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Mayuka set to return to England after injury

Nigeria's Godfrey Oboabona competes for the ball with Zambia's Emmanuel Mayuka during their AFCON 2013 Group C soccer match in NelspruitBy Mark Gleeson EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) – Zambia’s lead striker Emmanuel Mayuka is set to return to Southampton this week after a double groin injury effectively ruled him out of the African Nations Cup in another blow to his country’s hopes, officials said on Sunday. Mayuka, who has played just 49 minutes of Southampton’s impressive Premier League run this season, hurt himself on Thursday when Zambia lost their second group game in Ebibeyin to Tunisia. …

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:57 am

Soccer-La Liga top scorers

Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) – Top scorers of the La Liga on Sunday 28 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 21 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 14 Neymar (Barcelona) 11 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 10 Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 9 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Luciano Vietto (Villarreal) 8 Mario Mandzukic (Atletico Madrid) Jonathas (Elche) 7 Leo Baptistao (Rayo Vallecano) Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Sergio Garcia (Espanyol) Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) 6 Nabil Ghilas (Cordoba) Alberto Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) Christian Stuani (Espanyol) James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) Tomer Hemed …

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:13 am

Iran’s protest over Iraqi player rejected

Iraq midfielder Alaa Abdulzehra (L) and Saad Abdulameer Aldobjahawe pictured during their Asian Cup match against Japan in Brisbane on January 16, 2015Iran's protest that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in their stormy Asian Cup quarter-final was shot down following lengthy deliberation by tournament organisers on Sunday. Iran lodged a formal complaint, claiming that midfielder Alaa Abdulzehra failed a drugs test while playing for an Iranian club last year, but it was rejected by the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) disciplinary committee. "Iraq tomorrow can play … tomorrow morning we fly (home)," he added. An AFC statement released later said that the protest was "unfounded", without giving further details.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 10:26 am

South Korea wary of another Iraq shock at Asian Cup

South Korea's Son Heung-Min (C) is congratulated by teammate Kim Jin Su (L) after scoring during their Asian Cup match against Uzbekistan in Melbourne on January 22, 2015South Korea will be praying lightning does not strike twice when they face Iraq in the Asian Cup semi-finals on Monday, having limped to the last four battered and bruised. The Koreans have failed to win Asia's showcase tournament since 1960 — a curious anomaly for a country with a proud footballing pedigree and who famously reached the last four of the World Cup in 2002. South Korea were stunned on penalties in the semi-finals by Iraq, who went on to beat Saudi Arabia in the final in Jakarta, talisman Younis Mahmoud heading the winner to bring a small measure of comfort to the war-torn country. "Of course it was very special for Iraq won the Asian Cup in 2007," Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishil told reporters.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 10:20 am

Soccer-Iran loses protest to overturn Asian Cup loss to Iraq

* Iran protest Iraq used ‘ineligible’ player * AFC dismisses Iran protest as unfounded * Iraq focussing on semi-final with South Korea (Adds details) By Julian Linden SYDNEY, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Iraq were cleared to take their place in Monday’s Asian Cup quarter-final against South Korea after the Asian Football Confederation dismissed a protest from Iran. Iraq beat their old foes 7-6 on penalties after the teams finished tied at 3-3 in Friday’s quarter-finals but Iran later submitted a formal protest, asking for the result to be overturned.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 9:59 am

‘Ashamed’ Mourinho vows Chelsea will recover from Cup humiliation

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho pictured during his side's FA Cup fourth round match against Bradford City at Stamford Bridge in London on January 24, 2015. Bradford caused a shock by winning 4-2Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea will quickly recover from their humiliating FA Cup exit against third-tier Bradford because most of his star players missed the stunning fourth round defeat. Mourinho suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of his career as the Premier League leaders squandered a two-goal lead in their 4-2 loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea's first defeat to lower-league opposition since 2008 ended their bid to win all four of the major trophies on offer this season and left Blues boss Mourinho admitting he was ashamed of the performance. Mourinho believes most of his players should not carry any scars from the Bradford defeat as he made eight changes against the League One side, with Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas only featuring as substitutes and Diego Costa left out of the squad.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 9:32 am

Gyan not yet over malaria as he savours vital goal

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Algeria during their 2015 African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match in MongomoBy Mark Gleeson MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) – Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is not yet over a bout of malaria but a dramatic last-gasp goal after he got out of his sick bed has revived his country’s hopes at the African Nations Cup. He was speaking the day after his stoppage time winner in Mongomo gave Ghana a much needed 1-0 victory over Algeria in Group C and put them right back in contention for a quarter-final place at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 8:55 am

