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Manchester United boss Van Gaal braced for Derby duel in FA Cup

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has his back to the wall once again ahead of his side's FA Cup fourth-round tie at second-tier

Ibrahimovic gets 700,000 euro monthly pay boost

Paris Saint-Germain's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been handed a 700,000 euros ($760,000) monthly pay-rise making him by far the

Atletico appeal transfer ban

Atletico Madrid lodged an appeal Monday against a one-year transfer ban imposed by FIFA over their dealing in under-age

Arsenal don’t have Chelsea block, says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed suggestions that his side have a mental block regarding London rivals Chelsea following a 1-0

Lurching Liverpool eye League Cup final spot

Zigzagging across the road like a clown car they may be, but Liverpool are also just 90 minutes from Wembley ahead of Tuesday's League

Rooney becomes a father again

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney became a father for the third time when his wife Coleen gave birth to the couple's third child --

Arsenal duo Ozil, Sanchez in line for Chelsea

Arsenal's key creators Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez could both return from injury for Sunday's Premier League clash with champions

Bale cost world record 100 million euros – report

Welsh star Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 for a world record fee in excess of 100 million euros ($109 million, £77 million), a

Liverpool, Spurs reach FA Cup fourth round

Liverpool overcame fourth-tier Exeter City 3-0 on Wednesday to set up an FA Cup fourth-round clash with West Ham United, while Tottenham

Facebook should have ‘acquaintance’ category: study

People cannot have 1,000 real friends on Facebook. Nor 500. In fact, anything over 200 starts seeming unlikely, an unusual study

E-cigs make quitting harder, contested study claims

E-cigarettes, touted as an aide for giving up tobacco, in fact lowers the odds of quitting success, claimed research Thursday that was

Real Madrid, Atletico banned from transfer market

FIFA on Thursday banned Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from buying players for one year over their dealing in under-age

Even I’m bored by United admits Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal admits there have been times this season when even he has been left feeling bored and angry by Manchester United's

Students trickle back to Kenya university nine months after massacre

Students trickled back on Monday for classes at a university in northeastern Kenya where at least 148 people were killed by Islamist

Ballon d’Or finalists

The Ballon d'Or for 2015 will be awarded on Monday with Lionel Messi tipped to win the prize for a fifth time.AFP Sports looks at

‘El Chapo’ in his own words

He is unrepentant about his prolific drug trafficking business. He loves his mother. And he hopes to die a natural death.Mexican

Drogba denies retirement report

Didier Drogba denied reports of his retirement on Wednesday, saying he had not yet taken a decision over his future amid speculation

Guardiola would ‘Pep up’ Premier League, says Gerrard

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on Wednesday said "world-class" Pep Guardiola would be a great addition to the Premier League