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Palmeiras coach Scolari calls reporters ‘clowns’

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport18 hits

PARIS (AP)—The French soccer federation is hosting a two-day forum to explore modernizing the game’s infrastructure and economy. France’s image took a hit when players staged a strike at practice during the World Cup in South Africa. That was followed by a first-round exit under former coach Raymond Domenech. The French Football Federation calls this an opportunity “to ...Full Story »

Santa Cruz clarifies Tevez comments

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Teamtalk.com45 hits

Tevez: Misses his family in Argentina Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz insists there is no rift between Carlos Tevez and Roberto Mancini amid the Argentine's home sickness. Santa Cruz was quoted as saying that Tevez is not enjoying life at Eastlands and that he is missing his family back home. This has added fuel to the speculation that Tevez is frustrated Mancini but Sa...Full Story »

Klose suffers more thigh muscle misery

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport11 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany striker Miroslav Klose's bid to get over a torn thigh muscle injury stalled Wednesday after the Bayern Munich forward broke down again with the injury in training. Klose, 32, tore the thigh muscle in the 3-0 win over Kazakhstan in a Euro 2012 qualifier earlier this month. He had scored the game's opening goal to take his Germany goals tally to 58 from 105 appearances. Th...Full Story »

FIFA conducts draw for Club World Cup

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport19 hits

FIFA conducZURICH (AP)—Mexican club Pachuca must beat teams from Africa and South America to reach the final of the Club World Cup. FIFA made the draw Wednesday for the tournament between continental champions being played Dec. 8-18 in Abu Dhabi. CONCACAF champion Pachuca was paired with the winner between TP Mazembe of Congo and Tunisia’s Esperance, who play an upcoming two-leg Afr...Full Story »

Balaclava-clad fans make death threat at Wayne Rooney's home

Posted Friday, October 22, 2010 by theguardian.com497 hits

Wayne Rooney enjoys a stretch before Saturday's appearance from the bench for 19 minutes against West Brom. Manchester United today re-entered negotiations with Wayne Rooney's agent, Paul Stretford, on a day when the outrage felt by the club's supporters escalated into militant action and chilling threats. While Rooney was pondering the fall-out from several hours of high-level talks at Old Tr...Full Story »

Mourinho says deal with Zidane very close

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by AFP364 hits

French former football player Zinedine Zidane (R) is seen during the French match L1 Marseille vs Nancy on October 16, 2010 a the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille. MADRID, Oct 19, 2010 (AFP) - Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said Monday that a deal to bring France legend Zinedine Zidane onto the coaching staff is very near. "This seems to me to be too big for me to talk about, it's for the chair...Full Story »

Bayern Munich 3-2 Cluj: Bavarians Edge Closer To Second Round Qualification

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by Goal.com112 hits

There were two own goals. Champions League: FC Bayern Munich - CFR Cluj, Bastian Schweinsteiger Two own goals from Cluj and a late second-half strike from Mario Gomez saw Bayern Munich win their third successive game in Group E in the Champions League as they defeated Cluj 3-2 at the Allianz Arena in Munich to take a giant step towards qualification for the knockout stage. Cadu scored first f...Full Story »

Bayern profit from Cluj errors

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by PA15 hits

Bayern Munich were thankful for a pair of own goals as they maintained their perfect start in Champions League Group E with a 3-2 victory over Cluj at the Allianz Arena. The result gave last season's beaten finalists a firm grip over their section, however, they won with some fortune after falling behind to Cluj skipper Ricardo Cadu's header after 27 minutes. Cadu's night turned sour soon afte...Full Story »

Mourinho: Milan clash same as any other

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by PA42 hits

European superpowers Real Madrid and AC Milan go head-to-head at the Bernabeu in arguably the stand-out match of the Champions League group stages - although for Madrid coach Jose Mourinho it is business as usual. Madrid and Milan are the two most successful clubs in European Cup history with 16 titles between them and they go into Tuesday's encounter as the top two sides in Group G, with the S...Full Story »

Man City edges Blackpool 3-2 to close gap at top

Posted Monday, October 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport12 hits

BLACKPOOL, England (AP)—Manchester City closed the gap on leader Chelsea to two points after Carlos Tevez’s double helped to secure a 3-2 victory over Blackpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Tevez chipped home David Silva’s low cross to put City ahead in the 67th minute and the Argentina striker sent a deflected drive into the net 11 minutes later—soon after Marlon Ha...Full Story »

