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Sep 19, 2014

Soccer-London’s Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020

LONDON, Sept 19 (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.

Sep 12, 2014

American investment firm says considering Tottenham bid

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises said on Friday it was considering making a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

The London club, currently trying to finance a 400 million pounds ($649.76 million) new stadium project, denied on Thursday that owner Joe Lewis was seeking to sell.

Sep 12, 2014

Soccer-American investment firm says considering Tottenham bid

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – U.S. private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises said on Friday it was considering making a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

The London club, currently trying to finance a 400 million pounds ($649.76 million) new stadium project, denied on Thursday that owner Joe Lewis was seeking to sell.

Sep 12, 2014

Pistorius has not damaged Paralympic movement, says IPC

LONDON (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’s conviction for culpable homicide after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will not harm the profile of the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday.

Double amputee Pistorius, an icon for the Paralympic movement and instrumental in its rise in popularity, was convicted on Friday after a lengthy trial that has gripped his native South Africa and the world.

Sep 12, 2014

Returning Ferdinand surprised by Manchester United’s slow start

LONDON (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.

Sep 12, 2014

Returning Ferdinand surprised by United’s slow start

LONDON (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.

Sep 12, 2014

Soccer-Returning Ferdinand surprised by United’s slow start

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.

Sep 9, 2014

All hands on deck as Ainslie prepares Cup challenge

LONDON (Reuters) – Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time but he said he might not necessarily helm Britain’s America’s Cup challenge in 2017, despite being the team boss.

Ainslie, who won medals at five consecutive Olympics and gold in the last four, is busy with the colossal task of putting together a British boat capable of beating Team Oracle, the American outfit he masterminded to one of the greatest sporting comebacks in San Francisco last year.

Sep 9, 2014

Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Imagine the scenario?

A less informed holder of an expensive U.S. Open men’s singles final ticket walks into Louis Armstrong Arena, settles down into a court-side seat and then rubs his eyes in disbelief, checking the smallprint on his stub.

“Where’s Djokovic? Federer? Thought he’d be here. How about that Scottish dude…Murray. Nadal??? What the heck?!!!”

Sep 9, 2014

Tennis-Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on

Sept 9 (Reuters) – Imagine the scenario?

A less informed holder of an expensive U.S. Open men’s singles final ticket walks into Louis Armstrong Arena, settles down into a court-side seat and then rubs his eyes in disbelief, checking the smallprint on his stub.

“Where’s Djokovic? Federer? Thought he’d be here. How about that Scottish dude…Murray. Nadal??? What the heck?!!!”