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Milinkovic, Immobile fire Lazio into Inter Cup quarter tie

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Milan (AFP) Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic struck in the second half as stuttering Lazio overame Genoa 4-2 on Wednesday to book an Italian Cup quarter-final with Inter Milan.

Lazio enjoyed a bright start at the Stadio Olimpico and were off the mark on 20 minutes when Filip Djordjevic sprung the offside trap to meet Felipe Anderson's through ball and fire into the roof of the net.

Milinkovic, Immobile fire Lazio into Inter Cup quarter tie

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Milan (AFP) Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic struck in the second half as stuttering Lazio overame Genoa 4-2 on Wednesday to book an Italian Cup quarter-final with Inter Milan.

Lazio enjoyed a bright start at the Stadio Olimpico and were off the mark on 20 minutes when Filip Djordjevic sprung the offside trap to meet Felipe Anderson's through ball and fire into the roof of the net.

Cameroon close on last eight as Aubameyang, Gabon held again

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon closed in on the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Guinea-Bissau with Sebastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu netting after Piqueti's contender for goal of the tournament had given the debutants the lead.

Celta inflict shock Cup defeat on Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) After surrendering a record 40-game unbeaten run, Real Madrid suffered a second defeat in four days on Wednesday as Celta Vigo took a 2-1 first leg lead from their Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Santiago Bernabeu.

All three goals came in a six-minute spell midway through the second-half as strikes from former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas and Jonny either side of Marcelo's reply for Madrid handed Celta a famous win.

Celta inflict shock Cup defeat on Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) After surrendering a record 40-game unbeaten run, Real Madrid suffered a second defeat in four days on Wednesday as Celta Vigo took a 2-1 first leg lead from their Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Santiago Bernabeu.

All three goals came in a six-minute spell midway through the second-half as strikes from former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas and Jonny either side of Marcelo's reply for Madrid handed Celta a famous win.

Lucas sees Liverpool through in FA Cup replay

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Plymouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) Stand-in captain Lucas Leiva scored his first goal in seven years to earn Liverpool a 1-0 victory at fourth-tier underdogs Plymouth Argyle in Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay.

The Brazilian, playing at centre-back, met countryman Philippe Coutinho's 18th-minute corner with a firm near-post header to sink Plymouth, who had drawn 0-0 at Anfield 10 days previously.

Lucas sees Liverpool through in FA Cup replay

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Plymouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) Stand-in captain Lucas Leiva scored his first goal in seven years to earn Liverpool a 1-0 victory at fourth-tier underdogs Plymouth Argyle in Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay.

The Brazilian, playing at centre-back, met countryman Philippe Coutinho's 18th-minute corner with a firm near-post header to sink Plymouth, who had drawn 0-0 at Anfield 10 days previously.

Cameroon battle back to beat Guinea-Bissau

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Libreville (AFP) Defender Michael Ngadeu smashed in the winning goal as Cameroon came from behind to beat minnows Guinea-Bissau 2-1 at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Guinea-Bissau had gone in front in the Group A game in Libreville when Piqueti produced a contender for goal of the tournament in the 13th minute.

Galaxy sign US international Jones

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the signing of US international Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, bolstering the midfield resources following the departure of Steven Gerrard.

Jones, 35, was a key member of the USA squad at the 2014 World Cup and joins the Galaxy after three Major League Soccer seasons with the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids.

Leading Togo at Cup of Nations an ‘obligation’ for Adebayor

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Emmanuel Adebayor has been without a club for six months now but the only thing on his mind in that time has been leading his country Togo into the Africa Cup of Nations.

In an interview with AFP at the Togo team's base in Oyem in northern Gabon, the former Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur striker admitted he felt a responsibility to lead the small west African nation on their return to the tournament.

Leading Togo at Cup of Nations an ‘obligation’ for Adebayor

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Emmanuel Adebayor has been without a club for six months now but the only thing on his mind in that time has been leading his country Togo into the Africa Cup of Nations.

