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Aug 17, 2013

Soccer-Arsenal sunk by Villa, Mignolet lifts Liverpool

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Arsenal endured a dismal start to the new Premier League season when Christian Benteke struck twice to lift Aston Villa to a shock 3-1 victory at the Emirates where the home side finished with 10 men on Saturday.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored and new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved a late penalty to earn their side a deserved 1-0 win over Stoke City in the early kickoff at Anfield and West Ham United beat promoted Cardiff City 2-0.

Aug 17, 2013

Benteke double sinks Arsenal, Mignolet lifts Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Christian Benteke struck twice to inspire Aston Villa to a shock 3-1 win at Arsenal on a dramatic opening day of the Premier League season on Saturday.

Striker Daniel Sturridge scored and new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved a late penalty to earn Liverpool a deserved 1-0 win over Stoke City and Norwich City drew 2-2 with Everton.

Aug 11, 2013

That’s another trophy for Sir Alex, says Moyes

LONDON (Reuters) – David Moyes was not claiming too much credit after collecting his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the season curtain-raiser to give Moyes a successful start in his bid to fill the huge boots of Alex Ferguson who stood down in May after leading United to 38 trophies in 26 years at Old Trafford.

Aug 11, 2013

Soccer-That’s another trophy for Sir Alex, says Moyes

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – David Moyes was not claiming too much credit after collecting his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the season curtain-raiser to give Moyes a successful start in his bid to fill the huge boots of Alex Ferguson who stood down in May after leading United to 38 trophies in 26 years at Old Trafford.

Aug 11, 2013

Van Persie double gives Moyes first trophy at United

LONDON (Reuters) – Robin van Persie struck twice to earn Manchester United a convincing 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at a sun-drenched Wembley on Sunday.

The Premier League champions outclassed the surprise FA Cup winners in the traditional English season curtain-raiser to give their new manager David Moyes an early trophy in his reign at Old Trafford.

Aug 11, 2013

Soccer-Van Persie double gives Moyes first trophy at United

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Robin van Persie struck twice to earn Manchester United a convincing 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at a sun-drenched Wembley on Sunday.

The Premier League champions outclassed the surprise FA Cup winners in the traditional English season curtain-raiser to give their new manager David Moyes an early trophy in his reign at Old Trafford.

Jul 21, 2013

Mickelson savours journey from agony to ecstasy

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson reflected on the emotional roller-coaster of the last few weeks after timing his run to perfection to scatter the field and win his first British Open on Sunday.

Under the radar most of the week, the 43-year-old American shot a brilliant 66 at Muirfield to secure an emotional victory just over a month after finishing runner-up at the U.S. Open for the sixth time.

Jul 21, 2013

Golf-Stenson so close but Sweden’s long wait goes on

GULLANE, Scotland, July 21 (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson continued his recent resurgence with a calm final round of 70 to finish runner-up to Phil Mickelson in the British Open on Sunday.

He emulated the feat of compatriot Jesper Parnevik, who was second in the 1994 and 1997 Opens, but Sweden’s long wait for a first major champion goes on.

Jul 21, 2013

Fired-up Poulter in Ryder Cup mode for closing charge

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Ian Poulter found his Ryder Cup rhythm to shoot a brilliant 67 in the final round of the British Open and earn a tie for third place on Sunday.

The 37-year-old Briton started the last round at Muirfield five over par, eight shots behind the leader, but he played inspired golf around the turn to make an eagle and three successive birdies.

Jul 20, 2013

Woods banking on major experience

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Tiger Woods will rely on his experience of winning major titles when he bids for number 15 in the final round of the British Open on Sunday.

The 37-year-old American starts out two shots behind Briton Lee Westwood, his playing partner in the third round who is seeking to end a long wait for a first major.