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Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

Stick with England, Southgate urges Zaha

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London (AFP) England manager Gareth Southgate hopes to persuade Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha not to switch allegiance to the Ivory Coast, he revealed this week.

Zaha, capped twice by England, has asked world governing body FIFA to allow him to play for the Ivory Coast, which is the country of his birth.

Monaco top, PSG stunned, keeper hit by firecrackers

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Paris (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

However, the day's action in France was scarred when the game between Metz and Lyon was abandoned after Portuguese goalkeeperAnthony Lopes was hit by a firecracker, prompting fears that the Lyon star may have lost his hearing.

Monaco top, PSG stunned, keeper hit by firecrackers

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Paris (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

However, the day's action in France was scarred when the game between Metz and Lyon was abandoned after Portuguese goalkeeperAnthony Lopes was hit by a firecracker, prompting fears that the Lyon star may have lost his hearing.

Metz-Lyon abandoned after keeper hit by firecrackers

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Metz (France) (AFP) Saturday's Ligue 1 match between Metz and Lyon was abandoned with only 30 minutes played after home supporters threw firecrackers at visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

Metz had taken the lead through Gauthier Hein just before play was interrupted at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, with the match officially called off after a 45-minute delay.

Metz-Lyon abandoned after keeper hit by firecrackers

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Metz (France) (AFP) Saturday's Ligue 1 match between Metz and Lyon was abandoned with only 30 minutes played after home supporters threw firecrackers at visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

Metz had taken the lead through Gauthier Hein just before play was interrupted at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, with the match officially called off after a 45-minute delay.

Sanchez treble fires swaggering Arsenal

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London (AFP) Alexis Sanchez fired a 14-minute hat-trick as Arsenal rose to second in the Premier League with an irrepressible 5-1 victory at West Ham on Saturday.

Chile forward Sanchez was the star of the show in east London as Arsenal moved above Liverpool and Manchester City with a triumph that was every bit as emphatic as the scoreline suggests.

Sanchez treble fires swaggering Arsenal

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London (AFP) Alexis Sanchez fired a 14-minute hat-trick as Arsenal rose to second in the Premier League with an irrepressible 5-1 victory at West Ham on Saturday.

Chile forward Sanchez was the star of the show in east London as Arsenal moved above Liverpool and Manchester City with a triumph that was every bit as emphatic as the scoreline suggests.

Football: Chelsea rock title rivals City, rampant Arsenal up to second

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London (AFP) Chelsea cemented their position on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at title rivals Manchester City, while Alexis Sanchez's hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of West Ham took Arsenal into second place on Saturday.

Gary Cahill's own goal from a Jesus Navas cross gifted City the lead on the stroke of half-time, but Diego Costa equalised with a clinical finish in the 60th minute.

RB Leipzig knock Bayern off top, extend record

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig again knocked Bayern Munich from top spot in the Bundesliga table on Saturday as their 2-1 win at home to Schalke 04 left them three points clear.

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern had regained the lead with a 3-1 win at Mainz on Friday night, but Leipzig replaced them less than 24 hours later.

Chelsea rock title rivals City, rampant Arsenal up to second

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London (AFP) Chelsea cemented their position on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at title rivals Manchester City, while Alexis Sanchez's hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of West Ham took Arsenal into second place on Saturday.

Gary Cahill's own goal from a Jesus Navas cross gifted City the lead on the stroke of half-time, but Diego Costa equalised with a clinical finish in the 60th minute.

City star Toure charged with drink driving

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London (AFP) Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police revealed on Saturday.

Toure was driving in Dagenham in east London at the time of the alleged offence on Monday evening.

The Metropolitan police said the 33-year-old was then charged on Tuesday with driving while his alcohol level was above the legal limit.

City star Toure charged with drink driving

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London (AFP) Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police revealed on Saturday.

Toure was driving in Dagenham in east London at the time of the alleged offence on Monday evening.

The Metropolitan police said the 33-year-old was then charged on Tuesday with driving while his alcohol level was above the legal limit.

