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Mar 5, 2015

United v Arsenal promises another FA Cup blockbuster

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United and Arsenal have served up some classic FA Cup encounters going back to their first 109 years ago and Monday’s quarter-final under the Old Trafford floodlights promises another special occasion.

Fans of both sides can pick out plenty of memorable moments between the two most successful clubs in the competition with 11 wins apiece.

Mar 5, 2015

Soccer-United v Arsenal promises another FA Cup blockbuster

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Manchester United and Arsenal have served up some classic FA Cup encounters going back to their first 109 years ago and Monday’s quarter-final under the Old Trafford floodlights promises another special occasion.

Fans of both sides can pick out plenty of memorable moments between the two most successful clubs in the competition with 11 wins apiece.

Feb 14, 2015

Rugby-Italy deserve their place in Six Nations, says Parisse

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Italy have become accustomed to one-sided defeats in the Six Nations but captain Sergio Parisse mounted a passionate defence of his side’s continued involvement in the championship after a 47-17 loss to England on Saturday.

Italy have finished bottom on 10 out of 15 appearances since their debut in 2000 and have now lost 21 successive matches to England.

Feb 14, 2015

Brown to be monitored after head injury scare

LONDON (Reuters) – England fullback Mike Brown will be monitored under concussion protocols after taking a blow to the head which appeared to knock him out in the Six Nations win over Italy on Saturday.

Brown lay prone on the Twickenham turf for around six minutes while he received treatment after he was struck by Andrea Masi’s shoulder early in England’s 47-17 victory.

Feb 14, 2015

Rugby-Brown to be monitored after head injury scare

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – England fullback Mike Brown will be monitored under concussion protocols after taking a blow to the head which appeared to knock him out in the Six Nations win over Italy on Saturday.

Brown lay prone on the Twickenham turf for around six minutes while he received treatment after he was struck by Andrea Masi’s shoulder early in England’s 47-17 victory.

Feb 11, 2015

Pearson bites back but Leicester still in choppy waters

LONDON (Reuters) – Nigel Pearson once fought off a pack of wild dogs while hiking alone in the Carpathian mountains of Romania so he is used to fending for himself.

The shark-infested waters of the Premier League are a different animal though.

Pearson has been bitten in recent days, caught up in a maelstrom following his unfortunate touchline grapple with an opposing player he once tried to sign.

Feb 11, 2015

Soccer-Pearson bites back but Leicester still in choppy waters

LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Nigel Pearson once fought off a pack of wild dogs while hiking alone in the Carpathian mountains of Romania so he is used to fending for himself.

The shark-infested waters of the Premier League are a different animal though.

Pearson has been bitten in recent days, caught up in a maelstrom following his unfortunate touchline grapple with an opposing player he once tried to sign.

Feb 11, 2015

Hope springs eternal for Pearson and Leicester

LONDON (Reuters) – These are seemingly dark and worrying times for Nigel Pearson but you will not find the blunt-speaking Leicester City manager searching for sympathy — he wants points and nothing else.

On the face of it, a tumultuous few days for Pearson at the Premier League’s bottom club took another turn for the worse on Tuesday when Leicester, in danger of being cast adrift, lost 2-1 at Arsenal who moved into the top four.

Feb 10, 2015

Soccer-Hope springs eternal for Pearson and Leicester

LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – These are seemingly dark and worrying times for Nigel Pearson but you will not find the blunt-speaking Leicester City manager searching for sympathy — he wants points and nothing else.

On the face of it, a tumultuous few days for Pearson at the Premier League’s bottom club took another turn for the worse on Tuesday when Leicester, in danger of being cast adrift, lost 2-1 at Arsenal who moved into the top four.

Feb 7, 2015

Jockey McCoy to retire at end of season

LONDON (Reuters) – Tony McCoy, the most successful jumps jockey of all time and champion on 19 occasions, will end his remarkable riding career when he retires at the end of the jumps racing season in late April.

The Northern Irishman, 40, made the announcement after riding his 200th winner of the season at Newbury on Saturday.