Hammers 'to sue over Diamanti'

Alessandro Diamanti: Was sold to Bologna by Brescia after departing West Ham

West Ham are planning to sue Brescia for money they say they are owed from the sale of striker Alessandro Diamanti from Brescia to Bologna, according to co-owner David Gold.

Italy international Diamanti, who scored the winning penalty in Sunday night's Euro 2012...

Xabi Alonso ensured his 100th appearance for Spain was one he will never forget by scoring twice against UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final opponents France in an polished midfield display at the Donbass Arena.

The Real Madrid CF player topped the Castrol EDGE Index with a score of 9.57 courtesy of a performance in which he outshone team-mates and


After another clinical performance sealed a UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final spot, Spain's players were happy to have got past a strong France side. Xabi Alonso celebrated his 100th appearance for La Roja with both goals and said his opener made Spain's job much easier. Sergio Ramos felt his side had taken a measure of revenge for their 2006 FIFA World

Black Cats reveal new sponsor

Sunderland have reached an agreement for Invest in Africa to become their official partner and shirt sponsor, the club has announced.

The Black Cats will wear the name of the not-for-profit organisation on their shirts for at least the next two seasons. Invest in Africa is a partnership of leading companies formed to promote business...

Vicente del Bosque and Laurent Blanc were in agreement that Spain's left-side pairing of Jordi Alba and Andrés Iniesta was pivotal to La Roja's 2-0 win against France. However, while Del Bosque was full of praise for his team's display, and grateful that his decision to play Cesc Fàbregas up front paid off, Blanc was left to regret the early ope

Alonso - A 'phenomenal' night

Xabi Alonso: Kept his nerve from the spot having earlier given Spain the lead

Xabi Alonso described his team's 2-0 win over France as "phenomenal" after scoring both Spain goals in his 100th appearance for his country.

Alonso converted Jordi Alba's first-half cross before sealing the victory with an injury-time penalty after Pedro was felled by...
Murphy signs for Blackburn

Danny Murphy: Has signed a two-year contract with Championship club Blackburn

Danny Murphy has joined Blackburn on a two-year deal after leaving Fulham on a free transfer.

Murphy was out-of-contract at Craven Cottage, although Fulham boss Martin Jol had expressed a desire to keep his captain at the club.The 35-year-old is also believed to have...

A 2-0 defeat by Spain brought the curtain down on France's UEFA EURO 2012 campaign, but while Hugo Lloris, Karim Benzema and Adil Rami made no attempt to hide their disappointment, all three agreed that the world and European champions had made their mission nigh-on impossible in Donetsk.

Hugo Lloris, France goalkeeper
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Blanc bemoans France failure

Laurent Blanc: Believes Spain were there for the taking but admits there was something missing from his France side

Laurent Blanc admits there was "something missing" from his France team after their 2-0 quarter-final defeat to Spain in Donetsk.

A first-half header from Xabi Alonso gave Spain the lead and they held it fairly comfortable before...


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