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Villa play down Boyd reports

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA6 hits

Aston Villa have distanced themselves from reports that they are close to signing Rangers striker Kris Boyd.It has been claimed Boyd, 26, has spoken to Villa about signing a pre-contract with Martin O'Neill's side but Villa sources told Press Association Sport on Thursday that no deal was imminent.Rangers' top scorer, who is currently injured, has been offered a new contract with the Clydesdale ...Full Story »

Sporting director quits after reported fracas

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010 by AP30 hits

LISBON, Portugal (AP)—Sporting Lisbon’s director of football quit Thursday after reportedly exchanging blows with striker Liedson in a changing room after a match. Sporting said in a statement that it had accepted the resignation of Ricardo Sa Pinto, a former Portuguese international who was suspended for 12 months in 1997 for attacking then-Portugal coach Artur Jorge. Sa Pinto had ...Full Story »

Portsmouth face oblivion after winding-up appeal fails

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by theguardian.com23 hits

Portsmouth could be facing liquidation within three weeks after yesterday's high court ruling. Portsmouth moved a major step closer to becoming the first Premier League club to enter administration after the high court threw out their challenge against a winding-up petition which was served by Her Majesty's Revenue and ­Customs before Christmas. It means that within three weeks the 112-ye...Full Story »

Portsmouth match off

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA7 hits

Portsmouth's Barclays Premier League match against Birmingham has become the highest-profile casualty on another day of weather-enforced postponements.The pitch at Fratton Park failed a 10am inspection due to waterlogging.Last week the cold snap caused a huge list of postponements due to frozen pitches, but the resulting thaw is now causing problems with wet playing surfaces.Three League Two mat...Full Story »

Portsmouth player blasts 'complete mismanagement' under Ali al-Faraj

Posted Friday, January 08, 2010 by theguardian.com28 hits

A senior player said the situation at Portsmouth was 'a farce'. A senior Portsmouth player has blasted the regime of the club's owner, Ali al-Faraj, accusing it of "complete mismanagement across the board" and demanding that the squad be told the "truth" regarding the direction of the club. Portsmouth paid the players their delayed December wages today. The player, speaking on condition of an...Full Story »

Birmingham City sign Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel

Posted Friday, January 08, 2010 by BBC.com28 hits

Birmingham City have signed playmaker Michel from Sporting Gijon for £3m. The deal is subject to the 24-year-old midfielder, who Birmingham boss Alex McLeish tried to sign in the summer, passing a medical. Michel is due to say his goodbyes to Sporting on Friday before departing for England to undergo his medical. The Spaniard, who will be McLeish's first signing of the transfer window,...Full Story »

PFA blasts Portsmouth after failure to pay players again

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2010 by theguardian.com5 hits

There has been little to smile about at Fratton Park this season. Photograph: PA Portsmouth have been accused of threatening the "integrity" of football and the Premier League as the club missed a second, self-imposed deadline to pay the squad their December wages. Nick Cusack, the senior executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, was outspoken over the club's inability to come up...Full Story »

Portsmouth face freefall fears as club enters uncertain transfer window

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by theguardian.com13 hits

David James is one of the likely departures from Fratton Park this transfer window, with a move to Tottenham on the cards. Concern is growing on the south coast that Avram Grant will be unable to strengthen a threadbare Portsmouth squad as he seeks to save the club, four points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League, from relegation. Portsmouth do not expect to be able to deal in the trans...Full Story »

Sport expectations: Ten reasons to look forward to 2010

Posted Friday, January 01, 2010 by The Independent52 hits

South Africa World Cup (11 June - 11 July) Forget the Olympics and certainly dismiss the Super Bowl. This is the Greatest Show on Earth. The World Cup in South Africa is set to consume the sporting year. It's already filling the back pages and as the opening ceremony comes around expect in-depth analysis on the England hotel, what hairstyle David Beckham will be sporting and minute-by-min...Full Story »

PFA chief to meet Portsmouth hierachy over non-payment of players' wages

Posted Friday, January 01, 2010 by BBC.com35 hits

The PFA chief executive is set for a series of meetings at crisis club Portsmouth. The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, Nick Cusack, will meet Portsmouth officials on Monday for talks about the state of the club's finances, after yesterday's disclosure that players' wages had not been paid on time for a third month this season. Portsmouth said that they expected the...Full Story »

