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Five-star Magpies defeat Bluebirds

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA

Andy Carroll and Peter Lovenkrands blasted Newcastle six points clear at the top of the Coca-Cola Championship table as fourth-placed Cardiff were routed 5-1 on Tyneside. Carroll plundered a double inside a devastating opening 15 minutes and in between, was instrumental in defender Gabor Gyepes putting through his own goal as the home side wrapped up the points barely before they had got thei...Full Story »

Johnson ruled out for season

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA

Fulham have confirmed that Andy Johnson has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on his knee. The club sent Johnson to America earlier this week where he was operated on by the man credited for saving the careers of Alan Shearer and Michael Owen - world-renowned surgeon Dr Richard Steadman. A statement on Fulham's official website read: "The club can confirm that follo...Full Story »

Marcelo Signs Real Madrid Contract Extension

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Real Madrid confirmed today that Brazilian wing-back Marcelo has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club for another five years. The Blancos confirmed the agreement via a statement on their official website that read, “Real Madrid C.F. and Marcelo Vieira today signed a contract extension that will link the player and club through June 2015.” The 21-year-old joine...Full Story »

Terry dropped as England's soccer captain

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—John Terry was dropped as England’s soccer captain by coach Fabio Capello on Friday, a week after allegations became public that the defender had an affair with the former girlfriend of teammate Wayne Bridge. Rio Ferdinand will take over as captain as England prepares for its World Cup opener against the United States on June 12. Ferdinand, who had been vice captain, has...Full Story »

Edman holds Helsingborg talks

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA

Wigan defender Erik Edman is in talks with former club Helsingborg over a return to Sweden. The 31-year-old has played just four times this season and made only two Barclays Premier League starts, one of which saw him terrorised by Aaron Lennon in the 9-1 defeat at Tottenham in November. With first-choice left-back Maynor Figueroa having signed a new contract this month the Swede's options...Full Story »

Ferdinand to take over armband

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA

Rio Ferdinand will succeed John Terry as England captain and will lead the national side in the World Cup this summer, it can be revealed. The Manchester United defender had been Capello's vice-captain and will take over the skipper's armband following Terry's alleged affair with Wayne Bridge's former partner. Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will become vice-captain, and Capello said: "W...Full Story »

Driver 'dead keen' on Scotland

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA

Hearts winger Andrew Driver has pledged his allegiance to Scotland. National team manager Craig Levein revealed the England Under-21 international, who qualifies through his schooling, had told him he was "dead keen" to play for Scotland. Levein has also had "very positive" discussions with Barry Ferguson but the Birmingham midfielder's proposed return to the Scotland fold has not yet been ...Full Story »

Hargreaves could figure this season - Ferguson

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA

Sir Alex Ferguson insists Owen Hargreaves will eventually return to action even though he has been forced to leave the £18million midfielder out of Manchester United's Champions League squad. Hargreaves has not played for United since September 2008, when he finally decided to undergo revolutionary knee surgery in America to try to cure a chronic tendinitis problem that dates back to his...Full Story »

Saha commits to Everton

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA

Everton striker Louis Saha has signed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2012. The 31-year-old Frenchman's current deal was due to expire this summer and he was attracting interest from a number of clubs, but he has opted to extend his stay with the Toffees having joined from Manchester United in 2008. "It was an easy decision. You always think care...Full Story »

Capello strips Terry of captaincy

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA

John Terry has been sacked as England captain.The 29-year-old was informed of the decision by Fabio Capello during a brief meeting at Wembley on Friday afternoon. The decision comes after allegations surrounding the Chelsea skipper's private life came to light."After much thought I have made the decision that it will be best for me to take the captaincy away from John Terry," said the Italian in...Full Story »

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