CSKA Moscow and Traore send Tottenham warning

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Moscow (AFP) Reigning champions CSKA Moscow thrashed Ural Yekaterinburg 4-0 on Saturday to secure third spot in Russia ahead of their trip to Wembley to play Tottenham in midweek.

Zenit St Petersburg's hopes of winning their fifth Russian Premier League title suffered a slight setback though as they were held to a goalless draw at Rostov.

Inspired Montpellier rock mediocre PSG

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain blew their chance to provisionally move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as they crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

Paul Lasne struck just before half-time for Montpellier, the last team other than PSG to lift the French title back in 2011-12, with Ellyes Skhiri adding a second shortly after the break.

Inspired Montpellier rock mediocre PSG

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain blew their chance to provisionally move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as they crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

Paul Lasne struck just before half-time for Montpellier, the last team other than PSG to lift the French title back in 2011-12, with Ellyes Skhiri adding a second shortly after the break.

Ramos rescues Real to maintain six-point lead

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Barcelona (AFP) Sergio Ramos's stoppage-time equaliser maintained Real Madrid's six-point lead at the top of La Liga as the European champions salvaged a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in Saturday's El Clasico.

Luis Suarez looked to have breathed new life into the title race when he headed home the opener from Neymar's free-kick eight minutes into the second half.

Stoke boss Burnley to move ninth

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jonathan Walters and Marc Muniesa inspired Stoke to a 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, lifting Mark Hughes' side into the top half of the Premier League table.

This win, following last weekend's 1-0 success at Watford, moved the Potters up two spots to ninth.

Videos

Colo-Colo 2017 Under Armour Away Kit

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Under Armour has released the Colo-Colo 2017 away kit. The new "El Eterno Campeón" (The [...]

Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez Nets Superb Hat-Trick As Gunners Batter West Ham 5-1 (Video)

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Alexis Sanchez produced a magnificent individual display at the London Stadium on Saturday, with the Chilean bagging a super hat-trick as Arsenal hammered West Ham 5-1.

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Despite dominating he first-half, Arsenal went in at the break only 1-0 up, with Mesut Ozil netting after being set up by Sanchez following sloppy play from the Hammers.

Championship: Preston’s Jermaine Beckford And Eoin Doyle Sent Off For Fighting With Each Other v Sheffield Wednesday (Video)

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Preston were beaten 2-1 away to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday with the Lilywhites seeing two of their players sent off for fighting among themselves.

The two eejits in question were Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle, who clashed in the last minute of the game with the score at 2-1 to the home side.

Red Mist Descends On Eithad As Man City See Two Players Sent Off In 3-1 Defeat To Chelsea (Video)

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Table-toppersChelsea made it eight league wins in a row on Saturday, with the Blues deservedly beating fellow title-rivals Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad.

To make matters worse for Pep Guardiola and co, both Sergio Aguero and Fernandino saw red in a mighty fracas at the end of the game.

English Premier League

Newcastle Striker Will Not Leave For Struggling Premier League Clubs

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Two Premier League clubs who are struggling near the bottom of the league, West Ham and Crystal Place are said to want Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in the January transfer window. The exclusivereport is in the Express and apparently the clubs have been alerted because Mitro is no longer a starterat Newcastle but there [.

Did Arsenal ‘get away with one’ at West Ham?

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While a look at the Arsenal result in the Premier League today, 5-1 away to West Ham who under Slaven Bilic took four points off us last season, looks great and is certainly a big boost to our chances of challenging for the EPL title, the scoreline was given a huge coat of gloss with [...]

Tweets and Photos: Chelsea players react to beating Man City

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Stick with England, Southgate urges Zaha

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London (AFP) England manager Gareth Southgate hopes to persuade Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha not to switch allegiance to the Ivory Coast, he revealed this week.

Zaha, capped twice by England, has asked world governing body FIFA to allow him to play for the Ivory Coast, which is the country of his birth.

Reigning USL MVP leaving FC Cincinnati

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Sean Okoli seems to indicate he'll be looking for a bigger challenge.

