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Mar 11, 2015

Soccer-Race for the promised land enters key stage

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – Should modest Bournemouth win this year’s English Championship they will receive 50,000 pounds ($75,100) in prize money — just about enough to pay a Premier League player for a week.

By way of comparison Cardiff City received a 1.2 million pounds reward for finishing bottom of the top flight last year, plus the 55 million they banked from TV payments and the 60 million they will get in parachute payments over four years.

Mar 5, 2015

Arsenal in familiar territory, leading the chasing bunch

LONDON (Reuters) – With 10 games of the Premier League season remaining Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory.

On the down side they are too far back for a serious title push and are facing a European exit at the hands of AS Monaco.

Mar 5, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal in familiar territory, leading the chasing bunch

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – With 10 games of the Premier League season remaining Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory.

On the down side they are too far back for a serious title push and are facing a European exit at the hands of AS Monaco.

Mar 4, 2015

Chelsea get back to bread and butter at West Ham

LONDON (Reuters) – After a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard’s header sealing a 1-0 victory at cross-town rivals West Ham United on Wednesday.

Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a hangover from their League Cup final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but Jose Mourinho’s side are made of sterner stuff.

Mar 4, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea get back to bread and butter at West Ham

LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – After a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard’s header sealing a 1-0 victory at cross-town rivals West Ham United on Wednesday.

Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a hangover from their League Cup final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but Jose Mourinho’s side are made of sterner stuff.

Mar 4, 2015

Chelsea clear West Ham hurdle to stay five points clear

LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea chalked up another three points with a 1-0 victory at West Ham United on Wednesday to protect their five-point lead over champions Manchester City.

City, who laboured to a 2-0 win over bottom club Leicester City, might have hoped Chelsea would suffer a hangover from their League Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur but Chelsea are made of sterner stuff and Eden Hazard’s header decided matters at Upton Park.

Mar 4, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea clear West Ham hurdle to stay five points clear

LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea chalked up another three points with a 1-0 victory at West Ham United on Wednesday to protect their five-point lead over champions Manchester City.

City, who laboured to a 2-0 win over bottom club Leicester City, might have hoped Chelsea would suffer a hangover from their League Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur but Chelsea are made of sterner stuff and Eden Hazard’s header decided matters at Upton Park.

Mar 3, 2015

Wenger banking on Arsenal consistency in top-four fight

LONDON (Reuters) – Their hopes in this season’s competition are hanging by a thread but when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League Arsenal have no peers in English football.

Arsenal’s consistency towards the end of the Premier League season has become as predictable as the spring-time daffodils.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Wenger banking on Arsenal consistency in top-four fight

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Their hopes in this season’s competition are hanging by a thread but when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League Arsenal have no peers in English football.

Arsenal’s consistency towards the end of the Premier League season has become as predictable as the spring-time daffodils.

Mar 3, 2015

English FA wants British team at Rio Olympics

LONDON (Reuters) – A combined British football team could take part in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the English Football Association signalled its intent to enter the qualification process.

At London 2012 Britain fielded a unified football team managed by the FA, after a 52-year absence, although at the time it was seen as a one-off move to mark the home Games.