Brendan Rodgers: Luis Suarez is no longer Liverpool’s main man

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez cannot expect to be the club's "main man" when he returns from his 10-match ban. The Reds have been flying in Suarez's absence and Rodgers has made it clear that in-form striker Daniel Sturridge is very much on level pegging with the Uruguayan. He told the Sunday Mirror: [.

‘I Had A Message From God’ – Bradley Wiggins Cherishes Text From Robbie Fowler

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By Alan Duffy

Man of the moment and Liverpool fan, Bradley Wiggins, has revealed that a text message from his Kop idol Robbie Fowler meant much more to him than a letter from the Queen.

The Tour De France winner and Olympic record-breaker said:

"The wife was getting ecstatic the Queen had sent us a letter and I kept saying: 'Forget the Queen.

Tottenham Hotspur

Wales boss Chris Coleman says Gareth Bale would adapt well to life at Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale would have no problems coping with a move to Spain if he joins Real Madrid this summer, according to Wales boss Chris Coleman. The Tottenham star has been linked with Real all summer and his national team manager, who spent half-a-season in Spain managing Real Sociedad, thinks Bale would be able to adapt [.

Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to discuss Real Madrid’s bid for Spurs star Gareth Bale

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Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to comment on the speculation surround Gareth Bale's future. The Real Madrid superstar would not talk about his side's bid for the Tottenham man, nor discuss Bale's valuation. He said: "Well, I'm not going to speak about that because I'm not the right person to say if he deserves that money, [.

A few thoughts about each team this season

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Some thoughts then:

Manchester City look a good team to me, but not as good a team as they should be. Carlos Tevez could have had this league sewn up some time ago, and the fact that they needed the 95th minute of the last game of the season suggests some under-achievement. They'll win the next few though I imagine.

A few thoughts about each team this season

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Some thoughts then:

Manchester City look a good team to me, but not as good a team as they should be. Carlos Tevez could have had this league sewn up some time ago, and the fact that they needed the 95th minute of the last game of the season suggests some under-achievement. They'll win the next few though I imagine.


Cristiano Ronaldo back at the top of Manchester United’s wanted list

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Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club. Reports in today's Manchester Evening News suggest that the Real Madrid superstar is now David Moyes' top summer transfer target and that the champions will happily pay £80m to secure his return. As well as a great signing for footballing [.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick breaks 11-year-old Bournemouth fan’s arm

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An 11-year-old Bournemouth fan had his arm broken by a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick during last weekend's pre-season friendly against Real Madrid. The Portuguese superstar fired his set-piece against Charlie Silverwood arm, breaking it in two places. The schoolboy waited until the final whistle before heading to hospital where he needed an operation.


In Brazil, we call this a proper ‘golaço’ Neymar has...

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In Brazil, we call this a proper ‘golaço'

Neymar has done it again, outra vez. Following a hat-trick against China, the superstar returned home in prolific form to score another golaço against Flamengo. Last year the striker was awarded the FIFA Puskas Award for scoring the best goal in the world, anunforgettablesolo magical runagainstFlamengo.

Ronaldinho finds a new home (but not in MLS)

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Less then a week after leaving Flamengo and suing his former club for unpaid wages, Ronaldinho has found a new team. No, he won't be coming to MLS just yet. He will be staying in Brazil for now.

Ronaldinho signed with Atletico Mineiro on Monday, inking a short-term deal for the rest of the year.

English Premier League

Did Man United Made A £38m Bid For Neymar Last Week?

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Neil Custis, who covers Manchester United for The Sun newspaper, wrote this morning  that Man United made a £38m deadline day attempt last week to land Brazil superstar Neymar.

The club record bid failed when the 20-year future superstar said he wanted to stay in Brazil until after his country had hosted the 2014 World Cup.

Will he, won’t he: Shakhtar’s Willian wants Tottenham switch

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With less than a week remaining in the transfer window, Tottenham are expected to be one of the main clubs eager to bring in a new face or two before the opportunity ends. Andre Villas-Boas faces the prospect of losing star playmaker Luka Modric to Real Madrid, and is eager to add a creative midfielder to his repertoire, with one name in the mix Brazil international Willian.

Who Are Ya? Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Santiago Cazorla González Age: 27 Position: Midfielder Signed from: Malaga Fee: Undisclosed (rumoured £15m) Did you know? Santi Cazorla was known to his team-mates at former club Villarreal as 'our Ronaldinho'. Apparently the Spaniard was compared to the Brazilian superstar of the time, because of [.

