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Scottish League Cup: St Mirren are prized scalp, admits Danny Lennon

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has warned his players their status as League Cup holders will make them even more of a target for Queen of the South.<p>Saints travel to Dumfries on Tuesday night looking for their first win of the season against a team who suffered their first defeat on Saturday when …

Seattle and Portland show blueprint for supersized MLS

On Sunday night in Seattle two soccer teams and 67,385 fans showed us the heights the sport can reach in the United States. They've also given us the blueprint of how to make it a regular event in MLS, if we can just be patient.<p>At some point in the next few days I will catch up on the lost sleep …

Can Gareth Bale really be worth 100 million euros?

Gareth Bale’s expected world-record transfer to Real Madrid is proof that football’s super-clubs are playing as much for Asian shirt sales as European trophies, says Oliver Brown<p>You don’t have to be the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics to work out why Jonathan Barnett, Gareth Bale’s agent, is so …

Wenger: Wilshere will face Fenerbahce

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said midfielder Jack Wilshere will start Tuesday night's Champions League play-off second leg against Fenerbahce at …

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Lampard: Fear held Blues, United back

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea and Manchester United believes a fear of defeat to a Premier League title rival prevented both teams from playing to …

Oscar eyes early advantage over United

Chelsea midfielder Oscar believes his side can strike a decisive early blow in the title race if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on …

Chelsea agree deal with Anzhi Makhachkala to sign Willian subject to work permit being granted

Chelsea have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala.<p>The Brazilian had looked to be on the verge of joining Tottenham earlier this week but the Blues have outmanoeuvred their London rivals and the forward will now move to Stamford Bridge subject to a …

Manchester United v Chelsea set to be 'feisty'

Chelsea's strong attacking line-up will be a challenge for Manchester United, according to Tim Rolls from the Chelsea Supporters' Trust.<p><b>Chelsea</b>'s Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford is set to be a "feisty" game according to Tim Rolls of the Chelsea Supporters Trust, against …

Tottenham 'sign Vlad Chiriches' from Steaua Bucharest

Tottenham have agreed to sign Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches, according to the Romanian club's manager.<p><b>Spurs</b> have been searching for a new centre-back following the departures of Steven Caulker and William Gallas.<p>The north London club failed in their bid to sign 23-year-old Chiriches last …

Bayern suffer Thiago Alcantara blow

Pavard's rise is coming at the right time for France<p>France 27 minutes ago<p>Read<p>U.S.'s Morales joins newly promoted Dusseldorf<p>Transfers 17 hours …

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Tonight: Dempsey's first taste of Cascadia. Portland hope it's bitter. Preview: http://soc.cr/ofeIJ

Vlad Chiriches 'on his way to Spurs'

Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches will become the latest in Tottenham’s line of summer additions, the Romanian club’s manager, Laurentiu …

Bayern Munich continued their winning start to the season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Bavarian neighbours Nurnberg. They even had the luxury of missing a David Alaba penalty but the combination of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben ensured the three points. REPORT: http://bit.ly/1c3Ym5r RATINGS: http://bit.ly/13Z5ril

Bayern maintain perfect record

<b>Bayern Munich</b> kept pace with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben both on target in a 2-0 win over</b> …

Martinez: United approach disrespectful

Roberto Martinez has said Manchester United must have expected that their £28 million bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines would be …

Sturridge shines, Gunners triumph

Liverpool continued their 100% start to the season with a win at Aston Villa, while Arsenal bounced back from opening day defeat by cruising to …

Sunday, 10pm ET: The Captain comes home. Seattle-Portland: It gets no bigger. Preview: http://soc.cr/oeCv5

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1: match report

Read a full match report of the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on Saturday August 24, 2013.<p>Who needs Luis Suárez? Daniel Sturridge is rendering the absence of the Uruguayan almost irrelevant.<p>Sturridge’s second goal of the season was enough to build on the wave …

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio forced to call police after confrontation with Southampton fans in team hotel

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio revealed on Saturday night how he was confronted by three drunken supporters and was forced to call the police in an incident at the team hotel hours before the Premier League match at Southampton.<p>Di Canio and members of his staff were harassed by the <b>Southampton</b> …

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