Rashford close to new Man Utd deal

A new long-term contract for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is close to being announced by the club. The 18-year-old has one year left on his current deal – and the new contract is thought to be worth £20,000 a week. Rashford scored twice on his debut in February’s Europa League win over FC Midtjylland,…

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Simeone questions future with Atletico

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he will “start thinking” about his future with the club after Saturday’s Champions League final defeat. Atletico lost 5-3 on penalties to Real Madrid after the match at Milan’s San Siro finished 1-1 after extra time. It is the second time in three seasons Simeone’s side have lost to…

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Hull City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

A Mohamed Diame wonder strike was enough for Hull City to secure victory in the Championship play-off final against Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley. The midfielder’s curling right-footed shot from 25 yards sealed Hull’s immediate return to the Premier League. Steve Bruce’s side dominated what was a tense affair at times, with Diame striking a post…

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NI boss O'Neill names Euro 2016 squad

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has announced his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, with Will Grigg and Lee Hodson included as expected. It emerged on Friday that Wigan striker Grigg and MK full-back Hodson would get the nod for the trip to France. O’Neill has cut his squad from 28 players with Liam Boyce,…

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Spurs to play at Wembley next season

Tottenham have reached a deal to play their Champions League home games at Wembley next season. The Premier League club also has the option to play all home league and cup matches, as well as any European games, at the national stadium during the 2017-18 campaign. Spurs are having a new £400m stadium built next…

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Northern Ireland 3-0 Belarus

Media playback is not supported on this device Strikers Kyle Lafferty, Conor Washington and Will Grigg scored as Northern Ireland saw off Belarus in their last home match before Euro 2016. Lafferty, lacking game time at club level, got his 17th international goal with a close-range finish. QPR’s Washington pounced on a mistake by keeper…

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Torres prepares for 'game of my life'

Champions League final Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: San Siro, Milan How to follow: Listen live BBC Radio 5 live from 19:45 BST and follow live-text commentary on the BBC Sport website Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres believes Saturday’s Champions League final meeting with Real Madrid is the “most important” game of his life. The…

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Reading sack manager McDermott

Championship side Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott after just over five months in charge. Reports in the Netherlands say ex-Manchester United defender Jaap Stam, who recently left his role as a coach at Ajax, is a contender for the job. McDermott, 55, returned to the Madejski Stadium in December for his second spell as…

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Mourinho appointed new Man Utd manager

Jose Mourinho has been officially confirmed as Manchester United manager and has signed a three-year contract. He replaces Dutchman Louis van Van Gaal, who was dismissed on Monday, two days after the club’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace at Wembley. Mourinho, 53, has been out of work since being sacked as boss of Premier…

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FA Cup quarter-final replays scrapped

FA Cup quarter-final replays have been scrapped from next season. The Football Association said the decision was part of its “ongoing review” of the competition and helped to “ease English football’s congested fixture schedule”. Semi-final replays were phased out after Manchester United’s 1999 victory over Arsenal on their way to winning the treble. FA chief…

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