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Aug 18th, 2012
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TEAM NEWS Arsenal will assess England forward Theo Walcott (thigh). Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ankle) and defender Laurent Koscielny (calf) will both miss out having withdrawn from the midweek internationals. Summer signing Santi Cazorla will be monitored after his trip to Puerto Rico with S...
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South African President Jacob Zuma has announced an inquiry into violence at a mine in the north-east of the country, calling the deaths there “tragic.” BBC reports that at least 34 people were killed when police opened fire on striking platinum miners on Thursday. 78 others were injured ...
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Aug 18th, 2012
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One of the bloodiest police shootings since the days of apartheid has killed 34 miners and injured 78 at a South African platinum mine, leaving the nation in crisis and searching its soul over the rising levels of violent protest and police brutality. South African President Jacob Zuma cut short a fo...
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Aug 17th, 2012
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Manchester City begin the defence of their Premier League title with a home clash against newly-promoted side Southampton. The blue half of Manchester have been relatively quiet in the transfer window this summer so far, with Everton’s Jack Rodwell being the only acquisition for manager Roberto...
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Aug 17th, 2012
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Wigan Athletic and Chelsea come face to face for their opening clash of the new Premier League season at the DW Stadium on Sunday. The Latics, who have been buoyed by Roberto Martinez’s decision to stay at the club following interest from Liverpool, are already believed to be battling with the ...
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Aug 17th, 2012
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Robin van Persie has revealed his delight at signing for Manchester United. The Dutch superstar completed his £24million switch from Arsenal on Friday morning. He said: ‘It’s an honour to sign for Manchester United. ‘I am looking forward to following in the footsteps of so many great stri...
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Aug 16th, 2012
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Barcelona are reportedly close to agreeing a £15million fee with Arsenal for Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song. Reports claim the Gunners are ready to saction the sale of their midfield enforcer after their valuation for the 24-year-old was met following talks with Barca officials on Wednesday. News o...
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Aug 16th, 2012
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Saha joined his team-mates in training on Thursday and is expected to make his debut in Martin O’Neill’s side’s Premier League opener against Arsenal on Saturday. The Sunderland boss is delighted to have signed the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker and feels he will bring...
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Aug 15th, 2012
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Lionel Messi has played down the idea he has a big personal rivalry with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. The 25-year-old Argentine striker had been speaking to the media ahead of Argentina playing Germany in a friendly on Wednesday in Frankfurt. And when asked about his nomination for the Ballon ...
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Aug 15th, 2012
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Luka Modric is poised to fly to Spain on Thursday to finalise a 30 million-euro move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid. The midfielder will reportedly arrive in the Spanish capital after appearing for Croatia in their international friendly against Switzerland on Wednesday night. Real are believe...