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SUNDAY, 20 APR 2014
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Advantage Liverpool as Sunderland stun Chelsea
By Tom Williams | April 19, 2014 09:58 PM
Sunderland condemn Chelsea to their first home Premier League defeat under Jose Mourinho with a stunning 2-1 victory Saturday that takes Liverpool a step closer to the title.
Atletico close on title with win over stubborn Elche
By Ian Rogers | April 19, 2014 12:35 AM
Atletico Madrid stay firmly on course for a surprise La Liga title triumph after a Miranda header and Diego Costa's late penalty secure an unconvincing 2-0 win for the leaders at home to Elche.
Nejmeh aim to clear Safa obstacle
April 18, 2014 09:43 PM
Nejmeh’s unlikely title charge will face its sternest examination yet when the seven-time champions meet Safa Saturday in what could prove to be a deciding match.
‘Prince of Wales’ reigns supreme
By Iain Rogers | April 18, 2014 12:09 AM
Gareth Bale’s brilliant winner in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final against Barcelona gave the world’s most expensive player his first taste of major silverware, and the Wales winger is hungry for more.
Juventus count down to title and securing Conte
By Terry Daley | April 18, 2014 09:32 PM
On the verge of winning a third straight Serie A title, Juventus have two further objectives – winning their first major European trophy in nearly two decades and keeping hold of coach Antonio Conte.
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Five things to know about the Serie A
April 18, 2014 09:32 PM
While Juventus are striding toward their third consecutive title with an eight-point lead atop Serie A, questions are arising over the future of coach Antonio Conte.
Barca in La Liga last-chance saloon
By Iain Rogers | April 18, 2014 09:27 PM
Barcelona’s defeat in the King’s Cup final means La Liga is their only chance of major silverware, and anything other than a home win against Athletic Bilbao Sunday would almost certainly end their dwindling title hopes.
Pressure on PSG ahead of Lyon final date
By Andy Scott | April 18, 2014 09:27 PM
If they had their way, France’s leading clubs would have done away with the League Cup a long time ago, but Paris St. Germain and Lyon both need the boost of winning Saturday’s final.
Hamburg sniper Calhanoglu out to rescue Dinosaur
By Karolos Grohmann | April 18, 2014 09:27 PM
Hamburg SV midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu returned to training this week, and the northern side hope he will be able to play a key role in their Saturday relegation battle against VfL Wolfsburg, the first of four fixtures that will decide their fate.
Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich
By Josh Reich | April 18, 2014 09:20 PM
It would be a brave gambler who wagered against Luis Suarez becoming the first Liverpool player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season when the leaders head to struggling Norwich City Sunday.
Five things to know about the Premier League weekend
April 18, 2014 09:20 PM
A run of 10 straight victories has propelled Liverpool to the top of the Premier League and into the unfamiliar position of title favorites.
Pellegrini: Liverpool hangover cost Man City
By Pete Oliver | April 18, 2014 12:10 AM
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini blamed the hangover from defeat by Liverpool for his side’s damaging 2-2 draw to the Premier League’s bottom club Sunderland.
Barca facing first trophyless season in six years
April 18, 2014 12:09 AM
Barcelona’s painful reverse to archrivals Real Madrid in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without silverware in six years.
Liverpool fans need to stay calm: Suarez
April 18, 2014 12:09 AM
Luis Suarez has told Liverpool fans to stay calm as the Premier League club attempts to overcome the pressure of the title run-in and clinch their first championship in 24 years.
Unpolished Pulis gets Palace sparkling
By Tom Williams | April 18, 2014 12:09 AM
With his baseball cap and tracksuit, Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is an unlikely trendsetter, but his exploits this season have made him the name on everyone’s lips.
Cardiff cry foul over Palace loss
April 18, 2014 12:09 AM
Cardiff City are demanding the Premier League annul a 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace over allegations of cheating, the BBC said Thursday.
Bayern set up Cup final clash with Dortmund
April 17, 2014 01:11 AM
Holders Bayern Munich will face Borussia Dortmund in next month’s German Cup final after cruising to a 5-1 win over second-division Kaiserslautern in Wednesday’s semifinal.
Sunderland dent Man City’s title bid
By Tom Williams | April 17, 2014 01:09 AM
Liverpool’s position a the top the Premier League table received a boost Wednesday when title rivals Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw at home to bottom club Sunderland.
Bale stunner delivers Cup joy for Madrid
By Kieran Canning | April 17, 2014 01:08 AM
Gareth Bale scored a stunning individual goal five minutes from time to win the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid as they overcame Barcelona 2-1 at the Mestalla in Valencia Wednesday.
Man City players world’s top earners
April 17, 2014 12:06 AM
Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the most highly paid athletes in global sporting, according to a study published Wednesday.

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