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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Feb. 16, 2009
In a scene that plays out over and over every Saturday, Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo remains frustrated at the rough treatment that teams employ to take away his time on the ball. In a recent FA Cup game with Derby County, the 2008 FIFA World Footballer of the Year was ... Read the whole story
According to the Los Angeles Times' Grahame Jones, the initial bid put on the table by AC Milan for the services of midfielder David Beckham came in at just $3 million, far lower than the reported $10 million minimum price tag that has been sought by MLS and the Galaxy. ... Read the whole story
Spanish boss Rafael Benitez remains unsigned as coach of Liverpool beyond the 2009-10 English Premiership season, putting off the inking of two different contract extensions in order to secure a deal that includes contract commitments for his 10-person-plus technical staff, according to Sid Lowe. "Anyone that has just a year ... Read the whole story
Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, co-owner of investment giant Red and White Holdings Limited, has increased his company's share of EPL mainstay Arsenal to more than 25 percent. What does this mean for the Gunners ownership future? Simple. Red and White now only needs an additional 5 percent stock buy-up to ... Read the whole story
It didn't take a genius to figure that forwards Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba might provide a potent partnership up top for Chelsea. It just took Luiz Felipe Scolari getting sacked. With new coach Guus Huddink looking on before officially taking the reins on Monday, interim coach Ray Wilkins paired ... Read the whole story
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's fortune has fallen from an estimated $23 billion to just $13.9 billion in the last year, according to Russian finance magazine Finans. Meanwhile, Chelsea's most recent figures showed that it lost $94 million last year and also that Abramovich has poured more than $998 million into ... Read the whole story
The NY Red Bulls announced today that they re-signed 33-year-old Colombian forward Juan Pablo Angel to a multi-year deal. In his two years in the league, the two-time MLS All-Star has scored 35 goals in only 49 appearances. Read the whole story
"No one can take my experiences away from me. Obviously, I'd like to have played in the Bundesliga, but I've achieved other things instead. I'm in the Guinness Book of Records as the first professional footballer to have played on all six continents. The decision not to go to Bayern ... Read the whole story


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