Section: Football

Premiership : Everton Sign Midfielder Gareth Barry

Everton have signed midfielder Gareth Barry on a three-year contract.

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The 33-year-old spent last season at Goodison Park on loan from Manchester City, helping Roberto Martinez’s side finish fifth in the Premier League.

Barry, whose contract with City expired at the end of June, is Martinez’s first signing of the summer.

“I’m delighted now that everything is signed and I’m going to be spending the next few years at Everton,” the midfielder said.

“When you are on loan, it is never the same as being a signed player. I was really settled last year – but now I am an official Everton player and it feels really good.”

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World Cup : Brazil Can Cope Without Neymar

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side will cope without injured striker Neymar when they face Germany in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final.

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The 22-year-old has scored four of Brazil’s eight goals at the tournament but will play no further part after he suffered a fractured vertebra in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia.

Scolari said his squad were fully focused on the task at hand.

“Neymar has done his share. Now it’s up to us to do our share,” the coach said.

“We have accepted what has happened and we are focusing on other things.

“In this match we will be playing not just for ourselves [and] everything we’ve ever dreamed of, but also for Neymar and everything he’s done for us.”

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Conference South : Bath City Fixtures Published

City will open a sixth successive season on the road following the the publication of the 2014-15 Conference South fixtures.

They will head to Canvey Island on Saturday 9 August to face Concord Rangers, coincidently the same location they completed their 2013-14 campaign with a 2-0 win. The first visitors to Twerton Park are Basingstoke Town on Tuesday 12 August before Chelmsford City head to the West Country the following Saturday. Weston Super Mare provide the usual Christmas and New Year opposition and the regular season will come to a close at Staines Town on Saturday 25 April. The full fixture list can be found at the Results & Fixtures link above.

The draw for the 2014-15 Somerset Premier Cup has given City a 1st Round trip to Radstock Town. The game will take place the week commencing  29 September 2014.