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Sports quiz of the week: Conor McGregor, cows, cricket and a crash

Who keeps scoring? Who keeps driving? Who keeps playing?Conor McGregor is back in action this weekend in Las Vegas. When did he last win a fight (in UFC or boxing)?2019201820172016JS Saint-Pierroise are playing in the last 32 of the French Cup this wee…

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‘Yesterday I was walking with cows’: Quique Setién unveiled as Barcelona coach – video

Quique Setién has been unveiled as the new coach of Barcelona. At his presentation Setién talked of a whirlwind 24 hours in which he went from walking with cows in the countryside to taking Barcelona’s top job. ‘Yesterday, I was walking around my home …

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Camp Moo: Quique Setién goes from cows to Barcelona job in 24 hours

• New Barça manager says job is beyond his wildest dreams• ‘I was walking around my home town with cows around me’Quique Setién says he did not imagine in his “wildest dreams” becoming Barcelona manager and that he was walking in his home town with cow…

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Camp Moo: Quique Setién goes from cows to Barcelona job in 24 hours

• New Barça manager says job is beyond his wildest dreams• ‘I was walking around my home town with cows around me’Quique Setién says he did not imagine in his “wildest dreams” becoming Barcelona manager and that he was walking in his home town with cow…

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Barcelona head Deloitte Money League for first time as top clubs rake in £8bn

Barça become first club to report revenues of €800mChampions League run puts Spurs top of London clubsBarcelona topped a list of the world’s most money-spinning football clubs for the first time in an annual league table that also outlined the shifting…

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Barcelona set to appoint Quique Setién as Ernesto Valverde replacement

Setién most recently managed Real BetisXavi turned down the chance to replace ValverdeBarcelona are set to sack manager Ernesto Valverde and replace him with the former Real Betis coach Quique Setién.Valverde, who had been in charge since the summer of…

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Call the super-agent! How Arda Turan might try to get his career on track | Jonathan Liew

Arda Turan’s two-year loan at Istanbul Basaksehir has been cut short but he has no intention of returning to Barcelona. You can only imagine the conversation he might have with his agent …At first Mino Raiola was surprised by the sound of his phone rin…

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How Barcelona made a right old mess of sacking Ernesto Valverde | Sid Lowe

Late-afternoon on Monday, Ernesto Valverde is still Barcelona’s manager with the world waiting for an end to this public pantomimeBarcelona’s ex-manager took training on Monday morning, if only because he wasn’t the ex-manager just yet. Besides, someon…

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Football rumours: Mauricio Pochettino to take over at Barcelona?

Today’s whispers had no idea it was a coverYou have to wonder where Ernesto Valverde’s head is at. Barcelona are top of the league, having walked La Liga last season and yet, the manager is under pressure at Camp Nou. In the past few days, after Barcel…

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Barcelona in managerial limbo after Xavi Hernández turns down role

• Ernesto Valverde still in charge despite approach to Xavi• Luis Suárez out for four months after knee surgeryBarcelona have been left in limbo after their former midfielder Xavi Hernández turned down an offer to take over as manager of the club.Barce…

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Barcelona in managerial limbo after Xavi Hernández turns down role

• Ernesto Valverde still in charge despite approach to Xavi• Luis Suárez out for four months after knee surgeryBarcelona have been left in limbo after their former midfielder Xavi Hernández turned down an offer to take over as manager of the club.Barce…

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Atlético Madrid stun Barcelona in Super Cup thanks to Ángel Correa winner

• Barça squander 2-1 lead to lose 3-2 in Saudi Arabia• Atlético Madrid will face Real Madrid in Sunday’s finalAtlético Madrid pulled off a stunning turnaround to beat Barcelona 3-2 in an enthralling Spanish Super Cup tie in Saudi Arabia and book their …

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Spanish Super Cup: Kroos inspires Real win, Valverde unhappy with Saudi move

• Toni Kroos scores direct from corner in 3-1 win over Valencia• Barcelona manager says ‘income’ behind Saudi Arabia moveReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos scored directly from a corner as his side booked their place in the final of the revamped Spanish…

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Spanish Super Cup: Kroos inspires Real win, Valverde unhappy with Saudi move

• Toni Kroos scores direct from corner in 3-1 win over Valencia• Barcelona manager says ‘income’ behind Saudi Arabia moveReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos scored directly from a corner as his side booked their place in the final of the revamped Spanish…

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Supercopa’s Saudi Arabia adventure given short shrift by fans in Spain | Sid Lowe

The Spanish trophy’s derided trip to Jeddah sees Barcelona fans buying just 300 tickets and Valencia shifting as few as 27The sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo last week offered advice for football fans travelling to Spain’s new, revamped Supercopa, whi…

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New year, new Espanyol? Barcelona draw offers hope at last | Sid Lowe

Abelardo’s side sense a ‘turning point’ in their season. It needs to be: no team has survived on fewer than 12 points at halfway“Maybe I’m a masochist,” Abelardo Fernández had said and maybe that explains everything: it explains why they called and why…

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Barcelona frustrated by Wu Lei’s late equaliser as Espanyol fight back

There were three minutes to go and Espanyol were heading for another defeat against Barcelona when the Chinese striker Wu Lei appeared to bring new hope for a new decade, guiding his shot past Neto. They are still bottom, four points from safety and th…

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: Hysteria at Anfield and in Amsterdam | Barney Ronay

No one gave Liverpool or Tottenham a chance of overhauling Barcelona and Ajax before a magical 24 hours of footballLiverpool v Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday night. Ajax v Tottenham in Amsterdam on the Wednesday. I was there. Or at least, I think I wa…

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Average annual salary of Premier League players tops £3m for first time

• Manchester City are top English earners but NBA rule roost• Global Sports Salary Survey shows Barcelona best-paid overallThe average salary for a Premier League footballer has exceeded £3m a year for the first time, according to the latest Global Spo…

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European roundup: Barcelona stroll; Leipzig go top and Bayern win late

• La Liga champions ease to 4-1 victory over Alavés• RB Leipzig 3-1 Augsburg; Bayern Munich 2-0 WolfsburgBarcelona’s Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann were all on target in a convincing 4-1 home win over Alavés on Saturday which ensured t…