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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 28, was charged on Tuesday with assault "occasioning actual bodily harm and affray" following an alleged fight outside a nightclub. His arrest happened in the early hours of Monday, just hours after he had scored twice in league-leading Liverpool's 5-1 win at Newcastle.   Gerrard was ... Read the whole story
The Houston Dynamo has given up its pursuit of Mexican striker Luis Angel Landin after the Morelia Monarcas forward signed a one-year loan deal with Mexican First Division club Cruz Azul instead.   "We're out of the running," Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti said Monday. Houston's offer was apparently ... Read the whole story
The Gulf state of Qatar is considering a bid to become the first Arab country to host the World Cup finals, the secretary-general of the Qatar Football Association, Saud al Mohannadi, said Tuesday.   He claimed that the state had "the means and the ability" to host the finals, either ... Read the whole story
"There's very little in the way of any coaching feuds in MLS," writes Andrea Canales, casting a wistful eye towards Europe and the psychological games and insults involving men like Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson. "That's a shame, because it robs the game of a certain amount of ... Read the whole story
Colorado Rapids coach Gary Smith has made three New Year's resolutions for the club. "Number one, to win the MLS Cup. Number two, in doing that, to play in a style and fashion that fits this club. Number three, for the whole staff within the club, for the players and ... Read the whole story
"This summer, I no longer had a head for football, I'd completely lost the fire. I felt completely extinguished. For the first time in my career, I'd lost the passion for football. I was lost." Chelsea striker Didier Drogba confesses that he started the season with no desire to play ... Read the whole story
"[David] Beckham could go on for another five or six years. His cardiovascular readings are very good. His basic fitness is excellent. All he needs to do now is to alter his training program slightly." AC Milan doctor Jean-Pierre Meerseeman on the future playing prospects of the L.A. Galaxy midfielder. Read the whole story
"It's dawned on me that not only do some sports thrive in silence, but indeed they flourish. They become things of grace and beauty. Stripped of the chatter -- most of which is gaudily decorative rather than utilitarian anyway -- we see the sports in their naked state. And they ... Read the whole story


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