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5 min ago | Daily Mail

Jerome Champagne to stand against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency in 2015 election

STEVEN GERRARD EXCLUSIVE: We're back in the Champions League, we're hungry and we can shock the best in Europe... and let them call Balotelli a nutter if they want, he is one of us now! He's played just 26 minutes for Arsenal in a Capital One Cup tie, but could Wenger be forced to plunge Bellerin, 19, into Champions League clash at Dortmund? Hazard in line to become Chelsea's highest-paid player with new five-year contract worth A 200,000 a week Four-goal thriller as Davies slip saves point for West Ham at Hull after Valencia's 70mph bullet and Diame's goal against old club Yet to be involved in an Arsenal strike this season, and without a goal of his own in 623 minutes... why it's time for off-form Ozil to start repaying his A 42.5m price tag Real Madrid chasing title No 11... but will City, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool triumph in the Champions League this season? Remember me, Louis? ... (more)


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4 hrs ago | Somerset County Gazette

Mario Balotelli has failed to find the net in his two appearances for Liverpool to date

The Italy international, a A 16million signing last month, is now the main man up front in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who is likely to be out for at least another fortnight with a thigh strain. As Liverpool make their return to the Champions League after a five-year absence, the 24-year-old finds himself the side's third most experienced player in Europe's elite club competition.


Related Topix: Sports, Steven Gerrard, More Sports, Liverpool, Alan Hutton

5 hrs ago |

Hector Bellerin will add to his solitary senior appearance for Arsenal on Tuesday night

Arsenal's defensive resources for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund are being severely tested after Arsene Wenger ruled out Nacho Monreal and rated Calum Chambers only 50-50. Monreal failed to travel to Germany because of a back problem while Chambers has succumbed to tonsillitis and will be assessed again on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Sports, Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, World Soccer, More Sports, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund

7 hrs ago | Leigh Journal

Younes Kaboul has been handed the Tottenham captaincy full-time

The Frenchman has led the side on several occasions this season and has now been chosen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the permanent successor to fellow central defender Michael Dawson, who joined Hull last month. A post on the club's official Twitter feed read: " Mauricio has announced that Younes Kaboul has been named our new Club captain with Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor as vice-captains."


Related Topix: Sports, Younes Kaboul, Michael Dawson, Emmanuel Adebayor, World Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, More Sports, Tottenham

9 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Champions League: Everything you need to know

Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.


Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller

14 hrs ago | CBS Local

Galaxy Draws Against Earthquakes 1-1

Chris Wondolowski's goal in the 66th minute drew the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 1-1 tie in the final California Clasico of the season on Sunday. Jordan Stewart assisted on the tying score, slotting a pass through a group of Galaxy defenders to find Wondolowski open near the far post.


Related Topix: Sports, Chris Wondolowski, US Soccer, San Jose Earthquakes, Los Angeles Galaxy, Jordan Stewart

18 hrs ago |

Rio Ferdinand, pictured, has spoken about David Moyes' Manchester United tenure in his autobiography

Rio Ferdinand has highlighted a series of mistakes which he believes David Moyes made during his dismal Manchester United tenure - starting with the banning of chips the night before matches. The QPR defender, who endured an unhappy return to Old Trafford on Sunday as his side were thrashed 4-0 by his former employers, has lifted the lid on what happened during Moyes' turbulent 10 months in charge.


Related Topix: Sports, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Journal

RG3, Charles among big names injured in Week 2

After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league. Robert Griffin III, Jamaal Charles , DeSean Jackson, A.J. Green and Knowshon Moreno all left their games on a busy Sunday for team trainers and medical staffs.


Related Topix: Sports, Washington Redskins, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, Robert Griffin III, NFL Players, Denver Broncos, Jackson, DeSean Jackson

CBS Atlanta

Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.


Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Juan Mata, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Wayne Rooney, Queens Park Rangers, Ander Herrera

The York Daily Record

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.


