West Ham United give James Tomkins community punishment
West Ham United give James Tomkins community punishment

West Ham United announced on Friday that they will make defender James Tomkins carry out work in the local community after he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer.

Serie A Gameweek 6, Preview: Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci wants order restored in Roma clash
Serie A Gameweek 6, Preview: Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci wants order restored in Roma clash

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has called for the champions to underline their status in Italy`s Serie A after a European slip-up in midweek that has injected extra belief into Roma ahead of the sides` Serie A showdown on Sunday.

Liverpool vs Everton: Phil Jagielka joy as wonder goal rocks Anfield
Liverpool vs Everton: Phil Jagielka joy as wonder goal rocks Anfield

Everton defender Phil Jagielka admitted his stunning late equaliser against Liverpool was simply a case of taking a swing and hoping for the best.

Italian players hound referees, says Nemanja Vidic
Italian players hound referees, says Nemanja Vidic

Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic has admitted he is still getting used to the nuances of the Italian game, including seeing fellow players lobbying match officials for favourable decisions.

Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City
Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City

Bayern Munich`s last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances.

Dunga brings in fresh defensive blood in Brazil ranks for Asian swing
Dunga brings in fresh defensive blood in Brazil ranks for Asian swing

Brazil coach Dunga named fresh defensive blood Wednesday in the shape of CSKA Moscow defender Mario Fernandes and Inter Milan defender Dodo in naming his squad for an Asian tour comprising games aganst Argentina and Japan in Beijing and Singapore.

Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber requires surgery again
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber requires surgery again

Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber will undergo surgery for a torn thigh muscle tendon only weeks after his comeback from a 20-month break due to consecutive cruciate ligament tears, the club said on Sunday.

Rio Ferdinand slams John Terry over racism row
Rio Ferdinand slams John Terry over racism row

Rio Ferdinand has said he finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry in a racism row involving his brother Anton.

PSG's Aurier injured in Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon
PSG's Aurier injured in Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon

Paris St Germain`s Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier suffered a convulsion and was taken to hospital during his side`s 4-1 African Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon on Wednesday.

Spain will fight to bitter end for Vicente Del Bosque: Sergio Ramos
Spain will fight to bitter end for Vicente Del Bosque: Sergio Ramos

Spain`s dethroned world champions will give their all for coach Vicente del Bosque despite the fiasco of their title defence at the World Cup said veteran defender Sergio Ramos on Wednesday.

Italy without Giorgio Chiellini for Holland friendly
Italy without Giorgio Chiellini for Holland friendly

Italy will be without defender Giorgio Chiellini for Thursday`s friendly against the Netherlands because of a calf injury, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed on Tuesday.

Mehdi Benatia completes move to Bayern Munich
Mehdi Benatia completes move to Bayern Munich

Moroccan international defender Mehdi Benatia completed his medical on Wednesday and signed a five year deal with Bayern Munich to seal his move from Serie A side Roma.

Louis van Gaal is over-training Manchester United players: Verheijen

The injury sustained by Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was caused by too many training sessions from new manager Louis van Gaal, former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen said on Thursday.

Manchester United`s Luke Shaw out for a month

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has suffered a hamstring injury and will miss the opening game of the season against Swansea City on Saturday, the club announced Wednesday.

David Moyes` season was a disaster says Phil Neville

Phil Neville has branded Manchester United`s miserable season under failed boss David Moyes as a complete disaster.

QPR defender Richard Dunne calls time on Ireland career

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne announced his retirement from international football on Thursday after a 14-year career which yielded 80 caps.

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand joins QPR

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand signed for Premier League new-boys QPR on a free transfer Thursday and revealed he had turned down more lucrative offers in order to return to London.

Porto buy Feyenoord defender Bruno Martins Indi

Portugal`s FC Porto announced Tuesday that they had signed defender Bruno Martins Indi from Feyenoord for the next four seasons.

Portugal`s Jorge Costa to coach Gabon

Former Portuguese international defender Jorge Costa has been appointed coach of Gabon, replacing compatriot Paulo Duarte, the national federation confirmed on Friday.

Akaminko, Schlupp cut from Ghana World Cup squad

A heavy fall on his ankle in the last minute of Saturday’s warm-up match against the Netherlands has cost Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko a World Cup place after he was ruled out for three months and became one of three players cut from the squad.