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Bayern training tougher than Bundesliga, says Muller

The Germany international claims it is harder to score in practice games against his fellow team-mates than against his side's domestic rivals in Germany's top-flight<p>Thomas Muller feels training at Bayern Munich is often more challenging than some of the tests the German champions face in the …

Manchester City v Manchester United: Fighting talk masks derby worries for Louis van Gaal

United manager in bullish mood ahead of facing local rivals but their opponents are in better shape on and off the pitch<p>Louis van Gaal was adamant. When asked if <b>Manchester United</b> can still be classed as a bigger club than their cross-town rivals, the Dutchman smiled and replied simply in two words: …

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Barcelona slump to shock home defeat by Celta Vigo

A week of losses continued and the damage at the Camp Nou accumulates. Barcelona lost to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu last Saturday; they lost a legal case against their former president Joan Laporta on Thursday, re-opening the wounds of a civil war at a club with a perilous propensity to …

Jamaat chief sentenced to death in Bangladesh

A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country's Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.<p>The head of a three-judge panel, M Enayetur Rahim, announced the verdict on Wednesday against …

Lecturers To Strike, Meaning Students Won't Be Set Coursework Or Receive Marks

As part of the ongoing row over pensions, academics around the country are set to hold a marking boycott, meaning students will not be set …

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial …

Nato urged to join fight against Ebola

Two former Nato secretary-generals and dozens of leading European politicians have urged the alliance to dispatch troops, aircraft and ships to west …

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US envoy and Northern Ireland parties to begin talks

Gary Hart to join negotiations on parades, flags and the legacy of the Troubles, as sectarian violence flares in east Belfast<p>Former US presidential candidate Gary Hart begins talks on Wednesday with the leaders of Northern Ireland’s parties aimed at breaking the deadlock on issues including …

Enrique Cerezo blasts La Liga awards; Cristiano Ronaldo defends haul

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo reiterated on Tuesday that his players deserved more La Liga awards but Real Madrid big winner Cristiano …

Soccer

Balotelli to face no action from police over threatening behaviour claims

The Liverpool striker was alleged to have taken offence when a woman attempted to take photos of his Ferrari, but the woman has decided against making a formal complaint<p>Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that no further action will be taken against Mario Balotelli over allegations that the …

Mark Clattenburg dropped from Premier League weekend fixtures after dash to Ed Sheeran concert

Referee travelled alone to officiate West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace – which is against rules – so he could attend Ed Sheeran concert in Newcastle<p>Referee Mark Clattenburg has been dropped from this weekend’s <b>Premier League</b> fixtures after breaching regulations in order to attend a pop concert, …

Swansea boss Monk wants Fernandez red overturned

The defender was sent off late in the game at Anfield as the Reds summoned a late comeback to progress to the fifth round of League Cup, leaving his manager flummoxed<p>Swansea City manager Garry Monk is hopeful that Federico Fernandez's red card will be overturned.<p>The defender was harshly shown a …

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli beats the pain barrier to earn his reward in League Cup defeat of Swansea City

Italian suffers a knee injury in warm-up at Anfield but comes off the bench to help Liverpool overcome Swansea City in Capital One Cup<p><b>Mario Balotelli</b> played through the pain barrier to kickstart his <b>Liverpool</b> career with the winning goal against Swansea.<p>The Italian suffered a knee injury in the …

Klopp demands more despite valuable Borussia Dortmund win

The head coach says he "cannot be satisfied" with his side's second-half showing despite their convincing DFB-Pokal win over St. Pauli<p>Jurgen Klopp felt Borussia Dortmund took a step in the right direction with their DFB-Pokal success against St. Pauli on Tuesday - but insists he wants more from his …

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Chelsea legend Drogba rolls back the years ... and Mourinho may need him now more than ever

Playing the full 90 minutes for the second time in three days, the Ivorian underlined that he has not come back to Stamford Bridge merely for ceremony; the Blues need him<p><b>COMMENT</b> <br>By George Ankers<p>They say that you should never go back – and there were fears that Didier Drogba could tarnish his …

Transfer Rumours & Gossip, Latest Transfer News

Madrid enter Umtiti saga<p>Real Madrid have joined Manchester United in the pursuit of Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti.<p>Mourinho set for make-up talks with players<p>Jose Mourinho is expected to have clear-the-air talks with Manchester United players this week after having publicly called out a number of …

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Luis Suarez's new autobiography - seven things we have learned

Jeremy Wilson analyses Crossing the Line, the new autobiography from controversial former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and finds out that there is likely to be more trouble ahead<p><b>1. Brendan Rodgers can manage difficult players</b><p>One theme that flows through the book is the respect Suarez maintains for …

Pellegrini: Rooney replaceable at Manchester United

The striker is set to return to action in the Manchester derby but the City boss believes that there are other Red Devils stars who will cause him headaches at the Etihad Stadium<p>Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes that Wayne Rooney is replaceable at Manchester United as he looks set …

Why Pochettino's slow Tottenham start is no surprise

The Tottenham manager was prepared for a poor start to his time in charge of the club but has the chance show that he is the man to bring progress - and trophies - to north London<p><b>COMMENT</b><br>By Greg Stobart<p>Mauricio Pochettino will not be surprised by Tottenham’s alarmingly poor start to the season.<p>In …

Chelsea Injury News: Diego Costa and Ramires Set to Return for QPR Clash

Chelsea received a major boost ahead of the west London Derby against Queens Park Rangers with Jose Mourinho confirming Diego Costa and Ramires will …