Report: Toon’s Krul ends RvP dispute

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Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul may have shared several angry confrontations with Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie during Monday's thrilling Premier League match but the young Dutchman has now revealed that there was nothing personal between the two parties.

Krul and van Persie were engaged in heated arguments since the opening stages of the match, prompting suggestions that past differences had caused the spat.

Valuable point Werder Bremen vs Hannover

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BERLIN, Germany — Werder Bremen moved out of the relegation zone after Per Mertesacker equalized in a fiery 1-1 draw at home to Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday. The defender's header in the 50th minute cancelled out a strike from Didier Ya Konan to leave Bremen 14th in the standings, one point above relegation [.

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Coupe de France, Lyon vs Bordeaux : cold outside, hot inside

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However busy Gerland gardeners may have been to ensure this game would not be cancelled due to the current cold wave striking in Europe, the French football authorities tried to get a few more degrees in anticipating it to 4.15 PM instead of 9PM, in the hope that a few sunrays would heat up the atmosphere.

Real Madrid vs Olympique Lyonnais : End or beginning ?

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25 or 7 ?
25% vs 7 times. That pretty much sums up the whole uncertainty around this game. Statistically, Lyon only have a 25% chance to qualify after the draw (1-1) conceded at home, three weeks ago. But this small percentage is opposed to the record of confrontations between the two teams, largely in favor of OL : 7 games against Real, 0 loss.

Lille vs Lyon

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Lille, today. Rennes, on March 19. PSG on April 16. And Marseille on May 7. These are the 4 most crucial games faced by the Lyonnais. 4 capital direct confrontations against the strongest contenders for the title of Champion of France. Sometimes, a win is worth more than 3 points, it's worth 6, and that's exactly what is at stake today.

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Tuesday Kickoff: Warner responds, Arsenal locks up Vermaelen and more

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After being caught on video offering bribes to Caribbean officials, former CONCACAF president and FIFA executive committee member Jack Warner is on the warpath.Â

Warner continues to respond to allegations against him the Trinidad and Tobago media, where a lengthy letter was published on Tuesday.

ESPN's 'highlights' disrespect MLS

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Paul Kennedy of Soccer America reports on the poor decisions that ESPN made in terms of selection of highlights of MLS action.

MLS should question the priorities of its television partner, ESPN, in light of Saturday night's halftime segment, "Greatest highlights of the month," at intermission of ESPN2's broadcast of the Los Angeles-New York game.

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Seattle Sounders v San Jose Earthquakes | Gamethread

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Frank Yallop's San Jose Earthquakes are a team defined by a ghost on offense and a simple defensive philosophy. They exist to stop shots and don't care about possession or passing advantages. So far, it's worked. On offense they ride the fortunes of Chris Wondolowski, it's also working. The Seattle Sounders will get to play their own style a bit tonight.

Fulham 5-2 Newcastle

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Have you ever seen anything like it?

One of the worst first half performances in memory. Newcastle were very impressive, well drilled, pressurising perfectly, timing their confrontations and ganging up on our players relentlessly. We couldn't keep the ball. They could, spraying it around and running us ragged.

Brazil: Corinthians seal fifth title in tight Brasileiro finish (video)

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The Brazilian national championship has made a habit of last day climaxes in recent years and this season's competition is no exception. Corinthians (Played 38, Points 71) won their fifth Brasileiro tonight, their first league title since 2005, following a goalless draw against arch rivals Palmeiras.

The Characters of Copa América

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By Gordon Fleetwood, writing from NYC

Football has always had its share of characters. South American football produces them regularly. Many of these players have graced past editions of the Copa América. Here are some of the players who will make the competition interesting from a non-football perspective this summer.

Is Arsene Wenger Really a Great Manager?

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If you were to ask a football fan "who are the two best managers in the English Premier League?" they will most likely answer Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The two managers are currently the longest tenured managers in England, with a much storied history between the two of them.