July 14th, 2011

Nina Dobrev
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Luka Modric hands in transfer request.

Luka Modric has submitted a formal transfer request to try to force through his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Chelsea.

 Luka Modric - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric takes step towards move to Chelsea following transfer request

According to sources in Croatia, the 25-year-old midfielder made the request as Spurs began their pre-season tour in South Africa and after the club rejected Chelsea’s latest offer of £27 million.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is adamant that Modric is not for sale at any price but the midfielder is now pushing as hard as he can to leave. He has surprised Spurs with his determination to quit this summer. 

Relations between the Croatian and Levy have broken down, with the player claiming the chairman reneged on a deal to sell him if a bigger club made an offer.

The White Hart Lane club have already rejected bids of £22million and £27m from Chelsea. 

One player who is unlikely to encounter much resistance from his club over a move to Stamford Bridge is West Ham’s Scott Parker. 
 
Negotiations opened on Wednesday on a season-long loan deal for Parker with West Ham United demanding a £4 million fee and that Chelsea also pay his £65,000-a-week wages in full. 

Interestingly, it is believed that it was Villas-Boas, when he was Jose Mourinho’s scout, who convinced Chelsea to spend £10 million to sign Parker from Charlton Athletic in 2004 although the move did not work out.
 
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USA discovers Pinoe, rues years not worshipping her greatness

Cheney and Rapinoe may be key to U.S. title hopes against Japan


Lauren Cheney scored a goal and assisted on another, while Megan Rapinoe (top) had an assisted on Alex Morgan's game-clinching goal.


MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany -- If you spend enough time listening to people around the world describe a U.S. soccer style, these are the words you hear: athletic, physical, strong, well-conditioned. Rarely does the term creative enter the conversation.

There's nothing wrong with physical superiority, as we learned once again on Wednesday when Abby Wambach's aerial mastery gave the U.S. the game-winning goal in its 3-1 World Cup semifinal win over France. But if the Americans are going to beat a highly-skilled Japan in Sunday's final, the biggest game of their lives, they're going to need another standout performance from their two most creative players: midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Cheney.

Rapinoe and Cheney bring something different to the U.S. attack, and they were at the center of the action in a game that France often dominated possession-wise. Cheney, the U.S.' Swiss Army knife, did a bit of everything on Wednesday, scoring one goal, assisting on another and playing every position from flank midfielder to central midfielder to forward. "I don't know if they really want to drop me into the back line yet, but I'd like to stay in the attack," Cheney joked afterward.

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I'm so awash in USWNT articles and videos right now. . . this one seemed pretty good for sharing. :D Great to see these two players recognized for what a fantastic world cup they're having. Don't know how I feel about the starters, though. A-Rod has been frustrating but Pinoe and Morgan are working out so well as subs, kind of don't want to mess with anything.
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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT SERIOUS BUSINESS NEWS

TODAY I MET THIERRY HENRY.



YES A FEW MONTHS AGO I ~SAW HIM IN THE STREET.

A FEW WEEKS AFTER THAT I WAS IN THE SAME BUILDING AS HIM. BUT MY COWORKER FAILED TO INFORM ME THAT HE WAS TALKING TO HIM.




BUT TODAY.



I LEFT WORK (WITH A BRAND SPANKIN NEW BRA AND UNDERWEAR SET WORTH OVER $170 I GOT FOR FREE BECAUSE I ATTENDED SOME DUMB SEMINAR ONE MORNING) AND WAS THINKING THERE ARE ONLY TWO REASONS I LIKE MY JOB. 1. FREE SWAG 2. THIERRY HENRY LIVES DOWN THE STREET.


AND THERE HE WAS. TEXTING ON HIS PHONE.

SO I JUST DECIDED TO GO SAY HI.

AND HE SAID HI BACK AND SHOOK MY HAND. (YES I TOUCHED TITI.)

I TOLD HIM I AM A HUGEEEE FAN. AND THAT I SUPPORT THE RED BULLS. AND WENT TO SEE HIS DEBUT ETC. ETC.

HE THANKED ME AND TOLD ME HE APPRECIATED THAT.

AND I THANKED HIM AND SAID GOODBYE. AND HE SMILED AND SAID GOODBYE.



NO I DIDN'T GET A PHOTO. BUT I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR NOT THROWING UP OR CRYING. NEXT TIME ILL GET A PHOTO.


5 YEARS OF STANNING... WORTH THE 1 MINUTE CONVERSATION.

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