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Reds' woes run deeper than Balotelli

by Christopher Davies

Jose Mourinho called him “unmanageable” at Inter Milan. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini ran out of patience with him. He lasted 18 months of his 4½-year contract at AC Milan. Despite a history of controversy, red cards and underachieving too often, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believed Mario Balotelli was worth ...

Bayern scores seven goals to rout Roma in Champions League

Oct 22, 2014

Bayern scores seven goals to rout Roma in Champions League

The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza. Bayern Munich beat Roma 7-1 for its biggest victory on the road, and Luiz Adriano scored five times to lead Shakhtar Donetsk to a 7-0 victory at BATE Borisov. On a record-busting night, Chelsea ...

Oct 22, 2014

Team uses marijuana lights on field

Powerful lights confiscated by police during marijuana raids are now being used by the groundsman of English third tier soccer club Rochdale to help the turf grow on its field. Police donated the lights to the club last week to avoid having to pay ...

Oct 22, 2014

Redknapp jibe angers QPR owner

The owner of Queens Park Rangers has criticized manager Harry Redknapp for publicly questioning a player’s attitude and weight. Winger Adel Taarabt was accused by Redknapp of refusing to train properly and being “about three stone overweight.” After Taarabt gave an interview accompanied by ...

Oct 21, 2014

Knee injury ends Davi's season

Kashima Antlers forward Davi will miss the rest of the J. League season after being ruled out for eight months with a damaged anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee, the team said Monday. Davi suffered the injury during the second half ...

Milan embraces red-hot Honda

Oct 20, 2014

Milan embraces red-hot Honda

Keisuke Honda was finally being feted by a resurgent AC Milan after a brace of goals in a 3-1 win away to Verona reassured club bosses they had not mistakenly signed the player’s brother. The Japan international now appears to have drawn a firm ...

Oct 20, 2014

Player dies after goal celebration

A young soccer player lost his life in India’s northeast over the weekend after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal he had scored, newspapers reported on Monday. Peter Biaksangzuala, 23, fell backwards on his head as he did a series of somersaults ...

Southampton crushes Sunderland

Oct 19, 2014

Southampton crushes Sunderland

Southampton demolished Sunderland 8-0 in one of the biggest wins in the Premier League’s 22-year history, overshadowing Sergio Aguero’s four-goal haul in Manchester City’s latest thrashing of Tottenham on Saturday. On an incident-packed day of goals, red cards and drama in England’s top flight, ...

Refreshed Moyes ready to come back

Oct 18, 2014

Refreshed Moyes ready to come back

David Moyes, who has been out of soccer since leaving Manchester United in April, says he is ready to resume his managerial career and is waiting for the right club to come along either in England or overseas. The 51-year-old Scot, who was at ...

Oct 17, 2014

Ex-J.Leaguer Oku dies in car accident

Former J.League player Daisuke Oku died at a hospital early Friday after crashing his car into a roadside utility pole in Okinawa Prefecture. According to local police, 38-year-old Oku had veered into the opposite lane before slamming into the pole on Miyako Island, where ...