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Report says Suarez called Evra 'negro' 7 times

Posted Sunday, January 01, 2012 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

LONDON (AP)—Liverpool striker Luis Suarez called Manchester United’s Patrice Evra “negro” seven times during an on-field confrontation before giving unreliable evidence to a racism hearing that banned him for eight matches, according to the judgment. Suarez’s claim that the racial slur used in the Oct. 15 Premier League match at Anfield was lost in translation was ...Full Story »

Norwich City vs Fulham preview - Jol battles injuries ahead of `very important game'

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2011 by PA71 hits

Fulham will be without a host of key players for what manager Martin Jol believes could be a season-changing trip to Norwich on New Year's Eve. The Cottagers head to Carrow Road buoyed by their impressive 1-1 draw at west London rivals Chelsea on Boxing Day. Andy Johnson, Bobby Zamora and Damien Duff all missed the Stamford Bridge encounter and look set to miss out again against the Canaries. ...Full Story »

Report: Manchester City's Roberto Mancini to sign new three-year contract worth 15 million pounds

Posted Monday, December 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport160 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is close to agreeing terms on a new three-year contract worth 5 million pound a season, according to reports. The Daily Mirror claims representatives of the Italian boss have entered talks with the club over the new deal, which would make Mancini the highest paid manager in the Premier League. Mancini's current deal expires in the summer of 2013, and the...Full Story »

Report: Cristiano Doni admits fixing

Posted Monday, December 26, 2011 by ESPN177 hits

CREMONA, Italy -- Former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni reportedly said he bet on fixed soccer games in Serie B in Italy involving his club. He stressed that he agreed to go along with the scam because his team was not supposed to lose. Doni was among 16 people arrested across Italy on Monday in an investigation into match-fixing and illegal betting on games. After five days of solitary con...Full Story »

Bishop urges fans to suppport Blackburn manager

Posted Sunday, December 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Under-fire Steve Kean has received a Christmas message of support from the Bishop of Blackburn, who urged fans to get behind the manager as the club try to move off the bottom of the Premier League. The League Managers' Association (LMA) had already called for an end to mounting abuse of Kean which reached a crescendo following his side's 2-1 home loss to Bolton while the local newspaper public...Full Story »

Report: Soccer player admits to fixing in Italy

Posted Sunday, December 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

Former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni has reportedly acknowledged fixing Serie B soccer games in Italy involving his team and says his club knew nothing about it. Doni was among 16 people arrested across Italy on Monday in an investigation into match-fixing and illegal betting on games. After five days of solitary confinement, Doni was permitted to meet with his lawyer Friday and was then que...Full Story »

Reports: Ancelotti set to replace Kombouare at PSG

Posted Friday, December 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport104 hits

PARIS (AP)—Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly on the verge of taking over at big-spending French club Paris Saint-Germain. PSG is widely expected to part ways with Antoine Kombouare despite leading the French league going into the winter break, with French and Italian newspapers reporting Friday that Ancelotti is close to being hired as his replacement. PSG declined comment on t...Full Story »

Barcelona deny Neymar reports

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2011 by ESPN228 hits

Barcelona have refused to confirm or deny reports they have agreed a deal to sign Brazil striker Neymar from Santos. Reports in Spain said Barca had agreed a deal to pay 10million euros in advance in order to have the right to conclude a transfer for the 19-year-old before 2014, with Santos forced to pay financial penalties if they choose not to sell the player before that date. But at a pre...Full Story »

Report: Inter joins Chelsea in race for Universidad de Chile's Igor Lichnovsky

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by 116 hits

Promising youngster Igor Lichnovsky could be on his way out of Universidad de Chile in the January transfer window as Inter has shown an interest in signing the defender, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The Nerazzurri are desperate to add some reinforcements to their defense this winter, and they reportedly see the 17-year-old Lichnovsky as the perfect addition to their aging squad. Lichnovsk...Full Story »

Report: AC Milan eyes loan deal for Chelsea's Fernando Torres as alternative to Manchester City's Carlos Tevez

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport131 hits

AC Milan is exploring the possibility of signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres on a six-month loan deal in the event that it fails to recruit Carlos Tevez from Manchester City, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The Rossoneri are keen to boost their attacking options in the second half of the season because of the lengthy absence of Antonio Cassano due to health problems, and they have earmarke...Full Story »

