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SI.com: Iain Macintosh: Manchester derby reaches crescendo as potential title-deciderupdated: Sun Apr 29 2012 15:52:00

For Manchester City fans, Monday's night's crucial clash with United isn't simply the final battle of a season-long war. It isn't even just about clawing their way back into the race for the Premier League title. Their pain runs far deeper than that. City have lived in the shadow of their rivals for too long and they are desperate to break out into the light. You have to go back to 1991 to find the last time they finished above their rivals, a feat that was spoiled somewhat when United beat Barcelona to lift the now defunct European Cup Winners' Cup.

Alex Ferguson: 'Racism still exists'updated: Sat Feb 11 2012 14:34:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto talks football with legendary manager Alex Ferguson.

Scholes on target as Man Utd beat Boltonupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 18:14:00

Paul Scholes capped his return to Premier League action with a goal as Manchester United beat struggling Bolton Wanderers 3-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: New QPR manager Hughes faces dilemma with enigmatic Taarabtupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 12:17:00

Speaking after Queens Park Rangers' lung-busting win over Stoke City in mid-November, then-manager Neil Warnock broke off from analyzing the minutiae of the match and looked at the gathered hacks with the luminous eyes of a Jackanory storyteller. "I love this league," he said. "It's an incredible journey." That journey detoured into murkier territory after the victory at Stoke, with Rangers not having won since, but Warnock -- who got the club promoted at the first attempt after 16 different managers had overseen 15 years in the lower divisions -- will still have been stung by the owners' decision that preserving Premier League status is a job for another man.

Hughes resigns as Fulham coach amid Aston Villa speculationupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 17:12:00

Former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has resigned as coach of English club Fulham amid reports linking him with the vacant job at Aston Villa.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Five great meetings between Manchester United and Barcelonaupdated: Sat May 28 2011 10:05:00

A look at memorable previous meetings between Manchester United and Barcelona:

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Birmingham shocks Arsenal; A great weekend for goalkeepersupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 18:10:00

Thoughts on the weekend's action in the Barclays Premier League:

Santa Cruz goes 'home' to Blackburnupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 15:12:00

Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz hopes to revive his stalled career after securing a return to his old stomping ground at English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Avram Grant, Roberto Martinez among managers in danger of getting the axeupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 14:15:00

Christmas is a time for sharing, a time for caring and a time for firing your manager before the yawning jaws of relegation snap shut. Since the weather put paid to seven of the weekend's nine fixtures, let's have a look at who's in the danger zone:

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans Abroad: Clint Dempsey saves Fulham once again, keepers falterupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 14:46:00

During a weekend when most Americans were giving thanks, one soccer team in England once again showered thanks upon its star American.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Hughes the right choice for Fulhamupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 11:38:00

Managers are a bit like prom dates: It always feels better to have one whom everyone else wanted. So it is perhaps understandable that, having initially had their team's advances warmly received by the massively popular Martin Jol, some Fulham fans are not quite so excited about buying a wristlet for the slightly less affable Mark Hughes instead.

Drogba inspires Chelsea derby winupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 16:48:00

Didier Drogba scored a vital equalizer as Chelsea came from behind to beat west London neighbors Fulham 2-1 to extend their English Premier League lead to five points.

Ferguson critical of Hughes treatmentupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 14:30:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has branded Manchester City's handling of Mark Hughes' recent dismissal as "unacceptable".

Bill would lower volume of loud TV commercialsupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 17:31:00

It's after dinner. You're tired. You ease yourself into a comfortable place to watch your favorite TV show. Suddenly you're jolted from your couch potato demeanor by a commercial break.

Turning down volume on TV adsupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 17:31:00

Relief might be coming for people irritated by loud TV commercials. CNN's Louise Schiavone reports.

Mancini targets top four with Cityupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 05:13:00

Roberto Mancini has set his sights on a top four finish in the English Premier League this season to bring Champions League football to Manchester City after taking over from the sacked Mark Hughes.

Hughes hits back after City sackingupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 16:16:00

Mark Hughes hit back after being sacked as Manchester City manager on Saturday saying he was "extremely disappointed" and had no idea he was about to be shown the door.

