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Lopetegui Set for Sack as Real Madrid Target Conte

Julen Lopetegui's brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach could come to an end on Monday with the defending European champions believed to have lined up Antonio Conte as his replacement. 

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Suarez Hits Hat-Trick as Barcelona Blow Away Madrid

Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui's time as Real Madrid coach.

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In First, Israeli Anthem Plays in Abu Dhabi after Judo Gold

Israel's national anthem was played at a judo tournament in Abu Dhabi on Sunday after one of its athletes won gold in what was thought to be a first in the Gulf emirate.

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Guardiola Urges City to Stay Focused ahead of Spurs Test

Pep Guardiola has challenged Manchester City to prove they are still the Premier League's preeminent force as the champions face a key test against title rivals Tottenham on Monday.

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Israel Minister Makes History at UAE Judo Tourney

An Israeli minister attending a judo tournament in the UAE said Sunday she hoped to hear her national anthem played at the event, in another milestone towards rapprochement with the Arab world.

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Leicester's Thai Boss Feared Dead after Helicopter Crash

Leicester City's charismatic Thai boss was feared dead Sunday after a helicopter belonging to the billionaire crashed and burst into flames in the football stadium car park moments after taking off from the club's pitch.

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Qatar World Cup Confronted by Yet Another Problem, Rain

Of all the problems faced by Qatar's World Cup, rainfall was probably the very last issue tournament organizers in the desert state expected to deal with.

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Barca Await Stumbling Madrid as Lopetegui Looks for Lifeline at Camp Nou

Julen Lopetegui said it was the happiest day of his life being named coach of Real Madrid but he could not have imagined this.

Four and a half months, 138 days, nine La Liga games. One defeat at Camp Nou on Sunday and that might well be that. 

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After Upstaging United, Juve and Ronaldo Eye Empoli Scalp

Fresh from upstaging Manchester United at Old Trafford in midweek Juventus resume their quest for an eighth consecutive Serie A title at strugglers Empoli on Saturday.

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National Coaches in Mourinho's Sights over United's Injury Woes

Jose Mourinho believes the national coaches of Belgium, Scotland, Portugal and Chile are at least partly to blame for Manchester United's current injury problems.

The United manager suggested several of his players were struggling with fitness issues going into their first game after the recent international break, a 2-2 Premier League draw at Chelsea last Saturday.

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