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Russell Wilson will attempt to guide the Seattle Seahawks to Super Bowl success

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Former Charlton manager appointed first-team technical director

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Transfer news: Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o expected to move to MLS rather than extend stay in Premier League

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Steven Gerrard tangles with Germany’s Max Kruse

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Signing England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley shows that City aim to make a big impact on WSL

Women’s football: Cash-rich Manchester City Ladies sign England keeper Karen Bardsley

There was further evidence yesterday that Manchester City Ladies intend to make as much of an impact on the FA Women’s Super League as City have on the men’s game since the Abu Dhabi takeover.

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