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 Steve Merfeld
He is averaging 22 points, 8.4 assists and four steals per game so far this season in his league, called the Espoirs Junior level of the Ligue Nationale De Basketball (National Basketball League of France).
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The University of Evansville’s latest basketball recruit for the 2004-05 season will be the first native of France to suit up for the Purple Aces.
He is the fourth newcomer on the 2004-05 roster, joining high school seniors Marcus Butler of Mansfield, Ohio and Dupree Fletcher of Milwaukee, Wis., along with transfer Tyler Best of Lafayette, Ind. Butler and Fletcher are also guards. /merfeld/news1.html

 SM Caen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They were relegated on the last day of the following 2004/05 Ligue 1 season, finishing in 18th place despite some positive results, the pick of which being a surprise 3-2 away win at Marseille.
In the 2003/2004 season, Caen finished 2nd in the Ligue 2, gaining automatic promotion to Ligue 1.
But the main highlight of their season was making it into the final of the French League Cup for the first time in their history. /wiki/SM_Caen   (158 words)

 France Review: Ca y etait! That's it. Rendevous in August
PARIS (May 30th, 2005) USSoccerPlayers - On the final day of the 2004-2005 Ligue 1 season Nantes miraculously escaped relegation by edging past Metz while Caen and Bastia both lost to join already relegated Istres in Ligue 2 next season.
Lyon are a class apart and at present the only Ligue 1 club capable of challenging top European clubs.
Having spent three days of fiesta at St. Tropez, Lyon hoped to continue the party in front of 40,352 supporters in the Stade Gerland by beating Nice and passing Monaco's league winning record of 79 points established in 1997. /latest_soccer_news/477813.html   (2150 words)

 Observer France all the rage as Wales stagnate
This was because the nine biggest clubs of what they already call the Top 16 had been plotting, at a pre-meeting of their own on Monday night, to overthrow plans laid, and already agreed upon, for the structure of the French championship in the season 2004-5.
On Tuesday, at a meeting of the Ligue Nationale du Rugby, the President stormed out, his resignation landing on the table behind him.
By way of contrast, Welsh rugby is wary of change, resentful of dissent and in the mild grip of a casual torpor. /print/0,3858,4528081-108566,00.html   (2150 words) - Football Europe - News & Features - News Specific
The tall defender was a finalist at the 2004 African Cup of Nations and helped PSG to win the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup and the 2003/04 French Cup as well as being a Ligue 1 runner-up in 1999/00 and 2003/04.
He has made 26 international appearances for Morocco and was in the side which lost the final of the 2004 African Cup of Nations 2-1 against Tunisia.
It will be the Moroccan's second spell in the Premiership, after he spent a brief period on loan at Sunderland AFC in the 2002/03 season where he played nine league and cup games. /footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=206791.html   (184 words) 1 season 2004/2005
The 2004/2005 season of Ligue 1 was a very close-run battle.
Separating fourth placed Rennes, who enter the UEFA Cup and 18th placed Caen, who get relegated to Ligue 2, were 13 mere points.
This means that for the 2005/2006 season, Lyon and Lille play in the Champions League, Monaco play in the Preliminary Round of the Champions League, Rennes play in the UEFA Cup, Marseille, Saint-Etienne and Lens qualify for the Intertoto Cup and Caen, Bastia and Istres get relegated to Ligue 2. /browse/wiki/Ligue_1_season_2004/2005   (164 words)

 Damani Ralph transfers to Russian Club FC Rubin Kazan . - The Reggae Boyz Forum
Duda netted one goal in 15 Ligue 1 outings this season.
Though the Fire struggled to find the same success in 2004, Ralph proved that he was still at the top of his game, netting 11 goals once again and adding three assists for 25 points -- good enough for eighth place on the Budweiser Scoring Chart.
We are playing in a world market and these moves the last two years are a credit to the organization's ability to develop top players. /ubb/Forum1/HTML/014751.html   (3716 words)

