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European challenger boosts chances of Sepp Blatter

European federation UEFA has effectively secured a further four years for Sepp Blatter as FIFA president by undermining the one challenger who had the faintest chance of success.<p>Michael Van Praag, former Ajax chairman and president of the Dutch football association, is being nominated by his …

Chelsea reaches League Cup final with victory over Liverpool

LONDON (AP) — Branislav Ivanovic scored on a header from Willian's free kick in the fourth minute of overtime, and Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0 Tuesday …

Van Persie unsure over longterm United future

Robin van Persie admits he doesn't know if he will be offered a new contract when his current deal expires with Manchester United.<p>Van Persie scored 30 goals and won the Premier League title in his first season with United following his move from Arsenal, but last season he struggled for fitness and …

Paul Pogba is not human

Watch a professional player forget how to athlete and fall running

Running is hard, man.<p>"Running is hard," said the mediocre athlete. Sometimes you're doing it and end up flipping over then laying flat on your back while everyone laughs at you.<p>Yorleys Mena is not said mediocre athlete. He is a professional who plays for Morelia in Liga MX. But we're all still …

Birmingham captain Paul Robinson demands better referees after being booked for blowing a kiss

Blues veteran defender is delighted Mark Clattenburg will take the FA Cup tie against his former club West Brom because standards this season have been 'terrible'<p>Paul Robinson has delivered a withering attack on “terrible” referees after revealing he was booked last weekend for blowing kisses at an …

The Most Highly Anticipated Films At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.

Jennifer Lawrence set to take plunge on The Dive with Hunger Games director

Actor in talks to reunite with Francis Lawrence on James Cameron’s romantic drama about two real-life freedivers<p>Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to reunite with her regular Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence on the romantic drama The Dive, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>The project, which …

James Cameron

Transfer news and rumours: The best strikers on the market - Telegraph

Soccer

Spain World Cup hopes in disarray as Madrid mess costs Lopetegui his job

The Basque coach was removed on Wednesday against the players' wishes and leaves La Roja in turmoil ahead of their opener against Portugal on Friday<p>Spain's World Cup preparations are in chaos. The president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, announced on Wednesday that coach …

American Sniper Just Toppled the January Box Office Records

Clint Eastwood hit the bullseye with this film.<p><i>American Sniper</i> began the long weekend with a handful of Oscar nominations and capped it by breaking a number of January box office records.<p>The film, which features <i>Vanity Fair</i> cover star <b>Bradley Cooper</b> as the titular sniper, has earned a staggering …

Harry Redknapp tells QPR chairman Tony Fernandes he needs another striker this month

The manager's demand comes on the same day he is given a vote of confidence by the club’s directors and with the club having already signed Mauro Zarate in January<p>Harry Redknapp has told <b>Queens Park Rangers</b> chairman Tony Fernandes that he needs a second new striker this January after being given a …