Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
American gets 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for 'hostile acts' An American tour operator has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for alleged “hostile acts” against the repressive regime, according to its official state news agency. Kenneth Bae, who is in his mid-40s and lives in Washington state, has been described by friends as a devout Christian who took tourists on trips to North Korea, The Associated Press reported. More
Profile: Andy Zhang, China's teenage golfer Andy Zhang - the 14-year-old poised to become the youngest golfer to play the US Open since World War II - will be one of the big talking points at the tournament which begins on Thursday. The Chinese-born Florida-based player may be half the age of many ... 06/14/2012 - 1:20 pm | View Link
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Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United can still win a Premier League title. The ESPN FC panel think otherwise.
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are off to their best start to the season since, well, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in 2005. Manchester United, on the other hand, have made their slowest start since Russell Beardsmore roamed the right flank of Old Trafford and Mal Donaghy was the great hope from the summer transfers.
Chelsea are heavily favoured to win in Manchester on Sunday, but there is precedent for United beating the odds.
The situation was not dissimilar the day after Guy Fawkes Night in 2005.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce speaks to the challenge of hosting champions Manchester City in their upcoming Premier League tie.
It's difficult to truly believe how attractive a team West Ham now are given how insipid they were only last season. A summer of shrewd signings coupled with some rather surprisingly versatile tactical shifts from Sam Allardyce, and the team's reliance on the combination of Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan has dissipated into thin air.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly ordered his board to make a 32 million pound move for Mesut Ozil in January as the Citizens plan for life without Yaya Toure.
Just what effect Manchester City's curious midweek game-of-two-halves performance in Moscow will have on the team is open to some conjecture.