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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Did anyone pay too much heed to last week's story that Ronaldinho may, at some point, have been negotiating a multi-million dollar deal with the LA Galaxy? As Greg Lalas writes, "the whole episode smacked of agent-team gamesmanship."   The reported possible $50 million a year deal for the 28-year-old ... Read the whole story
Nicknames have been a part of sports for as long as balls have been thrown, hit or kicked. In Philip Roth's Great American Novel, about a traveling baseball team, one novice player begs to have a nickname so that he can feel truly accepted among the senior players. Much to ... Read the whole story
With England having failed to qualify for Euro 2008, its press has been eager to pick up on any stories with an English connection. One has been Big Phil's move from Portugal to Chelsea, announced mid-tournament. Another has been the progress of Turkey's adopted Englishman, Colin Kazim-Richards, whose roster selection ... Read the whole story
Trinidad & Tobago's Colombian coach, Francisco Maturana, might have been advised to head straight back to South America if he hadn't steered the Caribbean nation past Bermuda in Sunday's second leg of their World Cup qualifying second-round series. As it turned out, his team overturned the shock first-leg 2-1 deficit ... Read the whole story
North played South Korea in Seoul in a World Cup qualifier at the weekend, but with both teams already qualified for the next round, there was nothing at stake and the game ended 0-0. Perhaps more importantly, there were no diplomatic incidents.   North Korea's striker Jong Tae-Se, christened the ... Read the whole story


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