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Livingston vs Ayr preview - Lions aim to halt Ayr dominance

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2012 by PA17 hits

Livingston are hoping to beat Ayr for the first time in five attempts this season. They are however likely to be without the injured trio of Jason Talbot, Liam Fox and Iain Russell. The Lions have also lost their last four games at home and manager John Hughes is looking to correct both sequences this time out. He said: "We played some really good stuff at Raith Rovers in midweek when we won ...Full Story »

Dominant Bayern book semi-final berth

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by ESPN100 hits

Two first-half goals from Ivica Olic helped Bayern Munich to a routine win over Marseille that booked them a Champions League semi-final birth. Already leading 2-0 from the first leg, the German giants were always favourites to progress on Tuesday night and so it proved as two clinical moments from the Croatian proved sufficient.Were it not for the heroics of visiting goalkeeper Steve Mandand...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi as dominant as Jordan

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by ESPN94 hits

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola likened Lionel Messi to basketball great Michael Jordan. While American Jordan ruled the NBA and set a host of records at the peak of his career with the Chicago Bulls, so Messi, at the age of 24, is achieving unprecedented feats in football. He set the Barcelona goals record in tonight's 5-3 Primera Division win over with Granada at the Nou Camp. Messi equalled...Full Story »

Ronaldinho in Brazil's preliminary Olympic squad

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

Ronaldinho was on Wednesday named in Brazil coach Mano Menezes' preliminary 52-man squad for the football tournament at this year's London Olympics. Menezes must whittle the squad down to 35 players by June 8 before announcing a final 18-man squad by July 6. Each squad is only allowed to include three players aged over 23 and Menezes' squad included young stars such as Santos forward Neymar, h...Full Story »

Brazil legend Ronaldo: Barcelona dominated the Clasico and is superior to Real Madrid

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Brazil legend Ronaldo has insisted that Barcelona were worthy winners of Saturday's crunch match against Real Madrid.The Catalan giants secured the full three points despite going behind in the first minute of the game, and moved ahead of their great rivals at the Primera Division summit.Ronaldo, who played at Camp Nou between 1996 and 1997 and at Madrid from 2002 to 2007, also stated that...Full Story »

Fergie demands response - United tactician hoping players respond to elimination

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by skysports.com239 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson: Has called on United to respond to their Champions League exit Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Manchester United to use the misery of their UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Basel as motivation for future glory. The Red Devils only needed to draw their final Group C game in Switzerland to book their place in the last 16 of the competition for a fifth consecutive sea...Full Story »

Messi, Ronaldo, Xavi, nominated for top FIFA award

Posted Monday, December 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez will be up against Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo for the FIFA world player of the year award. The three Ballon d’Or finalists were selected Monday from among 23 nominees. Messi beat Barcelona teammates Andres Iniesta and Xavi to win last year. Messi also won the award two years ago when France Football magazine chose the best pla...Full Story »

Aguero’s late winner eliminates Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

Sergio Aguero came off the bench to send Manchester City into the League Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. The Argentina striker netted his 12th goal of the season when he settled the tie with seven minutes remaining, finishing off a swift counter-attack which started in City's own penalty area. Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, finalists last season, enjoy...Full Story »

Ajax Amsterdam 4 : 0 Dinamo Zagreb - Four-star Ajax dominate Dinamo

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA30 hits

Ajax assured themselves of a top-three finish in Champions League Group D after they completely dominated in a 4-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb. Goals by Gregory van der Wiel, Miralem Sulejmani, Siem de Jong and Nicolas Lodeiro capped an evening at the Amsterdam ArenA where the Eredivisie side were completely in control. Christian Eriksen was influential and showed great understanding with Derk ...Full Story »

Atalanta vs Inter Milan preview - Ranieri ready for Orobici examination

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by PA95 hits

Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri is expecting a tough examination for his side against Atalanta in Bergamo on Wednesday. The Nerazzurri bounced back from defeats to Napoli and Catania with a 1-0 triumph over Chievo on Sunday. The result saw Inter keep a clean sheet for only the second time this season and lifted the Nerazzurri to 16th place, eight points adrift of league leaders Udinese. Int...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 : 0 FC Viktoria Plzen - Dominant Barca ease to win

