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Dec 21, 2014

Soccer-Skrtel rescues Liverpool against Arsenal, Sunderland win derby

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – A stoppage time goal by a heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel spared Liverpool another deflating defeat as they drew 2-2 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

Inferior for most of the match, Arsenal had led with goals from French duo Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud after Philippe Coutinho had put the hosts deservedly ahead.

Dec 19, 2014

Yearender: Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

LONDON (Reuters) – Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

For the first time since 1998 the eight grand slam singles trophies on offer were lifted by eight players.

Dec 19, 2014

Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

LONDON (Reuters) – Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

For the first time since 1998 the eight grand slam singles trophies on offer were lifted by eight players.

Dec 19, 2014

Tennis-Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

For the first time since 1998 the eight grand slam singles trophies on offer were lifted by eight players.

Dec 18, 2014

Warrior spirit leads Nishikori to new heights

LONDON (Reuters) – There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

It was there that the young kohai (Japanese for protege) humbled the master, in this case Novak Djokovic.

Dec 18, 2014

Newsmaker: Warrior spirit leads Nishikori to new heights

LONDON (Reuters) – There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

It was there that the young kohai (Japanese for protege) humbled the master, in this case Novak Djokovic.

Dec 13, 2014

Good weekend for Wenger loyalists as Arsenal dazzle

LONDON (Reuters) – From the perspective of the overwhelming pro-Wenger majority Arsenal’s dazzling 4-1 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday was emphatic proof of their mantra “In Arsene We Trust”.

Everywhere you looked at a chilly Emirates Stadium, whether at the artistry of Alexis Sanchez, the magnetic ball control of Santi Cazorla or the old-fashioned striking prowess of Olivier Giroud, there was something to marvel at.

Dec 13, 2014

Soccer-Good weekend for Wenger loyalists as Arsenal dazzle

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – From the perspective of the overwhelming pro-Wenger majority Arsenal’s dazzling 4-1 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday was emphatic proof of their mantra “In Arsene We Trust”.

Everywhere you looked at a chilly Emirates Stadium, whether at the artistry of Alexis Sanchez, the magnetic ball control of Santi Cazorla or the old-fashioned striking prowess of Olivier Giroud, there was something to marvel at.

Dec 10, 2014

Liverpool shortcomings laid bare by Champions League exit

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s Champions League exit was not down to a lack of heart, but manager Brendan Rodgers’ claim that his side were not technically good enough to beat Swiss side FC Basel on Tuesday was a stark admission.

The scene was set for a memorable Anfield night with a win needed in their final Group B match to clamber into the last 16.

Dec 10, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool shortcomings laid bare by Champions League exit

LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Liverpool’s Champions League exit was not down to a lack of heart, but manager Brendan Rodgers’ claim that his side were not technically good enough to beat Swiss side FC Basel on Tuesday was a stark admission.

The scene was set for a memorable Anfield night with a win needed in their final Group B match to clamber into the last 16.