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  • Chelsea missing Terry with captain's place under scrutiny

    Chelsea missing Terry with captain's place under scrutiny

    Associated Press
    Chelsea missing Terry with captain's place under scrutiny

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — John Terry ended last season as still the best center back in the English Premier League. …

  • Champions League draw smiles on Barca, Man Utd

    Champions League draw smiles on Barca, Man Utd

    AFP News
    Champions League draw smiles on Barca, Man Utd

    Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday. Barca's quest to become the first team to retain the European crown began smoothly as Lionel Messi and company were paired with Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and BATE Borisov in Group E. United grace the competition after a year's absence and coach Louis van Gaal, who said he preferred to watch a United reserve side in action than proceedings from the …

  • Barcelona's Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

    Barcelona's Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

    Associated Press
    Barcelona's Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

    MONACO (AP) — Lionel Messi added another individual trophy to his collection Thursday, being voted UEFA's Best Player in Europe for last season. …

  • Mourinho faces Porto clash in Champions League

    Mourinho faces Porto clash in Champions League

    Reuters
    Mourinho faces Porto clash in Champions League

    By Brian Homewood MONACO (Reuters) - 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, the club where the Swede began his career. Premier League winners Chelsea were drawn in Group G on Thursday with Porto, who won the competition with the 'Special One' at the helm in 2004, Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel Aviv. …

  • Wolfsburg close to agreeing De Bruyne deal with City

    Wolfsburg close to agreeing De Bruyne deal with City

    AFP News
    Wolfsburg close to agreeing De Bruyne deal with City

    VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday confirmed German media reports they are close to agreeing a transfer fee with Manchester City for Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. German daily Bild and football magazine Kicker, plus local newspaper Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, all claim Premier League City are set to pay a new Bundesliga record of 74 million euros ($83.64m, £54m) for De Bruyne. Wolfsburg's director of sport Klaus Allofs has admitted De Bruyne, 24, whose current contract runs until 2019, wants …