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Lille's Rio Mavuba, left, battles for the ball with CSKA Moscow's Alan Dzagoev during their group B champions league soccer match at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
2015-04-01, Goal
The pair won a Ligue 1 title and a Coupe de France during their time together at Lille, so the midfielder is eyeing a reunion with the under-pressure Giallorossi boss Rio...
Monaco's Dimitar Berbatov of Bulgaria challenges for the ball with Paris Saint Germain's Yohan cabaye of France during their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Sunday, Feb. 9 , 2014.
2015-04-01, Goal
The France international midfielder has failed to nail down a starting berth since joining the Ligue 1 champions last year but is just thinking about recovering from a...
Iran's Portugese coach Carlos Queiroz smiles during a practice session Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Riffa, Bahrain. Iran and Bahrain meet Friday for an Asian qualifier for the 2014 World Cup, which is being played in Bahrain at a time of heightened political tension between Bahrain and Iran.
2015-04-01, Goal
The Portuguese signed a contract in September committing himself to the country until World Cup 2018 but has now decided to depart Carlos Queiroz has left his position as...
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, of France, watches during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Juventus and AC Milan, at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, April 21, 2013.
2015-04-01, Goal
The Czech says that the Bianconeri are well aware that the France midfielder is a man in demand but adds they are confident of holding onto the 22-year-old Pavel Nedved...
PSG's midfielder Javier Pastore of Argentina, reacts after scoring during his French League one soccer match against Lille, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France, Sunday, April 29, 2012.
2015-04-01, Goal
The Argentina international has been linked with a return to Serie A with the Giallorossi but he thinks he'll see out the final year of his contract with the French...
Portugal's soccer coach Carlos Queiroz attends a press conference after a training session at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Tuesday, Oct. 13 2009. Portugal will face Malta in a World Cup qualifying match Wednesday, Oct. 14.
2015-04-01, Taipei Times
Carlos Queiroz’s reign as Iran manager ended with a 3-1 defeat away to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday, but the Portuguese coach did not go quietly as he delivered some...
Avril Lavigne perfoms during the 2011 Y100 Jingle Ball at the Bank Atlantic Center Sunrise, Florida - December 10, 2011
2015-04-01, London Evening Standard
Avril Lavigne said she thought she was dying after a Lyme disease diagnosis left her bedridden for five months. The Canadian singer started to develop symptoms on her...
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Reading at the Emirates Stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2013.
2015-04-01, Goal
The France international has been lethal in 2015, drawing level with the Chilean after a stunning run of goals, and is now looking to finish the season as the Gunners’...
Goal: The Montenegrin striker is keen to get more game time elsewhere and the Nerazzurri are willing to offer him a four-year contract but the Premier League side want a permanent deal EXCLUSIVE By FabrizioRomanoInter are set to step up their interest in...
Goal: The Germany international tells his side that "it's time to stop looking forward" and says that their focus must be on avoiding relegation after a frustrating season Mats Hummels acknowledges that qualifying for either the Champions League or Europa League...
Goal: Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini had claimed the Gunners had approached them about the 21-year-old, but the Frenchman insists he is not interested in the ArgentineArsene Wenger has denied suggestions that Arsenal have made an offer for Palermo star Paulo...
Goal: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lauded the talents of attacker Raheem Sterling but insists he will not be drawn on speculation regarding the Liverpool contract rebel. The England international, currently stalling on a new deal at Anfield, said he was...
The Times of India: LONDON: Researchers in Spain have developed a model to detect the extent to which a conversation on Twitter — and thus the actual offline argument and political climate — is polarised. According to the researchers at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, a group...
China Daily: HANGZHOU - China's leading drinks maker Hangzhou Wahaha Group has denied rumors that the company is planning to buy Italy's AC...
Goal: The centre-back wants his team-mate to stay at Camp Nou beyond this season and admits that a summer exit for veteran midfielder Xavi would also be a huge blow to the CatalansBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has urged the club's board to hold onto the services...
Goal: Despite a troubled start that mirrored the problems encountered by David Moyes, the Dutchman was never likely to lose his job, according to the former Old Trafford stalwart EXCLUSIVE By Jim KnightLouis van Gaal was never in danger of being sacked despite a...
Yahoo Daily News: Washington, April 2 (ANI): While energy drinks may be the one of the most popular beverages consumed, they can actually prove dangerous for the hearts of adolescents and young adults. The rapid rise in popularity of energy drinks (EDs), particularly among...
FourFourTwo: Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are not taking Cordoba lightly ahead of Saturday's Liga fixture. Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has warned his team-mates of the perils of taking Cordoba lightly on Saturday. The 20-year-old, who has shown significant...
The Guardian: Today’s tell-all is not a money-grabbing 20-year-old ...
Goal: Carlo Ancelotti's side won the Champions League last season but have suffered a dramatic dip in form since the turn of the year, both domestically and in EuropeJuventus director Pavel Nedved says that Barcelona and Bayern Munich are the best teams in Europe,...
The Independent: Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling insists that he is not a 'money-grabbing 20-year-old' after turning down a new £100,000-a-week deal at Anfield. It remains to be seen whether Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the Reds hierarchy will return with an improved offer...
The Local: A Spanish court on Wednesday remanded in custody five suspected members of an anarchist group who allegedly damaged bank machines and left a nail bomb at Madrid's main cathedral....