Spurs star Kane in doubt for Man United clash – Pochettino

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Liverpool Slump: Stop Comparing Jurgen Klopp With Brendan Rodgers

The Reds are stuck in a rut but a major change in approach is unlikely to get them out of it, meaning the players will have to take responsibility.

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Super Mario Balotelli Is Back To His Best

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Usain Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund on Friday

Usain Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund on Friday
Usain Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund on Friday

DORTMUND, Germany — Sprint star Usain Bolt is set to train with German soccer team Borussia Dortmund on Friday.

The Bundesliga club says the eight-time Olympic champion, whose last race before retirement was at the 2017 world championships, will "participate in an open training session" with coach Peter Stoeger’s side.

Bolt posted a picture of himself in a Dortmund shirt on Twitter, saying, "BVB, get ready for Friday."

Dortmund, which shares a sponsor with Bolt in sportswear giant Puma, had long said that the 31-year-old could train with the team at some stage.

Dortmund’s next game after the international break is at Bayern Munich on March 31. Bayern can secure the league title then if other results go its way.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Barcelona women target UEFA Women's Champions League trophy

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Barcelona women target UEFA Women's Champions League trophy
Barcelona women target UEFA Women's Champions League trophy
Barcelona women look ahead to their UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final against defending champions Lyon, with the Catalans hoping to win the cup for the first time.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hilarious moment footie fan leaps out of wheelchair in ‘miracle recovery’ to celebrate Plymouth beating rivals Bristol Rovers

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Hilarious moment footie fan leaps out of wheelchair in ‘miracle recovery’ to celebrate Plymouth beating rivals Bristol Rovers

THIS is the hilarious moment a football fan leaps out of a wheelchair and throws his arms up in celebration after his team scored.

In the 45-second clip – which has gone viral on social media – the grey-haired man can be seen wheeling himself alongside the pitch.

The ‘wheelchair-bound’ man leaps out of the chair to celebrate a Plymouth goal to the roar of the crowdSWNS

He then jumps out of the chair, before raising his hands to the delight of the roaring crowd around him.

The unknown man then walks to the front row of the stand packed with supporters before joining in with the chants.

The astonishing clip was taken during Plymouth’s 3-2 win over rivals Bristol Rovers at Home Park on Saturday afternoon in League One.

The chair is thought to belong to 14-year-old fan Oscar Knight, who replied to a post of the video on Facebook.

The man can be seen wheeling himself around in the chair, as other fans watch onSWNS He makes his way towards the front of the stand at Home Park, travelling alongside the pitchSWNS

He said: “It’s my chair, I am a disabled 14 year old and leave my chair to one side during the game.

“This guy borrowed it…. It’s called having a laugh that’s all.”

The video brought back memories of hit TV series Little Britain, where seemingly wheelchair-bound Andy leaps out at moments when his carer is not looking.

He then puts his arms up in the air in celebration, as the Plymouth fans sing and chantSWNS The unknown man leaps out and makes his way into the crowd, who find the whole incident hilariousSWNS

One viewer said after seeing the video: “That really is a miracle recovery! Absolutely brilliant.”

Another added: “This is amazing. Having a great time. Clearly not his chair, just having a laugh.”

And one more said: “The crowd are loving it. Great win and great sport.”

Monday, March 19, 2018

Ligue 1: Depay’s late winner seals victory for Lyon over Marseille

Ligue 1: Depay’s late winner seals victory for Lyon over Marseille
Ligue 1: Depay’s late winner seals victory for Lyon over Marseille

PARIS — Memphis Depay scored in the last minute of a frantic match to give Lyon a 3-2 win at third-placed Marseille that keeps alive its chances of Champions League soccer next season.

In the fight for a Champions League playoff spot, fourth-placed Lyon closed the gap on Marseille to two points with eight games left. Monaco is seven points ahead of Marseille in second spot.

The match at Stade Velodrome ended with players pushing and shoving after the final whistle. Lyon defender Marcelo then mockingly brandished a Lyon jersey in front of Marseille’s players as they were walking off. It sparked a further melee which took more than a minute before security officials brought it under control. Several players from both sides tried to get at each other, rather than walking away when they had the chance.

It was the latest volatile incident in the French league.

On Thursday, several police officers were injured after clashes with Lyon fans before a Europa League game against CSKA Moscow.

This followed on from a mass pitch invasion by angry fans of struggling Lille on March 10, when about 200 fans charged onto the pitch to confront players after a home draw with Montpellier.

The acrimony continued Sunday.

As the players walked back through the tunnel to the dressing rooms, Marseille centre back Adil Rami had to be held back as he launched himself at Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes. Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda also had to be pushed away moments later as he sought to back Rami up.

"When I see that it just makes me sad," said Lyon defender Jeremy Morel, who formerly played for Marseille. "This isn’t even about football. I think we’ve really had enough of this, we don’t need it."

Marseille winger Florian Thauvin saw it differently.

"Some Lyon players took the liberty of mocking us. It’s not professional on their part," Thauvin said. "They lacked respect. (Marcelo) is a professional player, he should be leading by example. They shouldn’t behave like that."

Greece striker Kostas Mitroglou’s looping header in the 84th minute appeared to have earned Marseille a point, after Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar put Lyon ahead 2-1 shortly after the break with a sweetly struck shot from winger Betrand Traore’s pass.

