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Women's World Cup Final Preview: United States - Japan

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Japan and the U.S. will be meeting at the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the third time, having faced off in the inaugural event in 1991 and in 1995 in Sweden. The U.S. won 3-0 in 1991, and posted a 4-0 win in the 1995 edition of the tournament. Before the three encounters in 2011, the U.S. had last faced Japan in 2008, playing the Asian power twice at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The U....Full Story »

Barcelona to start preseason with 18 players

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

European champion Barcelona says Spain internationals Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol will be among a group of 18 players to start preseason training Monday. World player of the year Lionel Messi, who has been with the Argentina team at the Copa America, will be among the absentees. Messi, along with Argentina teammates Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Milito— plus Barcelona...Full Story »

America's Cup feature

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by 7M Sport

Chelsea, Manchester City target Lucio enters Inter Milan contract talks

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by tribalfootball.com

Lucio has opened new contract talks with Inter Milan as Chelsea and Manchester City circle. The Brazil defender is now inside the final year of his current deal and his agent recently made a trip to England speak with Chelsea and City about a move. It is understood that the South American currently earns €3m a campaign in Italy. Lucio’s agent Sandro Becker is expected to ...Full Story »

David Beckham & His Boys Hit the Soccer Field

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by hollywire.com

David and his sons, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6, were at the Home Depot Center for a training session with the LA Galaxy. The eldest of the Beckham boys, Brooklyn, 12, was not spotted with the trio. David and his wife Victoria Beckham welcomed the first girl into the family last week with the birth of their daughter Harper Seven. The doting dad took to his new Facebook page to explain his daughte...Full Story »

Argentine trophy drought endures at Copa America, and deservedly so

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by SI.com

Lionel Messi consoles Carlos Tevez after Tevez missed the only PK of the shootout. As Martin Caceres' penalty soared into the top corner and confirmed Uruguay's passage to a fifth successive Copa America semifinal, a sense of disbelief fell over the Estadio Estanislau Lopez. It wasn't just that Argentina had seemed in control at halftime, or that it had played for 50 minutes against 10 me...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez up for Julio Arca Swoop

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk

ABOVE: Argentinian Julio Arca, 30, is now a free agent after leaving Middlesbrough WIGAN boss Roberto Martinez is ready to renew his interest in Julio Arca – if Charles N’Zogbia leaves the DW Stadium. Argentinian Julio Arca, 30, was willing to take a pay cut at Middlesbrough but was disappointed with their offer and is now a free agent. The midfielder spent five years on Teesside ...Full Story »

We can Bag Owen talks next week

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by thesun.co.uk

Prem Chance ... ex-Utd ace Hargreaves WEST BROM insist they could turn talks with prime target Owen Hargreaves into a face-to-face meeting as early as next week. And the Baggies' sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth claims the former Manchester United and England midfielder would be a "wonderful" signing - if he proves his fitness. United freed Hargo, 30, after just 27 games in four y...Full Story »

Mancini: Get me Nasri and Aguero

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY boss Roberto Mancini says he will try to bring Samir Nasri to the club. And the Italian is also keen to wrap up the deal for £35million-rated Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero. Arsenal midfielder Nasri has been unable to agree a new deal at the club, and with 12 months left on his contract could walk away on a free next summer. Mancini hopes this situtation for...Full Story »

Mancini is out of order

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by thesun.co.uk

ARSENE WENGER has branded Roberto Mancini "out of order" for expressing his desire to sign Samir Nasri. The Arsenal manager was incensed by his Manchester City counterpart after announcing he intended to make a bid for the French winger this summer. Nasri, 23, has one year left on his current contract and Mancini hopes the Gunners will be forced to sell now rather than lose him on a free tra...Full Story »

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