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Imminent GolTV Takeover Will Affect Canucks Only

Last week’s news around the Internet that GolTV was the subject of a possible takeover was misguided. Yes it’s true that a deal between MLSE and GolTV looks imminent. However, MLSE is only interested in GolTV Canada, which operates separately from GolTV in the United States. MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports […]

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Liverpool to Off-Load Stewart Downing to Newcastle United at a £15m Loss: Nightly Soccer Report

Liverpool are prepared to offload winger Stewart Downing and declare a £15million loss to let the inconsistent footballer move to Newcastle United for £5million, reports the Liverpool Echo newspaper. Two years ago, the Reds signed Downing from Aston Villa for £20m. Late last year, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers warned Downing that if […]

Newcastle managing director apologizes to supporters for club’s poor start

Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley took the unusual move of apologizing for the club’s dreadful start to the new season. Owner Mike Ashley’s right-hand man, who oversaw the appointment of head coach Steve McClaren and the club’s £52 million summer recruitment drive, has insisted the club’s hierarchy will take “collective responsibility” […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]

FA Cup betting preview

  The magic for which the FA Cup is famous around the world is that small town teams get a chance to prove themselves against the big boys, and often reach the latter stages of the competition. When it comes to winning the cup though, small clubs often fail in […]