Sean Okoli is coming off by far his most productive professional season. The Federal Way product and Sounders Academy alum finally found regular playing time with FC Cincinnati and responded with a 16-goal campaign that earned him the USL MVP award.

1000 Fußballklubs

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1000 Fußballklubs

Ein Buch, viele Vereine. Ein wenig überrascht bin ich schon über dieses Buch, denn man findet dort nur Vereinswappen. Ein paar wenige Vereine werden auch noch auf einer Seite kurz vorgestellt, aber sonderlich viel informativer Inhalt ist jetzt nicht zu finden. Eigentlich könnte ich an dieser Stelle meine Buchbesprechung beenden,.

Metz-Lyon match abandoned after crowd trouble

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Metz (France) (AFP) Saturday's Ligue 1 match between Metz and Lyon was abandoned with only 30 minutes played after home supporters threw firecrackers at visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

Metz had taken the lead through Gauthier Hein just before play was interrupted at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, with the match officially called off after a 45-minute delay.

Metz-Lyon match abandoned after crowd trouble

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Metz (France) (AFP) Saturday's Ligue 1 match between Metz and Lyon was abandoned with only 30 minutes played after home supporters threw firecrackers at visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

Metz had taken the lead through Gauthier Hein just before play was interrupted at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, with the match officially called off after a 45-minute delay.

Leeds revival continues as Bruce suffers first defeat

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London (AFP) Goals from Kemar Roofe and New Zealand international striker Chris Wood ended Steve Bruce's seven-match unbeaten run as Aston Villa manager with Leeds running out 2-0 winners in their Championship clash on Saturday.

Victory saw Leeds move into fourth place in the second tier with their fifth win in six Championship matches under former Swansea boss Garry Monk.

Leeds revival continues as Bruce suffers first defeat

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London (AFP) Goals from Kemar Roofe and New Zealand international striker Chris Wood ended Steve Bruce's seven-match unbeaten run as Aston Villa manager with Leeds running out 2-0 winners in their Championship clash on Saturday.

Victory saw Leeds move into fourth place in the second tier with their fifth win in six Championship matches under former Swansea boss Garry Monk.

Football: RB Leipzig knock Bayern off top, extend record

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig again knocked Bayern Munich from top spot in the Bundesliga table on Saturday as their 2-1 win at home to Schalke 04 left them three points clear.

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern had regained the lead with a 3-1 win at Mainz on Friday night, but Leipzig replaced them less than 24 hours later.

Football: RB Leipzig knock Bayern off top, extend record

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig again knocked Bayern Munich from top spot in the Bundesliga table on Saturday as their 2-1 win at home to Schalke 04 left them three points clear.

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern had regained the lead with a 3-1 win at Mainz on Friday night, but Leipzig replaced them less than 24 hours later.

Football: Chelsea rock title rivals City, rampant Arsenal up to second

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London (AFP) Chelsea cemented their position on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at title rivals Manchester City, while Alexis Sanchez's hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of West Ham took Arsenal into second place on Saturday.

Gary Cahill's own goal from a Jesus Navas cross gifted City the lead on the stroke of half-time, but Diego Costa equalised with a clinical finish in the 60th minute.

RB Leipzig knock Bayern off top, extend record

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig again knocked Bayern Munich from top spot in the Bundesliga table on Saturday as their 2-1 win at home to Schalke 04 left them three points clear.

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern had regained the lead with a 3-1 win at Mainz on Friday night, but Leipzig replaced them less than 24 hours later.

Our Man Of The Match Making A Name For Himself

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There was only one Man of the Match for us on Friday night at Nottingham Forest and that was goalkeeper Karl Darlow who kept us in the game in the first half with two phenomenal saves from the two penalties referee Stephen Martin kindly awarded to the home side. And after brilliantly saving the second [.

Chelsea rock title rivals City, rampant Arsenal up to second

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London (AFP) Chelsea cemented their position on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at title rivals Manchester City, while Alexis Sanchez's hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of West Ham took Arsenal into second place on Saturday.

