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Mar 20, 2014

Soccer-Survivor Wenger still doing it his way

LONDON, March 20 (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.

Mar 20, 2014

Preview – Wenger reaches milestone in London title showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger has the chance to ram Jose Mourinho’s words down his throat on Saturday when his Arsenal side travel to Stamford Bridge looking to snatch control of the Premier League title race from Chelsea.

There would be no better way for Wenger to mark his 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal than to ruin Mourinho’s unblemished home league record as Chelsea boss after the Portuguese dismissed him as a “specialist in failure” last month.

Mar 20, 2014

Wenger reaches milestone in London title showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger has the chance to ram Jose Mourinho’s words down his throat on Saturday when his Arsenal side travel to Stamford Bridge looking to snatch control of the Premier League title race from Chelsea.

There would be no better way for Wenger to mark his 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal than to ruin Mourinho’s unblemished home league record as Chelsea boss after the Portuguese dismissed him as a “specialist in failure” last month.

Mar 20, 2014

Soccer-Wenger reaches milestone in London title showdown

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger has the chance to ram Jose Mourinho’s words down his throat on Saturday when his Arsenal side travel to Stamford Bridge looking to snatch control of the Premier League title race from Chelsea.

There would be no better way for Wenger to mark his 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal than to ruin Mourinho’s unblemished home league record as Chelsea boss after the Portuguese dismissed him as a “specialist in failure” last month.

Mar 19, 2014

Britain’s Murray splits with coach Lendl

LONDON (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl after two years, the British world number six said on Wednesday.

A statement on his Twitter page said they had mutually agreed to end a partnership that saw Murray win two grand slam titles and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Mar 19, 2014

Tennis-Britain’s Murray splits with coach Lendl

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl after two years, the British world number six said on Wednesday.

A statement on his Twitter page said they had mutually agreed to end a partnership that saw Murray win two grand slam titles and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Mar 17, 2014

United clutch at last straw, Chelsea welcome Drogba

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United will be clutching at the final straw of a sobering season when they attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Greek side Olympiakos and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.

The final four places in the quarter-finals are up for grabs this week, although unlike United who remain hopeful of salvation, Zenit St Petersburg and Schalke travel to Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively facing mission impossible.

Mar 17, 2014

Soccer-United clutch at last straw, Chelsea welcome Drogba

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Manchester United will be clutching at the final straw of a sobering season when they attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Greek side Olympiakos and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.

The final four places in the quarter-finals are up for grabs this week, although unlike United who remain hopeful of salvation, Zenit St Petersburg and Schalke travel to Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively facing mission impossible.

Mar 16, 2014

Liverpool crush United, Arsenal edge Spurs as race hots up

LONDON (Reuters) – Two Steven Gerrard penalties and a Tomas Rosicky thunderbolt helped Liverpool and Arsenal claim precious derby wins on Sunday to crank up the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Liverpool skipper Gerrard dispatched spot-kicks either side of halftime as the in-form Merseysiders humbled bitter north- west rivals Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Mar 16, 2014

Dazzling Liverpool crush Man Utd at Old Trafford

LONDON (Reuters) – Two Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool embarrass bitter rivals Manchester United 3-0 at a stunned Old Trafford 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.