Shock defeats for Chelsea and Man City in FA Cup

Chelsea players react after Bradford City's Yeates scored during their FA Cup fourth round soccer match at Stamford Bridge in LondonBy Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) – Often derided and disrespected during the Premier League era, the FA Cup added another incredible chapter to its proud heritage on Saturday as Chelsea and Manchester City were humbled by supposed inferiors. A day after Manchester United suffered a fright in a 0-0 fourth-round draw at fourth tier Cambridge United, Premier League leaders Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at home to third tier Bradford City. If that was not a seismic enough shock, a couple of hundred miles north, Premier League champions City were torn apart by second tier promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough, crashing 2-0 at a stunned Etihad.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 8:49 am

Ronaldo off in Real win as Barca hit six

Real Madrid's Ronaldo reacts as Cordoba's Fraga lies on the pitch during their soccer match in CordobaBy Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking out at an opponent but Real Madrid still beat Cordoba 2-1 away on Saturday while Barcelona kept on their heels with a 6-0 romp at Elche. Real remain top with 48 points, one more than Barca and also with a game in hand, but the loss of world player of the year Ronaldo through a ban could cause problems. "I am sorry to everyone and especially to Edimar for my impulsive act in today’s game," Ronaldo said on his Twitter account. His great rival Lionel Messi and Neymar hit second-half braces for Barca after Gerard Pique celebrated his 200th La Liga appearance with a volley that clipped off Domingo Cisma and into the roof of the net 10 minutes before the break.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 8:45 am

Arsenal to buy Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista

Tickets for a tour of soccer club Arsenal's stadium are seen at the Emirates Stadium in LondonVillarreal have agreed to sell Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal with Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell going the other way on loan until the end of the season, the Spanish club said on Saturday. He said goodbye to Villarreal fans ahead of their La Liga clash with Levante on Saturday, a tie Villarreal won 1-0. "Villarreal CF and Arsenal FC have come to a preliminary agreement, that will be completed on Monday, for the transfer of Brazilian defender Gabriel Armando de Abreu," Villarreal said on their website.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 8:43 am

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Mother pays tribute to ‘wonderful’ son killed in machete attack outside Gloucester … – Evening Standard


Evening Standard

Mother pays tribute to 'wonderful' son killed in machete attack outside Gloucester
Evening Standard
A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was killed and others were injured in a machete attack outside a pub. Police said the 19-year-old, named locally as Zac Evans, died after the attack outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley, …
Teen 'hacked to death with MACHETE outside Gloucester pub'Daily Mail
Man Arrested Over Pub Machete MurderKL.FM 96.7
Teenager killed, two others injured in machete attack outside pubIrish Independent
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:41 am

Alexis Tsipras: Greece’s radical or realist? – Financial Times


Financial Times

Alexis Tsipras: Greece's radical or realist?
Financial Times
They were the biggest student protests since the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising that helped bring down Greece's military dictatorship. Angry at education reforms proposed in late 1990 by Greece's centre-right government that would have slashed benefits …
Greece elections: outcome may put country on collision course with European The Guardian
Greek Leftists Favored in Sunday's ElectionVoice of America
Greeks vote in election that could lead to showdown over bailoutCNN
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:30 am

Missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to find her is found drowned – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to find her is found drowned
Telegraph.co.uk
A missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to search for her has been found drowned. Janice Bannister paid £750 to charter the aircraft after her Japanese Shiba Inu, named Sylvia, bolted while walking on sand dunes at Newborough Warren, Anglesey, …
Search for missing dog Sylvia ends in sadnessITV News
Missing dog Sylvia found drowned after Anglesey helicopter searchBBC News
Anglesey dog found drowned after owner charters helicopter for searchSouth Wales Evening Post
National Gazette -Mirror.co.uk
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:18 am

The moment Amjad Bashir defects in person to David Cameron – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

The moment Amjad Bashir defects in person to David Cameron
Telegraph.co.uk
“I have become truly British,” says Amjad Bashir, minutes after announcing his defection from the UK Independence Party to the Conservatives. Under tight secrecy, Mr Bashir, who came to Britain from Pakistan aged eight, sealed his move at a meeting on …
Farage defends top aide who said Ukip should represent 'bigots' but rounds on Daily Mail
Nigel Farage: UKIP promises 'extra £3bn' for NHSBBC News
Ukip's Nigel Farage hits back at defecting MEP Amjad Bashir and tells Tories The Independent
Mirror.co.uk -Western Morning News -Yorkshire Post
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:09 am

