Football

 Baba Rahman of Chelsea and Andros Townsend of Newcastle United compete for the ball.

Chelsea thrash Newcastle in 5-1 rout

But there was a blow for Chelsea, with captain John Terry coming off before halftime.

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Van Gaal cast doubt on his team's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League after the defeat.

Manchester United embarrassed by Sunderland in 2-1 loss

It was only last week that Van Gaal was talking up United's chances of winning the league title.

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Two infrequent scorers did the job for Arsene Wenger's men away at Bournemouth.

Arsenal to face MLS All-Star team in California in July

The Gunners will face off against Major League Soccer's best in San Jose, California.

Sunderland sack Johnson after child sex charge admission

The England international pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child earlier this week.

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Football Federation Australia might throw the book at Western Sydney for the behaviour of their A-League fans.

Wanderers cop suspended points deduction and $50,000 fine

The FFA have fined Western Sydney and imposed a suspended three-point A-League deduction as punishment for their fans.

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Football is undisputedly the most popular sport but when it began in England many hundreds of years ago it was very different.

No murder allowed! Football returns to its roots in crazy all-in town game

Football is undisputedly the most popular sport but when it began in England many hundreds of years ago it was very different.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court, England, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016. Johnson has pleaded guilty in court to one count of sexual activity with a child and another of grooming. The 28-year-old Johnson, who has made 12 appearances for England, denies two charges of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

English footballer admits child sex charge

Adam Johnson has made 12 appearances for England.

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Football Federation Australia might throw the book at Western Sydney for the behaviour of their A-League fans.

West Sydney could be stripped of A-League points after wild fans fire flares

FFA might throw the book at Western Sydney for the behaviour of their A-League fans on Saturday night in Melbourne.

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Two infrequent scorers did the job for Arsene Wenger's men away at Bournemouth.

Arsenal end nightmare patch to keep pace with Leicester

The Gunners sit in third spot behind London rivals, Spurs.

Chelsea scramble against United for painful draw

An injury time equaliser by Diego Costa has held United at arm's length from the UEFA spots.

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Tottenham’s 4-1 win over West Ham continued their impressive unbeaten run

It's EPL madness! Spurs go second (behind Leicester) with gritty win

Tottenham is providing another element of unpredictability to a Premier League title race defying all expectations.

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Britain soccer premie

Is this really happening? Leicester humble second placed City, go five points clear

Leicester City bolsters its bid to become English football's most unlikely champs.

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Britain soccer premie

Jamie Vardy's wonder goal inspires table-topping Leicester City

Jamie Vardy continued his prolific season by scoring two goals — including a looping volley from 25 metres

Coach says Lionel Messi will skip Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in six months because his coach Gerardo Martino says he needs some rest.

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Pep Guardiola

Football's worst kept secret is finally revealed… Pep Guardiola is the new coach of Manchester City

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have long been considered a likely match.

Chelsea captain John Terry's 21 year stint coming to abrupt end

There will be no fairytale finish for the club's most successful skipper.

Chelsea crush MK Dons, racism mars Everton's FA Cup win

Everton beat Carlisle 3-0 in a match where fans were given a warning that racism would not be tolerated.

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An 8th game without a win has the Wellington Phoenix languishing and dud signing Jeffrey Sarong is first to suffer

Phoenix season heading down the gurgler as winless streak continues

An 8th game without a win has the Phoenix languishing and dud signing Jeffrey Sarpong is first to suffer

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Arsenal are through to the fifth round after beating Burnley 2-1 in this morning’s FA Cup match.

Calum Chambers fires Gunners into FA Cup fifth round

Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 in this morning's FA Cup match.

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Tottenham annihilated their Colchester 4-1 in their FA Cup match this morning.

Man City, Arsenal and Tottenham reach fifth round of FA Cup

The EPL title contenders showed their strength in depth as they eased their way into the fifth round of the FA Cup this morning.

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Raheem Sterling set up a momentum-shifting goal against Everton, but many believe he kicked the ball out prior.

Man City's De Bruyne suffers knee ligament injury

The Belgian super sub scored the controversial goal against Everton before being stretchered off.

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Raheem Sterling set up a momentum-shifting goal against Everton, but many believe he kicked the ball out prior.

Controversial goal mars Manchester City comeback

Man City are in the League Cup Final after Sterling set up a momentum-shifting goal against Everton which has sparked controversy.

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NZ Football boss Andy Martin says everyone needs to be vigilant amid match-fixing fears.

Match-fixing ‘more likely to happen’ in NZ Football with amateur games and small salaries

NZ Football boss Andy Martin says everyone needs to be vigilant amid match-fixing fears.

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NZ Football is doing its best to combat the threat of match fixing in the domestic competition due to the interest of Asian betting markets.

Exclusive: Millions of overseas dollars being wagered on NZ Football's premiership

A staggering $50m was bet on the eight-team competition last season.

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Phoenix suffered a 3-1 loss at the hands of a well-drilled City side with Melbourne handing Wellington their seventh straight loss on the trot.

Phoenix blame losses on travel schedule

Phoenix curse travel schedule after seventh consecutive A-League defeat.

Phoenix pummelled in tough night at the A League office

Melbourne City were a cut above and they sliced the lacklustre Nix up and down the flanks.

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Cejudo fired Real Betis into the lead against Real Madrid while 19-year-old Alli scored for Tottenham in their win over Cystal Palace.

Which was better? Alvaro Cejudo, Dele Alli come up with goal of the year contenders

Cejudo fired Real Betis into the lead against Real Madrid while 19-year-old Alli scored for Spurs in their win over Crystal Palace.

Ten-man Arsenal lose league lead after local derby

Chelsea played spoiler and handed the Gunners their first hme loss of EPL.

NZ Women's Under 17's book FIFA World Cup spot

PNG found themselves in the way of a rampant side with eyes squarely on Jordan in October.

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