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Inaugural ISL, which has its final on Saturday night, has been surprising hit in cricket-mad country
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The Weekend Dossier: Premier League managers have less power than ever in the transfer market, with clubs looking after recruitment for a lot of them
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Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Both Di Maria and Luke Shaw are in contention to play this weekend
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Newcastle midfielder’s provocative pose on programme’s front cover will not endear him to Sunderland fans
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...he was busy 'picking up a cutie'
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