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March 29, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Even in today's economy you'd think $1.4 billion would be enough to buy love. Or at the very least, indifference. But that hasn't been the case with the Glazer family, whose debt-driven purchase of English soccer team Manchester United a decade ago has brought them five Premier League titles, three League Cups, a Champions League crown, a FIFA Club World Cup - and a death threat against Malcolm Glazer, the billionaire patriarch of the family....
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April 22, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Less than one season into a six-year, $40-million deal, David Moyes is out as manager of famed English Premier League soccer club Manchester United. The team announced early Tuesday morning local time, that Moyes "has left the club" then went on to thank him for "the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role. " What he didn't bring was victories. Although Manchester United made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, the Red Devils stand seventh in the EPL standings with four matches to go. That leaves the team on pace for its worst league finish in 24 years.
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November 10, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The British sports world was rocked Wednesday by published allegations against a renowned soccer goalkeeper, which, if proven, would constitute one of the greatest athletic scandals here in a generation. The best-selling Sun newspaper, an English tabloid, accused Bruce Grobbelaar, a goalie who was a national star during 13 seasons with Liverpool, of accepting bribes to throw certain matches.
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April 12, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
If you ask Ian Rush, Sunday's English Premier League match between first-place Liverpool and fast-closing Manchester City is about more than soccer supremacy. Oh, sure, it will be a clash of styles and philosophies, one that will push the winner closer to the Premier League title with less than a month left in the season. But to hear Rush tell it, it will also be a battle of the banks, one matching the haves against the have-mores. "Manchester City, you expect it because of the amount of money they pay for players," says Rush, Liverpool's all-time scoring leader and now an ambassador for the club.
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August 16, 2009 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The curtain went up in England on Saturday and onto the stage strode the Scot, the Spaniard, the Frenchman, the Italian and the Welshman. For the next nine months, while the 38-act drama that is the English Premier League unfolds, it is their voices that the world will be listening to, their opinions that will count, their ranting and raving that will either delight or infuriate fans. That's because talking the talk is everything in the Premier League. The games might be played on England's manicured fields, but they are won and lost just as much in front of England's ever-present media microphones.
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July 24, 2012 | By Andrew L. John
When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: KDOC and KWHY. Record vs. Tottenham: 0-0. Update: David Beckham and Landon Donovan, who will play in Wednesday's MLS All-Star game, will miss Tuesday's friendly against Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League. But Galaxy forward Robbie Keane will be reacquainted with a group of familiar faces in the Tottenham game because he scored 93 goals in 238 appearances and eight years with the English club.
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August 25, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Manchester United's decision to go public this month by selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange is another reminder that the financial foundation of European soccer remains in desperate need of repair. Man-U is among the most storied and iconic brands in global sports - and after being valued at $2.2 billion, it's also the most expensive sports franchise in the world. The New York Yankees are relative upstarts when compared to Manchester United, which started play in 1878, a decade before Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim.
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September 28, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
Apparently that tired, worried, cranky old beast called America still can cook up a story line of dreamy nonfiction, for it's just bloody hard to choose the best part of finding Jozy Altidore in this nook of eastern England commonly called "Hull." Maybe the best part would be that scene from Sept. 19, when the Hull City starting 11 strode out and lined up in their tiger orange to play Birmingham in the world's biggest sports league, and a cheer went up in a soccer-soaked household across the Atlantic in Boca Raton.
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January 25, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Luis Suarez says he is a changed man. Whether that change is for better or worse he didn't specify. But when you spend the whole of training camp petulantly demanding a trade and are forced to sit out the first five games of the regular season because you bit an opponent, there's really only one way to go. "The last few months were a little difficult for me," the mercurial Liverpool striker said on the team's website earlier this month....
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May 12, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
If Sir Alex Ferguson had stuck with his original plan, today we might be praising his pasta and Chinese noodles rather than his decision to start Robin van Persie over Wayne Rooney. Or if he had chosen to pursue his interest in U.S. history, particularly the Civil War and the JFK assassination, he might have become a master teacher of men rather than a master motivator of them. But then again, if Ferguson hadn't passed on those two options to become the most successful coach in British soccer history, we wouldn't be calling him sir. After all few chefs, and even fewer U.S. history buffs, get knighted by the queen.
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March 29, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Even in today's economy you'd think $1.4 billion would be enough to buy love. Or at the very least, indifference. But that hasn't been the case with the Glazer family, whose debt-driven purchase of English soccer team Manchester United a decade ago has brought them five Premier League titles, three League Cups, a Champions League crown, a FIFA Club World Cup - and a death threat against Malcolm Glazer, the billionaire patriarch of the family....
