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Top 5 Premier League signings this season under £10 million

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While mega-money transfers in the soccer world receive a lot of buzz, for obvious reasons, good players can be had for reasonable prices as well. In fact, there are even some quality players available each summer for a free transfer. Let's take a look at the top five 2015/16 Premier League signings that cost clubs under £10 million (roughly $14.

Top 5 Premier League signings this season under £10 million

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While mega-money transfers in the soccer world receive a lot of buzz, for obvious reasons, good players can be had for reasonable prices as well. In fact, there are even some quality players available each summer for a free transfer. Let's take a look at the top five 2015/16 Premier League signings that cost clubs under £10 million (roughly $14.

Leicester’s party rolls on after miracle title win

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City's heroes celebrated with lunch at an Italian restaurant on Tuesday after achieving one of the biggest upsets in sporting history by winning the English Premier League.

Thousands danced in the city's streets waving blue and white flags, while millions around the world watched in wonder as the one-time 5,000-1 underdogs sealed the title on Monday night.

Leicester’s party rolls on after miracle title win

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City's heroes celebrated with lunch at an Italian restaurant on Tuesday after achieving one of the biggest upsets in sporting history by winning the English Premier League.

Thousands danced in the city's streets waving blue and white flags, while millions around the world watched in wonder as the one-time 5,000-1 underdogs sealed the title on Monday night.

Unusual Comments From Gini Wijnaldum

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Georginio Wijnaldum was brought back into the first team for the important game against Crystal palace on Saturday and the Dutch International had a decent game, but at Aston Villa on Saturday we will be very surprised if Gini keeps his place. That's because he has a bad habit of not turning up for away [.

Celebratory lunch for Leicester heroes

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City's triumphant Premier League title-winners were acclaimed by well-wishers as they enjoyed a celebratory lunch at an Italian restaurant in the city on Tuesday.

Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, star striker Jamie Vardy and Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha were in attendance at the San Carlo restaurant to celebrate the first title in the club's 132-year history.

Celebratory lunch for Leicester heroes

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City's triumphant Premier League title-winners were acclaimed by well-wishers as they enjoyed a celebratory lunch at an Italian restaurant in the city on Tuesday.

Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, star striker Jamie Vardy and Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha were in attendance at the San Carlo restaurant to celebrate the first title in the club's 132-year history.

This Is One Advantage Newcastle Have In Survival Stakes

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Andros Townsend has been a real star for Newcastleever since he joined us in January of this year, but the unfortunate thing could be he will leave us through a release clause in his contract if we cannot survive the drop. But Andros is doing his very best to save us with his four goals [...]

Pundit Describes A Moment To Remember

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Former Arsenal striker and pundit Ian Wright has written in The Sun that his moment of the weekend was Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow's fabulous save from a Yohan Cabaye penalty after 70 minutes the first of 10 penalties Crystal Palace have missed all season. You cannot make this stuff up. Thatsaved Newcastle 2 points [.

Robert Huth and Marouane Fellaini charged over Old Trafford clash

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London (AFP) Leicester City's Robert Huth and Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini were charged with violent conduct on Tuesday after clashing in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, the Football Association announced.

Belgian midfielder Fellaini appeared to swing his elbow into Huth's jaw after the German centre-back seemed to pull his hair in an incident missed by match referee Michael Oliver but picked up by television cameras.

Robert Huth and Marouane Fellaini charged over Old Trafford clash

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London (AFP) Leicester City's Robert Huth and Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini were charged with violent conduct on Tuesday after clashing in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, the Football Association announced.

Belgian midfielder Fellaini appeared to swing his elbow into Huth's jaw after the German centre-back seemed to pull his hair in an incident missed by match referee Michael Oliver but picked up by television cameras.

Spurs’ Danny Rose sorry for ‘Battle of Bridge’ role

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London (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose has apologised for his role in Monday's ill-tempered 2-2 draw against Chelsea, which has been dubbed "The Battle of the Bridge".

There were 12 yellow cards and two touchline melees during the match at Stamford Bridge, which saw Spurs' Premier League title hopes dashed by Eden Hazard's 83rd-minute equaliser.

