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FIFA boss Blatter to skip Champions League final

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ZURICH (AP)—FIFA President Sepp Blatter is skipping the Champions League final in London to prepare for his appearance at a bribery scandal hearing Sunday. Blatter’s adviser, Brian Alexander, says FIFA’s chief will not attend Saturday’s match between Barcelona and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium. Blatter would traditionally attend UEFA’s showpiece club match,...Full Story »

Premier League backs Kroenke takeover of Arsenal

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Arsenal has received approval from the Premier League for American Stan Kroenke to take control of the club. Kroenke, who also owns the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids, gained a controlling stake in the London club by buying shares from fellow directors and launched a...Full Story »

Picture Special: Barcelona's training on the eve of the UEFA Champions League final

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by 7M Sport

Barcelona's players are pictured during a training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League final football match FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United, on May 27, 2011 at Wembley stadium in London. Full Story »

Wales defeat Northern Ireland in a drab game watched by 529

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by theguardian.com

Aaron Ramsey scored Wales's first goal against Northern Ireland, which condemned the Ulstermen to bottom place. Only something extraordinary on the field of play would divert from the biggest story surrounding this game: the paltry crowd. That something did not arrive; this was drab, dire stuff. No more than a bus-load of Northern Ireland fans – around 50 – a tiny pocket of those ...Full Story »

West Sam United

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun

SAM ALLARDYCE was last night finalising a deal to be the new manager of West Ham.Big Sam was in Sunderland yesterday to watch Take That with pal Steve Bruce.But fans of the relegated Hammers no longer have to 'Pray' a big name will take the reins at Upton Park. Allardyce wants in.The man who turned modest Bolton into a Premier League force is relishing the chance to get the Londoners back up f...Full Story »

Nani's Ron to a winner

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED player of the year Nani has finally stepped out of the giant shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo.Nani, 24, has just enjoyed his finest season in a United shirt since his £14million arrival from Sporting Lisbon four years ago.And while that may not be enough to earn him a place in the starting line-up for tonight's Champions League final against Barcelona, he is confident he can ...Full Story »

And Giggs must score - (But this time we can report it!)

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun

FANS are backing randy Ryan Giggs to sidestep his sex scandal - and bang one in at tonight's Champions League Final.Bookies have cut his odds to score the first goal to 7-1. Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Donohue said: "The Giggs business has added extra spice to the match and punters seem to think he'll be busy on the pitch as well." The Man U dribbler, 37, blew a fortune on a super-injunction ...Full Story »

Rom closes in on £23m Neymar

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun

CHELSEA have made a fresh swoop for Brazil striker Neymar.The Blues missed out on the Santos star last summer, having a £19million bid rejected.But this time the Stamford Bridge side are confident of closing a £23m deal with the Brazilian outfit.Billionaire Blues owner Roman Abramovich has made capturing the exciting forward a top priority and is now set to speak directly to Neymar, ...Full Story »

Guus Hiddink will consider 'concrete offer' if Chelsea come calling

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by theguardian.com

• Turkey coach focusing on Euro qualifer v Belgium next week• Club confident of securing Dutchman's release from contract Guus Hiddink won the FA Cup with Chelsea during his three-month spell as caretaker manager at Stamford Bridge in 2009. Guus Hiddink has waived an opportunity to commit his long-term future to the Turkey national team, with Chelsea's principal managerial target ...Full Story »

Messi IS the new me – Maradona

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun

DIEGO MARADONA had never seen anyone to match him as a football great - until the little genius Lionel Messi came along.All eyes will be on Barcelona star Messi at Wembley tonight like they used to be on Maradona every time he had the ball.And the Argie legend himself marvels at the way Messi destroys opposition defences.He says Messi has that X-factor which only the greatest possess. He makes...Full Story »

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