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Radamel Falcao: Everything you need to know

Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate, Falcao for short, is a Colombian soccer star. He sent Twitter into meltdown on Monday when he joined Manchester United on a one-year loan from Monaco, swapping the French Riviera for a considerably higher tax bill and a city where itrains 53% of the year. Aged 28, he scores goals. LotsRead More »

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U.S. Open: Peng Shuai powers into semis; Roger Federer in last eight

(CNN) — China’s population may be in excess of 1.3 billion inhabitants but only two of its players had ever reached a grand slam semifinal — until Tuesday. That was when unseeded Peng Shuai put years of frustration, thoughts of retirement and major heart surgery to one side as she blew away Swiss teen Belinda BencicRead More »

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Radamel Falcao: Man Utd agree transfer deadline day loan move

Manchester United have agreed to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao in a £6m season-long loan deal from Monaco. Falcao, who must pass a medical, has been linked during the summer with a move away from the French Ligue 1 side, whom he joined for £50m in May 2013. Falcao has scored 11 goals in 20Read More »

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Italian Open: Richie Ramsay moves into contention

Richie Ramsay moved into contention at the Italian Open  with a fine third round of 66, threatening Stephen Gallacher’s hopes of securing automatic Ryder Cup qualification. Ramsay now lies second, the position that fellow Scot Gallacher must finish in order to claim a spot on Paul McGinley’s team. Gallacher is four shots behind Ramsay in sixth afterRead More »

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Louis van Gaal remains without a win as Manchester United manager as £59.7m British record buy Angel Di Maria failed to inspire their first victory of the season at Burnley.

Sean Dyche’s Premier League newcomers fully deserved their point – and were the better side in spells after seeing David Jones strike the bar with an early free-kick. United, who agreed a £13.8m deal for Ajax’s versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind before kick-off, showed little sign of getting to grips with Van Gaal’s methods and new systemRead More »

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US Open: Petra Kvitova in shock loss to Aleksandra Krunic

US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 25 August – 8 September Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on Andy Murray’s matches, plus commentary every day from 18:00 or 18:30 BST on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova became the latest shock exit in the women’s draw at the US Open with a third-round lossRead More »

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Platini won’t run for FIFA presidency

Uefa chief Michel Platini rules out contesting next year’s elections against current president Sepp Blatter. UEFA President Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football, the Frenchman deciding not to oppose incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency next year. Platini told the chairman and general secretaries ofRead More »

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Wayne Rooney: England name Man Utd striker as new captain

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson. The 28-year-old takes over from Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, who retired after England’s World Cup elimination. Rooney has 40 goals in 95 appearances, and was named club captain by United boss Louis van Gaal earlier this month. “It is something IRead More »

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Frank Lampard retires from duty after 106 caps

Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football. The midfielder, who joined Manchester City in the summer on loan from New York City, played his final England game as captain in the 0-0 draw against Costa Rica at the World Cup in June. The former Chelsea man, 36, was capped 106 times in aRead More »

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Angel Di Maria: Man Utd agree British record fee of £59.7m

By Simon StoneBBC Sport Manchester United have agreed a British record transfer fee of £59.7m to sign Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. The Argentina international, 26, is in Manchester and was due to have a medical on Tuesday, after which the move – which will take United’s summer spending to £132m – will beRead More »

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