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News and links for Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

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Leicester City v Arsenal - Premier League Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday. Just in case you were planning on blowing past these, I really strongly recommend reading the Unusual Efforts piece below. It’s really great.

The Nicklas Bendtner Delusion - These Football Times
How good could Nicklas Bendtner be? That's the question many fans asked of themselves in his early years. A decade on, we're still asking the same question.

It's time to stop judging others by the color of their shirt - Unusual Efforts
For most in the United States, fandom is chosen, not inherited. Yet soccer fans remain divided over what constitutes "real" support.

AC Milan have one hope: Carlos Bacca | FOX Sports
The Italian giants are pinning their hopes on their star striker.

Burnley striker Andre Gray hit with misconduct charge by The FA over social media comments from 2012 - Mirror Online
The Burnley striker scored his first Premier League goal at the weekend, but also saw tweets from his past be brought to light on social media

Exclusive: Mamadou Sakho cleared of being a drugs cheat after the World Anti-Doping Agency choose not to appeal Uefa verdict
The threat of Mamadou Sakho serving a full drugs ban was lifted once and for all on Tuesday night after the World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed it had chosen not to appeal against Uefa’s decision to absolve him of taking a banned substance.

Gareth Bale renews with Real Madrid until 2021 | MARCA English
Real Madrid's hierarchy have worked hard to ensure that Gareth Bale will continue to wear the all white strip for the foreseeable future, the Welshman signing on until 2021 and another five years with Los Blancos.

Manchester United news: Bastian Schweinsteiger confirms Old Trafford "will be my last club in Europe" - Independent
The German has broken his silence following speculation regarding his future at Old Trafford.

And, finally, here’s a supercut of Cavani having a hilariously bad game.