Man City name Mancini as new managerupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 15:52:00

Big-spending Manchester City have made a surprise move to sack manager Mark Hughes and appoint former Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini in his place.

SI.com: The Limey: Competition tight in EPL, more on Beckham's World Cup roleupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 16:25:00

Things are a little tight at the top of the English Premier League, and it's making people nervous. Only seven points separate the top seven teams, and the pack could further congest if Aston Villa, Manchester City and Arsenal win their games in hand.

Best derby of all time, claims gloating Fergieupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 15:28:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson hailed his side's rollercoaster 4-3 victory over neighbors Manchester City at Old Trafford as the "best derby of all time."

Man City contesting Adebayor improper conduct chargeupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 16:54:00

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed the English Premier League club will contest the improper conduct charge handed out to striker Emmanuel Adebayor by the Football Association.

Adebayor again Manchester City's match-winnerupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 15:03:00

Big-spending Manchester City continued their perfect start to the English Premier League season on Sunday, winning 1-0 at struggling Portsmouth thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor's third goal in as many games.

Man City splash cash on African star Adebayorupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 11:34:00

African striker Emmanuel Adebayor has become the latest big-money acquisition by English Premier League club Manchester City.

Lescott completes Manchester City switchupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 06:09:00

Mark Hughes, the manager of English Premier League side Manchester City, is confident Joleon Lescott's versatility will ensure his success at the Eastlands-based side after the defender finalized his drawn out transfer to the club.

Man City poised to make third Lescott bidupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:32:00

The future of England international Joleon Lescott should become much clearer in the next 48 hours after Premier League side Everton turned down the central defender's transfer request.

Manchester City's striker conundrumupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 13:55:00

Mark Hughes, the manager of English Premier League side Manchester City, has a problem building up to the start of a new campaign.

Manchester City complete swoop for Toureupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 12:26:00

English Premier League big-spenders Manchester City have continued their summer recruitment drive with the signing of Arsenal's Ivory Coast central defender Kolo Toure on a four-year contract.

Elano leaves Manchester City for Galatasarayupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 10:00:00

English Premier League Manchester City have recouped some of the $150 million they have spent on players this summer by confirming the sale of Brazilian international midfielder Elano to Turkish club Galatasarary for an undisclosed fee.

Manchester City seal $40M Tevez transferupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 12:58:00

Big-spending English Premier League club Manchester City have completed the much-anticipated signing of Argentina international Carlos Tevez.

Santa Cruz becomes latest Man City signingupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 09:17:00

Roque Santa Cruz became big-spending Manchester City's second signing of the summer transfer window as he completed a reported $30 million move from Premier League rivals Blackburn.

Villa's Barry makes $20M Man City moveupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 13:54:00

England midfielder Gareth Barry has quit Aston Villa for Premier League rivals Manchester City in a $20 million deal after agreeing a five-year contract.

Fantasy football winner reveals secrets of successupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 08:46:00

"Incredible" is how John Frisina remembers the moment he logged on to Fantasy Premier League and discovered he was beating nearly two million other competitors.

The secrets of fantasy football successupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 06:24:00

"Incredible" is how John Frisina remembers the moment he logged on to Fantasy Premier League and discovered he was beating nearly two million other competitors.

Robinho 'strenuously' denies sex attack allegationupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 02:02:00

Brazilian football star Robinho denies any wrongdoing after being interviewed by English police over allegations of a serious sexual assault.

Robinho accused of sex attackupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 02:02:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on the sexual assault allegations made against Britain's highest paid soccer star Robinho.

Man City set to fine Robinho after walk-outupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 12:40:00

Premier League big-spenders Manchester City are set to fine record signing Robinho for his training ground walk-out in Tenerife last week.

Robinho to face music on Man City returnupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 14:58:00

Manchester City have confirmed that absent Brazilian striker Robinho will be back in time for the Premier League side's return to training next week.

