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August 17, 2014

World Cup
15:07 GMT

Available indicators of Brazil’s economic activity during the 2014 FIFA World Cup are as dismal as the performance of its national team during the tournament.

Eliaquim Mangala
14:56 GMT

Typically for Manchester, a bout of low pressure greeted the first press engagement undertaken by Manchester City's latest new signing, Eliaquim Mangala. As the interview drew to a close it started raining, in keeping with the heavy showers that marked the Frenchman's first week as a City player. "It's normal," he said, smiling.

Luis Suarez
13:48 GMT

The head coach says he has been impressed by the Uruguayan in training this weekend and will grant him some playing time in the Gamper Trophy

August 16, 2014

Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Ramsey bags late winner for relieved Gunners
19:37 GMT

Arsenal left it late to secure victory on the opening day of the season with a 2-1 win over managerless Crystal Palace.

Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City: Sigurdsson condemns Van Gaal to opening day defeat
15:01 GMT

The Iceland international struck late on to give Garry Monk's men a famous victory, despite Wayne Rooney cancelling out Ki Sung-Yueng's first-half opener with an acrobatic strike

Arsenal v Crystal Palace: Preview and Projected Lineups
13:53 GMT

Arsene Wenger is looking forward to the start of the campaign after having seen his last two competitive matches result in the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield.

Newcastle-Manchester City Preview: Champions begin title defence at St James's Park
12:47 GMT

Manuel Pellegrini's English champions beat Alan Pardew's side three times last season but will be without some key names for their opening Premier League fixture

Liverpool-Southampton Preview: Lambert & Lovren set to face former club
12:43 GMT

Last season's runners-up open up their new campaign against Ronald Koeman's side at Anfield and could include a number of former Saints in their starting line-up

Premier League logo
12:34 GMT

The 23rd season of the Barclays Premier League resumes this weekend and already, imaginary fireworks are on the air. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

August 15, 2014

Daley Blind
14:27 GMT

Manchester United's 30 million pounds signing Luke Shaw has been ruled out for a month after he suffered a hamstring injury and it could accelerate a move for another left-back as the club is heavily linked with Sporting Lisbon's Marcos Rojo and Ajax 's Daley Blind.

Raheem Sterling
14:22 GMT

Liverpool is reportedly offering a stunning new contract to their winger Raheem Sterling as they want to tie down the teenager for the long term because of his growing reputation.

Sergio Aguero
14:12 GMT

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions that would keep him at the club until 2019.

Luis Suarez (left) and head coach Luis Enrique (picture courtesy of
12:15 GMT

The Uruguay striker has gone straight into training the day after it was ruled he would be allowed to practise during his four-month ban from competitive football

August 14, 2014

Javi Garcia
20:41 GMT

The Spaniard has moved to the Russian giants for a fee which could rise to €16 million after failing to establish himself in the Manchester City first team

Cristiano Ronaldo
16:22 GMT

The 10-man shortlist has been reduced to three, with the Ballon d'Or holder set to battle it out with Bayern Munich duo Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer for the prize