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Soccer - Monday 8 January, 2018

Wesley Sneijder completes move to Qatar after refusing offers 'from everywhere'

The Dutch midfielder has signed an 18-month contract with Al Gharafa, and will captain the team.

FA Cup fourth round sees Liverpool pitted against West Brom, Man United draw Yeovil Town

The draw was made live on BT Sport this evening.

Golden footage of 12-year-old Katie Taylor putting in a crunching tackle emerges Born Winner This post contains videos

Golden footage of 12-year-old Katie Taylor putting in a crunching tackle emerges

Ireland’s world champion boxer was facing DDSL heavyweights Cherry Orchard back in 1998.

Man standing trial for bomb attack on Dortmund's team bus was motivated by money

Sergej W claimed today that he didn’t intend to hurt or kill anyone.

Franck Ribery on Ballon d’Or: 'It was as if it was stolen from me'

The Frenchman has complained about the lack of support he is given from his homeland in 2013.

British ex-coach admits seven child sex crimes

Barry Bennell had worked at fourth-tier League Two side Crewe Alexandra.

Video Assistant Referee will debut in English football tonight

The technology will be employed during Crystal Palace’s FA Cup encounter with Brighton this evening.

Ibrahimovic in Swedish media 'latent racism' claim

The 36-year-old star claims that he has not been defended as he should have been.

Kane: Tottenham need to start winning trophies to keep me happy

The in-form striker netted another brace yesterday.

Martin O'Neill to Stoke, Griezmann's Man United wage demands and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, the players Liverpool have identified in their search for a Philippe Coutinho replacement.

Coutinho's Barcelona career delayed by thigh injury as he signs five-and-a-half year deal

The Brazilian is set to be out of action for another three weeks.

Leeds forward slapped with six-match ban for spitting at opponent during FA Cup tie

Samu Saiz was sent off during the final minutes of Leeds’ FA Cup defeat to Newport County yesterday.

Dundalk announce capture of experienced Lithuanian international midfielder

The Lilywhites have also handed a new contract to Georgie Poynton following his loan spell at Bohemians.

Coutinho 'had everything' at just 18 years old

Rafael Benitez has recalled how impressed the coaches were at Inter.

Chinese teams chase €70 million-rated Dortmund star - reports

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also been linked with a host of clubs all over Europe.

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David Moyes singles out Ireland U21 youngster for praise after cup clash

The West Ham boss says Josh Cullen stood out in the Hammers’ game with Shrewsbury.

Usain Bolt secures trial with Borussia Dortmund

The multiple Olympic and world champion admitted that he would prefer to play for Manchester United.

Coach Unai Emery calls for unity after PSG stars axed

The manager provided an update on Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore after the pair missed Sunday’s Coupe de France clash.

Marcelo: 'Sad' Real Madrid are 'f***ing sunk'

The Brazilian full-back did not mince his words after seeing his team once more fall short in Sunday’s draw against Celta.

Soccer - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They were sharper than us, more incisive and more dominant in the challenges' — Wenger

Arsene Wenger bemoaned Arsenal’s hectic schedule following the 4-2 FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Moyes slams West Ham for lacking 'quality' and 'steel' after frustrating Shrewsbury draw

Moyes avoided another shock loss at Shrewsbury, but was still left furious with his charges after an FA Cup draw.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

In Pics: Barcelona unveil ex-Liverpool star Coutinho at Camp Nou Big Money Signing This post contains images

In Pics: Barcelona unveil ex-Liverpool star Coutinho at Camp Nou

Look away now, Liverpool fans.

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'Left this world too soon': Tributes paid to young Bray footballer (12) who died yesterday

Aaron O’Kelly was recently made Player of the Year in a league-winning season for Ardmore Rovers.

FA Cup holders dumped out in third round as Nottingham Forest stun Arsenal

Eric Lichaj hit two goals for the winners, one of them a stunning volley.

Leo Messi equals Gerd Muller's record ahead of Coutinho's arrival

Barcelona’s unbeaten league season continued with a comfortable win over Levante.

Stunning FA Cup upset as Padraig Amond's Newport County dump out Leeds

Substitute Shawn McCoulsky headed a late, late winner at Rodney Parade.

Cross dares to dream, Shields retires and Lennon looks ahead - sporting tweets of the week

Plus, appearances from Alison Miller, Steven Beattie and Alan Bennett.

The Patriots' civil war, Right-Wing Ronaldinho and the best of the week's sportswriting

Stick on the kettle, there. We’ve got you.

Soccer - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Liverpool offer fans compensation on Coutinho shirts

Any Liverpool fan who bought this season’s shirt from the club with Philippe Coutinho’s name and number on can claim a £50 voucher.

FA Cup heroics deliver Fleetwood star Neal free pizzas for a year

The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet against Leicester, and the club’s sponsors delivered on their promise.

Conte brands Mourinho 'a little man' as feud escalates

Conte was asked about Mourinho’s comments after his side’s FA Cup draw with Norwich earlier.

Klopp hails Coutinho's professionalism after he was denied 'dream' Barca move in summer

The Brazilian’s €160 million switch to the La Liga giants was confirmed today.

Stoke sack manager Mark Hughes after FA Cup misery

The Welshman had been in charge of the Potters since 2013.

Chelsea's second string fail to fire as Premier League champions held by Norwich

The Blues have been forced into a replay after a poor performance at Carrow Road.

Guardiola lauds 'essential' Aguero after quick-fire double rescues Man City

The Argentine scored two in quick succession to bring his side from a goal down to a commanding win over Sean Dyche’s men

Barcelona agree record €160 million deal with Liverpool for Coutinho

The Merseyside club issued a statement on Saturday evening confirming the Brazilian’s departure.

Pressure mounts on Hughes after Stoke go down to League Two opposition

A memorable result for Coventry City, who were captained by Irish midfielder Michael Doyle.

Aguero's quick-fire double seals City's comeback as Newcastle and West Brom safely advance

Ashley Barnes’ first-half strike had briefly threatened an upset at the Etihad Stadium before the Premier League leaders pulled clear.