Frank Lampard Refuses To Dismiss MLS Rumors

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Ever since he was spotted alongside David Beckham at an LA Galaxy match a few weeks ago at The Home Depot Center, rumors have swirled that Chelsea and England star Frank Lampard was heading to Major League Soccer.

After the match against PSG Â in New York last night, Lampard was asked whether the rumors of a move to Los Angeles were true.

Backpage Roundup: Dzagoev’s Confession, Ljungberg’s Advice, Clichy, Bendtner and More

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Dzagoev Admits Desire to Switch Club

Reported Arsenal target Alan Dzagoev has alerted his potential suitors by confessing that he might want to leave his current club CSKA Moscow when his contract with them expires at the end of the year.

United Beat Liverpool To Sign English Wonderkid

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Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal to beat Liverpool to the signing of young English superstar Nick Powell in a deal worth £4million.
Sir Alex Ferguson has finally succeeded after trying to put together a deal to bring the Crewe Alexandra youngster to Old Trafford for a number of weeks, according to the Daily Mail.

Major Blues transfer gains momentum

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One of the biggest transfer stories of the summer has been the potential move of FC Porto superstar Hulk. The Brazilian striker has been strongly linked with a blockbuster deal to Champions League winners Chelsea, and as the summer wears on the rumors are gaining more and more momentum.

Now, Chelsea midfielder Ramires has even publicly discussed the rumors, putting added pressure on Roman Abramovich to front the money needed to secure the signing of the attacking powerhouse.

Club legend slams Bolton owners

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Former Bolton superstar Jay Jay Okocha has publicly slammed the ownership group behind Bolton Wanderers following the club's relegation from the Premier League.

The Trotters had an emotional season after seeing Fabrice Muamba nearly die of cardiac failure while on the pitch, but couldn't capitalize on a strong cup-run and decent away form in the league.

Arsenal transfer news

Arsenal’s new superstar needs a little time to prepare for new season

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Podolski ready to reveal himself: by SV Everyone is still pinching themselves after the signing of Santi Cazorla, with many calling him our best signing of the last decade. Personally, however, I am more excited about the prospect of Lukas Podolski. Ever since the 2006 World Cup in Germany, I've wanted the striker here at [.

Analysis of Thomas Eisfeld – A future Arsenal superstar (plus video)

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The EISFELD Article – By JG Every so often, there have been requests for a post about Thomas Eisfeld. Not sure whether any of the other writers have answered this request, but I've seen similar comments more than several times now (with lots of "thumbs up") so I will oblige those who have desired a [.

Euro 2012

Interview With Cristiano Ronaldo

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While in Los Angeles, the Real Madrid superstar sat down with ESPN's Frank Leboeuf to talk about 'that' penalty shootout against Spain at Euro 2012 as well as his candidacy for this year's Ballon D'Or. Here are some of the excerpts from that interview:

So just what happened in the penalty shootout?

Euro 2012: Ronaldo puts Portugal into semifinals with late goal

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So much for Cristiano Ronaldo disappearing in big tournaments.

The Real Madrid superstar scored his third goal of the tournament as Portugal booked the first place in the semifinals with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. Ronaldo found space inside the box with just over 10 minutes left in the game and sent Joao Moutinho's cross rocketing off the turf and into the roof of the net.

Gerrard, Hodgson talk Rooney return

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England captain Steven Gerrard and manager Roy Hodgson have both spoken with excitement about the return of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney into the Three Lions' starting line-up for today's Group D match against Ukraine.

A defeat to co-hosts Ukraine would spell elimination for England tomorrow and hence, pressure is on Hodgson to pick the best possible starting XI for the decisive fixture.

Euro 2012: Ukraine 2-1 Sweden – Super Sheva Puts Sweden To The Sword (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

In the battle of superstar Milan strikers past and present, the old master Andrei Shevchenko defenitely came out on top against his Swedish counterpart, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Bagging a superb brace in front of the Kiev crowd will surely go down as a career highlight for the veteran Shevchenko who showed that speed of thought can be just as deadly as speed of body.

Gerrard Will Be Stronger Wearing The England Captain's Armband On Merit

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Steven Gerrard has worn the England armband on numerous occasions, but he will head into Euro 2012 believing, for the first time, he has the authority of a captain.
I know how thrilled he was to receive the phone call from Roy Hodgson confirming he was the choice to lead his country. I also know how desperately disappointed he felt when the caretaker manager, Stuart Pearce, decided he would not be given the captaincy in the England friendly with Holland.

