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Ronald Koeman: Barcelona name former player as new head coach

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona name former player as new head coach

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Ronald Koeman has been named the new head coach of Barcelona two days after the club sacked Quique Setien.The 57-year-old left his role as Netherlands boss, with two years left on his contract, to sign a two-year deal with the Spanish giants.He played for Barcelona between 1989 and 1995, helping them to four league titles and the European Cup. The Catalans finished second in La Liga last season, failing to win a trophy for the first time since 2007-08.The five-point gap to champions Real Madrid and the humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final last week culminated in the dismissal of Setien on Monday.The club also announced Ramon Planes as the new technic...
Pedro dislocates shoulder in final minutes as Chelsea player in FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal with Spaniard set to join Roma

Pedro dislocates shoulder in final minutes as Chelsea player in FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal with Spaniard set to join Roma

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Pedro’s final moments as a Chelsea player saw him stretchered off the pitch in their FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal. The winger is out of contract with the Blues and the final at Wembley was to be his last chance to make an impact at the club he has spent the last five years at. Getty Images - Getty Pedro suffered a shoulder injury in the final stages of the game The 33-year-old came on 49 minutes into the match when Christian Pulisic suffered a nasty hamstring injury and the teams locked a 1-1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang went on to score his second of the game to put Arsenal ahead before Chelsea’s job of winning the cup was made harder when Mateo Kovacic was sent off. In added time, Pedro was chasing a ball in the box and clashed with goalkeeper Emil
Ollie Pope is England’s best young player since Joe Root – Michael Vaughan

Ollie Pope is England’s best young player since Joe Root – Michael Vaughan

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Media playback is not supported on this device Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Ollie Pope is England's best young player since the emergence of current skipper Joe Root.Pope, 22, stroked an elegant 91 not out on the first day of the third Test against West Indies to help the hosts to 258-4."He's a wonderful player," Vaughan told Test Match Special. "I don't see a great deal going wrong with his game. It can pretty much cover all conditions."Surrey's Pope made his England debut as a 20-year-old against India in 2018, but was left out after playing only two m...

Sports news LIVE: Ravel Morrison on Rooney comments, Manchester United player in ‘lockdown breach’, Premier League to be finished in seven weeks

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines today: Premier League season ‘to be completed in seven-week window’ with plan to start on June 12 Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo caught flouting coronavirus lockdown guidelines and will be ‘reminded […] talkSPORT
Women’s Six Nations: Scotland v France postponed after home player tests positive for coronavirus

Women’s Six Nations: Scotland v France postponed after home player tests positive for coronavirus

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Scotland Women's Six Nations match with France at Glasgow's Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday has been postponed after a home player contracted coronavirus.The player is being treated in "a healthcare facility but is otherwise well", says Scottish Rugby, while seven members of the Scotland playing and management staff are in self-isolation.Scotland men v France at Murrayfield on Sunday "continues as scheduled". Scotland women's last game, in Italy, was called off over coronavirus fears.The squad were in Italy when that match, which was due to take place in Legnano, north-west Milan, was cancelled hours before kick-off on 23 February.Dr James Robson, Scottish Rugby's chief medical officer, said: "...