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'Training Device' Leads to Controlled Explosion at Manchester United's Stadium

Sunday's match postponed

(Newser) - A bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday after a suspect package was discovered before the Premier League game between United and Bournemouth, the AP reports. The dismantling of what police described as an "incredibly lifelike explosive device" came... More »

Soccer Star Gets 2-Game Boot for On-Air Swear

Wayne Rooney getting 2-match ban for sweary goal celebration

(Newser) - British soccer ace Wayne Rooney is facing a two-game ban for cursing heard 'round the world. The Manchester United striker swore directly at a TV camera after completing a hat-trick against West Ham over the weekend and is now expected to miss the upcoming FA Cup clash with arch-rivals Manchester... More »

Patriots Rule Brittania, Bucs

New England cruises past winless Tampa Bay, 35-7

(Newser) - Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and had more than 300 yards as the Patriots (5-2) beat the winless (0-7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 35-7, today at Wembley Stadium in the NFL's third regular-season game at the iconic London venue. The game drew a sellout crowd of 84,254. NFL commissioner... More »

Bailed-Out Banks Won't Bail on Sports Sponsorships

Gaudy expenditures anger public, Congress

(Newser) - Citibank is getting billions from taxpayers and cutting thousands of jobs, but it's not canning its 20-year, $400 million deal to dub the New York Mets’ new stadium “Citi Field.” Such big advertising deals are coming under the microscope—and have critics crying foul, ABC News reports. “... More »

Manchester United Wins Russian-Roulette Club Final

Late-night shootout in Moscow caps long day for British clubs, army of fans

(Newser) - Manchester United beat Chelsea in a sudden-death shootout to win tonight's European Champions League Final in Moscow, with goalie Edwin van der Sar saving a shot from Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka to seal the all-British encounter, the BBC reports. "The first penalty shoot-out I've ever won in a big game,... More »

British Soccer Fans Ready to Invade Russia

Diehards planning trip to Moscow to see all-England final

(Newser) - The May 21 Champions League soccer final in Moscow will feature two English powers—but cost might be the least of the worries for British fans hoping to make the trip. An overwhelmed Russian embassy is already farming out applications for visas, and demand was crashing Web sites even before... More »

1958 Soccer Crash Remembered

8 Manchester United players among 23 killed in Munich disaster

(Newser) - Fans in England and Germany remembered 23 people—including eight members of Manchester United's powerhouse soccer team—killed 50 years ago today in a plane crash in Munich, the Guardian reports. In Manchester, thousands gathered outside the club's Old Trafford stadium to mourn the "Busby Babes." Inside, club... More »

Euro 2008 Success Unites Thrilled Brits

UK national squads put on surprising show in qualifying round

(Newser) - In the UK, where following soccer usually means either supporting or scorning Manchester United, the national teams of England and Scotland are captivating the public, the Telegraph reports. And with England's 3-0 trouncing of Russia and Scotland's unexpected 1-0 triumph over France this week, both national teams have a shot... More »

At $1.5B, Cowboys Most Valuable Team

Dallas tops Redskins, Yankees, and Manchester United

(Newser) - The Dallas Cowboys have toppled the Washington Redskins from their 7-year reign as the world's most valuable sports franchise, Forbes reports in its annual rankings of NFL teams. Dallas edged out the Redskins ($1.467 billion) and stayed well ahead of other top franchises: the New York Yankees ($1.2... More »

Rooney Strikes Late, Sinks Milan

ManU closes in on Champions League final

(Newser) - Gifted young English footballer Wayne Rooney brought Manchester United within striking distance of the Champions League finals with a win over AC Milan. His second goal, a 20-footer, came in the final minute of the game and canceled a two-goal performance by Kaka, the celebrated Brazilian forward, as well as... More »

Police Defeat Fans, 11-0

(Newser) - In Rome, a squad of determined Italian riot police prevailed over 11 Manchester United fans, sending them to the hospital. Over 5,000 Man U supporters crowded the stands at Rome's Stadio Olimpico; their team fell to Roma, 2-1, as they themselves lost by a greater margin to the disciplined... More »

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