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UEFA Investigating Match Fixing

UEFA has confirmed that it plans to investigate 40 cases of suspected match-fixing in the Champions League and UEFA Cup. Most of the cases were from Eastern Europe and involved games in the early qualifying rounds of the tournaments, according to Peter Limacher, UEFA’s head of disciplinary services. Last year, […]

FA Probe Norwich-Derby Match

     The Football Association has begun a probe into the Norwich-Derby match after unusal betting patterns occured at haftime of the match. Derby won the match 2-1. Norwich PM Norman Lamb has asked Sporting Secretary Andy Burnham to look into the allegations.  Derby County have said they will fully co-operate […]

Porto Stripped of Champions League Berth

UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body has stripped Portuguese champions Porto FC of their place in next season’s Champions League over alleged bribery of referees during the 2003/04 season. UEFA cited Article 1.04 (d) of the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League regulations (available via this PDF) in their decision. The article states […]

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What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day?

Before I moved to the United States in 1984, I had never heard of Thanksgiving Day. The U.S. holiday, while still seeming a bit surreal and bizarre to me after all of these years, is now one of my favorite holidays of the year partly because it’s the one focused […]

Manchester United set to complete £10.5 million deal for Torino defender Matteo Darmian

Manchester United are on the verge of completing a £10.5 million deal for Torino defender Matteo Darmian. Late last night, Sky Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio broke the news that the 25-year-old full-back was only a few steps away from completing a move to the twenty-time champions of England. United officials […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]

US TV viewing figures for MLS, Liga MX, Premier League and other leagues for Oct. 2-4

Four out of the top 25 most-viewed live soccer games on US television last weekend were shown on NBC Sports, with the number one most-viewed game being Chelsea against Southampton, which netted 948,000 viewers on NBC (Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm ET). On the heels of Chelsea-Southampton, 866,000 watched Arsenal against Manchester United […]

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Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls as well as the latest updates on the soccer headlines. UPDATE: Alright, so here's the deal. @SoccerMorning won't be live today, but I am recording. Going to take blind calls, @bestsoccershow style. — Jason Davis (@davisjsn) October 8, 2015 You can listen to Soccer […]