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53 min ago | Ananova

Solskjaer future in doubt

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future as Cardiff manager is in doubt as the Norwegian held talks with the club's hierarchy in London on Wednesday. According to reports Solskjaer's future is in the balance after Cardiff slipped to 17th place in the Championship following a 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough on Tuesday night - the Bluebirds' second home defeat in the space of four days.


Related Topix: Sports, Bruno Ecuele Manga

5 hrs ago | Wandsworth Guardian

Brentford: No more Mr Nice Guy from Bees boss Warburton?

Brentford boss Mark Warburton is considering ditching his Mr Nice Guy approach when it comes to arguing his case with the men in black. The Griffin Park chief was left fuming after Tuesday's 3-0 defeat to Norwich City that hinged on a penalty decision that never came when Alex Prictchard was felled in the box.


Related Topix: Sports, Cameron Jerome

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Harrow Times

Brendan Rodgers' side scraped a 2-1 victory against Ludogorets

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his side have yet to reach the standard they set themselves last season but was relieved to open their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory. Mario Balotelli's first goal for the club eight minutes from time looked to have won the game only for Ludogorets substitute Dani Abalo to roll in a 90th-minute equaliser for the Bulgarians.


Related Topix: Sports, Steven Gerrard, World Soccer, More Sports, Liverpool

Harrow Times

Arsene Wenger's side were well beaten in Dortmund

Arsene Wenger was scathing of Arsenal's performance as they launched their Champions League Group D campaign with a chastening 2-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund. Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of half-time but the German club would have won by a landslide if it were not for the reflexes of Wojciech Szczesny and their own wastefulness.


Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Borussia Dortmund, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere, Arsenal, Roman Weidenfeller, Joe Hart

Harrow Times

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, celebrates scoring the winner

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli scores their first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League, Group B match at Anfield, Liverpool. Liverpool's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring their first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League, Group B match at Anfield, Liverpool.


Related Topix: Sports, Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, World Soccer, More Sports, Liverpool


Seattle wins US Open Cup, beating Philadelphia

Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins teamed to give the Seattle Sounders their fourth U.S. Open Cup title - at the expense of the Philadelphia Union. Dempsey, the U.S. national team captain, scored in the 101st minute on a left-footed blast off Martins' feed.


Related Topix: Sports, Clint Dempsey, Chad Barrett, Obafemi Martins, DeAndre Yedlin, Vincent Nogueira, Zac MacMath

USA Today

Real Madrid beats Basel 5-1 in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended its 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to the final with a Basel own-goal and strikes by Bale, Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema.


Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Nacho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas

Crewe Guardian

Pep taking nothing for granted

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes the absence of Manchester United from this season's Champions League serves as a warning to all 'big' clubs. United are sitting out the elite competition for the first time since 1995 after a dismal last season in which they finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League and failed to qualify for Europe altogether.


Related Topix: Sports, Philipp Lahm, More Sports, Bayern Munich, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben

Borehamwood and Elstree Times

Alan Hutton has extended his stay at Villa Park

Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal with Aston Villa, completing an amazing U-turn by the club. The right-back had previously been frozen out for two years and had not played under boss Paul Lambert until this season.


Related Topix: Sports, Alan Hutton, Darren Bent, World Soccer, More Sports, Aston Villa


Five Champions League stars in the making

The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be? CNN asked one of Europe's leading scouting experts, Tor-Kristian Karlsen, to give us his top five young players to watch out for in this season's competition. "Barcelona's attacking midfielder Halilovic, who made his full international debut Croatia at the age of 16, is currently playing for the Catalan club's B side but is expected to make his way into the first team this season.


Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, More Sports, Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Xabi Alonso

News Shopper

Chelsea are in talks with Eden Hazard over a new contract

Jose Mourinho expects Eden Hazard to commit his long-term future to Chelsea after revealing the Belgium playmaker is discussing a contract extension. The 23-year-old signed for a reported A 32million from Lille in 2012 and has become an increasingly influential figure in his two years at Stamford Bridge.


Related Topix: Sports, Eden Hazard, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Lille

Milan goalkeeper Lopez out for at least 2 weeks

Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goal-bound back pass during the closing stages of Sunday's 5-4 win at Parma. Milan said on Monday that Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be reevaluated in a couple of weeks.

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Related Topix: Sports, AC Milan, World Soccer, More Sports, Alex

Mon Sep 15, 2014

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)


Related Topix: Sports, Steven Gerrard, Ad

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

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

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."

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

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.

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

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

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