In an interview with AFP at the Togo team's base in Oyem in northern Gabon, the former Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur striker admitted he felt a responsibility to lead the small west African nation on their return to the tournament.

Middlesbrough sign Bamford from Chelsea

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London (AFP) English striker Patrick Bamford has returned to Middlesbrough from Premier League leaders Chelsea on a four-and-a-half-year contract, his new club announced on Wednesday.

"Middlesbrough have secured the signing of striker Patrick Bamford from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee," Middlesbrough announced on their website.

Middlesbrough sign Bamford from Chelsea

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London (AFP) English striker Patrick Bamford has returned to Middlesbrough from Premier League leaders Chelsea on a four-and-a-half-year contract, his new club announced on Wednesday.

"Middlesbrough have secured the signing of striker Patrick Bamford from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee," Middlesbrough announced on their website.

FA Cup

Truthful Rafa Reveals What He’ll Keep Doing On Tyneside

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Rafa made 8 changes to the side last Saturday that had started at Birmingham in the previous game in the FA Cup. And lastnight he made another 8 changes to the side that beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday and Rafa started three of Newcastle's top young players last night against Birmingham Dan Barlasar, Yasin [.

Ritchie Brace – Wonder Gouffran Strike – Newcastle Win 3-1

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We must say we were a little bit shocked at the team tonight but no need to worry as Newcastle with 8 changes from the side that beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday basically cruised through this FA Cup tie and won 3-1. althpough we may hard work of things when Birmoingham got their goal [...]

Video: Liverpool’s Ben Woodburn find the top corner during Plymouth warm-up

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Video: Jurgen Klopp blocked by TV crew ahead of Plymouth vs Liverpool

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It's a tight squeeze at Home Park... After you Mr. Klopp!

Video: Lucas Leiva gives Liverpool the lead at Plymouth

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A thumping header from @LucasLeiva87 gives @LFC the early breakthrough. #EmiratesFACup https://t.co/gyInGbCMwU BT Sport Football...

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Confirmed Team News: Plymouth vs Liverpool lineups

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Plymouth team to play Liverpool How the lads line up this evening surprise recall for Raz #pafc #ARGLIV @EmiratesFACup...

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LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy sign Jermaine Jones

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Plenty of big-name stars have left the LA Galaxy since the conclusion of the 2016 season, but on Wednesday the club finally secured the signature of a high-profile player with the signing of U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Jermaine Jones.

The Galaxy previously acquired the rights to the 35-year-old midfielder in December three days after MLS Cup.

MLS Ticker: Lletget re-signs with Galaxy, Minnesota United finalizes staff, and more

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Sebastian Lletget is currently with the U.S. Men's National Team, but the midfielder's club situation was solidified on Wednesday afternoon.

The LA Galaxy announced Wednesday that Lletget has a contract extension with the club. Lletgethas made 40 starts, scoring eight times while adding 10 assists during his stay with the club.

Playing with the Chargers

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The LA Galaxy are saying all the right things about sharing their stadium with the NFL's Chargers, but will the bigger league end up in charge?

Arsenal

“What if Chelsea or Arsenal come knocking?”

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Arsenal fans will be keen to see at least one first team face join the club during this transfer window, with just Cohen Bramell being the Gunners only signing so far this January. There are plenty of names supposedly on the wanted list, but could a former Arsenal youth player get the chance to return [.

Algerian winger in talks with Arsenal

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Arsenal have joined the race for Lyon's Rachid Ghezzal, per French outlet Foot Mercato. The...

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Why Arsenal fans should NOT fret over two failed transfers

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Let's face it Arsenal fans, we have had to endure some tough transfer windows over the last decade or so. Whether it was because we lost one of the best players in the side to a Premier League or European rival or because we failed with a transfer bid or perhaps ended up signing an [...]

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Univision Deportes scores most-viewed Liga MX match ever in Saturday night timeslot

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Univision Deportes' broadcast of the Monterrey against Guadalajara game reached 1.5 million viewers last weekend, making it the most-watched Liga MX match ever in the 8-10pm ET timeslot.