 English football/soccer : English Premier League 2005/2006 season preview
Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien has agreed a five-year-contract with the English champions for a €38m fee, the club's record signing and a record transfer involving a Ligue 1 player.
English media reports said Ferdinand wanted more than €170,000 a week, almost certainly making him England's highest-paid player, but the terms of the new deal were not disclosed.
Vieira has been one of English football's most consistent performers since making his Premiership debut in 1996 and he will be hard to replace. /prev_england.htm   (3716 words)

 SM Caen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 2003/2004 season, Caen finished 2nd in the Ligue 2, gaining automatic promotion to Ligue 1.
They were relegated on the last day of the following 2004/05 Ligue 1 season, finishing in 18th place despite some positive results, the pick of which being a surprise 3-2 away win at Marseille.
The furthest Caen have got is in the last 16, in 2004 /wiki/SM_Caen   (168 words)

 Encyclopedia: Montreal Canadiens
The Original Six is the term used by fans of ice hockey to refer to the six National Hockey League teams that existed from the 1942 season through to before the leagues expansion in 1967.
The 1950-51 National Hockey League season was the 34th season of the National Hockey League.
The 1922-23 National Hockey League season was the sixth season of the National Hockey League. /encyclopedia/Montreal-Canadiens   (168 words)

 Ludovic Giuly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Honours earned by Giuly include helping France to victory in the 2003 Confederations Cup and winning the French Ligue 1 with AS Monaco FC in the 2000/01 season.
More recently he helped his club, FC Barcelona, win the Primera Liga in the 2004/05 season.
Ludovic Giuly (born July 10, 1976 in Lyon) is a French football (soccer) striker/midfielder. /wiki/Ludovic_Giuly   (181 words)

 Pedro Miguel Pauleta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pauleta joined Girondins de Bordeaux in the top French division, Ligue 1, in September 2000 from the Spanish top flight club Deportivo de La Coruña, and enjoyed an impressive run with Girondins Bordeaux in his first season.
Subsequently, Pauleta was voted the best player in Ligue 1 in the 2001/2002 season by fellow players and coaches.
Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes (born April 28, 1973 in Ponta Delgada, Azores), nicknamed Pauleta (pron. /wiki/Pauleta   (272 words)

 Djibril Cisse Pictures, Photos, Pics, Profile, Biography, Club Career, Honours
Cissé was also the top scorer in the French Ligue 1 in the 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons, before becoming Liverpool's record signing for more than £14.5 million in July 2004.
He had pins inserted in the leg, and was expected to be out of action for the rest of the 2004-05 season.
He managed to score 70 goals in 128 league games for Auxerre, and has currently scored 3 goals in 15 first-team games in all competitions for Liverpool this season. /players/c/djibril-cisse/index.htm   (272 words) - Soccer - Morientes convinced return to Real Madrid imminent - Friday June 11, 2004 3:11PM
Morientes was top scorer in the Champions League this season with nine goals and played a crucial role in helping the Ligue 1 side eliminate Real in the quarterfinal stage.
Morientes, who was on loan at Monaco last season after Real made it clear he would only play a second string role to Ronaldo if he stayed at the club, is under contract to the Primera Liga side until June 2006.
Club president Florentino Perez also appeared to clear the way for the striker's return when he said that it was unlikely that either Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy or Italian forward Francesco Totti would join the club next season. /2004/soccer/06/11/morientes.real   (300 words) - French Football
Diarra’s titanic struggle with PSV captain Mark van Bommel in the 2004/05 quarter-finals was the highlight of the two intriguing legs of European football and it was the Mali international who took the plaudits.
Diarra quickly won the confidence of Lyon's new Coach Paul Le Guen after signing in 2002 and was an immovable fixture in the side’s charge to a second successive Ligue 1 crown.
After an accomplished first season in Europe, Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem snapped up Diarra at the start of the 1999-2000 season. /sport/french_football/focus/diarramahamadou.html   (300 words)

