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# football - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Cameroon edge Avram Grant's Ghana to book a place in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations decider

Their 2-0 win sets up a clash with Egypt in a repeat of the 2008 final.

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Liverpool's title hopes all but over, says Carragher

The Sky Sports pundit thinks Chelsea’s main title rivals are close to giving up the chase.

# football - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

We are not completely stupid! Wenger defends decision not to start Walcott

The Arsenal boss was adamant his attacker’s fitness situation did not allow him to start against Watford.

# football - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Bad news for Shane Long? Southampton sign €17.5 million Italian striker

The Saints have moved to reinforce their attack with the capture of Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli.

Watford's ex-Spurs contingent leave Arsenal's title bid in pieces

It was the Hornets’ first league win in eight games.

Watford star moves to China in €23 million deal

Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has become the latest player to move to the Chinese Super League, joining Changchun Yatai.

# football - Monday 30 January, 2017

All five London Premier League clubs linked to sex abuse probe

Some of the claims go as far back as the 1960s.

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McClean brothers see no problem with reckless challenge on Seanie Maguire

James McClean has backed his brother, Patrick, who left Maguire on a stretcher in a friendly on Saturday.

'I'll have to look into his eyes' - Klopp considers rushing Mane back for Chelsea clash

Liverpool’s drop in form has coincided with the absence of the winger, who could return after Senegal’s exit from the African Cup of Nations.

Fire crews tackle early-morning blaze at Man United's Old Trafford stadium

The club say nobody was hurt.

'I didn't watch Man United for three years after move'

David Beckham left the Red Devils for Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2003.

Dimitri Payet officially departs West Ham in €29 million deal

The France international has re-signed with former club Marseille.

# football - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'It was a metre over the line' - Suarez rues Barcelona ghost goal Regret This post contains videos

'It was a metre over the line' - Suarez rues Barcelona ghost goal

Blaugrana were denied a clear goal but the Uruguayan star was nonetheless unhappy with their overall display

Barcelona suffer title race blow in controversial clash

Real Madrid could move four points ahead of the Catalan side after the latter slipped up at Real Betis.

Once a Barcelona prodigy, out-of-favour Bojan departs Stoke on loan

The Spanish player has joined Mainz after failing to impress Mark Hughes this season.

# football - Friday 27 January, 2017

Rooney: Modern players won't need to go into management for the money

Only players with desire will succeed, says Manchester United’s record scorer.

Arsene Wenger to miss four games as FA hand down touchline ban and £25k fine

The FA have punished Wenger for his actions during Arsenal’s win against Burnley.

'Scoring a goal is like coming up for air': Rooney shows poetic side before taking aim at Wigan

And when the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think that sardines will be thrown into the sea.

Welcome to the pit stop of sporting weekends

In his latest column, Tommy Martin says there might not be much sport on this weekend, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

'I should have left Chelsea for Real Madrid'

Brentford midfielder Josh McEachran had the opportunity to join the Santiago Bernabeu outfit as a teenager but opted to remain with his boyhood club.

# football - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Wenger admits Xhaka is 'not naturally a great tackler'

The Arsenal midfielder’s disciplinary issues continue to provide cause for concern.

'When he does not score, you are down to 10 men' - Carragher blasts Sturridge

The former Anfield defender did not mince his words after seeing the Reds go out of the competition, and focused his ire on the forward

Klopp fumes at Long's handball as Liverpool miss out on Wembley

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was quick to point his finger at the referee after his side crashed out of the EFL Cup in the semi-finals.

# football - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'Man United have a 35% chance to win EFL Cup'

Jose Mourinho fears a busy second half of the season could affect his side’s chances of silverware.

Euro 2016 attracted 613,000 visitors and generated €1.2 billion for the French economy

It’s safe to assume that Irish fans contributed their fair share.

# football - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Joleon Lescott is a Premier League player again

Sunderland have bolstered their depleted defensive ranks by signing the former England international.

'I'm blessed with golden genes' - Adebayor ready for new Premier League chance

Having impressed for Togo this month despite being without a club, Adebayor hopes he has won some suitors in England.

# football - Monday 23 January, 2017

Arsene Wenger charged with misconduct following dispute with fourth official

The Arsenal boss was sent to the stands during his side’s meeting with Burnley yesterday.

Liverpool target Pulisic commits long-term future to Borussia Dortmund

The USA international has ignored interest from the Reds to to sign a contract at Signal Iduna Park until 2020.

# football - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Alexis Sanchez penalty snatches thrilling win for 10-man Gunners

An ice-cool Alexis Sanchez penalty secured three vital points for 10-man Arsenal after an extraordinary climax against Burnley.

Birthday boy! Shane Long impresses off the bench as Saints end losing streak

Goals from James Ward-Prowse, Jay Rodriguez and Dusan Tadic earned Southampton an important win.

'We don't need them kicking us when we are down': Ramos on booing Madrid fans

Los Blancos won their La Liga tie on Saturday but they were still booed by their own fans, much to the annoyance of the Spaniard

# football - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Emotions high as Chapecoense play first game since tragic plane crash

The friendly against Palmeiras is being played in the 20,000-seater Arena Conda stadium.

Better at Old Trafford, prolific against Arsenal - Rooney's record by the numbers

Opta’s stats make for interesting reading.

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Ramos on the double as Real get title tilt back on track

Zinedine Zidane’s side snapped a two-game losing streak against Malaga.

Klopp baffled by sloppy Liverpool

Liverpool’s slack defending in the surprise 3-2 defeat to Swansea City left manager Jurgen Klopp frustrated.

Liverpool's title hopes dealt major blow as struggling Swansea stun Anfield

The Reds were stunned as Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente grabbed a 3-2 Premier League victory for Swansea City.

Balotelli furious after alleged racial abuse at Bastia

After Nice’s disappointing draw at Bastia on Friday, a furious Mario Balotelli condemned the home fans for allegedly racially abusing him.

'Sturridge & Origi have not lost their quality' - Klopp not worried by lack of goals

Despite struggling for goals, Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi received the backing of manager Jurgen Klopp.

# football - Friday 20 January, 2017

Boost at the back for West Ham as they complete €9.25 million deal for Fonte

The ex-Saint says Slaven Bilic and his London-based family helped sway his decision.