English Premier League

Who Are Ya? Alvaro Negredo (Manchester City)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Alvaro Negredo Age: 27 Position: Striker Signed from: Sevilla Fee: £20.6m Did you know? He's nicknamed La fiera de Vallecas (the beast of Vallecas) after the area of Madrid where he came through the ranks at Rayo Vallecano. What's the deal?

Tottenham’s Sandro tweets a gruesome picture of his season-ending injury

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Not for the faint-hearted this one. Following in the limping footsteps of many a footballer giving us an intimate look at their injuries, Tottenham Hotspur's Sandro posted this picture on Twitter. The rather gruesome shot harbouring more staples than a stationery hoarder shows the midfielder's knee following his operation to reattach torn knee [.

Two Late Headed Winners Should Give Andy Carroll Confidence Boost

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Andy Carroll started the last two Liverpool games, and they were important games in some respect. Liverpool ended a four game win-less streak with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers. The Reds followed that up with a come-from-behind FA Cup victory over Everton, thus maintaining their hoodoo spell over the blue of Merseyside.


Man Utd are Fellain-it as Everton break them, 1-0

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szólj hozzá: EVERTON 1-0 MANCHESTER UNITED Full highlights

Marouane Fellaini was a beast. You knew it was coming as he battered a makeshift Utd defense unceasingly with his physical presence. Utd finally broke in the 57th minutes as Fellaini rose above Michael Carrick to thump a header past David De Gea from a Darron Gibson corner.

2012 Olympics: Alex Morgan's brace as USA overcome France, 4-2

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Allez, allez, Alex! Vous êtes parfait

Looks like the IOC have shut down any official highlights and we can only rely on shaky handcams and cell phones to follow the progress of the US women's team. The long and short of it. The USA faced an uphill climb after a very good French side took a 2-0 lead within the first 15 minutes.

Beefcake George Elokobi Posts Owen Hargreaves-Style Fitness Video On Youtube

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By Chris Wright

Much like the 'I can still run dead good' videos (but with much higher production values)Â that landed Owen Hargreaves a gig at Man City last summer thanks to some Grade A jogging on the spot and World Class rubber band stretching, mountainous Wolves' left-back George Elokobi has released a 'fitness' video entitled 'BEAST WORKOUT' to show prospective employers that he's back fit again following a nasty hamstring tear at the end of the season.

Nike Get Uncomfortably Close To Nude, Brooding Wayne Rooney In ‘My Time Is Now’ Viral (Video)

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By Chris Wright

With Wayne Rooney frenzied and ready to enter the Euro 2012 arena later tonight, Nike have released the following viral; which sees a sullen Rooney apparently sat naked on a stool in a darkened room while the voices in his head tell him to burn things, kick old ladies, etc, etc.

MLS Monday

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Hopefully you'll forgive me for eschewing a league-wide Grinder this week in favor of Texas Derby coverage. The Grinder is a flexible beast, and this week it bent into BBVA Compass Stadium for a great game and horrible prepackaged media sandwiches. If you want me to come to your town to put down a marker on some MLS action, feel free to send a plane ticket my way.

Video: Valencia’s Mehmet Topal gets charged by a bull during bullfighting lesson

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Valencia star Mehmet Topal decided to try his luck as matador Topal... but was soon regretting his decision. Although faced with just a young bullock, Topal soon lost his nerve when the beast was eventually coaxed into charging at him. In other words, he dropped everything and run. The bull caught him easily and gave [.

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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Spurs fan on signing Rooney, losing to United and AVB

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Nothing is certain but death and taxes... and not losing to Spurs. They may score from the half way line in the last minute, plain for all to see, but it won't be given. They may be 3-0 up at half-time, but we'll score five in the second half. They may believe they have a freekick after one of our players blatantly handballs it, but the ref will play advantage and we will score a goal regardless.

Could Arsenal Win The League?

