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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
USA striker Jozy Altidore will be in the Sunderland squad for the club's Premier League opener at West Brom on Saturday, coach Gus Poyet said on Tuesday. Altidore, 24, suffered a hamstring injury during the USA's opening World Cup game against Ghana in June, and had been out of action ... Read the whole story
Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore, speaking at the official launch of the 2014-15 Premier League season, described Luis Suarez as "accident waiting to happen" and said that Liverpool was right to sell the striker, especially after the Uruguayan bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during the World Cup ... Read the whole story
Jose Mourinho described Diego Costa as the player Chelsea has been waiting for after the 32 million pound signing ($53.5 million) from Atletico Madrid scored twice inside the opening seven minutes of his debut at Stamford Bridge to give Chelsea a comfortable 2-0 win in Tuesday's friendly against Real Sociedad. ... Read the whole story
Cristiano Ronaldo dedicated his man-of-the-match award to Sir Alex Ferguson after scoring twice for Real Madrid as Los Blancos won the UEFA Super Cup, 2-0, against domestic rival Sevilla. Ferguson, Manchester United's former coach, attended the game as part of UEFA's technical committee, handing his former player the award after ... Read the whole story
Former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino on Tuesday was appointed the new manager of World Cup finalist Argentina, replacing Alejandro Sabella, who stepped down following the Albiceleste's 1-0 loss to Germany in the final. Martino, 51, left Barca at the end of last season after his team failed to win a ... Read the whole story
Nearly 60,000 people have signed an online petition urging Sheffield United not to re-sign the convicted rapist Ched Evans when he is released from prison. The strike was jailed for five years in April 2012 for raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel following a night out near Rhyl in ... Read the whole story
Liverpool on Tuesday edged closer to the signing of left-back Alberto Moreno from Sevilla. Moreno, 21, has long been considered coach Brendan Rodgers' top defensive target. He was a late scratch from Sevilla's starting lineup in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid on Tuesday after the club accepted an ... Read the whole story
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Wednesday named Wayne Rooney the club's captain and Darren Fletcher its vice-captain. Rooney led van Gaal's men to a 2-1 win against Valencia at Old Trafford on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Rooney replaces Nemanja Vidic, who joined Italian club Inter Milan over the summer. Read the whole story

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