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Ballack assails Loew, refuses farewell game

Posted Saturday, June 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport120 hits

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Former Germany captain Michael Ballack says he is so disappointed with being ousted from the national team that he will not accept a farewell match. Germany coach Joachim Loew said Thursday there was no Germany future for the 34-year-old Ballack and that he was under the impression that the player understood his position. Ballack used a statement from his lawyer t...Full Story »

Agent: Malaga has made a bid for Inter's Lucio

Posted Saturday, June 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

Cash-rich La Liga side Malaga has made a bid for Inter defender Lucio, according to his agent Sandro Becker, who left the door open to a move away from the Giuseppe Meazza for the 33-year old.Malaga is eyeing the Brazilian international as its next summer signing, having already enticed Dutch duo Joris Mathijsen and Ruud van Nistelrooy to the club from Hamburg, as well as clinching the signing o...Full Story »

Newcastle target Blaise Matuidi flattered by Premier League interest but St Etienne claims no offer has been made

Posted Saturday, June 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport71 hits

St Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi has admitted that he is flattered by the interest being shown in him by Newcastle and that he wants to one day play in England.The 24-year-old, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool, has represented his country three times this year, has a 13.2 million pound release clause and his club have released a statement saying that there has been no appr...Full Story »

Agent: Villarreal rejected Barcelona's offer for Giuseppe Rossi

Posted Saturday, June 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport109 hits

Barcelona has had its offer for striker Giuseppe Rossi rejected by Villarreal, the player's agent Andrea Pastorello has revealed.The Catalan club has been linked with the Italian ace for several weeks now, but Villarreal is determined not to sell its prized asset on the cheap.Pastorello, who represents Rossi, has indicated he was unaware of the terms offered by Barcelona, but guaranteed it did n...Full Story »

Albania without top players for Argentina friendly

Posted Friday, June 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport86 hits

TIRANA, Albania (AP)—Albania coach Josip Kuze will take an under-strength side for an international friendly Monday against Argentina. Monday’s match is Argentina’s last warm-up ahead of the Copa America, which it will host from July 1.  The official ball of the Copa … Getty Images - Jun 10, 12:24 pm EDT World Soccer Gallery Kuze had only 13 regular national play...Full Story »

McLeish appointed Aston Villa manager

Posted Friday, June 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Alex McLeish vowed to win over Aston Villa's supporters on Friday after being confirmed as the Premier League club's new manager following days of angry protests by fans. Villa confirmed in a statement they had appointed McLeish with immediate effect just five days after the 52-year-old Scot resigned from bitter local rivals Birmingham City, who were relegated last month. "I kno...Full Story »

Fifa's João Havelange faces IOC inquiry into £610,000 bung allegation

Posted Friday, June 17, 2011 by theguardian.com47 hits

The former Fifa president Joao Havelange, left, and his successor Sepp Blatter, right, with President Chirac at France 1998 World Cup final. Fifa has suffered a fresh blow after the International Olympic Committee began an investigation into one of its highest officials over a BBC Panorama programme's allegations that he took bribes. João Havelange, the honorary president of football's w...Full Story »

Report: LA Galaxy to make ambitious bid for Roma's Francesco Totti

Posted Friday, June 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport116 hits

The Los Angeles Galaxy are reportedly ready to make a sensational bid to sign Roma forward Francesco Totti.Bruce Arena's side have started the 2011 MLS season well, and are currently top of the Western Conference, winning eight of their first 17 games.The wealthy American outfit already boast David Beckham in their ranks, and may try to add another marquee name to their squad.La Gazzetta dello S...Full Story »

Inter's Samuel Eto'o contemplating move to Premier League

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport162 hits

Inter attacker Samuel Eto'o has somewhat surprisingly revealed that he could leave the world champions for a move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window.Eto'o claimed that he would not leave the Giuseppe Meazza shortly after his side's Coppa Italia triumph back in May, but the Cameroon international appears to be having second thoughts as he considers a move to England."I am current...Full Story »

Milan hold on to Thiago, no Kaka return

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Supersport.com118 hits

Italian champions AC Milan have quelled speculation that Thiago Silva could be moving to Barcelona and also ruled out the possible return of Kaka from Real Madrid. The ANSA news agency on Wednesday quoted club vice president Adriano Galliani as saying that "certainly Thiago Silva will not leave Milan." The 26-year-old Brazilian defender, who is with the Devils since January 2009, had said ea...Full Story »

