English Premier League

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Everton

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After one season which yielded so much promise and another which was an unmitigated disaster, the upcoming campaign is a vital one for Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

An appalling pre-season paved the way for a terrible start to 2014-15. The domestic calendar was interspersed with Europa League football at Goodison Park and with regular injuries to key players, the Toffees really struggled to accrue any kind of positive momentum.

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Everton

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After one season which yielded so much promise and another which was an unmitigated disaster, the upcoming campaign is a vital one for Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

An appalling pre-season paved the way for a terrible start to 2014-15. The domestic calendar was interspersed with Europa League football at Goodison Park and with regular injuries to key players, the Toffees really struggled to accrue any kind of positive momentum.

Breaking News – Commitment From The Newcastle Captain

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The big news breaking tonight is that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini wants to finish his career at St James's Park and therefore Newcastle will not be selling the Argentine International this summer, and it looks like he will serve out the last year of his contract on Tyneside. That will mean Coloccini will have playeda [.

Selfies the biggest threat to Arsenal title? Okay Roy…

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I have seen some strange things written and said about Arsenal over the years, especially in the trophy free years when the Gunners seemed to have become like the football equivalent of Cecil the lion; fair game for any idiot with a typewriter or computer keyboard. But I reckon that the accusation laid at the [.

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Chelsea

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Teams that win championships rarely make wholesale changes going into the campaign after and after cantering to the Premier League title last season, there's a very familiar feel to the Chelsea squad biddingto secure back-to-back triumphs.

At the time of writing, aside from the acquisitions of Nathan, Kenedy and Asmir Begovic as back-up goalkeeper, there's been little activity at Stamford Bridge this summer.

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Chelsea

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Teams that win championships rarely make wholesale changes going into the campaign after and after cantering to the Premier League title last season, there's a very familiar feel to the Chelsea squad biddingto secure back-to-back triumphs.

At the time of writing, aside from the acquisitions of Nathan, Kenedy and Asmir Begovic as back-up goalkeeper, there's been little activity at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Mbemba – It Was A Great Day And I Was Really Proud….

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We have made three good signings in the summer so far, but we are still short of a top center-back and if along with Wijnaldum, Mitrovic and Mbemba we had brought in another center-back such as Joel Matip of Schalke as one example that would have been the minimum requirements for this summer. [...]

This Could Be Newcastle’s Back Four For First Few Games

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Southampton are a good side and they have done well in their friendly games drawing 1-1 with Spanish side RCD Espanyol today in their finalfriendly. In the Europa League they are inthe third qualifying round and in the first leg at St. Mary's last Thursday, they beat Vitesse 3-0 and look set to qualify for [.

Lack of respect was reason why Wenger snubbed Mourinho handshake

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Arsene Wenger suggested a lack of respect was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal boss claimed a first victory over the Chelsea manager at the 14th attempt.

Finally Wenger has a victory over Mourinho after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal earned the Gunners a 1-0 win in the season-opening Community Shield at Wembley.

Lack of respect was reason why Wenger snubbed Mourinho handshake

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Arsene Wenger suggested a lack of respect was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal boss claimed a first victory over the Chelsea manager at the 14th attempt.

Finally Wenger has a victory over Mourinho after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal earned the Gunners a 1-0 win in the season-opening Community Shield at Wembley.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea – 10 Tweet Match Summary as Arsenal win Community Shield

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Have Arsenal just cleared the final mental hurdle?

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I have felt that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have been the target of some unfair criticism from the football media in recent years. We have been an easy target for people like Michael Owen and Adrian Durham who have conveniently ignored all the problems, such as a crippling injury list and not being able to [.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea Community Shield match highlights and player ratings

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Arsene Wenger finally secured victory over Jose Mourinho as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal was enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 win against Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

The veteran French coach had not beaten his rival in 13 previous attempts, which the Portuguese suggested should be an ongoing cause for concern.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea Community Shield match highlights and player ratings

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Arsene Wenger finally secured victory over Jose Mourinho as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal was enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 win against Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

The veteran French coach had not beaten his rival in 13 previous attempts, which the Portuguese suggested should be an ongoing cause for concern.