Soldado nets double as Valencia win

Posted Monday, December 19, 2011 by Supersport.com173 hits

Valencia tightened their grip on third place in La Liga when Roberto Soldado struck twice in a 2-0 home win over Malaga as another Atletico Madrid defeat heaped pressure on coach Gregorio Manzano on Sunday. A day after Real Madrid moved three points clear of champions Barcelona at the top after 16 games, Soldado's 10th and 11th goals of the campaign put Valencia four behind Barca and four ahe...Full Story »

Valencia 2 - 0 Malaga - Soldado stars in Los Che success

Posted Sunday, December 18, 2011 by PA64 hits

Roberto Soldado's clinical brace lifted Valencia to a 2-0 victory over Malaga in the Primera Division. Soldado struck in either half as Unai Emery's side strengthened their grip on third place in the standings - and closed to within just four points of second-placed Barcelona after 16 games. Malaga's sixth defeat in 16 league games sees them miss the chance to climb to fifth in the standings h...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon 1 : 2 Espanyol - Garcia late show lifts Espanyol

Posted Saturday, December 17, 2011 by PA27 hits

Sergio Garcia scored the winner seven minutes from time as Espanyol took the points 2-1 against Sporting Gijon in a thoroughly entertaining match at El Molinon. The visitors were in front within the first two minutes as a quick counter-attack sent Thievy Bifouma clear and his shot was too good for Juan Pablo in the Sporting goal. Espanyol were well in control of the game but failed to build on...Full Story »

Valencia vs Malaga preview - No `old pals act' for Sanchez

Posted Sunday, December 18, 2011 by PA132 hits

Malaga winger Joaqumn Sanchez insists mixed feelings will give way to a thirst for victory when he returns to Valencia for the first time. Joaquin spent four years at the Mestalla before his #3.36million summer move to Malaga. "I still have great memories, friends, dressing room stories and a lot of sentiment from my time at Valencia," he said. "My return to the Mestalla with Malaga is one of...Full Story »

Lazio vs Udinese preview - Bizzarri calls for support from Lazio faithful

Posted Sunday, December 18, 2011 by PA52 hits

Lazio goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri has urged the club`s fans to throw their full support behind the team as they look to beat in-form Udinese on Sunday. With Federico Marchetti sidelined until the new year through injury, Bizzarri will play from the start and the Argentinian expects a busy day against the Friuli outfit. "Udinese have great players up front and it's going to be a difficult game,"...Full Story »

De Laurentiis drums up Napoli support for Chelsea trip

Posted Friday, December 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

ROME, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis called on Neapolitans to flock to London after the popular Serie A club were drawn against Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League on Friday. Napoli host the Premier League side at the San Paolo stadium on Feb. 14 or 15 before travelling to Stamford Bridge for the return leg in March. “Chelsea are a tough side but we&...Full Story »

Sporting Gijon vs Espanyol preview - Novo eyes more goals

Posted Saturday, December 17, 2011 by PA45 hits

Nacho Novo rediscovered the scoring touch last weekend as Sporting won 3-1 at Rayo Vallecano and he is hoping for a similar outcome in front of a boisterous home crowd for their final Primera Division game of 2011. The former Rangers striker has often played wide since moving to Gijon 18 months ago but put in his best performance of the season when restored to his preferred position through the...Full Story »

Holders Porto draw Manchester City in Europa League

Posted Friday, December 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

By Brian Homewood NYON, Switzerland, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Holders Porto will face Premier League leaders Manchester City while former European champions Ajax Amsterdam will meet Manchester United in two glittering Europa League Round-of-32 ties following Friday’s draw. All four teams were in the Champions League and dropped down to the Europa League and were, oddly, the first four teams ou...Full Story »

Portland Timbers sign Colombian striker Jose Adolfo Valencia as Designated Player

Posted Friday, December 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport73 hits

The Portland Timbers announced the signing of 19-year-old Colombian forward Jose Adolfo Valencia as a young Designated Player. Per league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Valencia joins from Colombian first-division club Independiente Santa Fe, and was also a standout for the Colombian U-20 national team in 2011, helping the squad to a quarterfinal appearance at the 2011 U-20 FIFA...Full Story »

Guardiola riled by Villa quit reports

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011 by ESPN117 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has dismissed Spanish media reports linking David Villa with a move away from the Nou Camp in the January transfer window. Sports newspaper Marca claimed oin Wednesday that the striker is ready to move on from Barca just 19 months into the four-year deal agreed following his 40million euro transfer from Valencia. The speculation over the Spain international's fu...Full Story »

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