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Executive: Foreign EPL owners want no relegation

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

LONDON (AP)—Some of the Premier League’s foreign owners want to abolish the relegation and promotion system, a senior English football executive said Monday. With half of the Premier League’s 20 clubs under foreign ownership, League Managers’ Association chief executive Richard Bevan said many are keen on emulating the American system, where major leagues like the NFL, N...Full Story »

Morocco replaces Egypt as host for qualifiers

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 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 »

Pioli replaces Bisoli at Bologna

Posted Wednesday, October 05, 2011 by Supersport.com36 hits

Struggling Serie A club Bologna appointed Stefano Pioli as their new coach Tuesday after sacking Pierpaolo Bisoli. Pioli, whose short reign as coach of Palermo ended last month before a Serie A ball had been kicked, inherits a side bottom of the league with one point from five matches. "Stefano Pioli is from today the new coach of Bologna," the club said in a statement on their website ...Full Story »

Rooney Rule advocate wants same for the EPL

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

The English Premier League is considering a proposal to implement its very own “Rooney Rule” – and it has absolutely nothing to do with Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney. Civil rights lawyer Cyrus Mehri, a driving force behind the National Football League’s regulation that enforces coaching and front-office opportunities for minority candidates, has launched a campa...Full Story »

West Brom, Blackburn earn 1st points in EPL

Posted Monday, September 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport11 hits

LONDON (AP)—West Bromwich Albion grabbed its first points of the season with a 1-0 victory over promoted Norwich, while Blackburn also got off the mark in the Premier League at the fourth time of asking by holding Fulham to a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie pounced on a defensive error to clip home a third-minute winner at Carrow Road for West Brom, which ended a run ...Full Story »

Depleted Turkey can move closer to Euro 2012

Posted Monday, September 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport22 hits

By Brian Homewood Sept 4 (Reuters) - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is unlikely to have to worry about his team’s defensive problems as they try to clinch their Euro 2012 place at home to Liechtenstein on Tuesday. Italy can also book their slot in Poland and Ukraine next year with a home win over Slovenia in the latest round of matches in the marathon and largely predictable qualifying c...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Wolves preview - McLeish seeks replacement for Young

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA52 hits

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is looking to bring in a quickfire replacement for QPR-bound Luke Young but has ruled out a move for the midfield duo of Scott Parker and Darron Gibson. Villa have accepted an undisclosed offer from Rangers for former England international Young, who is holding talks with Rangers. McLeish, whose side entertain Wolves on Saturday, has to adopt a 'sell to buy' po...Full Story »

EPL players told to set better example after riots

Posted Friday, August 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport11 hits

With the Premier League season starting against the backdrop of civil unrest in England, soccer authorities are urging players to set a better example for youngsters. A crackdown on bad behavior on the field was launched Thursday, including an attempt to eradicate unacceptable criticism and abuse of referees by players and managers. English Football Association chairman David Bernstein sees th...Full Story »

Keane backs Man Utd for EPL title

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes his old club will romp to the Premier League title as their rivals fall by the wayside, it was reported Wednesday. The outspoken Irish midfielder said United were firm favourites to retain the Premier League crown and dismissed the chances of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. "Even Sir Alex Ferguson said the other day the league's getting tougher. But ...Full Story »

Napoli eye Rossi as potential Lavezzi replacement

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

Napoli will target Villarreal's Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi if a potential suitor triggers Ezequiel Lavezzi's release clause, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said. Argentine forward Lavezzi is believed to have a 31-million-euro release clause and has attracted interest from a number of clubs. And should he decide to leave, De Laurentiis will turn his attention to former Manchester Un...Full Story »

Rogers replaces Edu on US roster for Mexico game

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

Robbie Rogers, who once played with new U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on a developmental league team, has been added to the roster for this week’s game against Mexico. The Columbus Crew midfielder replaces Maurice Edu, who strained his left calf during Rangers exhibition against Chelsea on Saturday. Rogers, a native of Huntington Beach, Calif., was 16 when he joined the Orange County Blue ...Full Story »

Arsenal turn to Bundesliga for Fabregas replacement transfer

Posted Saturday, August 06, 2011 by fanatix.com257 hits

Although it is widely reported that the most recent Barcelona bid for Cesc Fabregas was rejected, Arsenal are still expecting him to be sold before the end of the summer transfer window.Arsene Wenger is reportedly already scouring the market for his replacement, and is contemplating a bid for Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund - who was linked with a Manchester United move last season.The Japa...Full Story »

Micah Richards: Only Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo can replace Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, but Mario Balotelli will think he can

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 by Goal.com224 hits

Full-back believes only the Barcelona and Real Madrid spearheads can replace the Argentine at Eastlands, but reckons the confident Italian youngster will think he can do so too Micah Richards believes that only Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi can replace Carlos Tevez at Manchester City. The Argentine has made it clear that he would like to leave the Eastlan...Full Story »

Fabricio Coloccini replaces departed Kevin Nolan as Newcastle captain

Posted Saturday, July 09, 2011 by theguardian.com110 hits

• Argentinian defender 'thrilled' to be given the leadership job• Completes a remarkable turnaround after a difficult beginning Fabricio Coloccini, right, has described being made Newcastle captain as 'a great honour'. Fabricio Coloccini has been named Newcastle United's new captain, succeeding the departed midfielder Kevin Nolan.Coloccini described the accolade as "one of the pro...Full Story »

Aston Villa boss McLeish must sell to replace Young

Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011 by hits

Alex McLEISH is under pressure to find the perfect replacement for England star Ashley Young – but he will have to sell again to get his man. Aston Villa’s new boss is worried Young’s £20million move to Manchester United will have a detrimental impact on star striker Darren Bent. McLeish said: “Bent has been sensational but he needs the right service and we need ...Full Story »

Mexico allowed to replace doping case players

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Mexico will be allowed to replace the five players withdrawn from their 23-man Gold Cup squad over positive out-of-competition drugs test results, according to CONCACAF. Football's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean issued a statement announcing the decision. Mexico, the defending Gold Cup champions, had petitioned organizers to replace the players because national ...Full Story »

Mexico can replace banned players

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Gold Cup organizers say Mexico will be allowed to replace five players who were dropped from the squad after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. The organizing committee said Sunday that Mexico will be allowed to name five new players ahead of Wednesday’s semifinal against Honduras, and those players will also be available for the final if El Tri makes it that far. The...Full Story »

Birmingham City consider Paul Ince as Alex McLeish's replacement

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by theguardian.com65 hits

• Former England midfielder on St Andrew's short list• Hughton, Zola and Billy Davies are other candidates Paul Ince has had disappointments in his last two jobs at Blackburn Rovers and Notts County Paul Ince is among the candidates being considered by Birmingham City to replace Alex McLeish. Birmingham, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, have spoken to the f...Full Story »

Depleted Mexico bullish on Gold Cup chances

Posted Saturday, June 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport119 hits

 Even with a squad depleted due to a doping dust-up, Mexico believe they have what it takes to retain the CONCACAF Gold Cup crown. Mexico were rocked early in the regional football championship, when five players were pulled from the squad by national federation officials because of positive tests for banned clenbuterol during a training camp near Mexico City in May. So far a decision on ...Full Story »

Depleted Mexico rout Costa Rica, finish unbeaten in Gold Cup

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

CHICAGO, June 12 (Reuters) - Mexico, under a cloud after five players tested positive for doping, completed an unbeaten Group A run in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-1 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday. The win, in the shadow of the doping suspensions which they claimed was the result of contaminated food, ensured Mexico advanced to the quarter-finals. They were joined in the quarter-finals by...Full Story »

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