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John Terry to keep Chelsea armband... if he keeps his form

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by The Sun

JOHN TERRY is to continue as Chelsea captain - for now.New Blues' boss Andre Villas-Boas says he will keep faith with Terry, the club's most successful skipper.But he also From Back Page revealed he will be looking for new leaders within his squad who are capable of taking on the armband.Villas-Boas said: "John is the captain of this club and will continue to be, as long as he can perform to t...Full Story »

Birmingham in crisis as owner Carson Yeung is arrested

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by The Sun

BIRMINGHAM CITY were plunged into crisis after owner Carson Yeung was arrested over alleged money laundering.The club's future has been left hanging in the balance with Yeung in custody and due to appear in court in Hong Kong today.He faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted.A brief statement revealed that charges involved five counts of dealing with property known or believed to represent ...Full Story »

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Davy Arnaud out up to six weeks with sports hernia

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Sporting Kansas City midfielder and captain Davy Arnaud will undergo sports hernia surgery next Wednesday in Los Angeles, and is expected to miss up to six weeks while recovering. The ten-year MLS veteran has made 15 appearances this season, with 14 of them being starts. He has not scored a goal and has one assist. "I'm a quick healer and will work hard to get back on the field," Arnaud said....Full Story »

U.S. women win 2011 World Cup opener with two second-half goals: A fan’s reaction

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

On Tuesday June 28, 2011, the U.S. Women's National Team defeated North Korea in their 2011 World Cup opener. They scored two second-half goals to win the match 2-0. The U.S. broke the 0-0 tie in the 54th minute. The attack started on the U.S. side of the field, near the center circle. A long ball was played to Abby Wambach. Wambach gained control of the ball deep near the left corner flag. Wit...Full Story »

Norway needs late goal to beat Equatorial Guinea in World Cup: A fan’s reaction

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

It was not the easy outing Norway expected on June 29 when it played World Cup first-timers Equatorial Guinea in the first match of Group D play. Norway had to play really hard just to scratch out a 1-0 win over the African nation. In all actuality, Norway is lucky to have come away with a win in the match after hitting the post three times and being out-shot by the African side. Equato...Full Story »

Brazil beats Australia 1-0at Women’s World Cup

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP)—Rosana’s second-half strike lifted Brazil to a 1-0 victory over Australia in its opening match at the women’s World Cup on Wednesday. The breakthrough in a hard-fought Group D match came in the 54th minute, when Cristiane capitalized on some scrappy Australian defending to head the ball to the 28-year-old Rosana, who took one touch past a defende...Full Story »

Peru hit by more injuries before naming Copa America 23

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BUENOS AIRES, June 29 (Reuters) - Peru’s Copa America preparations continued to be plagued by injuries after a rough ride in a 1-0 home win over Senegal in their final warm-up. Hamburg SV striker Paolo Guerrero scored the winner in the 89th minute of Tuesday night’s match in Lima but was the victim in added time of a nasty foul by Stephane Badji, who earned Senegal’s second re...Full Story »

Official: Racing Santander names Hector Cuper as new coach

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Hector Cuper has signed a one-year deal to coach Spanish club Racing Santander, the club confirmed on Wednesday. The 55-year-old tactician returns to Spain following his time with Greek side Aris Thessaloniki. A statement on Santander's official website reads: "Hector Cuper will be the new Racing Santander coach during the 2011-12 season. He has signed a contract and will be flanked by assist...Full Story »

Barcelona spokesperson confirms 'definitive offer' for Udinese's Alexis Sanchez

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

A Barcelona spokesperson has confirmed the club has made a final offer to Udinese for Alexis Sanchez. Speaking to EFE, the spokesperson told the Spanish news agency: "We are waiting for a response from Udinese. "Barcelona made a definitive offer for the player and we will not change the parameters indicated." Reports have suggested the two clubs have agreed on a 40 million euro transfer fee, ...Full Story »

Lille snap up Rozehnal and Enyeama

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) - Lille have drafted in Czech defender David Rozehnal and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama on three-year deals, the French champions said on Wednesday. Rozehnal, 30, spent last season on loan at Lille and moves from Hamburg while Nigerian international Enyeama, 28, arrives from Israel’s Hapoel Tel-Aviv as cover for Mickael Landreau. Rudi Garcia’s side have not re...Full Story »

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