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Brazil legend Socrates admitted to hospital with gastrointestinal bleeding

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Former Brazil star Socrates has been admitted to hospital in his homeland with gastrointestinal bleeding. Lancenet reports that the ex-Corinthians man was taken ill on Friday night, and will now undergo tests in a bid for recovery. The 57-year-old is reported to have a digestive haemorrhage, and will be treated in the Intensive Care Unit of Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. Portal hypert...Full Story »

Manchester City's Roberto Mancini says no club can currently pay Carlos Tevez's value

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini knows that Carlos Tevez wants to leave Eastlands, but the Argentine won't go unless his transfer value is met. Right now, no club has been able to do that. Tevez's desire to seek a move away from Manchester this summer to be closer to his family has been well documented, with a prospective move to Corinthians falling through last month. Now, with the tra...Full Story »

Liverpool wins at Arsenal for 1st time in 11 years

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Liverpool won at Arsenal for the first time in 11 years on Saturday, the 2-0 Premier League victory coming from an own goal and Luis Suarez’s strike after the hosts had Emmanuel Frimpong sent off. Aaron Ramsey inadvertently gave Liverpool its opener in the 78th minute when Ignasi Miquel’s attempted clearance came off the midfielder’s chest and went into the n...Full Story »

Sunderland 0 : 1 Newcastle - Taylor steals it for Magpies

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by PA

Ryan Taylor wrote his name into Geordie folklore by firing Newcastle to a 1-0 derby victory at Sunderland. The full-back, who played for Steve Bruce at Wigan, curled home a superb 62nd-minute free-kick to win a hard-fought contest which the home side dominated for long periods, but failed to take their chances. Alan Pardew's men, who were denied at the death at the Stadium of Light last season...Full Story »

Arsenal 0 : 2 Liverpool - Reds pile more misery on Gunners

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by PA

Liverpool recorded their first away win over Arsenal since 2000 to heap more misery on the Gunners - who saw Emmanuel Frimpong sent off and lost injured centre-back Laurent Koscielny in a 2-0 defeat at Emirates Stadium. Samir Nasri impressed for the Gunners, despite being expected to join Manchester City, but Arsenal's luck was out after Aaron Ramsey's own goal and a last-minute strike from sub...Full Story »

Spain players to go on strike

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by Supersport.com

The opening weekend of the Spanish football season, scheduled to start on Saturday, has been postponed due to strike action by the players' union (AFE) after talks failed to reach an agreement, the football league (LFP) said on Friday. "Both parties have explained their positions and have agreed to continue with the conversations over the meetings already agreed, on Saturday at (0915 GMT) and...Full Story »

Spurs close in on Diarra

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by teamtalk.com

Diarra: Set to join Spurs Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to reports. It had been reported earlier this month that Spurs had made a move for Diarra - who wants to seal a switch back to England. The French international has already played for Arsenal, Chelsea and Portsmouth in the Premier League and now he looks set to join ...Full Story »

Fabregas not out to end Xavi - Midfielder ready to learn and thinks best years are ahead

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by skysports.com

Fabregas: No rivalry with Barcelona and Spain Xavi Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas insists he has not returned to Barcelona to send Xavi into retirement. After three years of transfer speculation, the Spain international this week finally secured a move back to the club he left in 2003 in order to head to England. Despite Arsenal's reluctance to sell, Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola was ...Full Story »

Spain hit by strike - Opening weekend fixtures postponed due to dispute with players

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by skysports.com

Strike action: The opening round of La Liga has been postponed because of dispute The opening round of the Primera Liga season has been postponed because of strike action by the players. The latest campaign in Spain was due to get under way on Saturday but authorities have been forced to shelve the schedule due to the ongoing dispute. Negotiations between the Spanish Football League (LFP) and...Full Story »

Rafael Van der Vaart: Spurs don't need Luka Modric to make top 4

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by The Sun

RAFAEL VAN DER VAART fears Luka Modric will quit Tottenham - but insists Spurs can challenge for the top four without him.With Chelsea preparing an improved £30million bid for the unsettled Modric, Monday's trip to Old Trafford could be the Croatian midfielder's last game in a Spurs shirt. Van der Vaart said: "There is a lot of speculation about Luka and we don't know when he is going to...Full Story »

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