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Predictable Premier League excitement begins

LONDON - England's Premier League is undoubtedly one of the most exciting in world football but as it embarks on its 24th season on Aug. 8 is it also becoming one of the most predictable?

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Cech arrival adds substance to Arsenal's style

LONDON - Arsenal have again been cautious spenders in the transfer market but by recruiting Petr Cech, one of the Premier League's best goalkeepers, they have added some defensive substance to compliment their attacking style.

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Chelsea must be more unpredictable, says Mourinho

LONDON - Chelsea must add a new dimension to their brand of football if the champions are to mount a strong defence of the Premier League title they won in some comfort last season, said manager Jose Mourinho.

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Man City hoping Sterling proves a sound investment

LONDON - Demonised as a caricature of the highly-paid modern-day footballer whose ego dwarfs his talent, Raheem Sterling will have few fans when the Premier League begins next weekend.

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Humble Bournemouth to stick to winning formula

LONDON - True to their humble roots Bournemouth have resisted the temptation to mark their new-found Premier League status with a splurge of spending, sticking to their principles as they prepare to mix it with the big boys.

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Haddin omission hardest decision of my career - Lehmann

BIRMINGHAM - Overlooking Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin for the third Ashes test was the "hardest decision I have had to make as coach", Darren Lehmann said.

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