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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
Manchester City will face Barcelona while Arsenal was paired with defending champion Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw on Monday. The English giants expected a tough draw as a consequence of finishing second in their respective UCL groups, although City will be the more confident ... Read the whole story
Clint Dempsey will make a two-month loan return to his former club Fulham when the European transfer window opens on Jan. 1, the Guardian reports, citing several US sources. Dempsey's return is seen as cover for the possibility that striker Dimitar Berbatov will seek a move away from Craven Cottage. ... Read the whole story
Tottenham on Monday fired coach Andre Villas-Boas following Spurs' 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. The heavy defeat, which came just three weeks after Manchester City thrashed AVB's men 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium, appeared to be the final straw for the White Hart ... Read the whole story
Following his team's heavy 6-3 loss at the Etihad to Manchester City, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger suggested that Manuel Pellegrini's men are no better than Everton or Southampton. Speaking to reporters after the game, the Frenchman said he didn't see anything special about the home side's display, rejecting the suggestion ... Read the whole story
The family of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is considering legal action against Spanish daily El Mundo, which reported that Jorge Messi, Leo's father and agent, is under investigation by the Central Operation Unit of Spain's Civil Guard (UCO), for allegedly laundering proceeds from drug trafficking. According to the report, UCO ... Read the whole story
Landon Donovan on Sunday quashed rumors linking him with a loan move abroad or even a possible transfer to Liga MX club Atlas, LA Galaxy insider Adam Serrano revealed in a series of tweets on Twitter. Serrano attended a Galaxy town-hall meeting, where the U.S. international addressed the recent rumors. Read the whole story
Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday opened a new museum to himself in the Madiera capital of Funchal. The so-called CR7 Museum houses more than 50 objects on display, some of them replicas of honors he's received throughout his playing career, including the 2008 World Player of the Year award, the 2010-11 ... Read the whole story
West Brom on Saturday fired head coach Steve Clarke after the club suffered its fourth successive defeat in a 1-0 loss to Cardiff City, which left the club just two points above the relegation zone. The club on Saturday said that the decision by its board to remove the Scot ... Read the whole story


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