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Barca aim to keep La Liga lead

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by ESPN75 hits

Racing Santander midfielder Pape Diop is optimistic his side can defy expectations and pick up points against Barcelona.Barca head into the match sitting top of the La Liga standings and having won their three home fixtures at the Nou Camp this season by a combined 18-0 scoreline, thrashing Osasuna 8-0 and Villarreal and Atletico Madrid 5-0 each.Racing coach Hector Cuper admitted on Wednesday ...Full Story »

Andre Villas-Boas backs Chelsea stadium move

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by The Sun90 hits

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has backed plans for Chelsea to move away from Stamford Bridge.Sections of the club's support oppose the idea of moving into a new 60,000 stadium away from their current home. But Chelsea boss Villas-Boas was confident chairman Bruce Buck and chief executive Ron Gourlay had supporters' best interests at heart. He said: "The most important thing for us it to position ourselv...Full Story »

Platini asks Europe to protect sport from mafias

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport52 hits

UEFA President Michel Platini has asked European Union sports ministers to help protect football from mafia influences and match-fixing. Platini says European football risks being “the victim, if not the slave, of online betting and organized crime.” He wants sports bodies to own the property rights of betting on their competitions. Match-fixing scandals have tarnished leagues in ...Full Story »

England striker Rooney gets three-match ban

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

England striker Wayne Rooney has been given a three-match international ban by UEFA for his sending-off against Montenegro last Friday, ruling him out of the group stage of Euro 2012. “The striker will now be suspended from playing in his country’s next three UEFA national competition matches for which he would be eligible,” European soccer’s governing body said in a sta...Full Story »

Harry Redknapp praises performances of new players at Tottenham

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has praised the effect that the club’s new signings Scott Parker, Emmanuel Adebayor and Brad Friedel have had on the team this season. Spurs currently lie sixth in the Premier League after six games and Redknapp believes the confidence boost given to the club by its new players is one of the reasons for the good start. "Scott (Parker) was a big signing, I ha...Full Story »

Fabio Cannavaro: Andrea Pirlo's transfer to Juventus has shifted the balance of power in Serie A

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport108 hits

Former Juventus star Fabio Cannavaro says Andrea Pirlo is the player capable of making the difference in the Serie A title race this season. "The transfer of Andrea Pirlo from AC Milan to Juventus shifted the balance in Serie A," Cannavaro told Tuttosport. The Turin giants lead Serie A having picked up 11 points from their opening five games, and Cannavaro believes that Juventus is capable of ...Full Story »

QPR boss Neil Warnock: Joey Barton is far more articulate and clever than people give him credit for

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock claims his new captain Joey Barton has raised the club's standard of training by "50 percent" since his arrival and says he does not get the credit he deserves. Warnock added that he thought Barton could forge a career in the media when he eventually finishes playing, describing him as "articulate and clever". "Training has improved 50 percent since he'...Full Story »

Morocco replaces Egypt as host for qualifiers

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

CAIRO (AP)—The Confederation of African Football says Morocco will replace Egypt as host for the continent’s Olympic football qualifying tournament after an upsurge in violence in Cairo. CAF says on Thursday the cities of Marrakech and Tangiers will be the main venues for the eight-team under-23 competition. Additional stadiums are available in Rabat and Fes. Africa’s footbal...Full Story »

Cuper lauds 'ground-breaking' Barca

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by ESPN76 hits

Racing Santander coach Hector Cuper hailed Barcelona as the closest thing to footballing perfection ahead of his side's visit to the Nou Camp this weekend. Barca have swept all before them in recent years, winning 12 trophies since Pep Guardiola took charge in 2008 including three successive La Liga crowns and two Champions League titles, and they have started this season in similarly ominous...Full Story »

Jeff Whitley: I had class A drugs

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by The Sun125 hits

JEFF WHITLEY has opened up about the cocaine addiction which ruined the latter years of his career.The former midfielder was sent home from Northern Ireland duty in 2005 after breaking a curfew to go drinking with team-mate Phil Mulryne. But Whitley, 32, revealed he began to use class A drugs during his stint at Cardiff between 2005 and 2008. The ex-Manchester City trainee, now sober with th...Full Story »

