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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Egypt has blamed its 3-0 loss to the USA at the Confederations Cup  - at least partially - on "lies" that the South African media spread about its players consorting with prostitutes after beating world champion Italy. It was initially reported that Egyptian players returned from the Italy game to ... Read the whole story
Spain midfielder Xavi warned that the USA will be a difficult opponent for European Champion Spain in Wednesday's Confederations Cup semifinal. The Barcelona playmaker said he felt there was "perhaps more pressure on Spain than the USA.""I've seen the strong team the Americans has been evolving ... and when we ... Read the whole story
The Washington Post's Steven Goff reports that D.C. United midfielder-forward Santino Quaranta, who resurrected his career after battling drug addiction, will be named to the USA Gold Cup roster this week. Quaranta, 24, has not played for the American squad since February 2006. Quaranta has 11 caps (three starts, eight ... Read the whole story
FIFA is giving away some free tickets for the Confederations Cup semifinal match between Spain and the United States. The governing body of world soccer said  there were about 6,000 tickets still on sale for the match at the 38,000-seat Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. "There will be a certain ... Read the whole story
ESPN will broadcast live Premier League matches for the first time in Britain after gaining rights from financially troubled Setanta Sports. The Premier League announced that ESPN, owned by The Walt Disney Co., will televise 46 matches next season and 23 in each of the three seasons from 2010-13 in ... Read the whole story
Irish pay-TV company Setanta has today been placed into administration after rescue talks designed to secure new funding collapsed. Accountancy firm Deloitte has confirmed it has been appointed to administrate the UK part of the business, which employs about 200 staff. They will now be made redundant. Setanta's UK arm ... Read the whole story
Manchester City has acquired striker Roque Santa Cruz from Blackburn by buying out his remaining contract for around $30 million. Santa Cruz will once again link up with Coach Mark Hughes, who bought Santa Cruz from Bayern Munich while boss of Blackburn two years ago. The deal is City's second ... Read the whole story


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