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‘I Can’t Deny my Heritage’: German Turks Share Pain of Özil’s Split Loyalties

‘I Can’t Deny my Heritage’: German Turks Share Pain of Özil’s Split Loyalties

As Hakan Gūmūs, 17, walked off the pitch with slumped shoulders on a sweltering summer evening in Berlin, he was consoled by fans offering cheerful high-fives and supportive slaps on the back.

How Alex Ferguson Snatched Roy Keane out of Blackburn’s Hands

How Alex Ferguson Snatched Roy Keane out of Blackburn’s Hands

Historic moments usually have an epic quality. But sometimes all it takes to change the world is for a few office staff to get that Friday feeling. Exactly 25 years ago – in the summer of 1993 – the world of football changed forever because the admin team at Ewood Park clocked off on time.

Sombre José Mourinho Looks a Beaten Man before the Season Even Starts

An illustration of the pressure José Mourinho may be feeling, and the sombre mood he has been in during Manchester United’s tour of the United States, came at their UCLA training base this week. The manager was due to sit down with a TV reporter who had travelled to Los Angeles for a pre-arranged

Cristiano Ronaldo Settles Tax Evasion Case, Avoids Prison Sentence

Cristiano Ronaldo Settles Tax Evasion Case, Avoids Prison Sentence

Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to serve a sentence of 24 months in prison after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, however, the football star will be fined 3.2 million euros ($3.7 million) the prosecutor said on Friday. The 33-year-old is accused of evading 5.7 million euros

Jürgen Klopp: ‘We Expect More from Ourselves. We Have the Highest Ambitions’

Jürgen Klopp: ‘We Expect More from Ourselves. We Have the Highest Ambitions’

“You probably won’t like this question,” Jürgen Klopp is forewarned. There is usually no “probably” about it. Usually any question that looks beyond the next game or requires a prediction from the Liverpool manager prompts a disappointed frown and curt reply but this time is different.

More Historic Italian Clubs Go Bust...While Juventus Sign Cristiano Ronaldo

More Historic Italian Clubs Go Bust...While Juventus Sign Cristiano Ronaldo

While Juventus and Real Madrid finessed the details of Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer, a distant funeral bell tolled for three historic Italian clubs – a scenario that accentuated the disparity between those at the top of Italian football and those a few rungs down the ladder.

Usain Bolt’s Football Dream Keeps on Running but Reality Fails to Keep Pace

Usain Bolt’s Football Dream Keeps on Running but Reality Fails to Keep Pace

Gosford is a small town with big ambitions. Nestled on Australia’s central coast about 50 miles from Sydney, it has a population of fewer than 4,000 but is the commercial and administrative centre of the region.

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