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Tennis Player Forced to Play Alone in Doubles Match After Teammate Gets Injured

If a player suffers an injury in a tennis doubles match and can't continue, it would make a lot of sense to just award the victory to the team with two players remaining. Unfortunately for Taylor Townsend, the format of the World Team Tennis tournament required her to play one-on-two tennis after …

Which country won the World Cup of World Cup fans?

Vote for the best fans at the World Cup!<p>Germany has won the World Cup, there is still one more competition to be had. Which country had the best fans?!<p>Below are some fans from every country. Take note of effort, passion, stupidity and then vote for your favorite fans at the bottom!<p>Group A<p><b>Brazil</b><p>At …

Bayern Munich's manager introduces us to Pep Style

Pep Guardiola just wanted to help Franck Ribery after the midfielder went down injured. Now we have "Pep Style"<p>Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to "Pep Style".<p>Am I being ridiculous? Yes.<p>Am I being childish? Probably.<p>Is it funny? Yes. Yes it is.

Mourinho could lose the dressing room, warns Cruyff

• Champions League<p>ESPN staff<p>ESPN FC: Can PSG hold on without Zlatan?<p>Johan Cruyff has claimed Jose Mourinho could lose the dressing room at Chelsea if …

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Ronaldo may feature against Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training with Real Madrid and has been included in the 20-man squad for Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal …

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Arsenal Transfer News: Ashley Young's Son, Tyler, Joins Gunners

Tyler Young, the son of Manchester United winger Ashley, has signed a contract with Arsenal.<p>The news was revealed by Nicky Pike, Tyler's mother and his father's former fiancee, on Twitter. Young then retweeted the image, highlighting his boy's allegiance:<p>Tyler follows in the footsteps of Robin van …

Arsene Wenger Says Arsenal Are Losing It as Ian Wright Demands Roberto Martinez

The Arsene Wenger fan club’s member count was sent on yet another downward spiral on Sunday, as the Gunners surrendered their control in the race for fourth place to Everton.<p>The Toffees ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at Goodison Park, leaving Arsenal with just one win in their last six league …

Jose Mourinho and the three Lukakus

The continuing inadequacies of Chelsea's strikers have again called into question Jose Mourinho's decision to send Romelu Lukaku out on loan. But while keeping him might have garnered the club a few more points, it might also have been a mistake.<p>Last Wednesday night against Paris Saint-Germain, …

Power Ranking All 32 FIFA 2014 World Cup Home Kits

Forget football, the 2014 World Cup is all about shirts.<p>We've waded through each home design in a bid to decipher the ugly from the brilliant. Visual appeal, creativity and originality are the main factors to be judged, while bonus points are given for those that are deemed to be memorable.<p>Can …

José Mourinho Called Real Madrid Players 'Traitors' And Told Them 'Not To Win' At Barcelona

José Mourinho's three years at Real Madrid manager were so fractious he accused players of treachery in his first season and instructed them not to …

Heineken Cup: Jonny Wilkinson in Toulon semi-final fitness race

<b>Toulon fly-half Jonny Wilkinson is unsure if he will be fit to face Munster in the Heineken Cup semi-finals in three weeks' time.</b><p>The World Cup-winning former England fly-half, 34, pulled up with a hamstring problem in the first half of the 29-14 win over Leinster on Sunday.<p>"I've had this for the …

Patrice Evra admits Manchester United prefer Europe after Newcastle win

Honesty can be an all too elusive commodity in football but Patrice Evra prides himself on his candour.<p>After helping a largely second-string Manchester United side record their biggest Premier League win of the season, he advanced an interesting theory as to why it has taken David Moyes's team so …

Liverpool back on top as Everton push on for top four

LONDON (Reuters) - Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham United to complete a Merseyside win-double over London clubs on Sunday.<p>Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring a penalty during their English Premier …

