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  • Saxo-Tinkoff rider Michael Rogers of Australia celebrates after winning the Japan Cup cycling road race in Utsunomiya, in Japan's Tochigi prefecture on October 20, 2013
    Cycling union lifts doping ban on Australian … AFP News - 15 minutes ago

    The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday lifted its doping ban on Australian Michael Rogers, who last year tested positive for clenbuterol. Rogers was provisionally … More »Cycling union lifts doping ban on Australian …

    Saxo-Tinkoff rider Michael Rogers of Australia celebrates after winning the Japan Cup cycling road race in Utsunomiya, in Japan's Tochigi prefecture on October 20, 2013

    The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday lifted its doping ban on Australian Michael Rogers, who last year tested positive for clenbuterol. Rogers was provisionally banned after testing for the banned stimulant, which increases aerobic capacity, in a urine sample at the Japan Cup last October. "Upon careful …

  • Photo taken on March 1, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany shows Gertjan Verbeek, then head coach of the German first division Bundesliga side FC Nuremberg
    Nuremberg sack coach Verbeek after 184 … AFP News - 24 minutes ago

    Bundesliga strugglers Nuremberg announced on Wednesday they had sacked coach Gertjan Verbeek after just 184 days in charge. The decision to fire the 51-year-old Dutchman … More »Nuremberg sack coach Verbeek after 184 …

    Photo taken on March 1, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany shows Gertjan Verbeek, then head coach of the German first division Bundesliga side FC Nuremberg

    Bundesliga strugglers Nuremberg announced on Wednesday they had sacked coach Gertjan Verbeek after just 184 days in charge. The decision to fire the 51-year-old Dutchman follows Sunday's 4-1 home to defeat to Bayer Leverkusen that kept the club second bottom of the league and set to be relegated. "After a run of defeats …

  • De Sciglio open to Real Madrid move
    De Sciglio open to Real Madrid move GOAL.com - 31 minutes ago

    The Italy international has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu side and he admits it is 'flattering' to be followed by Los Blancos More »De Sciglio open to Real Madrid move

    De Sciglio open to Real Madrid move

    The Italy international has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu side and he admits it is 'flattering' to be followed by Los Blancos

  • Manchester United's Paul Scholes runs during the English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester
    Scholes returns to help Man United interim … Reuters - 31 minutes ago

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes returned to the club's training ground on Wednesday to help caretaker manager Ryan Giggs prepare for this weekend's Premier … More »Scholes returns to help Man United interim …

    Manchester United's Paul Scholes runs during the English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes returned to the club's training ground on Wednesday to help caretaker manager Ryan Giggs prepare for this weekend's Premier League match at home to Norwich City. Giggs, with whom Scholes shared many title triumphs, was put in charge of the first team for the final four games …

  • Sagna close to reaching agreement on new Arsenal deal
    Sagna close to reaching agreement on … GOAL.com - 36 minutes ago

    The Frenchman has held positive fresh talks with the club over a contract extension as confidence grows at Emirates Stadium that he will reject offers from rival clu … More »Sagna close to reaching agreement on …

    Sagna close to reaching agreement on new Arsenal deal

    The Frenchman has held positive fresh talks with the club over a contract extension as confidence grows at Emirates Stadium that he will reject offers from rival clubs

  • 'Louis van Gaal would be a revelation at Manchester United' - Roy
    'Louis van Gaal would be a revelation … GOAL.com - 46 minutes ago

    The Netherlands boss, who is set to step down after the 2014 World Cup, would succeed at Old Trafford, according to his countryman More »'Louis van Gaal would be a revelation …

    'Louis van Gaal would be a revelation at Manchester United' - Roy

    The Netherlands boss, who is set to step down after the 2014 World Cup, would succeed at Old Trafford, according to his countryman

  • Liverpool owners already planning for next season
    Liverpool owners already planning for … GOAL.com - 51 minutes ago

    Brendan Rodgers has revealed the Reds owners are already mapping out their hopes for the future, while hinting at a potentially busy summer ahead of a return to Europe's … More »Liverpool owners already planning for …

    Liverpool owners already planning for next season

    Brendan Rodgers has revealed the Reds owners are already mapping out their hopes for the future, while hinting at a potentially busy summer ahead of a return to Europe's top table

  • Madrid have no secrets for Bayern, insists Kroos
    Madrid have no secrets for Bayern, insists … GOAL.com - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    The Germany international is eagerly anticipating Wednesday's encounter and has warned his team-mates that they cannot afford to lose focus More »Madrid have no secrets for Bayern, insists …

    Madrid have no secrets for Bayern, insists Kroos

    The Germany international is eagerly anticipating Wednesday's encounter and has warned his team-mates that they cannot afford to lose focus

  • Bulls suffer blow as Van der Merwe picks … Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday after being found guilty of striking Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan, further deepening the crisis … More »Bulls suffer blow as Van der Merwe picks …

    Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday after being found guilty of striking Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan, further deepening the crisis the South African franchise is facing among its second rowers. The Springbok forward will miss Saturday's clash against Australia's Western Force in Perth, …

  • Fernandinho, Eriksen & more - Goal's Best Newcomers Team of the Season
    Fernandinho, Eriksen & more - Goal's … GOAL.com - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    There are three Brazilians in our best newcomers XI from 2013-14 while Swansea's record signing Wilfried Bony leads the line and Christian Eriksen and Jesus Navas … More »Fernandinho, Eriksen & more - Goal's …

    Fernandinho, Eriksen & more - Goal's Best Newcomers Team of the Season

    There are three Brazilians in our best newcomers XI from 2013-14 while Swansea's record signing Wilfried Bony leads the line and Christian Eriksen and Jesus Navas also feature

