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The New York Red Bulls have signed Thierry Henry from Barcelona on a "multi-year contract", the Major League Soccer club have confirmed.

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Avram Grant, the new West Ham United manager, did his best to straight-bat all questions fired his way on his first official appearance at Upton Park yesterday but broke into a fit of the giggles when asked whether striker Benni McCarthy, who admits to carrying a few extra pounds, was looking hungry in training.

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There were eight minutes remaining in Durban on Wednesday when two Spaniards sprang through the threadbare German defence. Fernando Torres sent Pedro Rodriguez clear and ran on in eager support waiting for the return ball that would offer him the simplest of chances to spark his World Cup into belated life. It never came.

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Barcelona have confirmed that both French striker Thierry Henry and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure are set to leave the club in the near future.

Spain desperate for Torres to fire in battle against oldest rivals

Spain v Portugal: Today, Cape Town, 7.30pm, BBC 1

Ian Holloway: Thanks for doing our team talk for us, Der Kaiser

I've lost respect for Beckenbauer and I really hope England ram his silly words down his throat today

Handball: Prieto is ready to pick it up and run with it

It is played by 20 million people. Now a Frenchman &ndash; not Thierry Henry &ndash; is giving Team GB a helping hand for 2012

FFF chief departure 'inevitable' says French minister

France's sports minister Roselyne Bachelot feels it is "inevitable" Jean-Pierre Escalettes will have to relinquish his post as head of the French Football Federation.

Henry set for meeting with Sarkozy

Thierry Henry will meet with France president Nicolas Sarkozy tomorrow following the national team's disastrous World Cup campaign.

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