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A general view of Old Trafford is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 4, 2015
Manchester United announce record-breaking profits and revenue
Manchester United announce record-breaking profits and revenue for the financial year which ended in June.
Tiemoue Bakayoko in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on August 20, 2017
Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko involved in 'minor' car crash
Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko escapes injury after being involved in a "minor car collision".
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the second during the Premier League game between Manchester United and West Ham United on August 13, 2017
Romelu Lukaku urges Manchester United fans to "move on" from controversial song
Romelu Lukaku acknowledges that Manchester United fans "meant well with their songs" but wants to move on from the furore surrounding a chant about his penis.
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Report: Chelsea, Manchester City investigated by FIFA over youth player recruitment
Chelsea and Manchester City are being investigated by FIFA over their recruitment of young players, according to a report.
Welsh manager Gary Speed watches his team play against England in their 2012 Group G Euro Qualifier football match at Wembley stadium in London, on September 6, 2011
Gary Speed to be inducted into National Football Museum Hall of Fame
The National Football Museum announces that the late Gary Speed will be inducted into their Hall of Fame on Thursday.
A general view of Athletic Bilbao's new San Mames Stadium on September 16, 2013
Yeray Alvarez beats cancer for second time
Athletic Bilbao reveal that 22-year-old defender Yeray Alvarez has beaten cancer for the second time.
Victor Lindelof in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Victor Lindelof fiancee: Manchester United prices "disgusting"
The fiancee of Victor Lindelof blasts the "disgusting" prices charged by Manchester United for corporate hospitality.
Paul Ince the manager of Blackpool during the npower Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Blackpool at City Ground on April 6, 2013
Paul Ince: 'Romelu Lukaku penis chant not racist'
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince does not see the song referring to Romelu Lukaku's penis as racist but admits that it may be deemed as obscene.
Wayne Rooney in action for Everton against Sevilla on August 6, 2017
Everton's Wayne Rooney 'fined two weeks wages' following drink-driving conviction
Everton reportedly fine Wayne Rooney two weeks' wages worth around £300,000 after being convicted of drink-driving.
Sep 20, 17:15
oxing gloves hang on the wall at the Urbina Westside Boxing Gym where Israel Vasquez Two-time Junior Featherweight World Champion had a workout session on September 29, 2009 i
Boxing legend Jake 'The Raging Bull' LaMotta dies at the age of 95
Legendary boxer Jake 'The Raging Bull' LaMotta dies at the age of 95.
Sep 20, 17:02
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Manchester United fans 'to keep singing about Romelu Lukaku's penis'
A Manchester United fan group say that they will continue singing a controversial chant about Romelu Lukaku until ordered to stop.
Sep 20, 14:23
A general view of Stamford bridge is pictured before the start of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen on September 13, 2011
FIFA launches investigation into Chelsea youth policy
FIFA confirms that it has launched an investigation into Chelsea's youth transfer policy.
Sep 20, 14:10
Sunlight bursts through the stadium prior to kick off during the NFL game between Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium on November 01, 2015 in London, England.
NFL Wembley set for 'enhanced security'
The NFL game at Wembley this Sunday will reportedly be subject to enhanced security procedures.
Sep 20, 13:51
Gabriel Jesus celebrates with Kevin De Bruyne after scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Amazon planning to bid for Premier League rights?
Amazon are reportedly preparing to enter the bidding for the UK broadcast rights to the Premier League.
Sep 20, 13:40
Ferrari's Michael Schumacher in the garage before the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on March 9, 2003
Michael Schumacher to move to America?
Michael Schumacher could be set to relocate to the United States.
Sep 20, 10:56
Everton defender Michael Keane in action during his side's Europa League qualifier with Hajduk Split
Everton's Michael Keane 'liked' tweet mocking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?
Everton defender Michael Keane reportedly 'likes' a tweet mocking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's performance for Liverpool.
Sep 20, 09:52
A close-up view of the Premier League trophy on August 5, 2015
Premier League defends record in improving facilities for disabled supporters
The Premier League defends its record in improving facilities for disabled fans after claims that a number of top-flight clubs are failing to meet their own targets.
Sep 19, 21:51
A general view of the stadium during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014
Report: Porn movie filmed at Brazil's Maracana stadium
A sex scene has reportedly been filmed at Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium as part of a porn movie.
Sep 19, 21:02
A photo shows the FIFA sign at the entrance of the world football's governing body headquarters in Zurich taken on September 25, 2015
Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick given six-year ban by FIFA
FIFA bans Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick for six years from all football-related activities for violating several articles of its code of ethics.
