Chief Sports Reporter, Press Association, views entirely my own, gags probably stolen.

Manchester City drawn in group of death again — Manchester City's Champions League curse returned to haunt them yesterday after they were drawn with last season's finalists Juventus and Europa League winners Seville for the group stage of the competition. City, who have suffered tough draws in the last four seasons of the Champions League, were selected in Group D - with the other team being Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Kevin De Bruyne has an astonishing offer from Manchester City, reveals Wolfsburg chief Klaus Allofs ahead of £54m transfer — Manchester City have offered Kevin De Bruyne more than £200,000-a-week The Belgium international is set to join City in a club record £54m deal Director of sport Klaus Allofs admits his club cannot compete with City Allofs expects a deal with Manchester City to be agreed by Friday morning Manchester City have made an 'astonishing' salary offer to Kevin De Bruyne, Wolfsburg's director of sport Klaus Allofs has revealed.

Jose Mourinho could face former employers Real Madrid — Uefa's new seeding system means Jose Mourinho faces the possibility of his Chelsea side being in the same group as his old team Real Madrid when the draw for the Champions League takes place in Monaco today.

Lord Sebastian Coe condemns stain of drug cheats in athletics but insists IAAF have played no part in a cover up — THE bitter row over doping allegations in athletics has intensified with the two blood experts at the centre of the claims standing by their views despite a fierce attack by Sebastian Coe.

IAAF hit back at doping allegations as 'sensationalist and confusing' after claims 'at least one third' of distance running medal winners are using drugs | Daily Mail Online — IAAF released a statement on Tuesday defending their methods of testing New TV documentary claims drug use is prevalent in distance running Explosive claims based on blood values obtained from IAAF testing Ten medals at London 2012 were won by athletes with dubious test results German broadcaster ARD Claimed to

British Olympic and Paralympic funding is 'at odds with the current financial climate,' warns the Government — Government says overall cost of success is at odds with financial climate Tracey Crouch has launched public consultation on sport in the UK Numbers of participants in sport has continued to decline rapidly The increasing cost of funding success for Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes is 'at odds with the current financial climate', the Government has warned.
Aug 04, 2015

Funding for UK's Olympic + Paralympic athletes under threat in government shake-up of sport:…

British athletes caught doping will get life ban from funding, warns UK sport chief — UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl issues warning to British athletes Drugs scandal c laims over 800 athletes had suspicious blood test results Nicholl says UK sport have 'zero tolerance of doping' approach Any British athlete caught up in the latest drugs scandal to rock athletics faces a life ban from receiving funding if doping is proved.

IAAF president Lamine Diack labels latest doping allegations a 'joke' defends the organisation's record on drugs — It is alleged that 800 athletes have produced 'abnormal samples' Outgoing IAAF president Lamine Diack has defended the organisation Sebastian Coe, whowants to replace Diack, promises a hard line on drugs The outgoing president of international athletics has defended the organisation's record on drug-testing and called the latest doping allegations 'a joke'.

Sebastian Coe gains boost in race for IAAF presidency after gaining European support — Lord Sebastian Coe edges closer to securing IAAF presidency London 2012 organiser receives backing of 12 European countries Competing against fellow former athlete Sergey Bubka for role Sebastian Coe has edged closer to securing the IAAF presidency after winning public declarations of support of 12 European countries.

Michel Platini is a crony of Sepp Blatter and product of his system, blasts rival for FIFA presidency Chung Mong-joon — Michel Platini has come under fire from a FIFA rival Chung Mong-joon is bidding to succeed Sepp Blatter in football's top job Platini is the hot favourite to land the post later this year But Chung says Platini is too entrenched in system Blatter modelled Sign-up for this season's MailOnline Fantasy Football game Michel Platini has been criticised by a rival for the FIFA presidency as 'a product of the system'.
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Aug 28, 2015

@darrenwaters @AlexMLowe admit it Darren you're scared of him taking out your own big units!

Aug 28, 2015

Spoke to Klaus Allofs (Wolfsburg) at CL draw - said Man C have made "astonishing" salary offer to de Bruyne.…

Aug 28, 2015

@RobHarris @sgevans reading the job description it's hardly glorified nanny either - growing the brand etc

Aug 27, 2015

I asked Marinakis about the match-fixing allegations and he said: "No comment. Why don't you write about sport and not this bullshit"

Aug 27, 2015

Olympiakos owner Vangelis Marinakis banned from football in June after being bailed on match-fixing allegations - but at CL draw in Monaco.

Aug 27, 2015

RT @juliette_grace: #EFC club statement: "John is not for sale and he will remain a highly valued member of our first team squad"

Aug 27, 2015

Huge shock: Lionel Messi named as UEFA player of the season

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