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA43 hits

Barcelona had to settle for a 2-0 win battering Plzen in a predictably one-sided Champions League clash at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta and David Villa scored at either end of a game in which the hosts could have got close to double figures had they taken their full quota of chances. Lionel Messi twice hit the post on a night when he left the Plzen defence punch-drunk but was simply unable to ...Full Story »

Platini: Europe must criminalize match-fixing

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport33 hits

BRUSSELS (AP)—UEFA President Michel Platini says football authorities can’t stop the spread of match-fixing on their own and called on all European countries to make sports fraud a criminal offense. Platini told the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday that the sports movement itself is overwhelmed when faced with criminal gangs fixing matches for multimillion profi...Full Story »

Stoke City 0-0 Chelsea - Villas-Boas endures stern Potters examination

Posted Sunday, August 14, 2011 by PA24 hits

New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas' introduction to the Barclays Premier League proved to be a testing and frustrating affair as his side were held to a goalless draw at Stoke. The Portuguese may have raced to the league title with Porto and also won the Europa League last season but nothing could have prepared him for the challenge he met at the Britannia Stadium. Having withstood consider...Full Story »

Battle of Britain dominates Europa League draw

Posted Saturday, August 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

NYON, Switzerland (AFP) - The draw for the Europa League playoffs on Friday threw up a 'Battle of Britain' clash as Scottish club Hearts were paired with English Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur. Hearts sealed their place in this stage of the competition after beating Hungarian club Paksi in new coach Paulo Sergio's first match in charge on Thursday. However, the meeting with last seaso...Full Story »

Freiburg eliminated from 1st round of German Cup

Posted Monday, August 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Third-division club Unterhaching knocked Freiburg out of the German Cup with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. Freiburg is the fourth topflight team to be eliminated in the first round, after Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg. Title-holder Schalke routed seventh-tier team FC Teningen 11-1, but two Bundesliga clubs needed extra time to advance past lower-divis...Full Story »

David Beckham: Manchester City will never match United's dominance

Posted Friday, July 22, 2011 by theguardian.com187 hits

• Doubts about Eastlands spirit, says former United man• 'History – and Sir Alex Ferguson – have set United apart' David Beckham says Manchester City are Premier League contenders but will never reach United's level of dominance. David Beckham has dismissed Manchester City's ambitions of becoming the dominant force in English football, questioning the team spirit at Ea...Full Story »

Ferguson vows to challenge Barcelona dominance

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport124 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has urged his players to learn from their Champions League final defeat to Barcelona and dethrone the Spanish giants as Kings of Europe. Ferguson told British media outlets on Tuesday that the next generation of United players would need to rise to the challenge of downing Barcelona while noting that winning the Premier League was equal...Full Story »

Champions Egypt slump to brink of Nations Cup elimination

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport25 hits

CAIRO, June 5 (Reuters) - Defending champions Egypt were all but eliminated from the African Nations Cup qualifying campaign after being held to a 0-0 draw by South Africa in Cairo on Sunday. Egypt have not won a match in their qualifying group, rooted to the bottom of the standings with just two points and left with only the slimmest mathematical chance of salvaging their situation. South Afr...Full Story »

Milan win Italian title to end Internazionale's dominance

Posted Sunday, May 08, 2011 by theguardian.com61 hits

• Rossoneri draw 0-0 at Roma to seal first scudetto since 2004• Palermo beat Bari before Italian Cup semi-final with Milan The Milan players toss their coach Massimiliano Allegri into the air as they celebrate winning the Serie A title with a 0-0 at Roma. Milan got the point they needed to clinch their first Serie A title since 2004 with a 0-0 draw at Roma. The hosts dominated the ...Full Story »

French soccer investigates discrimination report

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

PARIS (AP)—French soccer officials denied accusations of racial discrimination on Friday after a report claimed that the federation agreed to reduce the number of black and Arab players in national training programs. An angry French federation president Fernand Duchaussoy and national team coach Laurent Blanc said in separate news conferences that such a move was never discussed. Investi...Full Story »

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