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Porto star James Rodriguez dreams of Spain move

Posted Monday, August 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

Porto midfielder James Rodriguez has voiced his desire to leave his current club for La Liga at some point in his career. The Colombia international is seen as one of the brightest starlets in the game, and the 21-year-old would prefer a future transfer to Spain over a move to England. "I’m very aware that I’m still young and have a lot to learn, but I would eventually like to play...Full Story »

James: Hart the best keeper in the world

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by ESPN167 hits

David James revealed that Joe Hart has overtaken Gianluigi Buffon as his choice as the best goalkeeper in the world. Hart helped City win their first league title in 44 years last season with an excellent campaign in goal, keeping the most clean sheets in the division for the second season in the row and earning him a spot in the Premier League Team of the Season. The 25-year-old was also th...Full Story »

Rodriguez lifts US women to 2-1 win over Canada

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2012 by YAHOO Sport17 hits

SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Amy Rodriguez scored the winning goal in the 85th minute to lift the United States past Canada 2-1 in its final tune-up before the London Olympics. Rodriguez tapped Megan Rapinoe's cross to Abby Wambach, who overran it just outside the 6-yard box. Wambach turned away from the net, recovered and then back-heeled the ball toward the goal where it deflected off diving Canadian ...Full Story »

Rodriguez set to seal £7m Southampton switch

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 by hits

Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez is expected to snub Sunderland and Aston Villa and seal a switch to Southampton. The newly-promoted Saints have had a £7million bid accepted for the former England U-21 striker, who hit 21 goals in the Championship last season.Sunderland are also showing an interest and new Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is a long-time admirer of the 22-year-old.But talkSPORT...Full Story »

Official: Atletico Madrid sign Cristian Rodriguez from Porto

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Goal.com159 hits

Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of Cristian Rodriguez from Porto on their official website. The Uruguay international joins the Europa League champions on a free transfer as his contract with the Portuguese champions expires in June. Rodriguez joined Porto in 2008 after a season on loan at Benfica and played an important role in his first season at the Estadio do Dragao. But he w...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Getafe preview - Rodriguez wants Villarreal response

Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 by PA205 hits

Villarreal defender Gonzalo Rodriguez believes a three-point haul against Getafe would be the perfect way to exorcise the ghosts of last week's shock defeat to relegation rivals Real Zaragoza. Rock-bottom Zaragoza picked up only their fourth league win of the season after coming from behind to beat Villarreal 2-1 with two goals in the last five minutes. That result left 17th-placed Villarreal ...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Wigan Athletic: Late James McArthur winner settles vital relegation dogfight

Posted Sunday, February 12, 2012 by YAHOO Sport24 hits

Wigan secured only its fourth win of the season with a battling 2-1 victory over Bolton to close the gap at the bottom of the table. The visiting side dominated possession in a game that lacked a lot of quality but was full of hard work and determination. Gary Caldwell gave the Latics the lead in the 43rd minute as he rose above David Wheater to head past Adam Bogdan. The home side equalized th...Full Story »

Wolfsburg complete deal for Ricardo Rodriguez

Posted Saturday, January 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport92 hits

Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Swiss international Ricardo Rodriguez from Zurich in a deal reportedly worth around 7.5 million euros, the German club confirmed on Friday. "Ricardo is a big talent. With Zurich he made his name, he played a big role for them in the Europa League and was also selected to the national team," said Wolfsburg boss Felix Magath. "He is of international standa...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Napoli preview - Rodriguez warning for Napoli

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by PA125 hits

Villarreal captain Gonzalo Rodriguez has warned Napoli they will not be given an easy ride at El Madrigal stadium. The Spaniards are bottom of Champions League Group A and cannot even qualify for the consolation prize of the Europa League after failing to win a point in the competition so far. Napoli have fared much better and go into the final group match in second place, a point ahead of Man...Full Story »

Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool: Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly convert Craig Bellamy assists to send Kenny Dalglish’s side to semifinals

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport73 hits

Liverpool is through to the Carling Cup semifinals after beating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly were the scorers, while Craig Bellamy picked up both assists after an emotional start to the game. A minute's applause was held before the game to honor Wales manager Gary Speed after his tragic passing on Sunday. Welsh star Bellamy had been left out o...Full Story »

