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  • Garcia rediscovers old touch to be in hunt at Players

    Masters champion Sergio Garcia recovered from a slow start and found his old form to storm into contention at The Players Championship where a victory could enhance his special 2017 season.

  • ‘No European football has helped Conte's Chelsea’

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has enjoyed a "position of privilege" by not having to deal with both European and domestic campaigns in his first season in England, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said.

  • Bayern captain Lahm to retire at end of season

    Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm, who captained Germany to their 2014 World Cup victory, will retire at the end of the season a year before his contract with the German champions expires, the 33-year-old defender said on Tuesday.

  • Klopp at a low ebb as Chelsea come to town

    Viewed as Premier League leaders Chelsea's closest rivals a month ago, Liverpool confront Antonio Conte's side at Anfield on Tuesday with their season on the brink of total collapse.

  • Giroud hopes goal can lead to first team return

    Olivier Giroud is hoping for a run of starts for Arsenal after the French striker scored the late winner in Monday's 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium.

  • Conte revels in Chelsea's Christmas cheer

    Antonio Conte's first few months as Chelsea manager could hardly have gone any better as his side head into the holiday period six points clear at the Premier League summit.

  • Leipzig's Orban relishing Bayern showdown

    RB Leipzig's goal-scorer Willi Orban is relishing the prospect of Wednesday's Bundesliga showdown and the chance to stop hosts Bayern Munich topping the German league table at Christmas.

  • Conte impressed by reformed Costa

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes Diego Costa has become a reformed character because the fiery striker has rediscovered his love of the game.

  • Five things we learned from La Liga

    Real Madrid remain six points clear at the top of La Liga after Sergio Ramos's late leveller earned a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in El Clasico on a weekend in which none of the top six won.

  • Late Malaga equaliser piles pressure on Prandelli

    Valencia's winless streak extended to six La Liga games as Pablo Fornals struck deep into stoppage time to hand Malaga a deserved 2-2 draw at a discontented Mestalla on Sunday.

  • Arsenal seek win to kick costly runners-up habit

    Arsenal have a gilt-edged opportunity to kick a self-destructive Champions League habit when they host Paris St Germain on Wednesday knowing victory will seal top spot in Group A.

  • Klopp salutes Liverpool despite Saints stalemate

    Jurgen Klopp praised Liverpool's performance in the goalless draw against Southampton even though the Reds missed the chance to cement their position on top of the Premier League.

  • Dortmund victorious in fiesty Der Klassiker

    Borussia Dortmund ended Bayern Munich's unbeaten run, edging a 1-0 win on Saturday thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 12th goal of the season, cutting the gap between the champions and their biggest title rivals to three points.

  • Bayern under pressure for 'biggest challenge'

    Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich face a stern challenge to their place at the top of the table this weekend when Carlo Ancelotti's Bavarian giants play Borussia Dortmund away on Saturday.

  • Koeman tips Liverpool to challenge for title

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman has tipped the Merseyside club's fierce rivals Liverpool to be among the sides fighting for the Premier League title this season.

  • Wenger hopes Chile avoid 'suicidal' risk with Sanchez

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Chile will be taking a "suicidal" risk if they select Alexis Sanchez for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay as playing the winger could aggravate his hamstring injury.

  • Suarez in blockbuster Barca extension talks

    European Golden Shoe winner Luis Suarez said negotiations to extend his contract with Barcelona until 2021 were running smoothly.

  • Kane says Spurs will benefit from his injury break

    Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane said his seven-week absence due to an ankle-ligament injury has turned out to be a good thing as he was able to recharge his batteries.

  • Ibra apologises to United fans for Arsenal suspension

    Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised to fans after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday, which rules him out of their next game against Arsenal.

  • Ronaldo eyes 10 more years after 'dream' season

    Cristiano Ronaldo signalled his intention to keep playing for 10 more years after rounding off a "dream year" by signing a bumper new five-year contract with Real Madrid on Monday.

  • Summer to make or break Smith's captaincy: Waugh

    Australian great Steve Waugh says the summer Test series against South Africa and Pakistan is shaping up as make or break for Steve Smith's captaincy of the national side.

  • Hazard credits change in system

    Eden Hazard believes he has been given more freedom to score goals after being pushed to a central attacking role under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

  • Foxes need to rediscover winning habit

    Premier League champions Leicester City must pick themselves up to rediscover the winning habit and get their season back on track, winger Marc Albrighton has said.

  • Mascherano signs new deal

    Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano extended his contract with the Catalan giants until 2019 on Monday.

  • Barca, Real battle 'FIFA virus'

    Argentina's pain is Barcelona's gain as Lionel Messi returns for the Spanish champions when Deportivo la Coruna visit the Camp Nou on Saturday after being sidelined for three weeks with a groin injury.

  • Catalans beat Blancos in economic Clasico

    The Catalans host Real Madrid at Camp Nou on December 3 and while they may not be ahead of their fiercest rivals in La Liga at the moment, they hold the advantage in economic terms.

  • Guendogan surprised by Schweinsteiger snub

    Manchester United would be better off having midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger in the side according to Manchester City's Ilkay Guendogan.

  • Atletico go top as Real draw, Barca lose

    Atletico Madrid moved top of La Liga despite missing two penalties as Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro handed Diego Simeone's men a 2-0 win at Valencia on Sunday.

  • Ranieri urges fans to give Kante warm welcome

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri hopes Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante will be given a warm reception when he returns to his old stomping ground for the first time since leaving the English champions.

  • Sporting salvation a warning for Real: Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo warns Real Madrid will be punished if they don't improve on their performance in an edgy 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon to start their Champions League defence.

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