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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.

Feb 7, 2015

England rally to beat Wales in Six Nations opener

CARDIFF (Reuters) – England extinguished early Welsh fire with clinical finishing, a brutal display of forward power and a dominant second half show to secure a 21-16 victory in an absorbing Six Nations Championship opener on Friday.

Striking the first blow in World Cup year, England held the hosts scoreless in the second half to quieten a noisy Millennium Stadium crowd and avenge a record 30-3 defeat two years ago in Cardiff.

Feb 7, 2015

Rugby-England rally to beat Wales in Six Nations opener

CARDIFF, Feb 6 (Reuters) – England extinguished early Welsh fire with clinical finishing, a brutal display of forward power and a dominant second half show to secure a 21-16 victory in an absorbing Six Nations Championship opener on Friday.

Striking the first blow in World Cup year, England held the hosts scoreless in the second half to quieten a noisy Millennium Stadium crowd and avenge a record 30-3 defeat two years ago in Cardiff.

Feb 7, 2015

Wales captain left to rue painful defeat by bitter rivals

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Wales captain Sam Warburton’s 50th international appearance did not end as he had envisaged but the flanker gave credit to England for spoiling his milestone with a 21-16 Six Nations victory on Friday.

The Welsh looked set to inflict more misery in Cardiff after handing England a 30-3 Six Nations mauling two years ago but Warburton said his side had no answer to England’s storming second-half comeback.

Feb 6, 2015

Rugby-Wales captain left to rue painful defeat by bitter rivals

CARDIFF, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Wales captain Sam Warburton’s 50th international appearance did not end as he had envisaged but the flanker gave credit to England for spoiling his milestone with a 21-16 Six Nations victory on Friday.

The Welsh looked set to inflict more misery in Cardiff after handing England a 30-3 Six Nations mauling two years ago but Warburton said his side had no answer to England’s storming second-half comeback.

Jan 24, 2015

Ruthless Racing run Saints ragged to secure home quarter-final

NORTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – An afternoon that began on a high note for Premiership champions Northampton ended with a 32-8 drubbing by Racing Metro on Saturday which secured the Parisians top seeding and a home European Champions Cup quarter-final.

Both sides learnt before kickoff they were guaranteed a knockout stage place after the earlier draw between Wasps and Leinster in another pool, leaving a shootout for Pool Five spoils.