Jose Mourinho claims best team lost and Arsenal parked the bus [VIDEO]

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In his post-match press conference after his Chelsea team were defeated against Arsenal in the 2015 FA Community Shield, manager Jose Mourinho said the best team lost and claimed that Arsenal defended well and parked the bus.

Chelsea lost the match 1-0 after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a goal in the first half for the Gunners.

Jose Mourinho claims best team lost and Arsenal parked the bus [VIDEO]

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In his post-match press conference after his Chelsea team were defeated against Arsenal in the 2015 FA Community Shield, manager Jose Mourinho said the best team lost and claimed that Arsenal defended well and parked the bus.

Chelsea lost the match 1-0 after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a goal in the first half for the Gunners.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea, Community Shield 2015: Report and Twitter reaction

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Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea, Community Shield 2015: Report and Twitter reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have managed to beat Chelsea 1-0 in the 2015 Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Theo Walcott found Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right wing, who then managed to cut in and curled it to beat the Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois in the 24th minute.

Rise Of AFC Bournemouth Shows The Premier League Is Not As Elite As You Might Think

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When AFC Bournemouth kick off their first-ever Premier League fixture against Aston Villa next Saturday, it will be a turning point in English football.

The Cherries will become the 47th team of the 92 in all four professional divisions to play in the Premier League during its 24 seasons in existence – making Premier League football a majority experience for the first time.

Watford FC 2015/16 PUMA Away Kit

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Barclays Premier League returnees Watford Football Club debuted their 2015/16 PUMA away kit during recent [...]

Arsenal v Chelsea review – Ox beauty breaks Mourinho hoodoo

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Well it might not have been pretty or anything like the most fluent and creative Arsenal performance of recent years, but did we really expect anyhting other than a battle against the Chelsea side managed by Jose Mourinho? The main thing is that Arsenal won the game and ended Arsene Wenger;s long run of games [.

adidas Designer Q&A – Manchester United 2015/16 Home Shirt

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Inigo Turner, adidas senior designer, describes the development process and inspiration behind the newly launched [...]

Videos

Christian Benteke Nets Stunner Against Swindon On Liverpool Debut (Video)

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£32million man Christian Benteke marked his debut for Liverpool with a cracking goal against Swindon Town on Sunday. Taking a pass from Philippe Coutinho on his chest, the former Villa man turned and then buried a volley into the top corner of the Robins' net.

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The goal just after the break in the friendly game at the County Ground, in a game which also saw Roberto Firmino start.

Can I get a Woot Woot?

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Sandhausen winger Andrew Wooten bagged a pair of goals on Sunday to aid a 4-3 win over Bobby Wood and Union Berlin. The Bamberg-born attacker rang the bell on 21 and 70 minutes, taking his total to three in two games this term. 1-0 Andrew Wooten Goal door nino-velikov 2-2 Andrew Wooten Goal door nino-velikov - Greg Seltzer

Video: Christian Benteke scores a dramatic debut goal for Liverpool

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Liverpool's £32.5m summer signing, Christian Benteke, made a goalscoring start to his time at the club with a goal on his first appearance. The...

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Video: Wayne Rooney makes his return as an Everton player

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney made a return to action as an Everton player this afternoon. The England skipper came off the bench as a...

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Community Shield: Jose Mourinho Makes Massive Pantomime Of Snubbing Arsene Wenger Hand-Shake (Video)

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The Community Shield came and went this afternoon with Arsenal beating Chelsea 1-0 in the 2015/16 Premier League curtain jerker.

With the ubiquitousMourinho/Wenger friction hanging heavy in the Wembley air once again, it was the Blues manager that provided the pantomimeantagonismby pointedly snubbing a hand-shake with his Arsenal counterpart after the trophy had been lifted.

