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  • Chelsea’s Costa must respect opponents, says Everton manager

    Chelsea’s Costa must respect opponents, says Everton manager

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa needs to learn to show respect to opponents after the Spaniard goaded Everton players during their pulsating 6-3 English Premier League win on Saturday, Toffees coach Roberto Martinez said. New signing Costa taunted...

  • Sagna sad after losing debut

    Sagna sad after losing debut

    Bacary Sagna insists Manchester City will knuckle down and get back to work following the first setback in their Premier League title defence. Summer signing Sagna endured a losing debut as the champions slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Stoke...

  • SAmerica could open Libertadores to US sides

    South America is looking to strengthen ties with its northern neighbours CONCACAF which could open the door for US teams to take part in the Libertadores Cup. Mexico has already had sides take part in the CONMEBOL top club competition since 1998...

  • I still have the hunger for the game – Alonso

    I still have the hunger for the game – Alonso

    Bayern Munich’s Xabi Alonso said he was still hungry for success despite two UEFA Champions League wins, a World Cup victory and two European Championship titles. The 32-year-old Spaniard surprisingly joined ambitious Bayern Munich last week on a...

  • Midfielder Kagawa returns to Dortmund

    Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa returned to Borussia Dortmund yesterday, signing a four-year contract with last season’s Bundesliga runners-up after two disappointing years at Manchester United. A Dortmund crowd favourite during his 2010-12 stint...

  • Lopez pens Napoli deal

    David Lopez has made the move to Napoli from Espanyol after completing a medical and putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at the Stadio San Paolo yesterday. Rafa Benitez’s side agreed undisclosed terms for the Espanyol academy graduate on...

  • Football results

    BundesligaMainz vs Hanover 0-0; Freiburg vs Borussia M’Gladbach 0-0. Primera LigaEspanyol vs Sevilla 1-2; Villarreal vs Barcelona 0-1; Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano 2-2; Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid 4-2. Elche vs Granada – 1-1. Ligue 1Bordeaux vs...

  • Football news

    Eintracht Frankfurt have been dealt a blow by the news that forward Nelson Valdez tore his cruciate knee ligaments in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg. The summer signing lasted only 54 minutes at the VW-Arena before being carried away with...

  • Sporting briefs

    Diarra: QPR have signed former Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra from Lokomotiv Moscow. Diarra, who has played 28 times for France, joined Chelsea from Le Havre in 2005 before moving to Arsenal two years later where he lasted five months...

  • Updated: Napoli snatch win, Vidic endures miserable start

    Updated: Napoli snatch win, Vidic endures miserable start

    Napoli won 2-1 at Genoa thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Jonathan de Guzman and Inter defender Nemanja Vidic began his Serie A career by giving away a penalty and getting sent off in a 0-0 draw at Torino. Thirty-six-year-old Antonio Di Natale,...

  • Updated: Arsenal held by dogged Leicester, Liverpool thump Spurs

    Updated: Arsenal held by dogged Leicester, Liverpool thump Spurs

    Arsenal missed the chance to move up to third in the Premier League table after they were held to a 1-1 draw by a dogged Leicester City. Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring with his first Premier League goal but Arsenal were pegged back within two...

  • Chelsea hit Everton for six as City lose

    Chelsea hit Everton for six as City lose

    It was a day of role reversal as Jose Mourinho’s often cautious Chelsea thumped Everton 6-3 in a thriller yesterday while champions Manchester City’s attacking talents were blunted in a shock 1-0 home defeat by Stoke. New signing Diego Costa was...

  • United agree deal for Ajax’s Blind

    United agree deal for Ajax’s Blind

    Manchester United continued their overhaul of an under-performing squad by agreeing a €17.5 million ($23 million) fee with Ajax Amsterdam for versatile Dutch international defender Daley Blind yesterday. “Manchester United is delighted to announce...

  • Liverpool’s Agger returns home

    Defender Daniel Agger has brought an end to his eight-and-a-half-year stay at Liverpool by moving back to Brondby yesterday. Agger moved to Anfield in January 2006 from the Danish club for a £6million fee and has gone on to make over 200...

  • Frankly speaking, we’ll miss him

    Frankly speaking, we’ll miss him

    When Frank Lampard called time on his England career last week it barely caused a ripple of acknowledgment. A few journalists wrote colour pieces about him and the odd retired player tweeted their appreciation. One or two them almost managed to...

  • Valletta snap up Brazilian wingers

    Valletta have continued to strengthen their squad with the capture of two Brazilian players, Paulo Candido Serafim de Cruz, aka Lico, and Alex Terra. The two Brazilian wingers had been on trial with the Citizens for the past fortnight. It seems...

  • Allegri leads Juve to victory at Chievo

    Allegri leads Juve to victory at Chievo

    Champions Juventus and their new coach Massimiliano Allegri made a winning start to the Serie A season with a 1-0 victory at Chievo Verona yesterday. A sixth minute own goal from Chievo defender Cristiano Biraghi proved to be enough for Juve who...

  • Striker Torres relishing new Milan ‘adventure’

    Fernando Torres spoke of his excitement at the new chapter in his career after arriving in Milan to finalise his move from Chelsea. The Blues and Milan announced the agreement of a two-year loan deal on Friday evening, taking the 30-year-old to...

  • Fixtures

    Primera Liga Played yesterdayAth. Bilbao vs Levante - 3-0Cordoba vs Celta Vigo - 1-1Atl. Madrid vs Eibar - 2-1Espanyol vs Sevilla - 1-2 Played on FridayValencia vs Malaga - 3-0 Leading standings: Valencia, Celta Vigo, Atletico Madrid 4; Barcelona, A.

  • Lewandowski scores but Bayern held

    Lewandowski scores but Bayern held

    Last season’s Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored his first competitive goal for new club Bayern Munich but the champions had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Schalke 04 yesterday. Despite having new signing Xabi Alonso in the Bayern team...