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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.
LONDON: Manchester City insisted on Tuesday they acted within the rules over the signing of teenager Jeremy Helan after FIFA confirmed they are investigating a complaint by French side Rennes.
PARIS: When Chelsea dangled its wealth and star players in front of him, Gael Kakuta did what any teenage footballing prodigy from a modest background might do: he lost his head.
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.
French second division club Le Havre have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over what it sees as Newcastle's illegal poaching of one of their players.