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Forrest and Martin get Scotland call-up

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

GLASGOW, Scotland (AFP) - Celtic winger James Forrest and Norwich defender Russell Martin have won their first Scotland call-ups for the Nations Cup finale in Dublin later this month. Leeds striker Ross McCormack and Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks have been recalled to Craig Levein's pool for games against Wales and Republic of Ireland in the biennial tournament which also includes Northern Ir...Full Story »

Frings confirms Werder departure

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BREMEN, Germany (AP)—Former Germany international Torsten Frings is leaving Werder Bremen after a six-year second spell at the Bundesliga club. The 34-year-old midfielder’s contract expires in June and Frings was not offered an extension. “It wasn’t a matter of money, there was no offer,” Werder’s general manager Klaus Allofs said Tuesday. Frings told local...Full Story »

Final adds to Villas-Boas’ Mourinho comparisons

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

DUBLIN (AP)—FC Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas may brush off comparisons to Jose Mourinho but a Europa League final win against Braga will put the young Portuguese coach on a parallel track to that of his predecessor. Porto goes into Wednesday’s final at the Dublin Arena as the second Portuguese club to finish a league season unbeaten after Benfica’s 1972-73 team. Villas-Boas no...Full Story »

City win causes Man United to remove banner

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—Manchester United fans are no longer laughing quite so hard at Manchester City. City’s win in last weekend’s FA Cup final has prompted United to remove a banner hanging at its stadium mocking its rival’s long stretch without a trophy. The annually updated banner had reached “35 years” this season. United amassed 13 league championsh...Full Story »

Rooney penalty seals United’s record 19th title

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - Manchester United were crowned champions of England for a record 19th time on Saturday when a Wayne Rooney penalty earned them a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers and the point they needed to win the Premier League title. It was a nervous afternoon for United after they fell behind when Brett Emerton struck for Blackburn after 20 minutes. Rooney equalised for United with a...Full Story »

West Ham co-owner: racist fan caused party trouble

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has blamed the trouble that marred the club’s official end-of-season dinner on a fan who racially abused one of the players. The club held the party at Grosvenor House Hotel in central London on Monday night despite being relegated from the Premier League just a day earlier and still having one game left to play. Sullivan says British ...Full Story »

Galatasaray want Terim to return as coach

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ISTANBUL (AFP) - Turkish first division side Galatasaray, nearing the end of an disastrous season, have offered a three-year contract to popular coach Fatih Terim, the Turkish press reported on Tuesday. In a meeting of more than three hours, Terim, dubbed "The Emperor", agreed in principle with the club's new management, which was elected on Sunday after president Adnan Polat resigned, the mass...Full Story »

FA investigating Givet’s transfer to Blackburn

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—The Football Association is investigating the details of Gael Givet’s 2009 transfer to Blackburn following allegations of irregularities. The France defender joined the English Premier League club from Marseille for 3.5 million pounds ($5.7 million) but has told The Sun newspaper that he was forced to give 50,000 pounds ($81,340) to an unlicensed agent to facilitate the ...Full Story »

Essien returns to Ghana squad after yearlong break

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ACCRA, Ghana (AP)—Michael Essien was recalled to the Ghana squad on Tuesday and is in line to play his first international in 16 months. The Chelsea midfielder was included in coach Goran Stevanovic’s 24-man squad for the June 3 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Republic of Congo and a friendly against South Korea four days later. Essien last played for Ghana at the Cup of...Full Story »

Barca to move Unicef to back of jersey

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by Supersport.com

Barcelona said on Monday they will put the Unicef logo on the back of the team jersey next season after agreeing to extend their support for the UN Children's Fund. Barcelona's global five-year agreement with Unicef , whose logo is now emblazoned on the front of the Spanish league champions'jersey, had been due to expire next month. Under the new deal, the Unicef logo is switched to the back...Full Story »

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