Neymar to Man Utd for €190m? Barca say no, Brazilian press say yes

Neymar3August 26 - Barcelona have been quick to dispel any suggestion of Neymar leaving for Manchester United for a world-record €190 million as the summer transfer window approaches its usual frenetic final week of business.

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West Ham, Man Utd, Arsenal and Leicester top stadium capacity rankings

Arsenal fansBy Paul Nicholson
August 25 – Three weeks into the Premier League season and the attendance figures have dipped below 95% average capacity for the first time, to 94.82%. Average capacity in week 1 was 97.36%, dropping to 95.82% last week.

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Premier League pirates handed 3½ year jail terms for selling illegal BSkyB cards

SkyBy Mark Baber
August 21 - Two men were sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for selling BSkyB viewing cards for Premier League football matches, intended for domestic use, to pubs and other businesses.

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Spurs, Swansea and West Ham top PL chart with 99% sellouts

fansAugust 18 - The second weekend of the Premier League season saw an average capacity at Premier League grounds of almost 96%, just over 1% down on the opening day of the season, mainly due to lower attendances at Sunderland.

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Spurs suit up with new threads from Aquascutum partnership

image007August 14 – English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have sharpened up for the new season with a new look and three-year partnership with English tailors Aquascutum, who will become the club's new Official Formal Wear Partner.

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FIFA medical chief gives Mourinho a dose of 'pitch' ethics

Mourinho and CarneiroAugust 14 - It isn't every day that FIFA enters what appears to be a purely domestic footballing spat unless its rules are in danger of being breached.

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Mourinho told to man-up and take some of his own medicine

Carneiro treats HazardAugust 13 - Leading football medics have joined forces to denounce Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for his treatment of the club's female head doctor.

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Mourinho's old school remedy is to put Dr in her place

Carneiro treats HazardAugust 12 - Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's reputation for courting controversy and being prone to over-reaction as well as winning trophies is already making headlines with only one match of the new Premier League season completed.

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Premier League fans flock to their temples of worship for opening day

St Jamess ParkBy Paul Nicholson
August 12 – The hottest ticket in England last weekend was one for a Premier League match, pretty much anywhere. Of a total of 369,536 tickets available across the 10 opening home matches, a massive 362,658 were sold, leaving just 6,878 tickets unsold, half of them at Newcastle's St James's Park for the 1.30pm Sunday lunchtime kick-off against Southampton.

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