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Sevilla begins Copa del Rey defense with big win

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

MADRID (AP)—Alvaro Negredo scored twice as Sevilla began its Copa del Rey defense with a 4-0 first-leg victory at Real Irun on Wednesday. Negredo showed great control to slot the first home just before halftime. Yuri Bercheche was red carded for blocking Negredo’s chip in the 50th minute and, although Negredo missed the penalty, he volleyed Jose Carlos Fernandez’s free kick h...Full Story »

Argentine league may call off weekend games

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—The Argentine Football Association is considering postponing this weekend’s matches following the death Wednesday of former president Nestor Kirchner. AFA president Julio Grondona, speaking in a radio interview from Zurich, said games could be suspended. AFA officials were to meet later Wednesday to make a decision about the weekend schedule. Kirchner, ...Full Story »

Leaders Mainz dumped out of cup by minnows Aachen

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - Bundesliga leaders Mainz crashed out of the German Cup on Tuesday night when they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at second division Alemannia Aachen in their second-round tie. Thomas Tuchel's Mainz have been a surprise package in the Bundesliga and enjoy a two-point lead after nine league games, but they suffered only their second defeat of the season at the hands of Aachen. Goals ...Full Story »

Mainz upset by Alemannia Aachen in German Cup

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Second-division Alemannia Aachen upset Bundesliga leader Mainz 2-1 in the second round of the German Cup on Wednesday. Former Mainz player Benjamin Auer put Aachen ahead after 26 minutes and Marco Hoeger doubled the lead in the 60th before Adam Szalai pulled one back for Mainz. Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel was sent off late in the game for arguing with the referee. &...Full Story »

Spartak inflict Zenit's first defeat

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg were beaten for the first time this season on Wednesday in a 1-0 reverse at the hands of nine-time champions Spartak Moscow. Despite the defeat Zenit remain top of the table with 57 points from 24 matches, six points ahead of defending champions Rubin Kazan, who have also played a game more. CSKA Moscow, who drew 0-0 with city rivals Dy...Full Story »

Diego Maradona: I Am Glad That Paul The Psychic Octopus Is Dead

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Former Argentina coach Diego Maradona has shed no tears over the death of Paul the 'psychic' octopus. Paul gained worldwide fame during the 2010 World Cup finals in which he correctly predicted the winner of Germany's seven matches in South Africa and was also correct in his prediction of the final between Spain and Netherlands. Germany defeated Argentina 4-0 in the quarter-finals, which effec...Full Story »

Santa Cruz clarifies Tevez comments

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Teamtalk.com

Tevez: Misses his family in Argentina Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz insists there is no rift between Carlos Tevez and Roberto Mancini amid the Argentine's home sickness. Santa Cruz was quoted as saying that Tevez is not enjoying life at Eastlands and that he is missing his family back home. This has added fuel to the speculation that Tevez is frustrated Mancini but Sa...Full Story »

Klose suffers more thigh muscle misery

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany striker Miroslav Klose's bid to get over a torn thigh muscle injury stalled Wednesday after the Bayern Munich forward broke down again with the injury in training. Klose, 32, tore the thigh muscle in the 3-0 win over Kazakhstan in a Euro 2012 qualifier earlier this month. He had scored the game's opening goal to take his Germany goals tally to 58 from 105 appearances. Th...Full Story »

Anton Ferdinand gets six-month driving ban

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand was banned from driving for six months on Wednesday after being convicted of using a mobile phone while at the wheel of his car in July. The 25-year-old—brother of England captain Rio Ferdinand—spoke only to confirm his name and address during a brief hearing before Newcastle magistrates. Ferdinand was banned because he already had...Full Story »

More talks scheduled to avoid Serie A strike

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AP)—The Italian players association and Serie A officials have been summoned to a decisive negotiating session Tuesday to avoid a strike. Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete sent letters to notify the parties Wednesday, saying that the talks will proceed until a settlement is reached or the federation will nominate a special commissioner to handle the issue. Inter...Full Story »

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