West Ham United 1 Liverpool 2: match report

Read a full match report for the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool at Upton Park on Sunday, April 6, 2014<p>The lawnmowers were out, Upton Park was otherwise deserted but, even 20 minutes after the final whistle, a crowd of more than 3,000 ecstatic <b>Liverpool</b> fans could not bring …

Mourinho wants Terry to stay at Chelsea

• Premier League<p>ESPN staff<p>John Terry continued his good form in the victory over Stoke © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Jose Mourinho has revealed he wants his …

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Brilliant performance - Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says it was a "brilliant all-round performance" as his side beat West Ham 2-1.<p>Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as the Reds moved back to the top of the Premier League.<p>Liverpool have been awarded 12 Premier League penalties this season - more than any other team …

Toni Kroos Says Manchester United Transfer Is A 'Possibility'

Manchester United have received a transfer boost after Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos admitted a transfer to the Premier League is a …

Manchester United planning Morata bid

Alvaro Morata has been linked with a move to Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal as well as Manchester United © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Manchester United are …

Jones back with a bang as old man Eto'o impresses

Phil Jones's scored against West Brom but his defensive show put him at the heart of the ESPN team © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p><b>ESPN's Team of the …

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Samuel Eto'o's Reaction To Sniffing Nasal Spray (GIF)

Samuel Eto'o had quite the eventful pre-birthday weekend. Originally left out of Chelsea's starting line-up for the 4-0 win against Tottenham, he was …

Robin van Persie rumours leave Manchester United manager David Moyes in no-win situation

Rooney contract gives manager a dilemma over whether to also offer Dutch striker new deal<p><b>Manchester United</b> made a rod for their own back by capitulating into handing Wayne Rooney a fortune to stay at the club with a new five-year contract. That is being borne out by the problem they now face with …

Mata: I'm not a winger

Moyes: My players' attitudes have changed completely<p>Juan Mata wants to play in the No.10 role for Manchester United and does not see himself as the …

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Arsenal v Bayern Munich: 10 statistics to fear Champions League holders (and one for Gunners to be optimistic)

Champions League holders Bayern Munich are on record winning and unbeaten streaks in the Bundesliga, have conceded only twice in 2014, but there is one sign of hope for Arsenal<p><b>1</b> Bayern Munich have not lost a home game in the Bundesliga since October 2012, when they were beaten 2-1 by Bayer …

Adidas and Nike battle for soccer supremacy in World Cup year | Reuters

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - With the soccer World Cup only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry of nations like Brazil and Argentina.<p>Barcelona's soccer player Lionel Messi of Argentina speaks as he presents his Adidas adiZero …

Toni Kroos open to Premier League move from Bayern Munich

<b>Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has indicated he would consider a move to the Premier League if he decides to leave the Bundesliga champions.</b><p>The Germany international's contract expires in June 2015 and he has been heavily linked with Manchester United.<p>"No decision has been made," said the …

Christian Benteke Misses Open Goal During Belgium V Ivory Coast (VINE)

Christian Benteke is almost certainly a shoe-in for the miss of the season award following his extraordinary effort for Belgium against the Ivory …

Today on YouTube: Wayne Rooney adds to David Moyes's embarrassment by nutmegging him during training

Manchester United striker took great delight in leaving his under-pressure manager a little red-faced during open training session in front of media<p>It never rains but it pours for <b>Manchester United</b> manager David Moyes who suffered the ignominy of being nutmegged by <b>Wayne Rooney</b> during an open …

David Moyes kept in Manchester United job by the absolute influence behind the scenes of Sir Alex Ferguson

At any other club manager would have been sacked by now, but his predecessor at Old Trafford is proving to be his most important friend of all<p>Sir Alex Ferguson was enjoying himself at the Oscars ceremony.<p>Grinning widely, eyes sparkling, he was evidently appreciating being in the company of winners …

Nike Magista And Adidas Primeknit FS World Cup Boots Revealed (PICTURES)

Nike and Adidas have released their new boots ahead of the summer World Cup, and both have literally put a sock in it.<p>Following the Adidas Samba …