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Sinclair treble fires Swansea into Premier League

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Swansea clinched promotion to the Premier League as Scott Sinclair's hat-trick inspired a 4-2 win over Reading in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Monday. Brendan Rodgers' side will play in the top-flight for the first time in 28 years and can look forward to a £90 million pounds ($148 million) jackpot from increased revenue thanks to a sensational first-half di...Full Story »

Barcelona players to celebrate Champions League victory by partying at Shakira concert

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by Foxsports.com

Barcelona's players will go to a concert by defender Gerard Pique's girlfriend, Shakira, in Barcelona on Sunday to celebrate their Champions League victory. "Champions!! Champions!! thank you so much!!" Pique wrote on his Twitter account Saturday after a thrilling 3-1 win over Manchester United at London's Wembley Stadium. "Tomorrow at Barcelona and then the players will go to @shakira con...Full Story »

Inter sink Palermo to lift cup - Nerazzurri defend trophy in Rome

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by skysports.com

Eto'o: Was on target with two goals against Palermo Inter Milan claimed a 3-1 victory over Palermo to retain the Coppa Italia and hand coach Leonardo his first piece of silverware at the helm of the Nerazzurri. Samuel Eto'o struck twice at Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night as Inter won the competition for the seventh time. The Cameroon international scored his first goal in the 26th minu...Full Story »

Joey Barton wants to stay but claims Newcastle plan to replace him

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by theguardian.com

• Midfielder uses Twitter to question transfer policy• Contract set to expire next summer at St James' Park Joey Barton wants to remain at Newcastle but claims the club intend to sell him. Joey Barton claims he wants to stay at Newcastle United but has not been offered a new contract by the club, who he believes want a "younger, better, cheaper player". The 28-year-old midfielder...Full Story »

Who wants to be a £90millionaire?

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by The Sun

FINAL ANSWER ... quiz king Chris is plumping for Reading CHRIS TARRANT is backing Reading to win today's £90million jackpot at the Championship play-off final.The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire presenter and Royals fan says: "It's 50-50. Reading 3 Swansea 2 - that's my final answer."Tarrant - who will be with his family at Wembley today cheering on his home-town team - used to stand on the ...Full Story »

Berba set to quit Utd after final axe

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by The Sun

DIMITAR BERBATOV is set to quit Manchester United after being axed from their Champions League final squad.Berba - joint top Premier League scorer with 20 goals - did not take his seat in the stands for the game.And at the end he failed to join the other omitted players on the Wembley pitch.Instead he is understood to have gone straight on to the team bus at the final whistle.His Champions Lea...Full Story »

Messi: Barca can win so much more

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by The Sun

LIONEL MESSI vowed to carry on leading the Barcelona dynasty for many years to come.His words after the Catalans creamed Manchester United will do nothing to sooth Alex Ferguson's pain.The United chief admitted he had never experienced such a spanking as the one meted out to his sorry troops by Messi & Co.The world's best player savaged United and was Man of the Match as irrepressible Barc...Full Story »

Ed: We're closing gap on Barcelona

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by The Sun

EDWIN VAN DER SAR believes Manchester United have improved in two years because they kept Barcelona quiet for 20 minutes!The Dutchman tried to bring some levity to an otherwise depressing day for everyone connected to the Red Devils as he looked back on their previous defeat to Barca in the 2009 final.Then they opened brightly too before losing 2-0.Van der Sar said: "It took them 20 minutes to...Full Story »

Lyon secures Champions League spot

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AP)—Seven-time French champion Lyon booked a place in Champions League qualifying Sunday by beating Monaco 2-0 on the last day of the French league season with goals from Pape Diakhate and Lisandro Lopez. Lyon’s win also sent 18th-place Monaco into the second division for the first time since 1976. Lens and last-place Arles were already demoted. Third-place Lyon ended the ch...Full Story »

Eto’o double helps Inter to cup triumph

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ROME, May 29 (Reuters)- Samuel Eto’o scored twice as Inter Milan salvaged a trophy from a disappointing season with a 3-1 win over Palermo in an electric Italian Cup final on Sunday. The Cameroon striker scored in the 26th and 76th minutes with carbon-copy strikes after latching on to precise Wesley Sneijder passes. Palermo, seeking their first Italian Cup victory, dominated much of the ...Full Story »

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