Spurs’ Danny Rose sorry for ‘Battle of Bridge’ role

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London (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose has apologised for his role in Monday's ill-tempered 2-2 draw against Chelsea, which has been dubbed "The Battle of the Bridge".

There were 12 yellow cards and two touchline melees during the match at Stamford Bridge, which saw Spurs' Premier League title hopes dashed by Eden Hazard's 83rd-minute equaliser.

Celebratory lunch for Leicester Premier League heroes

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City's triumphant Premier League title-winners were applauded by well-wishers as they arrived at an Italian restaurant in the city for a celebratory lunch on Tuesday.

Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, star striker Jamie Vardy and Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha were all in attendance at the San Carlo restaurant to celebrate the first title in the club's 132-year history.

Celebratory lunch for Leicester Premier League heroes

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City's triumphant Premier League title-winners were applauded by well-wishers as they arrived at an Italian restaurant in the city for a celebratory lunch on Tuesday.

Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, star striker Jamie Vardy and Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha were all in attendance at the San Carlo restaurant to celebrate the first title in the club's 132-year history.

Opportunity, uncertainty await Premier League champions Leicester

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London (AFP) As Leicester City's supporters awoke on Tuesday, fuzzy of head and bleary of eye after celebrating their fairytale Premier League triumph, the club were already entering a new sporting and financial dimension.

It is estimated that Leicester's 5,000-1 success could be worth around £155 million ($227.

Opportunity, uncertainty await Premier League champions Leicester

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London (AFP) As Leicester City's supporters awoke on Tuesday, fuzzy of head and bleary of eye after celebrating their fairytale Premier League triumph, the club were already entering a new sporting and financial dimension.

It is estimated that Leicester's 5,000-1 success could be worth around £155 million ($227.

FIFA chief Infantino hails Leicester’s ‘beautiful football story’

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Budapest (AFP) FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Tuesday hailed Leicester City's unlikely English Premier League triumph as a "fairytale" come true.

"It's a fairytale. It's one of these beautiful football stories that only football can write and no one would have believed possible at the beginning of the season," Infantino told reporters on the sidelines of the UEFA congress in Budapest.

FIFA chief Infantino hails Leicester’s ‘beautiful football story’

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Budapest (AFP) FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Tuesday hailed Leicester City's unlikely English Premier League triumph as a "fairytale" come true.

"It's a fairytale. It's one of these beautiful football stories that only football can write and no one would have believed possible at the beginning of the season," Infantino told reporters on the sidelines of the UEFA congress in Budapest.

Champions League

Atletico add to Pep Guardiola’s Champions League semi-final heartache

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich suffered a third straight Champions League semi-final exit to Spanish opposition on Tuesday as Atletico Madrid reached the final on away goals despite a 2-1 second-leg defeat.

Having won the first leg 1-0 in Spain, Atletico advanced thanks to Antoine Griezmann's crucial away goal in Munich as the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate.

Atletico add to Pep Guardiola’s Champions League semi-final heartache

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich suffered a third straight Champions League semi-final exit to Spanish opposition on Tuesday as Atletico Madrid reached the final on away goals despite a 2-1 second-leg defeat.

Having won the first leg 1-0 in Spain, Atletico advanced thanks to Antoine Griezmann's crucial away goal in Munich as the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate.

Rummenigge: “We Feel Cheated”

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Strong words from Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after his side was knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid. Bayern won the second leg of the tie 2-1 on Tuesday but were eliminated on away goals having lost the first leg 1-0.

However, Rummenigge believes the result should have been different after accusing referees of getting key decisions wrong, in particular failing to call offside in the build up to Antoine Griezmann's tie-winning goal for Atletico.

Atletico Madrid Reach Second Second Champions League Final In Three Years

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For the third consecutive season, Pep Guardiola has seen his Bayern Munich knocked out of the Champions League by Spanish opposition. First it was Real Madrid, last season Barcelona, and on Tuesday night Atletico Madrid made it a Spanish trifecta.

Diego Simeone and his players lost 2-1 at the Allianz Arena, but advanced 2-2 on away goals in a thrilling match that had everything; drama, missed penalties and controversy.

