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Sep 21, 2014

Ozil helps Arsenal trounce Villa, Liverpool stumble

LONDON (Reuters) – Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal shake off the hangover of a midweek pounding in Germany with a starring role in a 3-0 win at Aston Villa but stuttering Liverpool lost 3-1 at West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Arsenal’s record signing came in for particular criticism after his team’s lame 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, but he came alive before halftime at one of the London side’s happiest hunting grounds.

Sep 20, 2014

Liverpool struggling to cope with extra demands

LONDON (Reuters) – Coping with tricky Premier League fixtures a few days after Champions League exertions is a knack Liverpool must learn quickly if this campaign does not become a second-rate sequel to last season’s thriller.

On the evidence of a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday they have some way to go.

Sep 20, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool struggling to cope with extra demands

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Coping with tricky Premier League fixtures a few days after Champions League exertions is a knack Liverpool must learn quickly if this campaign does not become a second-rate sequel to last season’s thriller.

On the evidence of a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday they have some way to go.

Sep 20, 2014

Ozil inspires Arsenal to easy win at Villa

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal responded to midweek criticism with a 3-0 thrashing of Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday inspired by record signing Mesut Ozil.

Ozil scored one and created another for Danny Welbeck as the visitors struck three goals in four minutes before halftime to end the hosts’ unbeaten start in emphatic fashion.

Sep 20, 2014

Soccer-Ozil inspires Arsenal to easy win at Villa

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Arsenal responded to midweek criticism with a 3-0 thrashing of Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday inspired by record signing Mesut Ozil.

Ozil scored one and created another for Danny Welbeck as the visitors struck three goals in four minutes before halftime to end the hosts’ unbeaten start in emphatic fashion.

Sep 19, 2014

From a small seed, a sporting feast has grown – the Ryder Cup

ST ALBANS England (Reuters) – An imposing oil portrait of one Samuel Ryder adorns a wall in Verulam Golf Club’s oak-panelled bar, just in front of a panoramic window overlooking the 18th hole named after him.

The 109-year-old James Braid-designed course, just north of London in Hertfordshire, is dotted with members and societies enjoying a leisurely round in balmy September sunshine.

Sep 19, 2014

Struggling England given perfect Euro 2020 incentive

LONDON (Reuters) – Wembley Stadium will host the climax of the 2020 European Championship but on current form England fans will not even get the chance to roar on their side on home turf.

UEFA’s decision to stage the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley was greeted with great enthusiasm by the Football Association, but it might not have any impact on the chances of a long-awaited England triumph.

Sep 19, 2014

Soccer-Struggling England given perfect Euro 2020 incentive

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Wembley Stadium will host the climax of the 2020 European Championship but on current form England fans will not even get the chance to roar on their side on home turf.

UEFA’s decision to stage the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley was greeted with great enthusiasm by the Football Association, but it might not have any impact on the chances of a long-awaited England triumph.

Sep 19, 2014

Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – UEFA president Michel Platini’s vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London’s Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 and 12 other cities joining the party.

The new 90,000-seater Wembley, venue of the 2011 and 2013 Champions League finals, will stage both semi-finals and the final of the tournament dubbed a “Euro for Europe” – the first not to be held in one or two host countries.

Sep 19, 2014

London’s Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and the final of the Euro 2020 championship, UEFA announced on Friday.

The 90,000-seat stadium, which staged the Champions League finals in 2011 and 2013, beat off a rival bid from Munich for the final three matches of the tournament.