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Liverpool draw hope from past Anfield triumphs

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Liverpool enter Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal return leg at Anfield trailing Chelsea 1-0. However, you will not find a Liverpool player who has any doubts that the Reds will come out on top on their home soil and play in their second Champions League final in three years. Much of…

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We Missed Howard, Says Moyes

Everton manager David Moyes admitted it was a shame that the club weren’t able to field Manchester United loan item Tim Howard against the Red Devils this weekend. The American Abroad was not available because he technically remains property of United until summer, when his full transfer to the Toffees will take effect. Sir Alex…

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Rafa: Mourinho Cost Chelsea The Title

Rafael Benitez has fuelled his feud with Jose Mourinho by claiming that tinkering with his Chelsea team at the weekend “cost him the league title”. Liverpool boss Benitez has had to listen to Mourinho’s suggestion that the Anfield men have been playing “testimonials” for weeks because they have only one trophy to play for. The…

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Dynamo Lefts Scratching Heads

MLS champs Houston certainly haven’t been stingy with the trigger through the first four games of the season, but they sure have managed to be goal shy. After their 1-0 loss to Chicago on Sunday night, the Texans were forced to rue a pair of shots off the woodwork and an ignored penalty shout. The…

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It Was A "Frightened" Second Half Against United – Kaka

Milan midfielder Kaka admits that they were frightened of Manchester United’s onslaught during the second half, and paid for it dearly. The Brazilian called for a repeat of the first half display instead. “The game at Old Trafford was a real spectacle and I’m convinced the second leg will be another amazing game, perhaps even…

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Rijkaard Warning For Barca

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has warned his players not to expect any easy matches from now until the end of the season as the Catalan giants chase a third successive Primera Liga title. Rijkaard was speaking after watching his side edge past relegation-threatened Levante 1-0 at the Nou Camp on Sunday, with Samuel Eto’o netting…

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Johnston Eyes O’Brien Return

With the team set for a schedule breather, Toronto FC boss Mo Johnston now hopes to have wing threat Ronnie O’Brien healthy by the time they face the Fire on March 12th. The erstwhile FC Dallas star is in the final stages of recovering from a knee strain. The expansion side are still looking for…

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I Have A Great Rapport With Juve Fans, Admits Lippi

However the former Italian national team coach will not be returning to Turin to coach the Bianconeri as has been widely speculated in recent months. Marcello Lippi has no intention of responding anymore to questions related to him being linked to Juventus as he believes that he has already answered that question too many times….

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Bayern Ready To Clear Out Losers

Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness cannot wait to write this season off and focus on preventing a repeat in future. The defending German champions need a miracle if they are to qualify for the Champions League next season after a 2-1 home defeat to Hamburg which saw even the club’s own fans lose their…

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Messi Turns Down Inter Move

Barcelona whiz Lionle Messi has thanked Inter patron Massimo Moratti for his interest and admiration, but refused to move to Serie A, at least for some time yet. “I know that he adores me and I am thankful for that,” said Messi, when asked about Moratti’s admiration. “But I will not leave Barcelona. “I won’t…

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PSV claims third-straight title as Excelsior shocks AZ

Rotterdam, Holland (Sports Network) – AZ Alkmaar had a chance to win its first Eredivisie title since the 1980-81 season with a win against relegation- battling Excelsior, but was stunned 3-2 by the home side on the season’s final day, allowing PSV to jump up from the third spot and grab its third consecutive league…

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Gimme five: United moves five points clear of Chelsea

London, England (Sports Network) – A dramatic Saturday in England saw Manchester United take a five-point lead on Chelsea in the Premiership standings with three matches to play, putting the Blues’ hopes of a third consecutive EPL crown in serious doubt. United pulled off an improbable 4-2 comeback win at Goodison Park against Everton, while…

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Kaka Better Than Ronaldo – Sheva

Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko believes AC Milan’s Kaka is the best player in the world ahead of Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Shevchenko played with 25-year-old Kaka at Milan before joining the Premiership champions last summer. When asked, in an interview in La Gazzetta dello Sport, to choose between Brazil international Kaka and Portugal’s Ronaldo, Shevchenko…

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Pachuca Targeting FIFA Success

Fresh from claiming their second CONCACAF Champions Cup title of the decade with a 7-6 spot kicks win over CD Guadalajara, Mexican power Pachuca have set their sights on FIFA World Club Cup glory. The tourney, which brings continental champions from across the globe to Japan, will be fought out in January. “A world’s club…

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If Wenger Stays So Do I, Says Henry

Theirry Henry has pledged to stay at Arsenal, but only as long as Arsene Wenger does. Henry’s future as well as that of Wenger has been in the air in recent weeks as the Gunners reach the conclusion on their most disappointing season for a number of years. Much of the speculation concerning their manager…