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Hertha Berlin
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 By Colin Udoh

Nigeria's John Obi Mikel denies donating cash to teammates in Olympics team

John Obi Mikel is the captain of Nigeria's Olympic football team.

ATLANTA -- Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has denied media reports that he donated $30,000 to assist his cash-strapped teammates in the country's Olympics team.

The Nigeria under-23 squad, together with select overage players like Mikel, are training in Atlanta ahead of next month's Olympics in Brazil.

Reports on Thursday claimed that Mikel had pitched in with the money to assist the team, but the Chelsea star told ESPN FC there was no truth to them.

"I was first told of this story by a friend who...

Samir Nasri left out of Man City team after reporting 'overweight'

Pep Guardiola discusses Man City's preseason preparations and their tight schedule.
Pep Guardiola insists it's his nutritionist that decides his players' diet, not him.
Pep Guardiola says Man City supporters should be proud of the work ethic his team are displaying.

SHENZHEN, China -- Samir Nasri didn't appear in Manchester City's International Champions Cup win over Borussia Dortmund after returning for preseason training overweight.

The France midfielder, who was out for most of last season with a thigh injury, also missed Pep Guardiola's first game in charge against Bayern Munich after the new boss brought in a strict new training regime.

City defender Gael Clichy said that Guardiola had stopped players training with the first-team if they were not at their...

 By Tom Marshall

Pachuca's Omar Gonzalez: Coming from MLS to Liga MX was very difficult

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner is not in agreement with Theo Walcott over MLS closing in on the Premier League.

Pachuca defender Omar Gonzalez may have enjoyed a stellar start to life in Liga MX, but the jump up in level from MLS wasn't easy, according to the player.

"When I arrived I had to up my level a lot because coming from MLS to the Liga MX was very difficult," said the U.S. international, who moved from LA Galaxy to Pachuca last summer and won the Liga MX Clausura 2016 title in his first season.

"The [Mexican] league is very good, coming here is difficult and I think that I'm getting better as a player...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Mark Noble 'shocked' by Tony Carr's West Ham release

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble
West Ham captain Mark Noble said he was disappointed about the departure of Tony Carr.

Mark Noble has said he is shocked and disappointed at the departure of former West Ham academy director Tony Carr.

Carr played a big part in the development of many of the Hammers' most successful youth graduates, including Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson, Michael Carrick and Joe Cole.

However, Carr left the club after being informed his ambassadorial role would only be part time. West Ham offered Carr a redundancy payment of £14,000, which he described as "paltry."


Rangers boss Mark Warburton denies Robin van Persie move talks

Robin van Persie has been linked with a move away.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has dismissed speculation that his side are close to signing Robin van Persie.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United forward was the subject of reports linking him with a move to Ibrox, with betting company Ladbrokes even suspending betting on the potential transfer.

However, Warburton was quick to play down making a move for the Fenerbache striker, who's reportedly earning over £100,000-a-week.

"I wonder what the first question will be," Warburton joked, as...

 By Gabriel Tan

Singapore fall to shock defeat in Cambodia in Suzuki Cup warm up

Cambodia fans
Cambodia fans could celebrate their first victory over Singapore since 1972.

Singapore's training tour in preparation for November's AFF Suzuki Cup ended on a low note on Thursday evening when they were handed a shock 2-1 defeat by 10-man Cambodia at the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh.

It was Singapore's first loss to Cambodia at senior level since 1972.

The result should serve as a huge wake up call for Singapore with less than four months to go to the Suzuki Cup, with the Cambodians yet to qualify for the 2016 edition.

The Lions were without key players like Hariss Harun,...