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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Oct. 31, 2008
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has provoked Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon into suggesting he's senile, and former player Gabriel Heinze has said he's "mad." But as Jim White explains, there's a shrewd reason for Ferguson's comments in a magazine interview published this week that Real is used to ... Read the whole story
The Boston Globe's headline to New England's Eastern Conference semifinal playoff first leg 0-0 tie with the Chicago Fire was careful not to go over the top: Effort Was Quite Healthy. Monique Walker's introductory paragraph cites the game's "several hard tackles, shoves, calls, and noncalls" that ultimately gave the Revs ... Read the whole story
AC Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani has said that David Beckham's New Year fling in the northern Italian fashion capital will be a dream come true for the club. No doubt the city's high-end retailers are celebrating too. "David's arrival is a dream that becomes a reality," Galliani said. But ... Read the whole story
Ex-Poland international Grzegorz Lato, 58, was elected Thursday as the head of Poland's governing soccer body, the PZPN. "We are determined to change the image of Polish football," said Lato after his victory. "I am determined to... make it transparent and pure and for this to culminate in the success ... Read the whole story
Real Salt Lake is of course proud of its sporting achievement in reaching the Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time at the fourth attempt, writes Michael Lewis. But the economic reasons for reaching the postseason are just as important, and not just for the extra league games. Depending ... Read the whole story
"Insiders say [Sigi] Schmid is asking to become one of the higher-paid coaches in MLS but that he doesn't want to leave Columbus. There was speculation when he first came from Los Angeles that this was an interim stop, but they say he has grown to love the city, the ... Read the whole story
"I think that there's a possibility still of playing another year. I was finishing the season up well. I'm not in a rush to retire. I continue enjoying things, I'm conscious I need to make sure I'm doing everything on the field, continuing to play on the level that is ... Read the whole story
"There are those who will say that instead of condemning the pair [Joey Barton and Wayne Rooney] we should applaud them for engaging in an ancient British tradition that dates all the way back to the 1990s, even though it might have made sounder economic sense for them to kiss ... Read the whole story


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