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Florence Kiplagat flies to half marathon world record in Barcelona

World records continued to tumble this weekend as Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat stopped the clock in 1:05:12 at the eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona on Sunday (16) Kiplagat's half marathon world record* run sliced 38 seconds off the previous mark of 1:05:50, which was set by her compatriot Mary Keitany at the 2011 RAK Half Marathon. The 26-year-old 2010 IAAF World Hal...

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Barca cant be complacent in Munich

Barcelona are only hours away from one of the most exciting moments in their recent history: Securing a place in the final of the most competitive competition in world football for the eighth time in club history. Despite being two matches away from potentially lifting their fifth Champions League trophy, manager Luis Enrique would be wise to give the next 90 minutes in Munich the impo...

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Barcelonas decade of dominance ranks as greatest European club reign ever

Xavi hoisted the trophy up high, with the captain's armband adorning his left arm for the last time and the game ball forming a protruding bump under his jersey like a pregnant mother-to-be. Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Juventus on Saturday marked the fourth time in a decade that he stood on that stage as a UEFA Champions League winner. It has been a common sight. He's lifted a...

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Rival kings rumble as Chelsea tests Barcelona

Reigning European kings Barcelona and English Premier League championsChelsea, each training in the first steps of defending their crowns, meet Tuesday in a pre-season friendly in suburban Washington. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says evaluating talent and testing combinations is more important than winning, even with the International Champions Cup tournament linking nu...

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Coach Luis Enrique wants Pedro to stay at Barcelona

  Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says he wants Pedro to stay at Camp Nou amid significant interest from Manchester United. The English side are lining up a deal worth around £22 million (€30m) for the 28-year-old attacker, but former Roma and Celta Vigo boss Luis Enrique insists he doesn't want his player to leave the European champions. "Pedro is a hig...

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Barcelona hopeful of signing the Celta Vigo star Nolito

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has revealed the club will make an enquiry over the signing of Celta Vigo star Nolito ahead of the January transfer window. The Catalans are currently banned from signing players until January, meaning close-season arrivals Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal will have to wait until the New Year before making their debuts for the...

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Barcelona and Arsenal recognised by ECA for outstanding achievements

Barcelona and Arsenal were among four clubs honoured by the European Club Association (ECA) on Monday. The Spanish and English giants were joined by Ukrainian team Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Estonian outfit FC Levadia Tallinn in being recognised at the 2015 ECA Awards. The ECA Awards, which were introduced in 2010, recognise "outstanding club performances, encouraging best prac...

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Lionel Messi agrees new Barcelona contract

Lionel Messi has agreed a new contract with Barcelona, tying him to the club until 2021. The forward's previous deal was due to expire in 2018, with the three-year extension ensuring he is contracted at Camp Nou for at least the next four years. Formal signing of the contract is set to take place after Messi, currently on honeymoon after his wedding to Antonella Roccuzzo, has r...

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United get set for another comeback attempt

Barcelona, Spain, Apr 15 – Manchester United fans touched down in Barcelona on Tuesday dreaming of another miracle at Camp Nou. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completed the club’s most famous comeback there in 1999 and hopes to see a repeat on the same turf, this time against Barca in the Champions League quarter-finals. Solskjaer’s 93rd-minute winner 20 years ago lives on ...

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