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Wise Salutes Influential Lewis

Leeds United manager Dennis Wise was singing the praises of left-sider Eddie Lewis after a sterling display helped the strugglers top Plymouth on the weekend. The American Abroad assisted on Robbie Blake’s early opener, then grabbed the winner for himself. “Eddie Lewis has done very well,” exclaimed Wise. “It was a lovely finish by him…

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Carroll Set For Marseille Audition

Traditional French power Olympique Marseille have taken D.C. United midfielder Brian Carroll on trial in hopes of signing the U.S. internaiotnal. “(He) is actually on trial with Marseille,” read a prepared statement. “Carroll is one of the brightest international defensive midfielders.” L’OM coach Albert Emon is openly courting the American to fill a hole in…

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Tevez Apologises For Walk-Out

Argentina striker Carlos Tevez has apologised to West Ham United for storming out of the Boleyn Ground after being substituted by manager Alan Pardew in the 67th minute of Saturday’s 1-0 win against Sheffield United. Tevez was replaced by Teddy Sheringham and reacted by going straight down the tunnel and then leaving the stadium before…

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U.S. wins Gold Cup on PK in second OT

Carson, CA (Sports Network) – The United States Women’s Nation Team had to get through Southern neighbor, Mexico, last week in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup to earn a berth in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in China. On Sunday night at The Home Depot Center in Carson, in took…

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Bayern Ponder Dos Santos Loan

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has suggested that seldom-used playmaker Julio Dos Santos may need to go on loan for seasoning. The Paraguay starlet has made only four appearances on the season. “It doesn’t make much sense in the moment for him,” he stated. “Maybe Dos Santos should use the winter transfer window to find…

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Odonkor Blow For Betis

David Odonkor is to undergo tests to see whether he will require surgery after suffering a knee injury in Germany’s UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier against Cyprus last week. The Real Betis Balompié forward damaged his kneecap during the encounter and if tests back up the early prognosis then the 22-year-old could be out of action…

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AEK upsets top-squad Milan

Athens, Greece (Sports Network) – A 32nd-minute goal from AEK Athens’ Julio Cesar was all the home outfit needed for a 1-0 upset victory over Group H powerhouse, Milan in Champions League Matchday 5 play on Tuesday. After waiting 22 CL games for a victory last time out, AEK took its winning ways into the…

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Cris Wonders Over Brazil Call Is

Lyon defender Cris has publicly questioned new Brazil coach Dunga for not selecting him to dance with the Samba Kings. “I can’t understand what is going on,” he shrugged. “I don’t make the choice.” “I just have to wait, but sometimes that is difficult to accept.” The center back has been among the top UEFA…

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Malouda Not For Inter – Agent

The agent for Lyon wing man Florent Malouda has rubbished reports that the France international is in the Inter Milan transfer crosshairs. “My client has a contract with his current team up till 2010,” snorted Phillipe Flavier. “Surely, Malouda attracts the interest of various European clubs – in fact, English and Spanish clubs have already…

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Bremen Game Not About Barcelona – Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insisted that Chelsea travel to Bremen with full seriousness, and will not play with a second string team. There have been reports in the English press that Jose Mourinho could field a weak team against Werder Bremen, allowing the Germans to win. That could leave Barcelona’s Champions League campaign in the…

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UEFA Champions League Resumes Today

When the UEFA Champions League resumes Tuesday for Matchday 5, Groups E, F, G and H will be in action to further set the tables for the knockout rounds. No game will generate more enthusiasm and passion from the squads’ respective fans than the Manchester United at Celtic clash in Glasgow. Both clubs are known…

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Coleman Admits Dempsey Interest

Fulham manager Chris Coleman is dropping hints that the club are trying to land New England star Clint Dempsey in January. “Nothing is set in stone yet, but he is a player I admire,” said the coach. The US international has also received an offer from Charlton, with Atlético Madrid and West Ham United also…

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Zanetti: No Counting Our Chickens

Despite a strong Serie A start, Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has instructed the side to keep their nose to the grindstone. The Nerazzurri sit top of the table, but have suffered title collapses in the past. “It’s a great time for us and we’re obviously very happy, but we also know we have to…

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Ronaldinho, Henry, Buffon Before Cannavaro – Platini

Michel Platini has suggested that based on displays over the entire season, Henry or Ronaldinho should have won the Golden Ball ahead of Fabio Cannavaro. If it had to be the World Cup that decided it, the Frenchman suggested it should have been Buffon. “I have said it on several occasions: the players who deserve…

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River Reject Real Deal Rumours

Despite claims to the contrary, River Plate president Jose Maria Aguilar claims the club have not agreed to send strike sensation Gonzalo Higuain to Real Madrid. “This is not close to happening,” he asserted . “We have received bigger offers for the player than that of Real Madrid.” Among the other suitors for the youngster…