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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Dec. 22, 2008
Major League Soccer has sold the international TV rights to its games to sports media company MP & Silva through 2013. Sports Business Journal (subscription only) reported that the deal involves "an eight-figure agreement." The TV deal is part of "a long-term, broad partnership with" MLS and includes "the exclusive ... Read the whole story
Both D.C. United and FC Dallas were approached last month about the possibility of acquiring Ghanaian international Stephen Appiah, 28, on a free transfer, reports Steven Goff. But for reasons not yet clear, the potential deals fell through. "Appiah would have been willing to play in MLS for $2 million ... Read the whole story
The English Football Association's full report on the incident involving Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and the ground staff of Chelsea FC last April is well worth reading in full at the FA's website, writes Sam Wallace. "In parts it reads like the average fight outside a kebab shop on ... Read the whole story
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has said that soccer is in the age of the "disposable manager," and that he is not exempt from getting fired in spite of his team currently sitting third in the English Premier League. He knows how quickly things can change, and feels increasing emphasis ... Read the whole story
"They are an absolute disaster, staggering into rotten relationships as broken promise after broken promise drives them ever closer to a complete breakdown, teetering on the edge of the financial and football abyss." Sid Lowe tells how it's not been Mallorca's season so far in La Liga.    Read the whole story
"The title is won in May and we are in December. Mathematically we will fight until the end. I believe Liverpool will drop many points. I am convinced of that. They had four draws at home. That means they dropped eight points, why shouldn't they drop eight more in the ... Read the whole story
"I suppose the only thing that I sometimes get frustrated by is when people outside the football club are talking about things to do with me, because they are trying to create something that is not there." Liverpool striker Robbie Keane, who scored a fine goal for his team in ... Read the whole story
I say, how awfully splendid. The English FA has something the U.S. and many other countries can't call on in their bid to land the 2018 World Cup -- a member of the royal family to shake important hands and make small talk. Presuming that the monarchy is not overthrown ... Read the whole story


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