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BOOK EXCERPT: NONFICTION / Blood, sweat, and football

The doctors told me that I should forget about playing football. But I just had one thing on my mind: I was going to be back on the pitch again and prove everyone wrong. 

City eye top four boost

Pablo Zabaleta's farewell is likely to garner much of the attention as Manchester City host West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, but Pep Guardiola's side still have work to do to secure a Champions League place.

Same old story for Atletico against rivals Real

Atletico Madrid's 3-0 loss to rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday was just a continuation of results that have blighted the team for almost 60 years.

Can goal boosts Liverpool's top-four push

Liverpool's Emre Can produced a goal of quite stunning brilliance to earn a crucial 1-0 victory at Watford on Monday that boosts the Reds' push for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

‘Real rotation vital but there's no A or B team’

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday he had no A or B side and needed to call on every member of his squad to cope with a gruelling fixture list, as a debate about his team selections was played out in the Spanish media.

Bayern sign Coman from Juventus on permanent deal

Bayern Munich have activated a clause to make winger Kingsley Coman's transfer from Juventus permanent at the end of the season, the German club said in a statement.

Amsterdam Arena to be named after Cruyff

Amsterdam Arena is to be renamed after late Dutch great Johan Cruyff, according to a statement on the stadium's official website.

Villarreal end Atletico's run

Atletico Madrid suffered a first defeat in 13 games in all competitions as they lost 1-0 at home to Villarreal on Tuesday after a late strike from substitute Roberto Soriano.

U-18 Nat'l Football / BKSP outplay Dhaka

BKSP registered a 4-2 goal win over Dhaka in the U-18 National Football Championship at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017

Newcastle romp back to Premier League

Newcastle United sparked a noisy promotion party by beating 10-man Preston North End 4-1 at a packed St James' Park on Monday to ensure a return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017

Four-star Juve go 11 clear

Premier League target Leonardo Bonucci scored an impressive goal as Juventus moved 11 points clear at the top of Serie A with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Genoa on Sunday.

April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017

Hoffenheim end Bayern run

Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich had their 20-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended at Hoffenheim on Tuesday as striker Andrej Kramaric's winner sealed the hosts' 1-0 victory.

April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017

Red-hot Atletico earn fifth straight win by beating Sociedad

Brazilian defender Filipe Luis scored for the second game running as Atletico Madrid beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Tuesday to rack up a fifth straight win in La Liga and provisionally consolidate third place in the standings.

April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017

Hoffenheim hand Bayern second league defeat of the season

Runaway leaders Bayern Munich suffered only their second Bundesliga defeat of the season when they were beaten 1-0 at surprise package Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017

Sampaoli's chance to impress

Jorge Sampaoli has a final shot to further his case to land his dream job at the end of the season when his slumping Sevilla side travel to Barcelona on Wednesday.