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# football - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Reus passes driving test two years after €540,000 fine for using fake licence

The Germany international is still recovering from the injury that ruled him out of Euro 2016.

Pirlo slams English paper for 'interview' in which he allegedly trolls Man United

The Italian was quoted as saying that Juventus were “still laughing” at Manchester United over losing Paul Pogba.

'9 times out of 10 Diego Costa would be sent off'

Slaven Bilic was not happy after seeing his side lose after a late goal by the Chelsea striker.

# football - Monday 15 August, 2016

Yaya Toure's Man City future in doubt after being left out of Champions League squad

Pep Guardiola has opted not to take the Ivorian midfielder on the trip to Bucharest, but says he has been impressed by his professionalism.

# football - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Klopp unwilling to temper title aspirations

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side can head into their season opener thinking they can win the Premier League title.

# football - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Storylines galore on Pep's debut as Joe Hart is dropped and ex-United player nets dramatic OG

Sunderland’s new signing Paddy McNair had a moment to forget after Jermain Defoe had equalised for David Moyes’ men.

Champions Leicester beaten by relegation favourites Hull in league curtain-raiser

The Foxes lost 2-1 at the KC Stadium.

Wenger: More title competitors could make it easier

The large field of contenders for the Premier League title could play into Arsenal’s hands, according to Wenger.

Klopp aims 'long balls' jibe at Wenger's Arsenal

Liverpool start their season away to Arsenal on Sunday, a place where they have only won once in the last 15 years.

# football - Friday 12 August, 2016

'More chance of ET landing in Piccadilly Circus than Leicester winning the league'

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is not optimistic that his side will retain their Premier League crown.

'I was shocked to see Higuain, he is even fatter than me'

Former Croatia star Robert Prosinecki was stunned to see the star appear overweight on his Juventus debut.

'Don't compare Arsenal's new €40m midfielder Xhaka to Vieira yet'

Ray Parlour has stressed the Swiss international has a tough task ahead if he is to match the former Gunners captain’s accomplishments.

# football - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement - Maradona

Diego Maradona believes the “weak leadership” of the AFA means Lionel Messi will not reverse his international retirement.

The first black footballer to play for Liverpool turns down MBE as it would be a 'betrayal' to Africans

Howard Gayle turned down an MBE because he felt by accepting the honour he would be letting down people who suffered under British colonial rule.

Moyes' Sunderland seal double swoop for Man United pair

Paddy McNair and Donald Love have left the Red Devils in a deal worth €6.3 million, the Black Cats have confirmed.

The Premier League relegation scrap: Boro the best of the newbies, can Moyes save Sunderland?

We run through the candidates for the drop as the battle to stay among the money-spinning elite gets tougher than ever.

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Former team-mate warns United: Ibrahimovic must be top dog or else!

There is a new star in town and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Manchester United team-mates have been warned to step aside.

# football - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Mourinho uses Pogba capture to taunt Wenger and Klopp again

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho taunted Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger over their lack of spending power after signing Paul Pogba.

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German police arrest man amid fears Islamic State was planning to attack football matches

League champions Bayern Munich will host Werder Bremen as the new season of Germany’s first division kicks off on 26 August.

From Man Utd to Napoli — the last 10 teams to break the world transfer record

Napoli made Diego Maradona the most expensive player in the world back in 1984 for a minuscule fee.

Manchester City finally confirm John Stones signing after Uefa let it slip

Uefa’s website had earlier listed the England defender in City’s Champions League squad.

'There was a disbelief that Man United had let this player go' — Pirlo on Pogba

Pirlo has been speaking about Pogba’s first training session with Juventus after he left United in 2012.

Schmeichel: There'll be no title-winning hangover for Leicester City

Leicester City have not lost their hunger to win, according to the goalkeeper.

# football - Monday 8 August, 2016

West Ham smash club transfer record to sign Swansea striker Ayew

The Irons have splashed out €24m on the Ghana international.

Ferdinand backs returning Pogba to become the world's best

The former Manchester United defender has given the France midfielder a serious character reference.

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty hit with FA fine for betting offence

Having accepted a misconduct charge, the Norwich City forward has been reprimanded by the FA.

Zidane's teenage son included in Real Madrid squad for tomorrow's Uefa Super Cup

The 18-year-old goalkeeper has been called up, but Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the players absent for the meeting with Sevilla.

Inter Milan part ways with Mancini ahead of Thomond Park game, De Boer set to take charge

The departure comes with less than two weeks until the new Serie A season begins.

Mourinho: Pogba and Manchester United are a perfect fit

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United will provide the perfect platform for Paul Pogba to shine.

# football - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Mourinho dedicates Community Shield win to Louis van Gaal

Jose Mourinho lifted the Community Shield at Wembley said the credit lays with former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Ibrahimovic hits winner on competitive debut to give Mourinho perfect start

Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-1 in the Community Shield thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 83rd-minute header at Wembley.

Liverpool humbled by Mainz on Klopp's return a day after thrashing Barcelona

Mainz welcomed former player and manager Jurgen Klopp back to the club, but were ruthless in defeating his Liverpool side.

Sinclair snatches late winner within hours of signing for Celtic

Celtic won their opening game of the Scottish Premiership season thanks to a late goal from debutant Scott Sinclair.

# football - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Liverpool warm up for the new Premier League season by thrashing Barcelona

Barcelona’s hopes of claiming the International Champions Cup were shot to pieces by a rampant Liverpool side.

They're back! But Rangers held by Hamilton on Scottish Premiership return

Top-flight football has returned to Ibrox for the first time since 2012.

Ibrahimovic: I did not come to Manchester United to waste time

After making the move from PSG, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hoping to get his hands on silverware with Manchester United on Sunday.

Mourinho hits out at football's 'Mother Teresas'

The Manchester United manager has praised the Premier League for embracing the madness unlike other leagues.

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Wenger: Premier League will be more open than ever

Arsenal, runners-up last season, open their Premier League campaign at home to Liverpool on 14 August.

# football - Friday 5 August, 2016

10 sports Brazil is pinning its medal hopes on at the Rio Olympics

From judo to archery, we’ve got you covered.

Lionel Messi snubbed for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award final nominations

The winner will be announced on 25 August, the day of the draw for the Champions League group stage.