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ESPNsoccernet understands Manchester City rejected a bid in excess of €20 million on Thursday, when Galliani travelled to London to meet with club officials in a bid to thrash out a deal.
Caribbean 20/20 Cricket 2012 telecast live January 9-22 on ESPN Caribbean (ch. 9) and ESPN2 (ch. 56) Caribbean NetworkWritten by Barbara Warren Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:02
PHILIPSBURG - ESPN and ESPN2 Caribbean Networks will telecast LIVE the Caribbean Twenty20 Cricket 2012 from January 9-22 from Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Peter Holmberg To Seek Third Title in 2012 Budget Marine Match Racing Cup: Kick-off to the 32nd St. Maarten Heineken RegattaWritten by Michele Korteweg Monday, 09 January 2012 20:12
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – Virgin Islands sailing legend Peter Holmberg—the only Caribbean sailor to win both an Olympic Medal and the America's Cup—will return to one of his favorite sailing venues next month to compete in the fourth running of the Budget Marine Match Racing Cup.
St John’s, Antigua – The Guyana Cricket Board, this morning, advised the West Indies Cricket Board that, despite its offices remaining locked by the Government of Guyana, it has managed to make some progress in being able to provide a Guyana team for the Caribbean Twenty20 2012 Tournament.
City are leading the race for the Premier League title and will take on second-placed United in a third-round FA Cup tie on Sunday. But ahead of the derby clash, Ferguson suggested it is Tottenham who have played the best football so far this season.
EUROPE - Manchester United's Premier League title hopes were dealt another blow on Wednesday as they were beaten 3-0 by Newcastle United, as Bolton came from behind to defeat Everton 2-1 in a game that saw goalkeeper Tim Howard score a wind-assisted goal.
Alan Pardew's Newcastle side grabbed a deserved victory at St James' Park thanks to two well-taken strikes from Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye, before Phil Jones' late own goal compounded Sir Alex Ferguson's misery in the closing stages.
PHILIPSBURG - Theo Liu is The Daily Herald's 2011 Sportsman of the Year. A grandmaster and a sixth dan (level) black belt in Tae kwon do, Liu was the first coach to take a sports team off island to represent the New Country St. Maarten.
EUROPE - Arsenal suffered a late 2-1 defeat at Fulham while Chelsea were on the right end of a last-ditch win at Wolves and Blackburn failed to kick on from their historic win at Old Trafford as they slumped to defeat at home to Stoke.
The Gunners had started the better side in the London derby and took the lead in the 21st minute. Aaron Ramsey dinked in a ball that took a deflection, it found the unmarked Laurent Koscielny who was able to calmly plant a header into the far corner from seven yards out.
City went into their match at the Stadium of Light buoyed by Manchester United's shock home defeat against Blackburn 24 hours earlier which presented them with a chance to open up a points advantage at the top.
PHILIPSBURG - The S.B.B.A. (St. Maarten Basketball Association) had its first Team representative meeting on Dec 16th, 2011 to start with Preseason knockout 2012.