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Wayne Rooney arrested on suspicion of drink-driving – reports

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London (AFP) – Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, the BBC and Sky Sports reported Friday.

The BBC said Rooney was stopped by police near his home in Cheshire, northwest England, on Thursday night.

England’s all-time record goal-scorer, the 31-year-old Rooney announced his retirement from international football last week, having scored 53 goals in 119 appearances for his country.

Liverpool agree deal for Oxlade-Chamberlain – reports

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London (AFP) – Liverpool have agreed a £35 million ($46 million, 38 million euros) deal with Arsenal to sign England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to reports on Wednesday.

Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared set to join Chelsea earlier this week after the Premier League champions had a bid accepted for the 24-year-old.

Manchester United set to seal Matic swoop: reports

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London (AFP) – Manchester United are on the verge of signing Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea in a £40 million ($55 million) deal, according to reports on Sunday.

United manager Jose Mourinho has been keen to take Matic from his former club for over a year and it appears the deal is finally set to go through.

United set to seal Matic swoop — reports

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London (AFP) – Manchester United are on the verge of signing Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea in a £40 million ($55 million) deal, according to reports on Sunday.

United manager Jose Mourinho has been keen to take Matic from his former club for over a year and it appears the deal is finally set to go through.

Wenger to extend Arsenal reign – reports

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke he will accept the Premier League club’s offer of a new two-year contract, according to reports on Tuesday.

Wenger met Gunners majority shareholder Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday to discuss his future before his contract expires next month.

Wenger to extend Arsenal reign – reports

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke he will accept the Premier League club’s offer of a new two-year contract, according to reports on Tuesday.

Wenger met Gunners majority shareholder Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday to discuss his future before his contract expires next month.

Beckham denies using charity to boost image

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London (AFP) David Beckham on Saturday blasted reports that he used his children's charity work to boost his public image and chances of getting a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

A spokesman for the football icon claimed "hacked and doctored" private emails had given a "deliberately inaccurate picture".

Beckham denies using charity to boost image

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London (AFP) David Beckham on Saturday blasted reports that he used his children's charity work to boost his public image and chances of getting a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

A spokesman for the football icon claimed "hacked and doctored" private emails had given a "deliberately inaccurate picture".

Leipzig flu victim Werner set to miss Dortmund clash

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Berlin (AFP) Second-placed RB Leipzig are set to be without top-scorer Timo Werner for Saturday's key Bundesliga clash at Borussia Dortmund after the striker was struck down with flu, according to reports.

Werner has bagged 11 goals this season and RB need their star forward at Dortmund, who are fourth, as they look to bridge the three-point gap behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Arsenal

Have Bayern really given up on signing Arsenal star Alexis?

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Some big reports which will please Arsenal fans have emerged last night and into this morning, surrounding the Alexis Sanchez situation. The Chilean is on the edge at Arsenal, seemingly undecided as to whether he will stay in North London or not next season. The general feeling is that he will leave the club during [.

Has Kolasinac been signed to fit Arsenal’s new formation

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If reports in the English media are to be believed, Arsenal have finally completed the signing of the Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac on a four-year deal. The player has been heavily linked with a move to North London and it now appears that the club have finally sealed the deal to bring the highly-rated defender [.

Other Arsenal stars must prove Wenger right over Alexis

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If the reports are true about Alexis Sanchez and his attitude being the reason that he was left on the bench when Arsenal faced Liverpool away on Saturday then I think we have to have some sympathy with the manager, even though at the time it seemed to be a crazy move and it certainly [...]

Wilshere, Podolski injuries – Why don’t Arsenal keep the fans informed?

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We all know that Arsene Wenger loves to talk about anything and everything to the press on a regular basis, but he seems to not actually be telling us the whole truth when it comes down to Arsenal's injury problems.

If you look at Arsenal.com the "Team News" section has only recently had Abou Diaby (obviously) and Kieran Gibbs (as usual) as well as Bacary Sagna, and all three "updates" are from two weeks ago and all three players were expected to return by now, but we have been told nothing since by Wenger or the club.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid to make a shock move for Chelsea's midfield sensation?

