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Napoli Captain Paolo Cannavaro: We Have To Win Against Brescia For Diego Maradona

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro says the Partenopei must pick up maximum points against Brescia in their Serie A clash on Sunday in order to celebrate the 50th birthday of Diego Maradona in proper style. The former Argentina international won two Scudetti with the club and is regarded as a hero by the Neapolitans. Maradona celebrates his birthday this weekend and Cannavaro wants to win to add to...Full Story »

Carlos Tevez Ruled Out Of Manchester City's Clash With Wolves Due To Thigh Injury

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is set to miss Saturday's trip to Wolves with a thigh injury. Tevez, 26, suffered a dead leg during the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal last Sunday and was forced off early in the second half. Manager Roberto Mancini had hoped the Argentine would be fit to feature at Molineux but the game will come too soon. City do not consider the injury to be serious, however, an...Full Story »

Massimo Moratti Reveals Wesley Sneijder Has Extended Contract With Inter Until 2015

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Wesley Sneijder has extended his current contract with Italian champions Inter by two years, club president Massimo Moratti revealed on Thursday evening. Speaking to Sky Sport 24, Moratti said that the Dutch international midfielder has penned a two-year extension to his current deal, meaning that he will stay with the Nerazzurri until 2015. Sneijder is one of the 23 players shortlisted for th...Full Story »

England to withdraw Russia complaint after apology

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—England’s 2018 World Cup bid team is to withdraw its complaint to FIFA about Russia’s campaign after its rival apologized for criticizing London. England filed an official complaint with world football’s governing body about reported comments by Russian bid leader Alexey Sorokin that London has a high crime rate and a youth drinking problem. As tensions ro...Full Story »

Inter defender Chivu fined for gestures

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AP)—Inter Milan defender Christian Chivu has been fined ?8,000 ($11,000) for directing insulting gestures at AS Roma fans after last season’s Italian Cup final. The Italian Football Federation’s disciplinary committee also fined Inter the same amount. According to a federation inquiry, Chivu violated “principles of decency and fairness” with his gestures aft...Full Story »

Maradona among thousands paying respects

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Diego Maradona was among thousands who paid respects Thursday to former president Nestor Kirchner as his body lay in state at Argentina’s presidential palace. Maradona, who coached Argentina four months ago in the World Cup, gave a long embrace to Kirchner’s widow—Argentina President Cristina Fernandez—and placed his hand on Kirchner...Full Story »

English clubs overtake Germans for shirt revenue

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—The English Premier League has overtaken Germany’s Bundesliga for attracting Europe’s most lucrative shirt sponsorship deals, according to a study published on Thursday. The 12th SPORT MARKT European Football Jersey Report shows England’s top 20 clubs are generating ?128 million ($178 million) in revenue this season from endorsement deals, a rise of ?44.5 mil...Full Story »

United looks to Hernandez to help catch Chelsea

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth… LONDON (AP)—Javier Hernandez’s strong start at Manchester United is increasing the weight of expectation on him as Wayne Rooney struggles with fitness and form. The 22-year-old Mexico striker has scored three goals in his last two games to help earn victories over Stoke in the Premier League and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup. But the o...Full Story »

Arsenal defender Gibbs suffers ligament damage

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs was on Thursday ruled out for several weeks after suffering knee ligament damage in his side's League Cup win against Newcastle. Gibbs sustained a medial ligament injury after 18 minutes of the Gunners' 4-0 victory at St James' Park on Wednesday. The 21-year-old left-back will have a scan on Friday to check the extent of the problem, but Arsenal man...Full Story »

Palmeiras coach Scolari calls reporters ‘clowns’

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AP)—The French soccer federation is hosting a two-day forum to explore modernizing the game’s infrastructure and economy. France’s image took a hit when players staged a strike at practice during the World Cup in South Africa. That was followed by a first-round exit under former coach Raymond Domenech. The French Football Federation calls this an opportunity “to ...Full Story »

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