Champions League: Diego Simeone Gets Slap Happy As Atletico Madrid Down Bayern Munich (Video)

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Poor old Pep Guardiola, who, on Tuesday night, saw his final chance of leading Bayern Munich to Champions League glory snuffed out by awell-drilled Atletico Madrid side. Victorious boss Diego Simeone, on the other hand, was once again at his theatrical best, even giving one of his own staff a meaty slap towards the end.

Ronaldo 100 percent, Benzema, Casemiro out for City clash – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claimed three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg showdown with Manchester City.

Ronaldo missed last week's 0-0 draw in the first leg due to a thigh injury, but took a full part in training on Monday and Tuesday.

Ronaldo 100 percent, Benzema, Casemiro out for City clash – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claimed three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg showdown with Manchester City.

Ronaldo missed last week's 0-0 draw in the first leg due to a thigh injury, but took a full part in training on Monday and Tuesday.

Diego Simeone must now be considered amongst the game’s all-time managerial greats

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Ahead of the 2013-14 season, Real Madrid and Barcelona were involved in an arms race in the transfer window.

Having won the title the campaign before, the Blaugrana were keen to preserve some distance between themselves and their great rivals, signing Neymar in a huge deal from Santos. Los Blancos, seeking to close the gap under new manager Carlo Ancelotti, made a massive statement, landing Gareth Bale for a world record fee from Tottenham Hotspur.

Diego Simeone must now be considered amongst the game’s all-time managerial greats

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Ahead of the 2013-14 season, Real Madrid and Barcelona were involved in an arms race in the transfer window.

Having won the title the campaign before, the Blaugrana were keen to preserve some distance between themselves and their great rivals, signing Neymar in a huge deal from Santos. Los Blancos, seeking to close the gap under new manager Carlo Ancelotti, made a massive statement, landing Gareth Bale for a world record fee from Tottenham Hotspur.

ATLETICO MADRID INTO FINAL & ELIMINATES BAYERN MUNICH | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Cristiano Ronaldo 100 percent, Benzema, Casemiro out for City clash: Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claimed three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for his side's Champions League semi-final, second leg showdown with Manchester City on Wednesday.

Ronaldo missed last week's 0-0 draw in the first leg due to a thigh injury, but took a full part in training on Monday and Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo 100 percent, Benzema, Casemiro out for City clash: Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claimed three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for his side's Champions League semi-final, second leg showdown with Manchester City on Wednesday.

Ronaldo missed last week's 0-0 draw in the first leg due to a thigh injury, but took a full part in training on Monday and Tuesday.

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Manchester City

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Real Madrid and Manchester City meet in the Champions League semifinals with their series scoreless on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule.

Expectations Are To High At United Says Van Gaal

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Any lingering doubt that Louis van Gaal was not the right man for the Manchester United job should be ended after his comments at the United awards ceremony that expectations are too high at Old Trafford and that the remains one of the world's great managers!

'We have to meet the expectations of the biggest club in the world.

Kosovo

UEFA admits Kosovo in step toward World Cup

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Budapest (AFP) UEFA admitted Kosovo as its 55th member in a narrow vote Tuesday, boosting its hopes of competing in the 2018 World Cup despite warnings from former ruler Serbia.

The UEFA congress voted 28 to 24 with two votes declared invalid to accept Kosovo, which will also have a team at the Olympics for the first time at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

UEFA admits Kosovo in step toward World Cup

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Budapest (AFP) UEFA admitted Kosovo as its 55th member in a narrow vote Tuesday, boosting its hopes of competing in the 2018 World Cup despite warnings from former ruler Serbia.

The UEFA congress voted 28 to 24 with two votes declared invalid to accept Kosovo, which will also have a team at the Olympics for the first time at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

Bayern Munich

UCL Rewind: Atleti topples Bayern to reach final

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Pep Guardiola's Champions League pursuitwith Bayern Munich has come to an end. Atletico Madrid's chase is set to continue.

Atletico Madrid toppled Bayern Munich on a 2-2 aggregate scoreline, advancing on away goals following Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena.For the third straight season, Bayern Munich has been knocked out of the Champions League semifinals by a Spanish team.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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One of two UEFA Champions League finalists will be determined on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich hosts Atletico Madrid, which holds a 1-0 aggregate lead over the German club, at Allianz Arena in the second leg of their semifinal series (2:45 p.m., Fox Sports 1, ESPN Deportes TV, WATCH ESPN, Fox Soccer 2GO).

