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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.

Sep 20, 2014

Pardew rides the punches as Newcastle show fighting spirit

By Justin Palmer

(Reuters) – Amid the vitriol and “Sack Pardew” banners held aloft by unhappy fans around St James’ Park, embattled Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew did his best to keep his composure by not once leaving his technical area.

As the grumbles of disapproval grew ever more vociferous when Hull City took a 2-0 lead on Saturday, the smartly-suited Pardew kept faith that his side’s miserable start to the Premier League season could not get any worse.

Sep 20, 2014

Soccer-Pardew rides the punches as Newcastle show fighting spirit

Sept 20 (Reuters) – Amid the vitriol and “Sack Pardew” banners held aloft by unhappy fans around St James’ Park, embattled Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew did his best to keep his composure by not once leaving his technical area.

As the grumbles of disapproval grew ever more vociferous when Hull City took a 2-0 lead on Saturday, the smartly-suited Pardew kept faith that his side’s miserable start to the Premier League season could not get any worse.

May 23, 2014

Chelsea defender Luiz set for Paris St Germain move

LONDON (Reuters) – French champions Paris St Germain have agreed terms with Chelsea to sign Brazil defender David Luiz, the clubs said on Friday.

“The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination,” Premier League club Chelsea said on their website (www.chelseafc.com).

May 23, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea defender Luiz set for Paris St Germain move

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – French champions Paris St Germain have agreed terms with Chelsea to sign Brazil defender David Luiz, the clubs said on Friday.

“The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination,” Premier League club Chelsea said on their website (www.chelseafc.com).

Apr 13, 2014

Farah vows to return after tough London marathon debut

By Justin Palmer

(Reuters) – Mo Farah vowed not to abandon his marathon ambitions after a chastening transition from track to road on his competitive debut over 26.2 miles in London on Sunday.

The Briton, who built up an aura of invincibility after winning 5,000 and 10,000 metre titles at the last Olympics and world championships, said he was disappointed to finish eighth, nearly four minutes behind winner Wilson Kipsang of Kenya.