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Nov 6, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool target Chelsea after midweek tinkering

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – All eyes will be on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’s team selection when they attempt to end leaders Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Saturday.

Rodgers appeared content to sacrifice Tuesday’s Champions League clash at Real Madrid, leaving the likes of Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard on the bench as his side lost 1-0.

Nov 5, 2014

QPR’s Ferdinand should have known better, says FA

LONDON (Reuters) – The FA has justified the three-match ban handed out to Queens Park Rangers’ former England defender Rio Ferdinand over comments he made on Twitter, saying in a statement on Wednesday that he was a role model.

Ferdinand, 35, took to the social media network last week to describe the ban as “ludicrous”.

Nov 5, 2014

Soccer-QPR’s Ferdinand should have known better, says FA

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The FA has justified the three-match ban handed out to Queens Park Rangers’ former England defender Rio Ferdinand over comments he made on Twitter, saying in a statement on Wednesday that he was a role model.

Ferdinand, 35, took to the social media network last week to describe the ban as “ludicrous”.

Nov 5, 2014

Anderlecht stage thrilling escape act at Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) – A remarkable late collapse scuppered Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying early for the Champions League last 16 as Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 90th-minute goal earned Anderlecht a deserved 3-3 draw in Group D on Tuesday.

A win would have ensured a place in the knockout rounds for the 15th season in succession and Arsenal appeared home and dry with fine goals by Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain building on Mikel Arteta’s 25th-minute penalty.

Nov 4, 2014

Wenger slams Arsenal’s defending after capitulation

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger slammed his side’s defending after watching Anderlecht claw their way back from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw in Champions League Group D on Tuesday.

The hosts were 3-0 ahead inside the hour and apparently cruising into the last 16 of the competition for a 15th successive season under the Frenchman when the wheels came off in spectacular fashion at The Emirates.

Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-Wenger slams Arsenal’s defending after capitulation

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger slammed his side’s defending after watching Anderlecht claw their way back from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw in Champions League Group D on Tuesday.

The hosts were 3-0 ahead inside the hour and apparently cruising into the last 16 of the competition for a 15th successive season under the Frenchman when the wheels came off in spectacular fashion at The Emirates.

Nov 4, 2014

Arsenal buckle under late Anderlecht onslaught

LONDON (Reuters) – Anderlecht produced a stunning fightback on Tuesday to prevent Arsenal securing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, drawing 3-3 after trailing 3-0 in the 58th minute.

Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic’s last-minute header earned the Belgians a point in a thrilling Group D clash that kept alive their slender hopes of qualifying for the knockout round.

Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-Arsenal buckle under late Anderlecht onslaught

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Anderlecht produced a stunning fightback on Tuesday to prevent Arsenal securing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, drawing 3-3 after trailing 3-0 in the 58th minute.

Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic’s last-minute header earned the Belgians a point in a thrilling Group D clash that kept alive their slender hopes of qualifying for the knockout round.

Nov 1, 2014

Teenager Coric is a man on a mission

LONDON (Reuters) – Borna Coric’s profile page on his Facebook account reads simply, “Croatian tennis player on a mission to the top!”.

It is a lofty claim but the 17-year-old from Zagreb has already taken giant strides this year, collecting some notable scalps to crack the world’s top 100 — the youngest player to do so since Rafa Nadal burst through in 2003.

Nov 1, 2014

Interview: Teenager Coric is a man on a mission

LONDON (Reuters) – Borna Coric’s profile page on his Facebook account reads simply, “Croatian tennis player on a mission to the top!”.

It is a lofty claim but the 17-year-old from Zagreb has already taken giant strides this year, collecting some notable scalps to crack the world’s top 100 — the youngest player to do so since Rafa Nadal burst through in 2003.