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Mar 16, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool prove they have bigger fish to fry than ailing United

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – There was no great show of emotion as Brendan Rodgers offered crestfallen David Moyes a conciliatory hand and hurried down the tunnel at Old Trafford on Sunday following Liverpool’s 3-0 demolition of Manchester United in the Premier League.

For much of the last two decades any Liverpool success at United, and there has not been much, was greeted with cup-final like fervour.

Mar 16, 2014

Gerrard on the spot as dazzling Liverpool crush Man Utd

LONDON (Reuters) – Two Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool to a crushing 3-0 victory at bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday to leave them breathing down the necks of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Gerrard’s strikes either side of halftime put the visitors in control and Luis Suarez sealed only Liverpool’s second win at Old Trafford in nearly 10 years with a well-taken third.

Mar 16, 2014

Soccer-Gerrard on the spot as dazzling Liverpool crush Man Utd

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Two Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool to a crushing 3-0 victory at bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday to leave them breathing down the necks of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Gerrard’s strikes either side of halftime put the visitors in control and Luis Suarez sealed only Liverpool’s second win at Old Trafford in nearly 10 years with a well-taken third.

Mar 14, 2014

Chelsea still only fake leaders, says cagey Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho was at his most cagey on Friday when discussing the prospect of Chelsea opening up a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League away to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Should fourth-placed Manchester City slip up at Hull City in Saturday’s early kickoff, victory at Villa could even establish a 10-point cushion for Chelsea as second and third placed sides Liverpool and Arsenal are not in action until Sunday.

Mar 14, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea still only fake leaders, says cagey Mourinho

LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho was at his most cagey on Friday when discussing the prospect of Chelsea opening up a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League away to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Should fourth-placed Manchester City slip up at Hull City in Saturday’s early kickoff, victory at Villa could even establish a 10-point cushion for Chelsea as second and third placed sides Liverpool and Arsenal are not in action until Sunday.

Mar 13, 2014

Liverpool chomping at the bit for United clash, says Rodgers

LONDON (Reuters) – Sunday’s north-west derby with arch-rivals Manchester United cannot come fast enough for Liverpool, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, whose side will start as favourites.

Four consecutive victories have propelled Liverpool into second place in the Premier League, seven points behind Chelsea with a game in hand, if they make it five at Old Trafford, talk of a first English title since 1990 will look realistic.

Mar 13, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool chomping at the bit for United clash, says Rodgers

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – Sunday’s north-west derby with arch-rivals Manchester United cannot come fast enough for Liverpool, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, whose side will start as favourites.

Four consecutive victories have propelled Liverpool into second place in the Premier League, seven points behind Chelsea with a game in hand, if they make it five at Old Trafford, talk of a first English title since 1990 will look realistic.

Mar 13, 2014

Another trophy bites the dust as reality bites for City

LONDON (Reuters) – A few weeks ago, talk of an unprecedented Manchester City quadruple was doing the rounds with Manuel Pellegrini’s side in seemingly unstoppable form on all fronts.

After Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League last 16 defeat in Barcelona, which sealed a 4-1 aggregate loss, the dream of a bumper springtime bounty for City is fading before their eyes.

Mar 13, 2014

Soccer-Another trophy bites the dust as reality bites for City

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – A few weeks ago, talk of an unprecedented Manchester City quadruple was doing the rounds with Manuel Pellegrini’s side in seemingly unstoppable form on all fronts.

After Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League last 16 defeat in Barcelona, which sealed a 4-1 aggregate loss, the dream of a bumper springtime bounty for City is fading before their eyes.

Mar 12, 2014

King says WTA Tour needs more female coaches

LONDON (Reuters) – Top female tennis players may be doing themselves a disservice by hiring male coaches instead of women, according to former great Billie Jean King.

The American said she was baffled why players on the WTA Tour are never tempted to break the mould and tap into the vast knowledge of the likes of Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert or even herself for that matter.