Gary Cahill's own goal from a Jesus Navas cross gifted City the lead on the stroke of half-time, but Diego Costa equalised with a clinical finish in the 60th minute.

Barcelona need return to home comforts – Luis Enrique

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona boss Luis Enrique believes the Spanish champions need a dramatic improvement in their home form if they are to prevent Real Madrid running away with a first La Liga title in five years.

Sergio Ramos's stoppage time equaliser salvaged a point for Real in a 1-1 draw in El Clasico on Saturday to maintain a six-point lead at the top of the table.

Barcelona need return to home comforts – Luis Enrique

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona boss Luis Enrique believes the Spanish champions need a dramatic improvement in their home form if they are to prevent Real Madrid running away with a first La Liga title in five years.

Sergio Ramos's stoppage time equaliser salvaged a point for Real in a 1-1 draw in El Clasico on Saturday to maintain a six-point lead at the top of the table.

D.C. United player review 2016: Alvaro Saborio

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We already know the Costa Rican won't be at RFK Stadium next season, but let's look at his year and ask whether we'd want him back in 2017.

It was bound to happen. The thing with a weeks-long series that asks whether each player on the roster should return and the nature of any professional sport's offseason means that we were inevitably going to have a post rendered moot before we even got to write it.

West Ham v Arsenal review – Alexis hat-trick in great Gunners win

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This was an emphatic and ultimately comfortable 5-1 away win for Arsenal against West Ham that gets the confidence flowing nicely again and keeps us right in the hunt for the Premier League title. It did not always look that way though as even though the Gunners dominated the game we were not clinical and [.

SPANISH FOOTBALL | ROUND 14 LIGA SATURDAY RESULTS

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CSKA Moscow and Traore send Tottenham warning

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Moscow (AFP) Reigning champions CSKA Moscow thrashed Ural Yekaterinburg 4-0 on Saturday to secure third spot in Russia ahead of their trip to Wembley to play Tottenham in midweek.

Zenit St Petersburg's hopes of winning their fifth Russian Premier League title suffered a slight setback though as they were held to a goalless draw at Rostov.

Ramos rescues Real to maintain six-point lead

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Barcelona (AFP) Sergio Ramos's stoppage-time equaliser maintained Real Madrid's six-point lead at the top of La Liga as the European champions salvaged a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in Saturday's El Clasico.

Luis Suarez looked to have breathed new life into the title race when he headed home the opener from Neymar's free-kick eight minutes into the second half.

Aussie Rogic completes Celtic football comeback

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Glasgow (AFP) Australian international Tom Rogic grabbed a last minute winner to complete a remarkable comeback by champions Celtic on Saturday as they beat Motherwell 4-3 in the Scottish Premiership.

The 23-year-old struck to keep Celtic eight points clear of bitter historic rivals Rangers, who leap-frogged Hearts into second after they beat Aberdeen 2-1 at Ibrox.

Aussie Rogic completes Celtic football comeback

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Glasgow (AFP) Australian international Tom Rogic grabbed a last minute winner to complete a remarkable comeback by champions Celtic on Saturday as they beat Motherwell 4-3 in the Scottish Premiership.

The 23-year-old struck to keep Celtic eight points clear of bitter historic rivals Rangers, who leap-frogged Hearts into second after they beat Aberdeen 2-1 at Ibrox.

Sorting through the US national team’s 55-player pool

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A full list of the 55 players in the USMNT's current player pool, plus 32 others in contention.

Bruce Arena has officially been named new US national team head coach, and one of his first actions since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann was compiling a massive player pool of 50 or more players. We don't know who is on that list, but we have a pretty good idea of the players in consideration.

Stoke boss Burnley to move ninth

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jonathan Walters and Marc Muniesa inspired Stoke to a 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, lifting Mark Hughes' side into the top half of the Premier League table.

This win, following last weekend's 1-0 success at Watford, moved the Potters up two spots to ninth.