City swoop again to sign Dutchman De Jongupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 13:43:00

Manchester City have swooped again to sign Dutch international midfielder Nigel De Jong from Hamburg for a fee believed to be in the region of £17 million ($23.4m), manager Mark Hughes' third major acquisition of the January transfer window.

Kaka deal dead but Bellamy signs for £12Mupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 18:07:00

Premier League Manchester City and AC Milan have terminated talks regarding the proposed £100 million world record transfer of 2007 FIFA Player of the Year Kaka.

Hughes insists Kaka transfer still aliveupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 15:59:00

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes insists he is being kept fully informed of any progress being made in his club's audacious move to sign AC Milan playmaker Kaka -- and has denied the $155 million deal is dead.

Kaka: 'I want to grow old at AC Milan'updated: Wed Jan 14 2009 12:11:00

Brazilian superstar Kaka has appeared to rule out a world record transfer to Manchester City by insisting he wants to "grow old" at AC Milan.

City's Santa Cruz bid rejected by Blackburnupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 12:05:00

Manchester City have had a reported £15 million bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz rejected, manager Mark Hughes said on Thursday.

Man City humbled in FA Cup third round upsetupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 18:01:00

Premier League Manchester City crashed out of the English FA Cup after a humiliating 3-0 defeat to second-flight Nottingham Forest in a third round tie on Saturday.

Defender Bridge completes Man City switchupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 13:06:00

Defender Wayne Bridge has become the first signing of what seems sure to be a busy transfer window for Manchester City after completing his expected transfer from Chelsea for a fee in the region of £10 million ($14.5 million).

Arsenal hold Reds after Adebayor dismissalupdated: Sun Dec 21 2008 13:45:00

Emmanuel Adebayor was sent off and skipper Cesc Fabregas suffered a worrying knee problem as Arsenal battled to hold Premier League leaders Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium.

SI.com: The Limey: Gallas plays the villain, our thoughts from MLS Cupupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 13:14:00

LAS VEGAS -- Coming at you with a bucket of hot wings and a, ahem, perfect view at Hooters, it's the Limey. Half of Team Limey is halfway through its American vacation, and this week we've got an exclusive interview with New York Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio, an English perspective on MLS Cup and all the latest English Premier League goings-on.

Robinho set to return for Manchester derbyupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 13:44:00

Brazilian star Robinho is set to play in his first Manchester derby on Sunday after recovering from an ankle injury.

Geovanni salvages point for battling Hullupdated: Sun Nov 16 2008 13:54:00

Hull City drew 2-2 with Manchester City and Everton were held 1-1 by Middlesbrough in mid-table clashes in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Gulf investors eye Man Cityupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 16:20:00

Manchester City FC is on the verge of being the latest investment for wealthy Gulf investors. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Robinho joins Manchester City for British record feeupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 16:20:00

Manchester City have completed a sensational transfer deadline-day swoop for Brazilian forward Robinho in an estimated £32.5 million ($58 million) deal with Real Madrid, following the English Premier League club's takeover by an Abu Dhabi group on Monday.

Wright-Phillips back to City from Chelseaupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 17:22:00

England international winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has rejoined Manchester City from Chelsea in a four-year deal sealed on Thursday.

Man City pull off last gasp Danish escapeupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 17:20:00

Manchester City avoided the embarrassment of a UEFA Cup exit to Danish minnows Midtjylland but needed extra time and penalties to reach the first round.

SI.com: The Limey: English Premier League hits ground runningupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 17:10:00

Team Limey, along with everyone else over in Blightly, has been riding the rare wave of British sporting success that the Olympics have brought. We were brought crashing back to reality watching the drab 2-2 draw between England and the Czech Republic, and contemplated turning your favorite net-based soccer column into a fortnightly update on the happenings of the U.K. cycling, swimming and rowing scenes.

Goal Mouth Blog: Chelsea to take Manchester United's titleupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 12:32:00

So here we go again. The European football season is upon us and every single club has a dream. Some will attain it, most will fall short, but all of them are aiming to exceed expectations and win some kind of silverware.