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Angel di Maria opened the scoring for Manchester United

Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata all got on the scoresheet as Van Gaal's team of Galacticos hammered Harry Redknapp's shell-shocked side 4-0 at Old Trafford. Van Gaal gave Radamel Falcao a second-half debut off the bench while Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo made their first starts in the red of United.


Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, David De Gea, Rafael, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Juan Mata

CBS Local

Toronto Equalizes In The 89th, Ties The Fire 1-1

Dwayne De Rosario scored in the 89th minute to lift Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. De Rosario tipped in the tying score from a yard out after Gilberto knocked a header down in front of the goal.


Related Topix: Sports, Dwayne De Rosario, Quincy Amarikwa, Toronto FC, US Soccer, Chicago Fire, Lovel Palmer, Jeff Larentowicz

York Press

Raheem Sterling made a belated appearance off the bench in the defeat to Aston Villa.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he did not make a mistake resting Raheem Sterling in the defeat to Aston Villa but the teenager will be straight back in the starting line-up for their Champions League opener. Sterling has emerged as a key player for the Reds over the last 10 months but having played 180 minutes in England's two matches last week he was benched for the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.


Related Topix: Sports, Raheem Sterling, World Soccer, More Sports, Liverpool, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Fabian Delph, Aston Villa

Somerset County Gazette

Rio: I'll never forgive Terry

Rio Ferdinand, left, says he and his brother have never received an apology from John Terry, right, over the racism row Rio Ferdinand finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance. Ferdinand and Terry became estranged after the Blues skipper used racist language towards Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match between QPR and Chelsea in November 2011.


Related Topix: Sports, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Ashley Cole, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea

Warrington Guardian

Steve Bruce, pictured, understands the difficulties Alan Pardew is facing

Hull boss Steve Bruce has labelled reports linking him with the Newcastle manager's job as "disrespectful" to current incumbent Alan Pardew. The pressure cranked up a notch on the under-fire Magpies chief on Saturday as his team were humbled 4-0 by former club Southampton, prompting the 53-year-old to skip the post-match press conference at St Mary's.


Related Topix: Sports, David Meyler, World Soccer, More Sports, Sunderland

The New Zealand Herald

Revolution comeback to beat Impact 2-1

New England Revolution scored twice inside two minutes to rally for a 2-1 over the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer on Saturday night. Kelyn Rowe then Lee Nguyen struck two minutes later for New England to complete the rapid turnaround after trailing 1-0 from an early strike by Calum Mallace.


Related Topix: Sports, US Soccer, New England Revolution, Jack McInerney, Sanna Nyassi, Wandrille Lefevre, Calum Mallace, Lee Nguyen

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Perez scores twice; FC Dallas beats Vancouver 2-1

Blas Perez scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute, to help FC Dallas beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday night. Perez got the tiebreaker in the 78th minute when he cleaned up a deflected free kick for Dallas .


Related Topix: Sports, Victor Ulloa, Erik Hurtado, David Ousted, Blas Perez, Fabian Castillo, Raul Fernandez

Salisbury Journal

Costa is Mourinho's Mr. Right

Jose Mourinho praised Chelsea for waiting for Mr. Right in Diego Costa after the Spain striker extended his blistering start to his Blues career with a hat-trick in the 4-2 defeat of Swansea. Chelsea continued their 100 per cent winning start to the Premier League season with an emphatic victory, with Costa taking his tally to seven goals from four games this term, a return Mourinho believes is abnormal.


Related Topix: Sports, Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, John Terry, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Spain World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Garry Monk

Kevin Mirallas celebrates scoring the second goal

Everton's Kevin Mirallas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.


Related Topix: Sports, Tim Howard, Leon Osman, Sylvain Distin, James Morrison, Saido Berahino, Ben Foster

Ludlow Advertiser

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the opening goal

Arsenal's Jack Wilshire scores his sides first goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates Arsenal's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.


Related Topix: Sports, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Jack Wilshere, Laurent Koscielny, Wojciech Szczesny, Per Mertesacker