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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed Real Madrid's shock 4-2 defeat at Real Sociedad with a lingering knee injury, on Monday said that he can't always express his opinion about his team's transfer policy, though the Portuguese forward underlined how important departed duo Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria were to Real's ... Read the whole story
Tom Cleverly on Tuesday completed a season-long loan switch to Aston Villa from Manchester United, despite the paperwork for the loan being sent through more than two hours after the official transfer deadline on Monday night. Cleverly, who was deemed surplus to requirements by United's new coach, Louis van Gaal, ... Read the whole story
Lionel Messi is one of four injured Albiceleste stars for the World Cup final rematch between Argentina and world champion Germany in Dusseldorf on Wednesday. The Barcelona striker is suffering from muscle fatigue in his right hamstring after Barca's narrow 1-0 win at Villarreal on Sunday. Read the whole story
According to a poll conducted by Spanish daily AS, Real Madrid fans think their team is in a weaker position to challenge for the La Liga title than last season, despite having spent 117.5 million euros ($154.3 million) on new players this summer. An emphatic 79 percent of respondents voted ... Read the whole story
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti rejected suggestions that Xabi Alonso's departure to Bayern Munich was to blame as his team suffered a shock 4-2 defeat at Real Sociedad despite taking an early 2-0 lead on Sunday. Nevertheless, Ancelotti apologized to the club's supporters after the loss, which he said came ... Read the whole story
English Premier League teams smashed the previous record for spending during the summer transfer window after splashing out 835 million pounds ($1.38 billion) on new players between July 1 and September 1, PA Sport reports, which is more than 200 million pounds ($330 million) greater than the previous record of ... Read the whole story
FIFA has said it will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during talks with soccer officials next Monday. FIFA President Sepp Blatter last year insisted the tournament cannot be played in the summer desert heat and that a committee would meet ... Read the whole story
No. 24 Creighton got goals by freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin and Fabian Herbers to beat No. 13 Stanford, 2-0, before 2,612 fans at Morrison Stadium. "Creighton was sharper and a little bit better than us in every department," Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn said. "We played like the ball was a bar ... Read the whole story


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