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Saudi soccer body won’t send CL clubs to Iran

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan 8, (AP): Saudi Arabia’s soccer federation has said its clubs will not play Asian Champions League matches in Iran amid rising diplomatic tension. The decision at a SAFF executive meeting comes days after individual clubs refused to travel to Iran for safety reasons when the competition …

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Inter pip Empoli, reclaim top spot  –  Juve win again

MILAN, Jan 6, (AFP): Mauro Icardi hit his eighth goal of the campaign as Inter Milan edged hosts Empoli 1-0 on Wednesday to reclaim top spot in Serie A from Fiorentina. Fiorentina had gone provisional top thanks to a 3-1 win at Palermo where Slovenia international Josip Ilicic struck a …

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Rooney gem eases pressure on LVG as United edge Swansea – Toure, Aguero strike City comeback stuns Watford

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 2, (AFP): Wayne Rooney eased the pressure on Louis van Gaal as the Manchester United captain’s superb backheeled strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday. Rooney’s 77th-minute moment of magic took him ahead of Denis Law to become the second-highest goalscorer in …

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Hammers leapfrog unconvincing Liverpool – Antonio, Carroll sink Reds

LONDON, Jan 2, (AFP): Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio both scored for a second successive match as West Ham United leapfrogged Liverpool in the Premier League table by beating them 2-0 on Saturday. The pair had scored in the 2-1 victory over Southampton that ended a run of eight games …

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Arsenal go top, improved United draw with Chelsea – Red Devils five off the top 4 in 6th place

LONDON, Dec 28, (Agencies): Arsenal provisionally moved to the top of the English Premier League on Monday after a 2-0 win over Bournemouth. Gabriel opened the scoring before Mesut Ozil got the second as Arsenal moved one point above leader Leicester, which plays Manchester City on Tuesday. By not conceding …

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Stoke heap more misery on United – LVG on brink

STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Dec 26, (AFP): Louis van Gaal’s position as Manchester United manager is in serious jeopardy after his side’s wretched form continued with a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday. Pre-match media reports suggested Van Gaal was one defeat away from the sack and the 64-year-old Dutchman …

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Chelsea held by Watford in Hiddink debut – Costa scores twice

LONDON, Dec 26, (AFP): Diego Costa scored twice as Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in Guus Hiddink’s first game in charge as temporary manager. Costa put his side ahead and his second goal mid-way through the second half rescued a point …

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Reds sink Leicester – Benteke makes the difference

LIVERPOOL, Dec 26, (AFP): Christian Benteke’s second-half strike made all the difference as Liverpool beat Premier League leaders Leicester City in a 1-0 victory at Anfield on Saturday. This was Leicester’s second visit to Merseyside inside a week after last Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Everton but they went home empty-handed …

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Janikowski leads Raiders to victory over Chargers – Woodson walks out a winner in final home game of his career

OAKLAND, Dec 25, (RTRS): Sebastian Janikowski made a 31-yard field goal with 8:04 left in overtime, and the Oakland Raiders held on for a 23-20 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night at the O.co Coliseum. The Raiders (7-8) triumphed in what could have been their final game …

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Van Gaal needs cheer, Hiddink back at Blues – Hughes joins debate

LONDON, Dec 24, (RTRS): Seasonal cheer has been scarce for Louis van Gaal after a six-match winless sequence for his Manchester United side intensified rumours that he will be sacked and Stoke City are unlikely to be offering any solace on Saturday. While another Dutchman, Guus Hiddink, begins the job …

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