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Rangers Run Riot Over Celtic

An inspired performance saw Rangers move top of the Scottish Premier League standings as they beat Celtic 4-2 in the first Old Firm derby of the new campaign at Parkhead on Sunday, which saw both teams go down to 10 men. Neither side were able to stamp their authority during the opening 30 minutes, but…

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Lampard: Robinho will light up league

Blues chief executive Peter Kenyon is confident of wrapping up the deal for the 24-year-old Brazilian, with Chelsea’s official website even taking orders for kits with Robinho’s name printed and the number ‘to be confirmed’. This is despite Real president Ramon Calderon insisting “the coach and the sports director want the player to stay and…

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Champions League draw: ManUtd in with Celtic, Villarreal

The Champions League group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday, with five British teams having their fates decided. When the draw got under way, Chelsea were put into group A, Arsenal were put into group G, Liverpool found themselves in group D, while defending champions Manchester United slotted into group E. Scottish side…

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Rafa promises Liverpool improvement

The Anfield boss accepts that although his side are still unbeaten after four games this term – and have only conceded one goal – they have not been firing on all cylinders. That was underlined by the Champions League qualifying tie with Standard Liege. Liverpool should have lost the first leg in Belgium, and laboured…

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Arsenal Cruise Through In Europe

Arsenal bounced back from their defeat at the weekend to ensure their qualification for the Champions League group phase as they defeated FC Twente 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. It was a 6-0 aggregate thrashing for the Gunners over former former England manager Steve McClaren’s team. Also advancing easily were Atlético Madrid, Fenerbahçe,…

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Milan's Kaka Not Moving To Chelsea

Brazilian playmaker Kaka is happy at the AC Milan and says he intends to stay with the team as long as they share his objectives. All summer Kaka has been linked with a big-money move to Chelsea, but the 26-year-old says he is happy at the San Siro. Kaka said: “Me going to Chelsea? I’m…

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Gold Medal Aguero Back For Atletico

Atletico Madrid welcome back star striker Sergio Aguero for Wednesday’s vital Champions League clash against Schalke, but the diminutive Argentinian is warning against pinning too much hope on his return. Atletico have an uphill battle if they are to grace the Champions League group stages after suffering a 1-0 defeat to last season’s quarter-finals Schalke…

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Shevchenko completes Milan return

The Ukraine forward touched down in Italy late on Sunday night after Chelsea agreed terms with the Serie A side on Saturday on a deal to take Shevchenko back to Milan – the club he represented for seven seasons between 1999 and 2006. The deal was only awaiting a medical but a Milan spokesman confirmed…

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Chelsea Ride Early Deco Strike

Deco continued his fine start to life in the Premier League but Chelsea failed to match their first-day performance in a 1-0 win at Wigan. The Portugal midfielder lashed home a free-kick in the third minute to hand the Blues three points against a resilient Latics side at the JJB Stadium. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men…

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U.S. WNT Claim Olympic Gold

The United States women’s national team defeated Brazil 1-0 in extra time on Thursday to win the Olympic gold medal. Carli Lloyd blasted a left footed shot underneath Brazilian goalkeeper Barbara in the in the 96th minute and the defense held off a final push from Brazil for the win. The goal capped off a…

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Zenit close door on Arshavin sale

Spurs had already turned their attentions away from the player who impressed for Russia at Euro 2008, having failed to agree a fee with Zenit for the 27-year-old playmaker. Zenit gave Tottenham until Monday of this week to meet their demands and have now pulled the plug on the proposed deal. They have stated on…

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Milan claim Shevchenko return is 'close'

The Ukraine striker has endured two disappointing years at Stamford Bridge following a big-money move from Milan. Reports suggest Shevchenko could return to Milan in what would initially be a season-long loan deal following a meeting between former club president Silvio Berlusconi and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in Sardinia last Thursday. The Italian press claim…

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Blanco Calls For Mexico GK Change

Though enjoying his first call-up since last spring’s Copa America, Mexico playamker Cuauhtemoc Blanco has stirred things up by suggesting that it was time for apprentice keeper Guillermo Ochoa to take over for old master Oswaldo Sanchez. The 23-year old Ochoa – 12 years younger than his Santos counterpart – has been patiently lying in…

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Arena Takes Helm At Galaxy

Bruce Arena was been named General Manager and Head Coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy today. Arena, who becomes the seventh coach in club history, will oversee all of the club’s soccer operations, including the first team, reserve and academy teams and youth development. “While it has been a very difficult week, I believe the…

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US Women Rally To Reach Olympic Final

Angela Hucles scored twice and Lori Chalupny and Heather O’Reilly each scored once as the U.S. advanced to the gold medal match with a 4-2 victory against Japan. Since women’s soccer was added to the Olympic program in 1996, the U.S. is the only team that has advanced to all four Olympic Finals, and for…