Football

Gareth Bale back in training to boost Real Madrid

Wales winger Gareth Bale returned to training on Friday offering misfiring Real Madrid a timely boost.

Roman Abramovich visit to Cobham ‘normal’ – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has confirmed that he was visited by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich last Sunday, but described the meeting as "normal".

Antonio Conte asks for Jose Mourinho respect when Manchester United visit Chelsea

Antonio Conte insists his relationship with Jose Mourinho stops at mutual respect ahead of Chelsea's clash with Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp accepts Liverpool risk losing Emre Can on free transfer

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool must accept the risk of Emre Can signing a pre-contract agreement with another club in January as "part of football".

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino demands focus after Real Madrid heroics

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has demanded his side retain their focus to the Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Sunday after the Champions League heroics against Real Madrid in midweek.

Jupp Heynckes talks up Emre Can talent amid Bayern Munich link

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has praised Emre Can as a "dynamic and powerful" player, amid reports that the Germany international is stalling over signing a new contract at Liverpool.

La Liga set Real Madrid-Barcelona Clasico date for December 23

The first La Liga Clasico of 2017-18 has been set for Saturday Dec. 23 at the Santiago Bernabeu, two days after contentious elections in Catalonia.

Leicester boss Claude Puel hints he is open to Hatem Ben Arfa reunion

New Leicester manager Claude Puel has suggested that he could be interested in rescuing Hatem Ben Arfa from Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window.

Cristiano Ronaldo left out of latest Portugal squad

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Portugal squad for the friendly matches with Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Marseille open probe after Patrice Evra sending-off

Marseille said Friday they had opened an inquiry after defender Patrice Evra was sent off for launching a karate-style kick at a fan ahead of the Europa League match against Vitoria Guimaraes.

Obafemi Martins donates hospital equipment, mobility aids to Lagos govt

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC striker, Obafemi Martins, on Thursday donated hospital equipment and mobility aids worth millions of Naira to the Lagos State Government.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez won’t be distracted at Manchester City – Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is sure there will be no distractions for Alexis Sanchez as he prepares to face his transfer-window suitors Manchester City this weekend.

Spanish tax fraud case “closed” – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says a Spanish tax fraud case against him is "closed" after he appeared in court on Friday.

Arsene Wenger doubts Manchester City can match Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’

Arsene Wenger has doubts over Manchester City's chances of emulating Arsenal's 'Invincibles' side and going unbeaten throughout an entire Premier League season.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr monitoring Vincent Enyeama’s progress

Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr will not rush goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama back into the national team set up.

Arsenal through, Everton out, Patrice Evra in karate kick red card

Arsenal reached the Europa League last 32 Thursday as Everton crashed out and Patrice Evra was red-carded for a karate kick at one of his own Marseille fans -- before the match had even started.

Evra gets initial one-match ban for kicking fan before game

Patrice Evra has been given an initial one-match ban and the Marseille defender will face a UEFA hearing after his altercation with a fan before Thursday's Europa League match with Vitoria Guimaraes.

Smalling doesn’t pass muster for Southgate’s England

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling's international future is in doubt after England manager Gareth Southgate said he had been overlooked for the latest squad due to concerns about his passing.

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