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Pogba return would mark new Reds era

If Manchester United pay €98 million to bring their former midfielder Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson's management style will be further distanced from the modern era by the ultra-individualist pragmatism of Louis Van Gaal. Pogba joined Man United in October 2009 and was promoted to the first team squad by Ferguson two years later. But in the summer of 2012, Pogba didn't sign a new contract and left to join Juventus, believing he was disrespected by Ferguson. Having presided over the disaster of his anointed successor David Moyes, Ferguson may yet have to endure watching a player he let go for nothing dominate Van Gaal's midfield, at a price.

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By winning the 2014 Frys.com Open, two-time PGA Tour winner Sang-Moon Bae qualified for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, which gets under way in Hawaii on Friday. But the PGA Tour aren't the only ones who want the golfer.

The Military Manpower Administration in his home country South Korea is insisting Bae does his mandatory two years military service. The Koreans expect Bae, whose American visa has expired, to return to South Korea this month. The golfer's manager describes the impasse as "an ongoing legal matter."

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Mayo hadn't won a minor All Ireland since 1985 until they defeated Tyrone in 2013. Last week, Tommy Conroy, who scored 1-02 in that final, buried his All Ireland medal with his father Mick, who died suddenly. It was a meaningful gesture from the man the supporters call "Goals". And those supporters won't be the only ones hoping that Tommy will get to replace it with a senior medal as Mayo look to the future with the new management team of Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly.

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NFL team St Louis Rams began life in 1936 as the Cleveland Rams. In 1945 the team moved to Los Angeles and was rebranded as the LA Rams. In 1995 falling attendances forced the team to relocate to St Louis where its owners have been negotiating for years with the city council to build a new stadium.

Now Rams owner Stan Kroenke has announced that he and business partners are planning to build an 80,000 seater stadium as part of a development complex at Hollywood Park in Inglewood which will be a multi-purpose facility capable of hosting Olympic sports, soccer or American football. As the developers proceed with the development without having an NFL franchise on board, the speculation is that the Rams could be returning to California.


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