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Ronaldo, United Continue to Shine

Manchester, England (Sports Network) – Cristiano Ronaldo continued his brilliant run of play with two second-half goals to lift Manchester United to a 3-2 win over Reading at Old Trafford on Saturday. Ronaldo has now scored six goals in United’s last three matches and has proven himself to be among the best players in the…

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Terry undergoes successful surgery

London, England (Sports Network) – Chelsea and England national team captain John Terry underwent successful surgery on a disc problem in his lower back according to a statement from the club Thursday. “Chelsea Football Club can confirm that today club captain John Terry underwent successful surgery following his back injury,” the club said. “The operation…

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Romário In Line For Vasco Return

Goal legend Romário says he is closing to joining the club where he made his name, Vasco da Gama, to finish his pursuit of the magic 1000 mark. The former Brazil star, who starred with USL side Miami FC in 2006, is 13 goals short of the milestone. “I have already spoken to Eurico (Miranda,…

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Cassano Not On The Move – Agent

The agent for Real Madrid enfant terrible Antonio Cassano has rubbished reports that his client is available for a cut price in January. The striker had a well publicized bust-up with coach Fabio Capello, but his representative says all is in the past. “Where do they want Cassano to go? He’s staying here with Real…

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Ruggeri Waiting For Vieri

“Our objective remains survival in Serie A.” During the break for the holiday season, Atalanta president Ivan Ruggeri talked about his team’s season so far: “I am satisfied, even though lately we haven’t got many points. Our objective should still remain survival in Serie A, if we get more in the end that’s even better….

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Hughes Hails Heroic Friedel

Fresh off a 1-0 win over nearby rivals Liverpool, Blackburn manager Mark Hughes thanked keeper Brad Friedel for coming up big on a bum leg. The American Abroad made a good low save on Peter Crouch in the first half, then preserved the victory with a late dazzler on Xabi Alonso’s drive. “He got a…

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Betis Shop Internacional Again

Real Betis liason Luis Viana has revealed that the club are close to swooping for a third member of FIFA World Club Cup champs Internacional in the person of right back Ceará. The Seville side, currently languishing in the drop zone, are pressing the issue after completing the captures of attackers Raphael Sóbis and Jorge…

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Aguero: My Best Is Yet To Come

In form forward Sergio Aguero has insisted that Atletico Madrid will see his best before the end of the season. Aguero has impressed at Atleti in the first half of the season, graduating from substitute appearances into regular ones on the back of some strong displays. However, the young Argentine insists that his best is…

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French Specialist To Decide On England Skipper's Back

A final decision regarding John Terry’s back operation will be taken after examination by a specialist in France. Terry has been out of action for a couple of weeks with a back injury that has been bothering him for a while, and his failure to improve through physitherapy has led to opinion being divided among…

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Eskandarian: Trade Blindsided Me

Fresh Toronto FC catch Alecko Eskandarian says he was not ready to be shipped away by D.C. United just prior to Christmas and believes the club could have at least given him some notice. “It was definitely a surprise, but you could see what direction things were going with the team,” he told the Washington…

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Mourinho: Porto Are The Best Team I've Coached

Mourinho will face his past: “We had a group of players that went from zeros to heroes.” Through an interesting twist of fate Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho will go back to face his past, which has made him one of the top football coaches in the world. That past at Porto is considered by him…

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Moratti: We Have Won Nothing Yet

The Inter President has no intention of celebrating the Scudetto despite his team winning the past eleven consecutive matches in Serie A and holding a seven point league over closest rivals Roma. Massimo Moratti does not want to think about the title being already Inter’s property, even though the Neazzurri have impressively enough won eleven…

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Kahn: Germany Would’ve Won w/ Me

Mercurial Bayern Munich keeper Oliver Kahn has let it be known that Germany would have won World Cup 2006 had they started him in net. The team claimed third place at home with Arsenal’s Jens Lehmann in goal. Kahn claims his history is to lose a final before winning it, meaning that a 2002 final…

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Lavolpe Takes Sarsfeld Reins

Ricardo Lavolpe didn’t take long to find a job after leaving Bcoa Juniors, latching on to lead Velez Sarsfeld next season. “After several days of negotiations, (he) agreed to join as the new coach of Velez Sarsfield for one year,” read a club statement. Ironically, the former Argentina and Mexico boss replaces Miguel Angel Russo,…

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Gago Unveiled At The Bernabéu!

Fernando Gago has been officially presented as a new Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium’s ‘Palco de Honor’ (VIP Box) and on the Bernabéu turf and dressed in Real Madrid kit. The player was presented by President Ramón Calderón and Honorary President Alfredo Di Stefano. The ex-Boca star midfielder was presented without a…