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A magnificent seven reasons for Cook to be chuffed

Paul Cook admits the real benefits from Friday night’s draw with Premier League giants Liverpool could be felt years down the line for Wigan Athletic.

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Jordan Flores

Flores signs new deal with Latics

Midfielder Jordan Flores has signed a new two-year deal with Wigan Athletic.

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Shaun MacDonald

The 12th Man - Latics fans have their say on a pivotal week for the club

It’s never too late!

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Quiz: which of these players have scored 100 or more Premier League goals?

Peter Crouch became the 25th Premier League centurion on Wednesday with a tap in versus Everton.

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Sanmi Odelusi

Odelusi joins Seasiders

Wigan Athletic forward Sanmi Odelusi has joined League Two Blackpool on loan for the rest of the season.

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Former footballer Paul Gascoigne. Picture by PA.

Former footballer Paul Gascoigne taken to hospital after 'fight' at hotel

Former football star Paul Gascoigne was taken to hospital after an alcohol-fuelled fight at a hotel, it has been reported.
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England wore poppies on their sleeves during the win against Scotland. (Photo: PA)

FA receives larger FIFA fine for poppy display than other countries do for 'homophobic chanting'

The football associations of the home nations have been fined by world governing body FIFA following last month's poppy row.
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Malky Mackay

Malky gets backing of anti-racism group

Former Wigan Athletic boss Malky Mackay’s impending appointment as performance director of the Scottish Football Association has been backed by an anti-racism group.

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BBC Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson Euro 2016 column

Sunday in Paris turned out to be a strange mix of the mundane and the magical – the kind of day which makes working at a tournament so unpredictable and enjoyable.

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Gareth Bale

Who has been the best player at the Euros so far?

England’s players may have been a flop at the Euros but there have been some outstanding individual performances from some of the other stars in the tournament.

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BBC Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson

MOTD’s Steve Wilson’s EURO 2016 column

England’s miserable exit from Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland was certainly their worst result in a tournament since the infamous 1950 World Cup defeat to the USA – and arguably even worse than that.

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Belgium's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Hungary and Belgium, at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse

Who will win the Euros?

With England’s disappointing display against Iceland sending them home earlier than expected, who do you think will go on to be crowned European champions?

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Who should the next England manager be?

Roy Hodgson immediately offered up his resignation following England’s embarrassing knockout defeat to Iceland in Nice.

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Jamie Vardy celebrates his equaliser against Wales

Third of workers believe they’re the office equivalent of Jamie Vardy

The England Euro squad could learn a thing or two from Britain’s office workers, it seems.

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Diego Maradona scoring the 'Hand of God' goal -  Photo By Rex Features

On this day ... Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal ...

Thirty years ago, on June 22, 1986, Diego Maradona scored what would go down as the ‘Hand of God’ goal against England.

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Ashley Williams (left) and Gareth Bale celebrate victory over Russia

Steve Wilson’s Euro 2016 column

I was surrounded by Welshmen on Monday. Former internationals Kevin Ratcliffe, Iwan Roberts and John Hartson were feeling nervous before their match against Russia in Toulouse.

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England captain Wayne Rooney.

England v Slovakia - everything you need to know

What a difference a goal makes! Daniel Sturridge’s last-minute winner against Wales leaves England in pole position in Group B, rather than standing on the brink ahead of their final game against Slovakia.

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Ben Davies

Heavenly 11: our Euro 2016 team of the tournament so far

Every team has now played one game in Euro 2016 and while it’s too early to predict who is going to win the tournament and who will not even make it out of the groups, we can certainly take stock of who has been performing.

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Wayne Rooney

Euro 2016 - The heroes and zeroes so far

Euro 2016 kicked off with a bang on Friday and sports fans have been treated to wall to wall football ever since.

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