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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 »

Greening goal downs Pompey

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA

Jonathan Greening's first goal for Fulham condemned crisis club Portsmouth to a 1-0 defeat in Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League clash at Craven Cottage.Avram Grant's side had shown an improvement following the return of their African Nations Cup trio, and Kevin Prince Boateng had a couple of chances in the first half.However, after a terrible miss from Stefano Okaka on his debut, Fulham ...Full Story »

Defoe sends Spurs through

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA

Jermain Defoe scored a hat-trick to end Leeds' FA Cup run and send Tottenham into a fifth-round clash at Bolton following a 3-1 win.Just like in the first game at White Hart Lane the Barclays Premier League side were made to work, with Luciano Becchio striking in first-half stoppage-time to cancel out Defoe's opener to the delight of a packed Elland Road. The England man could have had a sackful...Full Story »

Gers coast into final

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA

Rangers cruised into their third successive Co-operative Insurance Cup final as St Johnstone froze 2-0 at snowy Hampden.First-half goals from the outstanding Steven Davis - his third in as many games - and Lee McCulloch were enough to keep the Ibrox club's treble bid on track.Steven Naismith also missed a penalty after the break, while only some last-gasp defending spared Saints a heavier semi-f...Full Story »

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