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Hands up all those who breathed a huge sigh of relief at the end of the first 45 minutes of yesterday's game? Moi. I say that because I think like most I didn't have a clue what to expect. Usually, we get minor changes enabling us to have a pretty good idea of what to expect but with last season's and this window's signings everything seems to be up in the air making it very difficult to calculate what to expect.

Union Freekicks: Shoot The Ball, Photos, Loss, Califf On Gaddis

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"I think Ray does a great job, but he's still a kid and he's still got a lot of inexperience and he shows flashes of being a brilliant player, but he needs more games," Danny Califf said. "When we lose Sheanon on the right and an attacking guy on the left, it hamstrings us when we're trying to play out of the back.


Could Arsenal Win The League?

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Hands up all those who breathed a huge sigh of relief at the end of the first 45 minutes of yesterday's game? Moi. I say that because I think like most I didn't have a clue what to expect. Usually, we get minor changes enabling us to have a pretty good idea of what to expect but with last season's and this window's signings everything seems to be up in the air making it very difficult to calculate what to expect.

Arsenal Opinion: Ryo Miyaichi

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What Is To Become of Ryo Miyaichi? This is a tough subject. Ryo Miyaichi has shown some absolutely "beast-like" attributes since coming onto the premier league scene; but what is to become of him, now that he has proven to be such a killer on the flanks in the most difficult league in the world? [...

Splunday Blound-rup

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My goodness. Who knew that drinking shitloads of rum and bourbon and beer could result in a *boilk*.

This is certainly new territory for me, I have to say. Anyway, it doesn't matter too much because it's Sunday and really nobdy should care too much about anything on Sunday other than to find a place which has slow roasted a beast from the forest, or a field even, and then eating the living crap out of it.

Arsenal interest in top Ligue 1 defender confirmed (plus video)

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Aymen Abdennour "the Tunisian beast" – By JG For a short while a couple months ago, Aymen Abdennour was at the top of Arsene Wenger's transfer list (in relation to defenders). This was exciting news because I had been watching his games for months and was extremely impressed. Abdennour was named defender of the season [.

Troy Perkins

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Player Ratings: Goodbye Perkins Edition

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Last Sunday was yet another game at home and, while we didn't get the result we all wanted, looking back it was a sad occasion for more than just the draw. It was Troy Perkins' last game as a Portland Timber. Of course, we didn't know it at the time, but with the recent trade, it's almost hard to remember the game at all.

More Portland Timbers Training Quotes: Jack and Jake Talk Troy

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Today's training report already had enough going on in it, so I thought I would go ahead and start a new thread for the day's quotes from Jack Jewsbury and Jake Gleeson. Here we go!


Jack Jewsbury

On the Troy Perkins trade

Yeah, it is tough. I saw him before we came out here.

Portland Timbers @ Houston Dynamo Player Ratings: Well It's Not a Loss Edition...

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The Portland Timbers played against the Houston Dynamo yesterday in their brand new, sparkley stadium BBVA Compass Stadium. The good news here is that the Timbers did not, in fact, lose which is great! A draw away from home is actually an alright thing to get. Granted a win is always better and the Timbers are definitely in need of a solid three points from a game, but given the circumstances with the new stadium and everything I'll notch this closer to the "win" column.

Breaking Down the Competition: Montreal Away Edition

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With the 4 game losing streak finally broken the Portland Timbers can now look to earning their first away win of the year. Getting that away win is always a big step and Portland didn't get that last year until late over halfway through the first season. If they can get it earlier then last year it will be a big step in recovering from the early funk they were in.

Seattle Sounders

U.S. Open Cup Notebook: Espinoza's role uncertain, sellout crowd expected & more

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Sporting Kansas City will aim to end the Seattle Sounders' three-year reign as U.S. Open Cup champions in Wednesday night's final, but exactly what Honduras Olympic hero Roger Espinoza's role will be in helping the club try to accomplish that is uncertain.