Boko Haram crisis: Militants attack key city of Maiduguri – BBC News


BBC News

Boko Haram crisis: Militants attack key city of Maiduguri
BBC News
Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say. Fierce fighting is said to be taking place on the outskirts of the city as militants attempt to enter it. The military is …
REFILE-UPDATE 1-Suspected Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria Reuters Africa
Nigerian troops fight Boko Haram in key city of MaiduguriThe Daily Star
Nigerian Vigilantes Join Maiduguri Defense After City AttackedBusinessweek
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:02 am

Video Appears to Show Decapitated Body of a Japanese Hostage of ISIS – New York Times


New York Times

Video Appears to Show Decapitated Body of a Japanese Hostage of ISIS
New York Times
TOKYO — Japan's prime minister expressed outrage on Sunday at an image released Saturday that appeared to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by Islamic State militants, and President Obama condemned what he …
Japan condemns IS execution, demands remainingYnetnews
Japan Holds Out Hope for Journalist Held by Islamic StateWall Street Journal
US offers Japan condolences over 'IS killing'BBC News
The Guardian -The Independent -CBC.ca
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:00 am

Russia blocks UN Security Council statement condemning shelling of Ukrainian … – The Independent


The Independent

Russia blocks UN Security Council statement condemning shelling of Ukrainian
The Independent
Russia has blocked a UN Security Council statement, backed by Western powers, condemning the shelling of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol that killed 30 civilians and injured more than 90 on Saturday. The proposed statement called for “an immediate …
US and EU officials condemn deadly rocket attacks in Mariupoleuronews
Russia blocks UN Security Council statement condemning Ukraine shellingDeutsche Welle
Russia Blocks UN Condemnation of Shelling of Ukraine CityABC News
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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 10:36 am

Inflation will return to 2 per cent, says Bank of England Governor – The Independent


The Independent

Inflation will return to 2 per cent, says Bank of England Governor
The Independent
The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has pledged to get inflation back to its target rate of 2 per cent within two years. Inflation dipped to a record-equalling low of 0.5 per cent in December, largely because of low oil prices, sparking fears that the UK …
Mark Carney: We will get inflation back to target in two years – Davos 2015Telegraph.co.uk
Mark Carney: tech giants 'must pay more'The Times (subscription)
Carney Says QE Can Encourage Excessive Risk-Taking in MarketsBusinessweek

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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 1:03 am

Lady Warsi launches bitter assault on coalition technique towards Muslims – National Gazette


Lady Warsi launches bitter assault on coalition technique towards Muslims
National Gazette
Lady Warsi has delivered a blistering critique of the government's strategy towards Britain's Muslims, warning that failure to engage adequately with communities across the UK has designed a climate of suspicion and undermined the fight against extremism.

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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 12:55 am

Ebola nurse ‘happy to be alive’ – Bridgwater Mercury


Bridgwater Mercury

Ebola nurse 'happy to be alive'
Bridgwater Mercury
A nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from hospital after making a complete recovery. Pauline Cafferkey is now free of the virus after more than three weeks in a hospital's high level isolation unit (HLIU), where she …

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Posted on 24 January 2015 | 6:59 pm

BBC Sport – Football

Abu Dhabi not a factor – Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini denies a week-long training camp in Abu Dhabi is the reason for their FA Cup loss.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:36 am

Bradford boss snubs Mourinho handshake

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson refused Jose Mourinho’s handshake before full time in the 4-2 FA Cup win over Chelsea.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:20 am

VIDEO: When a Bristol City fan told off Big Sam

Mark Watson remembers when then-Blackpool manager Sam Allardyce got told off by a Bristol City fan for an over-zealous celebration.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 7:38 am

‘The biggest FA Cup shock of all time’

Chelsea’s loss to Bradford was the biggest shock in cup history, says Robbie Fowler – plus more reaction to a day of drama.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 12:45 am

VIDEO: The greatest FA Cup shock?

Match of the Day pundit Robbie Fowler describes Bradford’s 4-2 fourth round win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as the greatest ever FA Cup shock.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 11:58 pm

VIDEO: Cliftonville in cup final win over Ballymena

Cliftonville win the League Cup for a third year in a row by beating Ballymena 3-2 in the final at Windsor Park.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 11:47 pm

Ronaldo’s kick, punch, red and taunt

Cristiano Ronaldo loses his cool to be sent off for the ninth time in his career as Real Madrid edge out Cordoba.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 11:26 pm

Monk rues Swans’ two red cards

Swansea boss rues Kyle Bartley’s “risky” challenge and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s “disappointing” foul that led to red cards at Blackburn.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 11:14 pm

Aston Villa v Bournemouth

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s FA Cup game between Aston Villa and Bournemouth.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 10:55 pm

Bolton set to sign striker Le Fondre

Bolton Wanderers are expected to sign Cardiff striker Adam Le Fondre on loan next week.

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 10:32 pm