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10-man Inter held to 1-1 draw at Atalanta

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP

ROME (AP)—Serie A leader Inter Milan was held to a 1-1 draw at regional rival Atalanta on Sunday after being reduced to 10 men, while city rival AC Milan lost 2-0 at home to Palermo. Simone Tiribocchi equalized for Atalanta in the 81st minute, beating Brazil defender Lucio not long after Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder picked up his second yellow card for a late tackle. Diego Milito had...Full Story »

Virginia wins NCAA College Cup

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by YAHOO Sport

Akron's Ben Speas (17) and Virginia's Jonathan Villanueva (10) battle during an NCAA men's College Cup championship soccer game in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. The game was tied at the end of regulation. Virginia won 3-2 on penalty kicks. Full Story »

Virginia tops Akron on PKs to win NCAA College Cup

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP

CARY, N.C. (AP)—There are pictures of each of Virginia’s national championship teams hanging in its locker room, and there’s about to be an addition to the wall. The Cavaliers beat Akron 3-2 on penalty kicks after a scoreless game to win the NCAA Men’s College Cup on Sunday. “Walking by it every single day and seeing those guys and how happy they were in those pic...Full Story »

Giggs wins BBC Sports Personality award for 2009

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP

SHEFFIELD, England (AP)—Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2009 on Sunday. Giggs, who has made a club record 821 appearances for United and won more trophies than any other player in English football, took the award ahead of Formula One world champion Jenson Button. Heptathlon world champion Jessica Ennis came third. “That was a...Full Story »

Barcelona, Real Madrid both win in Spain

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by AP

MADRID (AP)—Real Madrid edged Valencia 3-2 to stay with Spanish leader Barcelona, which marked its last domestic game of 2009 with a 1-0 win over crosstown rival Espanyol on Saturday. Ezequiel Garay headed Xabi Alonso’s long free kick sharply into goal in the 83rd minute for Madrid’s winner that came only three minutes after Joaquin Sanchez equalized for Valencia for the secon...Full Story »

Chelsea held by Everton, despite Didier Drogba's double

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by theguardian.com

  Louis Saha celebrates scoring Everton's third goal in the 63rd minute to earn a draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Full Story »

Marseille beats Boulogne 2-0 in French league

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by AP

PARIS (AP)—Marseille moved within three points of leader Bordeaux in the French league by beating Boulogne 2-0 on Saturday. Defender Gabriel Heinze scored for Marseille with a header in the 48th minute off a corner from Benoit Cheyrou, and six minutes later fullback Taye Taiwo converted a penalty kick after Lucho Gonzalez was fouled. “It was a tricky match. We knew it,” Cheyr...Full Story »

Gabriel Agbonlahor strikes to make a turkey out of Manchester United

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by theguardian.com

Just when they needed three points to close the gap on misfiring Chelsea, Manchester United went and lost at home to Aston Villa for the first time in living memory. Well, since 1983, to be exact, three years before Sir Alex Ferguson arrived and before Martin O'Neill even tried his hand at management . Not only have Villa never beaten United in the Premier League era, they have hardly ever dr...Full Story »

Schalke beats Werder Bremen 2-0 in Bundesliga

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by AP

FRANKFURT(AP) -- Schalke snapped Werder Bremen's 23-game unbeaten streak Saturday with a 2-0 win to move within a point of Bundesliga leader Bayer Leverkusen. Kevin Kuranyi and Jan Moravek scored for Schalke, which has 31 points, one point fewer than Leverkusen, which drew 2-2 with Hertha Berlin on Friday. Bremen dropped to fourth and remained on 28 points. "We stood really well defensively ...Full Story »

Ronaldinho named "Player of the Decade" by British magazine

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2009 by chinaview.cn

LONDON, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Brazil forward Ronaldinho was named as "World Player of the Decade" by British magazine World Soccer on Thursday. Argentine forward Lionel Messi was named their "World Player of the Year". Ronaldinho won the accolade based on the votes cast by readers in the 10 annual votes between 2000 and 2009 being converted into points. The Brazilian, who was the magazine's ...Full Story »

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