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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini hit back at Chelsea fans that branded Frank Lampard a traitor for joining the Premier League champ on a short-term loan after spending 13 successful years at Stamford Bridge. Lampard, 36, completed the six-month loan deal earlier this week that will see him depart for ... Read the whole story
FIFPro, the world union for professional players, on Friday called for Luis Suarez's ban for biting to be reduced after the Barcelona and Uruguay striker's appeal was heard by the European Union's Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). According to Reuters, FIFPro said the ban was excessive and that Suarez ... Read the whole story
BBC Sport is reporting that Arsenal has agreed a fee of 15 million pounds ($26.2 million) with Barcelona for the sale of Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen. The 28-year-old central defender must now negotiate personal terms and pass a medical before moving to the Camp Nou. Vermaelen joined Arsenal from Ajax ... Read the whole story
Following the news of USA and MLS legend Landon Donovan's decision to retire from the game at the end of this season, compiled a list of Donovan's top 10 moments in the American soccer league. Read the whole story
Celtic on Friday was handed a UEFA Champions League lifeline when Europe's governing body awarded the Scottish champ a 3-0 victory against Legia Warsaw in the second-leg of the teams' qualifying series after the Polish club fielded an ineligible player. Legia had won Wednesday's game 2-0 en route to what ... Read the whole story
Didier Drogba on Friday announced his retirement from international soccer with the Ivory Coast. The 36-year-old, who rejoined Premier League giant Chelsea from Turkey's Galatasaray last month, made 104 appearances for his country, scoring 63 goals. His final appearance came during the Ivory Coast's last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Greece in ... Read the whole story
Atletico Madrid on Friday signed Spanish right-back Jesus Gamez from Malaga on a three-year contract, pending a medical. Gamez, 29, has been brought in as a replacement for Javier Manquillo, who earlier this week joined Premier League giant Liverpool on a season-long loan. Separately, the club confirmed that it agreed ... Read the whole story

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