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  • Neymar's brain on auto-pilot - Japan neurologists

    Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists. Results of brain scans conducted on Neymar in February this year indicated minimal cerebral…

    AFP
  • Maradona rips Argentina's World Cup performance

    Diego Maradona has criticized Argentina for its second-place finish in the World Cup, saying the team ''did not play at all.'' Maradona starred for Argentina when it won the 1986 World Cup and coached the national team four years ago in South Africa. He says this team led by Lionel Messi should…

    The Associated Press
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  • Fans benefit from United kit price blunder

    Manchester United were left red-faced on Thursday when their new home kit was mistakenly sold online for more than half price. Online shoppers looking to buy a United shirt were treated to a bargain after they were accidentally sold at £22 ($37) each. The club's official shop, operated by…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Drogba returns to Chelsea on one-year deal

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Didier Drogba completed a remarkable return to Chelsea on Friday, signing a one-year deal to rejoin the club where he wrote his name into the record books and spearheaded the most successful period in their history. Two years after leaving Stamford Bridge on a high…

    Reuters
  • Bebe's greatest moments with Manchester United

    Bebe made seven appearances and scored two goals in his first season with Man United before being sent out on loan for each of the last three seasons — his most successful of which came last season when he scored 14 goals in 39 appearances for Pacos de Ferreira in the Portuguese Liga. Now the…

    Dirty Tackle
  • FIFA Will Not Move 2018 World Cup from Russia

    Earlier this week, leaders in Germany and the Netherlands discussed moving the 2018 World Cup, which is set to be hosted by Russia. Peter Beuth, interior minister of the German state of Hesse, said, "If Putin doesn’t actively cooperate on clearing up the plane crash, the soccer World Cup in Russia…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Israeli team's soccer match in Austria moved on security grounds

    A soccer match to be played in Austria on Saturday by Maccabi Haifa and Paderborn has been moved to a new venue due to security concerns after a violent anti-Israel protest disrupted the Israeli team's last game in the Alpine republic. The match will now take place in the town of Leogang in…

    Reuters
  • Diego Costa to the Rescue

    Galin Dragiev looks at Diego Costa and how he fits into Chelsea's system.

    Rotoworld
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  • Freddy Adu joins Serbian club, his 10th team in as many years

    In the latest chapter of what will surely be a great (and very long) documentary one day, Freddy Adu has signed with Serbian club FK Jagodina — his 10th club in as many years after making his MLS debut at just 14 years old.

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    Team Germany Star -- I've Got A Hot GF Too ... And A Yacht

    Mario Gotze isn't the only Team Germany star with a smokin' hot lady, Andre Schurrle's GF ain't half bad either. The soccer superstar, who made the assist to Gotze in the World Cup Final, was hangin' out on a yacht in Ibiza with longtime Montana Yorke, the lady who was by his side throughout the…

    Wochit
  • Nice goalkeeper Delle ruptures knee ligaments

    Nice goalkeeper Joris Delle ruptured knee ligaments during training on Friday and will be out for several months, the Cote d'Azur club have announced. The 24-year-old, is looking to replace former number one David Ospina of Colombia, who is on his way to Arsenal and a new chapter in his career in…

    AFP
  • Setif beat Benghazi to move closer to CAF semis

    Johannesburg (AFP) - Algerians Entente Setif moved closer to a first CAF Champions League semi-finals appearance by defeating Libyans Al-Ahly Benghazi 2-0 in Tunisia this weekend.

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  • Lallana injury doubt for Liverpool

    New signing Adam Lallana could miss the start of the season for Liverpool after sustaining a knee injury in training in the United States, the club said on Saturday The 26-year-old midfielder, who moved to Anfield from Southampton earlier this month strained a ligament during a session at the Reds'…

    AFP
  • Lampard plans September 11 memorial visit

    New York City FC's new signing Frank Lampard has revealed that he intends to visit the city's memorial to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Lampard and three team-mates were fined by Premier League club Chelsea in 2001 after participating in a drinking binge in front of American…

    AFP
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  • Sunderland land Van Aanholt from Chelsea

    Sunderland signed Netherlands defender Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee on Friday. Van Aanholt agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League club after failing to break into the first-team at Stamford Bridge. The 23-year-old is Sunderland's fourth signing of the…

    AFP
  • Controversial Japanese World Cup ref hits back at critics

    The Japanese referee whose decisions in the opening match of the World Cup triggered a storm of controversy has shrugged off criticism of his performance. Yuichi Nishimura awarded Brazil a soft penalty and decided against sending off superstar Neymar for an elbow in the host side's 3-1 win over…

    AFP
  • Bebe joins Benfica from Manchester United

    Lisbon (AFP) - Portuguese champions Benfica have signed striker Bebe from Manchester United on a four-year deal, the club announced on Friday.

    AFP
  • Chelsea return for club great Drogba

    Premier League giants Chelsea announced on Friday that their former striker Didier Drogba has returned to the club on a one-year contract. Citing the influence of manager Jose Mourinho, Drogba told the club website: "It was an easy decision. "I am excited for this next chapter of my career," added…

    AFP
  • Brazil goalkeeper Cesar returns to QPR

    TORONTO (AP) — Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been recalled to newly promoted Queens Park Rangers after his loan to Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

    Associated Press
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