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Jan 10, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea pull clear as Man City held by Everton

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Chelsea beat Newcastle United 2-0 for a 10th successive Premier League home win at their Stamford Bridge stronghold on Saturday to reassert themselves as Premier League leaders while champions Manchester City drew at Everton.

Jose Mourinho’s team had relinquished control in the title race in recent weeks with City roaring back to close an eight point deficit and draw level but goals from Oscar and Diego Costa edged them two points clear.

Jan 8, 2015

New Palace boss Pardew defends his record at Newcastle

LONDON (Reuters) – Alan Pardew has defended his record at Newcastle United saying the north east club “pulled above its weight” during his four, often turbulent, years in charge.

Pardew was named as manager of his former playing club Crystal Palace on Saturday after Palace met the terms of a release clause in his Newcastle contract.

Jan 8, 2015

Soccer-New Palace boss Pardew defends his record at Newcastle

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Alan Pardew has defended his record at Newcastle United saying the north east club “pulled above its weight” during his four, often turbulent, years in charge.

Pardew was named as manager of his former playing club Crystal Palace on Saturday after Palace met the terms of a release clause in his Newcastle contract.

Jan 8, 2015

Chelsea seek to regain momentum as Man City surge

LONDON (Reuters) – Stuttering Chelsea retained their Premier League lead by virtue of the alphabet heading into the new year but will need a quick riposte at home to Newcastle United on Saturday to hold Manchester City at bay.

Jose Mourinho’s side gleaned a mere four points from nine during a frenzy of holiday fixtures and a humbling 5-3 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 1 meant champions City restored parity at the top having at one stage trailed by eight points.

Jan 8, 2015

Chelsea seek to regain momentum as Manchester City surge

LONDON (Reuters) – Stuttering Chelsea retained their Premier League lead by virtue of the alphabet heading into the new year but will need a quick riposte at home to Newcastle United on Saturday to hold Manchester City at bay.

Jose Mourinho’s side gleaned a mere four points from nine during a frenzy of holiday fixtures and a humbling 5-3 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 1 meant champions City restored parity at the top having at one stage trailed by eight points.

Jan 8, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea seek to regain momentum as Man City surge

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Stuttering Chelsea retained their Premier League lead by virtue of the alphabet heading into the new year but will need a quick riposte at home to Newcastle United on Saturday to hold Manchester City at bay.

Jose Mourinho’s side gleaned a mere four points from nine during a frenzy of holiday fixtures and a humbling 5-3 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 1 meant champions City restored parity at the top having at one stage trailed by eight points.

Dec 30, 2014

Tennis-Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

LONDON, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

For the first time since 1998 the eight grand slam singles trophies on offer were lifted by eight players.

Dec 29, 2014

Tennis-Warrior spirit helps Nishikori put puzzle together

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

It was there that the young kohai (Japanese for protege) humbled the master, in this case Novak Djokovic.

Dec 26, 2014

Arsenal forced to sweat after late Olivier twist

LONDON (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud’s rush of blood almost ruined Arsene Wenger’s Christmas on Friday as the France forward’s red card left Arsenal sweating towards the end of their 2-1 defeat of Queens Park Rangers.

Giroud lost his cool and appeared to thrust his head into QPR defender Nedum Onuoha’s forehead in the 53rd minute when Arsenal were leading 1-0 thanks to Alexis Sanchez’s first-half goal.

Dec 26, 2014

Soccer-Arsenal forced to sweat after late Olivier twist

LONDON, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud’s rush of blood almost ruined Arsene Wenger’s Christmas on Friday as the France forward’s red card left Arsenal sweating towards the end of their 2-1 defeat of Queens Park Rangers.

Giroud lost his cool and appeared to thrust his head into QPR defender Nedum Onuoha’s forehead in the 53rd minute when Arsenal were leading 1-0 thanks to Alexis Sanchez’s first-half goal.