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Nov 27, 2014

City face test of resolve at Koeman’s Saints

LONDON (Reuters) – With Premier League leaders Chelsea on top form, Manchester City will be hoping their Champions League win over Bayern Munich boosts confidence and re-ignites their title defence when they visit high-flying Southampton on Sunday.

Third-placed City have fallen eight points behind unbeaten leaders Chelsea after 12 games and face a tough test against a Saints side defying the critics who said they would struggle.

Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-City face test of resolve at Koeman’s Saints

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – With Premier League leaders Chelsea on top form, Manchester City will be hoping their Champions League win over Bayern Munich boosts confidence and re-ignites their title defence when they visit high-flying Southampton on Sunday.

Third-placed City have fallen eight points behind unbeaten leaders Chelsea after 12 games and face a tough test against a Saints side defying the critics who said they would struggle.

Nov 26, 2014

Toothless Leicester desperately need a fox in the box

LONDON (Reuters) – What Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson would give for a Tony Cottee, Steve Claridge or Emile Heskey right now — the club’s strikers of Premier League yore with a predatory eye for goal.

When Leicester put five goals past a startled Manchester United on a heady Sunday in late September, mounting a barnstorming comeback from 3-1 down for an unlikely 5-3 home triumph, the Foxes looked like they belonged back in the elite.

Nov 26, 2014

Soccer-Toothless Leicester desperately need a fox in the box

LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – What Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson would give for a Tony Cottee, Steve Claridge or Emile Heskey right now — the club’s strikers of Premier League yore with a predatory eye for goal.

When Leicester put five goals past a startled Manchester United on a heady Sunday in late September, mounting a barnstorming comeback from 3-1 down for an unlikely 5-3 home triumph, the Foxes looked like they belonged back in the elite.

Nov 23, 2014

Great year but All Blacks must keep improving – Hansen

CARDIFF (Reuters) – New Zealand must keep improving after a “great year” if they are to become the first side to win back-to-back World Cups in 2015, coach Steve Hansen said.

The All Blacks beat Wales 34-16 on Saturday to cap a year in which they sealed their third successive Rugby Championship, beat World Cup hosts England four times and lost just one of 14 games — against South Africa in Johannesburg in October.

Nov 23, 2014

Rugby-Great year but All Blacks must keep improving – Hansen

CARDIFF, Nov 23 (Reuters) – New Zealand must keep improving after a “great year” if they are to become the first side to win back-to-back World Cups in 2015, coach Steve Hansen said.

The All Blacks beat Wales 34-16 on Saturday to cap a year in which they sealed their third successive Rugby Championship, beat World Cup hosts England four times and lost just one of 14 games — against South Africa in Johannesburg in October.

Nov 22, 2014

Never count out resourceful All Blacks, says Hansen

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Wales defended with such intensity it was inevitable that they wilted late on in falling to a 34-16 defeat by New Zealand on Saturday, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

The world champions were matched for 65 minutes by a fired-up Wales at the Millennium Stadium in the final match of their northern hemisphere tour before pulling away.

Nov 22, 2014

Rugby-Never count out resourceful All Blacks, says Hansen

CARDIFF, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Wales defended with such intensity it was inevitable that they wilted late on in falling to a 34-16 defeat by New Zealand on Saturday, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

The world champions were matched for 65 minutes by a fired-up Wales at the Millennium Stadium in the final match of their northern hemisphere tour before pulling away.

Nov 22, 2014

Classy All Blacks beat Wales at raucous Millennium

CARDIFF (Reuters) – New Zealand marked Richie McCaw’s 100th game as captain by rallying to defeat Wales 34-16 in the bearpit atmosphere of the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

The All Blacks capped their November clean sweep by again digging deep when Wales threatened a shock, showing their class as world champions to pull away with three tries in the final 11 minutes from Beauden Barrett (2) and Kieran Read.

Nov 22, 2014

Rugby-Classy All Blacks beat Wales at raucous Millennium

CARDIFF, Nov 22 (Reuters) – New Zealand marked Richie McCaw’s 100th game as captain by rallying to defeat Wales 34-16 in the bearpit atmosphere of the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

The All Blacks capped their November clean sweep by again digging deep when Wales threatened a shock, showing their class as world champions to pull away with three tries in the final 11 minutes from Beauden Barrett (2) and Kieran Read.