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19-year-old Ross Barkley was the latest youngster to make his England debut on Friday against Moldova

Ross Barkley admits Steven Gerrard has advised him to stay with Everton despite Merseyside rivalry

19-year-old made his debut for England earlier this month and hopes to push on with his club to earn a place in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad

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Europa League: Wigan talk up hopes on European debut which comes against Zulte Waregem

Wigan Athletic are not in the Europa League just to make up the numbers, their captain Emmerson Boyce has warned ahead of his side's European debut at Belgian side Zulte Waregem tonight.

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Roberto Martinez: Manager says in Spain teenagers improve by playing in ‘real’ games with men

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Development follows Greg Dyke's speech on the national team

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BBC survey finds 2.4 per cent drop across top four divisions

LA Fitness and Dave Whelan Sports improve gym contracts after OFT investigation

Two of Britain's biggeset gym chains today agreed to make their contracts clearer and give customers more rights to cancel their membership, after an investigation by the consumer watchdog the Office of Fair Trading.

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