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Oct 10, 2013

Soccer-Hodgson backs England to get it right on the night

WATFORD, England, Oct 10 (Reuters) – England will show their true colours and put behind them an unconvincing World Cup qualifying campaign by winning their final two games to secure a place in next year’s finals, manager Roy Hodgson said on Thursday.

Victories over Montenegro at Wembley on Friday and Poland four days later would guarantee automatic qualification for Brazil.

Oct 2, 2013

Bayern crush City, Ronaldo at the double for Real

LONDON (Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich left Champions League aspirants Manchester City chasing shadows with a 3-1 win on Wednesday to serve notice Pep Guardiola will leave no stone unturned to re-establish their continental dominance.

Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern left shellshocked City chasing shadows for much of a one-sided Group D encounter that ended the Premier League team’s five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe.

Oct 2, 2013

Soccer-Bayern crush City, Ronaldo at the double for Real

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich left Champions League aspirants Manchester City chasing shadows with a 3-1 win on Wednesday to serve notice Pep Guardiola will leave no stone unturned to re-establish their continental dominance.

Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern left shellshocked City chasing shadows for much of a one-sided Group D encounter that ended the Premier League team’s five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe.

Oct 2, 2013

Soccer-Slick Bayern crush City, Ronaldo at the double for Real

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich handed out a Champions League masterclass with a 3-1 drubbing of Manchester City on Wednesday while Cristiano Ronaldo’s hot form continued with a double in Real Madrid’s 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen.

Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern left City chasing shadows for the first 80 minutes of a one-sided Group D encounter to end the Premier League team’s five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe.

Oct 1, 2013

Amazing Ozil lifts Arsenal, Barca edge Celtic

LONDON (Reuters) – Mesut Ozil showed his playmaking pedigree to orchestrate Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Napoli while a late Cesc Fabregas header gave Barcelona a hard-fought 1-0 win at 10-man Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Both sides have six points from their opening two games, as do Atletico Madrid with their Turkey midfielder Arda Turan netting an 86th minute winner in a 2-1 victory at Porto.

Oct 1, 2013

Soccer-Amazing Ozil lifts Arsenal, Barca edge Celtic

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Mesut Ozil showed his playmaking pedigree to orchestrate Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Napoli while a late Cesc Fabregas header gave Barcelona a hard-fought 1-0 win at 10-man Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Both sides have six points from their opening two games, as do Atletico Madrid with their Turkey midfielder Arda Turan netting an 86th minute winner in a 2-1 victory at Porto.

Oct 1, 2013

Ozil lifts Arsenal, Barca edge Celtic in Champions League

LONDON (Reuters) – Mesut Ozil orchestrated another fine Arsenal display with a goal and an assist in a 2-0 victory over Napoli while a late Cesc Fabregas header secured Barcelona a 1-0 win at Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice in s 3-0 demolition of Olympique Marseille as did Chelsea’s Brazilian Ramires to get their campaign up and running in a 4-0 win at Steaua Bucharest after a shock opening home defeat by Basel.

Oct 1, 2013

Soccer-Ozil lifts Arsenal, Barca edge Celtic in Champions League

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Mesut Ozil orchestrated another fine Arsenal display with a goal and an assist in a 2-0 victory over Napoli while a late Cesc Fabregas header secured Barcelona a 1-0 win at Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice in s 3-0 demolition of Olympique Marseille as did Chelsea’s Brazilian Ramires to get their campaign up and running in a 4-0 win at Steaua Bucharest after a shock opening home defeat by Basel.

Sep 26, 2013

Sailing-Thrilling America’s Cup a boon for the sport – Ainslie

LONDON (Reuters) – The thrilling climax to the America’s Cup in San Francisco has put the event and sailing “in a strong place commercially”, according to Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie.

An unlikely comeback by Oracle was capped in the winner-takes-all 19th race on Wednesday when they triumphed after trailing Emirates Team New Zealand 8-1, a stirring comeback that gripped the sporting world for days.

Sep 26, 2013

Thrilling America’s Cup a boon for the sport – Ainslie

LONDON (Reuters) – The thrilling climax to the America’s Cup in San Francisco has put the event and sailing “in a strong place commercially”, according to Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie.

An unlikely comeback by Oracle was capped in the winner-takes-all 19th race on Wednesday when they triumphed after trailing Emirates Team New Zealand 8-1, a stirring comeback that gripped the sporting world for days.