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Dec 6, 2014

Chelsea slump to shock first loss at Newcastle

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea missed out on setting a club record unbeaten run when Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse struck twice in a 2-1 victory on Saturday which rocked the Premier League leaders.

Undefeated in 23 matches in all competitions since April’s Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid, Chelsea proved far from invincible as 10-man Newcastle survived a late barrage to secure a thrilling victory at St James’ Park.

Dec 6, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea slump to shock first loss at Newcastle

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Chelsea missed out on setting a club record unbeaten run when Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse struck twice in a 2-1 victory on Saturday which rocked the Premier League leaders.

Undefeated in 23 matches in all competitions since April’s Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid, Chelsea proved far from invincible as 10-man Newcastle survived a late barrage to secure a thrilling victory at St James’ Park.

Dec 5, 2014

Sanchez in red zone, but Arsenal cannot do without him

LONDON (Reuters) – With a hectic Christmas fixture list looming, Arsenal manager faces a dilemma over prize asset Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean forward, a marquee summer signing from Barcelona, has been a shining light during Arsenal’s disappointing start to the season, scoring 14 goals in 22 appearances for the north London club.

Dec 5, 2014

Soccer-Sanchez in red zone, but Arsenal cannot do without him

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – With a hectic Christmas fixture list looming, Arsenal manager faces a dilemma over prize asset Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean forward, a marquee summer signing from Barcelona, has been a shining light during Arsenal’s disappointing start to the season, scoring 14 goals in 22 appearances for the north London club.

Dec 3, 2014

Drogba rolls back years as Chelsea power on

LONDON (Reuters) – Nothing, it seems, can deflect Chelsea from their pursuit of the Premier League title, not even the absence of their leading striker Diego Costa.

Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur was achieved without the Spain international who was suspended, but then again, the man filling his boots was Didier Drogba.

Dec 3, 2014

Soccer-Drogba rolls back years as Chelsea power on

LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Nothing, it seems, can deflect Chelsea from their pursuit of the Premier League title, not even the absence of their leading striker Diego Costa.

Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur was achieved without the Spain international who was suspended, but then again, the man filling his boots was Didier Drogba.

Nov 25, 2014

Nadal will surprise us again, says Kuerten

LONDON (Reuters) – Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten knows what it is like to have a career plagued by injury but believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments.

Spaniard Nadal has not played since a shock defeat by Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon, since when a wrist problem and a troublesome appendix have sidelined the former world number one.

Nov 25, 2014

Tennis-Nadal will surprise us again, says Kuerten

LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten knows what it is like to have a career plagued by injury but believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments.

Spaniard Nadal has not played since a shock defeat by Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon, since when a wrist problem and a troublesome appendix have sidelined the former world number one.

Nov 17, 2014

Crocked Federer hands Djokovic year-end title by default

LONDON (Reuters) – A mouth-watering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out through injury prior to his ATP World Tour Final showdown with world nunber one Novak Djokovic.

The 33-year-old Swiss, who spent two hours 48 minutes defeating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in a brutal semi-final the previous night, announced his decision on court as the 17,000-seat O2 Arena filled up.

Nov 16, 2014

Djokovic throws down gauntlet to his rivals

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic laid down the challenge to his rivals on Sunday after completing another year as world number one.

“Right now, I’m at the pinnacle in my career,” the 27-year-old Serb declared after claiming a third consecutive ATP World Tour Finals title by default when Roger Federer withdrew before their showpiece final with a back injury.