Arsenal end losing run in league with 3-0 win over Watford

Arsenal ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats as they secured a fine victory over Watford. Shkodran Mustafi headed in Mesut Ozil’s left-wing free-kick to give the Gunners an eighth-minute lead, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang collected Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s pass to add a second. Watford had a chance to pull one back but Troy Deeney’s penalty was saved by Petr ...

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Serena Williams to play Venus in Indian Wells third round

Serena Williams will play her sister Venus in the third round at Indian Wells as she continues her comeback after the birth of her child. The 36-year-old American, who was out for 14 months, beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 in round two. “Everything is a bonus,” said Serena after winning in one hour, 52 minutes on ...

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EPL on Citi: Protest mayhem in West Ham defeat, Pardew on brink

The Premier League was made even livelier than usual on Saturday, but for all the wrong reasons – here’s a round-up of all the afternoon’s action… West Ham 0-3 Burnley: Tensions at West Ham reached boiling point during their 3-0 defeat at Burnley as some fans invaded the pitch while others vented their anger at the board. A turbulent week off the pitch – ...

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Rashford scores twice as Man Utd defeat Liverpool 2-1

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United held on to beat Liverpool and strengthen their grip on second place in the Premier League. The win meant Jose Mourinho’s side closed the gap on runaway leaders Manchester City to 13 points – at least until City play at Stoke on Monday – but, more pertinently, they are now five points clear ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah eyes UCL final berth for Juventus

Kwadwo Asamoah

Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah says Juventus’ progression to the last 8 of the UEFA Champions League is part of a journey they hope will end in the final in Kiev later this year. Juventus came back from a goal down to score twice at Wembley against Tottenham through Gonzalo Higuian and Paulo Dybala to send to the quarter finals via a ...

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EPL: Salah, Brighton boss Hughton pick up February awards

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has won the Premier League’s manager of the month award for the first time. The 59-year-old guided the Seagulls to victories over West Ham and Swansea in February. Brighton, who beat Arsenal on Sunday, are undefeated since 20 January and sit 10th in the table in their first season in the Premier League. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won ...

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Europa League roundup: Costa scores as Atletico beat Lokomotiv

Diego Costa scored as Atletico Madrid took a huge step towards a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with victory over Lokomotiv Moscow. Costa netted his sixth goal in 12 appearances since moving back to the Spanish side from Chelsea in January. Saul Niguez and Koke were also on target for the 2010 and 2012 winners. Lokomotiv are seven points ...

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Europa League: Arsenal stun AC Milan 2-0 in last-16 first leg

Arsenal put their recent problems to one side as a polished performance at fallen giants AC Milan gave them the upper hand in their Europa League last-16 tie. The Gunners arrived at the San Siro at arguably the lowest point of manager Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign, yet responded to a run of four straight defeats with a confident and controlled ...

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Thousands gather for funeral of Fiorentina’s Astori [Photos]


Stars from across Italian football and beyond are in Florence for the funeral of Davide Astori, the Fiorentina captain who was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday. The 31-year-old was discovered hours before his team were scheduled to play Udinese in a Serie A match. He is believed to have died from a cardiac arrest. His team-mates were pictured arriving ...

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Mario Balotelli condemns Italy’s first black senator

Italian footballer Mario Balotelli has attacked the country’s first black senator in an online post. Toni Iwobi was elected on Sunday for the anti-immigration Lega party. “Maybe I’m blind or perhaps they have not told him yet that he is black. But shame!!!” the footballer posted on Instagram. Born in northern Nigeria, Mr Iwobi came to Italy in 1976 and ...

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