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Jun 13, 2013

Sangakkara heroics seal Sri Lanka win versus England

LONDON (Reuters) – A chanceless unbeaten 134 from Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over an overly cautious England on Thursday to leave Champions Trophy Group A wide open ahead of the final two matches.

A victory in the day/night clash would have taken England through to the semi-finals as one of the top two and defeat would have dumped Sri Lanka out but all is now to play for with New Zealand leading the group on three points.

Jun 13, 2013

England play patience game until final-over fireworks

LONDON (Reuters) – England took their time in trademark style before some last-over fireworks by Ravi Bopara helped them post 293 for seven in their Champions Trophy Group A match amid woeful Sri Lankan fielding at the Oval on Thursday.

The tournament hosts, who will progress to the semi-finals with a win, have been criticised by commentators for their recent ponderous batting in the 50-over format but still beat Australia by 48 runs in their opening game.

Jun 13, 2013

Cricket-England play patience game until final-over fireworks

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – England took their time in trademark style before some last-over fireworks by Ravi Bopara helped them post 293 for seven in their Champions Trophy Group A match amid woeful Sri Lankan fielding at the Oval on Thursday.

The tournament hosts, who will progress to the semi-finals with a win, have been criticised by commentators for their recent ponderous batting in the 50-over format but still beat Australia by 48 runs in their opening game.

May 29, 2013

Relegation no obstacle to new Premier League job

LONDON (Reuters) – Having a relegation on your CV might not seem the best thing for the employment prospects of aspiring Premier League managers but it does not seem to be hampering their chances of a plum job.

Roberto Martinez is being courted by high-flying Everton despite presiding over Wigan Athletic’s drop to the second tier after they conceded a joint-worst 73 goals in 38 league games.

May 29, 2013

Analysis – Relegation no obstacle to new Premier League job

LONDON (Reuters) – Having a relegation on your CV might not seem the best thing for the employment prospects of aspiring Premier League managers but it does not seem to be hampering their chances of a plum job.

Roberto Martinez is being courted by high-flying Everton despite presiding over Wigan Athletic’s drop to the second tier after they conceded a joint-worst 73 goals in 38 league games.

May 29, 2013

Soccer-Relegation no obstacle to new Premier League job

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) – Having a relegation on your CV might not seem the best thing for the employment prospects of aspiring Premier League managers but it does not seem to be hampering their chances of a plum job.

Roberto Martinez is being courted by high-flying Everton despite presiding over Wigan Athletic’s drop to the second tier after they conceded a joint-worst 73 goals in 38 league games.

May 28, 2013

Everton target Martinez asks to leave Wigan

LONDON (Reuters) – Roberto Martinez asked to leave Wigan Athletic on Tuesday having guided the club to FA Cup glory days before being relegated from the Premier League, with Everton already making contact about his signature.

The Spaniard had been in charge since 2009, having previously helped turn Swansea City into one of Britain’s most attractive sides.

May 28, 2013

Soccer-Everton target Martinez asks to leave Wigan

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) – Roberto Martinez asked to leave Wigan Athletic on Tuesday having guided the club to FA Cup glory days before being relegated from the Premier League, with Everton already making contact about his signature.

The Spaniard had been in charge since 2009, having previously helped turn Swansea City into one of Britain’s most attractive sides.

May 26, 2013

Bayern eye domination after Champions League glory

LONDON (Reuters) – Despite the upheaval of a coaching change and hints at buying another main striker, Bayern Munich believe they can dominate European soccer for years to come after triumphing in the Champions League on Saturday.

Arjen Robben’s 89th minute goal sealed a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first all-German final in Europe’s top club competition and wiped away bitter Bayern memories of showpiece defeats in 2010 and 2012.

May 26, 2013

Soccer-Bayern eye domination after Champions League glory

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – Despite the upheaval of a coaching change and hints at buying another main striker, Bayern Munich believe they can dominate European soccer for years to come after triumphing in the Champions League on Saturday.

Arjen Robben’s 89th minute goal sealed a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first all-German final in Europe’s top club competition and wiped away bitter Bayern memories of showpiece defeats in 2010 and 2012.