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Soccer-Lampard makes losing MLS debut for New York City FC
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard had an unhappy Major League Soccer debut on Saturday when his new club New York City FC were beaten 3-2 by the Montreal Impact. The 37-year-old received a rousing ovation from the Yankee Stadium crowd when he came on as a substitute in the 69th minute, with New York FC already 2-1 behind. Montreal went further ahead when Ignacio Piatti scored from the penalty spot in the 84th minute, his second goal of the game, before New York FC managed a consolation through Thomas McNamara one minute later.
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Soccer-Ronaldinho marks winning return to Brazil
By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Ronaldinho Gaucho made a triumphant return to Brazilian soccer on Saturday when he set up the goal that gave Fluminense a 1-0 win over Gremio at the Maracana stadium. The former Barcelona forward was a shadow of his former self but his flighted pass into the box after 76 minutes was knocked down for Marcos Junior, who dribbled around the keeper and slotted the ball into the net. "It was important to start with a win," Ronaldinho said in a televised interview.
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Football - Ronaldinho marks winning return to Brazil
Ronaldinho Gaucho made a triumphant return to Brazilian soccer on Saturday when he set up the goal that gave Fluminense a 1-0 win over Gremio at the Maracana
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Arsenal have 'no excuses' not to make a challenge for the Premier League title this season, insists manager Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have no excuses not to challenge for the Premier League title. They finished third last season, but their campaign was hindered by the World Cup and injuries.
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho keen to follow Sir Alex Ferguson and manage into his 70s  
Mourinho, 52, is relatively middle-aged among the Premier League managers. The Chelsea boss said: 'I see myself going into the 70s. Not for ever and ever, but while I have conditions for it.'
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger challenges Mesut Ozil to become one of the very best
It is time to deliver for Mesut Ozil; no lesser authority than Arsene Wenger says so. Not that the Arsenal manager thinks that the German midfielder has been lacking.
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Chelsea striker Diego Costa fears the sale of Petr Cech to rivals Arsenal could come back to haunt them in their battle for silverware 
It does not matter how many times Jose Mourinho insists it is not an issue, Petr Cech’s debut for Arsenal against his former club Chelsea in the Community Shield is a delicious amuse-bouche.
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Manchester United must buy players with speed and creativity to win Premier League title in next two years, says Louis van Gaal
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has once again reiterated his desire to add pace to his forward line in order to compete with the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
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Tottenham to open talks with Stuttgart over Germany Under 19 striker Timo Werner
With Emmanuel Adebayor due to join Aston Villa, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will step up his attempts to land a new centre-forward this month.
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West Ham join Newcastle in battle to sign Charlie Austin from Queens Park Rangers
West Ham are ready to rival Newcastle in the race to sign Charlie Austin as they look to bolster their depleted forward line following an injury to Enner Valencia.
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Glenn Hoddle's expectations for the season: I'm looking forward to seeing the real Radamel Falcao this season... But I don't think Manchester United can win the title
GLENN HODDLE: With the new season here at last, Sportsmail's columnist looks ahead to the fates of Radamel Falcao, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Petr Cech and Eddie Howe for the new campaign.
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Raheem Sterling isn't a £49m player: He has bags of potential but at that price he should be a game-changer for Manchester City 
GLENN HODDLE: The accountants can justify Raheem Sterling's move to Manchester City, but at the age of 20 will he be the man to walk into a dressing room of stars and make the difference?
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Arsenal players are too interested in selfies and showing off their six-packs... Chelsea are still the ones to beat, insists Roy Keane
As a Manchester United player, Roy Keane’s rivalry with Arsenal simmered, smouldered and often erupted into a bubbling inferno of pure rage. His dislike for the Londoners continues to burn deep
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New York City 2-3 Montreal Impact: Frank Lampard makes debut from substitutes' bench as his side fall to home league defeat
Frank Lampard came off the substitutes' bench in the 69th minute to make his highly anticipated MLS debut but he could not help his side from falling to a 3-2 home defeat. 
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Manchester United could threaten Chelsea and City, but Watford should be worried... read our club-by-club guide to the 2015-16 Premier League season
The new Barclays Premier League season is now less than a week away, but how is your team shaping up for the campaign? From Arsenal to West Ham, Sportsmail have looked at each and every club.
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Wolfsburg 1-1 Bayern Munich (5-4 on pens): Nicklas Bendtner scores 89th minute equaliser AND winning penalty after Arjen Robben's opener in Super Cup final
Nicklas Bendtner became the hero for Wolfsburg in the German Super Cup final by scoring an 89th-minute equaliser before dispatching the winning penalty against Bayern Munich.
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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Sunday, Aug 2
Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Sunday: - - - - FIFA South African Sexwale may run for FIFA presidency ZURICH - South African businessman and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale is considering running for president of world football's scandal-hit governing body FIFA, a spokesman told Reuters. ...
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Stuttgart 4-2 Manchester City: Defensive horror show for Manuel Pellegrini's side as they suffer pre-season pasting in Germany
Manchester City's final pre-season preparations stalled on Saturday as they were thumped by Stuttgart at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
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David Marshall set to join West Brom in £4.5m deal from Cardiff 
West Brom are signing Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall in a £4.5million deal. The Scotland international, 30, was a target for Everton in January but a hernia op delayed the deal.
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers calls on his side to 'put to bed horrendous result at end of last season' ahead of Stoke opener 
Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool are ready to avenge the most humiliating day of his reign as he targeted an opening weekend win at Stoke.
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Football - Lampard makes losing MLS debut for New York City FC
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard had an unhappy Major League Soccer debut on Saturday when his new club New York City FC were beaten 3-2 by
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Stevan Jovetic glad his Manchester City troubles are at an end as Inter Milan forward claims Manuel Pellegrini never let him pla
New Inter Milan signing Stevan Jovetic has fired a parting shot at former club Manchester City, stating that he wasn't the only player to experience issues at the Etihad during his two-year spell.
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Troy Deeney: 'Going to prison was the best thing that ever happened to me'
OLIVER HOLT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: A tombstone is tattooed on Troy Deeney’s right arm. The stone bears the name of his father, Paul Anthony Burke. It records the dates of his birth and death.
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Radamel Falcao can play as a dual striker for Chelsea, insists Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack this season, with Radamel Falcao offering more options after joining on a season-long loan from Monaco.
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Sunderland swoop for Yann M'Vila as French midfielder in dispute with Russian club Rubin Kazan 
Sunderland are in talks over a deal to sign Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M'Vila. The 25-year-old has been accused of trashing his rented house while a loan at Dynamo Moscow is finalised.
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