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Conte insists Luiz must play against Atletico despite broken wrist

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is pinning his hopes on David Luiz playing against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League next week even though the defender has a broken wrist.

Mourinho similar to ‘no-nonsense’ Clough – Burton boss

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough says there are similarities between his father Brian and Jose Mourinho as he prepares for a daunting trip on Wednesday to face Manchester United in the League Cup.

Mourinho ‘unrealistic’ in suggesting top-four finish for Everton – Koeman

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho's claim that the Goodison Park club are aiming for "at least" the top four this season is unrealistic.

Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over

Harry Redknapp believes his sacking as manager of second-tier Birmingham City will finally bring the curtain down on his long career.

Tunisia defeat D’Tigers in AfroBasket final

D’Tigers of Nigeria have relinquished their position as Africa’s best having lost 65-77 points to Tunisia in the final of the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket that came to a close in Rades, Tunisia on Saturday night.

Birmingham part company with boss Redknapp

Birmingham City have parted company with manager Harry Redknapp after suffering six straight defeats in all competitions.

Conte delivers Kante warning to rivals

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte warned the rest of the Premier League that double player of the year N’Golo Kante is only going to get better.

Relief for Benitez as Newcastle crush West Ham 3-0

Newcastle United put a smile back on Rafael Benitez’s face as new signing Joselu inspired their first win of the season in a 3-0 success against West Ham United on Saturday.

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce wants to sign Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has admitted his interest in Jack Wilshere, but says he doubts the Championship club can sign the Arsenal midfielder.

Hull confirm signing of Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral

Hull have signed Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral on a three-year contract.

Newcastle must sell ‘Championship’ players – Benitez

Rafa Benitez admits Newcastle have too many Championship-level players and the club must get rid of them.

Usain Bolt offered football trial by English side Burton

The legendary sprinter Usain Bolt would be welcome to come on trial at English Championship side, Burton.

John Terry frustrated as Hull hold Villa

John Terry endured a frustrating Aston Villa debut as the former Chelsea star’s new side were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull on the opening weekend of the Championship season.

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Kenyan police break up opposition protests

Kenyan police used tear gas and batons on Tuesday to disperse protesters in the capital Nairobi calling for election officials to be prosecuted and sacked before a re-run of a contested presidential vote.

Villas-Boas fined $14,000 for Champions League blast

Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas escaped a touchline ban and was instead fined $14,000 on Tuesday over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said.

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