SportsNet - January 2013

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Gunners Linked With £9 Million-Rated Ajax Stopper Toby Alderweireld

on January 29 2013 3:16 PM
Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Gunners Linked With £9 Million-Rated Ajax Stopper Toby Alderweireld

According to talkSport.co.uk, Arsenal could move for Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld in the last days of the January transfer window. The report claims the Gunners could be willing to swoop for the £9 million-rated stopper, ahead of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

This isn't the first time the Arsenal have been credited with interest in Alderweireld. Back in December, Sky Sports reported the player's own keenness on a move to the English Premier League.

At 23, Alderweireld fits in the age bracket of players Gunners boss Arsene Wenger usually targets. He also offers versatility, as well as comfort and confidence in possession.  He is bred in the Ajax model of intricate and flowing passing football.

Miami New Times Uncovers East Coast Balco: A-Rod, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez Among MLB Players Busted

on January 29 2013 2:30 PM
Miami New Times Uncovers East Coast Balco: A-Rod, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez Among MLB Players Busted

Miami New Times Uncovers East Coast Balco: A-Rod, Melky, Gio Gonzalez Amongst Named

I guess Victor Conte was right after all.

A stunning report released by the Miami New Times has uncovered a lab run out of Miami by Dr. Tony Bosch has been selling performance enhancing drugs to professional athletes. Among the people named: Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Yasmani Grandal, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz.

Manchester City Vs QPR Preview: Where and When To Watch Online

on January 29 2013 12:28 PM
Manchester City Vs QPR Preview: Where and When To Watch Online

QPR could be without new signing Loic Remy, who has a hamstring injury, while the visitors are likely to be missing defenders Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic. The hosts are in last place with 15 points while visitors Manchester City are in 2nd place with 51 points.

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Manchester City

 

Roberto Mancini's side currently sit five points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United with the Red Devils to face Southampton on Wednesday in a game they will be expecting to win, making it vital City do not drop points at Loftus Road.

Currently enjoying a run of four straight wins, the reigning champions look to be in irresistible form with an impressive 2-0 triumph over Arsenal earlier this month typifying their capability of besting the league's top sides. 

They will come up against a QPR side who suffered a soul-destroying 4-2 loss at the hands to Milton Keynes Dons in the FA Cup on Saturday, a game which manager Harry Redknapp described as 'disgusting'.

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Kentucky Wildcats Having Hard Time In Reigning Champ Role, May Miss NCAA Tourney

on January 29 2013 12:28 PM
Kentucky Wildcats Having Hard Time In Reigning Champ Role, May Miss NCAA Tourney

This was never going to be an encore performance met with raucous applause and rave reviews. With the headliners racing out the door even as the curtain closed, the most anyone could hope to witness was a reasonable facsimile put forth by a group of unproven understudies and fresh-faced newcomers.

Thus far, the effort has been shaky at best.

Welcome to the University of Kentucky men’s basketball 2012-13, the season after the Wildcats earned their eighth national championship.

Despite their youth, they entered the current campaign ranked third in the country – a byproduct of the program’s history, both recent and long-term, and the acknowledged talent that had joined coach John Calipari’s fold. Parade All-Americans Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Nerlens Noel not only gave the UK faithful hope that the good times would continue to roll, but, apparently, they had the experts convinced of the same thing.

Returning big man Kyle Wiltjer, the main link to last year’s 38-2 example of dominance, and North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow only strengthened those positions.

Didier Drogba's Return To The UEFA Champions League Is Where He Belongs

on January 29 2013 11:25 AM
Didier Drogba's Return To The UEFA Champions League Is Where He Belongs

Galatasaray yesterday announced that they had signed Didier Drogba to an 18 month deal, which means that Drogba’s China adventure at Shanghai Shenhua is over just 8 months after he joined the club in June. At Shenhua he scored 8 goals in 11 games, in what is a relatively uncompetitive league. Drogba went there on a big contract which payed him about £200,000 a week, where he teamed up with ex-Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka, who’s also departing to Juventus.

There were many questions over how Shenhua could afford these giant wages, and there were rumors that players weren’t being payed on time. But if we’re honest, this has turned out best for Drogba as he’s far too good a player to be playing in the Chinese league. This is a player who on his day is the best striker in the world, and is simply unplayable. 

By moving to Galatasaray it means that Drogba will be playing Champions League football once again, where his side will face Schalke in the last 16. This will come 10 months after Drogba won the big eared trophy for Chelsea with the last kick of his boot in a blue shirt on May 19th, in a day that will never be forgotten for any Chelsea fan. 

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