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Kenny Dalglish defends 'responsible' Liverpool's record spending spree

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by theguardian.com

• Manager insists Liverpool have acted responsibly on transfers• Dalglish pays tribute to 'fantastically supportive' owners Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool manager, has paid tribute to the club's 'fantastically supportive' owners. Kenny Dalglish has defended this summer's lavish recruitment drive at Liverpool by saying the club have acted "responsibly" in the transfer market and tha...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas bids to play his first game for Arsenal this season

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by The Sun

ARSENAL hope Cesc Fabregas will finally play for the club against Benfica on Saturday.The skipper, wanted by Barcelona, is set to train at the Emirates today in front of 10,000 fans at the club's members' day. And boss Arsene Wenger wants to know by tonight whether Fabregas - who insists he has a hip injury - will be on the plane to Lisbon tomorrow. Fabregas has yet to feature for Arsenal th...Full Story »

Ribery, Robben, hope to be fit for season start

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich revealed on Wednesday that star duo Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben hope to be fit for Sunday's Bundesliga season-opener against Borussia Moenchengladbach. Ribery had spent five days in plaster after suffering an ankle injury in training but, on what was a day off for the majority of the Bayern squad, the 28-year-old French international was to be found hard at work ...Full Story »

Swansea sign striker Lita

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Premier League newcomers Swansea announced Wednesday they have completed the signing of Middlesbrough striker Leroy Lita after the player passed a medical. Lita has signed a three-year contract with the Welsh club after a deal worth £1.75 million ($2.8 million) was agreed with Middlesbrough last week. He could now make his first Swansea appearance in a friendly against Celt...Full Story »

Barton seeks solace in words of Washington

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Joey Barton turned to quoting the first President of the United States on social networking site Twitter as he continued his outspoken attacks on Newcastle United's hierarchy. The midfielder's public comments about the way the north-east club has been run have proved too much for owner Mike Ashley and manager Alan Pardew, who now appear ready to let the midfielder leave on a free...Full Story »

Pele at Downing Street for football initiative

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - It was a case of No 10 at No 10 when Brazil great Pele turned up at the official residence of the British Prime Minister on Wednesday to help promote a youth football programme. Pele, who wore the No 10 shirt for the bulk of an international career where he was a key member of three Brazil World Cup-winning teams, was at No 10 Downing Street to meet youngsters who are taking part...Full Story »

Nine-man Rangers crash out of Champions League

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MALMO, Sweden (AFP) - Nine man Rangers crashed out of the Champions League at the first hurdle following a fiery 1-1 draw away to Malmo which also saw the home side end with ten players here on Wednesday. The Ibrox side, trailing 1-0 from the first leg, were reduced to ten men in the 18th minute when Steven Whittaker saw red for an off-the-ball incident. However, the ten men levelled the game ...Full Story »

American teenager Alejandro Guido on trial with Vitesse Arnhem

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

U.S. U-17 midfielder Alejandro Guido is currently on trial with Vitesse Arnhem of the Dutch top flight, the Eredivise. The young American was spotted in the crowd with the club’s chief scout and technical director, Ted van Leeuwen, during the first team’s 4-0 friendly victory over Al Shabab on Sunday. The club’s website confirmed the trial but did not provide any details about ...Full Story »

Italian season starts with Milan derby in China

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BEIJING (AP)—Having traveled 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) to face its city rival AC Milan in this weekend’s Italian Super Cup, Inter Milan will be aiming to improve on its previous result in Beijing two years ago. While the grand San Siro stadium the two clubs share sits idle in Milan this weekend, the fierce rivals will be playing in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium for ...Full Story »

Tommasi says strike threat back on in Italy

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AFP) - Italian Players' Association (AIC) president Damiano Tommasi has threatened to delay the start of the new Serie A season unless the Italian Football League signs a new collective agreement. The old agreement ran out a year ago and twice last season player strikes were planned before being called off as negotiations progressed. But Tommasi, a former Italy and Roma midfielder, say...Full Story »

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