Manchester City crash to shock UEFA defeatupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 17:25:00

Mark Hughes' Manchester City suffered an embarrassing UEFA Cup qualifying round defeat to a Danish side on the eve of the Premier League season.

Hughes determined to bring City successupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 11:30:00

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has insisted that he has no plans to relinquish his new post despite rumors this week amidst uncertainty about the future of club owner Thaksin Shinawatra and alleged disputes over transfers.

Ben Haim completes transfer to Man Cityupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 15:22:00

Manchester City have completed the signing of utility defender Tal Ben Haim from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.

Man City smash transfer record to sign Joupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 15:14:00

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Brazilian striker Jo from CSKA Moscow for a club record undisclosed fee -- believed to be in the region of $37 million.

Manchester City off to Faroe Islandsupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 08:57:00

Manchester City, under their new manager Mark Hughes, will make a low-key start to their UEFA Cup campaign this month, when they play the first leg of their first qualifying round tie away to EB/Streymur, of the Faroe Islands.

Ince takes charge at Blackburn Roversupdated: Sun Jun 22 2008 12:19:00

Former England captain Paul Ince has been appointed as the new Blackburn manager in succession to Mark Hughes.

SI.com: The Limey: A quiet fortnight in England, intrigue at City, award showupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 12:45:00

You find Team Limey in good mood this week. As we write, relaxing in the fustiest of fustian armchairs, watching Croatia beat Germany 2-1 at the European Championship, it makes England's failure to qualify ahead of the Croats seem a little less embarrassing.

City step up bid to sign Ronaldinhoupdated: Sun Jun 08 2008 06:52:00

Manchester City have sent representatives to Brazil in the hope of persuading Ronaldinho to sign for them.

Hughes succeeds Eriksson at Man Cityupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 11:51:00

Premier League Manchester City have appointed Mark Hughes as their new manager in succession to Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Mexico-bound Eriksson leaves Man City updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 16:25:00

Sven-Goran Eriksson left Manchester City on Monday and jetted into Mexico primed to secure the national job -- with Blackburn boss Mark Hughes top of the list to replace him.

Hughes deal as England options cutupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 10:19:00

Blackburn manager Mark Hughes signed a new contract on Friday that keeps him at the Premier League club until June 2010 -- and rules him out of contention for the job of England coach.

Six great guerrilla marketing campaignsupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 11:20:00

Each year, America spends about $250 billion on marketing and advertising -- more than the entire GDP of Thailand. Too bad most of that money is a complete waste. For an increasingly savvy, TiVo-equipped public, our brains seem to shut down whenever something registers as "advertising." Which means all those marketing creatives at the big ad firms have had no choice but to, well, get more creative.

Reggina coach Ficcadenti is sackedupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 10:54:00

Reggina, bottom of Italy's Serie A, have sacked coach Massimo Ficcadenti.

SI.com: Back in the swing of thingsupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 10:44:00

It's "blood on the dance floor" this week in the English Premier League. Well not quite, but "bruising in the karaoke bar" doesn't have the same ring to it.

Blackburn frustrated by Leverkusenupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 16:16:00

Goalkeeper Brad Friedel admitted Blackburn were outdone by Bayer Leverkusen's European experience after the German outfit progressed to the UEFA Cup last 16 with a 0-0 second leg draw at Ewood Park on Thursday.

Boston stunt creates PR buzz saw instead of buzzupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 08:28:00

People are certainly talking about "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" after a publicity stunt that went spectacularly wrong, but marketing experts say paralyzing a city and landing two guys in court isn't the best way to build a brand.

Neill joins Hammers' survival bidupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 12:44:00

Australia captain Lucas Neill has joined West Ham United from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League clubs confirmed on Monday.

UEFA ban Mijailovic for five gamesupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 12:50:00

UEFA have banned Wisla Krakow defender Nikola Mijailovic for five matches after he racially abused Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy, European football's governing body has said.

UEFA to investigate McCarthy abuseupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 05:05:00

UEFA will look into allegations that Blackburn Rovers's South African striker Benni McCarthy was racially abused during their UEFA Cup win at Wisla Krakow on Thursday.

