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United Stars Staggered By Larsson Signing

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that his players were astounded to learn that star striker Henrik Larsson would be joining the Red Devils’ squad in January. The loan signing took them all by surprise, with a host of other players being linked with United in the media but no mention of Larsson…

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Silva Won’t Let Circumstances Rule

Despite having his left leg amputated, former Uruguay strike star Dario Silva is keeping his competitive fire well lit, with an Olympic rowing berth as his new objective. The former Málaga and Portsmouth man was injured in a September auto accident, and amputation was the only choice. Not one to dwell on the negative, Silva…

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Valencia Confirm Tavano To Join Roma

Francesco Tavano will leave Valencia and sign for AS Roma during the winter transfer window, the Spanish club’s president announced on Thursday. The Italian striker has endured a dismal time at Mestalla since joining from Empoli over the summer and has leapt at the chance to return to Serie A. “We have reached an agreement,”…

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Bradley names MNT's initial training camp roster

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Interim United States Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley announced, Tuesday, the 29 players that will join him Jan. 4 in Carson, Calif. for the team’s first training camp in preparation for the 2008 World Cup. The 29-man roster is made up of mostly domestic players and boasts 28…

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McBride Patient Over New Deal

Fulham striker Brian McBride says, despite loving life in London, he is in no big rush to extend his contract with the club. The American Abroad has five goals on the term, but reportedly has been targeted for a Columbus return by Crew coach Sigi Schmid. “I’m enjoying my time at Fulham and we’ll see…

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Cannavaro Suggests Barzagli Move

Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has advised the board to fill their winter backline needs by swooping for Palermo ace Andrea Barzagli. The World Player of the Year feels his World Cup 2006 champion teammate with Italy can provide what the club are looking for. “I like Barzagli,” said Cannavaro. “He’s playing a great season…

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Saha Signs Contract Extension At Utd

Manchester United strker Louis Saha has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2010. His existing contract was not due to expire for another two full seasons beyond this one, but wanted to show his commitment to the club and manager Sir Alex Ferguson now that he has been confirmed…

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Mourinho Apologises For Johnson Remarks

Jose Mourinho has apologised for the comments he made about Everton striker Andrew Johnson following Chelsea’s 3-2 victory at Goodison Park on Sunday. Everton announced yesterday that they would be making an official complaint to the Football Association after Mourinho described Johnson as “untrustworthy” and implied that the England international was a player who dived….

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Coleman Hails Goal Man McBride

Fulham manager Chris Coleman was in the mood to salute Brian McBride after his clinical strike stood up to beat Middlesbrough on Monday night. The former U.S. star fired home in the 35th minute of 2-1 win for his fifth goal of the season. “That man is superb,” Coleman told reporters. “He’s probably one of…

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Valdés: We’ll Shrug Off FIFA Loss

Barcelona netminder Victor Valdés has tipped the Spanish champs to put their FIFA World Club Cup final defeat to Brazilian side Internacional behind them as soon as Thursday’s league showdown with Atlético Madrid. The Catalans can reclaim the top spot in Spain with a victory over Atlético. “After losing in the Club World Cup Final,…

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Capello Supports Cannavaro Honour

Fabio Capello believes that Fabio Cannavaro deserved to win the FIFA World Player of the Year award for his performances in the World Cup Finals during the summer. The Real Madrid coach was pleased that the player he has coached at Juventus and now Real Madrid was honoured in Switzerland on Monday evening with the…

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Kahn Eyes CL Crown Sunset Ride

Bayern Munich keeper extraordinaire Oliver Kahn has revealed that he may hang his gloves for good if the Bavarians claim another Champions League title in the spring. The 37-year old already lifted the silver with FC Hollywood in 2001. “If we were to win the Champions League this season, it’s quite possible I’ll retire on…

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Cannavaro Named FIFA World Player of the Year

Fabio Cannavaro capped off a story-book year Monday night at the Zurich Opera House. Italy’s World Cup captain Fabio Cannavaro was named 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year on Monday, capping off a story-book year for the player. Cannavaro is the first defender to win the honor in the 16-year history of the award,…

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Allardyce: "Bolton Could Sign Beckham"

Sam Allardyce believes that David Beckham could be tempted to join Bolton Wanderers should he ever decide to leave Real Madrid. The Trotters’ boss threw his club’s hat into the ring as the future of the English midfielder continues to be unknown as he his contract in Spain runs out at the end of the…

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Vučinić Hopeful Surgery Is Cure

AS Roma strike starlet Mirko Vucininc is crossing his fingers that a weekend knee operation will finally allow him to the make his name at the Stadio Olimpico. The Serbia & Montenegro forward has struggled for fitness since arriving from Lecce this past summer. “The operation went well,” reported Vučinić to Sky Italia. “It is…