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Aug 5, 2015

Coe says IAAF angry and betrayed over doping claims in athletics

LONDON (Reuters) – Sebastian Coe, the former Olympic champion in the running to become the next president of the world governing body of athletics, said the sport felt angry and betrayed over accusations it failed to investigate hundreds of “suspicious” drug test results.

A day after the IAAF hit back at last weekend’s allegations by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper and Germany’s ARD/WDR broadcaster, Coe made an impassioned defence of track and field, telling the BBC the claims were “a declaration of war” on the sport.

Aug 5, 2015

Coe says IAAF angry and betrayed over doping claims

LONDON (Reuters) – Sebastian Coe, the former Olympic champion in the running to become the next president of the world governing body of athletics, said the sport felt angry and betrayed over accusations it failed to investigate hundreds of “suspicious” drug test results.

A day after the IAAF hit back at last weekend’s allegations by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper and Germany’s ARD/WDR broadcaster, Coe made an impassioned defense of track and field, telling the BBC the claims were “a declaration of war” on the sport.

Aug 5, 2015

Athletics-Coe says IAAF angry and betrayed over doping claims

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Sebastian Coe, the former Olympic champion in the running to become the next president of the world governing body of athletics, said the sport felt angry and betrayed over accusations it failed to investigate hundreds of “suspicious” drug test results.

A day after the IAAF hit back at last weekend’s allegations by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper and Germany’s ARD/WDR broadcaster, Coe made an impassioned defence of track and field, telling the BBC the claims were “a declaration of war” on the sport.

Aug 4, 2015

Van Gaal faces many questions as season looms

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United’s fourth place in last season’s Premier League was regarded as a qualified success but more importantly the launch pad to return the club to former glory.

A few weeks later, however, with uncertainty over the future of goalkeeper David de Gea, Angel di Maria’s expected sale to Paris St Germain rumbling on and worries about virtually every area of the pitch, United’s legions of fans still need convincing that things are moving in the right direction.

Aug 4, 2015

Soccer-Van Gaal faces many questions as season looms

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s fourth place in last season’s Premier League was regarded as a qualified success but more importantly the launch pad to return the club to former glory.

A few weeks later, however, with uncertainty over the future of goalkeeper David de Gea, Angel di Maria’s expected sale to Paris St Germain rumbling on and worries about virtually every area of the pitch, United’s legions of fans still need convincing that things are moving in the right direction.

Aug 4, 2015

Soccer-Van Gaal faces many questions as season looms

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s fourth place in last season’s Premier League was regarded as a qualified success but more importantly the launch pad to return the club to former glory.

A few weeks later, however, with uncertainty over the future of goalkeeper David de Gea, Angel di Maria’s expected sale to Paris St Germain rumbling on and worries about virtually every area of the pitch, United’s legions of fans still need convincing that things are moving in the right direction.

Aug 1, 2015

Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Wenger

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho has played down the significance of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal in the Community Shield showpiece at Wembley but a chance to strike an early blow against old adversary Arsene Wenger will prove irresistible.

The traditional curtain-raiser for the new English season sees Mourinho’s Premier League champions take on FA Cup winners Arsenal and it should offer plenty of clues as to what awaits both clubs over the next nine months.

Aug 1, 2015

Falcao can play as dual striker, says Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Colombian Radamel Falcao offering more options for the coming season after joining on loan from Monaco.

Falcao struggled to impress during a similar spell at Manchester United last season, but Mourinho has great faith in a player who will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea.

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Falcao can play as dual striker, says Mourinho

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Colombian Radamel Falcao offering more options for the coming season after joining on loan from Monaco.

Falcao struggled to impress during a similar spell at Manchester United last season, but Mourinho has great faith in a player who will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea.

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Wenger

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho has played down the significance of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal in the Community Shield showpiece at Wembley but a chance to strike an early blow against old adversary Arsene Wenger will prove irresistible.

The traditional curtain-raiser for the new English season sees Mourinho’s Premier League champions take on FA Cup winners Arsenal and it should offer plenty of clues as to what awaits both clubs over the next nine months.