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Middlesbrough fan accused of urinating in Alex Smithies's water bottle
A Middlesbrough fan is arrested for allegedly urinating in Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies's water bottle.
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Fulham hopeful of Craven Cottage expansion
Fulham reveal details of a proposal to begin work on an expansion to Craven Cottage by May next year.
Jan 20, 16:09
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Pele spokesperson denies hospitalisation reports
Pele's representative says that reports of his hospitalisation are "fake news".
Jan 19, 20:26
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Brazil legend Pele hospitalised in homeland
Brazil legend Pele is currently in hospital in his homeland after collapsing during the early hours of Thursday morning.
Jan 19, 12:32
Prospective new Newcastle United owner Amanda Staveley
Amanda Staveley still interested in purchasing Newcastle United
Amanda Staveley says that she is 'hugely hurt' by claims that her PCP Capital Partners group are 'wasting time' with their offer to purchase Newcastle United.
Jan 19, 09:33
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Report: FIFA accuses Chelsea of breaking transfer rules on signings of 25 minors
Chelsea are reportedly accused by FIFA of breaking the rules surrounding the signing of 25 foreign players under the age of 18.
Jan 18, 22:16
Sean Dyche lets it all out during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Burnley on December 30, 2017
Burnley manager Sean Dyche: 'I don't eat worms'
Sean Dyche jokes that eating worms is just one of numerous explanations as to why he has a gravelly voice, as he responds to claims made by Soren Andersen.
Jan 18, 17:46
Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Alexis Sanchez's girlfriend posts cryptic message amid transfer saga
Alexis Sanchez's girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez posts a cryptic message on social media amid the Arsenal star's transfer saga.
Jan 17, 13:01
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John Ruddy: 'Everyone at Wolverhampton Wanderers is supporting Carl Ikeme'
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper John Ruddy says that everyone at the club is in full support of fellow stopper Carl Ikeme, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in July.
Jan 17, 12:19
Jon Flanagan in action for Liverpool in a pre-season friendly in July 2017
Jon Flanagan sentenced for assault on girlfriend
Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work and a 12-month community order after assaulting his girlfriend at the end of last year.
Jan 17, 11:44
Sean Dyche lets it all out during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Burnley on December 30, 2017
Soren Andersen: 'Sean Dyche ate worms in training'
Sean Dyche has a gravelly voice because he used to enjoy eating worms in training, according to former Bristol City teammate Soren Andersen.
Jan 16, 21:22
Newcastle chairman Mike Ashley pictured in November 2014
Report: Mike Ashley, Amanda Staveley end Newcastle United takeover talks
Talks between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley's PCP Partners over a potential takeover of Newcastle United are reported to have come to an end for the time being.
Jan 16, 19:57
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Olympic gymnast Simone Biles claims she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar
American four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles claims that she was sexually abused by former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar.
Jan 15, 22:15
Ben Stokes in action for England in September 2016
England vice-captain Ben Stokes charged with affray
England cricketer Ben Stokes is charged with affray by the Crown Prosecution Service following an incident outside a nightclub last year.
Jan 15, 14:20
Cyrille Regis in action for West Bromwich Albion in 1982
Cyrille Regis dies, aged 59
Ex-West Bromwich Albion striker Cyrille Regis dies at the age of 59.
Jan 15, 08:13
Saido Berahino in action for Stoke City during a Premier League clash with Liverpool in 2016-17
Saido Berahino 'turns up for Manchester United game on wrong day'
Stoke City striker Saido Berahino seemingly turns up a day early for his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Jan 14, 21:00
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No racism at Spartak Moscow, say filmed club players
Spartak Moscow players described as "chocolates melting in the sun" by the Russian team's Twitter account claim that "there is no racism" at the club.
Jan 14, 16:41
Jay Rodriguez in action for West Bromwich Albion during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal
Jay Rodriguez reported to Football Association 'for racist remark'
The Football Association is to look into an alleged racist comment made by Jay Rodriguez to Gaetan Bong in West Bromwich Albion's 2-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Jan 13, 20:32
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Spartak Moscow under fire for "chocolate" tweet
Spartak Moscow are embroiled in a fresh racism row after posting a tweet about three black players.
