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  • Lampard available for NYC against Montreal

    Lampard available for NYC against Montreal

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    Lampard available for NYC against Montreal

    England legend Frank Lampard, nagged for three weeks by a calf injury that delayed his Major League Soccer debut, will be available for New York City on Saturday against Montreal. The 37-year-old midfielder, an iconic playmaker for English Premier League side Chelsea, trained fully Friday with no limitations and is likely to be called off the bench this weekend for his new club at Yankee Stadium. "We've really only had three training sessions for him to be available in," City coach Jason …

  • Liverpool misfit Lambert joins West Brom, scores twice

    Liverpool misfit Lambert joins West Brom, scores twice

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    Liverpool misfit Lambert joins West Brom, scores twice

    Striker Rickie Lambert joined West Bromwich Albion from Liverpool on a two-year contract on Friday and quickly celebrated with two goals in a pre-season friendly. The 33-year-old England international has signed for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £3 million ($4.7 million, 4.3 million euros). After excelling during a five-year spell at Southampton, Lambert joined boyhood club Liverpool in a £4 million deal last year, but he endured a frustrating time at Anfield, scoring only three …

  • Jovetic leaves City for Inter Milan on loan

    Jovetic leaves City for Inter Milan on loan

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    Jovetic leaves City for Inter Milan on loan

    Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Inter Milan on an 18-month loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer, his Premier League parent club announced on Friday. The 25-year-old joined City from Fiorentina for 22 million pounds ($34.4 million) in 2013 but has struggled to impose himself at the Etihad Stadium where his progress was hampered by injury. A double in a 3-1 win over Liverpool at the start of last season was a rare bright spot in an otherwise difficult time at the club. …

  • Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Brom

    Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Brom

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    Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Brom

    Rickie Lambert has left Liverpool after a solitary season at Anfield to join West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal, the clubs said on Friday. Lambert, who has 11 caps for England, leaves Merseyside for an undisclosed fee, estimated to be around 3 million pounds ($4.7 million), according to British media reports. The forward never established himself at Liverpool, scoring only three times in 36 appearances, and had fallen down the pecking order following the arrivals of strikers Christian …

  • Fenerbahce protest over Fred inclusion by Shakhtar

    Fenerbahce protest over Fred inclusion by Shakhtar

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    Fenerbahce protest over Fred inclusion by Shakhtar

    Fenerbahce have protested to UEFA over the inclusion in a Champions League tie by Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk of Brazilian midfielder Fred despite reports he had tested positive for a banned substance, the Turkish club said Friday. Fenerbahce and Shakhtar clashed in the Champions League third qualifying round on Tuesday night in Istanbul with the match ending in a 0-0 draw . Fenerbahce said they had submitted an "appeal" to European football's governing body over the inclusion of Fred despite …