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Raheem Sterling says racism stance is about protecting future generations

• ‘We’re trying to make a change for younger players’• Sterling: player of year award would mean nothing without titleRaheem Sterling’s defiant stance against the scourge of racism has been emboldened by his desire to protect future generations from ab…

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Tottenham’s Harry Kane suffers ‘significant’ ligament injury

• Striker sustained ankle problem against Manchester City• Spurs give no timeframe over recovery but season likely overTottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Harry Kane has sustained a “significant lateral ligament injury” to his left ankle after limpin…

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Virgil van Dijk forced to move home after Solskjær signs United deal

• Liverpool defender lives in United manager’s Cheshire house• Solskjær’s appointment hailed by former United greatsOle Gunnar Solskjær’s appointment as the permanent manager of Manchester United will have the knock-on effect of leaving the Liverpool d…

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Tottenham announce first match for new 62,000 capacity stadium

• Spurs to play either Brighton or Crystal Palace in April• Champions League quarter-final to take place at new groundTottenham’s first competitive match at their new 62,000-capacity stadium will be against either Brighton or Crystal Palace in the firs…

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Sergio Ramos facing Champions League ban for intentional booking at Ajax

• Uefa launches disciplinary investigation after Ramos admission• Bale reported over provocative celebration in Madrid derbyUefa has launched a disciplinary investigation in response to Sergio Ramos’s revelation that he intentionally got himself booked…

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey signs four-year contract with Juventus

• Wales midfielder pens pre-contract agreement• Set to become the highest-paid British footballerJuventus have announced the signing of the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, on a lucrative four-year deal from 1 July.The Wales international has agreed a …

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Rafael Benítez: No guarantees over my Newcastle United future

• Manager set for another disappointing transfer window• Benítez out of contract in the summerRafael Benítez has admitted he cannot give any guarantees about his future at Newcastle United as another fruitless transfer window draws to a close.The Spani…

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Manchester United eye FA Cup revenge with Chelsea tie

• Solskjær’s men travel to Stamford Bridge in fifth round• AFC Wimbledon play host to MillwallManchester United have been handed the chance to exact FA Cup revenge when they travel to face the holders next month. United, who have won eight consecutive …

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Huddersfield told by Dortmund to pay €300,000 for manager Jan Siewert

• Siewert has coached the Dortmund under-23s since 2017 • He would be making the same move as outgoing David WagnerHuddersfield Town have identified Borussia Dortmund’s second team manager, Jan Siewert, as their preferred choice to replace David Wagne…

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Andy Robertson signs ‘no-brainer’ new five-year Liverpool contract

• Scotland full-back is latest to commit long-term future• ‘This was done in almost record time,’ says Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp has praised Andy Robertson after the left-back became the latest Liverpool player to commit his long-term future by signing …

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Andy Robertson signs ‘no-brainer’ new five-year Liverpool contract

• Scotland full-back is latest to commit long-term future• ‘This was done in almost record time,’ says Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp has praised Andy Robertson after the left-back became the latest Liverpool player to commit his long-term future by signing …

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Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, accepts the blame over spy row with Derby

• Bielsa: ‘I didn’t behave well. I am responsible’• Lampard hits out after Derby’s preparations were ‘disrupted’Marcelo Bielsa has accepted responsibility for the spy row involving Leeds before their Championship match with Derby on Friday.The FA is to…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær says Manchester United role ‘feels like coming home’

• Manchester United caretaker gives interview to MUTV• Norwegian wants to get the players enjoying footballOle Gunnar Solskjær has said he is focused on getting Manchester United’s players to “enjoy” their football again following the sacking of José M…

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Maurizio Sarri calls alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling ‘disgusting’

• Chelsea coach: ‘I condemn any form of discrimination’• Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles says Sterling is ‘brave’Maurizio Sarri has condemned discrimination in any form in the Chelsea coach’s first public comments since the alleged racist abuse of Rah…

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Arsenal in limbo after martial law in Ukraine leaves venue in doubt

• Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava switched to Kiev • Vorskla: We have applied to play in Kiev and are awaiting replyArsenal’s Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava on Thursday remains in doubt after the Ukrainian side said they do not…

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Samir Nasri to make return with West Ham when drugs ban ends

•France midfielder can play in Premier League from 1 January• West Ham reinstate academy coach but give him final warningThe former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri looks set for a return to the Premier League once his doping ban come…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan hits out over ‘urine’ smell at English Open snooker venue

• Former champion underwhelmed at Crawley K2’s facilities• ‘It’s just got no atmosphere in there,’ O’Sullivan saysRonnie O’Sullivan has described the English Open venue as a “hellhole”, with the five-times world champion claiming he could smell urine i…

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Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny calls time on his international career

• Defender says France’s World Cup success damaged him• Koscielny criticises Didier Deschamps for lack of contactThe Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has announced the end of his international career with France and criticised the World Cup-winning m…

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Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny calls time on his international career

• Defender says France’s World Cup success damaged him• Koscielny criticises Didier Deschamps for lack of contactThe Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has announced the end of his international career with France and criticised the World Cup-winning m…

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Sergio Ramos singles out Harry Kane for praise before match in Seville

• England play Spain in Nations League A Group Four match• Ramos is expecting a test from Gareth Southgate’s menThe Spain captain, Sergio Ramos, has continued in his role as football’s grand pantomime villain by cheekily suggesting Harry Kane would be …