Asia Cup to be held in Northampton

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11:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Young footballers have been given the opportunity to catch the eye of scouts from professional clubs in a five-a-side tournament due to be held in Northampton.

Anelka joins Mumbai City

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12:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Former Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has announced he has joined Mumbai City in the Indian Super League.

The Life and Times of Brian Clough - Part One

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1:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

THIS weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Brian Clough, one of the most successful and charismatic footballing figures ever to emerge from the North-East. Over the course of the next two days, The Northern Echo looks back on Clough’s life via the words of those who knew him.

Liverpool legends help raise funds for charitable causes

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11:29am Monday 15th September 2014

5 Times, the Liverpool Former Players Association held an evening in London to celebrate all things Liverpool as well as to raise money for various charitable causes.

Mascot tells of pride wearing headscarf at Manchester City game

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3:01pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A’isha Dalal became an internet sensation after she walked out with Manchester City’s Yaya Toure wearing her headscarf.

Moeen Ali warns young Muslims not to join IS

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1:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

England cricketer Moeen Ali is "strongly advising" young British Muslims not to join Islamic State (IS) groups abroad.

Amir Khan American visa application declined

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9:12am Friday 12th September 2014

Amir Khan's plans to travel to America this weekend have been halted after his visa application was declined.

Palestinian rugby player to train with Salford City Reds

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4:22pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Salford owner Marwan Koukash and Liverpool-born actor David Morrissey have teamed up to bring a Palestinian refugee to England to improve his rugby league skills.

Brazil's first player-powered football pitch

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9:24am Thursday 11th September 2014

Billed as Brazil's first player-powered football pitch, a field in a Rio de Janeiro slum harnesses the kinetic energy of players' movements to provide night-time illumination.

Manchester United announce record annual revenue

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12:39pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Manchester United may have suffered a difficult time on the pitch last season but the club have reported a record annual revenue of £433.2million and a £23.9million profit for 2013/14.

Football tournament raises £3,300 for charity

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9:39am Wednesday 10th September 2014

More than £3,300 was raised for victims of the Gaza conflict at a five-a-side football tournament.

PCA chief sorry for racism comments

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7:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Professional Cricketers' Association chief executive Angus Porter has apologised after suggesting Moeen Ali should take the abuse he faced at Edgbaston "as a positive".

Geoffrey Boycott tells of Cancer battle

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9:24am Monday 8th September 2014

Cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott, who describes himself as a forthright and frank Yorkshireman, has told how he used the ancient Chinese science of Feng Shui to help his recovery from cancer.

Muamba drops in as Asda installs defibrillators in all its shops

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12:29pm Sunday 7th September 2014

FABRICE Muamba visited a Bolton Asda for a defibrillator training session after supermarket bosses agreed to install the life-saving devices in all its stores, offices and depots.

Scintilla are Essex County premier league champs

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5:35pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Scintilla CC were crowned kings of the Essex County Cricket League Premier Division after a thrilling end to the season.

Brazilian legend to coach Indian Premier League side FC Goa

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12:07pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Zico is manage FC Goa in the first ever Indian Super League (ISL) season.

Manchester United need to unite

Asian Image: File photo dated 26-08-2014 of Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal showing his dejection during defeat to MK Dons during the Capital One Cup Second Round match at Stadium:mk, Milton Keynes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 27, 20

11:19am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

On a fine sunny August day, the red army that is Manchester United rolled into Turf Moor bringing the hosts Burnley FC an early taste of the big time in the Premiership.

PICTURES: Indian fans celebrate one-day series win

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9:25am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

India fans celebrate victory in the fourth One Day International at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Top five transfers of the season

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9:09am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

There has been late splurge on players as the transfer window closed. But what were the most important transfers this season so far?

Angel can’t solve all of Manchester United’s deficiencies

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7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

In a film or a theatre production - people like a hero to come to the rescue and it is no different for Manchester United. By Ayyaz Malik.

Rohit Sharma to miss remainder of series

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10:54am Saturday 30th August 2014

India opener Rohit Sharma is to miss the remainder of the Royal London Series against England with a broken finger, and will be replaced by Murali Vijay.

Sky's the limit for teenage star Munir El-Haddadi

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10:48am Friday 29th August 2014

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic believes the sky's the limit for rising teenage star Munir El-Haddadi, with the Catalan giants seemingly having unearthed another gem from their production line.

Di Maria: 'I just want to help the club become successful again'

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4:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned not to expect instant miracles from Angel di Maria.

FIFA urged to act over football brain injury claims

Asian Image: File photo dated 10/12/2013 of Detail of the Official FIFA match ball, the brazuca. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 29, 2014. From samba stars to sunshine football, whole shanty towns of cliches have clung to the 2014 World Cup finals si

10:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

World governing body FIFA has been urged to stop young children from heading footballs and faces an accusation of leaving players vulnerable to brain injuries caused by concussion.

West Indies - Bangladesh game abandoned

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10:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

The one-off Twenty20 international between the West Indies and Bangladesh was abandoned with no result amid torrential rain and high winds at Basseterre.

Mike Gatting presents winning trophy to champs Marshes CC

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8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

former England captain Mike Gatting presented the awards at the London 6 International Cricket Competition held at Leyton County Ground.

Blackburn Rovers' parent company lose £36million

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6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE company which owns Blackburn Rovers’ lost £36million last year making a New Year transfer embargo on the club likely.

