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3 hrs ago | USA Today

Real Madrid beats Basel 5-1 in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended its 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to the final with a Basel own-goal and strikes by Bale, Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema.


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8 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Five Champions League stars in the making

The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be? CNN asked one of Europe's leading scouting experts, Tor-Kristian Karlsen, to give us his top five young players to watch out for in this season's competition. "Barcelona's attacking midfielder Halilovic, who made his full international debut Croatia at the age of 16, is currently playing for the Catalan club's B side but is expected to make his way into the first team this season.


Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, More Sports, Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Xabi Alonso

12 hrs ago |

Alan Hutton has extended his stay at Villa Park

Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal with Aston Villa, completing an amazing U-turn by the club. The right-back had previously been frozen out for two years and had not played under boss Paul Lambert until this season.


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15 hrs ago |

Chelsea confident of new Hazard deal

Jose Mourinho expects Eden Hazard to commit his long-term future to Chelsea after revealing the Belgium playmaker is discussing a contract extension. The 23-year-old signed for a reported 32million from Lille in 2012 and has become an increasingly influential figure in his two years at Stamford Bridge.

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19 hrs ago | USA Today

Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry

Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team. Dortmund, the 2012 Champions League runner-up, will be hosting Arsenal in the competition for the third time in four seasons.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jack Wilshere, More Sports, Soccer Players, Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal, Nuri Sahin, Shinji Kagawa

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Deportivo wins 1-0 at Eibar in Spanish league

Deportivo La Coruna scored early and hung on for a 1-0 win at Eibar on Monday, earning the promoted side its first victory of the Spanish league season. Midfielder Juan Rodriguez scored what proved to be Deportivo's winner in the 13th minute when a poor clearance by Eibar defender Eneko Boveda fell to him in the area.

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Milan goalkeeper Lopez out for at least 2 weeks

Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goal-bound back pass during the closing stages of Sunday's 5-4 win at Parma. Milan said on Monday that Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be reevaluated in a couple of weeks.

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York Press

Younes Kaboul has been handed the Tottenham captaincy full-time

The Frenchman has led the side on several occasions this season and has now been chosen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the permanent successor to fellow central defender Michael Dawson, who joined Hull last month. A post on the club's official Twitter feed read: " Mauricio has announced that Younes Kaboul has been named our new Club captain with Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor as vice-captains."

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Champions League: Everything you need to know

Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller

Fox Sports

Arsene Wenger jumps to defense of Germany international Mesut Ozil

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lept to the defense of Mesut Ozil, insisting the Germany international is a crucial team player. Ozil, who cost Wenger 42.5million in September 2013, has come under fire from some sections of Arsenal supporters who have been frustrated by his offerings to date.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jack Wilshere, Soccer Players, More Sports, Arsenal, Mesut Ozil, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund

The New Zealand Herald

Pumas draw 2-2 with Tigres in Mexican league

Pumas were unable to maintain the winning form they displayed against America last month, drawing 2-2 at home with Tigres on Sunday. America remains the league leader after eight rounds of matches in Mexico's first division, yet it was held to a 0-0 draw away to Leones Negros.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014


Sao Paulo beats Brazilian league leader Cruzeiro

Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni converted a first-half penalty to help Sao Paulo defeat Cruzeiro 2-0 and move within four points of the defending champion in the Brazilian league on Sunday. Striker Alan Kardec scored the other goal in the high-profile match between the league's top two teams at a packed Morumbi Stadium.

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Halstead Gazette

Juan Mata scored Manchester United's fourth in their emphatic 4-0 win

Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.

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WLBT-TV Jackson

Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Manchester United, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Juan Mata, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Wayne Rooney, Soccer Players, Queens Park Rangers, Ander Herrera

Irate fans turn on Casillas

After a disastrous World Cup for Spain, goalkeeper Iker Casillas is now feeling the pressure to turn things around at Real Madrid. Casillas appeared to be the target of jeers from some Madrid fans - while others chanted his name in support - during Madrid's 2-1 loss Saturday to crosstown rival Atletico Madrid.

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Salisbury Journal

Jose: Costa revels in Cesc support

Costa struck a hat-trick - taking his tally to seven goals from four Premier League games - as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2 on Saturday to extend their 100 per cent winning start to the season. Midfielder Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain signed from Barcelona, laid on two assists for Costa, who joined in a A 32million deal from Atletico Madrid after long being coveted by Mourinho.

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Related Topix: Sports, Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, Soccer Players, Angel Rangel, More Sports, Chelsea, Swansea, Diego Costa

Somerset County Gazette

Rio: I'll never forgive Terry

Rio Ferdinand, left, says he and his brother have never received an apology from John Terry, right, over the racism row Rio Ferdinand finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance. Ferdinand and Terry became estranged after the Blues skipper used racist language towards Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match between QPR and Chelsea in November 2011.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Ashley Cole, More Sports, Chelsea

Warrington Guardian

Steve Bruce, pictured, understands the difficulties Alan Pardew is facing

Hull boss Steve Bruce has labelled reports linking him with the Newcastle manager's job as "disrespectful" to current incumbent Alan Pardew. The pressure cranked up a notch on the under-fire Magpies chief on Saturday as his team were humbled 4-0 by former club Southampton, prompting the 53-year-old to skip the post-match press conference at St Mary's.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sluggish PSG held 1-1 at Rennes

Substitute Paul-Georges Ntep scored a second-half equalizer as Paris Saint-Germain produced another lackluster performance and was held 1-1 at Rennes on Saturday in the French League. Ahead of a trip to Ajax for its Champions League opener on Wednesday, Laurent Blanc's team looked sluggish and lacked the cutting edge.

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Limp Liverpool lose at home to Aston Villa

Liverpool received a reminder of how tough life will be without last season's two leading goalscorers in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday morning . Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa in front after 11 minutes at Anfield and the second-placed visitors clung on to preserve their unbeaten start to the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Luis Suarez, Brad Guzan, Alan Hutton, Gabriel Agbonlahor, More Sports, Aston Villa, Mario Balotelli