The Liga MX Clausura game was featured on Sabado Futbolero, Univision Deportes' popular Saturday night sports broadcast, aired on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Univision Deportes scores most-viewed Liga MX match ever in Saturday night timeslot

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Univision Deportes' broadcast of the Monterrey against Guadalajara game reached 1.5 million viewers last weekend, making it the most-watched Liga MX match ever in the 8-10pm ET timeslot.

The Liga MX Clausura game was featured on Sabado Futbolero, Univision Deportes' popular Saturday night sports broadcast, aired on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Manchester United

Manchester United agree major deal for £75,000-per-week forward

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French club, Lyon, have agreed to a deal to sign Manchester United forward, Memphis Depay. The Red Devils have agreed to sell him for around €17m (£14.75m), with the fee capable of rising to €25m if a series of add-ons are triggered.

United rejected a £13m bid from Lyon earlier this month.

The End Of Luke Shaw? Man United Ready To Sign Highly Rated Star This Month

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Manchester United left back Luke Shaw has been playing below expectations ever since he returned from his the leg break he suffered in the Champions League in September 2015. The former Southampton man has made no more than 13 appearances for the club this season, but he played his last league game back on October 29.

The Rest

FA Cup: Lucas Scores First Goal Since 2010 As Liverpool Beat Plucky Plymouth 1-0 In 3rd Round Replay (Video)

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Lucas Leiva was the match-winner for Liverpool against Plymouth on Wednesday night, with the Brazilian scoring for the first time ina whopping 2316 days.

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Jurgen Klopp put out another youthful side at Home Park but it was the experienced Lucas who opened the scoring on 18 minutes, heading home a Philippe Coutinho corner.

PICTURE: Memphis arrives in Lyon ahead of transfer

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Lyon's official Twitter account has published a picture of Memphis Depay in France ahead of his move to the club.

United have reportedly agreed a deal originally worth £16m with the potential to rise to £22m.

D.C. United re-sign Jared Jeffrey

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After a breakout year, Jeffrey is back for 2017

D.C. United announced this evening that they had re-signed Jared Jeffrey. After being convinced by Ben Olsen to sign for another year before the 2016, he took advanatage of the faith Olsen had in him by mounting his must impressive campaign yet.

Rafa Benitez – Shelvey Controlled The Game For Us

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A nice bit of man management by Rafa Benitez tonight as he gave the returning Jonjo Shelvey the captain's armband maybe to remind him he is a very important player for Newcastle. And he put in sparkling performance before he tired a little bit in the second half (not surprising) and he also knows he [.

Cameroon close on last eight as Aubameyang, Gabon held again

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon closed in on the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Guinea-Bissau with Sebastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu netting after Piqueti's contender for goal of the tournament had given the debutants the lead.

Fans React To First FA Cup Win In Five Years – Great Shelvey Display

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Newcastle fans took to Twitter after the game tonight to celebrate our first win in the FA Cup for five years yes a full five years. And Shelvey looked as though he had never been away and with this player in the team we look so much better. Note to Rafa please get [...]

Andreas Ivanschitz announces his departure from Sounders

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It's unclear what the Austrian plans to do next.

Although a return always seemed a bit unlikely, Andreas Ivanschitz made his departure from the Seattle Sounders official on Tuesday. The Austrian made the announcement on Twitter.

1/3 It's been a great pleasure being a part of the Sounders organization for the last 1 1/2 years.

Newcastle 3 Birmingham 1 – All the Goals- Video

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Here are the four goals form tonight's game and the video seems to play around the world thanks to Tom Nicholson for putting it out on Twitter. Shelvey makes Newcastle into a much better side, as we saw tonight wrap him in cotton wool. Newcastle 3-1 Birmingham #NUFC @NUFC360 @NUFC_Index @NUFC_Online pic.

Merritt Mathias re-signs with Seattle Reign

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Another versatile player gives Laura Harvey even more options.