Blackburn closing on PSV's Ooijerupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 07:54:00

PSV's Holland international Andre Ooijer is on the verge of signing for Blackburn, the Premiership side's manager Mark Hughes indicated on Tuesday.

Hughes earns new deal at Blackburnupdated: Thu May 04 2006 05:12:00

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract that will keep him at the Premiership club until 2009.

Gender selection a reality, but is it ethical?updated: Wed Nov 16 2005 13:11:00

Matthew and Beth Mandolesi told their doctor that they would be happy with a boy or a girl but wondered if there was a way to increase the odds that it would be a boy.

Bellamy completes Blackburn switchupdated: Fri Jul 08 2005 11:29:00

Wales striker Craig Bellamy has ended an unhappy spell at Newcastle United by joining Premier League rivals Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

Savage quits Wales after omissionupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 11:31:00

Wales midfielder Robbie Savage has announced his retirement from international football after an acrimonious row with manager John Toshack.

Stead goal gives Blackburn victoryupdated: Sun Mar 06 2005 13:45:00

Jonathan Stead's first goal of the season gave Blackburn a 1-0 win at Everton and lifted them seven points clear of the relegation zone in the English Premier League.

Savage completes move to Blackburnupdated: Wed Jan 19 2005 13:25:00

Wales midfielder Robbie Savage has completed his £3m ($5.64 million) switch from Birmingham to Premier League rivals Blackburn after passing a medical.

Mokoena completes Blackburn switchupdated: Thu Dec 23 2004 14:59:00

South Africa captain Aaron Mokoena has joined English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers in a £600,000 deal from Belgian club Racing Genk.

Blackburn decide Djorkaeff can goupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 08:22:00

Blackburn Rovers have released France veteran Youri Djorkaeff who had been on a short-term contract with English Premiership club.

Toshack confirmed as Wales managerupdated: Thu Nov 11 2004 13:58:00

John Toshack has been confirmed as manager of Wales for the second time.

Rush not in running for Wales job updated: Tue Nov 02 2004 10:56:00

Former Wales and Liverpool striker Ian Rush has ruled himself out of succeeding Mark Hughes as manager of Wales.

Wales target Rush to fill positionupdated: Fri Oct 29 2004 12:23:00

Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush could succeed Mark Hughes as the next manager of Wales after his club gave the FA of Wales permission to talk to him about the job.

Retiring Speed may replace Hughesupdated: Thu Oct 14 2004 04:17:00

Gary Speed made an emotional farewell to international football on Wednesday night, but is being tipped to make a quick return in a new role as coach of the Wales national team.

Hughes anxious to bow out with winupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 12:16:00

Mark Hughes handles his final match as Wales manager after five years in charge on Wednesday pleading with his bosses to find the right successor.

Giggs is handed Wales squad recallupdated: Thu Sep 23 2004 11:32:00

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has returned to the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers against England and Poland next month.

Blackburn are rocked in League Cupupdated: Wed Sep 22 2004 17:49:00

New Blackburn manager Mark Hughes got a taste of the task facing him after the Premiership strugglers went out on penalties to third division Bournemouth in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Blackburn name Hughes as new coachupdated: Wed Sep 15 2004 07:06:00

Blackburn have appointed Wales national team manager Mark Hughes as their new manager, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Hughes keen on Blackburn positionupdated: Tue Sep 14 2004 10:10:00

Wales coach Mark Hughes has admitted he is interested in taking over as manager of Blackburn, who have lost Graeme Souness to Newcastle.

CNNMoney: In stocks, school is coolupdated: Fri Apr 09 2004 08:30:00

When investors start to see stocks with gains of up to 1,000 percent over the last four years, flashbacks of the tech bubble may appear. But the heady returns of education companies may be on more solid ground.

Money Magazine: PSST! HERE'S INSIDE INFORMATION ON THREE STOCKS--AND IT'S LEGALupdated: Sat Mar 01 1997 00:01:00

Wouldn't you love it if company execs called you any time their firm's internal projections exceeded Wall Street's expectations? Well, insiders can't do that legally, but they can do something that...

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