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USA start women's W.Cup title run against N.Korea

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

DRESDEN, Germany (AFP) - Two-time world champions United States look to shrug off a bumpy road to the 2011 Women's World Cup and start their title run against familiar foes North Korea in Group C. Pia Sundhage's American side was the last to book a spot for Germany 2011, losing to Mexico in the qualifying stage and having to struggle against Italy (two 1-0 victories) to reach the finals. The w...Full Story »

Colombia face tough women's W.Cup debut against Sweden

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AFP) - Colombia face a baptism of fire in their first ever FIFA Women's World Cup in a tough Group C where they open against European heavyweights Sweden on Tuesday. The experienced Swedes are old hands on the world stage having competed in all five previous World Cup finals, finishing runners-up to Germany in 2003, and third in the inaugural event in 1991. The young Colom...Full Story »

Man Utd's Nani 'not going anywhere'

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Manchester United winger Nani has insisted he is "not going anywhere" despite the arrival at Old Trafford of England international Ashley Young and reported interest from abroad. The 24-year-old Portuguese said he would fight for his place with the Premier League champions after Young, who also plays on the wing, completed a transfer from Aston Villa worth about $25-32 million...Full Story »

River Plate appoint Almeyda as new coach

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Fallen Argentine football giants River Plate have appointed Matias Almeyda to be their new manager with a prime objective of getting the side back into the first division. The famous Buenos Aires outfit were relegated from the country's top division Sunday for the first time in their 110-year history, amid tears and scenes of violence from disgruntled dans. "At this import...Full Story »

Real Madrid complete Varane deal

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by UK.eurosport.yahoo.com

Real Madrid have agreed to sign French defender Raphael Varane from Lens on a six-year contract. The 18-year-old youth international made his debut in Ligue 1 with Lens last November and went on to make 23 league appearances. Local media reported Jose Mourinho's side would pay around 10 million euros. The towering centre back, who can also operate in a midfield holding role, will be competi...Full Story »

Posh splurges on baby girl's nursery

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Awaiting the arrival of her fourth child, Victoria Beckham has shelled out 50,000 pounds on buying stuff for a baby girl's nursery. 37-year-old Posh, who already has three sons, Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, eight, and six-year-old Cruz with her husband David Beckham, was said to be having fun creating a proper 'girlie' nursery in their Los Angeles mansion. "Victoria has been desperate for a baby daug...Full Story »

Arsene's heartfelt letter to unhappy Gunners supporter

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by The Sun

ALL IS REVEALED ... Arsene Wenger's letter ARSENE WENGER has opened his heart in a frank and honest letter to a disillusioned Gunners fan.Arsenal's boss took the time and trouble to reply to the supporter, who had written to the club complaining about a lack of big signings.Wenger patiently explains why he refuses to spend money recklessly, highlights the weaknessses that cost the club the Prem...Full Story »

Everton skipper Phil Neville: We're on the up

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk

ABOVE: Phil Neville reckons the strength of Everton’s academy system means glory is just around the corner. Phil Neville insists Everton are on an upward curve. And Phil Neville reckons that the strength of Everton’s academy system means the Goodison Park glory years are just around the corner. The skipper is disappointed about the failure of David Moyes’ side to gatec...Full Story »

Tottenham put David Bentley up for sale

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk

ABOVE: David Bentley can leave Tottenham this summer as boss Harry Redknapp looks to trim his squad. ATLETICO MADRID have shown an interest in David Bentley – but Fulham also want to end the winger’s Tottenham nightmare. David Bentley, 26, has been monitored by Atletico Madrid after failing to establish himself at Tottenham since his £15m move from Blackburn three years ago. ...Full Story »

Barca put pressure on Cesc to rebel against Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by The Sun

BARCELONA want Cesc Fabregas to go on strike next week to force a cut-price move from Arsenal.The Gunners face a nail-biting wait to see if their skipper turns up for the first day of pre-season training a week today.Barcelona have had a £27million bid turned down and are unlikely to meet Arsenal's £40m valuation.If Fabregas refuses to join up with his team-mates, it will put Arsenal...Full Story »

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