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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini, who is being investigated for his comments about referee Jonas Eriksson following City's 2-0 loss at home to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg on Tuesday, apologized for his comments on Friday, insisting that he never questioned Eriksson's integrity, and that ... Read the whole story
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil apologized to fans on Thursday for missing a penalty during the Gunners 2-0 UEFA Champions League defeat at home to Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Ozil's spot-kick early in the first half was palmed away by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. After that, things went downhill for ... Read the whole story
Wayne Rooney on Friday agreed to a new five-and-a-half year deal with Manchester United, extending his current contract by four years, and increasing his weekly salary to 300,000 pounds ($500,000) per week, the BBC and other news outlets are reporting. The United striker has 11 goals and 14 assists in ... Read the whole story
Forbes.com tax writer Kelly Phillips takes an in-depth look at the Neymar tax scandal, pointing out that this is only the latest tax scandal to affect Barcelona after star striker Lionel Messi was charged with tax fraud last year. On Thursday, a Spanish court indicted the Catalan club on charges ... Read the whole story
Premier League giant Chelsea has been given a big boost in its expected hunt for a striker next summer after Francois Gallardo, a FIFA agent and close friend of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, revealed that the Uruguay international is unhappy in Paris and could seek to move away from ... Read the whole story
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has urged FIFA to consider abandoning what he describes as the "triple punishment" of penalty, red card, and suspension for denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity in the penalty box. Bayern was the beneficiary of that rule at the Emirates on Wednesday, as Arsenal keeper Wojciech ... Read the whole story
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta on Friday signed a contract extension with the Ligue 1 giant that will keep him at the club until 2016. Motta, an Italy international, signed with PSG in 2012 and has since gone on to become an integral part of the club's starting eleven. Read the whole story


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