Premier League head Richard Scudamore wants the world soccer to follow his lead by banning investment funds from buying shares in players, a $3 billion-a- year market. His opponents say the plan won’t work.
Sheffield United, a second-tier English soccer team, named Gary Speed as its manager on a three- year contract
Luton Town produced a F.A. Cup fourth-round upset when the club from English soccer’s fifth tier beat Norwich of the Premier League 1-0.
Everton defender Phil Jagielka signed a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell has left by mutual consent following a 3-0 home loss to QPR, the second-division English soccer club said on its website.
Chelsea routed Southampton 5-1 to open the defense of its F.A. Cup title, as Manchester United rallied to tie West Ham and Brighton upset Newcastle.
Queens Park Rangers said it signed goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, 32, from fellow second-tier English soccer team Sheffield United.
Aston Villa’s Mark Albrighton put his name in the English Premier League record book last night as Manchester City and Manchester United tightened their grip on the top of the standings.
Gary Speed was named manager of the Wales national soccer team, the Football Association of Wales said on its website.