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Barcelona sign former Spurs flop Paulinho in £36.4m deal

Barcelona have announced the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho in a deal worth €40 million (£36.4m). The Brazil international, 29, joins the Spanish giants from China’s Guangzhou Evergrande and is due to undergo a medical and formally sign his contract on Thursday. Paulinho joined Tottenham from Corinthians in …

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EPL: How the Ghanaians fared on the opening day

After 11 weeks of wait, the most watched league in the world, the English Premier League began, with all its splendor and excitement. The acquisition of new strikers by the top clubs dominated the headlines with observers keen to see which club made the best decision in the market. From …

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Vincent Atinga and Ahmed Adams earn late call up to Black Stars “B”

Towering Accra Hearts of Oak defender, Vincent Atinga has been invited by head Coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah to join the team ahead of the second leg of the Championship of African Nations qualifier. Vincent Atinga, who is having an amazing season with the Phobians has been ever-present …

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Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five-game ban

Article 96 of the Spanish league’s rules and regulations says such behaviour should be punished with a ban of between four and 12 matches. Ronaldo has been treated as leniently as possible but on top of the one-game ban for the red card which he will serve against Barca, Ronaldo …

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Chelsea fine wantaway striker Diego Costa

English champions Chelsea have confirmed they have fined Diego Costa, with the striker absent from training for the past four weeks. The Brazil-born Spain striker picks up an estimated £150,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge, according to the London Evening Standard, but has not turned out for the club since the 2-1 …

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Andy Yiadom in limbo over move

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom says Huddersfield Town target Andy Yiadom will not be considered for selection while he is “in limbo”. The 25-year-old Ghana defender, who arrived from League Two side Barnet in May 2016, was left out of Saturday’s home defeat by Ipswich having started their two previous games. …

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Paulinho is Barcelona’s fourth most expensive signing

Paulinho, Barcelona’s first signing after the shocking departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euors, is the club’s fourth most expensive ever. The club have paid €40 million to Guangzhou Evergrande for the player. The fee is only exceeded by the fees paid …

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Tiger Woods had five drugs in system at time of arrest – toxicology report

Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in May, according to a toxicology report. A urine test revealed a mixture of strong painkillers, sleep and anxiety drugs and THC, which is a chemical component of marijuana. The former world …

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Premier League clubs to discuss shorter transfer window for the summer

Premier League clubs are set to discuss a landmark change to the transfer window which could end domestic player movement before the start of the season. Representatives from the 20 top-flight clubs will attend next month’s shareholders’ meeting with a majority believed to be in favour of a new deadline which …

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