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Rashford makes dream debut in England win – Ireland held by Dutch

LONDON, May 28, (RTRS): Marcus Rashford’s rapid progress continued as the 18-year-old took 138 seconds to become the youngest player to score on his England debut in a 2-1 friendly win over Australia on Friday. The Manchester United striker probably booked his place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad and …

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Lyon seal third women’s Champions League title

Lyon claimed their third women’s Champions League title with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Wolfsburg after the final finished 1-1 in Reggio Emilia. Norwegian Ada Hederberg gave the French side a 12th-minute lead, but OL failed to put the game to bed and Germany international striker Alexandra Popp pounced …

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Ageing but dangerous, Portugal are still a threat – Ronaldo remains talisman

LISBON, May 25, (RTRS): They may be over dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo and struggling to replace old faithfuls, yet under the wily leadership of Fernando Santos, Portugal can still be a threat. Semi-finalists four years ago, Portugal suffered a miserable first-round exit at the World Cup in 2014 and followed that …

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Wu late winner puts SIPG through – Victory into last 8

SHANGHAI, May 24, (AFP): Wu Lei’s dramatic injury-time winner put Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo on Tuesday. The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia’s last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic …

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Lingard rocket brings Man U Cup cheer – Red Devils end 12-year wait for FA Cup

LONDON, May 21, (AFP): Jesse Lingard’s extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal’s side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday’s final at Wembley. In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took …

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‘Final loss can be turning point for Liverpool’ – Team will be different next yr: Klopp

BASEL, Switzerland, May 19, (AP): Juergen Klopp knows his team’s loss in the Europa League final looked bad. It felt bad, too. But the Liverpool manager believes that perception can change over time. “We will use this experience together,” Klopp said after a 3-1 loss to a superior Sevilla on Wednesday. “And …

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Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp

Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a minute from time to break Paris Saint- Germain’s single season League 1 scoring record in a 4-0 rout of Nantes on Saturday. With the title long wrapped up and a French Cup final against bitter rivals Marseille to come a week later, the night was …

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Barca on brink of title in final day showdown – Real set to recall Bale

MADRID, May 13, (AFP): Barcelona have the upper hand in a final day showdown with Real Madrid for the Spanish title on Saturday as they know a victory at Granada will ensure them a 24th La Liga crown. Madrid are a point behind and have to stretch their winning La …

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Sunderland relegate Newcastle, Norwich – Last-gasp Liverpool hold Chelsea

LONDON, May 12, (AFP): Newcastle United and Norwich City were relegated from the Premier League as Sunderland secured their survival with a one-sided 3-0 victory over Everton. Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone’s first two goals for the club and a Patrick van Aanholt free-kick took Sam Allardyce’s side four points clear …

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Vardy brace crowns Leicester title party – Morgan lifts trophy

LEICESTER, United Kingdom, May 7, (AFP): Leicester City captain Wes Morgan hoisted the Premier League trophy aloft to a burst of pyrotechnics on Saturday as one of sport’s most captivating stories reached its giddy climax. Following a 3-1 win over Everton in their final home game, the 5,000-1 outsiders, whose …

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