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MADRID (Reuters) - The president of Espanyol, Joan Collet, has angrily denounced city rivals Barcelona for what he called the "shameful" practice of poaching youngsters from the club's academy.
(Reuters) - Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is not wary of big-spending Chinese clubs poaching his players amid reports that a lucrative offer from Far East has unsettled Premier League's joint-top scorer Diego Costa.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Players as young as 15 were being targeted by European rugby clubs of both codes, which was causing concern for New Zealand Rugby (NZR), the board's chief executive Steve Tew has said.
ROCKY Elsom has said Australia must win the battle of the breakdown if they are to beat champions South Africa in the World Cup quarter-final on Sunday.
Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has reported his former club Chelsea to the FA over alleged illegal approaches to players.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's government has provided a NZ$5 million (2.62 million pounds) investment to the Team New Zealand America's Cup syndicate to stop their top design and sailing personnel being poached as they look to build another campaign for world's oldest sporting trophy.
(Reuters) - The days of Manchester United weakening their Premier League rivals by poaching their best players are a thing of the past, manager Jose Mourinho has said.