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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
UEFA will decide Monday whether to punish Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney over his clash with Aalborg's Kasper Risgard at Old Trafford in Wednesday's Champions League group game. Any suspension would mean him missing at least one game when the competition's Round of 16 knockout phase begins in February. Risgard ... Read the whole story
U.S. women's national team midfielder Shannon Boxx, 31, was close to quitting last year because she was emotionally drained, writes Corinna Knoll. But the Olympic gold medallist was re-energized by the appointment of Pia Sundhage as coach in November 2007. "I was close to being done," Boxx said. "It started ... Read the whole story
UEFA President Michel Platini has said that the 2012 European Championship, to be hosted jointly by Poland and the Ukraine, could take place solely in Poland if the stadium in the Ukrainian capital Kiev is not finished on time, according to Polish newspaper Dziennik. However, Platini is cool on a ... Read the whole story
Eleven-year-old Evan Mundine of Bastrop, Texas, is selling his autographed soccer memorabilia to help find a bone marrow donor for the wife of his favorite player, Real Salt Lake's Andy Williams. Marcia Williams has leukemia. The fifth-grader broke his legs two years ago while playing soccer and, while recovering, received ... Read the whole story
World soccer's governing body FIFA has named the contenders for the 2008 World Player and FIFA Women's World Player awards. The award will be presented January 12. There are no U.S. players on either list. The male nominees are Kaka (Brazil), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Fernando Torres (Spain) ... Read the whole story
"We're amazed at the support by our fans." Toronto FC's senior director of business operations, Paul Beirne, expresses the team's surprise that it has already sold out its quota of 16,000 season tickets for the 2009 season.    Read the whole story
"The truth is that when Uefa brought in their Champions League they were not so much breaking new ground as buying time. They do know the nature of their beast. It is unbounded by any force but the one of self-interest. What happened this week was not football competition but ... Read the whole story
"For us to win the league we need Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal to mess up their season. It is very rare that three teams all mess up. So there's no point waiting for our direct adversaries to slip up because it won't happen. They all have a lot greater ... Read the whole story


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