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March 22, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Earlier this month a German court might have succeeded in doing what no soccer team in Europe has been able to do in quite some time, namely wound Bayern Munich. Whether the conviction of team President Uli Hoeness for tax evasion is simply a minor scratch or a mortal blow remains to be seen. But Hoeness' four-day trial, which captivated the country and embarrassed the team, couldn't have come at a worse time for Bayern, which is completing what may be the most dominant two-year stretch in club soccer history.
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March 21, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Manchester United's efforts to salvage a disastrous season with a UEFA Champions League title grew a lot more difficult Friday when the English Premier League team was matched against defending champion Bayern Munich of Germany in next month's tournament quarterfinals. In the other matches Spanish giant Barcelona will meet La Liga rival Atletico Madrid; Real Madrid was drawn against 2013 Champions League runner-up Borussia Dortmund; and England's Chelsea will play Paris St-Germain of France's Ligue 1. “As I said before, all seven teams left are very strong," Paris St-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said of the draw.
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March 8, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Since taking over as coach of the U.S. national team 2 1/2 years ago, Juergen Klinsmann has repeatedly preached the superiority of European soccer. "When you watch Premier League, you watch the German Bundesliga or you watch Spanish football - Barcelona, Madrid - then you know the benchmark," he said. But with this summer's World Cup less than 100 days away, Klinsmann has softened his tone a bit. Not that he's had much of a choice. Because after the cream of Klinsmann's crop of European-based players was embarrassed during the U.S.'s 2-0 loss to Ukraine on Wednesday, it became apparent the team he will take to Brazil this summer will be dominated by players from Major League Soccer.
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January 25, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Luis Suarez says he is a changed man. Whether that change is for better or worse he didn't specify. But when you spend the whole of training camp petulantly demanding a trade and are forced to sit out the first five games of the regular season because you bit an opponent, there's really only one way to go. "The last few months were a little difficult for me," the mercurial Liverpool striker said on the team's website earlier this month....
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December 22, 2013 | KEVIN BAXTER
There's no doubt the U.S. was drawn into the toughest group for next summer's World Cup in Brazil, where it will be matched with Germany, Portugal and Ghana. But don't expect the U.S. to get any sympathy from England, which drew Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica. If the Americans landed in the "Group of Death," then the English, at the very least, can claim to be in the "Group of Excruciating Pain. " "In the World Cup, of course you want a little bit of luck with the draw and you hope that you get a so-called easy group," said English striker Daniel Sturridge, who has learned a thing or two about bad luck in the last six months.
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September 1, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Sitting recently in a busy cafe on the outskirts of Birmingham, Britain's second-largest city, Jonathan Spector appears as English as the queen's corgis. He even has the touch of an accent, making him sound vaguely British. But when he orders espresso instead of tea, his cover is blown. "I'm still very much viewed as an American," Spector says with a shrug. Luckily for him, that's not quite the pejorative it used to be - at least not in English soccer circles, which is where Spector spends most of his time Once viewed as hardworking, if not particularly talented, players from a soccer backwater, Americans are now making a major impact in the English Premier League, considered by many to be the best league in the world.
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April 27, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Robin Van Persie had a number in mind when he jumped from Arsenal to Manchester United last summer. And it wasn't the $70 million his new four-year contract was worth. After wearing uniform No. 9 with the Dutch national team and 10 and 11 during his nine years with Arsenal, Van Persie put some thought into his uniform choice before deciding to take his talents to Old Trafford, home of the 19-time English Premier League champions. "I took the No. 20 shirt," he said at his introductory news conference in August, "because I'm here to win a 20th title with United.
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November 23, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
When the list of 23 finalists for this year's Ballon d'Or was released last month, it included six players from German club Bayern Munich. That's one more player-of-the-year candidate than all 20 teams of the English Premier League contributed. While that may seem like an anomaly, it's actually part of a trend. Last year's FIFA First XI - a kind of global all-star team - was made up entirely of players from Spain's La Liga. Last year also marked the first time in 17 years that an English team failed to make the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.
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September 22, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Manchester City made a bold statement Sunday with a 4-1 rout of Manchester United on derby day in the English Premier League. New City Manager Manuel Pellegrini summed up the victory at Etihad Stadium quite well. “No one believes that 4-1 is possible before the game,” said Pellegrini, who took over for Roberto Mancini this season. Argentine strike Sergio Aguero had two goals, opening the scoring in the 16th minute. City put the game to rest within a span of five minutes before and after halftime with three more goals.
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