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United held at Stoke

Stoke City and Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw in blustery conditions at the Britannia Stadium on New Year’s Day. Ryan Shawcross opened the scoring early on, only for Radamel Falcao to equalise midway through the first half, and ...

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Strikers stay unbeaten

Shaun Tait took three wickets and Tim Ludeman continued his fine form in the Big Bash League with another fifty as the Adelaide Strikers secured a comfortable eight-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes. Ludeman smashed 54 off 33 deliveries – ...

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Pochettino in no rush to buy

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he will not start to think about boosting his Tottenham Hotspur squad until after the January transfer window has opened on Thursday. Tottenham will go into the new year within touching distance of the top four ...

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Smith anchors Australia innings

Rogers and Watson post half centuries; Warner dismissed for a duck Steven Smith continued his excellent form as Australia reached 259-5 at stumps on day one of the third Test with India, in Melbourne. Smith remained 72 not out at ...

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Van Gaal quiet on Bale rumours

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to answer any questions on whether he is preparing to make a record bid for Gareth Bale during the January transfer window. The Welshman has been linked with a move back to ...

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Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter

Secret talks between Fifa officials and Sepp Blatter have taken place over his future as the president of football’s world governing body, BBC Sport has learned. The discussions, involving representatives from a number of football confederations, are understood to have ...

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