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  • Bale leads Wales within touching distance of Euro 2016

    Bale leads Wales within touching distance of Euro 2016

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    Bale leads Wales within touching distance of Euro 2016

    Gareth Bale put Wales within touching distance of Euro 2016 and a first major tournament appearance for 58 years as the Real Madrid's star's late goal clinched a 1-0 win over Cyprus on Thursday. Bale's bullet header settled a nervous encounter with just eight minutes remaining in Nicosia to keep Wales top of the Group B and a victory against Israel on Sunday will guarantee their place in next year's finals in France. Wales last qualified for a major tournament at the 1958 World Cup, with …

  • Misfiring Kane hopes to learn from Rooney

    Misfiring Kane hopes to learn from Rooney

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    Misfiring Kane hopes to learn from Rooney

    Harry Kane plans to seek advice from England captain Wayne Rooney as the out-of-form Tottenham forward comes to terms with being a key figure for club and country. Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise last season with 31 goals in all competitions for Tottenham, as well as a fairytale debut strike for England against Lithuania in March. With his form under close scrutiny, Kane says he is fortunate to be able to call on Rooney for advice and he plans to pick the star's brains at England's training base …

  • Adebayor dropped from Tottenham squad

    Adebayor dropped from Tottenham squad

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    Adebayor dropped from Tottenham squad

    Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been left out of his club's 25-man Premier League squad for the rest of the year. Adebayor had been expected to leave White Hart Lane before the transfer window closed on Tuesday, but Tottenham were unable to find a buyer for the Togo international. The 31-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City star, who reportedly earns £100,000-a-week ($152,000, €137,000), has also been left out of Tottenham's Europa League squad. …

  • Real set to retain status as world's richest club

    Real set to retain status as world's richest club

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    Real set to retain status as world's richest club

    Real Madrid look certain to retain their status as the world's richest club by income after the La Liga club's revenue for the 2014-15 season jumped 9.4 percent to 660.6 million euros ($733.33 million). Real topped Deloitte's latest ranking of soccer's biggest earners for a 10th year in 2013-14 with income of 550 million euros, with English Premier League team Manchester United climbing into second place on 518 million, according to a report published in January. Real's dominance is partly …

  • Arsenal without Welbeck after knee operation

    Arsenal without Welbeck after knee operation

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    Arsenal without Welbeck after knee operation

    Arsenal's England striker Danny Welbeck willl be out of action for several months after undergoing a knee operation. …