Sep 19, 19:40
A general view of Wembley Stadium on May 3, 2012
England fans 'facing commuter chaos' as Tube strike announced
Tube strike action has been announced for October 5, which is the day that England are scheduled to take on Slovenia in a qualifying fixture at Wembley Stadium.
Sep 19, 18:40
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Manchester United 'seek advice' over Romelu Lukaku penis chant
Manchester United confirm that they are "seeking advice" about a fan chant referencing Romelu Lukaku's penis.
Sep 19, 15:35
A general view of the Balaidos stadium ahead of a friendly match between RC Celta de Vigo and Southampton at Balaidos stadium on August 3, 2013
Celta Vigo fined for low attendances
Celta Vigo are issued with a fine by La Liga for failing to meet minimum attendance requirements at the Balaidos.
Sep 19, 13:09
A general view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2014
Leicester City issue bans for homophobic abuse
Leicester City announce that they have issued stadium bans to three fans after homophobic abuse at the home game with Brighton & Hove Albion last month.
Sep 19, 12:47
A maniacal Jose Mourinho tries to figure out how many matches his side have drawn at Old Trafford this season during the Premier League clash with Arsenal on May 7, 2017
Manchester United fans caught up in RyanAir chaos
Manchester United fans react angrily after RyanAir cancel flights to Lisbon ahead of their Champions League clash with Benfica.
Sep 19, 12:38
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Anti-racism group Kick It Out want chant about Romelu Lukaku's penis banned
Manchester United are reportedly seeking advice after Kick It Out call for a chant about Romelu Lukaku's penis to be banned.
Sep 19, 10:12
A dejected Wayne Rooney during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Everton on August 27, 2017
Wayne Rooney apologises after accepting drink-driving charge
Wayne Rooney apologises to Everton supporters after being given a two-year driving ban at Stockport Magistrates' Court.
Sep 18, 11:04
Wayne Rooney takes a shot during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving charge
Everton's former England international striker Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to charge of drink-driving at Stockport Magistrates' Court.
Sep 18, 10:39
Everton's Oumar Niasse introduces himself to the crowd on the pitch before the match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
Oumar Niasse watches Everton loss to Manchester United with away fans
Everton striker Oumar Niasse watches his side's 4-0 defeat to Manchester United amongst the away supporters at Old Trafford.
Sep 17, 20:34
Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and FC Lorient at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco on September 15, 2013
Radamel Falcao 'to plead guilty to tax fraud'
Monaco striker Radamel Falcao will reportedly plead guilty to tax fraud during his time with Atletico Madrid.
Sep 17, 17:31
Sam Allardyce looking pretty in pink ahead of the Premier League game between Sunderland and Manchester United on February 13, 2016
Sam Allardyce for 'I'm A Celebrity'?
Former England manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly approached to appear on ITV reality series I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Sep 17, 14:13
General views of the ground the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United at The Hawthorns on April 26, 2014
West Bromwich Albion 'reject American takeover'
West Bromwich Albion owner Guochuan Lai reportedly turns down a takeover bid from an American company.
Sep 16, 12:04
Big Tom Cairney in action during the FA Cup game between Cardiff City and Fulham on January 8, 2017
Fans asked to arrive early after terror incident
The EFL issues a statement encouraging supporters to arrive early at games today following the terrorist attack in West London yesterday.
Sep 16, 11:08
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Fan arrested after bottle throwing incident in Sunderland, Sheffield United game
Sunderland confirm that an individual has been arrested after a bottle was thrown at a Sheffield United player in Saturday's Championship game at the Stadium of Light.
Sep 15, 22:15
General views of Oakwell Stadium on September 5, 2011
Report: 'Moneyball' pioneer Billy Beane part of consortium to take over Barnsley
'Moneyball' baseball pioneer Billy Beane is reportedly joining a consortium including Chinese businessman Chien Lee and American investor Paul Conway to acquire Barnsley.
Sep 15, 20:34
Former Northampton Town player Clarke Carlisle before the FA Cup First Round match between Bishop's Storford and Northampton Town ProKit UK stadium on November 10, 2013
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle found "safe and well" in Liverpool
Lancashire Police confirm that former footballer Clarke Carlisle has been found safe and well in Liverpool after going missing in Manchester.
Sep 15, 19:32
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Gareth Bale abused during Real Madrid fan event
Gareth Bale is jeered by Real Madrid supporters while attending a sponsorship event in the Spanish capital.
Sep 15, 18:32