Just How Good Are The 2012 Seattle Sounders?

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Let's play a little game, since it's a bye week. Imagine for a moment that it's July and the Sounders are healthy and their new players have been integrated into the fold. One way of gauging the strength of a team is to look at its potential for growth and improvement using just the players it currently has on the roster.

New England Revolution

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at Sporting K.C.

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Saer Sene was a noticeable absence from the Revolution's starting XI on Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad/

It wasn't a win. But then again, it wasn't a loss, either.

On Saturday, the Revolution may have fallen short of three points. But, they proved that all draws aren't created equal in hijacking a valuable point at LIVESTRONG Sporting Oven, er, Park against the first-place-turned-second-place Sporting K.

Preview: Union at Toronto FC

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What: Union at Toronto FC

When: 4:30pm ET

Where: BMO Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TV: Comcast Network

Referee: Juan Guzman

It has been a season of surprises and disappointment for the Philadelphia Union.

The Rest

Union Freekicks - Thursday, August 16th

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USA makes history, beats rival Mexico

USA beats Mexico 1-0, in Mexico for the first time ever. I don't care if it was just a friendly.

Soumare focused on road ahead

Soumare puts his debut loss behind him, and looks to move forward hoping to make the Union one of the best defenses in the league again.

Where Men Can’t, Women Just Might

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As Americans, we pride ourselves on many things – especially those things which are men's sport-related. Football? Self-explanatory; we're beast. Basketball? There's not a team one could put together on the planet that could touch our players. Baseball? We certainly have the highest-paid, most popular athletes.

Portland Timbers Man of the Match: Five and Counting Edition

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Returning home for their first game at Jeld-Wen Field in two weeks, the Timbers showed some fight in an ultimately futile 1-0 loss against Chivas USA last night. Several Timbers showed well, and but for some poor finishing and one mistake at the back the Timbers should have taken all three points from the match.

Snapshot: Rio Ferdinand Joins The Zulu Nation, Claims To Have Killed A Lion And A “Wilder Beast”!

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By Alan Duffy

Quinton Fortune has really let himself go...

Watch out Ashley Cole, Rio is on the hunt and he's all tooled up! Taking a break from Man Utd's pre-season tour of South Africa, Rio Ferdinand hooked up with some of the locals for a spot of hunting, apparently, or so he claimed on Twitter here.

Arema v Persegres 0-0

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I wasn't expecting this game to be a 0-0. Persegres have the worst defence in the Indonesia Super League, they concede fours and fives for fun. But Arema failed to break them down.

And with good reason. Their crossing was abysmal. With Herman Dzumafo in the box, the man is a beast, all they had to do was put it in the air, close to his head, and let him do the rest.

U.S. Men's Soccer Team Constant Source of Disappoinment

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So it may seem awkward time for a rant on the U.S. Men's National Team #USMNT two days before the start of Euro 2012, but I actually sat through 45 minutes of the Canada game, so I feel I'm entitled after all. Still amazes me how well I slept Sunday night, regardless...

Two reasons to smile I'm an American, and aside from Portugal, I truly do root hard for the U.

Musket Rounds: Nguyen, FA Cup, Europa League, Canadian Championship, and more!

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It's almost game day. Unfortunately, we still have to suffer through Friday to get there, though. There wasn't a whole lot of Revs news to get out to you, but there's plenty of other links for your to peruse. Also, if you haven't already, check out yesterday's content brought to you by The Indirect Kick.

Wednesday Quick Picks: Impact at RSL

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I'm gonna be super quick on this one, today is another day where the day job has me swamped.

One MLS game tonight (yes there is a CCL game with Toronto and Santos too), as the Montreal Impact play at Real Salt Lake for the first time. Jesse Marsch's club is going through all the usual expansion club pains and going to Salt Lake won't be an easy thing after coming off a 5-2 beating in New York last weekend.