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46 min ago | This Is Lancashire

Blackburn Rovers boss Bowyer says repeat of Wigan victory is well within grasp

THE excitement Blackburn Rovers fans felt after seeing their side blow Wigan Athletic away with a sparkling second-half show on Saturday came as no surprise to Gary Bowyer. After all he is the man who has assembled a team that is no longer solely reliant on the prolific Jordan Rhodes for goals.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Soccer Players, Wigan Athletic, Jason Lowe, David Dunn, Blackburn

4 hrs ago | The Tribune

Barcelona defender Alves back for Champions League

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has recovered from a left knee problem and has been included in the team's squad for its Champions League opener.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves, More Sports, Barcelona

8 hrs ago |

Jonas Gutierrez spent the second half of last season on loan at Norwich

Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez has been offered messages of support from former team-mates and supporters groups after revealing he is having treatment following diagnosis of testicular cancer in his native Argentina. The 31-year-old midfielder told an Argentinian TV show how he has undergone chemotherapy after having surgery following the discovery of a tumour, which was first noticed last year, and expressed his gratitude to well-wishers late on Tuesday night, saying: "Thanks for all the messages.


Related Topix: Sports, Newcastle, More Sports

9 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Appleton admits it's sheer relief for Oxford United

Tyrone Barnett rounds Accrington Stanley keeper Joe Lumley to tap in goal No 3 as Oxford United recorded their first league win of the season last night MICHAEL Appleton admitted a weight had been lifted off Oxford United 's shoulders as they avoided an unwanted club record by beating Accrington Stanley 3-1 to claim their first league victory of the season. Failure to win would have been the first time United had not had tasted success in their opening eight league games of a season and Appleton was thrilled to get a positive result.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Accrington Stanley

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Arsene Wenger's side were well beaten in Dortmund

Arsene Wenger was scathing of Arsenal's performance as they launched their Champions League Group D campaign with a chastening 2-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund. Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of half-time but the German club would have won by a landslide if it were not for the reflexes of Wojciech Szczesny and their own wastefulness.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Borussia Dortmund, Soccer Players, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere, Arsenal, Roman Weidenfeller, Joe Hart

Washington Times

Gerrard rescues Liverpool in Champions League

Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injury-time penalty for a 2-1 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the English team's first game back among Europe's elite in five years. Gerrard, the only player remaining from Liverpool's last Champions League match in December 2009, capped a frantic final 10 minutes at Anfield by scoring his 40th European goal after Ludogorets' debutant goalkeeper Milan Borjan brought down Javier Manquillo.


Related Topix: Sports, Steven Gerrard, Soccer Players, More Sports, Liverpool

USA Today

Real Madrid beats Basel 5-1 in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended its 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to the final with a Basel own-goal and strikes by Bale, Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema.


Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Nacho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Iker Casillas

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Five Champions League stars in the making

The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be? CNN asked one of Europe's leading scouting experts, Tor-Kristian Karlsen, to give us his top five young players to watch out for in this season's competition. "Barcelona's attacking midfielder Halilovic, who made his full international debut Croatia at the age of 16, is currently playing for the Catalan club's B side but is expected to make his way into the first team this season.


Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, More Sports, Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Xabi Alonso

Alan Hutton has extended his stay at Villa Park

Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal with Aston Villa, completing an amazing U-turn by the club. The right-back had previously been frozen out for two years and had not played under boss Paul Lambert until this season.


Related Topix: Sports, Alan Hutton, Soccer Players, Darren Bent, More Sports, Aston Villa

Chelsea confident of new Hazard deal

Jose Mourinho expects Eden Hazard to commit his long-term future to Chelsea after revealing the Belgium playmaker is discussing a contract extension. The 23-year-old signed for a reported 32million from Lille in 2012 and has become an increasingly influential figure in his two years at Stamford Bridge.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Eden Hazard, More Sports, Chelsea, Lille

USA Today

Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry

Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team. Dortmund, the 2012 Champions League runner-up, will be hosting Arsenal in the competition for the third time in four seasons.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jack Wilshere, More Sports, Soccer Players, Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal, Nuri Sahin, Shinji Kagawa

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Deportivo wins 1-0 at Eibar in Spanish league

Deportivo La Coruna scored early and hung on for a 1-0 win at Eibar on Monday, earning the promoted side its first victory of the Spanish league season. Midfielder Juan Rodriguez scored what proved to be Deportivo's winner in the 13th minute when a poor clearance by Eibar defender Eneko Boveda fell to him in the area.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Deportivo La Coruna, Soccer Players, Juan Rodriguez, Dani

Milan goalkeeper Lopez out for at least 2 weeks

Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goal-bound back pass during the closing stages of Sunday's 5-4 win at Parma. Milan said on Monday that Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be reevaluated in a couple of weeks.

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York Press

Younes Kaboul has been handed the Tottenham captaincy full-time

The Frenchman has led the side on several occasions this season and has now been chosen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the permanent successor to fellow central defender Michael Dawson, who joined Hull last month. A post on the club's official Twitter feed read: " Mauricio has announced that Younes Kaboul has been named our new Club captain with Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor as vice-captains."

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Younes Kaboul, Michael Dawson, Emmanuel Adebayor, Tottenham Hotspur, More Sports, Tottenham

WAPT-TV Jackson

Champions League: Everything you need to know

Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller

Fox Sports

Arsene Wenger jumps to defense of Germany international Mesut Ozil

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lept to the defense of Mesut Ozil, insisting the Germany international is a crucial team player. Ozil, who cost Wenger 42.5million in September 2013, has come under fire from some sections of Arsenal supporters who have been frustrated by his offerings to date.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jack Wilshere, Soccer Players, More Sports, Arsenal, Mesut Ozil, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund

The New Zealand Herald

Pumas draw 2-2 with Tigres in Mexican league

Pumas were unable to maintain the winning form they displayed against America last month, drawing 2-2 at home with Tigres on Sunday. America remains the league leader after eight rounds of matches in Mexico's first division, yet it was held to a 0-0 draw away to Leones Negros.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Monterrey, Cruz Azul

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Sao Paulo beats Brazilian league leader Cruzeiro

Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni converted a first-half penalty to help Sao Paulo defeat Cruzeiro 2-0 and move within four points of the defending champion in the Brazilian league on Sunday. Striker Alan Kardec scored the other goal in the high-profile match between the league's top two teams at a packed Morumbi Stadium.

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Halstead Gazette

Juan Mata scored Manchester United's fourth in their emphatic 4-0 win

Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.

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Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, More Sports, Soccer Players, Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand

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Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Manchester United, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Juan Mata, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Wayne Rooney, Soccer Players, Queens Park Rangers, Ander Herrera