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British media slam Mourinho’s ‘Euro Trash’ Chelsea

British newspapers and pundits rounded on Chelsea and manager Jose Mourinho Thursday following their Champions League elimination, branding them “a team who will never really be loved.” Chelsea succumbed to French champions Paris Saint-Germain on away goals following a stormy and ill-tempered 2-2 draw Wednesday in the second leg of their last 16 tie at Stamford Bridge. The home side’s ...

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Federer, Djokovic to meet in Dubai final

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 6-0 5-7 6-4 at the Dubai Championships Friday to set up a dream final with Roger Federer. The 27-year-old Djokovic entered Friday’s contest with a 17-2 winning record against Berdych and the Serb dominated from the outset, breaking his Czech opponent three times in a 23-minute first set whitewash. While Berdych fought ...

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Real Madrid held at home by Villarreal

Real Madrid missed the chance to move four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after being held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo’s early second-half penalty looked to have Madrid on course for a fourth consecutive win, but Gerard Moreno’s thunderous equalizer 26 minutes from time earned the visitors a deserved point. Champions ...

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Berbatov returns to haunt Arsenal

LONDON: AS Monaco gave Arsenal a lesson in patient, counterattacking football to win their Champions League last 16 first leg-match 3-1 in London Wednesday and take a stranglehold on the tie. French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia put the visitors ahead after 38 minutes when he crashed in a long range shot that took a deflection off Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, leaving ...

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Community ambassador program could prove to be the legacy of 2015 Asian Cup

The 2015 Asian Cup could have a legacy far greater than covered benches at football grounds as Football Federation of Australia are in discussions to maintain the community ambassador program that helped make the tournament a success. An ambassador program run by Red Elephant Projects and funded by the 2015 Asian Cup LOC was a major driving force behind the ...

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The dancing dozen – 12 wonderful fan moments from the Asian Cup

The Asian Cup featured stars both on and off the field, with passionate, loud, musical, and most importantly, smiling crowds. Here are 12 of the best fan moments that made the event magical: 1. The dancing Kuwaitis Hope is in the air. The first game of the tournament is a sellout between Australia and Kuwait at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. ...

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Serena Williams to end Indian Wells boycott after 14 years

World No. 1 Serena Williams has buried the hatchet and will return to Indian Wells to play in the tournament she has boycotted for 14 years after suffering racist abuse. In an interview with TIME magazine, the 19-time Grand Slam singles champion said she had discovered the “true meaning of forgiveness” and would go for a third title in the ...

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