Liverpool took a huge financial hit on Andy Carroll on Wednesday by selling the towering England striker to fellow Premier League side West Ham, ending his disappointing two-and-a-half-year spell at Anfield.
Carroll joined Liverpool from Newcastle on deadline day in January 2011 for a staggering 35 million pounds (then $56 million), making him Britain's most expensive footballer, but he struggled under the weight of expectation and didn't fit into the club's style of play.Full Story
Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso has been hired to coach Serie B club Palermo.
The Sicilian club announced Wednesday that it has hired the former midfielder to a one-year deal with the option of a two-year renewal.Full Story
Mario Balotelli is so unpredictable that even his coach has trouble keeping tabs on the prized Italy striker.
Balotelli's winning goal in the Azzurri's 2-1 win over Mexico at the Confederations Cup was a prime example.Full Story
Manchester United will begin the defense of its Premier League title under new manager David Moyes with an away match at Swansea.
Moyes' first home game in charge of United comes the following weekend against Chelsea, which also has a new manager in Jose Mourinho.Full Story
Veronica Campbell-Brown's agent insists one of the cornerstones of Jamaica's wide-ranging sprint success "is not a cheat," even though the test results disagree.
While her case is being decided, the three-time Olympic gold medalist will sit out and her country will try to make sense of one of its longest-held fears: a high-profile track star getting busted for doping.Full Story
The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 after overtime on Tuesday to square the series at 3-3 and force the NBA Finals to a decisive Game 7.
Miami's LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds while Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime.Full Story
Manchester United will travel to Sweden for a friendly game against AIK in August as part of the English champions' pre-season tour.
The club said on Tuesday that the game, which will conclude United's preparations for next season, will take place on Aug. 6th at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.Full Story
Former Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez has been named as the new boss of Spanish top flight side Valladolid, the club announced.
A statement on the club's website realvalladolid.es late on Monday said Martinez had signed a two-year contract.Full Story
Brazilian driver Felipe Massa is looking forward to Formula One's upcoming return to traditional high-speed circuits as a boost for himself and Ferrari.
The 32-year-old, who has suffered a series of crashes in the races in Monaco and Canada, said he believed that tracks like Silverstone and the Nurburgring would help Ferrari close on leaders Red Bull in the constructors' championship.Full Story
Alex Ferguson's first team sheet as Manchester United manager is to go under the hammer and could sell for between £2,000 and £3,000 (2,400-3,500 euros, $3,100-4,700), auctioneers said on Monday.
The hand-written team sheet from November 8, 1986 is to be sold on behalf of an Oxford United fan, who was given it by former player Peter Rhoades-Brown.Full Story