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IOC drops Blatter from WADA board

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Barcelona set to appeal Arda Turan reinstatement with CAS - report

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes discusses the news that FIFA has rejected Barcelona's request to register Arda Turan.

Barcelona are ready to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to provisionally register Arda Turan with the Spanish Federation (RFEF) if FIFA once again deny the club authorisation to do so later this week.

Turan signed with the club this summer, but has been unable to play as Barcelona continue to serve a FIFA-imposed transfer ban after being found guilty of multiple breaches of the regulations regarding the signing of foreign youngsters.

Barcelona will first present another appeal to...

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Juan Carlos Osorio quits Sao Paulo to take over Mexico, club says

Juan Carlos Osorio will be the next coach of Mexico, according to his former club Sao Paulo.

Juan Carlos Osorio has quit as coach of Brazilian club Sao Paulo to take over Mexico's national team.

Sao Paulo announced the move on Tuesday, with club president Carlos Miguel Aidar saying in a statement: "I deeply regret Osorio's decision. He was doing a good job."

Mexico's national team director Santiago Banos had already mentioned his desire to choose a new coach by the end of this week.

Osorio, 54, had admitted on Monday that coaching Mexico was a dream job but also said that he wanted to coach...

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler would 'love' to part of backroom staff

Former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler talks Brendan Rodgers' sacking, a potential return to Anfield, and more.
Former Netherlands and Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard lauds the coaching abilities of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says he would "absolutely" love a position in his old club's backroom staff under a new manager.

Fowler, 40, scored 184 goals for Liverpool but his only coaching experience has been in Thailand.

But he insisted that he'd be ready if Brendan Rodgers' replacement wanted to bring him on board as part of his staff.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't interested if a new manager comes in and I'd love to be on the backroom staff," Fowler said.

"Liverpool's a massive...

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Morgan Amalfitano leaves West Ham after fall-out with manager Slaven Bilic

Morgna Amalfitano scored in wins over Liverpool and Manchester City last season.

West Ham midfielder Morgan Amalfitano has left the club after falling out with manager Slaven Bilic.

Amalfitano, who moved to Upton Park from Marseille 13 months ago, has not made a Premier League appearance under the new Hammers boss but featured in four games of the Europa League preliminary rounds in July.

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Wayne Rooney, Danny Ings and Jonjo Shelvey miss England training

England captain Wayne Rooney reflects on scoring his record-breaking 50th goal for the Three Lions.
The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on starting with Harry Kane or Wayne Rooney, Prince Ali or Michel Platini as next FIFA President and whether or not Lionel Messi is way ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Wayne Rooney faces a fitness race to play for England against Estonia on Friday after sitting out training on Tuesday.

Danny Ings, who received his first call-up this month, and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey also did not train.

The FA reported that all three players suffered knocks while playing for their Premier League clubs last weekend, though Manchester United's Rooney played all 90 minutes in a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

Ings played 76 minutes for Liverpool while Shelvey played 86 for...

IOC drops Sepp Blatter from World Anti-Doping Agency board

Sepp Blatter will no longer serve as a representative on the World Anti-Doping Agency's foundation board.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will no longer serve as one of the representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the foundation board for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Blatter's 16-year-term as an IOC member ended in August after he did not seek re-election, but the 79-year-old's term on the WADA board ran through the end of 2015.

"The IOC is in the process of choosing a new member of the WADA Foundation Board,'' the Olympic body said in a statement. "Mr. Blatter is no...