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De Bruyne could be the special one who got away

De Bruyne could be the special one who got away

Four summers ago, Manchester City pushed hard for Eden Hazard, spending months pursuing the Lille midfielder before pulling out because of the escalating costs of the deal.

Bale, Rodriguez lift Real to victory

Bale, Rodriguez lift Real to victory

MADRID — Real Madrid got their season up and running when Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez struck twice in a 5-0 drubbing of Real Betis on Saturday while La Liga champions...

Swansea end United’s unbeaten start

Swansea end United’s unbeaten start

LONDON — Swansea City came from behind to end Manchester United's unbeaten start to the Premier League season with an impressive 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium yesterday.

Juventus headache for City

Juventus headache for City

MONACO — The reaction said it all. “It’s a little bit different this time,” said Brian Marwood, Manchester City’s head of football administration. “We didn’t get Barcelona and...

Gallery: Rooney’s back, but the Swans are soaring

Rooney’s back, but the Swans are soaring

Manchester United may have heaved a sigh of relief over the return of Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring form, but Swansea have been impressive so far this season and have the personnel...

Two more milestones for Mourinho

Two more milestones for Mourinho

LONDON — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reaches two more milestones at the club in tomorrow’s (Aug 28) Premier League game at home to London rivals Crystal Palace.

Robben replaces Van Persie as Netherlands captain

Robben replaces Van Persie as Netherlands captain

AMSTERDAM — Arjen Robben will replace Robin van Persie as the Netherlands captain, new coach Danny Blind said today (Aug 28) after naming the squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers...

Mourinho faces Porto clash in Champions League

Mourinho faces Porto clash in Champions League

MONACO — Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is to meet one of his former clubs in the Champions League group stages while Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will take on Malmo...

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