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Darren Barker could be forced to retire after his hip problems resurfaced in defeat to Germany’s Felix Sturm on Saturday night.

Hopp hopes for Hoffenheim crown



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Stuttgart have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann on a one-year contract. The 38-year-old Germany international had fallen out of the first team at Arsenal, where he spent five years, and was given a free transfer. The probable first-choice keeper for Germany at Euro 2008, Lehmann's extensive experience is expected to help a young Stuttgart side who suffered a rocky time last season following their Bundesliga title in 2007. "The talks with those in charge at Stuttgart were very pleasant from the start," Lehmann said. "I'm looking forward to Stuttgart and the Bundesliga and want to contribute my part to the new season."

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Smith expects Werder to mount strong comeback

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Day of drama ends with nerveless Montgomerie putting Europe clear

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Allardyce happy to deal with Anelka's attitude

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