Half-time report: lessons from around Europe

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by The Independent19 hits

Ronaldo fitness holds key Off the pitch Real Madrid's signing of Cristiano Ronaldo is already paying off with Adidas set to double their €30m annual sponsorship of the club and extending the current deal, which was due to end in 2012 to 2014. On the field his importance was underlined when, after an unbeaten run of seven games at the start of the season with him in the side, they lost ...Full Story »

Talent 2010: The sportsman, Jack Wilshere

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by The Independent43 hits

Not the least remarkable fact about Jack Wilshere is that his first name is not Jacques or Juan. This is because the 17-year-old is not only a rare English football talent but is also seen as potentially a vital force in the future of Arsenal, the club who frequently send out a team minus a single native-born player. Club manager Arsène Wenger has already displayed extreme enthusiasm for...Full Story »

Special Report: Messi leads Barca to Rome glory

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by UEFA.com450 hits

Lionel Messi's was the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League's top scorer FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United FC(Eto'o 10, Messi 70)Stadio Olimpico, Rome The talk before the final was of a final showdown between Europe's two great young attacking talents, FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Manchester United FC's Cristiano Ronaldo. However, it was to be something of a no-contest, with the English side's d...Full Story »

Saviola scores as Benfica beats Porto 1-0

Posted Monday, December 21, 2009 by AP15 hits

LISBON, Portugal (AP)—Javier Saviola scored as Benfica beat Porto 1-0 in the Portuguese “classico” on Sunday, taking the Lisbon team to a share of the lead in the league standings. The Argentine striker dribbled past defender Bruno Alves to score in the 23rd minute. The win gives Benfica 33 points, the same as Braga and four more than traditional rival Porto, which is third. ...Full Story »

Rafael Benítez: 'Perfect' referee cost Liverpool victory at Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2009 by theguardian.com36 hits

Rafael Benitez argues with the fourth official and Lee Mason prior to Javier Mascherano's sending off. Are you worried about your job, Rafael Benítez? With a section of the Liverpool away fans joining in the Fratton chants of, "You're getting sacked in the morning," after their embarrassing defeat, he probably should be. Immediately after the game the Liverpool manager, who only last wee...Full Story »

Valencia, Anderlecht reach Europa League 2nd round

Posted Friday, December 18, 2009 by YAHOO Sport27 hits

David Villa missed a penalty kick and then scored in the final minute, giving Valencia a 2-1 victory at Genoa on Thursday night and a berth in the second round of the new Europa League. Anderlecht. Lille and Twente also advanced and completed the 32-club field for the next round, which includes eight teams knocked out of the Champions League: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Liverpool, Marseille, Rub...Full Story »

Giggs wins BBC Sports Personality award for 2009

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP44 hits

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 »

Real Madrid battles to win in Valencia

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by chinaview.cn65 hits

MADRID, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Two goals from Gonzalo Higuain and a header from substitute Eziquiel Garay gave Real Madrid a hard-fought win in Valencia's Mestalla Stadium.     Real Madrid's triumph has all the more value as it was achieved without either of their summer signings Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka. Ronaldo was suspended, while Kaka is struggling with a groin injury. Real ...Full Story »

Porto eyeing quick qualification

Posted Tuesday, November 03, 2009 by PA6 hits

Porto midfielder Raul Meireles has revealed the Portuguese champions are in a hurry to book their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.Jesualdo Ferreira's side can seal their berth in the last 16 with two games to spare should they defeat APOEL in Cyprus and Atletico Madrid fail to beat Chelsea in Tuesday's Group D encounters.The odds are certainly stacked in Porto's favour, with...Full Story »

Portsmouth must cope without cup-tied stars

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 by PA18 hits

Portsmouth will be without cup-tied quartet Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jamie O'Hara, Mike Williamson and Tommy Smith for their Carling Cup fourth-round clash with Stoke.However midfielder Michael Brown returns from suspension after sitting out the Hull draw following a red card against Tottenham on October 17.Hermann Hreidarsson is still recovering from a foot tendon injury, while Papa Bouba Diop and...Full Story »

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