 Ligue Nationale de Rugby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2004-05, the top division consisted of a single pool of 16 teams, with the top four teams advancing to a knockout playoff at the end of the season to determine the champion.
On 15 October 2005, Stade Français drew a crowd of 79,454 at Stade de France for their home match against Toulouse; this broke the previous French attendance record for a regular-season league match in any sport (including football) by over 20,000.
From 2005-06, the top division will be run with a single pool of 14 teams, again with a season-ending four-team playoff. /wiki/Ligue_Nationale_de_Rugby   (428 words)

 Encyclopedia: Olympique-de-Marseille
In their recent seasons back in Ligue 1, Marseile have been beaten regulary in the table by rival teams such as Olympique Lyon, AS Monaco and Paris Saint Germain, as chances for a title appear to be growing ever slimmer.
The club also won the Champions League in 1993, defeating AC Milan in the final, only to be stripped of the domestic title that they had won in the same season following a match fixing scandal involving then president Bernard Tapie.
Olympique de Marseille is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. /encyclopedia/Olympique_de_Marseille   (3634 words)

 Football United
Rothen, who was under contract at the Stade Louis II until 2006, joins the Ligue 1 runners-up after impressing last season during Monaco's run to the UEFA Champions League final, resulting in his call up to Jacques Santini's France squad for UEFA EURO 2004™.
The 28-year-old Colombian centre-half, who arrived in Ligue 1 in 2002, made 74 league appearances for Nantes over two-and-a-half seasons and has signed a four-year deal with the capital club.
Paris Saint-Germain FC have signed two key players from Ligue 1 rivals, capturing midfield player Jérôme Rothen from AS Monaco FC on a four-year deal for €10m and defender Mario Yepes from FC Nantes Atlantique. /2004_06_01_footballunited_archive.html   (9459 words)

 icLiverpool - Djibril Cisse
By the 2001-02 season, Cisse was finding the consistency to accompany his undoubted promise and he finished the campaign as Ligue 1's top scorer with 22 goals as Auxerre secured Champions League qualification in the runners-up spot.
The following season saw his opportunities in Roux's first team limited to a handful of appearances but his profile rise at international level as he fired in six goals helping France to win the World Under-18 Championships.
Cisse has been known as one of Europe's top young talents since bursting onto the scene at Auxerre, who he joined from Nimes aged 15. /0500liverpoolfc/0500playerprofiles/tm_objectid=14419224&method=full&siteid=50061&headline=djibril-cisse-name_page.html   (491 words)

 Football League Championship Football News > ePitch
Ahead of their Champions League clash with AC Milan, four-time French champions Lyon had to come from a goal down to draw with Toulouse on Saturday in Ligue 1.
Reading will join the elite of English football for the first time in their 135-year history next season, after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Leicester City guaranteed a top-two finish in the Championship.
Championship side Reading have sealed their promotion to top flight football with a 1-1 draw at Leicester overnight. /fleaguechamp   (371 words) Forums - Djurgrdens IF 2004
If Djurgrden had a youth system like Nantes and Lille of France's Ligue 1 or an Ajax or PSV youth corps, I wouldn't worry for the longterm, but I don't see any new talent coming up through the ranks, unless they sign me for next season.
I know he came to DIF last season and he's one of my favourite Swedish players.
Stefandis is out to a club that I can't remember, and they probably get 2 million for den Ouden, if they are lucky. /forum/printthread.php?t=29528   (371 words) - Story
IVICA Mornar will end his frustrating spell at Fratton with a season-long loan move to French Ligue 1 side Rennes in the next 24 hours according to the Breton club.
Mornar struggled to make an impact at Fratton, despite scoring on his debut at Tottenham in February, but he played for Croatia in the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal and the French side clearly like the muscular dimension he provides.
Mornar played a couple of times in pre-season games for Pompey, without making much impact and his departure will fuel speculation Pompey are set to unveil a striker signing, if not two. /?sid=922&p=2&stid=8354903   (371 words) - US - Vanney ready to go for Bastia
Bastia returns to Ligue 1 after a disappointing season finishing in 17th position just one point above relegation.
U.S. international defender Greg Vanney begins his forth season in the French top-flight as he takes the field on Saturday when SC Bastia begins its 2004/2005 campaign by hosting Strasbourg.
Bastia is a team without superstars and we're going to have to battle each game for points. /headlinenews?id=306213&cc=5901   (552 words)