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According to various reports in the media, Zinedine Zidane has asked the Real Madrid President Florentino Perez to sign N'Golo Kante this summer.

I have to admit that I am concerned by this because just look at the impact Kante has made in the Premier League over the last two seasons.

Real Madrid star to demand move to Chelsea this summer?

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According to various reports, Alvaro Morata has had enough of life in Madrid after his return from Italy, and expected to demand a move to Chelsea this summer.

As reported on this website previously and on the majority of credible websites on the Internet, Morata has become more than frustrated with life in Madrid having to play second fiddle to the likes of Cristano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

Real Madrid Reach Verbal Agreement With Paulo Dybala

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According to reports out of Spain, Real Madrid have grabbed Juventus striker Paulo Dybala right from under bitter rivals Barcelona's noses.

The Argentine striker has grown in stature under Allegri, attracting the attention of bith Spanish giants. Dybala scored 23 goals for Juventus last season and has bagged 14 goals this year.

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Report: Sunderland 0 – 0 United

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Manchester United stuttered to another away draw at the Stadium of Light after failing to overcome Steve Bruce's Sunderland.

The visitors started the game poorly and it was a theme that was set to continue throughout the 90 minutes. Sunderland pressed the ball high up the pitch, not allowing United to build any rhythm and probably should have won the game.

Tippeliga, round 9: Brann’s party well and truly pooped, while Rosenborg recover to stay on top

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The annual May 16th round of the Tippeliga attracts big crowds of people ready for a party, as people look to kick off the May 17th constitutional day celebrations a few hours early.

No place typifies the May 16th phenomenon like Brann Stadion. Now Brann-fans are a fickle bunch, but when they're all out and up for it there are few grounds in the Tippeliga that generates a better atmosphere, and May 16th is usually one of those occasions.

The Tippeliga preview that’s broke, but still better off than Lyn

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Don your party hat and ready your flag, tomorrow is the traditional May 16th round of the Tippeliga and we're all going to party like Steffen Iversen on a weeknight.Â

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VÃ¥lerenga (8th) - Fredrikstad (6th)

According to polls on the Dagbladet website, Vålerenga have both the best and the worst fans in the country, neatly illustrating the problem with such polls.

The Tippeliga preview that’s broke, but still better off than Lyn

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Don your party hat and ready your flag, tomorrow is the traditional May 16th round of the Tippeliga and we're all going to party like Steffen Iversen on a weeknight.Â

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VÃ¥lerenga (8th) - Fredrikstad (6th)

According to polls on the Dagbladet website, Vålerenga have both the best and the worst fans in the country, neatly illustrating the problem with such polls.

Rosenborg and Viking look to expand

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Compared to the other Nordic countries and indeed any other nation it's reasonable to compare with, the stadia in the Norwegian top flight really are shiny and impressive. Within the last ten years, most teams in the Tippeliga have either built a new ground or had theirs heavily refurbished. And it shows.

Rosenborg and Viking look to expand

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Compared to the other Nordic countries and indeed any other nation it's reasonable to compare with, the stadia in the Norwegian top flight really are shiny and impressive. Within the last ten years, most teams in the Tippeliga have either built a new ground or had theirs heavily refurbished. And it shows.

The Preview That’s On Tour

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Coming to you this week live from a rather unpleasant coffeehouse in Oslo, it's the world famous Tippeliga preview! Saturday Viking (3rd) - Start (7th) Very rarely does a points-average of 1 point per game put you in the top half of the table, but that's the situation for Start just two games into the 2009 Tippeliga.

The Preview That’s On Tour

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Coming to you this week live from a rather unpleasant coffeehouse in Oslo, it's the world famous Tippeliga preview! Saturday Viking (3rd) - Start (7th) Very rarely does a points-average of 1 point per game put you in the top half of the table, but that's the situation for Start just two games into the 2009 Tippeliga.

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Report: Valencia 0 – 1 United

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A Javier Hernandez strike earned united 3 points in Spain tonight, after a lackluster performance saw United struggle to break down a stubborn Valencia side.

What first looked like an exciting tie failed to deliver as both teams struggled to get their passing game going in the early stages.

