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  • Houghton backs 'fantastic' Bassett

    Houghton backs 'fantastic' Bassett

    04 Jul 2015 05:31

    England captain Steph Houghton is convinced Laura Bassett can play a key role as the Lionesses bid to secure third place in the Women's World Cup at the expense of Germany. Bassett has thanked her team-mates for their support after her stop

  • FIFPro opens door to female members

    FIFPro opens door to female members

    03 Jul 2015 19:46

    FIFPro, the world footballers' union, is to welcome female players as direct members in a bid to fight inequality in the sport.At present individual players, male or female, are not permitted to join FIFPro but the organisation is set to

  • Ince makes Rams return

    Ince makes Rams return

    03 Jul 2015 14:46

    Derby have completed the permanent signing of Tom Ince from Hull.The 23-year-old winger, who had a spell on loan with the Rams last season, has agreed a four-year contract after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee. County head coac

  • Sampson issues Germany challenge

    Sampson issues Germany challenge

    03 Jul 2015 11:01

    Mark Sampson has challenged England to finish the World Cup as unofficial European champions by beating Germany in the third-place play-off.

  • Bilic: I respect FC Lusitans

    Bilic: I respect FC Lusitans

    03 Jul 2015 09:01

    West Ham boss Slaven Bilic insists he has 'big time' respect for FC Lusitans after he was criticised for sitting out the Europa League qualifying

  • Sakho at the double for Hammers

    Sakho at the double for Hammers

    02 Jul 2015 21:17

    Diafra Sakho struck a brace in front of a watching Slaven Bilic as West Ham eased to a routine victory over Europa League first qualifying round

  • Golden Ball Bronze's silver lining?

    Golden Ball Bronze's silver lining?

    02 Jul 2015 21:17

    England defender Lucy Bronze is among eight players short-listed for the Golden Ball at the Women's World Cup.The Lionesses' campaign ende

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  • Deulofeu aiming high

    Deulofeu aiming high

    03 Jul 2015 14:02

    New Everton signing Gerard Deulofeu is targeting Champions League qualification having helped get the club so close in his last spell at Goodison Park. The 21-year-old graduate of Barcelona's famed La Masia academy spent the 2013-14 camp

  • Ayre: Reds can afford best players

    Ayre: Reds can afford best players

    03 Jul 2015 13:32

    Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre insists the club can still buy top players within the remit of their "smart and sustainable" transfer policy and a lack of Champions League football does not affect that. The Reds have already made cons

  • Oyston warned over firearm incident

    Oyston warned over firearm incident

    03 Jul 2015 12:46

    Police have warned Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston about carrying a firearm in a public place following a row he had with a fan.Lancashire Police launched an investigation after Blackpool supporter Steve Reid alleged a gun had been brandis

  • Podolski set for Arsenal departure

    Podolski set for Arsenal departure

    03 Jul 2015 12:16

    Lukas Podolski looks set to leave Arsenal this summer after his agent claimed the Germany international has been given permission to find a new club.The 30-year-old forward moved to the Emirates three years ago but struggled to hold down

  • Foxes fail with Austin bid

    Foxes fail with Austin bid

    03 Jul 2015 12:16

    Managerless Leicester have had a bid of £12million for QPR striker Charlie Austin rejected, Press Association Sport understands.The 25-year-old forward scored 18 Premier League goals for the Rs last season but could not help keep the west

  • Odemwingie looking to repay faith

    Odemwingie looking to repay faith

    03 Jul 2015 10:32

    Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie is looking to repay the club's faith in him after signing a contract extension. The 33-year-old has agreed a deal which will keep him at the Britannia Stadium until the end of next season with the option of

  • Anelka takes over at Mumbai

    Anelka takes over at Mumbai

    03 Jul 2015 10:01

    Indian side Mumbai City have named Nicolas Anelka as their player-manager.The Indian Super League club announced the 36-year-old into the role on Friday morning.Anelka played for Mumbai in last season's competition, scoring two goa

  • Arsenal's raid on Chelsea not over: French striker next on

    Arsenal's raid on Chelsea not over: French striker next on

    by Kudzai Mahwite 03 Jul 2015 09:28

    After the signing of Petr Cech, Arsene Wenger is not done with signing Chelsea players as he looks to add Loic Remy to his list of forwards for the next season Wenger had the opportunity to sign the player in the last Summer Window but elected

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