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Feb 27, 2015

Tottenham’s Eriksen happy to carry hopes of Spurs fans

LONDON (Reuters) – If Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen gets his hands on the League Cup after the final with Chelsea on Sunday he can thank his father who coached him and was his harshest critic.

The 23-year-old Danish international will walk out onto the Wembley turf with the hopes of trophy-starved Spurs fans on his shoulders.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Tottenham’s Eriksen happy to carry hopes of Spurs fans

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – If Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen gets his hands on the League Cup after the final with Chelsea on Sunday he can thank his father who coached him and was his harshest critic.

The 23-year-old Danish international will walk out onto the Wembley turf with the hopes of trophy-starved Spurs fans on his shoulders.

Feb 27, 2015

Spurs need repeat performance to win Cup, says Pochettino

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur must reproduce their “nearly perfect” Premier League performance against Chelsea to beat their London rivals in the League Cup final on Sunday, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Spurs beat Jose Mourinho’s side 5-3 on New Year’s Day at White Hart Lane to deflate the league leaders, who have not fired on all cylinders since.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Spurs need repeat performance to win Cup, says Pochettino

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur must reproduce their “nearly perfect” Premier League performance against Chelsea to beat their London rivals in the League Cup final on Sunday, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Spurs beat Jose Mourinho’s side 5-3 on New Year’s Day at White Hart Lane to deflate the league leaders, who have not fired on all cylinders since.

Jan 22, 2015

Soccer-Tottenham’s Adebayor back in favour but not with the fans

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor was restored to the starting lineup as captain against Sheffield United in their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday but left the pitch to a chorus of boos from the home fans.

The controversial Togo forward lasted 65 minutes of his side’s unconvincing 1-0 first leg win at White Hart Lane before being replaced by Spaniard Roberto Soldado, another of the club’s international pedigree forwards struggling for form.

Jan 21, 2015

Number of Russian doping cases a major concern – IAAF

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of Russian doping cases in athletics is a major concern, especially in race walking, the governing IAAF said on Wednesday after five walkers were banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).

“As a result of these five new cases, a total of 23 elite Russian athletes have now been sanctioned under the IAAF Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) programme launched in 2009,” the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said.

Jan 2, 2015

Conspiracy theorist Mourinho tries to paper over cracks

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has become a master at protecting his players when the pressure is on and his complaints about the referee after his team were humbled 5-3 at Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday were not surprising.

The Portuguese coach acknowledged that his defence had made mistakes but he also bemoaned his side’s bad luck and pointed the finger at referee Phil Dowd for not awarding a first-half penalty for an inadvertent handball by Jan Vertonghen.

Jan 2, 2015

Soccer-Conspiracy theorist Mourinho tries to paper over cracks

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has become a master at protecting his players when the pressure is on and his complaints about the referee after his team were humbled 5-3 at Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday were not surprising.

The Portuguese coach acknowledged that his defence had made mistakes but he also bemoaned his side’s bad luck and pointed the finger at referee Phil Dowd for not awarding a first-half penalty for an inadvertent handball by Jan Vertonghen.

Dec 22, 2014

Leeds defender Bellusci charged by FA in racism row

LONDON (Reuters) – Leeds United’s Italian defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been charged with misconduct by the FA for allegedly racially abusing Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome in a Championship game.

The FA said in a statement on Monday that Bellusci, 25, was accused of using abusive and/or insulting words towards Jerome at Carrow Road on Oct. 21.

Dec 22, 2014

Soccer-Leeds defender Bellusci charged by FA in racism row

LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Leeds United’s Italian defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been charged with misconduct by the FA for allegedly racially abusing Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome in a Championship game.

The FA said in a statement on Monday that Bellusci, 25, was accused of using abusive and/or insulting words towards Jerome at Carrow Road on Oct. 21.