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  • Winterburn backs Wenger for England, says he will stay at Arsenal

    Winterburn backs Wenger for England, says he will stay at Arsenal

    Reuters
    Winterburn backs Wenger for England, says he will stay at Arsenal

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Arsene Wenger would be the perfect choice to revive England's flagging fortunes, according to Nigel Winterburn -- although the former Arsenal defender hopes it never happens. Odds on the Frenchman taking charge of the national team have shortened drastically since Sam Allardyce's 67-day reign ended on Tuesday. Wenger has been Arsenal manager for 20 years but his contract is up at the end of the season. …

  • Real Madrid ready to fight back to winning ways

    Real Madrid ready to fight back to winning ways

    Reuters
    Real Madrid ready to fight back to winning ways

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is not pressing the panic button despite a third straight draw for his team ahead of Sunday's home game against Eibar. The La Liga leaders failed to beat Villarreal and Las Palmas and then drew 2-2 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. Real twice led against Borussia but were pegged back. …

  • Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

    Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

    Associated Press
    Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career. …

  • Eddie Howe rules out England football job -- for now

    Eddie Howe rules out England football job -- for now

    AFP News
    Eddie Howe rules out England football job -- for now

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe ruled himself out Thursday of replacing Sam Allardyce as England manager, although he said the "ultimate job" could tempt him later in his career. Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end after just 67 days on Tuesday following controversial comments made to undercover reporters. The 61-year-old was secretly filmed giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules and mocking England predecessor Roy Hodgson. …

  • UEFA punishes Legia with empty stadium for Real Madrid visit

    UEFA punishes Legia with empty stadium for Real Madrid visit

    Associated Press
    UEFA punishes Legia with empty stadium for Real Madrid visit

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Legia Warsaw must play Real Madrid in an empty stadium as punishment for fan violence and racist behavior at a Champions League match. …