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    Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano's five children have filed an injunction to prevent their 86-year-old father marrying a Costa Rican woman 50 years his junior.

    One of the greatest players of all time, Argentina-born Di Stefano told El Mundo newspaper at the weekend he planned to wed 36-year-old Gina Gonzalez "because I want to and I have been a widower for eight years".

    Di Stefano, now honorary Real president, acknowledged his children might be against the marriage and they have filed papers at a Madrid court to have him declared mentally and physically incapable.

    They also want to

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  • Striker beats SEVEN players to score solo golazo

    You might want to remember the name Gabriel Leyes.

    The well-built 22-year-old striker from Uruguay paid a fitting tribute to the wonderful dribbling skills of players such as Diego Maradona and Ricky Villa by scoring an insane solo goal in the duo's native Argentina.

    His effort for current club River Plate against Cerro saw him skip past seven - that's right, count them in the above video, SEVEN - opposing players, the last of the bunch being the goalkeeper who he rounds to tap into an empty net.

    If a Premier League side are looking for another Uruguayan superstar of the future to take a bite

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  • Brave defender ‘runs off’ broken leg during match

    BK Hacken defender Mohammed Ali Khan will be sidelined for at least two months after an injury he thought he had run off in a top-flight Swedish game against Brommapojkarna on Monday turned out to be a broken leg.

    "It happened in the 44th minute," Khan said. "I had a bit of pain after a tackle, but I thought it was just a normal knock or a bruise."

    Khan jogged a little during halftime and resumed his place in defence for the second half.

    "Then in the second half I thought, 'what the hell, I don't have control over my leg, there's something loose'.

    “My leg was broken and it was very loose.

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  • Swedish footballer floored by a flying pear

    Defender Gbenga Arokoyo was struck by a pear (Photo: 101greatgoals)

    Mjallby have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Djurgarden by the Swedish Football Association Appeals Committee following the abandonment of their league game on April 7 when a player was hit by a pear.

    The match was abandoned after Djurgarden fans threw bottles and fruit while Mjallby players were celebrating a goal in the 37th minute.

    Defender Gbenga Arokoyo was struck by a pear which led referee Tobias Mattsson to remove the players from the pitch for their safety and the game was not resumed.

    The SvFF Disciplinary Committee had originally decided that the game should be restarted from the

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  • The assumption is always the same: all professional footballers earn a shedload of money and live the 'Life of Riley'.

    But the latest release of the 2013 player salaries in Major League Soccer in America suggest otherwise, with many former Premier League players earning a surprising small amount.

    Take, for instance, former Premier League winner Carlo Cudicini who represented Tottenham and Chelsea during a long spell in England’s top flight.

    The goalkeeper earns $150,000 a year playing for the LA Galaxy, which is significantly less than many top players earn in a week in the Premier League.

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  • AIK goalkeeper Ivan Turina's memory brought a stadium to a standstill as his tragic death was marked in touching fashion.

    Turina died at the age of just 32 on the night between Wednesday and Thursday.

    Croatian Turina, the father of one-year-old twins, was known to have a congenital heart problem which he told the club about when he signed for them in 2010.

    Turina's wife is expecting the couple's third child.

    The Swedish side were playing their first game since the news, against IFK Gothenburg, and as the 27th minute of the match approached, both teams stopped playing and broke out into applause

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  • QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia has claimed his Twitter account was hacked after appearing to angle for a move back to former club Marseille on the social networking site.

    The Cameroon international moved to Loftus Road last summer, with Joey Barton making a loan move to Marseille as part of the deal.

    But, after being unable to help QPR avoid the drop, Mbia appeared to take to Twitter to contact Barton and see if he was interested in returning to the west London club in his place.

    He wrote: "@Joey7Barton: Do you want to rechange (sic) your seat with me?"

    However, when contacted by the Guardian,

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  • Hold the back pages and hand Rafael Benitez his P45 – Jose Mourinho is on his way to Chelsea…

    How do we know this for sure? Well because he has been spotted buying boxes at an Ikea store in Madrid.

    As pointed out by the Guardian's Spanish football writer Sid Lowe - this was enough to convince the Spanish media that he was on his way to England.

    The Spanish TV show Punto Pelota broke the "exclusive news" and revealed all the key details.

    As Lowe writes: "In total, the programme said, Madrid's coach spent €200 on boxes and packaging. It could only mean one thing: he was moving out. That return

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  • Athlete points to the heavens after win, gets team banned

    Derrick Hayes, left, and his 4x100 teammates were disqualified for a finger gesture — YouTubeDerrick Hayes, left, and his 4x100 teammates were disqualified for a finger gesture — YouTube

    Of the likely places for a debate over religious free expression to erupt, a Texas high school track and field meet probably wasn’t high on the list.

    Remarkably, that’s precisely where one athlete’s reactionary gesture has led to a broader discussion about what is appropriate at public school events, after a Columbus (Texas) High relay team was disqualified for one of their member’s heavenward gesture. The incident occurred in Columbus, where the track and field team was hosting a meet with the goal of qualify athletes for the state championship meet later in May.

    As first reported by Houston

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  • Single voter denies LeBron James NBA history

    LeBron James was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the fourth time but just on voter denied him basketball history.

    No player in the history of the game as been unanimously voted as MVP and that remains the case after James received 120 of the 121 first placed votes.

    The only eleigble voter who did not vote for LeBron was the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn, a sports writer who has covered the NBA for nine years and who voted for Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.

    "I just honestly felt that Carmelo Anthony lifted the Knicks to new heights this season – a No. 2 seed and their first

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