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Apr 12, 2014

Fulham, Cardiff show signs of life in fight for survival

LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – It is the time of year when nerves get raw and necks get sore as managers involved in the Premier League relegation scrap look anxiously over their shoulders and this season is no different.

With the end of the season in sight only bottom club Sunderland look like being cut adrift with the teams directly above them all beginning to show signs of life.

Apr 12, 2014

Burnley promotion party on hold after Middlesbrough loss

LONDON (Reuters) – Burnley’s promotion party was put on hold after a 1-0 defeat by Middlesbrough in the Championship (second tier) on Saturday although they are still favourites to join Leicester City in the Premier League next season.

If Burnley had won at Turf Moor and Derby County had failed to beat Huddersfield Town away it would have sealed a return to the top flight for the Clarets who spent one season there in 2009-10 before being relegated.

Apr 11, 2014

Big day for all as full Sheffield Utd squad on Wembley duty

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough does not have to worry about disappointing any of his players by leaving them out of the squad for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Hull City.

All 18 of his senior players are in contention for the match at Wembley.

“No-one will not be involved. We only have an 18-man squad,” Clough, son of the late Brian Clough who never managed to win the FA Cup despite title-winning spells as manager of Derby County and Nottingham Forest, said.

Apr 11, 2014

Soccer-Big day for all as full Sheffield Utd squad on Wembley duty

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) – Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough does not have to worry about disappointing any of his players by leaving them out of the squad for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Hull City.

All 18 of his senior players are in contention for the match at Wembley.

“No-one will not be involved. We only have an 18-man squad,” Clough, son of the late Brian Clough who never managed to win the FA Cup despite title-winning spells as manager of Derby County and Nottingham Forest, said.

Apr 11, 2014

Bayern and Real clash in Champions League semis

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final this month with Atletico Madrid up against Chelsea.

Friday’s draw in Nyon not only paired powerhouses Bayern and Real together but also kept alive the intriguing possibility of an all-Madrid final in Lisbon next month.

Apr 11, 2014

Soccer-Bayern and Real clash in Champions League semis

April 11 (Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final this month with Atletico Madrid up against Chelsea.

Friday’s draw in Nyon not only paired powerhouses Bayern and Real together but also kept alive the intriguing possibility of an all-Madrid final in Lisbon next month.

Apr 11, 2014

Brailsford steps down from British Cycling role

LONDON (Reuters) – Dave Brailsford, the brains behind his country’s rise to cycling superpower status has stepped down as performance director of British Cycling, it was confirmed on Friday.

Since he took over the role in 2003 Britain has won 18 Olympics gold medals from three Games, with British cyclists also excelling at track and road world championships.

Apr 11, 2014

Cycling-Brailsford steps down from British Cycling role

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) – Dave Brailsford, the brains behind his country’s rise to cycling superpower status has stepped down as performance director of British Cycling, it was confirmed on Friday.

Since he took over the role in 2003 Britain has won 18 Olympics gold medals from three Games, with British cyclists also excelling at track and road world championships.

Apr 8, 2014

2014 Tour start one of hardest ever: Prudhomme

LONDON (Reuters) – The Grand Depart of the Tour de France in England in July will be one of the toughest ever with rivals for overall victory jostling for early ascendancy from the word go, according to race director Christian Prudhomme.

The opening three stages will take place in England, starting with a 191km stretch from Leeds to Harrogate, followed by a 198km ride over the peaks between York and Sheffield before a third stage taking the peloton from Cambridge down to a central London finish.

Apr 7, 2014

Sherwood comes out fighting after job speculation

LONDON (Reuters) – - Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood came out fighting on Monday as his side ended a day full of speculation about his future with a 5-1 crushing of Sunderland in the Premier League.

All eyes were on the former Blackburn Rovers and Spurs midfielder after a Sky Sports report that he would be replaced at the end of the season dominated the pre-match talk.