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Former Birmingham owners bid for West Ham

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by AP

LONDON (AP)—Former Birmingham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold reportedly offered to buy troubled Premier League club West Ham for 50 million pounds ($81.5 million) on Monday. The Hammers are in the relegation zone after being hit last season by the bankruptcy of its Icelandic chairman and collapse of the company that sponsored its shirts. Gold has spoken publicly of wanting to ow...Full Story »

Bremen coach Schaaf to stay through 2012

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by AP

BREMEN, Germany (AP)—Long-serving Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf has extended his contract by a further two years until June 2012. Werder manager Klaus Allofs said Monday Schaaf has “proven over many years that he is a very important factor in our success with his ability to improve teams and players.” The 48-year-old has been Bremen coach since May 1999. The club won the ...Full Story »

Season over for Madrid's Pepe

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by UEFA.com

Pepe had played every minute of Madrid's UEFA Champions League campaign Real Madrid CF have suffered a severe blow in their quest for a tenth European Champion Clubs' Cup triumph with central defender Pepe set to miss the remainder of the season with a torn knee ligament. Operation requiredThe Portuguese international picked up the injury to his right knee shortly before half-time during his s...Full Story »

10-man Inter held to 1-1 draw at Atalanta

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP

ROME (AP)—Serie A leader Inter Milan was held to a 1-1 draw at regional rival Atalanta on Sunday after being reduced to 10 men, while city rival AC Milan lost 2-0 at home to Palermo. Simone Tiribocchi equalized for Atalanta in the 81st minute, beating Brazil defender Lucio not long after Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder picked up his second yellow card for a late tackle. Diego Milito had...Full Story »

Virginia wins NCAA College Cup

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by YAHOO Sport

Akron's Ben Speas (17) and Virginia's Jonathan Villanueva (10) battle during an NCAA men's College Cup championship soccer game in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. The game was tied at the end of regulation. Virginia won 3-2 on penalty kicks. Full Story »

Virginia tops Akron on PKs to win NCAA College Cup

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP

CARY, N.C. (AP)—There are pictures of each of Virginia’s national championship teams hanging in its locker room, and there’s about to be an addition to the wall. The Cavaliers beat Akron 3-2 on penalty kicks after a scoreless game to win the NCAA Men’s College Cup on Sunday. “Walking by it every single day and seeing those guys and how happy they were in those pic...Full Story »

Giggs wins BBC Sports Personality award for 2009

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP

SHEFFIELD, England (AP)—Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2009 on Sunday. Giggs, who has made a club record 821 appearances for United and won more trophies than any other player in English football, took the award ahead of Formula One world champion Jenson Button. Heptathlon world champion Jessica Ennis came third. “That was a...Full Story »

Barcelona, Real Madrid both win in Spain

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by AP

MADRID (AP)—Real Madrid edged Valencia 3-2 to stay with Spanish leader Barcelona, which marked its last domestic game of 2009 with a 1-0 win over crosstown rival Espanyol on Saturday. Ezequiel Garay headed Xabi Alonso’s long free kick sharply into goal in the 83rd minute for Madrid’s winner that came only three minutes after Joaquin Sanchez equalized for Valencia for the secon...Full Story »

Chelsea held by Everton, despite Didier Drogba's double

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by theguardian.com

  Louis Saha celebrates scoring Everton's third goal in the 63rd minute to earn a draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Full Story »

Marseille beats Boulogne 2-0 in French league

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by AP

PARIS (AP)—Marseille moved within three points of leader Bordeaux in the French league by beating Boulogne 2-0 on Saturday. Defender Gabriel Heinze scored for Marseille with a header in the 48th minute off a corner from Benoit Cheyrou, and six minutes later fullback Taye Taiwo converted a penalty kick after Lucho Gonzalez was fouled. “It was a tricky match. We knew it,” Cheyr...Full Story »

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