Ryan Giggs’ wife Stacey in street scrap with his mistress Natasha - 'You slag'...insult kicks off slanging match of the day

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by The Sun1356 hits

RYAN Giggs' wife Stacey tore into his ex-lover after bumping into her in the street.The Man United star also laid into sister-in-law Natasha during the slanging match near Manchester. Giggs, 37, and Stacey came face-to-face with her in the street outside a restaurant. They marched over to Natasha, sitting in her parked car, and launched into her for spilling the beans on her eight-year fli...Full Story »

Santos' Ganso unfazed by AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain links

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Santos playmaker Ganso has said he is not paying attention to reports about a move to Europe, and is hoping to sign a new deal in the near future. "I thought it was best to leave that subject to a later date," he told Globoesporte. "I am only focused on playing well again at Santos. That is the only thing I am thinking about. The Brazil international has been associated with a move away from S...Full Story »

Galliani plays down Ibra and Cassano problems

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has played down the problems affecting star forward pair Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Cassano. Sweden's Ibrahimovic said last week he had lost some of his enthusiasm for the game while Cassano claimed on Tuesday he's fed up with criticism and wants to retire in three years. But Galliani insists both players are happy at Milan and says he has no conce...Full Story »

AC Milan's Robinho: I never thought I would be out for this long

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

AC Milan attacker Robinho has admitted he is eager to return to action as quickly as possible after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The Brazil international has not featured for the club since sustaining a muscle problem in the build-up to the Champions League game against Barcelona a month ago. Italian sources have suggested that Robinho is in line to make a return for the team in Saturday'...Full Story »

Former City player Whitley talks about battle with drugs

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport22 hits

Former Manchester City and Northern Ireland international Jeff Whitley has spoken out about his addiction to alcohol and drugs. The 32-year-old, who is now clean, talked about his battle with drinking and recreational drugs which blighted the latter years of his career in an interview with BBC Radio Manchester due to be broadcast Thursday. "I'd been on humongous benders. It wasn't just alcohol...Full Story »

Udinese refute selling talk - Serie A supremo insists club are not planning January departures

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by skysports.com102 hits

Alexis Sanchez: Other players will not be following Chile star out of Udinese door Udinese supremo Gianpaolo Pozzo has rubbished rumours the club could be selling more players in the January transfer window. Star forward Alexis Sanchez left for Barcelona in the summer transfer window after the Chile international helped the club qualify for the UEFA Champions League. There has since been spec...Full Story »

Fabio Capello gets England in Pole positon

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by The Sun83 hits

ENGLAND will be based in Poland for the Euro 2012 finals next summer.Fabio Capello's team qualified on Friday for the tournament, which will be co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine, with a 2-2 draw in Montenegro. Club England managing director Adrian Bevington revealed: "We will be in Poland. "We're not far away from confirming the location but out of respect to all the people we've been dealing ...Full Story »

"Suarez can expose Man United flaws"

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by ESPN242 hits

Liverpool legend John Alridge believes Luis Suarez is the perfect man to cut open Manchester United's defence this Saturday. United travel to Anfield this weekend for one of the most highly-anticipated fixtures of the Barclays Premier League calendar in good form, having claimed six wins and a draw in their opening seven matches. Liverpool have also started the season fairly well, and are cu...Full Story »

Cassano at the double as Italy down Northern Ireland

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

Italy completed an unbeaten Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland to top Group C in Irish coach Nigel Worthington last game in charge on Tuesday. The four-times world champions, who qualified for the finals in Poland and Ukraine last month with two matches to spare, went ahead midway through the first half when Antonio Cassano volleyed Daniele De Rossi’s clipp...Full Story »

Slovenia beat Serbia to send Estonia into playoffs

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

 Slovenia beat Serbia 1-0 in their final Euro 2012 Group C qualifier on Tuesday to deny the visitors a place in the two-legged playoffs, which instead goes to Estonia, for the first time in the Baltic nation’s history. The result left Serbia, who missed a penalty in the match, third in the group on 15 points, one behind Estonia who finished their campaign on Friday with a 2-1 win in ...Full Story »

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