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LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal confirmed that midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been ruled out Tuesday night’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund at Emirates Stadium because of Concussion. Manager Arsene Wenger said the Flamini has been training and looked good in the session, but has been advised by team doctors not to play the Frenchman and the manager revealed that he would be respecting their five day rule. “Flamini practiced normally, but we will not…

BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Lionel Messi and Neymar are among the starters for Barcelona in tonight’s Spanish La Liga clash with Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. Follow Live Football Scores The attacking powerhouses are joined by Alexis Sánchez as manager Gerardo Martino continues to rotate his squad in an attempt to keep them fresh and not overworked towards the end of the season. Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has played in all eight of…

MILAN (Sporting Alert) — AC Milan have confirmed that Brazilian attacking player Kaka has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League opening Group H clash with Celtic due to an injury. Kaka, who made a move back to Milan from Real Madrid in the transfer window this summer, made his second debut for the Italian giants in a late 2-2 draw with Torino and was hoping to play apart against Celtic. However, a hamstring injury will…

SUNDERLAND (Sporting Alert) — New Summer signing Mesut Ozil makes his debut as he starts in midfield for Arsenal in today against Sunderland at Stadium of Light. Listen Live EPL Streaming Coverage Sunderland v Arsenal Ozil, who made a club record transfer move from Real Madrid on deadline day, will start in the playmaking role for the Gunners and will feature alongside England international Jack Wilshere. At the same time, Spain international Santi Cazorla is not…

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal got the deadline day activity off to a bright start by agreeing a fee with Real Madrid to sign midfield playmaker Mesut Ozil, according to Press Association Sport. The English Premier League side has been silent in the market thus far this summer with manager Arsene Wenger claiming he will not be spending any crazy money on one player. However, it is believed that the bid for Ozil was a…

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal have made a bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, Sky Sports is reporting on Monday. The Gunners have been inactive in the transfer window so far this summer, despite selling/releasing some 27 players who were members of the group last season. Arsenal were beaten 3-1 by Aston Villa in their English Barclays Premier League opener on Saturday, even though they scored first, and angry fans are becoming more and…

DUBLIN (Sporting Alert) — Striker Shane Long and midfielder James McCarthy are the only survivors of the Republic of Ireland’s starting line-up from midweek for today’s friendly international clash with Georgia in Dublin. Republic of Ireland v Georgia Live Score Updates Manager Giovanni Trapattoni, who watched side side played to a 1-1 draw with England at Wembley on Wednesday night, named West Brom striker Long as his captain, while Wigan midfielder McCarthy will feature in…

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal left midfielder Jack Wilshere on the bench for today’s Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage. Fulham v Arsenal Live on ESPN3.com The England midfielder makes way for Tomas Rosicky as manager Arsene Wenger makes two changes from the side that played to a goalless draw with Everton in midweek. T Also coming into the Arsenal starting team is Nacho Monreal, who starts at left-back with Kieran Gibbs…

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United are reportedly ready to offload midfielder Anderson in the summer as the Brazilian continues to find it difficult to impress the coaching staff on the big stages. Injuries and poor form have left Anderson struggling to find his best form and Manchester United are apparently looking to move into a different direction. Paul Scholes is expected to retire at the end of the season, while Ryan Giggs’ playing time…

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — American former Leeds midfielder Robbie Rogers has shocking announced he is gay and has decided to retire from football at just 25-years-old. Rogers, who was seen as one of the bright prospects for the United States, represented the national team 18 times, posted on his blog that he was afraid of revealing his sexuality. The former Columbus Crew midfielder wrote: “Secrets can cause so much internal damage. “People love to…

(Sporting Alert) — Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says he has no regrets over his departure from Old Trafford and blames manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes for his exit. Pogba, who was described by many as one of the brightest young players at Manchester United, left the English Premier League side in the summer and joined Serie A side Juventus. The French midfielder has been enjoying a good run in his debut…

(Sporting Alert) — Tottenham fans are hoping Togo will not get past the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations, but the man they want, Emmanuel Adebayor wants to beat Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso v Togo Live on ESPN3.com Venue: Mbombela Stadium, in Nelspruit Date: Sunday 3 February Kick-off: 12:30 ET Coverage: Live TV coverage on Eurosport and ITV Striker and captain Adebayor hasn’t been setting the tournament on fire, as many had thought, but his presence on the…