Euro 2012: Arshavin shines as Russia dismantle the Czech Republic, 4-1

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szólj hozzá: Russia - Czech rep. Full Highligh

Andriy Arshavin is busy thumbing his nose at Wenger and going n-yah n-yah. The little Russian was as incisive as one can remember and Alan Dzagoev showed why he will be a superstar. Maybe Arsene Wenger can chalk him up as a possible replacement to Robin Van Persie should he leave?

Poland select 18 old ladies to perform their official Euro 2012 song

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The bar for European Championships theme songs was set extraordinarily low with Shaggy's Euro 2008 anthem 'Like a Superstar', which is good news for Poland and their Euro 2012 ditty 'Koko Euro Spoko'.

The Poles were given the right to choose their Euro 2012 song on an X Factor-style TV show on Wednesday night.

Major League Soccer

SBI MLS Player of the Week: David Beckham

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The LA Galaxy are on a roll and one of the keys to their recent run of outstanding form has been the play of David Beckham.

The English superstar was at his signature best this past week, helping the Galaxy earn four points from two matches by delivering a goal and three assists.

2012 MLS, Week 19: Power Rankings

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The rankings are out for Week 19.

A few moves over all including a couple teams moving up tiers and one moving down to the bottom. I still view the third tier as a total crap shoot you can move anyone around that group and be fine.

Here in the next few weeks we should definitely see how the playoff race impacts these rankings.

Professional Football

Giovanni Moreno: Training Like His Life Depends On It

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So, you want to be a football superstar...

Maybe it's not quite as desirable as some other, less glamorous jobsTake, for example, working the grill at a fine fast food establishment of international notoriety. No one threatens your physical well-being there if you perform poorly because the outcome is supposed to be terrible.

Arsenal Season Review Part II: Grading the Midfield

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So our journey through the season (belatedly) continues. It's time to grade the midfield. I've followed the club's definition of "midfielder for this – see the link here. So you'll have to wait another day or two for the
Anyway, here goes.
Abou Diaby: F
I'm not going to lie, I find it hard to muster too much sympathy for anyone who has become a member of a Premier League football squad.

The Rest

Zlatan Ibrahimovic beeindruckt sie alle

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In Frankreich heißt es mal wieder "Zlatan, einfach nur Zlatan". Der Grund für diesen so lapidaren Spruch ist der neue Werbespot von Zlatan Ibrahimovic und in diesem Spot macht er genau das, wofür wir ihn lieben. Er beeindruckt einfach nur alle, Frauen und Männer gleichermaßen. Die einen sind von ihm.

Son, Son, Son, Sonsationel

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Oh yeah...Leverkusen´s Heung-min Son ist in seiner Heimat in Südkorea auf dem Weg zum absoluten Superstar. Die Hysterie um ihn nimmt einfach kein Ende mehr und inzwischen produzieren Fans sogar schon absolut SONsationelle Fansongs über ihn. Von so was kann doch jeder deutsche Nationalspieler nur träumen oder ?

Del Piero Given Superstar Welcome Down Under

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Juventus and Italian legend Alexandro Del Piero got a superstar reception as he touched down in Australia for a new chapter in his career as takes up the challenge of winning some trophies with Sydney FC with the Aussie League hoping to do what Beckham and co have done for the MLS.

Agent: Shalrie Traded to Chivas USA

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It appears the Shalrie Joseph Era in New England has reached its  conclusion.

According to agent Ron Waxman, the Revolution have traded Shalrie Joseph to Chivas USA on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disseminated.

On Wednesday morning, Waxman tweeted, ".@cdchivasusa acquires DP @ShalrieJoseph21 from @NERevolution.

Great Olympic Moments: Michael Johnson Atalanta ’92

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When it came too running technique the rule book was thrown out the window for this Superstar Michael Johnson broke both the 200m and 400m records while grabbing Gold at the 1992 Atalanta Olympic Games with his chest out and lazy looking stride.

WENGER WONT RUSH WILSHERE by AH Wenger today re-affirmed that Arsenal's midfield

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WENGER WONT RUSH WILSHERE by AH Wenger today re-affirmed that Arsenal's midfield superstar Jack Wilshere will not be rushed back to match fitness. The Englishman has been out for almost an entire year now since he came off in the early stages of a match in last season's Emirates Cup. Wenger told Arsenal.

UEFA Champion’s League Final: Bayern vs. Chelsea Live

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In the battle of Bayern vs. Chelsea...Ribery vs. Drogba TSG's two pivotal players, TSG roots for....

Michael Essien. Knee surgeries have robbed the global soccer world of Essien's excellence.

May he shine today for the Blues. The hopeful scoreline? Bayern 0, Chelsea 0.....Essien 3.