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South Africa’s football captain shot dead

Itumeleng Khune, Senzo Meyiwa, Wayne Sandilands

The captain of South Africa’s national football team was fatally shot when armed men broke into the house where he was staying, police said. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8pm Sunday after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township, near Johannesburg, while an accomplice waited outside, the national ...

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Premier League: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea


Robin van Persie’s stoppage-time strike earned Manchester United a point in a pulsating encounter with Chelsea. The league leaders dropped points for just the second time this term when the Dutchman rammed in after Marouane Fellaini’s header was saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Didier Drogba’s header had given Jose ...

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La Liga: Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the El Clasico clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday eveningCristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the El Clasico clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday evening

Real Madrid took the El Clasico honours as they beat arch rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu. Luis Suarez started for Barcelona after a four-month ban for biting and set up Neymar to arrow in the opener. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi spurned a glorious chance before Cristiano Ronaldo ...

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Premier League: Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal

Sanchez runs away in celebration on Saturday at the Stadium of Light after giving Arsenal a lead they would never lose

Sunderland were unable to exorcise their embarrassment at Southampton as Arsenal won at the Stadium of Light. Alexis Sanchez capitalised on Wes Brown’s dreadful passback to clip Arsenal ahead after 29 minutes. And, despite performing with more resolve than in their 8-0 defeat at St Mary’s last Saturday, Sunderland lost ...

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Premier League: Southampton 1-0 Stoke


Southampton climbed to second in the Premier League as they continued their superb start by claiming a fourth home win of the season. Stoke proved tougher opposition than Sunderland, who the Saints hammered 8-0 last week. But a first goal for Senegal forward Sadio Mane since his £11.8m deadline day ...

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Premier League: Liverpool 0-0 Hull City

liverpool vs hull

Mario Balotelli suffered another frustrating day as his Liverpool team were held at home by Hull City. The striker missed an injury-time effort and had a shot saved, but remains without a Premier League goal since his £16m move from AC Milan. Dejan Lovren had a header cleared off the ...

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Premier League: West Ham 2-1 Manchester City

West Ham United's Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho (R) celebrates scoring

Manchester City’s title ambitions suffered a setback as Diafra Sakho scored for the sixth straight league game to help earn West Ham victory. City, five points behind leaders Chelsea, fell behind when Morgan Amalfitano stabbed home Enner Valencia’s cut-back from three yards. City twice hit the bar through Sergio Aguero ...

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Friends reunited as Mourinho, van Gaal clash


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he has not played a major role in Jose Mourinho becoming one of the world’s most successful managers. The Chelsea boss, who worked under Van Gaal at Barcelona, often credits much of his success to the Dutchman and his other mentor Bobby Robson ...

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