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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, June 20, 2008
Stan Kroenke, the billionaire owner of both the Colorado Rapids and the Denver Nuggets, is "in advanced talks" with English Premier League giant Arsenal that would put him in a strong position for a future takeover of the team, writes Nick Harris. Kroenke, who currently owns 12 per cent of ... Read the whole story
Germany's hero of Thursday's riveting 3-2 quarter-final win over Portugal at the European Championships has a secret adviser. Sebastian Schweinsteiger (or 'Swinesteiger', as the ESPN commentators insist on calling him) received a few words of wisdom from German chancellor Angela Merkel while sitting out a suspension in the stands at ... Read the whole story
After starting the tournament as one of the favorites, Germany beat Poland with competence, played miserably against Croatia, then ground out the necessary result against Austria. Few gave the Germans a chance against in-form Portugal, but "this was a victory for size, power and some smart strategy," writes Duncan Castles. ... Read the whole story
Soccer's all the craze in Canada these days, so it's no surprise to see Ottawa added to the list of Canadian cities considering a bid for a Major League Soccer franchise. In the light of Toronto FC's popularity and the healthy attendances at last year's U-20 World Cup, Ottawa Senators' ... Read the whole story
For every one of Major League Soccer's South American signings heralded as a harbinger of technique and quality to MLS, there seems to be a corresponding failure. Argentine midfielder Eloy Colombano left the Kansas City Wizards Thursday "by mutual consent."   "He's very homesick," technical director Peter Vermes said. "He ... Read the whole story


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