Evening Ticker: United, Arsenal advance in Carling Cup, Tevez fined and more

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Two of the big dogs are still alive in the Carling Cup.

Manchester United and Arsenal each advanced to the quarterfinals of the Carling Cup, with the Red Devils beating League Two upstart Aldershot Town, 3-0, and Arsenal came from behind to defeat fellow top-flight side Bolton, 2-1.

Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia accounted for Manchester United's goals, as a reserve-laden team got the job done and avoided the upset.

Arsenal received goals from Andrei Arshavin and Park Chu-Young, with the latter netting the game-winner on his debut for the Gunners.

Cardiff City and Crystal Palace also advanced to the quarterfinals, with wins over Burnley and Southampton, respectively.

Here are a few more stories from around the soccer world:

TEVEZ FINED FOR MISCONDUCT

Disgruntled Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has been fined a month's pay for his actions in a Champions League match last month when he refused to come on as a substitute.

Tevez was initially suspended for two weeks after the incident, but he won't be required to miss any more playing time as a result of his latest punishment.

Tevez has the option to appeal the decision, which will cost him $1.6 million.

WILLIAMS STARTS, JOHNSON SUBS IN HOFFENHEIM WIN

Daniel Williams started and went the distance, and Fabian Johnson came on as a late substitute as TSG Hoffenheim advanced in the DFB Pokal with a 2-1 win over FC Cologne.

Johnson made his second appearance since returning from a neck injury, coming on as an 83rd-minute substitute to help shut the door on Cologne and see Hoffenheim through to the third round.

U.S. Under-20 and 1860 Munich striker Bobby Wood and Paderborn forward Matt Taylor each made appearances off the bench in the second half of their teams' respective cup losses. 

TERRY INVESTIGATED FOR RACISM

John Terry is in a bit of hot water for alleged remarks he made to Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand in Chelsea's 1-0 loss to QPR over the weekend.

The moment of contention was caught on video, when Terry and Ferdinand got into a heated exchange. Terry claims to have not said anything of the sort and that he was defending himself from a Ferdinand accusation in the scene on video.

"I thought Anton was accusing me of using a racist slur against him,'' Terry said following the game. "I responded aggressively, saying that I never used that term.''

The English FA and London police are investigating the incident.

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What do you think of Manchester United's and Arsenal's wins? Hope to see Williams and Johnson team for the USA in next month's friendlies? What do you make of the Terry-Ferdinand episode?

Share your thoughts below.

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14 Responses to Evening Ticker: United, Arsenal advance in Carling Cup, Tevez fined and more

  1. Tim says:

    Go Gunners!

  2. Alex says:

    Wow off topic but comcast here in south Florida finally broadcasting FSC in HD!!

  3. NateinSF says:

    Northern Cali just got it as well. Christmas comes early…

  4. JC says:

    Avi, Park’s goal wasn’t a debut goal. This was his second appearance.

  5. chupacabra says:

    Just wait until Fox’s contract is up for renewal with Comcast and the sentiment won’t be so warm and fuzzy.

  6. NateinSF says:

    I am sensing you have direct tv….

  7. Hush says:

    British players accused of racist rants? C’mon! I never seen or heard of a racist Brit…. They always keeping the white man down, yo. Unbelievable.

  8. Dillon says:

    Next thing you know they will be throwing bananas at players in Spain and Italy…

  9. Sum says:

    Where is MLS Playoff coverage???

  10. Eric W says:

    Can I just have a moment of shock for Tevez’ 1.6 million per MONTH!? Tevez, hook me up with just, like, a day of your wages.

  11. Joe says:

    Completely off topic but what are your TOP FIVE favorite series on television?

    Mine are as follows:

    1. Boardwalk Empire
    2. Mad Men
    3. Game of Thrones
    4. House
    5. Happy Endings

  12. biff says:

    My five favorite colors are blue, red, yellow, green, and purple.

  13. MicahK says:

    You must have never been to England or have never encountered many English people in your life time. I have seen my share of some.

  14. Joe says:

    Hahahaha

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