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Arsenal defender Gibbs suffers ligament damage

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs was on Thursday ruled out for several weeks after suffering knee ligament damage in his side's League Cup win against Newcastle. Gibbs sustained a medial ligament injury after 18 minutes of the Gunners' 4-0 victory at St James' Park on Wednesday. The 21-year-old left-back will have a scan on Friday to check the extent of the problem, but Arsenal man...Full Story »

Palmeiras coach Scolari calls reporters ‘clowns’

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AP)—The French soccer federation is hosting a two-day forum to explore modernizing the game’s infrastructure and economy. France’s image took a hit when players staged a strike at practice during the World Cup in South Africa. That was followed by a first-round exit under former coach Raymond Domenech. The French Football Federation calls this an opportunity “to ...Full Story »

French soccer hosts forum on improving game

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AP)—The French soccer federation is hosting a two-day forum to explore modernizing the game’s infrastructure and economy. France’s image took a hit when players staged a strike at practice during the World Cup in South Africa. That was followed by a first-round exit under former coach Raymond Domenech. The French Football Federation calls this an opportunity “to ...Full Story »

Milan's Robinho Ready To Rumble Juventus

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Robinho has armed himself for battle as Milan are on guard for the visit of Juventus in Saturday night's big game showdown. He is expected to start ahead of Ronaldinho, who still hasn't shaken off a muscular problem he suffered in training last week. Robinho is now ready to capture the points with a crushing contribution. "My team-mates have told me that it's the most important game of the se...Full Story »

Report: Liverpool Ready To Break The Bank For Benfica's Oscar Cardozo

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Paraguayan goal machine Oscar Cardozo could make a big-money transfer window move to England, after reports that Liverpool coach Roy Hodgson is willing to break the bank to partner Fernando Torres with 'Tacuara'. Ultima Hora reports that the struggling English outfit are watching the Benfica striker closely, and could be prepared to pay up to €25 million to bring the 27-year-old in. Card...Full Story »

Aston Villa Boss Gerard Houllier Hopeful Stilian Petrov Will Not Require Surgery

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier is hopeful Stilian Petrov will not need surgery to overcome his knee problem. The Frenchman is hopeful his captain will be back within two months from the lateral knee ligament injury suffered against Sunderland on Saturday. But Houllier knows it may be two months before the central midfielder is back in action if he has to have an operation. Houllier said:...Full Story »

A Video Guide To The 2010 Ballon d'Or Shortlist (Part 3)

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

In honour of FIFA’s Ballon d’Or announcement on Tuesday we have put together a video guide to the 23 nominations put forward by football’s world governing body. Part one can be seen here, part two here, while we now finish off with part three. Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast). Arguably the best striker on the planet excelled for Chelsea last season with an amazing return of 32 goal...Full Story »

PSV, Ajax, Twente all win in Dutch league

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

AMSTERDAM (AP)—PSV Eindhoven outplayed Vitesse Arnhem 2-0 to extend its unbeaten run to 11 games and maintain top spot in the Dutch league. Balazs Dzsudzsak converted a penalty and set up Jonathan Reis for the other. Also Wednesday, Mounir El Hamdaoui scored twice in Ajax’s 3-1 win over SC Heerenveen. Captain Luis Suarez fed El Hamdaoui for the 11th minute opener before Bas Dost&...Full Story »

Rangers, Celtic reach League Cup semifinals

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—Rangers and Celtic reached the semifinals of Scotland’s League Cup on Wednesday. A double from Anthony Stokes and Niall McGinn’s goal put Celtic 3-0 up inside 13 minutes before it resisted a St. Johnstone fightback to win 3-2. Sam Parkin reduced the deficit before the break and Murray Davidson headed in the second in the 54th minute. It was an easier...Full Story »

Arsenal routs Newcastle 4-0 in League Cup

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Theo Walcott’s double helped Arsenal rout Newcastle 4-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the League Cup. Arsenal went ahead through Newcastle ‘keeper Tim Krul’s 45th-minute own goal and Walcott netted his first at the start of the second half. AP - Oct 3, 11:05 am EDT 1 of 6 World Soccer Gallery Nicklas Bendtner scored in the 83rd minute before Wal...Full Story »

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