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Denmark’s Pederson Breaks 200m Breaststroke Record In Barcelona

Rikke Pedersen of Denmark set a world record in the women’s 200 metres breaststroke in her semi-final at the world championships in Barcelona on Thursday. Pedersen, 24, clocked two minutes 19.11 seconds to beat the previous mark of 2:19.59 set by American Rebecca Soni at the Olympic Games in London last...

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Barcelona to pay Ex Coach Vilanova £6.5m for cancer treatment

By CitizensPlatform Barcelona have confirmed that they will honor their contract with Tito Vilanova, which implies that he will continue to be receive his wages in the final year of his £6.5million contract as he recovers from cancer treatment for the third time. “Martino’s signing will be at an added co...

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Hiddink Resigns, Set To Take Over Barcelona

Guus Hiddink is set to take over as Barcelona manager after resigning his post at Anzhi Makhachkhala. The Russian side announced that the former Chelsea and Holland manager had stepped down on Monday afternoon with immediate effect. Betting on Hiddink to take over from Tito Vilanova at the Nou Camp was suspen...

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Vilanova resigns as Barcelona manager

Barcelona have confirmed that head coach Tito Vilanova has stepped down with immediate effect as he continues his battle against cancer. Club president Sandro Rosell and director of football Andoni Zubizarreta called a press conference at Camp Nou on Friday evening, where they confirmed Vilanova must undergo ...

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Cancer-stricken Vilanova quits as Barcelona coach

BARCELONA (AFP) Tito Vilanova’s time in charge of Barcelona drew to a close after just 14 months on Friday when the 44-year-old stepped down as coach after suffering a relapse in his brave battle against cancer. Vilanova first had a tumour removed from his throat in November 2011 whilst still working as...

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Tearful Abidal Leaves Barcelona

A tearful Eric Abidal has called an end to his six-year Barcelona playing career, less than two months after returning to action from a liver transplant. “I am going, but I am sure I will be back in another capacity,” the French defender told a news conference at the club, which said it had offere...

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Barcelona gets La Liga title

By CitizensPlatform Barcelona emerged as new La Liga champions on Saturday, the night his Real Madrid team drew 1-1 with Espanyol. Los Blancos went behind early in the game, but Gonzalo Higuain, who has been linked with a move to Juventus and Arsenal, levelled up. The result mathematically handed the title to...

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Barcelona win 22nd La Liga title

Barcelona won the Spanish league title for the 22nd time on Saturday after closest rivals Real Madrid could only draw 1-1 at Espanyol. The result left defending champions Real seven points behind Barcelona with only two games left in their programme. Barca, on 88 points, face Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Lionel...

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Bayern Munich humiliate Barcelona to reach Wembley final

Rampant Bayern Munich roared into the UEFA Champions League final as Barcelona were humiliated 3-0 at Camp Nou and 7-0 on aggregate in their semi-final showdown. Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and a comical Gerard Pique own goal completed a miserable night for the Catalan giants, who left Lionel Messi on the ben...

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Sharapova Defends Stuttgart Grand Prix Title As Nadal Wins Barcelona Open

World number two Maria Sharapova saved her best performance of the week for last as she successfully defended her Stuttgart grand prix title with a 6-4 6-3 victory over second seed Li Na of china to kick off her clay-court season in style. Sharapova, who had needed three sets in all her previous rounds in [&h...

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Bayern maul Barcelona in Champ league semi first leg

German Bundesliga champion, Bayern Munich have walloped Barcelona 4-0, in the first leg of the Champions League semi final in Munich, with goals from Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez. Muller had a brace. The victory appears to have placed Bayern in a pole position for their second successive Champi...

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Barcelona, Real meet Germans in Champions League semis

…Chelsea, Basel to slug it out in Europa Cup Barcelona and Real Madrid could meet in the Champions League final at Wembley after being kept apart in the semi-final draw. Barcelona drew Bayern Munich, while Real Madrid will play Borussia Dortmund. BBC reports that the games will be played on 23 and 24 Ap...

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Barcelona, Bayern into Champions League semis

Barcelona and Bayern Munich completed the Champions League semi-finals line-up on Wednesday. Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund booked their last-four places on Tuesday. Barcelona went through on the away goals rule after a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in their quarter-final second leg tie. The Spanish...

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