  • Sri Lanka's then Twenty20 captain Dinesh Chandimal pictured at a press conference in Colombo on March 14, 2014 ahead of the 2014 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup
    Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 capt … AFP News - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the … More »Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 capt …

    Sri Lanka's then Twenty20 captain Dinesh Chandimal pictured at a press conference in Colombo on March 14, 2014 ahead of the 2014 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup

    Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper. Chandimal, 24, opted out of the last three matches, including the semi-final and final, of the recent World Twenty20 in Bangladesh …

  • FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo Manchester United's manager David Moyes, right, stands alongside Ryan Giggs as the team trains at Carrington training ground in Manchester. Manchester United says manager David Moyes has left the Premier League club after less than a year in charge, amid heavy speculation he was about to be fired. United released a brief statement in its website Tuesday, saying the club "would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role." Giggs has been tipped to takeover on an interim basis. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
    Giggs to be assisted by former team … Associated Press - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ryan Giggs will be assisted by former teammates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville during his spell as interim manager of Manchester … More »Giggs to be assisted by former team …

    FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo Manchester United's manager David Moyes, right, stands alongside Ryan Giggs as the team trains at Carrington training ground in Manchester. Manchester United says manager David Moyes has left the Premier League club after less than a year in charge, amid heavy speculation he was about to be fired. United released a brief statement in its website Tuesday, saying the club "would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role." Giggs has been tipped to takeover on an interim basis. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ryan Giggs will be assisted by former teammates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville during his spell as interim manager of Manchester United following the dismissal of David Moyes.

  • Title race will go to the wire - Pellegrini
    Title race will go to the wire - Pe … GOAL.com - 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    The Manchester City boss still believes his side can win the Premier League and does not feel Liverpool's clash with Chelsea will prove decisive More »Title race will go to the wire - Pe …

    Title race will go to the wire - Pellegrini

    The Manchester City boss still believes his side can win the Premier League and does not feel Liverpool's clash with Chelsea will prove decisive

  • Football: Scholes makes United return … AFP News - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been drafted in to assist the club's newly appointed interim manager Ryan Giggs, United revealed on Wednesday. "It's … More »Football: Scholes makes United return …

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been drafted in to assist the club's newly appointed interim manager Ryan Giggs, United revealed on Wednesday. "It's great to see Paul Scholes here at the Aon Training Complex today, assisting Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville," United said on their official Twitter …

  • Sweden's Henrik Stenson checks the breeze on the fourth hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta
    Groggy Stenson hopes to kick-start season … Reuters - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - World number three Henrik Stenson's bid to kick-start his 2014 campaign at this week's China Open has been hampered by a bout of flu. The Swede, who won … More »Groggy Stenson hopes to kick-start season …

    Sweden's Henrik Stenson checks the breeze on the fourth hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta

    (Reuters) - World number three Henrik Stenson's bid to kick-start his 2014 campaign at this week's China Open has been hampered by a bout of flu. The Swede, who won the order of merit in Europe and the Tour Championships in the U.S. last year, has struggled to reach the heady heights so far this season and said he was …

  • Barcelona transfer ban lifted pending … Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Barcelona's ban from transfer market activity, due to last until the end of next season, has been temporarily lifted after the Spanish club appealed the decision, soccer's … More »Barcelona transfer ban lifted pending …

    Barcelona's ban from transfer market activity, due to last until the end of next season, has been temporarily lifted after the Spanish club appealed the decision, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA's Appeal Committee said it had granted Barcelona the so-called "suspensive effect" meaning that the sanctions …

  • FC Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez, from Chile, left, duels for the ball against Athletic Bilbao's Ander Iturraspe during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
    FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban … Associated Press - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    ZURICH (AP) — Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending … More »FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban …

    FC Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez, from Chile, left, duels for the ball against Athletic Bilbao's Ander Iturraspe during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    ZURICH (AP) — Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal.

  • Real Madrid - Bayern Munich Betting Preview: Why the La Liga side can score twice
    Real Madrid - Bayern Munich Betting … GOAL.com - 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    After an 11/8 winner in last night's semi final, Phil Kitromilides explains why he is backing Real Madrid to score over 1.5 goals against the Bundesliga champions … More »Real Madrid - Bayern Munich Betting …

    Real Madrid - Bayern Munich Betting Preview: Why the La Liga side can score twice

    After an 11/8 winner in last night's semi final, Phil Kitromilides explains why he is backing Real Madrid to score over 1.5 goals against the Bundesliga champions this evening

  • The Angel's reincarnation: How Di Maria has rescued his Madrid career
    The Angel's reincarnation: How Di … GOAL.com - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    The former winger has switched to the centre of midfield to superb effect after appearing to be on his way out of the Bernabeu following Gareth Bale's arrival More »The Angel's reincarnation: How Di …

    The Angel's reincarnation: How Di Maria has rescued his Madrid career

    The former winger has switched to the centre of midfield to superb effect after appearing to be on his way out of the Bernabeu following Gareth Bale's arrival

  • (R-L) Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar, midfielder Andres Iniesta and defender Adriano during a game against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou stadium on September 24, 2013
    FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ba … AFP News - 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona transferring players while the club makes an appeal against the sanction. Football's world body, which this month banned … More »FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ba …

    (R-L) Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar, midfielder Andres Iniesta and defender Adriano during a game against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou stadium on September 24, 2013

    FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona transferring players while the club makes an appeal against the sanction. Football's world body, which this month banned Barcelona from buying players for 14 months for breaching rules on the registration of minors, announced the suspension in a statement. Barcelona has appealed …