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Steve Bruce Faces Tough Task at Newcastle but he is Used to Adversity

Steve Bruce Faces Tough Task at Newcastle but he is Used to Adversity

Steve Bruce is normally a safe if somewhat unexciting pair of managerial hands, though as supporters of Sheffield United, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic will attest, he does have a penchant for resigning or leaving to further his career elsewhere.

Signing Sébastien Haller is Good Business for West Ham – Even at £45m

Signing Sébastien Haller is Good Business for West Ham – Even at £45m

So, it’s official. West Ham have broken their transfer record for the third consecutive summer with the arrival of French striker Sébastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Africa Cup Champs Algeria Return to Hero's Welcome

Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria arrived home Saturday to a hero's welcome from a huge crowd of joyful supporters and a "water salute" for their plane at Algiers airport. "One, two, three, viva Algeria!" tens of thousands of flag-waving fans lining the road from the airport chanted as the

Antoine Griezmann’s Move to Barcelona was a Year in the Making

Antoine Griezmann’s Move to Barcelona was a Year in the Making

The moment of Antoine Griezmann’s departure to Barcelona was broadcast live on television, 393 days after the Frenchman announced his decision to turn down Barcelona and stay at Atlético Madrid in a TV documentary.

Peter Crouch, the Affable Beanpole who Won over Fans Everywhere

Peter Crouch, the Affable Beanpole who Won over Fans Everywhere

With the possible exception of Brent Sancho, the Trinidad and Tobago defender whose dreadlocks he grabbed when leaping to score a header for England in the 2006 World Cup, no one in football can have anything but happy memories of the remarkable career of Peter Crouch. The 38-year-old striker who

On Pigeon Patrol, Rufus the Hawk Rules the Skies Over Wimbledon

On Pigeon Patrol, Rufus the Hawk Rules the Skies Over Wimbledon

Roger Federer is serving for the Wimbledon title. He tosses the ball and cranes his neck. Plop. A gift from a pigeon, right on the forehead. Luckily, something like that hasn’t happened.

Bullish Frank Lampard Lifts Chelsea Mood but Knows He Will Get No Favours

Bullish Frank Lampard Lifts Chelsea Mood but Knows He Will Get No Favours

The buzzword was realism, a theme maintained whether Frank Lampard was raising the new Chelsea shirt to the pop of the flashbulbs in a cluttered suite high in Stamford Bridge’s west stand, or had retired to the directors’ lounge for a marginally more intimate assessment of what awaits as the club’s

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