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Apr 7, 2014

Eriksen inspires Spurs to 5-1 win over Sunderland

LONDON (Reuters) – Christian Eriksen deflected some of the spotlight away from Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood in his side’s 5-1 victory over relegation-haunted Sunderland in the Premier League on Monday, scoring one and making two with a majestic midfield display.

Sunderland were gifted a 17th minute lead when Lee Cattermole shot home after a defensive mix-up but with Eriksen pulling the strings in midfield the hosts responded with goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane before Eriksen claimed one for himself.

Apr 7, 2014

Soccer-Eriksen inspires Spurs to 5-1 win over Sunderland

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Christian Eriksen deflected some of the spotlight away from Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood in his side’s 5-1 victory over relegation-haunted Sunderland in the Premier League on Monday, scoring one and making two with a majestic midfield display.

Sunderland were gifted a 17th minute lead when Lee Cattermole shot home after a defensive mix-up but with Eriksen pulling the strings in midfield the hosts responded with goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane before Eriksen claimed one for himself.

Apr 6, 2014

Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Roger Federer sealed Switzerland’s place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain’s last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples.

France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when they lost the opening two singles matches against a weakened Germany line-up.

Apr 6, 2014

Tennis-Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain

April 6 (Reuters) – Roger Federer sealed Switzerland’s place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain’s last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples.

France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when they lost the opening two singles matches against a weakened Germany line-up.

Apr 5, 2014

Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Roger Federer’s hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners’ medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie.

The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday but the Swiss duo were stunned by Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev, losing 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6) in Geneva.

Apr 5, 2014

Tennis-Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink

April 5 (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners’ medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie.

The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday but the Swiss duo were stunned by Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev, losing 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6) in Geneva.

Mar 26, 2014

After brief respite, dark clouds return over Manchester United’s Moyes

LONDON (Reuters) – After a brief ray of sunshine in a stormy season, the dark clouds were hovering over Old Trafford again on Wednesday in the wake of another humiliation for the champions.

A 3-0 home defeat by local rivals Manchester City, their third in a row against them at Old Trafford, drained away any optimism born out of victories against Olympiakos and West Ham United the previous week and illustrated once again just how far United have fallen in such a short space of time.

Mar 26, 2014

After brief respite, dark clouds return over Moyes

LONDON (Reuters) – After a brief ray of sunshine in a stormy season, the dark clouds were hovering over Old Trafford again on Wednesday in the wake of another humiliation for the champions.

A 3-0 home defeat by local rivals Manchester City, their third in a row against them at Old Trafford, drained away any optimism born out of victories against Olympiakos and West Ham United the previous week and illustrated once again just how far United have fallen in such a short space of time.

Mar 26, 2014

Soccer-After brief respite, dark clouds return over Moyes

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – After a brief ray of sunshine in a stormy season, the dark clouds were hovering over Old Trafford again on Wednesday in the wake of another humiliation for the champions.

A 3-0 home defeat by local rivals Manchester City, their third in a row against them at Old Trafford, drained away any optimism born out of victories against Olympiakos and West Ham United the previous week and illustrated once again just how far United have fallen in such a short space of time.

Mar 20, 2014

Survivor Wenger still doing it his way

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger has been called many things since he walked into Arsenal’s old marble-halled Highbury stadium in 1996 to launch one of the most successful eras in the club’s history.

Single-minded, innovative, principled, inspirational, a tactical wizard with an unshakeable belief in the game’s fine arts, his most staunch allies would say.