29/1/2010 Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union avert imminent lockout after extending deadline for completing negotiations… Turkish government pledges billions for Euro 2016 bid… Chinese players paid bribes to play for national team.
28/1/2010 Castrol sponsors UEFA Euro 2012 tournament… Germany’s professional clubs generate record revenues but debts soar… Fiorentina’s Adrian Mutu, sacked by Chelsea for cocaine use, now tests positive for a banned stimulant.
6/1/2010 The world’s richest football club announces losses of $148 million… AC Milan coach Leonardo hails the return of David Beckham… Bayern Munich chief warns of more sales… Seymour Pierce MD resigns.
18/12/09 Ukrainian watchdog slams construction of final venue; Domenech confirmed as French World Cup manager; Serbian Minister promises hooligan crackdown; Blatter reiterates technology stance.
18/9/09 Chelsea’s new chief executive Ron Gourlay pledges to give his “total commitment, drive and energy” in the role.
2/9/09 ESPN signs a deal to broadcast UEFA Europa League matches in the UK… Attempts are being made to revive the New York Cosmos, whose former stars included Pele and Franz Beckenbauer.
18/8/09 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes a European Super League will be created in the next decade to satisfy the revenue demands of top tier clubs.
15/8/09 The Premier League might well be the self-styled greatest league in the world, but it is also staggeringly predictable. Although shorn of Cristiano Ronaldo and Tevez, Manchester United will again be the team to beat.
14/8/09 In a country battered by the global economic recession, mired in an unpopular war in Afghanistan and beset by a swine flu pandemic, if nothing else the onset of the EPL season provides a welcome diversion.
14/8/09 As the English Premier League gets ready for kick off, Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson promises to overcome the disappointment of his team’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona and win a record fourth consecutive title.