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Apr 5, 2014

Inspired Munster rout Toulouse, Clermont edge Leicester

LONDON (Reuters) – Munster produced a typically inspired performance at their beloved Thomond Park to overwhelm Toulouse 47-23 in an emotionally-charged Heineken Cup quarter-final in Limerick on Saturday.

Clermont Auvergne restored French pride with a gritty 22-16 win over Leicester and English Premiership leaders Saracens overcame 14-man Ulster 17-15 in an epic battle in Belfast.

Apr 5, 2014

Rugby-Inspired Munster rout Toulouse, Clermont edge Leicester

LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) – Munster produced a typically inspired performance at their beloved Thomond Park to overwhelm Toulouse 47-23 in an emotionally-charged Heineken Cup quarter-final in Limerick on Saturday.

Clermont Auvergne restored French pride with a gritty 22-16 win over Leicester and English Premiership leaders Saracens overcame 14-man Ulster 17-15 in an epic battle in Belfast.

Mar 31, 2014

Shambolic England face huge rebuilding operation

LONDON (Reuters) – Humbled 5-0 in the Ashes and overwhelmed in the one-day series in Australia, England’s dismal winter ended in total ignominy when they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with an embarrassing 45-run defeat by the Netherlands on Monday.

England have lost 20 out of 25 international matches since flying into Australia in October and their new coach, due to be appointed next month, faces a huge task to restore morale and build a new team in all formats of the game.

Mar 31, 2014

Cricket-Shambolic England face huge rebuilding operation

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Humbled 5-0 in the Ashes and overwhelmed in the one-day series in Australia, England’s dismal winter ended in total ignominy when they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with an embarrassing 45-run defeat by the Netherlands on Monday.

England have lost 20 out of 25 international matches since flying into Australia in October and their new coach, due to be appointed next month, faces a huge task to restore morale and build a new team in all formats of the game.

Mar 15, 2014

Rugby-Six Nations delivers high drama and substance once again

LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) – The Six Nations Championship delivered in spades once again as Ireland claimed the title with a nerve-shredding 22-20 win over France in the final match to clinch the trophy on points difference from England.

Fifteen games of high intensity boiled up into a fitting finale as Brian O’Driscoll bowed out of the international stage by helping Ireland secure only their second victory in France in 42 years.

Feb 21, 2014

Analysis: Rooney hands troubled United another soothing balm

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United’s season of turmoil received another huge lift when England striker Wayne Rooney committed his future to the Premier League champions on Friday.

Languishing seventh in the table after a stuttering campaign under new manager David Moyes, United’s prospects of turning things round improved significantly when Rooney signed a four-year contract extension with the Old Trafford club.

Feb 21, 2014

Soccer-Rooney hands troubled United another soothing balm

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s season of turmoil received another huge lift when England striker Wayne Rooney committed his future to the Premier League champions on Friday.

Languishing seventh in the table after a stuttering campaign under new manager David Moyes, United’s prospects of turning things round improved significantly when Rooney signed a four-year contract extension with the Old Trafford club.

Feb 4, 2014

NEWSMAKER: Maverick Kevin Pietersen goes out with a whimper

LONDON (Reuters) – The international career of Kevin Pietersen, the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended in untypically quiet fashion on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old South African-born right-hander was left out of the one-day party to tour West Indies this month as England look to rebuild following their recent ignominious Ashes defeat.

Feb 4, 2014

Maverick Pietersen goes out with a whimper

LONDON (Reuters) – The international career of Kevin Pietersen, the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended in untypically quiet fashion on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old South African-born right-hander was left out of the one-day party to tour West Indies this month as England look to rebuild following their recent ignominious Ashes defeat.

Feb 4, 2014

Cricket-Maverick Pietersen goes out with a whimper

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – The international career of Kevin Pietersen, the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended in untypically quiet fashion on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old South African-born right-hander was left out of the one-day party to tour West Indies this month as England look to rebuild following their recent ignominious Ashes defeat.