 Sporting Club de Bastia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 2004/05 season, Bastia were relegated to Ligue 2 after finishing 19th in Ligue 1, but they have strong hopes of getting straight back up into France's top flight.
Sporting Club de Bastia is a French football team, playing in the town of Bastia, Corsica.
This article about a European football club is a stub. /wiki/Sporting_Club_de_Bastia   (140 words)

 Sporting Club de Bastia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 2004/05 season, Bastia were relegated to Ligue 2 after finishing 19th in Ligue 1, but they have strong hopes of getting straight back up into France's top flight.
Their main historial successes include reaching the UEFA Cup final in 1978 and winning the French Cup in 1981.
Sporting Club de Bastia is a French football team, playing in the town of Bastia, Corsica. /wiki/Sporting_Club_de_Bastia   (140 words)

 Wolomin - Pictures
BS Sure Shot Wołomin - women basketball team, 10th place in Sharp Torell Basket Liga in 2003/2004 season, will play in 1st Ligue
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However, the technology of production of temperature resist glass, invented in the facility, allowed the factory to continue production and recover under new ownership. /Wolomin   (337 words)

 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: John Carew
After the 2004-05 season, he was snapped up by the four-time defending Ligue 1 champions Lyon.
From Rosenborg, he moved to Spanish club Valencia and AS Roma in Italy's Serie A before arriving in Turkey with Beşiktaş in 2004.
He won the Norwegian football cup with Vålerenga I.F. in 1997, and the Norwegian Premier League with Rosenborg B.K. in 1999. /ref?title=John_Carew   (419 words)

 Final Football Forums - Real dangle Morientes as bait
He was controversially released on loan to the French Ligue 1 club at the beginning of last season by Real who then were knocked out by Monaco, with Morientes scoring in both legs, in the quarter-finals.
Marca sports daily reported on Friday that Real have been trying to sell Morientes, out of favour since the arrival two seasons ago of Ronaldo, to Champions League winners Porto in exchange for the latter's defender Ricardo Carvalho, star of Portugal's run to the final of Euro 2004.
Morientes has yet to start in the Liga for Real this season. /forums/showthread.php?t=8476   (552 words)

 NCAA men: Ibisevic departs Saint Louis, hoping to find pro career in France.
Ibisevic spent the last two weeks training with powerful Paris St. Germain, which won the French Cup and finished second in France's Ligue 1 last season, and a club spokesperson told the media it is likely he will be offered a contract.
(Tuesday, July 27, 2004) -- Striker Vedad Ibisevic, the NCAA Division I's top freshman scorer last season, has left Saint Louis to pursue a professional career in France.
Ibisevic, who turns 20 on August 6, pumped in 18 goals and added four assists for 40 points, helping the Billikens to a 15-4-3 record and advancement to the NCAA Division I tournament quarterfinals in 2003. /ncaa/2004/news/jul28.htm   (552 words)

 Montpellier - Current News & Information
Montpellier became the first club to be relegated to Ligue 2 as they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Strasbourg who can now enjoy another season in the top flight...
At the bottom, Guingamp, Le Mans and Montpellier played their last Ligue 1 game for a while.
Montpellier hit by animal rights letter campaign Jun 21, 2004 /Montpellier.html   (552 words)

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