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Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
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John Motson calling time on 50-year BBC career at the end of this season

Long-serving football commentator John Motson will end his 50-year association with the BBC when he leaves the broadcaster at the end of the season.
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Robbo aiming for third time lucky!

Robbo aiming for third time lucky!

Wigan Athletic new-boy Gary Roberts admits he’s hoping to make it third time lucky in terms of winning promotion alongside Paul Cook.

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Kaiyne Woolery

Kaiyne is able to join Swindon

Wigan Athletic have confirmed the sale of forward Kaiyne Woolery to League Two outfit Swindon for a fee in the region of £350,000.

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Neymar who? Sir Stanley Matthews' first contract where he was paid £5 per week to be auctioned

Stanley Matthews’ first ever professional football contract which states he will earn £5 per week is to be auctioned off.

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Paul Cook chats with Jurgen Klopp during Friday's game

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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