentation of Bundesliga soccer club 1. FC Cologne for the new season at the stadium in Cologne, Germany. | AP
Germany defender Jonas Hector set to go down with Cologne

Hector is set to start for Germany at the World Cup finals in Russia even though his club is on the brink of relegation at the bottom of the Bundesliga.

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Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini | AP
Giorgio Chiellini injury blow for Juventus title quest

Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend's clash against Inter Milan.

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Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny, center, receives treatments for an injury during the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium, London, Sunday April 22, 2018. | AP
Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny suffers ankle ligament injury

Elneny was carried off in the first half of Arsenal's 4-1 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday having fallen awkwardly after a challenge with Mark Noble.

14 hours ago

Roma players celebrate after their teammate Patrick Schick scored their side's third goal during a Serie A soccer match between Spal and AS Roma, at Paolo Mazza Stadium in Ferrara, Italy, Saturday, April 21, 2018. | AP
Roma signs shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways

Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal.

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Atletico's Diego Costa, left, warms up with his teammate Atletico's Juanfran prior to the start of he Europa League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Sporting CP and Atletico Madrid at the Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Thursday, April 12, 2018. | AP
Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran likely to miss Arsenal showdown in Europa semis

The right-back suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's goalless draw against Real Betis in La Liga.

14 hours ago

Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp | AP
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles.

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Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson makes a save during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, April 14, 2018. | AP
Ederson urges Manchester City to finish Premier League with record-breaking flourish

Pep Guardiola's side routed Swansea City 5-0 on Sunday in their first match since being crowned champions.

14 hours ago

A member of staff holds an AV1 telepresence robot, allowing teenage fan Jack McLinden to be a 'virtual matchday mascot' ahead of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on April 23, 2018. | AFP
Robot helps seriously ill Everton fan make history as world's first matchday mascot

Jack McLinden, a 14-year-old who suffers from multiple health conditions and is wheelchair bound, was able to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime mascot experience through telepresence robot, AV1.

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Everton's Theo Walcott, left, and Newcastle United's Paul Dummett battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Monday, April 23, 2018. | AP
Theo Walcott downs Newcastle to boost under-fire manager Sam Allardyce

Allardyce has been under fire for Everton's dour style of play since he was hired in November and fans called for his dismissal.

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AC Milan's Lucas Biglia, right, challenges for the ball with Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Napoli at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, April 15, 2018. | AP
AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia's World Cup in doubt after back injury

The 32-year-old was forced off the pitch after 72 minutes in Milan's shock defeat to 10-man Benevento.

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Bayern fans light flares during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018. | AP
Reunions aplenty as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid clash in Champions League semis

These star-studded teams are hardly strangers to the latter stages of Europe's premier tournament.

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Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes | AP
Record-breaking Jupp Heynckes chasing another treble for Bayern Munich

Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, shoots the ball next to Athletic Bilbao's Unai Nunez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. | AP
Unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo the sole survivor of Real Madrid's 'BBC'

Ronaldo has dragged Real into the Champions League semi-finals with, even by his standards, an astonishing goal glut that includes 22 in 12 games.

15 hours ago

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (File photo | AP)
Salah to hang around to make history at Liverpool: Jordan Henderson

An incredible return of 41 goals in 46 appearances saw Salah crowned the Premier League Players' Player of the Year on Sunday.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah | AP
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah wins PFA Player of the Year award

The Liverpool and Egypt sharpshooter got his 31st English Premier League goal in a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion before his goal-littered season was rewarded with the award. 

23 Apr 2018

Barcelona's Lionel Messi blows a kiss after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of sixteen second leg soccer match against Chelsea. | AP
25,000 euros a minute Barcelona's Lionel Messi zooms past Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo as top earner

The Barcelona attacker is a long way ahead in the figures for the current season, pulling in 126 million euros in salary, bonuses and commercial revenue.

23 Apr 2018

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns against Japan's Kei Nishikori during the men's singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Sunday April 22, 2018. | AP
Irrepressible Rafael Nadal looking to build on 11th Monte Carlo triumph

The world number one showed no signs of rustiness in Monaco as he raced through his first ATP tournament since January without coming close to dropping a set.

23 Apr 2018

Inter's Ivan Perisic, right, celebrates with his teammate Yann Karamoh after he scored during a Serie A soccer match between Chievo and Inter Milan at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Sunday, April 22, 2018. | AP
Lazio, Inter Milan keep Champions League push alive, Benevento relegated

Lazio and Inter Milan kept their push for Champions League football alive on Sunday with champions Juventus and Napoli set to meet in a top of the table clash in Turin.

23 Apr 2018

Arsenal's Nacho Monreal, left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mates during the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday April 22, 2018.  | AP
Arsenal defy subdued Arsene Wenger send off to hammer West Ham

Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go by supporters prior to making his decision public on Friday.

23 Apr 2018

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