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Coleman suffers broken leg
Everton defender Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg in a horrific tackle from Neil Taylor during Ireland's 0-0 draw with Wales in a World Cup qualifier. Coleman was taken off the pitch on a stretcher, and was taken to hospital. The right-back is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The 28-year-old has been ever-present for Everton this season, and his loss will be a major blow for club and the country.
De Bruyne doubtful for Greece clash
Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt for Belgium's World Cup Qualifier against Greece on Saturday after injuring his groin in training. Belgium host second-placed Greece in Brussels as Roberto Martinez's men look to continue their perfect start to their Group H campaign. Martinez's side are already without Chelsea star Eden Hazard and defender Thomas Meunier for the key Group H clash. Hazard pulled out on Monday with a calf problem, while an ankle injury has ruled out Paris St Germain's Meunier.
United handed Pogba injury boost
Manchester United have reportedly been handed a major boost regarding the fitness of Paul Pogba with the midfielder now looking set to return earlier than expected from a hamstring injury. The Frenchman is sitting out the current international break after going off in United's Europa League win over Rostov, with manager Jose Mourinho citing fatigue after a long season playing almost every game. Pogba is now expected to return for his team's home game against Everton on April 4.
Janssen ruled out with illness
Vincent Janssen has been ruled out of Netherlands' matchday squad to face Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier after falling ill. Head coach Danny Blind has decided against calling up a replacement for the struggling Tottenham striker. The 22-year-old admitted to frustrations over a lack of first-team minutes for the London club this season, having not played over 10 minutes in the Premier League since January 1. Janssen recently scored his first goal from open play since moving to White Hart Lane last summer.
Gibson replaces injured Smalling
Chris Smalling has been forced out of the England squad after picking up an injury while in training, leading Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson to receive his first call-up. Gareth Southgate was already facing a defensive headache for Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania as Gary Cahill was suspended and Phil Jones withdrew through injury. Smalling injured Jones earlier in the week after a poor tackle in training ruled his Manchester United team-mate out for nine weeks with a broken toe.
Ozil remains sidelined
Mesut Ozil was reportedly declared fit for Germany's clash on Sunday with Azerbaijan, recovering from the minor hamstring injury he had picked up but he is now sidelined with a back injury. The midfielder missed his country's 1-0 win over England on Wednesday and is a major doubt for the World Cup qualifier in Baku. Ozil has played only 19 minutes of football since starting Arsenal's 5-1 defeat at Bayern's Allianz Arena on February 15.
Hazard could return for Man City clash
Eden Hazard has had a major boost in his battle against a calf strain and is now expected to be fit for Chelsea's clash with Manchester City. The Belgium captain missed Chelsea's 2-1 win at Stoke last week after picking up the injury in training, and was expected to be out for more than two weeks. But the injury has responded more quickly to treatment than had been expected, and the Chelsea star is set to be ready to return to training with his club early next week.
Sakho will miss rest of the season
West Ham striker Diafra Sakho is set to miss the rest of the season. The Senegal international has been sidelined since he suffered a back injury in November which required surgery. Sakho is now back in light training but West Ham medics say he will need a lengthy period of building up his fitness.
Werner ruled out
Germany newboy Timo Werner will not play against Azerbaijan on Sunday due to a hamstring injury sustained on his debut. RB Leipzig top scorer started Wednesday's 1-0 win over England and was withdrawn in the 77th minute. With Podolski now retired and Werner injured, Thomas Muller and Andre Schurrle are set to battle for the striking spot when Germany travel to Baku. Mario Gomez is another attacking option in Low's squad, providing the striker can shake off the groin injury that kept him out of the England game.
Bonucci back in training
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has returned to training for Italy after losing almost two kilogrammes due to a bout of gastric flu. Italy face Albania in Sicily in their next World Cup qualifying fixture on Friday before hosting Liechtenstein in June. Should Bonucci not be deemed fit enough to face Albania, AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli is the first alternative to partner Andrea Barzagli in the centre of defence.
Ristolainen suspended three games
The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen for three games following his blindside hit that led to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel sustaining a concussion. The hit occurred about nine minutes into Pittsburgh's 3-1 win at Buffalo on Tuesday. Guentzel will miss the next few games as he goes through the concussion protocol.
Stastny listed week to week
The St. Louis Blues announced forward Paul Stastny is week to week with a lower-body injury. Stastny was injured in the Blues' 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. The injury to Stastny is a blow to the Blues' center depth with Jori Lehtera also out of action. Lehtera has missed six games with an undisclosed injury.
injuriesNBA : Cleveland Cavaliers : 25.3.17
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James suffered a scratched cornea in his right eye in a win Friday over Charlotte and hinted he might not be available to play against the Washington Wizards on Saturday. "If coach decides to give me a game off, it's not because I'm resting," James said. "It's because I'm banged up."
James suffered the injury with 31.2 seconds left in the third quarter when Jeremy Lamb poked him in the eye on his way to a layup. James stayed in the game and scored 32 points, but he complained of blurred vision and couldn't keep his right eye open after the game.
Embiid to undergo surgery
The Philadelphia 76ers say center Joel Embiid will undergo surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee. Team spokesman Mike Preston said before Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City that Embiid will have the surgery "in the coming days." Coach Brett Brown said "there has been tremendous due diligence ... and research" before the decision about surgery was made. He said Embiid "took an active role" in making the decision.
F1 : 25.3.17
Hamilton takes pole
Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for Australian Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel put his Ferrari between the Mercedes drivers, after Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo crashed out in Q3. Vettel found a chunk of time on his final lap to snatch second, just 0.268s down on Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third on his full Mercedes debut. Kimi Raikkonen lacked pace to the top three, finishing eight-tenths of a second adrift, with Max Verstappen left to lead Red Bull's charge in fifth.
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|Jan 17||Manolo Gabbiadini to Southampton||€ 17m|
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|Jan 17||Leon Bailey to Bayer L.||€ 13.5m|
|Jan 17||Luka Milivojevic to Crystal Palace||€ 12.8m|
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