Sri Lanka level series with emphatic win

Asian Image: HITTING OUT: Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan on the way to scoring a crucial 88 during Sri Lanka's emphatic 157-run win over England in the second ODI at Chester-le-Street

10:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews once again led the way as his side crushed Pakistan by 77 runs to level the one-day international series in Hambantota.

Bradford football club plagued by vandalism

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7:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLOSSOMING Bradford football club is being plagued by vandals who have stolen or damaged parts of a pitch-perimeter fence.

Clubs thank law firm for backing local sport

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4:50pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A North west law firm is backing a community football club and has also announced a deal to sponsor a local cricket club. Curtis Law Solicitors will be the headline sponsor for Blackburn United FC for the upcoming season. Blackburn United FC have rapidly grown over the last few years. Their academy now attracts over 250 youths on a weekly basis from all ages from within the community.   Continuing on from this success, in the coming season Blackburn United FC will be represented by 13 teams of all age groups from under 7s through to senior level. Iqbal Bhai, chairman of the club said: “It is with great pride that we announce Curtis Law Solicitors as our headline sponsor. “I am overwhelmed with their vision and their ambitions in supporting us and we hope that this partnership continues for a very long time. It’s perfect timing too as we will be entering our 20th anniversary year for the Football club and I feel that this partnership will develop in to delivering great results.” Ishfaq Ahmed, enterprise manager said: “This is no ordinary sponsorship deal, this is a successful partnership that is just beginning.   “The coming together of Blackburn United FC and Curtis Law Solicitors will support the social responsibility and visionary goals that we feel are critical to the community.   “We intend to expand our efforts to tackle a number of objectives over the coming years, including tackling problems such as obesity, helping troubled youths and promoting the image of Blackburn and what it represents.  “We are proud that we have a great football club working alongside us who have the vision and the staff to make a real difference.”

No action for alleged racist comments

11:07am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Italian Football Federation's Federal Prosecutor has confirmed no action will be taken against newly-elected president Carlo Tavecchio for allegedly racist comments.

Egerton's Amal Athulathmudali is a record-breaker

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7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AMAL Athulathmudali wrote his name into the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League record books as the Sri Lankan filled in for Salesbury and blasted Brinscall’s bowling attack to a new league record score.

Indian company launches 'Go the Distance Pitch' at Manchester United

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2:41pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Andy Cole and Denis Irwin helped to launch the 'go the distance' pitch initiative at Manchester United earlier today.

Michael Chopra signs up to Indian Super League

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11:16am Thursday 21st August 2014

Former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra has signed for Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters.

Future Indian tennis stars compete at All England Club

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4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Talented tennis stars from India have been battling it out in the thirteenth HSBC Road to Wimbledon National Finals.

Suarez to make Barca debut in friendly

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11:47am Monday 18th August 2014

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confirmed striker Luis Suarez will make his debut in Monday night's friendly against Mexican side Leon.

Dhoni defends day off

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9:01am Friday 15th August 2014

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have limited familiarity with his surroundings when the fifth Investec Test gets under way - after an unexpected day off and then a washout.

Boxing talent take centre stage in historic return to the ring

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11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Some of the region’s best boxing prospects are to take centre stage in front of a bumper home crowd this September.

Moeen Ali: 'I wasn't trying to be political - It was a humanitarian thing'

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8:33am Thursday 14th August 2014

Moeen Ali has learned much in his short Test career so far - about the likely impact of wristband slogans, and a distinctly handy tip on how to bowl quicker off-breaks.

Kaneria life ban appeal dismissed

Asian Image: Kaneria to appeal lifetime ban

9:44am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has once again had an application to appeal his life ban from cricket dismissed, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Ajmal will have to undergo bowling tests

9:52am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action, the International Cricket Council has announced.

Moeen Alii stars as England romp to win

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6:53pm Saturday 9th August 2014

England claimed a 2-1 lead in the Investec Test Series as India collapsed to an innings-and-54-run defeat inside three days at Emirates Old Trafford.

Broad and Anderson rip through India top order

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2:22pm Thursday 7th August 2014

England seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad wreaked havoc with the new ball on the first morning of the fourth Investec Test, with India limping to lunch at 63 for five.

England India Emirates Old Trafford test preview

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9:14am Thursday 7th August 2014

England and India head into the fourth Test of the Investec Series this morning with captains Alastair Cook and Mahendra Singh Dhoni having outlined radically different views on the spirit of cricket.

Sri Lanka captain Jayawardene plays final test series

8:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

All eyes will be on Mahela Jayawardene as the former Sri Lanka captain steps out for his final Test series against Pakistan on Wednesday.

Watford wins Bishop's Cup Interfaith Cricket Tournament

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2:19pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

The tournament, which was between St Albans, Watford and Luton, was set up in 2011 by Rev Jay McLeod, then interfaith adviser to the Diocese of St Albans.

India name uncapped trio in squad for Old Trafford test

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12:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

India have named uncapped trio Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma and Dhawal Kulkarni in their 17-man squad for the limited-overs matches against England.

Bell pays tribute to Gooch

Asian Image: READY FOR MORE: Ian Bell, on his way to scoring a century in the Chester-le-Street Test is a guaranteed starter in Brisbane next week

1:18pm Monday 4th August 2014

Ian Bell has paid tribute to former England batting coach Graham Gooch for helping to get him back amongst the runs.

Jadeja and Anderson cleared of ICC charges

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5:08pm Friday 1st August 2014

James Anderson has been cleared of any wrong-doing in his spat with Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test.

Moeen bags 6 for 67 as England level series

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2:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Alastair Cook hailed a near-perfect performance from England as they recorded their first Test win in almost a year.


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