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Nov 7, 2013

Buoyant Arsenal need fresh vigor for United trip

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is concerned his flying team may lose some of their intensity as their “big month” continues with a trip to Old Trafford on Sunday (1610 GMT).

The Premier League leaders face champions Manchester United hot on the heels of beating Liverpool 2-0 at the Emirates and overcoming Borussia Dortmund 1-0 away in the Champions League, with midfielder Aaron Ramsey especially on fire.

Nov 7, 2013

Soccer-Buoyant Arsenal need fresh vigour for United trip

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is concerned his flying team may lose some of their intensity as their “big month” continues with a trip to Old Trafford on Sunday (1610 GMT).

The Premier League leaders face champions Manchester United hot on the heels of beating Liverpool 2-0 at the Emirates and overcoming Borussia Dortmund 1-0 away in the Champions League, with midfielder Aaron Ramsey especially on fire.

Oct 19, 2013

Changed Rooney should not be judged on past, says Hodgson

LONDON (Reuters) – England striker Wayne Rooney has the potential to be one of the standout players of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and should not be judged on his past disciplinary problems, said manager Roy Hodgson.

The Manchester United forward has been in terrific form for his country, scoring in their last two World Cup qualifiers to take his tally to seven goals in his six games in the campaign as England finished top of their group.

Oct 19, 2013

Soccer-Changed Rooney should not be judged on past, says Hodgson

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – England striker Wayne Rooney has the potential to be one of the standout players of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and should not be judged on his past disciplinary problems, said manager Roy Hodgson.

The Manchester United forward has been in terrific form for his country, scoring in their last two World Cup qualifiers to take his tally to seven goals in his six games in the campaign as England finished top of their group.

Oct 16, 2013

England’s Hodgson battles dilemma of youth v experience

LONDON (Reuters) – England manager Roy Hodgson will face the familiar dilemma of youth versus experience when he comes to selecting his squad for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Victories in the final two qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland lifted England to the top of Group H and secured a spot in the finals as young Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend grabbed the headlines for his outstanding performances.

Oct 16, 2013

Soccer-England’s Hodgson battles dilemma of youth v experience

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – England manager Roy Hodgson will face the familiar dilemma of youth versus experience when he comes to selecting his squad for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Victories in the final two qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland lifted England to the top of Group H and secured a spot in the finals as young Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend grabbed the headlines for his outstanding performances.

Oct 2, 2013

Mourinho happy after Chelsea clean up Champions League act

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will have headed home from Romania in a better mood than when he arrived after Chelsea’s 4-0 demolition of Steaua Bucharest ‘cleaned up’ their Champions League mess.

Mourinho’s team selections had been questioned by the British press after last month’s shock 2-1 home defeat to Basel in their European opener and the Portuguese coach cut short his pre-match news conference on Monday irritated by further questions on the issue.

Oct 2, 2013

Soccer-Mourinho happy after Chelsea clean up Champions League act

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will have headed home from Romania in a better mood than when he arrived after Chelsea’s 4-0 demolition of Steaua Bucharest ‘cleaned up’ their Champions League mess.

Mourinho’s team selections had been questioned by the British press after last month’s shock 2-1 home defeat to Basel in their European opener and the Portuguese coach cut short his pre-match news conference on Monday irritated by further questions on the issue.

Aug 18, 2013

Moscow worlds took time to get going, says Bolt

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Unlike triple sprint champion Usain Bolt, the Moscow world championships were a slow starter and earned the verdict of seven out of 10, could try harder from the Jamaican.

“It’s been a different championships, not the best but I think over the days it got better,” a candid Bolt told a news conference on Sunday after adding the 4×100 meters relay gold to his 100 and 200 titles.

Aug 18, 2013

Sum shocks Savinova to spoil Russian party

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kenyan Eunice Sum silenced the Moscow crowd with her 800 meters victory over home favorite Mariya Savinova at the world championships on Sunday after being inspired by compatriot Asbel Kiprop’s 1,500 gold in the previous race.

Savinova, the Olympic and defending world champion, was roared round the two laps of the Luzhniki stadium but Sum timed her late burst through the middle to perfection, knocking almost two seconds of her personal best with a time of one minute 57.38 seconds.