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United, Liverpool won't face action over bust-up

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Manchester United and Liverpool won't face disciplinary action from the Football Association over the angry scenes at Old Trafford that followed Luis Suarez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra. Liverpool striker Suarez and United captain Evra were involved in a series of explosive confrontations on Saturday as they came face to face for the first time since Suarez was given an eight-matc...Full Story »

Bayer out to make home tie count against Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Bayer Leverkusen coach Robin Dutt said his team must make home advantage count in their first-leg clash against holders Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16 match on Tuesday. "I would be happy with a nice safe 5-0 result," quipped the Leverkusen coach dryly with the return leg at Barcelona's formidable Nou Camp stadium on March 7. Few may share Dutt's optimism at the thought of his te...Full Story »

Turkish football faces mass match-fixing trial

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Nearly 100 Turkish club managers and players, including first division Fenerbahce boss Aziz Yildirim, were to go on trial here Tuesday following an unprecedented probe into match-fixing allegations. The investigation, which kicked off nearly nine months ago, led to a wave of arrests in the summer after police became convinced that at least 19 first and second division matches were fixed during ...Full Story »

Redknapp: Scholes should play at Euro 2012

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Harry Redknapp could try to entice veteran Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes out of international retirement for the European Championships, if he takes over as England coach. Redknapp, the overwhelming favorite to replace the departed Fabio Capello, compared the 37-year-old Scholes to Barcelona playmakers Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta and says “he’d be in your (England)...Full Story »

Al Wasl tells Diego Maradona to keep working hard

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Al Wasl says it has emphasized the importance of “collaboration and teamwork” during a meeting with coach Diego Maradona, who has threatened to quit the UAE club over a restrictive budget. In a carefully worded statement Monday, Al Wasl says the former Argentina great was told during a meeting Sunday to continue working hard on improving the club’s chances to end the season in...Full Story »

Wolves take "difficult decision" to sack McCarthy

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Wolverhampton Wanderers sacked their manager Mick McCarthy on Monday, a day after they lost 5-1 at home to local rivals West Bromwich Albion and slipped back into the bottom three of the Premier League. McCarthy, 53, was appointed Wolves manager in July 2006, winning promotion to the Premier League in 2009 but has lost his job following Wolves’ fourth successive home league defeat. In a ...Full Story »

Memory of dead players steers Zambia to victory

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

The memory of 18 players killed in an air crash almost 20 years ago carried Zambia’s current generation to their extraordinary African Nations Cup triumph, the team said on Monday. Coach Herve Renard called the 18 a “silent force”, while victorious players explained the importance of honouring their dead compatriots, whose plane went down not far from the Libreville stadium wh...Full Story »

Struggling Wolves fire manager McCarthy

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Wolverhampton Wanderers fired manager Mick McCarthy on Monday, a day after a humiliating drubbing by its local rival left the club fighting to preserve its Premier League status. The former Ireland coach’s final match in charge of Wolves was Sunday’s 5-1 home loss to fellow Midlands team West Bromwich Albion, a fifth straight home defeat that plunged the team back into the relegatio...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger calls for focus ahead of Thierry Henry's final Arsenal appearance in Champions League clash with AC Milan

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged his side to focus on its game against AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday despite it being Thierry Henry's final appearance. It was confirmed that Henry would be ending his loan spell from the New York Red Bulls this week prior to the start of the Major League Soccer season. “For me, first I hope it will be a positive emotion [on Wednes...Full Story »

Mancini: We deserved the win

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by ESPN

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini declared that his side deserved to come away with all three points to regain top spot after their 1-0 win over Aston Villa. Mancini's men secured the victory thanks to a 63rd-minute goal from Joleon Lescott and the Italian hailed their efforts throughout the season. "We were there (at the top) from August because we deserved this. It was a difficult ga...Full Story »

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