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AFP

Chinese football champs fine captain for handshake snub

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande fined captain Zheng Zhi for failing to gather all his players to shake the hands of match officials after the dramatic weekend defeat at Tianjin Quanjian.

The Chinese international midfielder becomes the latest major name to hit disciplinary trouble in the Chinese Super League (CSL), with the Shanghai SIPG quartet of Oscar, Hulk, Wu Lei and manager Andre Villas-Boas all serving bans.

Chinese football champs fine captain for handshake snub

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande fined captain Zheng Zhi for failing to gather all his players to shake the hands of match officials after the dramatic weekend defeat at Tianjin Quanjian.

The Chinese international midfielder becomes the latest major name to hit disciplinary trouble in the Chinese Super League (CSL), with the Shanghai SIPG quartet of Oscar, Hulk, Wu Lei and manager Andre Villas-Boas all serving bans.

Champions League

The Best Images From Barcelona's Champions League Victory

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After finishing up the match report of Barcelona's 3-1 win over Manchester United in the Champions League final, I realized that this amazing victory deserves two posts. And so, because my "Best Images from..." compilations (Manchester City's FA Cup win and Real Madrid's Copa del Rey win) were so popular, I've decided to make one for this Barcelona victory.

Materazzi says Zidane handshake happened

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ROME, Italy — Former Italy defender Marco Materazzi has confirmed that a meeting and handshake between himself and Zinedine Zidane in Milan last month did take place. The pair have had a long-running feud since the 2006 World Cup final when Zidane was sent-off for headbutting Materazzi in the chest.

The Rest

Spoof: Stuart Pearce names himself as England captain

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The reason for Stuart Pearce's delayed announcement of his England captain has emerged. The caretaker manager has appointed himself as the side's skipper. The controversial decision means candidates including Steven Gerrard, James Milner and Joe Hart have been overlooked for the honour in favour of Pearce captaining the side from the touchline.

Luis Suarez and LFC Issue Apologies

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From the official website:

"I have spoken with the manager since the game at Old Trafford and I realise I got things wrong. I've not only let him down, but also the Club and what it stands for and I'm sorry. I made a mistake and I regret what happened. I should have shaken Patrice Evra's hand before the game and I want to apologise for my actions.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea: The Drunken Match Report

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By Chris Wright

"Well hello there young lady"

I watched the Tottenham-Chelsea game in the boozer last night so, praise be to Allah, there's another drunken and completely verbatim match report heading your way...

â—ŠÂ John Terry wearing WHITE boots.

Aggressiveness Makes for a Great MLS Weekend

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When I was thinking about a term or phrase that could categorize the MLS weekend, the word that came to mind was aggressiveness.  The Eric Hassli goal was an aggressive one, and it helped the Whitecaps get a draw in Seattle.  The Red Bull came out aggressively against New England and won three valuable points.