We’ll follow Kevin Nolan, says Newcastle's Joey Barton

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by hits

JOEY BARTON has warned of a mass exodus at Newcastle in the wake of Kevin Nolan’s imminent sale to West Ham. Joey Barton was furious when he heard of Kevin Nolan’s departure while on the way to the Ascot race meeting. And he was quickly on to Twitter to reveal that Nolan will be only the first of the big-name departures as Newcastle’s team is ripped apart. Barton predicted ...Full Story »

Crouch is no pushover for Clancy

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by The Sun1184 hits

Barge pole ... Peter gets a push from Abbey ABBEY CLANCY looks shove-ly as she gives boyfriend PETER CROUCH a playful push.The blonde model comes close to tipping her beanpole beau off his sun lounger as the pair frolic on holiday.The new mum, 25, and her footie ace fiancé are taking a break on the swanky Italian island of Sardinia alongside their daughter SOPHIA RUBY.The tot weighed a h...Full Story »

Rooney lets hair down at Glasto - Striker intent on bender

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by The Sun462 hits

WAYNE ROONEY is used to playing on the finest grass pitches in the world.But the England star will be up to his eyes in mud next week - he's snapped up tickets for Glastonbury.His younger brother Graeme let the cat out of the bag by revealing on Twitter the pair were heading to Worthy Farm for a booze-up.The Man United striker had hoped to head to the festival on the quiet.But Graeme tweeted...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson plans to snatch Charlie Adam

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Alex Ferguson is plotting a sensational £12m bid for Charlie Adam Sir Alex Ferguson is plotting a sensational £12m bid to hijack Charlie Adam’s move to rivals Liverpool. Blackpool admitted Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has opened talks over Charlie Adam. A £7m bid was  rejected by the Seasiders in January but the Anfield club have gone back in for the Scotlan...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand & Wayne Rooney would all start for Barcelona, claims Everton youngster Jack Rodwell

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport99 hits

Jack Rodwell believes that five England players are good enough to get into the Barcelona side.Rodwell was responding to criticisms about England Under-21’s performance against its Spanish counterparts last Sunday, where it snatched a point with a late equalizer in a game in which it was dominated for large periods.Speaking to reporters ahead of the match against Ukraine, the Everton midfi...Full Story »

Chicago Fire sell forward Gaston Puerari to Mexican side Club Atlas

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

The Chicago Fire have agreed on a transfer fee with Club Atlas for the transfer of Uruguayan forward Gaston Puerari. The 25-year-old striker will join the Primera Division Mexico side immediately. Per team and MLS policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  “Club Atlas was very keen on Gaston and we made the decision to accept the offer based on the best interest of building our cl...Full Story »

Malaysia charges Singaporean with match-fixing

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia charged a Singaporean on Wednesday with match-fixing, the second such case in connection with a national football tournament. Malaysia's anti-graft body said in a statement that bookie R.K. Rajendran was charged with bribery totalling more than 24,000 ringgit ($8,000) to fix two matches last year. Rajendran pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a maximum ...Full Story »

Alan Shearer not taking over as Cardiff coach

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Former England captain Alan Shearer will not take over as coach of Championship club Cardiff City after "unsuccessful" talks. The ex-Newcastle boss was one of the candidates considered for the vacant post, but announced in a statement he would not be taking up the role. "I can confirm that I was one of the candidates that the club spoke to about the vacant manager's position at Cardiff City,...Full Story »

M'Vila committed to Rennes - Star rules out move abroad

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by skysports.com98 hits

M'Vila: Ruled out Rennes departure French international Yann M'Vila has committed his future to Rennes, ending speculation of a big-money move to England or Spain. The 20-year-old has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 outfit since signing for the club in 2009 and even forced his way into the French international set-up at the start of last season. Real Madrid and Liverpool have been linked wi...Full Story »

Malaga set to buy Osasuna's Monreal

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by Supersport.com83 hits

Malaga have agreed to sign Spain defender Nacho Monreal from La Liga rivals Osasuna. The deal for the 25-year-old left back is set to be completed on Wednesday if he passes a medical, the club said on their website on Tuesday. Monreal, who has been capped four times by the world champions, came up through the youth ranks at Osasuna. Local media reported he was moving for a fee of around six ...Full Story »

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