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  • Injured Rooney may not start against Zorya, says Mourinho

    Injured Rooney may not start against Zorya, says Mourinho

    Reuters
    Injured Rooney may not start against Zorya, says Mourinho

    Wayne Rooney may not start Manchester United's Europa League match against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk for his own protection as he is struggling with a back injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday. Mourinho dropped his captain to the bench for Saturday's Premier League game against Leicester City following a series of lacklustre performances and United beat the champions 4-1. "Because I am here to protect him and not to put him in difficult situations I have to analyse whether the …

  • Beautiful game gives kiss of life to 'dust of life'

    Beautiful game gives kiss of life to 'dust of life'

    AFP News
    Beautiful game gives kiss of life to 'dust of life'

    Brazilian World Cup winner Gilberto Silva knows what it is like to grow up without money, but admits he cried when he heard first hand the harrowing story of one homeless child. "I came from a poor background but at least I had my family around me," said the 39-year-old, a former midfielder who won the World Cup in 2002 and was also a key member of the Arsenal side known as the "Invincibles" that went through a season unbeaten in the Premier League. "Of course there were challenges, but …

  • After Allardyce implosion, who next for England?

    After Allardyce implosion, who next for England?

    AFP News
    After Allardyce implosion, who next for England?

    England find themselves looking for a new manager again after Sam Allardyce's mere 67 days in charge came to a stunning end following controversial comments he made to undercover reporters. With England about to resume their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, Gareth Southgate has been put in caretaker charge but it is by no means certain that he will get the job on a full-time basis. GARETH SOUTHGATE The man in possession, the former England international could yet become the team's next …

  • Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

    Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

    Associated Press
    Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries. …

  • Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it

    Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it

    Associated Press
    Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it

    JERUSALEM (AP) — At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there. …