Seattle Reign FC has announced the re-signing of Merritt Mathias for the 2017 NWSL season. Mathias, who joined Seattle from FC Kansas City in 2015, appeared in 37 matches for the club in the last two years and scoring three goals and getting two assists.

An Open Letter Thanking Tim Howard for His Commitment to the USMNT

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Dear Tim,

I am Elliott, the father of two young children, and I am very appreciative of the fact that you, as an athlete, realize how important a role model athletes can be. Athletes teach young children and society that if you are going to rock a sweet manpurse (I am not being sarcastic), you need to be sure it's a designer label and not some knockoff.

Arsenal star just wants to win the Premier League

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There have been a number of footballing stars make the move from across Europe to the Chinese Super League in these last few transfer windows, a number of which have come from the Premier League. Big money moves for players such as Oscar have become a regular feature of this transfer window and the last, [.

Cameroon battle back to beat Guinea-Bissau

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Libreville (AFP) Defender Michael Ngadeu smashed in the winning goal as Cameroon came from behind to beat minnows Guinea-Bissau 2-1 at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Guinea-Bissau had gone in front in the Group A game in Libreville when Piqueti produced a contender for goal of the tournament in the 13th minute.

Galaxy sign US international Jones

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the signing of US international Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, bolstering the midfield resources following the departure of Steven Gerrard.

Jones, 35, was a key member of the USA squad at the 2014 World Cup and joins the Galaxy after three Major League Soccer seasons with the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids.

Thorns Acquire 2018 Draft Picks, lose Rachel Hill in new Orlando Trade

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The Portland Thorns acquired natural first-round and fourth-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft from the Orlando Pride in return to rights to newly drafted forward Rachel Hill

In a surprising turn of events, the Portland Thorns traded away their rights to UConn's star forward Rachel Hill, who they acquired in the second round of the 2018 NWSL draft with the No.

Sounders sign two Homegrown Players

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Seyi Adekoya and Henry Wingo will join the first team in 2017.

As had been rumored for a couple weeks, the Seattle Sounders have signed two more Homegrown Players ahead of the start of 2017 training camp. Seyi Adekoya and Henry Wingo become the eighth and ninth Homegrown Players signed to the Sounders first team.

Photos: Spurs training ahead of Man City game

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Man Utd and Lyon agree Depay fee – reports

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London (AFP) Manchester United have agreed to sell Dutch winger Memphis Depay to Lyon for a fee that could reach around 25 million euros ($26.7 million), British media reported on Wednesday.

Depay, 22, joined United from PSV Eindhoven for a reported fee of £25 million ($30.7 million, 28.8 million euros) in June 2015.

Man Utd and Lyon agree Depay fee – reports

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London (AFP) Manchester United have agreed to sell Dutch winger Memphis Depay to Lyon for a fee that could reach around 25 million euros ($26.7 million), British media reported on Wednesday.

Depay, 22, joined United from PSV Eindhoven for a reported fee of £25 million ($30.7 million, 28.8 million euros) in June 2015.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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The FA Cup resumes with three games taking place, whilethe Copa Del Rey continues on a Wednesday filled with cup action.

Newcastle United will host a visiting Birmingham City, while Norwich City will travel to Southampton looking to advance. The big team on schedule today is Liverpool, who travelto Plymouth Argyle after drawing the opening match of their FA Cup tie.

Shock – It’s All Change At Newcastle – Three Youngsters Start

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Newcastle have just announced their team for the FA Cup 3rd round replay tonight at St. James' Park against Birmingham City and three youngsters start this game Dan Balasar, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and Stuart Findlay. And another big surprise is that both Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez do not start this game and captain [.

Aubameyang nets again as Gabon draw with Burkina Faso

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Libreville (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted for the second time in as many games but Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon were again held to a 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso in Libreville on Wednesday.

Prejuce Nakoulma silenced the Stade de l'Amitie as he gave Burkina Faso an early lead but Aubameyang soon levelled from the penalty spot after he had been fouled inside the area.