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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
While St. Louis waits to hear if it has secured an MLS franchise, another possibility for pro soccer in the city has emerged -- a United Soccer Leagues team. Not only could it come a year sooner than the projected 2011 MLS start date, it would be 39 million bucks ... Read the whole story
Barclays Bank, which sponsors the English Premier League, plans to review its worldwide sports deals, casting doubt upon its future backing of the league once the current contract runs out in 2010. The U.K.'s third largest bank has sponsored the league since 2001, with the latest three-year deal worth $99 ... Read the whole story
AC Milan will offer David Beckham a two-year contract if his loan spell at the Serie A club works out, reports Christopher Davies, citing no sources. The L.A. Galaxy midfielder is set to start his loan spell next month and is due to return to the MLS team in March ... Read the whole story
The English Football League, which governs the three professional divisions directly below the Premier league, has voted to bring in a new rule where four out of the 16 players on game-day rosters squads will have to be 'home grown.' Chairmen of the league's 72 member clubs voted on the ... Read the whole story
Former Brazil and Roma defender Cafu has agreed a deal to play for English non-league side Garforth Town for a few games at the end of the 2008-09 season. "He's likely to be coming in April and just playing a few games for us," said Garforth's owner Simon Clifford, who ... Read the whole story
"It's hard for us to comment on players who are currently under contract by another team, so we can't address the specific discussions that we've had with his representation or club." Houston Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti sort of comments on the club's talks with striker Luis Angel Landin ... Read the whole story
"Lady Nina [Bracewell-Smith] is no longer representing the club. ... I don't know for certain what she wants to do with her shares. We hope that she would remain a shareholder but she has not spoken to me about it lately." Arsenal FC Chairman Peter Hill-Wood on the board row ... Read the whole story
"A Colognish heart that doesn't beat when abroad/That yearns to return to Cologne." Just some of the profoundly moving lyrics sung by a Cologne church and its 80-strong choir begging FC Cologne's former striker Lukas Podolski to return to the city from Bayern Munich. Rumors that Johann Sebastian Bach was ... Read the whole story


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