Man United completes signing of defender Rojo

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club. The 24-year-old Rojo, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final loss to Germany last month and scored earlier in the tournament, signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford. ''The Pr...Full Story »

Letters from Bojan: The incredible journey begins

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

The earnest question of whether Lionel Messi could do it on a cold, wet night in Stoke has persisted as cliched joke for a few years now. So when Barcelona surprisingly sold Bojan, a 23-year-old once hyped as the next Messi, to Stoke City, the only explanation was that Messi personally asked him to go there on an expedition to see if the conditions in this mythical place are as challenging as th...Full Story »

Mikel Arteta subbed off with injury

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

The Arsenal captain was hurt in the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League playoff. Arsenal have been dealt an early injury scare to captain Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard was subbed off in the first leg of the Gunners' UEFA Champions League qualifier on Tuesday with an apparent ankle injury. Arteta had to limp off of the field in the 50th minute, and he did so very slowly. It wasn't a catastroph...Full Story »

Hull new boy Snodgrass out for six months

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

London (AFP) - Hull City's new midfielder Robert Snodgrass will be out of action for up to six months due to a dislocated kneecap, the Premier League club announced via Twitter on Wednesday. "(Manager) Steve Bruce has revealed Robert Snodgrass could be out for up to six months with a dislocated knee cap," Hull said. "Everyone at the club would like to wish @robsnodgrass7 a speedy recovery." A ...Full Story »

Ronaldo injured as Atletico deny James dream start

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Madrid (AFP) - A Raul Garcia equaliser two minutes from time denied James Rodriguez a dream home debut for Real Madrid as Atletico Madrid salvaged a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday. Rodriguez had surprisingly started on the bench, but replaced Cristiano Ronaldo at half-time when the World Player of the Year was substituted due to a muscle injury. Colombian World C...Full Story »

'Alves to stay & more signings possible' - Zubizarreta

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Goal.com

The Camp Nou club's sporting director paid tribute to the quality of the Brazilian, while hinting there will be more new faces before the window closes Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has denied reports that the Catalan giants are looking to offload Dani Alves. Sao Paulo president Carlos Miguel Aidar had claimed that Barca are keen to sell the Brazil international and bring in...Full Story »

Liverpool will struggle with added Champions League, says Man City's Vincent Kompany

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Dailystar.co.uk

MANCHESTER City skipper Vincent Kompany has warned rivals Liverpool that Champions League football could jeopardise their title chances. GET READY: Kompany tells Liverpool they will struggle The two sides square up at the Etihad Stadium on Monday in this season's first clash of the titans. And Kompany has wasted no time in cranking up the pressure on City's opponents. Liverpool looked on cou...Full Story »

Malky Mackay poised to take charge at Crystal Palace

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Independent.co.uk

Tony Pulis quit as Palace manager just 48 hours before the season began Malky Mackay looks set to be the new manager of Crystal Palace, after Iain Moody, the club's sporting director, won the day for the man he once worked with at Cardiff City. The former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, as well as Glenn Hoddle, were sounded out for the job by co-owner Steve Parish. Sherwood met Parish, Moody ...Full Story »

Three Points: Real Madrid vs. Atletico

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by ESPN

Raul Garcia, centre, celebrates after scoring Atletico's equaliser in the 88th minute. MADRID -- Three observations from Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. 1. Ronaldo's injury woes not over Cristiano Ronaldo's 2014-15 season has started just as his 2013-14 finished -- with his contribution being hampered by injury. The Portuguese was a perip...Full Story »

Napoli waiting on Fellaini to confirm loan move from Man United

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Talksport.co.uk

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini will reportedly give Napoli an answer over his potential loan move to the Italian club after the Champions League tie against Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday night. Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Belgium international will make his decision based on whether Napoli have a chance of making it through to the group stage of the competiti...Full Story »

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