Unusual Suspect: Gabriel Burn

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Last night, Jaguares midfielder Gabriel Farfan made an extra special occasion of his first Liga MX goal, which also counted as the 81st minute winner in a 2-1 rally win over guests Santos Laguna. - Greg Seltzer

Video: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain blasts Arsenal into the lead over Chelsea

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.@Alex_OxChambo gives @Arsenal the lead at Wembley #AFCvCFC (courtesy of @btsportfootball) http://t.co/v6OyhB1sbF Arsenal FC (@Arsenal)...

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Video: Ex-Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard gets an assist for LA Galaxy

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Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard weighed in with an assist for LA Galaxy against Colorado Rapids last night... but raking 40 yard pass is was...

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Arsenal

Arsenal 1 – 0 Chelsea: 2015 Community Shield Highlights (Video)

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What they said after the game:

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger:

We have suffered physically today and the pitch was not great.But overall it's good because in pre-season we have been solid defensively. Pre-season has gone quite well.We have no big injuries at the moment apart from Jack Wilshere who we lost yesterday.

Community Shield Tactics Review: Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

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Arsenal tactics Arsene Wenger set his side up to dominate possession and work the ball through midfield with four attacking midfielders looking to...

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Arsenal vs Chelsea 2015 Community Shield Highlights Ox Goal Video

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Arsenal vs Chelsea 2015 (Arsenal-Chelsea VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Arsenal vs Chelsea 1-0 (Oxlade-Chamberlain) Wembley Stadium, London- 2 August, 2015- 2/8/15- Sunday Arsenal win the 2015 Community Shield as they beat Chelsea at Wembley 7:33 duration, English commentary, Dailymotion Only Ox goal, Vimeo/Videa Arsenal vs Chelsea 1-0 (Ox goal vs Chelsea 24) Arsenal [.

Photo: Arsenal fan wears Petr Cech headgear for Chelsea game

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What a truly disgusting football club we are. Hope we go bust. pic.twitter.com/rKWxxEDwja Ollie (@AFCOllie) August 2, 2015 Arsenal's...

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Liverpool

Video Benteke goal vs Swindon Friendly 2015 Swindon vs Liverpool 1-2 Highlights

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Swindon vs Liverpool 2015 (Swindon Town-LFC VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Swindon vs Liverpool 1-2 (Obika/Benteke, Ojo) 2 August, 2015- Pre-season friendly- 2/8/15 Christian Benteke scores a cracker for Liverpool against Swindon Town as the Reds emerge narrow 2-1 victors in this pre-season friendly 2:44 duration, Dailymotion Only Benteke goal v Swindon Swindon v [.

Photos: Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke arrive for Liverpool debuts

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PHOTOS: @Roberto_Firmino and @bentekechris20 arrive at @Official_STFC for their #LFC debuts pic.twitter.com/2GOXisfST2 Liverpool FC (@LFC)...

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Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney Lines Out For Everton Again, 13 Years After First Donning The Famous Blue Jersey…

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Wayne Rooney donned the famous blue of Everton once again on Sunday, with the Manchester United star taking part in Duncan Ferguson's testimonial at Goodison Park.

Rooney came on to a standing ovation to play the last 15 minutes of the game against Villarreal, some 15 years after he burst onto the scene for the Toffees.

VIDEO: Rooney comes on at Goodison Park in Everton kit

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Wayne Rooney received a warm welcome from the Goodison Park crowd when he came on for Everton in Duncan Ferguson's testimonial.




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Rumors: O'Neill Out, New Striker In

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Game recap coming sometime in the next 48 hours but two rumors floating around the Dick last night.

First, its all but confirmed that Shane O'Neill was sold this week. multiple tweets from friends of his and other connected sources have reported it. It appears that Cyprus' Apollon Limassol is the most likely destination but Cyprus' APOEL and Denmark have also been part of the rumors.

