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Ben Rumsby 9:00am Malky Mackay launched a desperate bid to salvage his career in football last night (Thursday) after admitting sending racist text messages during his time as Cardiff City manager.
8:40am The A-League's Newcastle Jets will be sold by the Hunter Sports Group, owned by mining magnate Nathan Tinkler.
Matt Carr 8:29am The Newcastle Jets are on the market, the Hunter Sports Group has announced.
DOMINIC BOSSI 11:07pm Mike McGlinchey has been officially ruled to be contracted to Central Coast Mariners but the saga is showing no signs of ending after the Australian players' union vowed to appeal the decision to secure his transfer to Wellington Phoenix.
8:49pm Wellington Phoenix are assessing their legal options after an arbitrator's ruling that Michael McGlinchey is contracted to Central Coast in the A-League.
Angela Habashy 5:21pm After the drama-filled scenes of the Wanderers 1-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande, teh stage is now set for one intriguing second instalment.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE 4:49pm Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri is in the frame for the Asian Cup.
DOMINIC BOSSI 5:43pm Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has made strengthening the national player pool his No.1 priority before the 2015 Asian Cup on home soil. This begins with the recall of a number of youth, fringe and uncapped players to the national team for upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia in Europe.
11:33am The Melbourne Victory midfielder has chance to earn Asian Cup berth.
Angela Habashy 3:32pm Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Brad Smith, who has played for England at junior level, didn't need persuading to commit to Australia.
4:36pm Injuries plague Ange Postecoglou's squad selection as the door opens for new and fringe players to cement spots.
John Percy Liverpool's increasing desperation for a proven international forward has led them to explore the possibility of a surprise move for Mario Balotelli.
Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.
Melbourne Victory have set their eyes on winning the inaugural FFA Cup following a solid 2-0 win over Western Australia's Bayswater City.
Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday.
Chris Pike Melbourne Victory have set their sights on winning the inaugural FFA Cup following a 2-0 win over WA's Bayswater City at WA Athletics Stadium.
Chris Pike The Melbourne Victory's attacking trio of Besart Berisha, Archie Thompson and Kosta Barbarouses helped deliver a 2-0 FFA Cup win over Bayswater City.
DOMINIC BOSSI Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi sensationally stormed out of a media conference following their shock 1-0 loss to Western Sydney Wadnerers but not before unleashing a heated rant directed at the referee and Wanderers' Vitor Saba and Daniel Mullen.
DOMINIC BOSSI Football Federation Australia will have to explain its controversial national club identity policy to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission following the lodging of two complaints relating to about the banning of a Melbourne Knights' shirt sponsorship deal with an ethnic a community club for an FFA Cup match.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney have beaten Guangzhou Evergrande 1-0 in their Asian Champions League quarter-final in a match overshadowed by an angry Marcello Lippi.
Central Coast have beaten South Coast Wolves 1-0 to reach the FFA Cup last 16 and Mariners coach Phil Moss has backed an A-League team in Wollongong.
Western Sydney Wanderers one step closer to Asian Champions League semi-finals with 1-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande
DOMINIC BOSSI Western Sydney Wanderers have one hand on a ticket to the semi-finals of the Asian Champions League after stunning reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande in the first leg in Parramatta.
Socceroo Mathew Leckie faces a stint on the sidelines for his German club due to an abdominal injury.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger acknowledged his side's 0-0 draw with Besiktas in a Champions League playoff in Istanbul on Tuesday was a fair result for a "difficult" game but blasted the performance of the referee.
New Brazil manager Dunga has left out several big names from the World Cup, including Fred and Paulinho, in his first squad for next month's friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador.
A 15-year-old has been selected by Norway for their upcoming friendly against the United Arab Emirates on August 27, making him the youngest ever player to be called into the squad.
Arsenal have survived the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and a hugely-energised Besiktas side to leave Turkey with a goalless draw and their hopes intact of advancing to the Champions League group stage.
Chris Pike Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey hopes his side's crushing 4-0 victory over the Sterling Lions will be the last of their road games in the inaugural FFA Cup.
Chris Pike Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey wants the A-League's defending champions to be rewarded with a home fixture for their next FFA Cup clash.
Chris Pike A-League champions Brisbane Roar have become the first A-League club to blow away a lower-level opponent in the FFA Cup with a 4-0 round of 32 win over the Stirling Lions on Tuesday night.
Chris Pike Defending A-League champions Brisbane have thumped WA State League club the Stirling Lions 4-0 in the round of 32 of the FFA Cup.
Controversial striker says he was "very depressed" after the World Cup biting incident that led to him being initially banned from all soccer activities for four months.
New Barcelona signing Luis Suarez has vowed he won't bite again after his World Cup scandal and subsequent transfer from Liverpool.
The most infamous molars in soccer were in glistening evidence in Barcelona on Monday night. But this time Luis Suarez wasn't biting, he was smiling.
HENRY WINTER Cesc Fabregas returned in style to English soccer, orchestrating victory on his Chelsea debut, showing the range of passing and vision formerly enjoyed by Arsenal.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has rated facing Asian giants Guangzhou Evergrande as the biggest test he has faced at the Wanderers.
Jeremy Wilson As Arsene Wenger prepared to sign a new contract that would take him into a third decade at Arsenal, he was asked what remaining ambition he still had after 1,012 games and now 6,532 days as the club's manager.
LUCY CORMACK The World Cup-winning coach of one of Asia’s most powerful football clubs has called the Western Sydney Wanderers a “much stronger team” than its Melbourne rivals.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Oman hopes basing itself at the Australian Institute of Sport will see its success rub off on it and the nation wants Canberra to adopt it as its Asian Cup team.
Images from the Hakoah Sydney City East against Palm Beach Sharks FFA Cup match at Hensley Athletic Field on August 19th.