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Madrid has record revenues of half a billion euros

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Real Madrid says its revenues increased by 8 percent over the 2010-11 season to reach a record figure of nearly half a billion euros. The world’s richest club says it earned ?480.2 million ($663 million) for a net gain of ?31.6 million ($43.6 million) from a season when it won the Copa del Rey. The net profit margin was up from ?24 million ($33 million) the season before. Madrid also say...Full Story »

United clash won’t influence title race: Villas-Boas

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

 Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists his side will still be firmly in the Premier League title race even if they lose Sunday's showdown with Manchester United. United have made a sensational start to their bid for a 20th English title, scoring 18 goals to surge to the top of the table, while Villas-Boas's team have been rather more subdued. Chelsea are still undefeated under their P...Full Story »

Real Madrid claims world-record revenue

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Spanish giants Real Madrid claimed Friday world-beating revenue for the sports world in 2010/11. Real, which is leading the first division early in the new season, said sales shot up 8.6 percent to 480.2 million euros ($663 million) in the year to June 30. "It is the biggest sum of any sporting institution in the world," the club said in a statement. Net profit surged 31.7 percent to 31.6 mil...Full Story »

Newcastle’s Santon out with knee injury

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Newcastle United’s Italy defender Davide Santon has been sidelined by a knee injury picked up in training and willmiss the Premier League trip to Aston Villa this weekend. “Newcastle United can confirm that Davide Santon sustained an injury to his right knee during training on Thursday which will keep him out of Saturday’s match against Aston Villa, the club said on their webs...Full Story »

Italy roundup-Stankovic a doubt for nervy Inter v Roma

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ROME, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Brief news ahead of this weekend’s Serie A matches. * Inter Milan welcome back new signing Diego Forlan for the visit of AS Roma on Saturday (1845 GMT) after the Uruguayan was cup-tied for Wednesday’s shock 1-0 home loss to Trabzonspor in the Champions League. Serbian midfielder Dejan Stankovic is a major doubt with a muscle strain but Dutch playmaker Wesl...Full Story »

Spanish clubs split over TV rights battle

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

A split has opened up in the ranks of rebel Spanish football clubs complaining that giants Real Madrid and Barcelona get an unfair share of cash from lucrative television rights. Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido had invited a dozen clubs to a meeting September 8 to seek a new distribution of the TV money that would sharply reduce Barca and Real's share. Neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona w...Full Story »

City tries to bounce back from European setback

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—After having its wings clipped by Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City will look to rediscover its dynamic early-season Premier League form when the team travels to Fulham on Sunday. City’s expensively assembled forward line, which has scored a total of 15 goals in the team’s four straight league victories, needed left back Aleksandar Kolarov’s sup...Full Story »

PSG interested in signing David Beckham

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Paris Saint-Germain has become the latest team to express an interest in signing David Beckham when his Major League Soccer contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy expires in November. PSG sporting director Leonardo worked with Beckham when the former England captain had a second spell on loan at AC Milan last year. Leonardo tells the BBC “the door is open. He is more than...Full Story »

Manchester headlines do Chelsea a favour - Ferguson

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

By Sonia Oxley  MANCHESTER, England, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Theheadline-grabbing start to the season made by the two Manchesterteams suits fellow title contenders Chelsea down to the ground,United manager Alex Ferguson said two days before his side hostthe Londoners in the Premier League.  United top the table on goal difference from neighboursManchester City, with the pair having score...Full Story »

Manchester United face toughest title defence, says Darren Fletcher

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by theguardian.com

• Midfielder thinks Chelsea and Liverpool are strong contenders• Scot admits it will be hard to regain his place in the team Darren Fletcher, left, battles with Benfica's Pablo AImar on his return after illness to the Manchester United starting XI. The Estádio da Luz was a fitting venue for Darren Fletcher's first start for Manchester United since contracting the mystery viru...Full Story »

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