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Nov 9, 2015

Reactions to anti-doping commission report

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – An international anti-doping commission recommended on Monday that the Russian Athletics Federation be banned from the sport over widespread doping offences, a move that could see the powerhouse Russian team banished from Olympic competition.

Here are quotes from the announcement and reaction.

Dick Pound, former head of World Anti-Doping Agency and author of review:

“It’s worse than we thought, it has the effect of factually affecting the results on the field and play and athletes, both in Russia and abroad, are suffering as a result. It maybe a residue of the old Soviet system…they must stop it and make a new start.”

Nov 9, 2015

Klopp wants Anfield fans to stand together, not walk alone

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s anthem says “You’ll Never Walk Alone” but solidarity was in short supply at Anfield in a 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace on Sunday, according to the Merseyside club’s new manager Juergen Klopp.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss was used to unstinting support from fans at the Westfalenstadion, even when things were not going well in his final season, so the sight of Liverpool fans walking out when Crystal Palace took the lead 10 minutes before the end clearly shocked him.

Nov 9, 2015

Soccer-Klopp wants Anfield fans to stand together, not walk alone

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Liverpool’s anthem says “You’ll Never Walk Alone” but solidarity was in short supply at Anfield in a 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace on Sunday, according to the Merseyside club’s new manager Juergen Klopp.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss was used to unstinting support from fans at the Westfalenstadion, even when things were not going well in his final season, so the sight of Liverpool fans walking out when Crystal Palace took the lead 10 minutes before the end clearly shocked him.

Nov 8, 2015

Arsenal earn late point against Spurs, City stay top

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal’s hopes of leapfrogging Premier League leaders Manchester City were frustrated when they drew 1-1 with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after City’s surprising 0-0 draw with bottom club Aston Villa.

Tottenham, who moved up to fifth, had looked on course for a rare away win against their neighbors when they led through Harry Kane’s first-half goal but substitute Kieran Gibbs equalized for the Gunners with 13 minutes left.

Nov 8, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal earn late point against Spurs, City stay top

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Arsenal’s hopes of leapfrogging Premier League leaders Manchester City were frustrated when they drew 1-1 with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after City’s surprising 0-0 draw with bottom club Aston Villa.

Tottenham, who moved up to fifth, had looked on course for a rare away win against their neighbours when they led through Harry Kane’s first-half goal but substitute Kieran Gibbs equalised for the Gunners with 13 minutes left.

Nov 6, 2015

Banned Mourinho could watch Chelsea from street corner

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho is said to have hidden in a laundry basket when he was hit with a stadium ban 10 years ago but on Saturday he might be found on a street corner near Stoke City’s ground.

Mourinho will not be allowed inside the Britannia Stadium for the Premier League game after deciding not to appeal a one-match ban imposed for comments he made to the referee during halftime in last month’s loss to West Ham United.

Nov 6, 2015

Soccer-Banned Mourinho could watch Chelsea from street corner

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho is said to have hidden in a laundry basket when he was hit with a stadium ban 10 years ago but on Saturday he might be found on a street corner near Stoke City’s ground.

Mourinho will not be allowed inside the Britannia Stadium for the Premier League game after deciding not to appeal a one-match ban imposed for comments he made to the referee during halftime in last month’s loss to West Ham United.

Nov 5, 2015

Defiant Cech says Arsenal can still reach last 16

LONDON (Reuters) – Beaten five times on a humbling night in Munich on Wednesday, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says the London club can still qualify for the Champions League last 16 despite being bottom of Group F with two games left to play.

The 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich, coupled with a late winner for Greek side Olympiakos Piraeus against Dinamo Zagreb means Arsenal must win their last two games and hope for the best.

Nov 5, 2015

Soccer-Defiant Cech says Arsenal can still reach last 16

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Beaten five times on a humbling night in Munich on Wednesday, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says the London club can still qualify for the Champions League last 16 despite being bottom of Group F with two games left to play.

The 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich, coupled with a late winner for Greek side Olympiakos Piraeus against Dinamo Zagreb means Arsenal must win their last two games and hope for the best.

Oct 31, 2015

Soccer-More misery for Mourinho, City and Arsenal win

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho’s future as Chelsea manager looked increasingly insecure after a 3-1 defeat by Liverpool on Saturday, Philippe Coutinho scoring twice at Stamford Bridge as the champions lost a sixth Premier League game in 11.

Chelsea’s third home league reverse of the season left them in 15th place in the table with 11 points from 11 games — the worst ever start to a season by the reigning champions.