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Sunderland suspend Bramble - Club to hold investigation following defender's arrest

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by skysports.com129 hits

Bramble: Sunderland defender has been suspended by the club Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been suspended by the club as they hold an investigation following his arrest on Wednesday. Titus Bramble was released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug. The former Ipswich, Newcastle and Wigan player was held for questioning by Cleveland...Full Story »

Brazil's Neymar praises Argentina and Lionel Messi after Superclasico triumph

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport95 hits

Brazil striker Neymar had kind words for vanquished rival Argentina, as well as Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi, after scoring a goal in Wednesday's Superclasico de las Americas win. "They have a great team," the 19-year-old Real Madrid target told reporters at the end of the match. Neymar swapped shirts with Cruzeiro's Argentine playmaker Walter Montillo at half time, and showed his appreciati...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen 2 : 0 Genk - Bender and Ballack clinch win for Leverkusen

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA43 hits

Bayer Leverkusen claimed their first points in this season's Champions League group stage as Lars Bender and Michael Ballack guided the Bundesliga side to a 2-0 victory in a thrilling game against Genk. The three points were only sealed in injury-time when former Chelsea midfielder Ballack volleyed home from the edge of the area for his 16th Champions League goal. Bender had given Leverkusen t...Full Story »

Inter's Massimo Moratti upbeat over Claudio Ranieri's progress

Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

Inter president Massimo Moratti is happy with the way Claudio Ranieri blocked the club's recent impasse with speed following back-to-back wins in Serie A and the Champions League. Ranieri replaced Gian Piero Gasperini and restored order at the club as it beat Bologna and CSKA Moscow. Moratti is staying positive, hoping the good work laid down thus far continues when his team welcomes Napoli at ...Full Story »

Clubs have lost control of sport to TV: Ferguson

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

Television and not the clubs control English football, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told the BBC on Monday. The 69-year-old said that United and their rivals were paying the price for the big money that television was paying for having the rights to show English Premier League matches live. The present deal struck for the period of 2010-2013 allows BSkyB and ESPN (who took over ...Full Story »

Chelsea's Petr Cech admits club have a 'Champions League obsession'

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 by theguardian.com137 hits

• Goalkeeper says all Europe's top clubs have same desire• Cech picks out Valencia as Chelsea's main Group E rivals Petr Cech says Chelsea's Champions League Group E match at Valencia will be 'a difficult one'. Petr Cech has admitted that Chelsea are "obsessed" with the Champions League, but in a positive way, because any ambitious team would want to win club football's most prest...Full Story »

Sizzling Bayern stay two points clear

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

* Bayern win sixth straight league game * Robben scores in comeback * Dortmund snatch last-gasp win (Adds quotes) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich eased past Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 on Saturday for a sixth straight league win that kept them two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. First-half goals from Thomas Mueller and Daniel van Buyten and a stoppage-time ...Full Story »

Dundee 0 : 1 Hamilton FC - McLaughlin makes his mark

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA21 hits

Mark McLaughlin's strike midway through the second half was enough to secure Hamilton a narrow 1-0 victory at Dundee. The hosts threatened early on and only Tomas Cerny's outstretched fingertips denied Steven Milne a spectacular goal after half-an-hour, as the goalkeeper produced a fine save. Dundee, still looking for their first home win of the season, should have led early in the second half...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Aston Villa preview - McLeish calls for patience

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011 by PA378 hits

Alex McLeish insists he is the right man to lead Aston Villa and called for trust in himself and his players ahead of Sunday's trip to QPR. McLeish left the pitch to boos ringing in his ears after Villa were knocked out of the Carling Cup by Bolton in midweek and fans have been critical on message boards. It was McLeish's first defeat since angering a section of Villa fans via his move acros...Full Story »

Atalanta vs Novara preview - Atalanta buoyed ahead of Novara clash

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011 by PA94 hits

Atalanta head into Sunday`s Serie A clash against Novara with renewed confidence after their midweek triumph at Lecce. The Bergamaschi followed their 1-0 win over Palermo with a 2-1 victory at Lecce on Wednesday to wipe out their six-point deduction. Atalanta, who gained promotion to the top flight last season, were docked six points at the start of the campaign after a match-fixing investigat...Full Story »

