Son Heung-min: Tottenham star avoids national service following Asian Cup gold

(CNN)England Premier League star Son Heung-min won’t have to do national service and instead can see out his contract with Tottenham Hotspur uninterrupted after South Korea won gold in the Asian Games final against Japan. Follow @cnnsport In the 101st minute, Hawang Hee Chan headed home Son’s corner to make…

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How Bobby Robson fought and failed to earn respect at Barcelona

Bobby Robson won trophies but did not get a second season in charge of Barcelona, as Jonathan Wilson explains in his new book Bobby Robson had turned down Barcelona twice before, once out of loyalty to Ipswich and once out of loyalty to England. The third time he was not…

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Juventus can win Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, says Wayne Rooney

(CNN)Former England captain Wayne Rooney knows what it is like to be a teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo. The pair played together at Manchester United for five seasons, winning three English Premier League titles and the Champions League. Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid, with whom he won four Champions League titles…

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Robust Liverpool show signs they are learning how to win the hard way | Jacob Steinberg

The addition of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson has given Jrgen Klopps side a more solid look than in previous seasons On a testing night for Liverpool at a raucous Selhurst Park, fans of dramatic title races were pleased to witness further confirmation that Jrgen Klopps speedsters remain the best…

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Can Cristiano Ronaldo and Juve realize Champions League dream?

(CNN)New club, same superstar — this year’s Champions League will have a different complexion following Cristiano Ronaldo’s high-profile move to Juventus. Follow @cnnsport Beaten finalist in 2015 and 2017, Italian champion Juventus will be hopeful that Ronaldo, the Champions League’s all-time top goal scorer, can fire the Bianconeri to a…

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Champions League draw: Cristiano Ronaldo to face former club Manchester United

(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo will return to former club Manchester United with new side Juventus in the Champions League group stages. United has made an uncertain start to the season in the English Premier League — Jose Mourinho’s side has lost two of the three games it’s played — and last season…

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Sergio Agero hits hat-trick in Manchester Citys rout of Huddersfield

Sergio Agero fired a hat-trick for a rampant Manchester City in a 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium Kevin De Bruynes convalescence from his serious knee injury began with him witnessing another mesmeric Manchester Huddersfield. When a pass to Jesus was returned, the ball ricocheted off the…

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Dele Alli gets Tottenham off to a winning start against Newcastle

Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring for Spurs and, though Joselu equalised, Dele Allis goal gave Tottenham a 2-1 victory at St James Park, where anti-owner chants were regular In Mauricio Pochettinos native Argentina interest rates have been held at an emergency 40% since May and the plummeting peso recently led…

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Chelsea sign 71.6m Kepa Arrizabalaga with Courtois set to join Real Madrid

Kepa Arrizabalagas has completed his 71m transfer to Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao, while the Premier League side have agreed a 35m fee with Real Madrid for Thibaut Courtois Kepa Arrizabalaga became the worlds most expensive goalkeeper on Wednesday after completing a 71.6m move from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea, with the…

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Usain Bolt’s gimmick tag will be hard to shake in A-League | Stephen Ganavas

The commercial benefits of the Jamaicans arrival clearly outweigh doubts over his on-pitch ability Usain Bolt in the A-League. Its a fascinating prospect. An announcement from the Central Coast Mariners that the eight-time Olympic gold medallist would be joining the club on trial for an indefinite period of time sparked…

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This town backed Brexit. Now, it’s back in Europe (Well, kind of)

(CNN)They were among the most ardent supporters of Brexit, but now some residents of Burnley in the northwest of England are relishing a European adventure. Founded in 1882, Burnley Football Club punches above its weight in England’s top division against heavyweights and near neighbors Manchester City and Manchester United.

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Tottenham Hotspur delays stadium opening over safety concerns

(CNN)English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has been forced to postpone the opening of its new stadium over “issues with the critical safety systems.” Spurs had been also due to host the NFL game between Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders on October 14, but that will also be switched to…

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Usain Bolt’s new career: ‘This is a moment for me to prove people wrong’

(CNN)Usain Bolt had quite a day on Tuesday. The world’s fastest man celebrated his 32nd birthday and took part in his first training session with Australia’s A-League’s Central Coast Mariners. Follow @cnnsport “I’m just going to put in the work. This is my first chance to get the chance to…

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