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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
The opening weekend of the English Premier League marked an all-time low in terms of the number of Englishmen participating at the beginning of a season. According to the Guardian, two-thirds of those who played on opening weekend were foreigners. Read the whole story
Sky Sports Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Tottenham and Real Madrid have agreed to a world record transfer for Gareth Bale worth $145.8 million, plus Real defender Fabio Coentrao. However it is as yet unclear whether Coentrao will be included in the deal, or used to subsidize it. Read the whole story
Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore is confident he will score goals at the Stadium of Light this year, despite drawing a blank on his home debut for the Black Cats', a 1-0 opening day loss at home to Fulham on Saturday. The USA international, who played on loan for Hull City ... Read the whole story
Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that NBC's expensive bet on the English Premier League had a strong start, with the first three live games telecast on NBC and NBC Sports averaging a 0.5 rating, according to preliminary estimates, which is 0.2 points higher than ESPN and Fox Soccer's opening weekend last year. ... Read the whole story
Following his team's 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle United in his first game at the Etihad, Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini hailed his players on a "very special night." David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri all got on the score sheet in a game that effectively ended as ... Read the whole story
In an interview with Fox Soccer Daily, Landon Donovan reiterated that he is considering offers from Europe once his MLS contract expires at the end of the season. The 31-year-old said he wants to wait and see what the Los Angeles Galaxy's plans are for him before making a decision ... Read the whole story
Fulham on Monday completed the signing of Scott Parker from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee. The 32-year-old midfielder was also a target of Queens Park Rangers, but opted to remain in the Premier League. Fulham becomes Parker's fifth club. Read the whole story


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