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Feb 19, 2014

Ruthless Atletico give Seedorf unhappy return

MILAN (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid gave AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf an unhappy return to a competition he graced so magnificently as a player when the Spaniards first frustrated their opponents before snatching a late 1-0 Champions League win on Wednesday.

Diego Costa scored the only goal at the San Siro with a magnificent header seven minutes from time as Atletico proved too cagey and wily for Milan, who twice hit the woodwork in the first 20 minutes of a frenetic Round of 16 first-leg game.

Feb 19, 2014

Soccer-Ruthless Atletico give Seedorf unhappy return

MILAN, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid gave AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf an unhappy return to a competition he graced so magnificently as a player when the Spaniards first frustrated their opponents before snatching a late 1-0 Champions League win on Wednesday.

Diego Costa scored the only goal at the San Siro with a magnificent header seven minutes from time as Atletico proved too cagey and wily for Milan, who twice hit the woodwork in the first 20 minutes of a frenetic Round of 16 first-leg game.

Feb 17, 2014

South American coaches add spice to Champions League

BERNE (Reuters) – After years of trying, South American coaches are finally gaining a foothold in European football and their growing influence will be heavily felt as the Champions League round of 16 gets under.

Three of the eight teams in action this week are coached by South Americans, AC Milan’s Clarence Seedorf was born and ended his playing career on the continent and Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola said he was inspired by what he learned during a visit to Argentina.

Feb 17, 2014

Soccer-South American coaches add spice to Champions League

BERNE, Feb 17 (Reuters) – After years of trying, South American coaches are finally gaining a foothold in European football and their growing influence will be heavily felt as the Champions League round of 16 gets under.

Three of the eight teams in action this week are coached by South Americans, AC Milan’s Clarence Seedorf was born and ended his playing career on the continent and Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola said he was inspired by what he learned during a visit to Argentina.

Feb 17, 2014

Soccer-South American coaches add spice to Champions League

BERNE, Feb 17 (Reuters) – After years of trying, South American coaches are finally gaining a foothold in European football and their growing influence will be heavily felt as the Champions League round of 16 gets under.

Three of the eight teams in action this week are coached by South Americans, AC Milan’s Clarence Seedorf was born and ended his playing career on the continent and Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola said he was inspired by what he learned during a visit to Argentina.

Feb 14, 2014

Fulham look to Magath’s eccentric methods for salvation

By Brian Homewood

(Reuters) – The nickname Quaelix, a combination of the German verb for torture and the name Felix, tells Fulham’s players all they need to know about the type of training sessions they can expect under their new manager.

Anecdotes abound about how former West Germany forward Felix Magath, named as English Premier League bottom club Fulham’s third coach of the season on Friday, forces players to run up mountains or wear led-weighted jackets in training.

Feb 14, 2014

Soccer-Fulham look to Magath’s eccentric methods for salvation

Feb 14 (Reuters) – The nickname Quaelix, a combination of the German verb for torture and the name Felix, tells Fulham’s players all they need to know about the type of training sessions they can expect under their new manager.

Anecdotes abound about how former West Germany forward Felix Magath, named as English Premier League bottom club Fulham’s third coach of the season on Friday, forces players to run up mountains or wear led-weighted jackets in training.

Feb 11, 2014

Offenders urged to help as sport delves into doping past

GENEVA (Reuters) – An independent commission began delving into cycling’s murky past on Tuesday, offering reduced sanctions for doping offenders who come forward with information.

“The lesson we can learn from the last few years is the truth will come out eventually,” International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson told reporters.

Feb 7, 2014

Blatter gives huge hint he’ll run for office again

BERNE (Reuters) – - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given the strongest hint yet that he is ready to stand for a fifth term, telling Swiss public radio he would not say no if member associations asked him to stand.

“I’m in good health and I don’t see why I should now think about stopping the work, about the consolidation of FIFA,” Blatter, told French-language station RTS in an interview on Friday.

Feb 7, 2014

Soccer-Blatter gives huge hint he’ll run for office again

BERNE, Feb 7 (Reuters) – - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given the strongest hint yet that he is ready to stand for a fifth term, telling Swiss public radio he would not say no if member associations asked him to stand.

“I’m in good health and I don’t see why I should now think about stopping the work, about the consolidation of FIFA,” Blatter, told French-language station RTS in an interview on Friday.