Mitroglou then almost went clean through from the halfway line in the 89th, only to be incorrectly called back for offside. It proved a key moment as Depay scored the winner one minute later.

Lopes took the free kick after the offside decision, striker Mariano Diaz headed the ball on just outside the edge of the penalty area and Depay read it well to nod it over the advancing Mandanda from just inside the area.

Rami’s own-goal late in the first half cancelled out centre back partner Jorge Rolando’s opener in the 31st.

"We defended really badly," Mandanda said. "We just didn’t match them in the challenges."



Dani Alves took Paris Saint-Germain a step closer to the French title, scoring his first league goal of the season with a late header as PSG won 2-1 at Nice.

The 34-year-old Brazil defender met midfielder Adrien Rabiot’s astute curling pass with a powerful header into the bottom right corner in the 82nd minute.

PSG is 17 points clear of defending champion Monaco and almost certain to win its fifth title in six seasons. PSG has seven games left and Monaco has eight.

Nice took the lead in the 17th minute. Mario Balotelli expertly chested down a high ball to the feet of strike partner Alassane Plea near the halfway line, and Plea’s pass sent Allan Saint-Maximin scampering though to finish coolly.

Four minutes later, Angel Di Maria took advantage of slack defending to equalize. It was his ninth goal in 25 league games and he needs one more to match his career-best tally.

The match started at 1 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) to capture a prime-time television audience in Asia. This follows on from the opening of a French league football office in Beijing last year.

"The Spanish and the English did this before. We train in the mornings, so it shouldn’t be a problem," said Nice coach Lucien Favre, referring to the early kickoff. "I hope it was a good advert (for Ligue 1). It was a good game."

Nice is in eighth place, three points above Saint-Etienne in ninth.



Midtable Saint-Etienne beat Guingamp 2-0 at home to make it eight games unbeaten in the league.

Serbia centre back Neven Subotic scored in the 29th minute from Slovenia striker Robert Beric’s cross.

Winger Remy Cabella went past three players before scoring in the 79th.



Nantes remained in sixth place after drawing 1-1 at last-place Metz.

Nolan Roux’s right knee put Metz ahead in the 12th minute, as he slid in to meet a corner for his 12th league goal of the season.

Midfielder Valentin Rongier equalized midway through the first half.

Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes side is one point behind fifth-place Rennes, while Metz is nine points away from safety.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

West Brom next manager odds: The favourites to replace Alan Pardew after Bournemouth loss

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West Brom next manager odds: The favourites to replace Alan Pardew after Bournemouth loss

WEST BROM slumped to another defeat away at Bournemouth yesterday - but who could replace under-fire boss Alan Pardew at the Hawthorns?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Real beat Chelsea and Man Utd to Lewandowski - gossip

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Real beat Chelsea and Man Utd to Lewandowski - gossip
Real beat Chelsea and Man Utd to Lewandowski - gossip
Chelsea and Man Utd beaten to Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich contact Mauricio Pochettino, Karren Brady apologises, plus more.

Friday, March 16, 2018

FIFA 18: EA Sports is about to give you a load of free Ultimate Team packs

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FIFA 18: EA Sports is about to give you a load of free Ultimate Team packs

FIFA Ultimate Team turns nine this month – and to mark the special occasion, EA Sports will be running a FUT Birthday campaign.

Kicking off today (March 16) it will see a host of new SBCs, kits and upgraded players arrive to the game. In fact, one of the kits looks to have been leaked here.

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In the past, EA Sports has also given out free packs every day for a week, so it could be a very exciting time indeed for Ultimate Team players.

Interestingly, it was the PlayStation Europe Twitter account that broke the news – not EA, sparking rumours that PS4 players could be in for exclusive rewards.

FUT birthday celebrations are coming to #FIFA18!

Stay tuned for details on PlayStation Blog tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Hrkw9qTIoh

— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) March 15, 2018

So, what can we expect this year?

FUT Birthday Squad

Every year a FUT Birthday Squad is announced. This will feature 23 current players who were fan favorites in previous versions.

Each FUT Birthday Squad member will have upgraded ratings reminiscent of their past FUT item and a brand-new item type.

FUT turns 9 this year

Brand New Premium SBCs

For the second year in a row SBC Premium Items will likely available.

These will likely be released as individual SBCs and will be even more upgraded than their FUT Birthday Squad version.

Daily Birthday SBCs

Playing FUT every day could be very rewarding during FUT Birthday.

In addition to the regular rewards you get for completing the SBC, you will become eligible for tiered rewards if you complete three or more Daily Birthday SBCs.

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The more Daily Birthday SBCs you complete, the higher your reward. Here’s what last year’s looked like:

Exactly 3 Daily Birthday SBCs completed – Mega Pack Exactly 4 Daily Birthday SBCs completed – Prime Player Pack Exactly 5 Daily Birthday SBCs completed – Rare Players Pack Exactly 6 Daily Birthday SBCs completed – Rare Mega Pack Exactly 7 Daily Birthday SBCs completed – Jumbo Rare Players Pack Exactly 8 Daily Birthday SBCs completed – Ultimate Pack

Completing three or more of these SBCs will also reward you with a unique SBC Kit.

FIFA 18 had a graphics overhaul this year but has not been without its fair share of criticism

Daily Web and Companion App Rewards

Remember to log-in to the Web and Companion Apps to receive daily rewards for the duration of FUT Birthday.