Category archives for: Soccer

Man Utd say on track to meet financial goals, welcome new TV deal

(Adds comments from club executive) LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – English Premier League soccer club Manchester United said it remained on track to meet full-year financial targets as it posted a 14 percent fall in second quarter revenue, hurt by the absence of Champions League income this season. The 20-times English champions, currently third in [...]

Soccer-Boca’s major signings put them in pole position

By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Boca Juniors’ capture of Italy striker Dani Osvaldo and Uruguay playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro among nine new signings has made them favourites for the Argentine league championship starting on Friday. With their last league title three years ago, an eternity for a team of Boca’s standing, coach [...]

Soccer-Grondona’s legacy: controversial 30-team championship

By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The 2015 Argentine league championship is less about players and coaches and more about its organisers and one in particular who is no longer around. The 30-team championship, to be played in the calendar year replacing two tournaments in one season which has been the norm [...]

BRIEF-Manchester Utd expects sponsorship revenue rise in Q3

Feb 12 (Reuters) – Manchester United Plc * Sees sponsorship revenue for q3 ahead of same period a year ago Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Editing by Neil Maidment) View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

Hazard signs new 5½-year contract with Chelsea

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has signed a new 5 1/2-year contract with the English Premier League leader. The Belgium international has been one of the league's best players this season, scoring 13 goals, and was Chelsea's top scorer and player of the year last season. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Thursday that Hazard ''is already [...]

Soccer-Newcastle’s De Jong has surgery for collapsed lung

Newcastle United’s Netherlands midfielder Siem de Jong has had surgery after suffering a collapsed lung and will be sidelined for eight weeks, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The condition is similar to a complaint he had in 2013 when he was at Ajax Amsterdam. “After four months of hard work getting back to [...]

Balotelli’s 1st league goal since April lifts Liverpool

Mario Balotelli scored the tiebreaking goal in the 83rd minute, nine minutes after entering the match, giving Liverpool a 3-2 win over Tottenham on Tuesday night that tightened Premier League race for Champions League qualification. View full post on World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

Soccer-Peruvian championship results and standings

Feb 11 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Peruvian championship matches on Wednesday Tuesday, February 10San Martin 0 Deportivo Municipal 0 Ayacucho FC 1 Sport Huancayo 2 Sporting Cristal 1 Cienciano 0 Cesar Vallejo 4 UTC 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts Group A1 Sporting Cristal 2 2 0 0 [...]

Soccer-Peruvian team make standstill protest against violence

Alianza Lima, whose players were attacked by fans after last week’s 4-0 home defeat by Huracan, protested by standing still for the first 20 seconds when the teams met again in Buenos Aires. Tuesday night’s match, the second leg of their Libertadores Cup preliminary tie, ended 0-0 with Argentina’s Huracan going through 4-0 on aggregate. [...]

Sky shares fall as market weighs English soccer rights gamble

* Sky to pay 4.2 billion pounds for Premier League rights * BT retains share of rights in new three-year deal * Sky to cut costs, increase some customer prices (Adds reaction) By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Britain’s dominant pay-TV firm Sky was counting the cost on Wednesday of [...]

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