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Son Heung-min racially abused by West Ham United supporter
West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur condemn the actions of a Hammers supporter who racially abused Son Heung-min while he was signing autographs for fans.
Nov 18, 22:48
Cristiano Ronaldo is stunned during the Champions League group game between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
Dani Ceballos excludes Cristiano Ronaldo from WhatsApp group?
A report claims that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has set up a new WhatsApp chat for a select group of his teammates, with Cristiano Ronaldo among those left out.
Nov 17, 18:13
The logo of Brazilian Serie A side Chapecoense
Chapecoense avoid relegation in Brazil
Chapecoense avoid relegation from Brazil's Serie A, almost one year on from the plane crash which wiped out most of their squad.
Nov 17, 15:59
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Manchester United record 17% increase in club revenues
Manchester United record a 17% increase in revenues, despite their yearly wage bill soaring by more than 12%.
Nov 16, 18:04
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Amazon lands US Open tennis rights
Amazon lands the UK rights to broadcast the US Open in a five-year deal.
Nov 16, 08:06
Jurgen Klopp watches the warm-up ahead of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on September 16, 2017
Jurgen Klopp released from hospital
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is released from hospital after admitting himself following a health scare.
Nov 15, 21:28
Kevin Magnussen of Renault in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Kevin Magnussen heading to court in January
Kevin Magnussen will be heading to court next January.
Nov 15, 08:34
Luke Shaw of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on August 22, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Report: Luke Shaw crashes car into teammate Phil Jones's
Luke Shaw caused minor damage to both his and Manchester United teammate Phil Jones's car during a prang at the club's training complex, according to a report.
Nov 14, 15:31
Jamie Vardy in action during the international friendly between England and Germany on November 10, 2017
Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah touches down in Australia for 'I'm A Celebrity'?
The wife of Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy is reportedly the final contestant to take part in ITV's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.
Nov 13, 22:01
Brisbane Roar's Liam Miller celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Melbourne Victory during their A-League match on January 4, 2013
Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller 'battling cancer'
Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller is reportedly battling cancer.
Nov 13, 12:43
Newcastle United's English owner Mike Ashley applauds as he waits for the kick off in the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England on May 24, 2015
Newcastle United takeover close to completion?
British businesswoman Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners group will finalise their takeover of Newcastle United next week, according to a report.
Nov 12, 22:10
Rob Holding in action during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Arsenal 'speed up Rob Holding payments to help Bolton Wanderers'
Bolton Wanderers will receive payments from Arsenal for defender Rob Holding ahead of schedule to help with their financial problems, according to a report.
Nov 12, 13:56
General view of a Chelsea Football Club sign during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Chelsea's Stamford Bridge switch delayed until 2024?
Further delays will prevent Chelsea from moving into their revamped £500m Stamford Bridge home until the start of the 2024-25 season, according to a report.
Nov 12, 13:43
 Leeds manager Dennis Wise looks on during the Coca-Cola Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park on May 6 2007,
Dennis Wise confirmed for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
Former Wimbledon, Millwall and Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise signs up to take part in the 2017 edition of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Nov 11, 13:39
Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter at a press conference after he was banned from all football activity for eight years on December 21, 2015
Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of 'grabbing' her inappropriately
Hope Solo, capped more than 200 times at international level by the United States, accuses former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment.
Nov 11, 13:28
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Lewis Hamilton 'shaken up' after Mercedes team robbed at gunpoint
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton reveals that 'gunshots were fired' during a raid on the Mercedes team bus in Brazil on Friday night.
Nov 11, 13:17
Taras Stepanenko and Corry Evans during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Northern Ireland's Corry Evans apologises for wife's controversial tweet
Northern Ireland star Corry Evans issues an apology over an offensive tweet sent by his wife in the wake of the team's defeat to Switzerland.
Nov 10, 19:50
Lewis Hamilton celebrates being on pole for the Spanish GP on May 14, 2016
Champion Lewis Hamilton caught cold after title win
After wrapping up his fourth title two weeks ago, Lewis Hamilton has emerged in Brazil with a cold.
Nov 10, 09:56
German F1 driver Michael Schumacher photographed in Bangkok on December 16, 2012
Family friend says Michael Schumacher 'doing well'
There is still hope that Michael Schumacher might one day return to a normal life.
Nov 10, 09:48
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Evangelos Marinakis charged with match-fixing offences in Greece
Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis is to stand trial accused of trying to fix football matches in Greece.
Nov 9, 22:55
Sergio Aguero celebrates opening the scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on October 21, 2017
Sergio Aguero: 'Excessively tight seat belt reason for rib injury'
Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero believes that an excessively tight seat belt was to blame for a broken rib in September's car crash in Amsterdam.
Nov 9, 20:30
Kevin De Bruyne celebrates opening the scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Arsenal on November 5, 2017
Premier League to broadcast 210 games live per season?
The Premier League could reportedly make as many as 210 games a season available for live broadcast in the UK under its new TV rights deal.
Nov 9, 07:23
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich steps onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge after the 3-1 win over Sunderland on December 19, 2015
Roman Abramovich 'holds £500m Chinese investment talks'
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly holds talks with a Chinese investment firm over a £500m deal to fund the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.
Nov 9, 06:34
Robbie Rogers #14 of Los Angeles Galaxy looks on prior to the start of the game against the Seattle Sounders FC at The Home Depot Center on May 26, 2013
First openly gay US male soccer player Robbie Rogers announces retirement
Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male professional athlete in US pro sports, announces his retirement from football for a second time.
Nov 8, 18:23
A general shot of the corner flag at the Etihad Stadium prior to Manchester City's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough on November 5, 2016
Manchester City post record revenues of more than £470m
Manchester City reveal their financial figures for the year ending June 30, 2017, showing revenues of £473.4m and a profit of £1.08m.
Nov 8, 16:44
Andy Murray poses with the 2013 Wimbledon trophy along with his girlfriend Kim Sears during the Wimbledon Champions Dinner in Central London on July 7, 2013
Andy Murray's wife Kim gives birth to couple's second daughter
Andy Murray's wife Kim gives birth to a baby girl - the couple's second daughter.
Nov 8, 14:09
Eric Dier celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
England fans warned by FIFA over throwing of paper aeroplanes
FIFA warns the Football Association about the behaviour of England fans after a number of paper aeroplanes were launched towards the field against Slovenia last month.
Nov 7, 20:17
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Lewis Hamilton accused of 'dodging VAT on private jet'
Leaked documents suggest that Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton dodged a 20% VAT charge on his £16.5m private jet in 2013.
Nov 7, 13:07
Phil Jagielka of Everton is challenged by Dionatan Teixeira of Stoke City during the Barclays Asia Trophy match between Everton and Stoke City at National Stadium on July 15, 2015 in Singapore.
Dionatan Teixeira dies of suspected heart attack, aged 25
Former Stoke City defender Dionatan Teixeira dies at the age of just 25.
Nov 5, 23:01
Jose Mourinho winks during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Roman Abramovich 'invites Jose Mourinho to dinner'
Roman Abramovich hopes to meet face to face with Jose Mourinho following Sunday afternoon's league meeting between Chelsea and Manchester United, according to a report.
Nov 5, 10:42
Patrice Evra kicks a Marseille fan in the face ahead of his side's Europa League clash on November 2, 2017
UEFA launches probe into Patrice Evra 'kick' before Europa League tie
Patrice Evra is at the centre of a UEFA probe after aiming a kick at one of Marseille's travelling supporters prior to Thursday's meeting with Vitoria de Guimaraes.
Nov 3, 17:03
Jose Mourinho appears at a Spanish court for his tax fraud hearing on November 3, 2017
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Tax fraud case is closed'
Jose Mourinho hopes to move on from the long-running Spanish tax fraud case relating to his time at Real Madrid, having apparently agreed to pay a settlement.
Nov 3, 12:09
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce smiles before his side's pre-season clash with Shrewsbury Town on July 15, 2017
EFL reveals televised Christmas fixtures
The EFL announces which Championship fixtures will be televised over the Christmas and New Year period, with Aston Villa scheduled to feature three times.
Nov 3, 11:56
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Royal Antwerp youth player Joel Lobanzo dies, aged 17
Royal Antwerp youth player Joel Lobanzo has died aged 17 following a cardiac arrest during a training session, the club have announced.
Nov 2, 21:55
Dejan Lovren is taken off early during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Houses of Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane broken into during Liverpool Maribor win
The houses of Liverpool players Sadio Mane and Dejan Lovren are broken into during Liverpool's 3-0 win over Maribor in the Champions League.
Nov 2, 15:44
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Former Ajax midfielder Abubakari Yakubu passes away
Former Ajax midfielder Abubakari Yakubu passes away at the age of 35, the Ghanaian Football Association confirms.
Nov 1, 15:43