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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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10/11/13
Leaders: BT After More Rights

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10/11/13
Leaders: Juventus President Angelli

Top-flight Italian football is a “transit destination” which is struggling to hold on to its top talent, according to the withering assessment of Juventus President Andrea Agnelli on the second day of the Leaders in Sport Summit in Chelsea. Agnelli said, “If you look at what Serie ...

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10/11/13
UEFA Proposes International Changes

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Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Europe

10/11/13
Man City Unveils Stadium Expansion

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10/11/13
London 2012 Architects Earned £400M

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10/11/13
Dave King Set For Rangers Return

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Leaders: Greg Dyke

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