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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich pictured in 2016
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's UK visa 'yet to be renewed'
Roman Abramovich was unable to attend Chelsea's FA Cup final meeting with Manchester United due to a delay in renewing his UK visa, according to a report.
May 20, 16:24
James Collins celebrates with Aaron Cresswell after scoring during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and West Ham United on December 26, 2017
West Ham United 'ditched long-serving defender James Collins by email'
James Collins was reportedly told that he would not be retained by West Ham United via email, rather than in face-to-face talks with a senior official.
May 20, 11:05
A general shot of the new Main Stand at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Watford on November 6, 2016
Report: Liverpool cancel Borussia Monchengladbach friendly over Rhian Brewster interest
Liverpool reportedly call off their pre-season friendly with Borussia Monchengladbach on April 7 due to the German club's alleged interest in youngster Rhian Brewster.
May 19, 19:01
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Former UEFA president Michel Platini admits fixing 1998 World Cup draw
Michel Platini suggests that the 1998 World Cup draw was tampered with to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the final, which proved to be the case.
May 18, 22:39
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Stewart Donald close to completing Sunderland takeover
An international consortium led by Stewart Donald is close to completing a takeover of League One-bound Sunderland.
May 18, 22:14
A general shot of the new Main Stand at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Watford on November 6, 2016
Liverpool CEO Peter Moore addresses Kiev issues ahead of Champions League final
Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore states that the club have "worked exhaustively" to tackle problems for fans relating to this month's Champions League final in Kiev.
May 17, 20:13
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Chelsea fined by FA for failing to control players against Huddersfield Town
Chelsea accept a Football Association charge of failing to control their players in their Premier League home game against Huddersfield Town and are handed a fine.
May 16, 20:48
Newcastle chairman Mike Ashley pictured in November 2014
Mike Ashley 'demands £400m for Newcastle United'
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley reportedly places the club's mooted takeover bid in doubt by raising his asking price to £400m.
May 16, 18:42
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England World Cup winner Ray Wilson dies, aged 83
Former Huddersfield Town and Everton defender Ray Wilson, who played a part in England's World Cup-winning campaign, dies at the age of 83 after battling Alzheimer's.
May 16, 15:00
Diego Maradona at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Diego Maradona named chairman of Belarusian club
Diego Maradona is unveiled as the new chairman of Dinamo Brest, who are currently down in eighth place in the Belarusian Premier League.
May 16, 13:42
UEFA Nations League trophy
Manchester United, Liverpool 'invited to new Club World Cup'
Manchester United and Liverpool will reportedly be among the 12 European clubs asked to take part in FIFA's new Club World Cup tournament in June 2021.
May 16, 13:08
David Silva in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Manchester City on December 10, 2017
David Silva son ends five-month stay in hospital
Manchester City and Spain midfielder David Silva announces that Mateo, his prematurely-born son, has been released from hospital after "five long months".
May 15, 21:55
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Sporting Lisbon condemn fans after players attacked during training
Sporting Lisbon confirm that a number of their players and staff were assaulted by a group of masked fans who forced their way into the club's training ground on Tuesday.
May 15, 21:11
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England fans warned about "off-the-scale" security levels at Russia World Cup
England fans heading to the World Cup in Russia are warned by Mark Roberts, national lead of football policing, to expect "off the scale" numbers of military-style police.
May 15, 20:03
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Former Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in car crash
Former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel dies in a car crash at the age of just 37.
May 15, 15:10
Mohamed Salah is embraced by Jordan Henderson during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Watford on March 17, 2018
Liverpool players 'heading to Marbella for fitness camp'
Jurgen Klopp pencils in a three-day trip to Marbella for next week as he prepares his Liverpool players for their Champions League final clash against Real Madrid.
May 12, 21:15
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola poses with the Premier League trophy on May 6, 2018
Pep Guardiola slams "ridiculous" Premier League rule
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola criticises the Premier League for refusing to give youngsters Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz winner's medals last Sunday.