Report: Bolton 2 -2 United

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Manchester United come away from the Reebok Stadium with just a point today, after a disappointing performance against Bolton Wanderers.

Nani's brilliant solo goal and substitute Michael Owen's headed effort saw United come from behind twice in a game they dominated.

United dominated from the opening moments of the game but were behind after 6 minutes after poor defending from Jonny Evans allowed Zat Knight to nip in front of him and steer Martin Petrov's corner past Edwin Van der Sar.

Mecheda Does It Again

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Manchester United continued their push for the Premier League title with a mixed performance against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

United started the game on the front foot. Wayne Rooney's first chance came in the first minute as the striker curled an effort just wide of Craig Gordon's post from the edge of the area.

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A Fresh Start

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Santista Nation,

It's good to be back here and talk to you about one of our greatest passion. I want to apologyze for the time I took away from the blog. I just finished my last semester in school and that kept me pretty busy. Also, as we all know, our team was not doing so great and that also made me pissed and lose the motivation to write.

Pele Does Not Agree with Luxemburgo and Says it is Too Early for Santos to Give Up The Next Libertadores

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After the draw with Avai-SC last Saturday at Vila belmiro, coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo showed some disencouragement towards the team. He said he finds very hard Santos to qualify for the Libertadores 2010. Luxa's opinion was not seen with good eyes by the King of Soccer. Pele has a good relationship with Luxa but still cannot understand the motives that made the coach say that.

Fabiano Eller Breaks his Contract with Santos and Is Free to Negociate with Another Team

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Fabiano Eller breached his contract with Santos. The team payed for the two months they onwed the player and ended the contract that was supposed to be done in December. Now, he is free to negociate with other teams. Fluminense, Flamengo and Internacional might be interested in the player, but, Eller says there is no official offers.

Luxa Might Keep the Same Winner Team from Last Match

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Santos had its last practice before tomorrow's game agaist Avai at the Vila Belmiro. Coach Luxemburgo did not push the players too much but they did play some ball under the rain. Some players even played some "foot-volley".

Luxa decided to spare his atletes for tomorrow since the they were still in need of rest because of the problems they faced with the two hour late flight last Thursday night.

Mina Not Resigned With Dallas…Yet

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Talk about some confusion here. One day reports say Roberto Mina has resigned with FC Dallas the next the coach comes out and says he has not signed yet. From coach Steve Morrow: "We're currently negotiating with him and his representatives on an agreement, a new contract. We're going through that and want to take Roberto with us to Brazil.

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Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

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Nos Audietis, Episode 260: VAR you entertained?

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We've got some thoughts on how video replay is being used.

It's been far too long since the Seattle Sounders last won a match and the fanbase is growing a bit restless. But that's not the only reason. There have been growing reports of stadium staff possibly overstepping some of their directives, further enflaming passions.

Derlis Gonzalez heading to Sounders, according to Paraguay media

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Assuming reports are accurate, this would be quite the signing.

Reports of the Derlis Gonzalez rumors' demise have been greatly exaggerated, it would appear. A couple weeks after the Seattle Sounders reportedly walked away from the negotiating table over Dynamo Kiev's transfer fee demands, reports are now surfacing throughout Paraguayan media that the move is very much back on.

Newcastle Linked With St Etienne Defender

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There are reports in France that Newcastle want to sign 18 year-old Saint Etienne defender Mickael Nade this summer. The 18-year-old has a contract at the French club that runs out this summer and it looks like Newcastle are moving in quickly to offer the player good terms and have him move to Tyneside in [.

Manchester United 4 – 0 Wigan

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Goals from Paul Scholes, Javier Hernandez, Alexander Buttner and substitute Nick Powell secured the 3 points for Manchester United at Old Trafford, against a Wigan side lacking somewhat in adventure.

Hernandez missed a penalty in what was an uneventful first half, but the hosts came out fighting in the second half and produced enough to secure the win.

News: CBSSports.com Signs Steve Nash To Cover FIFA World Cup – Mediabistro.com

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CBSSports.com has added NBA superstar Steve Nash to its roster. Nash will be traveling to South Africa to cover the 2010 FIFA World Cup for the sports site. The basketball player will file eight video reports for CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports ...