England striker Michael Owen has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury, ending hopes that he could play at the World Cup for his country.
On-form Wayne Rooney came off the bench to score the winner as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the English League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
Bayern Munich eliminated fellow European powerhouses Juventus from this season's Champions League with a superb 4-1 win in Turin on Tuesday night.
Michael Owen rolled back the years to score a superb second goal for Manchester United as they continued their English League Cup defense with a 2-0 victory at second-flight Barnsley on Tuesday.
Manchester United came a goal behind and shrugged off the early loss of Michael Owen to injury to beat German champions Wolfsburg 2-1 for their second victory in Champions League Group B.
Michael Owen scored his first goal for Manchester United, and fellow-striker Wayne Rooney his 100th, as the English Premier League champions returned to winning form with a thumping 5-0 victory at Wigan on Saturday.
Michael Owen has failed to win an international recall with England coach Fabio Capello ignoring his claims for next Wednesday's friendly against the Netherlands.
Manchester United have scheduled a second match in Malaysia after rejecting a request from the Indonesian government to fulfil a fixture canceled as a result of bomb attacks in Jakarta.
Alex Ferguson handed Michael Owen the famous number seven shirt at Old Trafford and then dropped a strong hint that Manchester United's spending in the summer transfer window was at an end.
Former England striker Michael Owen has completed his shock free transfer move to Manchester United on a two-year contract.
Credit crunch and slow economy be damned, the soccer world is still spinning from the record-busting $131 million fee Real Madrid is on the verge of pumping into Manchester United's coffers for FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo. That's on top of the $92 million the mysteriously loaded Spaniards already paid for last year's World Player of the Year, Kaká. But there's far more to come in the transfer market. This week, we run through the English Premier League looking at possible transfer targets, and who might be heading for the exit door.
Alan Shearer says Newcastle face a "massive fight" to avoid relegation from the Premier League and has turned to his former England strike partner Michael Owen to reverse their fading fortunes.
England striker Michael Owen has told Newcastle he will not make a decision on his future until the end of the season.
Michael Owen heard that he could still feature in England's World Cup plans on the day Newcastle stepped up their bid to keep the striker at the Premier League club.
Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear admits that the troubled Premier League side have a battle on their hands to hold on to prize asset Michael Owen.
Newcastle striker Michael Owen is expected to miss England's two friendly internationals next week after coming down with an infectious virus.
Michael Owen has denied that there is a rift between himself and new England coach Fabio Capello, despite not starting in either of the Italian's first two games in charge.
Michael Owen eased some of the pressure on Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan by salvaging a point in a nervy 1-1 Barclays Premier League relegation battle with Birmingham at St Andrews.
Lionel Messi left the field in tears during Barcelona's 1-0 win over Celtic in the Champions League last week. His latest injury -- a torn thigh muscle -- was a major blow not only for Barça, which will be without its brightest talent for at least six weeks, but it also raised wider questions about Messi's long-term future.
Robert Huth dashed Kevin Keegan's hopes of celebrating the first win of his new spell as manager of Newcastle United, when he scored an 87th minute equalizer for Middlesbrough at St James's Park.
Newcastle striker Michael Owen is on course for a quicker than expected return to action after suffering a thigh injury while on England duty.
English Premier League club Newcastle United are to be paid £100,000 ($206,444) per week in compensation for as long as Michael Owen is out of action after being injured playing for England last Friday.
Michael Owen's first-half injury overshadowed England's 1-0 victory over Austria in a friendly international in Vienna.
Newcastle chairman Chris Mort has said that striker Michael Owen no longer has a buy-out clause in his contract and will not be able to leave the club on the cheap.
Michael Owen is ready to lead England's bid for Euro 2008 qualification against Estonia and Russia despite the concerns of his Premiership club Newcastle United.
Michael Owen has been named in England's squad for the Euro 2008 qualifying matches against Estonia and Russia, despite doubts over his fitness following stomach surgery.
England's Euro 2008 hopes have been dealt a heavy blow with confirmation that star striker Michael Owen has been ruled of two qualifying matches in October.
The BBC are reporting that Newcastle striker Michael Owen may need a double hernia operation, potentially ruling him out of England's two Euro 2008 qualifiers in October.
Kenny Miller scored a memorable debut goal from 30 meters out to give Derby a first Premier League win of the season against Newcastle and lift them off the bottom of the table.
Michael Owen became only the fourth player to score 40 goals for England as his double strike helps them defeat Russia 3-0 in their crucial Euro 2008 Group E qualifier at Wembley.
Michael Owen scored his first goal of the season to help Newcastle see off Championship side Barnsley 2-0 in the English Carling Cup.
England coach Steve McClaren has recalled Portsmouth veterans Sol Campbell and David James for next Wednesday's friendly against Germany at Wembley.
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez praised record-signing Fernando Torres who scored his first goal for the Merseysiders in the 2-0 friendly win over Chinese side Shanghai in Rotterdam on Friday.
Reading spoilt Michael Owen's comeback on Monday when they beat Newcastle United 1-0 on the day the striker was celebrating playing his first match since June.
England striker Michael Owen has had to delay his return to action after picking up a minor injury in training.
England striker Michael Owen could make his long-awaited comeback for Newcastle United in Sunday's match against league champions Chelsea.
England international striker Michael Owen should be fit to play for Newcastle before the end of the season, his manager Glenn Roeder said on Sunday.
Injured England striker Michael Owen hopes to be back playing for his club Newcastle United before the end of the season.
England striker Michael Owen has had a second knee operation in the U.S. and will start an intensive rehabilitation program immediately, his club Newcastle United said on Thursday.
England striker Michael Owen has revealed he will undergo surgery on his knee ligament injury in America next week.
England striker Michael Owen will miss the rest of the World Cup finals with a knee injury, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.
England are likely to rest midfielder Steven Gerrard in Tuesday's final Group B match against Sweden and give Owen Hargreaves his first start in two years.
Striker Peter Crouch scored a hat-trick and Michael Owen also scored as England ran riot in a 6-0 rout of Jamaica in their final World Cup warmup at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has criticized England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson and his staff for not informing his club that Michael Owen had been sent to hospital for a scan on a leg injury.
Michael Owen will lead England's attack in probably their most eagerly-awaited 'B' international when they face Belarus in Reading on Thursday.
Rookie Theo Walcott's inclusion as one of only four strikers in England's World Cup squad is a "terrific gamble" given doubts over the fitness of Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen warns ex-national manager Bobby Robson.
England striker Michael Owen has suffered no further damage to his foot following his comeback from injury, his club Newcastle United have confirmed.
Benjani Mwaruwari's first goal in England and a penalty by Matthew Taylor guaranteed Portsmouth's Premiership status for another season as Harry Redknapp's strugglers came from behind to win 2-1 win at Wigan.
Newcastle striker Michael Owen has said that he may have just one game to prove his fitness for England's World Cup squad.
England and Newcastle striker Michael Owen says he will be fully fit at the World Cup finals in Germany starting on June 9.
England striker Michael Owen has had further surgery on a broken foot raising concerns over his fitness for the World Cup.
England striker Michael Owen is optimistic that he will be fully fit to play his part in their World Cup campaign this year, after breaking a bone in his right foot on Saturday.
England striker Michael Owen returned from injury in sparkling style with a hat-trick as Newcastle won 4-2 at West Ham in Saturday's Premiership clash.
Michael Owen headed two goals in the last four minutes as England rallied to beat Argentina 3-2 in a thrilling friendly in Geneva.
Michael Owen scored twice and Alan Shearer added a third as Newcastle United romped to a 3-0 English Premier League victory at West Bromwich.
Newcastle manager Graeme Souness says a spate of 15 hamstring injuries this season, including one to England striker Michael Owen, is down to the club's training pitches.
Newcastle United's England striker Michael Owen has injured a hamstring in a practice match and is doubtful for the derby match at home to Sunderland on Sunday.
A superb late strike by Frank Lampard gave England a 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Poland and top place in Group Six.
Arsenal's Ashley Cole has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Poland with a stress fracture to his foot.
Injured Newcastle striker Michael Owen should be fit to play in England's World Cup matches next week, according to United manager Graeme Souness. .
Liverpool and Manchester United played out a dull 0-0 draw in a Premier League match of few scoring chances and little creative flair at Anfield on Sunday.
England striker Michael Owen completed his transfer from Real Madrid to Newcastle by signing a four-year deal at St James's Park on Wednesday.
England striker Michael Owen has joined Newcastle United for a club record fee after agreeing a four-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.
England striker Michael Owen, the subject of recent transfer speculation, has held transfer talks with Newcastle United.
Newcastle United have agreed a club record transfer fee with Real Madrid for unsettled England striker Michael Owen.
Real Madrid and England star Michael Owen has turned down a move to Premiership Everton, the club's manager David Moyes revealed on Tuesday.
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe will be going all out to impress England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson after being handed a starting slot against Denmark for Wednesday's friendly in Copenhagen.
French champions Olympique Lyon are ready to join the race to sign English striker Michael Owen from Real Madrid after landing an expected $47 million windfall from the sale of Michael Essien to Chelsea.
England would benefit if Michael Owen were to move to Manchester United, national coach Sven Goran Eriksson said on Wednesday.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been told he can bid for Real Madrid's Michael Owen and must now decide whether the striker fits into his plans.
Michael Owen's future at Real Madrid is in real doubt after the signings of Brazilians Robinho and Julio Baptista left the Spanish giants with no less than five top class strikers.
Manchester United assistant coach Carlos Queiroz claims his club does not want to sign Real Madrid striker Michael Owen or goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Michael Owen will only leave Real Madrid if the club tells him to leave, the England striker says.
Michael Owen grabbed a hat-trick as England completed their two-match tour of the U.S. with a 3-2 victory over Colombia in a friendly on Tuesday.
Michael Owen would be happy to return to Liverpool if he fails to win a regular starting place at Real Madrid, according to a magazine interview with the England striker.
Number eight Michael Owen will replace the injured Gareth Thomas as Wales captain for their next Six Nations match against Scotland.
Real Madrid closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to six points at the top of the Primera Liga when they out-gunned Real Betis 3-1 at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw by second-division Valladolid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey match, ending coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo's two-match winning streak.
Wayne Rooney was hauled minutes before the end of an ill-tempered first half as England sank to a 1-0 defeat in their prestige friendly against Spain in Madrid.
England striker Michael Owen scored a fourth goal in as many games to help Real Madrid secure a flattering 2-0 win over Primera Liga newcomers Getafe.
England striker Michael Owen scored for the third straight match for Spanish giants Real Madrid on Tuesday as they cruised to a 2-1 win over Third Division outfit Leganes in the first round of the Spanish Cup.
Real Madrid coach Mariano Garcia Remon says he would not swap his in-form England international striker Michael Owen for Barcelona's Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o.
Michael Owen scored his first goal for Real Madrid on Tuesday to lead the nine-times European champion to an edgy win over Dynamo Kiev 1-0 in Group B of the Champions League.
Michael Owen's first half header kept England on course for the 2006 World Cup with a 1-0 win in qualifying group six.
David Beckham scored a superb goal as England beat Wales 2-0 in their Group Six World Cup tie, but then suffered a fractured rib, and earned a booking which keeps him out of Wednesday's tie in Azerbaijan.
England striker Michael Owen took part in a full training session on Thursday, but keeper David James missed out as they prepared to face Wales.
Michael Owen is confident of recovering from a back injury in time to line up for England against Wales in Saturday's World Cup qualifier at Old Trafford.
England striker Michael Owen is doubtful for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Wales because of a leg muscle injury.
England striker Michael Owen was given a warm welcome by Real Madrid players and fans on Thursday when he took part in his first training session since signing last week.
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson named Manchester United striker Alan Smith alongside Michael Owen for Wednesday's friendly against Ukraine at Newcastle.
Michael Owen was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Saturday, a day after completing his $14.7 million move from Liverpool.
Michael Owen will be officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Saturday after passing an exhaustive medical in Spain.
Liverpool striker Michael Owen is considering a move to Real Madrid, according to widespread reports in the British media on Tuesday.
Liverpool are set to receive another pre-season boost with strong indications that England striker Michael Owen will agree a new contract before the Premier League season kick-off on August 14.
A late Michael Owen goal gave Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Roma in the final game of the Champions World Series at the Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
Hosts Portugal became the first team into the semi-finals of Euro 2004 when they defeated England 6-5 on penalties at the end of a pulsating game which ended 2-2 after extra time.
Michael Owen says he won't walk out on Liverpool at the end of next season and intends to sign a new contract.
Michael Owen scored twice and set up the other to shake off his scoring slump as Liverpool jumped three places to fifth with a 3-0 win over Portsmouth.
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