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  • Winners and losers (and Arsenal) from the Premier League transfer deadline

    While Arsenal's stupefying inactivity takes the cake, here are the teams and players whose fortunes swung most on Tuesday.

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  • Manchester United prove how not to work in a transfer window

    On the pitch, Manchester United are dreadful, and worse than that, they are boring. The problem was that the opposition was not willing to let such a thing happen, and decided that as well as occasionally tackling United, they would try to score too. United couldn’t come back from that, because…

  • Six soccer players face federal charges for unruly airplane behavior

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Six soccer players from San Diego who were flying on Monday to a tournament in Chicago are facing federal charges for "disruptive" behavior that caused a Southwest Airlines plane to be diverted to Texas, officials said on Tuesday. Saiman Hermez, 19, Jonathan…

  • Soccer-Bournemouth's new recruit Gradel out for six months - reports

    Sept 2 (Reuters) - Bournemouth forward Max Gradel could be out for six months after tearing a cruciate ligament in his knee during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leicester City, according to British media reports. The Ivory Coast international, who was sidelined with a similar injury in 2013, was signed…

  • Qatar to enforce key labour reform from November

    Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar will begin enforcing a law that ensures migrant workers get paid on time from early November, labour ministry officials said on Wednesday. It is one of a number of measures that Qatar is expected to introduce in an attempt to improve labour conditions following…

  • Real Madrid, Man Utd clash over De Gea deal

    European giants Real Madrid and Manchester United exchanged recriminations on Tuesday after goalkeeper David de Gea's proposed move to the Spanish club broke down at the 11th hour. Madrid accused United of sending the documents needed to complete the deal after the Spanish deadline had passed, but…

  • Soccer-West Brom's Berahino given time off to consider future

    West Bromwich Albion's England under-21 striker Saido Berahino will be given time off until next Monday to consider his position after suggesting he would not play for the club again, sources close to the player said on Wednesday. Berahino was furious after negotiations on a proposed move to…

  • Transfer Winners and Losers

    Neal Thurman recaps all the transfer deadline day moves and a few big non-moves as well with a focus on Arsenal, Manchester United, West Ham and Saido Berahino.

  • Soccer-Rooney as clueless as Man United fans about Anthony Martial

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney did not have the faintest idea who Anthony Martial was when the Monaco forward was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier this week, according to team mate Morgan Schneiderlin. News of United's reported 36 million pound ($55 million) bid for the…

  • Durban our focus, Olympics will come later say South Africa

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - The decision to award the 2022 Commonwealth Games to the South African city of Durban would delay any bid from the country to host an Olympics, officials said on Wednesday, effectively ruling themselves out until at least the 2032 summer Games. Durban became…

  • Soccer-India coach calls on bosses to tackle TV companies' demands

    India soccer coach Stephen Constantine has told his bosses to stand up to the dominating television companies if they ever want local football to flourish in the floundering South Asian nation. Constantine, preparing for India's World Cup qualifier against Iran in Bangalore on Tuesday, has seen…

  • Soccer-Record Premier League spending will only increase, say experts

    By Steve Tongue LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Foreign clubs are the main beneficiaries of the Premier League's transfer dealings and will continue to be so with forthcoming increases in broadcast revenue, financial analysts predicted as the summer window finally closed this week. Germany's Bundesliga…

  • Soccer-Was 'difficult' to work with Van Gaal, says Di Maria

    Angel Di Maria has admitted to clashing with former manager Louis Van Gaal during his ill-fated stint at Manchester United and hinted that his poor relationship with the Dutchman contributed to a dip in his performance. The former Real Madrid player joined United for a British record 59.7 million…

  • FIFA scandal becomes exhibit at Mob Museum in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Al Capone, with raised eyebrows, appeared to be taking a curious sideways glance at the two-minute video of soccer playing and talk about corruption and crooks.

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  • Soccer-Cahill to captain Australia in Jedinak absence

    Veteran forward Tim Cahill will replace injured midfielder Mile Jedinak as Australia captain for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in Perth. Jedinak, who skippered Australia to the Asian Cup title in January, has been ruled out of the Group B fixture as well as Tuesday's clash in…

  • Soccer-Newcastle's new boys will take time to gel, says Wijnaldum

    Newcastle United's new boys will take time to gel but the side will be a force going forward in the Premier League, summer recruit Georginio Wijnaldum has said. Newcastle have reportedly spent over 50 million pounds ($76.55 million) this summer on Chancel Mbemba, Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin,…

  • Soccer-Chelsea sign Senegal international Djilobodji from Nantes

    Chelsea have signed Senegal international defender Papy Djilobodji from Nantes on a four-year contract, according to a statement on the French Ligue 1 side's website. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported that the clubs had agreed a fee of about 2.7 million…

  • Soccer-Saints' Reed pins transfer window success on good planning

    Southampton's Executive Director of Football Les Reed has praised the club's summer transfer activity and called the deadline day signing of Virgil van Dijk from Scottish champions Celtic the "icing on the cake". The Dutch defender became the Saints' ninth signing of a busy close season and Reed…