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New Club World Cup threatens soccer ecosystem - La Liga chief

20 Jan 2020

LONDON La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned that FIFA's launch of a revamped and expanded Club World Cup in 2021 could trigger a damaging impact on domestic leagues.

Rafa in good shape to equal Federer 20-Slam record

15 Jan 2020

After finally beginning a season with no injury concerns, Rafael Nadal has as clean a shot at the Australian Open as he could hope for as he takes aim at equalling Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.

Xavi undecided on offer to coach Barca - club source

12 Jan 2020

BARCELONA Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has spoken to the club's sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau about coaching the team but has not made a decision, a club source told Reuters on Sunday.

Soccer-Xavi undecided on offer to coach Barca - club source

12 Jan 2020

BARCELONA, Jan 12 Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has spoken to the club's sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau about coaching the team but has not made a decision, a club source told Reuters on Sunday.

Spanish Super Cup jets off to Saudi amid dissenting voices

06 Jan 2020

Spanish football crosses new horizons when its re-booted Super Cup competition begins on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, a move that will significantly boost the national federation's coffers but has angered human rights groups and local supporters.

Xhaka to stay at Arsenal, says Arteta

01 Jan 2020

LONDON Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has said Granit Xhaka will stay at the club after the Swiss midfielder produced a gritty performance to help his side to a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday.

Darts: Sherrock's reign as 'Queen of the Palace' ends with defeat by Dobey

27 Dec 2019

LONDON Fallon Sherrock's pioneering success story for women at the World Darts Championships came to a gallant end as she was beaten by Chris Dobey 4-2 on Friday in a partisan atmosphere in her favour at London's Alexandra Palace.

Darts: Sherrock's fairytale comes to an end with defeat by Dobey

27 Dec 2019

LONDON Fallon Sherrock's pioneering success story for women at the World Darts Championships came to a gallant end as she was beaten by Chris Dobey 4-2 in the third round on Friday.

It's a crime - Mourinho rages against festive fixture pile-up

26 Dec 2019

LONDON Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho has lashed out at the Premier League's congested fixture list over the Christmas period which means his side have to travel to face Norwich City two days after beating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 on Thursday.

Teenager Fati ready to make a difference in 'Clasico', says Puyol

18 Dec 2019

Barcelona's record-breaking teenage sensation Ansu Fati has the ability and character to make an impact against Real Madrid in Wednesday's 'Clasico' at the Camp Nou, says club great Carles Puyol.

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