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Michael Owen takes on jockey challenge

Former England footballer Michael Owen is training to become a jockey and preparing for his first race. The 37-year-old got in the saddle earlier this year and has since lost over a stone in weight. Owen, who established himself as a successful racehorse breeder and owner after retiring from football, will compete in a charity […]

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FAI report alleged racist abuse of Cyrus Christie to police

Middlesbrough defender Cyrus Christie’s own goal was Denmark’s equaliser in a 5-1 victory over Republic of Ireland in Dublin The Football Association of Ireland has referred allegedly racist abuse of Cyrus Christie to police. The 25-year-old defender scored an own goal in the Republic of Ireland’s 5-1 World Cup play-off defeat by Denmark. PFA Ireland […]

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Apoel Nicosia v Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane was the seventh man to win the European Cup as both a player and a manager Zinedine Zidane says he is not worried about Real Madrid’s form as he looks for a win over Apoel in Cyprus which would seal the holders’ place in the last 16 of the Champions League. Real fell […]

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Why Philippe Coutinho surpasses Liverpool legends – and John Stones’ injury is a blow for Man City

Manchester City need a short-term replacement for John Stones, while Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho continues to look hard to replace Liverpool may need to replace Philippe Coutinho one day – and with each passing week, the task looks more difficult. His creative spark has taken him past some Anfield greats – according to the statistics, at […]

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Gossip column: Allardyce, Pardew, McInnes, Richarlison, Sturridge, Everton

Former West Brom captain Derek McInnes, who manages Aberdeen, is among the contenders to replace the sacked Tony Pulis as Baggies head coach. (The Scottish Sun) However, West Brom fans want former Everton boss Ronald Koeman to succeed Pulis. (Express & Star) Former West Ham boss Alan Pardew, ex-Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson and Republic […]

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Craig Bellamy and John Hartson eye Wales manager role

Coleman wants Welshman to succeed him Former Wales strikers Craig Bellamy and John Hartson say they would relish the chance to succeed Chris Coleman as manager of the national side. After resigning from the post to become Sunderland boss, Coleman called for another Welshman to replace him. Bellamy told Sky Sports: “I’ll probably be interested […]

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Tony Pulis: Watch his final MOTD interview as West Brom manager

Speaking after West Brom’s 4-0 defeat against Chelsea on Saturday, Tony Pulis said his position as Baggies head coach had not changed amid speculation over the Welshman’s future. Two days later, he was sacked with West Brom a point above the Premier League relegation zone and without a win in 10 top-flight games. READ MORE: […]

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Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Stoke City

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored his first goal since a draw with Manchester United in September Brighton stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games as they and visitors Stoke drew a lively encounter at the Amex. Jose Izquierdo secured a point for the Seagulls with a scrappy second-half goal that kept them […]