Jan 13, 15:47
Antonio Conte watches on intently during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on October 14, 2017
Antonio Conte's car 'suffers thousands of pounds' worth of damage in storm'
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's car reportedly suffers storm damage at the club's training ground.
Jan 12, 20:31
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic reacts to a missed chance during his side's Champions League Group H clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on September 13, 2017
Borussia Dortmund squad struck down with food poisoning after eating kebabs
Andre Schurrle and Christian Pulisic are among nine Borussia Dortmund players said to have fallen ill after eating chicken kebabs during the club's training camp.
Jan 12, 11:29
Jose Mourinho applauds during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Football Association announces televised games for FA Cup fourth round
The Football Association announces which fixtures in the FA Cup fourth round have been rearranged for television.
Jan 11, 17:39
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo at the EFL cup against Manchester City on October 24, 2017
EFL announces nine televised fixtures
The EFL announces that nine fixtures have been changed for television purposes between February 18 and March 7, with Championship leaders Wolves featuring three times.
Jan 11, 16:34
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence dies, aged 77
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence, Bill Shankly's first-choice stopper during the 1960s, has died at the age of 77.
Jan 10, 20:14
A general view inside Old Trafford ahead of the Champions League group game between Manchester United and Benfica on October 31, 2017
Manchester United to subsidise fans travelling to Sevilla
Manchester United will charge Sevilla fans £89 a ticket for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, with the proceeds used to subsidise their own fans.
Jan 10, 17:05
Romelu Lukaku pictured after missing a header during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Romelu Lukaku 'angry and upset by voodoo claims made by Everton owner'
Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku is reportedly seeking legal advice after Everton owner Farhad Moshiri claimed that a "voodoo message" told the striker to leave.
Jan 10, 13:06
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Alex McLeish attempting to buy Charlton Athletic?
Alex McLeish is heading a consortium that is interested in taking over at League One side Charlton Athletic, according to a report.
Jan 10, 11:20
Andre Villas-Boas at a testimonial gala dinner for Ledley King at London Hilton on May 7, 2013
Andre Villas-Boas hospitalised in Peru
Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is taken to hospital in Peru after being injured during the Dakar Rally.
Jan 10, 08:55
Jack Grealish in action for Aston Villa on July 30, 2016
Jack Grealish: 'Freak injury left my kidney cut in two places'
Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish reveals how a freak collision with Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley in pre-season left his kidney "cut in two places".
Jan 9, 21:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Serie A take no action on Blaise Matuidi racism claims in Cagliari clash
Serie A confirm that no action will be taken against Cagliari Calcio after Blaise Matuidi's claims of racist abuse during Juventus's 1-0 win over the Sardinians.
Jan 9, 20:54
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Rangers legend Nacho Novo out of intensive care after suspected heart attack
Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo is out of intensive care after suffering a suspected heart attack on Saturday, staff at the Glasgow bar owned by the Spaniard have said.
Jan 9, 20:00
Romelu Lukaku looks unimpressed while playing for Manchester United in August 2017
Romelu Lukaku weighs in on H&M racism row with own version of controversial advert
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku responds to the racism row featuring fashion label H&M by posting his own version of a controversial advertising image.
Jan 9, 19:22
Peter Beardsley pictured in 2009
Peter Beardsley takes leave of absence amid bullying, racism claims
Newcastle United announce that Under-23s boss Peter Beardsley "will take a period of leave" while an investigation continues into complaints made against him.
Jan 9, 16:25
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FA to use 'Rooney Rule' to decide on Gareth Southgate successor
The FA will use the 'Rooney Rule' to decide on the next England manager when current boss Gareth Southgate leaves the post.
Jan 9, 14:14
A frustrated Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Europa League game between Manchester United and Anderlecht on April 20, 2017
Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I am a victim of racism'
Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims that he has been a victim of racism.
Jan 9, 11:59
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger warns Alex Iwobi he could be fined for partying
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Alex Iwobi is facing a fine for "unacceptable" partying in the build-up to the team's FA Cup exit.
Jan 9, 10:12

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