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Defoe could have had six - Redknapp

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was not at all surprised by Jermain Defoe's match-winning hat-trick that sunk Leeds in tonight's FA Cup fourth-round replay at Elland Road.Defoe's third treble of the season clinched the visitors a 3-1 win and a date at Bolton in the fifth round on the weekend of February 13-14. It also kept Spurs on course for their first FA Cup final since 1991. Redknapp, who t...Full Story »

Terry keeps counsel over captaincy

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA

There will be no word from John Terry on Thursday after the under-fire Chelsea captain said he would not be speaking publicly about his future as England captain before meeting with coach Fabio Capello.Terry on Wednesday issued a brief statement in response to the continued interest in him following a media storm over alleged indiscretions in his private life, vowing to keep his silence until sp...Full Story »

Asian Debate: Is Park Chu-Young The Best Asian Striker And Can He Shoot South Korea To World Cup Glory?

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by Goal.com

Last weekend was a good one for Korean stars in Europe. Park Ji-sung scored his first goal of the season as Manchester United went to London to defeat Arsenal 3-1. Lee Chung-yong was Bolton Wanderers’ best player in their 2-0 defeat at Liverpool and Ki Sung-yong returned from injury to play for Celtic. Best of all though, was a brace from Park Chu-young in AS Monaco’s 3-2 win ove...Full Story »

Real Madrid Set Win Bonuses For Champions League & Primera Liga

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Real Madrid's top brass have reportedly agreed individual player bonuses for winning the UEFA Champions League and Primera Liga following a meeting at the Bernabeu. Club president Florentino Perez, right hand man Jorge Valdano and director Emilio Pardeza met with club captain Raul and senior players Iker Casillas, Guti and Sergio Ramos to discuss the financial incentives. According to AS each ...Full Story »

Defoe hat trick gives Spurs FA Cup win at Leeds

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by AP

LONDON (AP)—Jermain Defoe scored three goals, leading Tottenham into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over third-tier Leeds on Wednesday night. Defoe put Spurs ahead in the 37th minute of the fourth-round replay, but Luciano Becchio tied the score in the 45th at Elland Road. Defoe got the go-ahead goal in the 73rd, then added his 20th goal of the season in stoppage time. ...Full Story »

In John Terry, soccer has its Tiger Woods—again

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by AP

PARIS (AP)—If England captain John Terry lifts soccer’s World Cup in July, his alleged marital infidelities will be forgotten—even forgiven—faster than you can say “Love Rat.” No one, other than Terry’s wife, perhaps, will recall model Alicia Douvall’s (paid for?) newspaper claim that the Chelsea defender seduced her in a London nightclub by placi...Full Story »

Jermain Defoe's hat-trick brings battling Leeds United's run to an end

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by theguardian.com

Jermain Defoe, centre, bundles in the second of his three goals for Tottenham. They travel to Bolton in the fifth round. Beating Hartlepool away next Saturday is, in the greater scheme of things, more important to Leeds United than knocking Tottenham Hotspur out of the FA Cup, but no-one who saw this hugely committed and at times frantic cup tie could accuse the United players of harbouring th...Full Story »

Balram Chainrai becomes Portsmouth's fourth owner in a year

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by theguardian.com

Portsmouth have now had four different owners in a year of financial turmoil after the Hong Kong business Balram Chainrai seized control. Portsmouth's troubled season took another dramatic twist last night when Balram Chainrai seized control of the club from Ali al-Faraj, making the Hong Kong businessman the fourth owner at Fratton Park this season, following Sacha Gaydamak, Sulaiman al-Fahim ...Full Story »

Salary cap can end wage 'madness', says West Ham's David Sullivan

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by theguardian.com

West Ham's David Sullivan is warming to the idea of an American football-style salary cap in the Premier League. West Ham United's co-owner David Sullivan has reignited the debate over a salary cap in the Premier League, saying it may be the only solution to the "madness" of current top-flight wages. Sullivan, who along with David Gold bought 50% of West Ham last month for £52.5m, said t...Full Story »

Greening adds to Pompey woes

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth's misery continued as Jonathan Greening's first goal for Fulham was enough to condemn the financially-stricken club to another defeat in their Barclays Premier League clash at Craven Cottage.Pompey, adrift at the foot of the table, have lurched from one crisis to another this season, with players and staff again being paid late.Manager Avram Grant has, though, vowed to stick with the...Full Story »

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