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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Feb. 20, 2009
While AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani spent the last couple days suggesting that the team and MLS were getting closer and closer to keeping David Beckham bound in Italy, AEG chief executive Tim Leiweke was quietly left wondering how this could be the case when the two sides hadn't ... Read the whole story
In a welcome display of modesty in an increasingly "me-first" world, Argentine playmaker Lionel Messi made his point clear in talking with UEFA.com that "Any team that depends on just one player can't be a true soccer team." Despite that selfless shunning of the spotlight, the fact remains that Messi ... Read the whole story
ESPN The Magazine writer Jeff Bradley makes a strong case for EPL underdog Hull City as America's Team away from America, highlighting loyal but "long-suffering" fans that despite dismal results continue to simply celebrate that the team's "fairy tale journey" has led them to their first Premier League season since ... Read the whole story
At long last, Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin is expected to make his English Premier League debut for Arsenal this Saturday against Sunderland (TV Setanta Sports USA, 9:40 am ET). AFP reports that Gunners coach Arsene Wenger expects Arshavin "to provide the ammunition to fire Arsenal back into the Premier League's ... Read the whole story
In a scene that lasted more than 15 minutes, a whopping seven players were shown red cards after a scuffle stemmed from an Ulbra player's post-goal celebration in a 5-2 win over Brasil in the country's Rio Grande de Sul championship. According to Brazilian newspaper O Globo, Brasil's goalkeeper Danrlei ... Read the whole story
I'm sure there have been less important protests in the world, but perhaps not many. According to the Daily Mail, groups of Russian fans have taken to the streets of Moscow in recent days to oppose Guus Hiddink's double duty as Chelsea coach in fears that it will adversely affect ... Read the whole story
"We are not the best team in the history of Barcelona. Those [teams] that won five trophies or the team of [Johan] Cruyff are the best in history, but I thank Juande for saying that we have done things well up until now." Coach Josep Guardiola and former Barca midfielder, ... Read the whole story


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