Why Wayne Rooney may be close to the point of no return

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2010 by theguardian.com82 hits

The length of the Manchester United striker's slump forces us to revisit our declarations about his potential for greatness For the first time since he became one of the world’s top five players, Wayne Rooney's attitude disappoints and his demeanour raises doubts about his temperament. Wayne Rooney would take high rank on a scroll of players Manchester United fans hoped would stay foreve...Full Story »

FIFA looks into bribery in World Cup vote claims

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2010 by YAHOO Sport19 hits

LONDON (AP)—FIFA says it will examine evidence from a British newspaper which alleges that two FIFA executive committee members offered to sell their votes in World Cup bidding. The Sunday Times claims that Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Oceania Football Confederation president Reynald Temarii asked for money to fund projects. The reporters were posing as working for an American businessman. ...Full Story »

Classy Barca down Valencia in title duel

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2010 by YAHOO Sport18 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Champions Barcelona produced a second half masterclass coming from behind to defeat title rivals Valencia 2-1 at Camp Nou on Saturday to move joint top of the Spanish first division alongside their defeated visitors. Barca fell behind to a Pablo Hernandez goal on 37 minutes but turned the game around with a mesmerising second half as goals from Spanish World Cup winners Andres In...Full Story »

New England Sports Ventures Claim They Are New Owners Of Liverpool While High Court Judge Considers Hicks & Gillett Injunction

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

Liverpool bidders New England Sports Ventures (NESV) have claimed they are the club's new owners, in a High Court case contesting Tom Hicks and George Gillett's attempt to block the sale, on Thursday. Hicks and Gillett had been accused of "outrageous" behaviour during the case after they tried to twart orders allowing the club to be sold, by gaining an injunction in a Texas court on Wednesday e...Full Story »

UEFA probe Marseille stewards' treatment at Chelsea

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport13 hits

MARSEILLE, France (AFP) - UEFA have opened "disciplinary procedures" against English club Chelsea concerning the treatment of Marseille stewards during a Champions League game at Stamford Bridge last month, sources close to the French club confirmed on Thursday. Marseille have received a letter from European football's governing body stating that the matter concerning the "incorrect behaviour...Full Story »

Liverpool closer to being sold after court ruling

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport19 hits

LONDON (AP)—Boston Red Sox owner John Henry arrived at a hastily called meeting of Liverpool’s board of directors on Wednesday, hoping to complete a takeover of the Premier League club after a British court cleared the way for a sale. The board meeting in central London was convened hours after a High Court judge ruled against Liverpool’s American owners, who were trying to bl...Full Story »

UEFA orders disciplinary probe on Italy-Serbia

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport18 hits

GENEVA (AFP) - UEFA said on Wednesday that it had ordered a thorough disciplinary investigation into "serious" crowd trouble that forced the Euro 2012 qualifier between Italy and Serbia to be aborted. European football's governing body underlined in a statement that sanctions up to disqualification from the competition were possible under the rule book, after its disciplinary body meets on Octo...Full Story »

Serbia apologises after Italy football clashes

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport8 hits

ROME (AFP) - Serbia apologised to Italy on Wednesday after clashes between Serbian fans and Italian police that forced the cancellation of a Euro 2012 qualifying match, as football officials mulled possible sanctions. Sixteen people were hospitalised including a police officer with first degree burns and 17 arrests were made following the violence, which began before the scrapped match and cont...Full Story »


Posted Friday, October 08, 2010 by hits

ALEXANDER Hleb is on a collision course with ­Birmingham boss Alex McLeish after claiming his move to the Midlands was a step backwards. And the Belarus ­international risked ­angering his new manager even further by attacking his long-ball approach. Hleb completed a shock loan move to St Andrew’s from Barcelona just before the summer transfer ­window slammed shut. His...Full Story »

Chelsea claims fourth straight win over Arsenal

Posted Monday, October 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

LONDON (AP)—Chelsea recorded a fourth successive Premier League victory over Arsenal on Sunday with Didier Drogba and Alex securing a 2-0 derby success that sent the champions four points clear at the summit. An electrifying Arsenal start came to nothing, with Drogba flicking the ball in off the post from a tight angle in the 39th minute to claim his 13th goal against Chelsea’s Lond...Full Story »

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