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Lyon warm up for season-opener with Milan draw

Posted Monday, August 02, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Lyon ended their pre-season preparations on a positive note as Jimmy Briand's fine finish secured a 1-1 draw against Italian giants AC Milan in the Emirates Cup on Sunday. Claude Puel's side kick off their French league campaign against Monaco next weekend and they will go into the fixture in confident mood after a fluent display in the pre-season tournament at Arsenal's Emirates...Full Story »

Suarez sent off as Twente beat Ajax 1-0 to win Super Cup

Posted Sunday, August 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

AMSTERDAM, July 31 (Reuters) - Twente Enschede beat Ajax 1-0 to win the Dutch Super Cup on Saturday thanks to a goal by Luuk de Jong after a goalkeeping blunder and a first-half red card for the Amsterdam side’s Uruguay World Cup striker Luis Suarez. Ajax’s Netherlands keeper Maarten Stekelenburg was at fault for the goal after his sloppy pass to Gregrory van der Wiel was intercepte...Full Story »

Cahill hat-trick powers Everton

Posted Sunday, August 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Australian international midfielder Tim Cahill scored a hat-trick as Premier League Everton defeated second-tier Championship newcomers Norwich City 4-2 on Saturday in a pre-season friendly. Former Everton goalkeeper John Ruddy gifted Cahill a sixth minute opener before the Australian added his second seven minutes before half-time. But Norwich levelled through Andrew Crofts and...Full Story »

Barcelona release Mexico captain Marquez

Posted Sunday, August 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BARCELONA, July 31 (Reuters) - Mexico captain Rafael Marquez, who has been strongly linked in the media with a move to New York Red Bulls, has reached a deal with La Liga champions Barcelona that releases him from his contract. “Barcelona and the player Rafa Marquez have agreed to rescind, by mutual consent, the contract that tied the two parties together until June 30, 2012,” Barca...Full Story »

Lennon hopes Lyon fightback will inspire Celtic

Posted Sunday, August 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Celtic manager Neil Lennon hopes his side's gutsy fightback to earn a 2-2 draw against Lyon in the Emirates Cup will prove his players with the inspiration for a great escape in the Champions League. Lennon's team recovered from two goals down thanks to late strikes from Gary Hooper and Georgios Samaras in the pre-season tournament at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Saturday. But ...Full Story »

Sexy Paraguay fan Larissa Riquelme joins 'Playboy'

Posted Saturday, July 31, 2010 by huanqiu.com

Wenger tells Fabregas to stay and win title

Posted Saturday, July 31, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Arsene Wenger has told unsettled captain Cesc Fabregas to forget about a dream move to Barcelona and focus on helping Arsenal win the Premier League. Wenger is determined to keep Fabregas even though the Spain midfielder has made it clear he would love to return to the club he left to join Arsenal as a teenager. Barca have gone public with their interest in Fabregas and are will...Full Story »

Manchester City Now Offer Inter €26 Million Plus Bonuses For Mario Balotelli After Agreeing Player Terms - Report

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Emphasis has shifted on Inter and Manchester City in the deal for Mario Balotelli after the player agreed personal terms. And now it's down to the clubs to agree on a new transfer fee: €26 million plus bonuses. Sky Sport Italia reports Mino Raiola, the player's agent, and a lawyer working on Balotelli's behalf met with Inter director Marco Branca. Raiola informed the transfer director th...Full Story »

OFFICIAL: Real Madrid Sign Stuttgart Midfielder Sami Khedira

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Bundesliga side Stuttgart have confirmed the departure of holding midfielder Sami Khedira to Real Madrid. A report in Bild claims that the Blancos have agreed a fee of €14 million for the services of the Germany international. However, Stuttgart have not disclosed any details about the transfer fee. The 23-year-old midfielder had already agreed personal terms with Madrid on Wednesday and...Full Story »

England’s James joins second tier Bristol City

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - England’s World Cup goalkeeper David James has signed a one-year deal to play for Championship (second division) Bristol City, the club said on Friday. James will join officially on Aug. 1, the day he turns 40, on a contract that includes an option for a further year, City added on their website (www.bcfc.co.uk). The experienced keeper left Portsmouth followin...Full Story »

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