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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Jan. 16, 2009
St. Louis' chances of landing a Major League Soccer franchise in 2011 hinge on the city strengthening its investor base, according to MLS Commissioner Don Garber . "It's a great soccer market and we hope to be here at some point," Garber said Thursday, in town for the NSCAA convention. ... Read the whole story
A lack of commercial and local government partners, as well as the moribund economy, mean that Atlanta won't be fielding an MLS team in 2011, writes Dan Chapman. But Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who submitted the city's application last October, hasn't ruled out trying for a possible franchise for the ... Read the whole story
Ramon Calderon resigned as president of Spanish champion Real Madrid Friday after an emergency board meeting at the Bernabeu, Reuters reports, quoting Spanish media. It said that Calderon, in office since 2006, had been under pressure to quit since the newspaper Marca published allegations earlier this week of irregularities at ... Read the whole story
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is so confident that his team will sign Brazilian playmaker Kaka from AC Milan that he has already worked out a 4-1-4-1 formation incorporating all the team's expected signings during this month's transfer window, report Daniel Taylor and Graham Chase. Hughes and his staff "have ... Read the whole story
"Today I have no desire to do any kind of fitness, like stand up on a line, race out and be timed. I still go out and run to stay healthy, but I also know when it really hurts, I can stop." Mia Hamm tells LZ Granderson she has no ... Read the whole story
Liverpool has accepted a bid from Portsmouth for winger Jermaine Pennant, 26, the player surprisingly linked in recent weeks with both Real Madrid and AC Milan. He will discuss personal terms with the FA Cup holders "over the next few days," the Portsmouth website said.    Read the whole story
"The owners feel that the manager's decisions need to be subject to the chief executive. But I know that I am subject to results and to our fans and they are the best judges I will ever have." Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez explains that having to be accountable to Chief ... Read the whole story
EPL newcomer Hull City has signed Manchester United's Angolan striker Manucho, 25, on loan until the end of the season. It is hoping to secure a work permit for him in time to play against Arsenal Saturday.    Read the whole story


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