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Injuries Could Force Chelsea Manager Mourinho To Rest Starters Sunday At Liverpool

04 / 24 / 14

EPL Chelsea Manager José Mourinho "threatened to protect Chelsea’s chances of reaching the Champions League final" by fielding a reserve team at Anfield on Sunday "in a dramatic move" that could all but hand Liverpool the Premier League title, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIME...

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UEFA "has decided to appeal against sanctions imposed by its own disciplinary body on Serbia and England's U21 players," according to the BBC. England's Steven Caulker and Thomas Ince, as well as four players and two coaches from Serbia, were banned, "after a brawl at the game" in Krusevac, Serbia i ...

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12/28/12
Blackburn Sacks Berg After 57 Days

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12/28/12
Leeds Owners Take Inexpensive Route

Dubai-based GFH Capital said it would not spend "crazy money" to restore Leeds United to the Premier League after completing a takeover reportedly worth £52M ($83.6M), according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. GFH has bought the club from majority shareholder and former Chelsea Owner Ken Bates, who ...

Tags: Franchises, Middle East, United Kingdom

12/28/12
Suzi Perry To Present BBC's F1 Coverage

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12/28/12
Bullock, Dee Exit UTV's TalkSport

UTV Media, owner of radio broadcaster TalkSport and Sport magazine, has "been dealt an end-of-year hammer blow" with news that Managing Dir of Sales Adam Bullock and Program Dir Moz Dee are leaving the company, according to Arif Durrani of MEDIA WEEK. The pair are "planning to launch a new media com ...

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Fergie Feels Threatened By Bundesliga

ManU Manager Alex Ferguson believes that the German Bundesliga "is threatening the Premier League's status as the most exciting league in the world," according to Simon Stone of the PA. For the first time since '99, more teams from the Bundesliga made it out of the initial group stage of the Champio ...

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Green Could Sell Ibrox Naming Rights

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12/21/12
Hearts Safe From Liquidation

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