Fans

FA disrespect the fans yet again

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Every year there seems to be some complaint levelled at the FA for the way they treat the fans. Whether it's scheduling games at a time that makes it impossible for the supporters to get home using public transport, not giving fans enough tickets or charging supporters too much, they always manage to get something wrong.

PICTURE: The e-mails fans did and didn’t want to receive today

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Manchester United fans found out the news of whether they would be going to the FA Cup final or not today. To even be able to apply, United fans had to have a season ticket holder, and they were dished out based out on how many cup tickets they had purchased.

The maximum was 10 games, so those who had been to all of them would get first dibs, then 9/10, then 8/10.

Copa America

Klinsmann has tough decisions to make at centerback for Copa America

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Every good team begins with its spine, and U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will have some decisions to make in constructing his after years of tinkering.

With the announcement of the USMNT's40-man shortlist ahead of this summer's Copa America, Klinsmann has left himself with a variety of options for buildinghis central defense.

Filibuster podcast episode 181: Beyond the barbecue sauce

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We quickly review the Chicago Fire match before breaking down the most ridiculous team in MLS

It is a Tuesday, which means a downpour of Filibuster drowning your ears and making everyone drive 15 mph under the speed limit. We start by talking about another rainy day, D.C. United's 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire.

soccer field

Review of ‘Soccer Travels: One Man. One Journal. One Beautiful Game’ book

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As a soccer fan, you have the advantage of being able to see any number of game day experiences at any number of stadiums and leagues. As a worldwide game, almost any location theoretically has a soccer field you can visit hopefully on a game day and have a game day experience unlike one you may have the next week in a different country.

Review of ‘Soccer Travels: One Man. One Journal. One Beautiful Game’ book

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As a soccer fan, you have the advantage of being able to see any number of game day experiences at any number of stadiums and leagues. As a worldwide game, almost any location theoretically has a soccer field you can visit hopefully on a game day and have a game day experience unlike one you may have the next week in a different country.

Arsenal

Key Arsenal injury return overshadowed by youngster’s display

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Chris Willock stole all the headlines tonight as Arsenal's U21 side beat Blackburn 2-1. Tonight marked the return to action for key first-team star Santi Cazorla, who has been out injured since November, but it was not his name who stole the headlines, as one of the club's future stars laid a marker down.

Arsenal debate: Which Gunners are indispensable?

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Arsenal have endured a disappointing second-half of the season, and as the campaign draws to an end, we thought we'd analyse the current crop of players we have in our midst. This summer looks likely to be an interesting one, with Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte having been confirmed as joining big-spending sides Manchester City [.

The Rest

State pro notes: Marquette's Sjöberg assists as Rapids pull out a point

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Some Soccer News for May 3, 2016

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It's Day 124 of 2016.


Leicester City Football Club winning the English championship - with only 3 losses this season and 5000-1 underdogs before the season - is the most amazing story in sports history.

Says it all:
Leicester City. Champions of England.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. Real Salt Lake

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The Houston Dynamo failed to hold onto a 1-0 lead which led to a 2-0 victory for home side Real Salt Lake.

Quick Thoughts:

1) The Dynamo are winless since their 5-0 win over FC Dallas and are 1-5-2 overall which gives them a league worst 5 points. Against RSL the Dynamo once again failed to hold onto a lead as they allowed momentum to shift to their opponents.

This Week In Sounders Gifs featuring Jose Rivera: A successful #Hatweek

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The Columbus Crew visited the Seattle Sounders FC and our gif power duo pump out the animated recap just for you.

Seattle Sounders FC defeated Columbus Crew SC 1-0 on a late Jordan Morris to seal the #hatweek victory for the home side. What is #hatweek, you say? It's obviously about hats. This week Jose Rivera and I are teaming up for a gif duo so incredibly powerful you won't believe your eyes.

MLS reported attendances for gameweek 9 of the 2016 season

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MLS attendances for 2016 thus far are 2.5% greater than the same number of games played last season.

This past weekend, the average reported attendance was 20,800 with general strong reports from around the league. The one poorly attended game was New England's midweek match and Chicago in the rain.