May 12, 18:57
A general shot of Wembley Stadium before the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United on February 26, 2017
Premier League player 'afraid of revealing bisexuality'
A bisexual Premier League player fears coming out to the public, a former lover claims.
May 12, 18:17
Ederson in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on March 1, 2018
Ederson sets Guinness World Record for longest football kick
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson adds another accolade to his collection after setting the record for the world's longest football kick.
May 12, 10:57
General view outside The Emirates ahead of the Premier League game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 3, 2018
Arsenal 'suspend coaches after bullying allegations'
Arsenal reportedly suspend two of their Under-23 coaches over claims that they subjected players to bullying.
May 11, 17:31
Sir Alex Ferguson pictured in October 2014
Sir Alex Ferguson's family thank well-wishers for support
Sir Alex Ferguson's family issues a statement expressing their gratitude to those who sent messages of support when he was hospitalised with a brain haemorrhage.
May 11, 17:17
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Paris Saint-Germain allow Les Herbiers captain to lift French Cup
Paris Saint-Germain allow Les Herbiers captain Sebastien Flochon to lift the French Cup after beating the minnows in the final.
May 11, 12:33
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Chelsea to investigate fresh racism claims against former coaches
Chelsea vow to investigate fresh racism allegations against former coaches Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams.
May 11, 12:07
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Andrea Radrizzani defends Leeds United post-season tour of Myanmar
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has no regrets over taking the club on a post-season trip to Myanmar and is not concerned by the political situation in the nation.
May 10, 19:57
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Everton fans named biggest drinkers in Premier League
Research suggests that Everton fans drink more than any other group of Premier League supporters.
May 10, 15:15
Sir Alex Ferguson pictured in October 2014
Alex Ferguson released from intensive care, will continue rehabilitation
Sir Alex Ferguson is released from intensive care and will continue his rehabilitation as an inpatient.
May 9, 19:58
A general shot of the new Main Stand at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Watford on November 6, 2016
Liverpool supporter Sean Cox remains in critical condition
The family of Liverpool supporter Sean Cox, who is in a critical condition after being attacked by Roma fans, say they have 'hope in their hearts' that he can recover.
May 9, 18:22
General view inside Wolverhampton Wanderers ground Molineux from 2015
Wolverhampton Wanderers announce partnership with Adidas
Newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers announce that they have struck a four-year partnership with Adidas.
May 9, 17:24
Sir Alex Ferguson pictured in October 2014
Michael Carrick: 'Support for Sir Alex Ferguson shows respect'
Michael Carrick believes that Alex Ferguson's wide-reaching influence has been reflected in the goodwill sent the way of the former Manchester United manager.
May 8, 20:29
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Russia fined for racist chants during France match
World Cup hosts Russia are fined for the racist abuse aimed at France players during a friendly in St Petersburg.
May 8, 19:24
Sir Alex Ferguson pictured in October 2014
Sir Alex Ferguson road sign goes missing
The Sir Alex Ferguson Way sign outside of Old Trafford mysteriously disappears.
May 8, 17:23
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Wigan Athletic takeover deal edges forward
Wigan Athletic owners the Whelan family agree a deal in principle to sell their majority stake in the club to a Hong Kong-based consortium.
May 8, 16:23
Ryan Giggs pictured in 2013
Wales boss Ryan Giggs 'praying' for Sir Alex Ferguson
Wales manager Ryan Giggs adds his voice to the outpouring of tributes for Sir Alex Ferguson as the Scot's recovery from brain surgery continues.
May 8, 12:28
Mark Hughes reacts during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Bournemouth on October 21, 2017
Hotel cancellation disrupts Southampton's preparations for Swansea City clash
Southampton's preparations for their relegation clash with Swansea City are disrupted by the cancellation of their hotel booking.
May 8, 11:17
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale becomes father for third time
Gareth Bale and his partner Emma Rhys-Jones announce the birth of their third child.
May 8, 10:51
A picture of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson 'awake and talking to family' after brain haemorrhage
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly awake and talking to his family following his emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
May 8, 09:27

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