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U.S. women defeat North Korea in World Cup: A fan's reaction

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

The U.S. Women's National Team went to the FIFA Women's World Cup with purpose, and they took their first step today with a 2-0 win over North Korea. While the first half wasn't the best, United States got through it without conceding a goal. Hope Solo came up big at goal, with five saves in the first half. She kept United States in the match, giving the side the chance to put the game away aft...Full Story »

8 players suspended from Mexico team

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MEXICO CITY (AP)—Eight players from Mexico’s team for the Copa America were suspended Tuesday for six months for violating team training rules. Mexican federation officials said at a news conference they would not disclose details. News reports in Mexico said the incidents took place in Ecuador during training and involved players having female guests in their rooms. The players na...Full Story »

Fan's take: Have Chelsea learned lessons from the past?

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

After, several days of intense speculation Chelsea has confirmed the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager. The most striking thing about Villas-Boas is the fact that at just 33 years old; he will be the youngest manager in the Premier League next season. Chelsea clearly feel that they have identified a truly special manager given the statement they have released suggesting he i...Full Story »

Agent: FC Porto's Hulk will not leave the club even for 70 million Euros

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ManchesterCity target Hulk will not depart Porto in the summer, not even if an offer of 70 million Euros is tabled, the player's agent has revealed. The Brazilian has been reported as a potential summer signing for City after the Premier League club seem to be losing ground in their pursuit of Udinese's Alexis Sanchez. English sources have suggested Porto are open to offers for Hulk in the exc...Full Story »

Former Czech FA chairman sentenced to 10 years

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Frantisek Chvalovsky, the former chairman of the Czech Republic’s football association, has been convicted of credit fraud and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Prague’s Municipal court issued the verdict on Tuesday, court spokeswoman Martina Lhotakova said. Chvalovsky and four other men gave false information to the Komercni Banka in 1998 and 1999 to receive a total of 1.5 billion ...Full Story »

Betis signs Montero on loan from Villarreal

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Real Betis has signed Villarreal midfielder Jefferson Montero on loan for the season. The 21-year-old Ecuador international joins the Andalucian club after playing on loan at Levante over the second half of last season. Montero is a product of Villarreal’s youth ranks. Montero is Betis’ fifth offseason signing as it returns to Spain’s top flight after three years in the secon...Full Story »

Pressure on Argentina to win Copa America at home

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Anything less than winning the Copa America will be a disaster for Argentina, an elite football country that hasn’t won a major international event since this South American tournament in 1993. Every ingredient is present for success. Argentina is the host nation, new coach Sergio Batista has handled himself well in the wake of Diego Maradona’s acrimonious departure, and the team ha...Full Story »

Cyprus' ethnic split stops player joining practice

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

A Greek Cypriot club said on Tuesday that a Turkish Cypriot player from the breakaway north of divided Cyprus was prevented from joining a team practice session in a development seen as sports being influenced by politics. Alki FC spokesman Michalis Markou said that Turkish Cypriot authorities stopped forward Mustafa Yasinses on Monday from crossing into the internationally recognized Greek Cyp...Full Story »

Santos: 5 European clubs say they want Neymar 11

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Santos’ president says five European clubs have contacted him to try to sign young Brazil striker Neymar. Luis Alvaro Ribeiro said late Monday that Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia are willing to pay the ?45 million ($64 million) buyout clause in Neymar’s contract. The president told the GloboEsporte.com website he has authorized them ...Full Story »

Japan coach Sasaki eyeing Women's World Cup title

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BOCHUM, Germany (AFP) - Japan coach Norio Sasaki already has his eyes firmly fixed on the July 17 final after his side opened their bid for the Women's World Cup title with a 2-1 win over New Zealand. Sasaki's 'Nadeshiko' are top of Group B with three points after rivals England had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Mexico in Wolfsburg on Tuesday. And although the Japan coach admitted his side ...Full Story »

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