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LONDON - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has poured scorn on critics who he says have made a "devil" of him after one defeat in his new job.

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LONDON - They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of football politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before showing his hand.

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Voice of reason Davies back for one-off Match of the Day slot

LONDON - The dulcet tones of one Britain's favourite football commentators will return to the microphone on Saturday when Barry Davies offers his pearls of wisdom in a one-off appearance in Match Of the Day's 50th birthday edition.

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F1 boy racer Verstappen will have to do his homework

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium - Max Verstappen is sure to be making schoolboy errors when he becomes Formula One's youngest ever driver next year.

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UEFA will not recognise Crimean clubs in Russian competitions

BERNE - UEFA will not recognise any matches played by Crimean clubs under the auspices of the Russian Football Union (RFS), European football's ruling body said on Friday.

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Liverpool match worth six points, says Pellegrini

LONDON - Monday's match between Manchester City and Liverpool, the top two teams in last season's Premier League, will effectively be worth six points to the winners, City's manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

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Teenaged athletes compete in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.


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