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Real Madrid v Eibar: Gareth Bale & Eden Hazard in squad for hosts
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Real Madrid v Eibar: Gareth Bale & Eden Hazard in squad for hosts

Gareth Bale was an unused substitute the last time Real Madrid playedWales forward Gareth Bale could feature for Real Madrid when they return to La Liga action against Eibar on Sunday.Bale is in the 23-man squad named by Zinedine Zidane as second-placed Real host an Eibar side who are two points clear of the bottom three at 18:30 BST.Bale was an unused substitute for Real's last game, a 2-1 loss at Real Betis on 8 March.Former Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is back in contention after breaking his ankle in February.La Liga resumed behind closed doors on Thursday following a three-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic.Zidane's side have 11 matches remaining and are five points behind leaders Barcelona, who have played one game more following Saturday's win ove...
Eniola Aluko accepts Nikita Parris’ apology for 2017 goal celebration
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Eniola Aluko accepts Nikita Parris’ apology for 2017 goal celebration

Aluko was appointed sporting director of Aston Villa Women in JanuaryEniola Aluko says she "acknowledges and accepts" former England team-mate Nikita Parris' apology for a controversial goal celebration in 2017.Parris described celebrating with then-England coach Mark Sampson, who was accused of using discriminatory language to Aluko, as "thoughtless"."Although I'm yet to speak with Nikita, I acknowledge and accept this apology. Thanks," wrote Aluko on social media."Black women should always strive for unity not division."Aluko, now sporting director of Aston Villa Women, added: "During the current climate, Nikita leads the way for the England women's football team in acknowledging and addressing past individual and collective actions with regards to racism."Parris, 26, ...
Transfer rumours: Sancho, Werner, Arrizabalaga, Upamecano, Jorginho
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Transfer rumours: Sancho, Werner, Arrizabalaga, Upamecano, Jorginho

Borussia Dortmund squad manager Sebastian Kehl has dismissed speculation linking Jadon Sancho with a move to Liverpool this summer. Manchester United are also interested in the 20-year-old England forward. (Sunday Mirror)England boss Gareth Southgate has told Sancho he does not need to leave Dortmund to continue his development. (Sunday Telegraph - subscription required)Tottenham Hotspur have been offered the chance to sign Wales and former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 29, from Juventus. (Sun on Sunday)RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann says Timo Werner has no future at the club as the 24-year-old Germany forward waits to complete his move to Chelsea. (Sunday Mirror) Kepa Arrizabalaga has nine games to prove his worth at Chelsea, with a number of high-pro...
Euros On This Day – 14 June: Ruthless Spain punish Republic of Ireland, Nedved sparkles and Larsson scores a stunner
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Euros On This Day – 14 June: Ruthless Spain punish Republic of Ireland, Nedved sparkles and Larsson scores a stunner

BBC Sport rounds up the best archive action from 14 June in European Championship history.Spain are at their ruthless best as they beat the Republic of Ireland 4-0 at Euro 2012, but they can't stop the Irish fans singing.Also on this day in 2004, Henrik Larsson scored a spectacular diving header for Sweden, a young Pavel Nedved helps the Czech Republic beat Italy at Euro 96 and Hungary claimed a memorable win over Austria in 2016.Watch Euro 2020 on BBC Sport next summer. Source link
Coppa Italia semi-final: Napoli reach the final after edging out Inter Milan
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Coppa Italia semi-final: Napoli reach the final after edging out Inter Milan

Dries Mertens signed for Napoli in 2013 from PSV Eindhoven when Rafael Benitez was manager of the Italian clubDries Mertens became Napoli's record scorer after his goal edged out Inter Milan and sent the five-time winners into the Coppa Italia final.Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Napoli's advantage was quickly wiped out when Christian Eriksen scored direct from a corner.Belgium forward Mertens made it 2-1 on aggregate after an assist from Lorenzo Insigne following a counter-attack.It was his 122nd goal for Napoli, one more than Slovakia's Marek Hamsik.Mertens, who is nicknamed 'Ciro' by Napoli fans to reflect his longstanding relationship with the club and city of Naples, is now seven goals clear of club legend Diego Maradona, Napoli, who last won the competition in 201...
Norwich player tests positive in latest Premier League coronavirus testing
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Norwich player tests positive in latest Premier League coronavirus testing

There have been eight rounds of testing in the Premier LeagueA Norwich City player is one of two people to test positive for coronavirus from the latest round of 1,200 Premier League tests.Testing took place on Thursday and Friday, with Norwich beating Spurs 2-1 in a friendly at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium also on Friday.Spurs confirmed they have no positive tests and said the Canaries player had "no close contacts" with their team.The unnamed player will now self isolate for seven days.He will now miss the restart of the Premier League campaign, which has been suspended since 13 March.The Premier League is set to resume behind closed doors on 17 June when Aston Villa host Sheffield United at 18:00 BST, with Manchester City v Arsenal at 20:15.The Canaries - six points from...
PGA Tour returns: Xander Schauffele leads with Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy in contention at Colonial
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PGA Tour returns: Xander Schauffele leads with Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy in contention at Colonial

Schauffele (right) played with McIlroy (left) during Saturday's third round at Colonial Country ClubCharles Schwab Challenge, round three leaderboard-13 X Schauffele (US); -12 G Woodland (US), J Thomas (US), B Grace (SA), C Morikawa (US), J Spieth (US)Selected: -11 Berger (US), Varner III (US), -10 P Reed (US), J Rose (Eng), R McIlroy (NI), B DeChambeau (US); -7 I Poulter (Eng); -5 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), B Koepka (US)American Xander Schauffele takes a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas.Schauffele birdied the last for a four-under 66 to move to 13 under and jump clear of five players on a congested leaderboard at Colonial Country Club.Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland and Collin Morikawa and South Africa's Branden Grac...