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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sunderland on Wednesday completed its great escape by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at the Stadium of Light, a result that condemned 18th-place Norwich City to relegation, and confirmed that Gus Poyet's men would stay in the Premier League next season. Barely three weeks ago, the Uruguayan tactician had said ... Read the whole story
Paris Saint-Germain celebrated its second-successive Ligue 1 title on Wednesday as it was crowned champion thanks to AS Monaco's 1-1 draw with Guingamp, which handed Laurent Blanc's men an unassailable seven-point lead at the top with just three games remaining. PSG actually went on to lose its home game against ... Read the whole story
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini said he expects to win the Premier League after his team went top of the English Premier League with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa at the Etihad Arena on Wednesday. City now leads second-place Liverpool by two points heading into the last game of ... Read the whole story
Carlo Ancelotti bemoaned Real Madrid's weak mentality after a 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid severely dented his team's title hopes. "We've lost control but I don't think it has been a lack of attitude," the Italian said in his post-game press conference. "I thought we defended too far back and ... Read the whole story
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said that he would love to coach Manchester United, which he described as the "biggest club in the world", but he offered no hint of what his plans might be for player-coach Ryan Giggs, who is rumored to be on his way out of Old ... Read the whole story
Federal police in Brazil are threatening a nationwide strike during the World Cup if the government doesn't increase officers' pay and improve working conditions, the Associated Press reports. As national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was announcing his 23-man squad for the tournament, officers staged a protest rally outside the ... Read the whole story
AS is reporting on Thursday that Barcelona was willing to sell Lionel Messi for 250 million euros ($346.8 million) and offered the player 10% of the sale. The report adds that an email was sent to Jorge Messi, the striker's father and agent, containing the proposal. The report also claims ... Read the whole story


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