Nike closing in on St James' Park deal

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by hits

SPORTSWEAR giant Nike are hot favourites to sign a £10million-a-year deal with Mike Ashley to sponsor St James’ Park. And People Sport understands that the firm’s world-famous swoosh trademark could be adorning Newcastle United’s old stadium and the team’s shirts in time for Christmas as part of a potential five-year agreement. Other leading US companies have e...Full Story »

Joey Barton blasts Mike Ashley over St James’ Park name-change

Posted Friday, November 11, 2011 by The Sun64 hits

JOEY BARTON has blasted Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's stadium name change.Barton kick-started his Toon exit in August by rapping the billionaire on Twitter. And yesterday he slammed Ashley's decision to rename St James' Park the Sports Direct Arena. QPR skipper Barton said: "It will always be St James' Park to me. "Ashley and his subordinates, know the cost of everything but the value of not...Full Story »

James Milner: There’s more to come from Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by The Sun98 hits

ON THE UP ... James Milner JAMES MILNER insists Manchester City will get even better as the season goes on. Roberto Mancini's men have dropped only two points from their first nine games, scored 33 goals and have just dished out a 6-1 drubbing to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Midfielder Milner said: "It is about riding the wave. The confidence is there and it's about keeping this momen...Full Story »

James McFadden’s big fear

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by hits

Above: James McFadden feared his career was over before he rejoined Everton James McFadden feared his career was over before he rejoined Everton. The Scotland striker, nicknamed Faddy, played his first match in 13 months yesterday when he had 45 minutes for the Toffees reserves against Sunderland. The situation looked bleak at the end of last season when he broke down during rehabilitation fr...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Racing Santander preview - Rodriguez: We are in good shape

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA18 hits

Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez expects his team-mates to be fit and firing for the Primera Division clash with Racing Santander despite the interruption of the international break. Barca coach Pep Guardiola lost no fewer than 13 members of his first-team squad to the recent raft of friendlies and qualifiers for both Euro 2012 and the World Cup, with the club's Brazilian and Argentinian conti...Full Story »

James Beattie’s big return

Posted Sunday, September 04, 2011 by hits

Above: James Beattie will return to Sheffield United James Beattie is set to make a hero’s return to Sheffield United after being ditched by Rangers. James Beattie 33, is a free agent after his Ibrox contract was cancelled with a year to run. The hitman, who became an idol of Bramall Lane fans with 34 goals in 65 games for the Blades, is expected to open talks with the League One outfi...Full Story »

James Beattie touted for Newcastle or Everton move after Rangers exit

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2011 by hits

Veteran forward James Beattie could be set for a shock return to the Premier League, with former clubs Everton and Blackburn - as well as well as striker-shy Newcastle United - all alerted to his availability following his release by Rangers. Beattie, 33, was loaned out to Blackpool by the Scottish outfit last season and has now been declared surplus to requirements at Ibrox. Free agent: Jame...Full Story »

Valencia vs Levante preview - Rodriguez prepares for last hurrah

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA76 hits

Valencia midfielder Vicente Rodriguez is set to say goodbye to the club's fans as he plays his last home game for the club at the Mestalla in the Primera Division against his former team Levante. Vicente has spent 11 years at Valencia since signing from the club's city rivals in 2000 and has been part of some great sides down the years, winning two La Liga titles, a UEFA Cup, a European Supercu...Full Story »

Did the ref get it right at St James'?

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by hits

Referee Lee Probert made two big calls during Newcastle United's 0-0 draw with Manchester United - but did he get them right? Both teams felt they should have had a penalty during the match, with Newcastle believing Anderson brought down Peter Lovenkrands in the 58th minute. Then in stoppage time came the match's biggest talking point when Javier Hernandez was booked for diving in the box af...Full Story »

Manchester City are focusing on pushing for the title rather than criticism, says midfielder James Milner

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by theguardian.com88 hits

James Milner, the Manchester City midfielder, wants his team-mates to ignore the critics and concentrate on maintaining their Premier League title challenge. Getting better: James Milner feels Manchester City will continue to improve given time, after their influx of new signings during the summer Sunday’s 4-1 victory at Fulham was perhaps the best performance by City so far this season...Full Story »

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