AC Milan’s Allegri eyes climb up Serie A table

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri says his team needs a victory against rock-bottom Cesena on Saturday to start climbing up the table. After taking two points from their opening three games, Milan sit two places above the relegation zone and five points below the early pace-setters. But the coach says they cannot keep dropping points, not least if they are to rediscover their self-belief. "...Full Story »

Liverpool vs Wolves preview - Dalglish: Club is bigger than an individual

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA39 hits

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's return from injury briefly deflected the spotlight away from striker Andy Carroll but manager Kenny Dalglish knows it is bound to return. The club's £35million record signing has yet to score in five Barclays Premier League appearances - three of which have been starts - with his only goal so far coming against League One Exeter in the Carling Cup. Carro...Full Story »

AP sources: UEFA to ask FIFA to scrap August dates

Posted Thursday, September 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport24 hits

UEFA will ask FIFA to scrap the August dates for friendlies in football’s international calendar, according to two officials with knowledge of the situation. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity after a summit meeting Wednesday because an official announcement by UEFA President Michel Platini is not expected until Thursday. Europe’s 53 national fede...Full Story »

Valencia move to tie down starlet as Liverpool and Arsenal circle

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by hits

Arsenal and Liverpool face a major fight to sign Valencia's teenage superstar Paco Alcacer after the Spanish side began moves to tie him down to a long-term contract. Alcacer, 18, is rated one of the best young players in Europe and has been attracting interest from a host of top European clubs. Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been linked with a move for the Spanish forward and have se...Full Story »

Lecce vs Atalanta preview - Bergamaschi looking to clean slate

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by PA61 hits

Atalanta travel to Lecce hoping to wipe out the last of their points deficit. The Bergamaschi took another bite out of their six-point deduction last weekend when they beat Palermo 1-0, thanks to German Denis' first-half goal. Atalanta gained promotion to Serie A last season but a summer betting probe saw Stefano Colantuono's team start the new campaign having been docked six points. "This wi...Full Story »

Tottenham good enough to reclaim Champions League spot

Posted Monday, September 19, 2011 by hits

Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT that his squad is good enough to reclaim a Champions League place this season. Spurs competed at Europe’s top table last season but failed to guarantee a place this year after finishing fifth in the Premier League. The Lilywhites have strengthened their squad during the summer, bringing in Scott Parker, Emmanuel Adebayor and Brad Friedel, and managed t...Full Story »

Man Utd beat Chelsea to move clear at top

Posted Monday, September 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

Manchester United’s rampaging start to the season continued as they beat Chelsea 3-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday to move two points clear at the top of the Premier League. A Chris Smalling header, a Nani pile-driver and Wayne Rooney’s tap-in gave United a 3-0 lead at halftime but Fernando Torres pulled one back for the visitors with just his second goal for the club since joining from...Full Story »

Atalanta 1 : 0 Palermo - Denis strike wins rain-soaked clash

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by PA25 hits

Atalanta further reduced their deficit at the foot of Serie A thanks to a first win of the season in a rain-disrupted 1-0 win over Palermo. German Denis put the home side in front in the 34th minute, but the game was suspended after an hour when a torrential downpour rendered the pitch unplayable. After more than half an hour's delay the referee called the players back on and Atalanta held ont...Full Story »

Palacio signs new deal at Genoa - Argentina international will remain with Serie A club

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by skysports.com63 hits

Palacio: In the thick of the action for Genoa in Serie A Genoa striker Rodrigo Palacio has extended his contract by a year with the club after his proposed move to Inter Milan fell through. The 29-year-old had been all geared up to join Inter but on deadline day they switched their attentions to Mauro Zarate who they opted to sign from Lazio. Genoa president Enrico Preziosi said: "We have ext...Full Story »

Wayne Rooney believes Chelsea clash is Manchester United's biggest test so far

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport203 hits

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes his side will face its toughest test of the season so far when it goes head-to-head with title rival Chelsea at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have begun the campaign with some dazzling performances against the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but the England international remains wary of the threat posed by Andre Villas-Boas' squad. "The ...Full Story »

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