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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.

Nov 1, 2014

Tennis-Teenager Coric is a man on a mission

LONDON, Nov 1 (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.

Oct 27, 2014

The real Marouane Fellaini is finally standing up

LONDON (Reuters) – Written off last season as a sub-standard misfit with a comical haircut, there are signs that Marouane Fellaini is finally beginning to feel comfortable in a red Manchester United shirt.

The Belgian powerhouse, signed at the start of the ill-fated David Moyes era for 27.5 million pounds, was a convenient scapegoat last season as United endured their worst season in the Premier League, finishing a distant seventh.