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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010
Real Madrid wrapped up the signing of German World Cup star Mesut Ozil, the sixth and final player signed in a summer spending spree for young talent that cost the Merengues $100 million. Their other signings: Sami Khedira, Pedro Leon, Angel di Maria and Sergio Canales, as well as Chelsea ... Read the whole story
Werder Bremen moved closer to returning to the UEFA Champions League group stage thanks to a 3-1 win over Italy's Sampdoria on Wednesday, only hours after its star Mesut Ozil signed for Real Madrid. Read the whole story
South Africa spent an estimated $1.3 billion building and upgrading the 10 stadiums used for the 2010 World Cup, but they are in danger of turning into white elephants. Read the whole story
Tiny Blackpool's 4-0 win at Wigan in its English Premier League debut couldn't mask the chaos at the club. Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston quit on Wednesday, four days after the Wigan game, saying he was disillusioned with the business side to the EPL, where his bid to put a ceiling ... Read the whole story
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin threw his weight behind his country's powerful bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup when he told visiting FIFA inspectors that Russia would do everything to organize the World Cup at the highest level. Read the whole story


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