The Woodlands’ Alec Udell captures first Pirelli World Challenge GT Cup class win

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Alec Udell of The Woodlands scored his first Pirelli World Challenge GT Cup class victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday, then placed second against the same field of drivers Sunday, losing to series point-standings leader Colin Thompson.

Udell, a 19-year-old sophomore at Clemson who drives professionally for the Global Motorsports Group, had held off the pole-sitting Thompson for his breakthrough win, ending a run of second- and third-place finishes in 2015.

Liga MX Dorados vs Querétaro en la Jornada 3 Apertura 2015

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Este sábado 8 de agosto Dorados tiene su segundo partido como local y a partir de las 8 de la noche recibe a Gallos Blancos del Querétaro en el Banorte y el aficionado quería fútbol de Primera División y como dice el refrán, "el que quiera azul celeste que le cueste" y el que quiera disfrutar el fútbol de esta categoría, tendrá que perderle el cariño a una buena cantidad de pesos, claro el esfuerzo dependerá del nivel económico del interesado.

Referee the Talking Point in KC Draw with Houston

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Last night was what you'd expect from KC game, a rough, tight game with a number of fouls, cards, and even a red card. It also had it's fair share of controversy through out the game and especially at the end of the game when a hand ball in the box was not called. Referee Jorge Gonzalez had a less than stellar night overall, but the think he'll most be remembered for will be the missed hand ball in the box by Luis Garrido in second half stoppage time.

Spurs excitement mounts : Fire up the Quatro.

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Audi Cup Line-up. Who let that cockerel in? . The JimmyG2 Column. . America! It's a long way to go for a pre-season friendly. Just ask Cristopher Columbus. Though I dare say we've been a lot further. At least the game against Real Madrid or Spurs Old Boys as they are known on the Musings is closer to home.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 1-3 Red Bulls

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Mike and Eli's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Interviews with Fernando Aristegueita and Andre Blake. Quote sheet.

Dorados Numeritos hasta Jornada 2 Apertura 2015

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Aquí un resumen de los números de los Dorados después de haber concluido la segunda jornada del Apertura 2015 en la Liga MX.

Hasta el momento Dorados lleva 4 puntos, en la primera fecha empató a cero goles con Jaguares en el Banorte y en la segunda ganó 2-1 a Tijuana en partido celebrado en la frontera.

Houston has long heritage of memorable high school football title games

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High school football championship games will return in December, when NRG Stadium will host for the first time the University Interscholastic League's three-day distribution of 10 11-man championships.

It will be the first time the UIL has staged a title game in Houston since 2008, but the city has a 62-year-old heritage of hosting such games.

Player Ratings: #NEvTOR

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It was a complete performance from start to finish by the Revolution, who dominated a lackluster Toronto team in a 3-1 victory on Saturday. The game was practically over at the half when the guests went down to 10 men with the straight red given to Jozy Altidore minutes before halftime with the home side up 2-0.

What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers second match versus San Jose Earthquakes

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With the Portland Timbers trying to sort out their recent road woes, they get a big challenge in a road match with the San Jose Earthquakes. However, in examining everything, sometimes you need to look at all the different possibilities for the answers.

Empoli FC 2015/16 Joma Home, Away and Third Kits

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Empoli Football Club are in the midst of preparations for their second consecutive season in [...]

England U21 Striker Could Be Better Option For Newcastle

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The Express is reporting today that Newcastle may have turned away from QPR striker Charlie Austin because of their inability to reach a fee with QPR, and could now go after 21 year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino. It's what the Express is calling an exclusive, but whether the report is accurate is another matter.

Photos: Man Utd skipper Wayne Rooney in Everton kit

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I woke up at 6am for the @everton Duncan Ferguson testimonial. Wayne Rooney back in Everton blue is jarring. pic.twitter.com/vTTOjSBLkr ...

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