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Jan 31, 2015

France keeper Lloris tips Kane to play for England

LONDON (Reuters) – Players past and present urged England manager Roy Hodgson to call up Harry Kane for his next squad after the striker took his season’s tally to 20 goals with the double for Tottenham Hotspur which sank West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The powerfully-built 21-year-old product of the Spurs academy struck after 15 minutes and again with a 64th minute penalty as Spurs won 3-0 at The Hawthorns to climb to fifth in the Premier League table.

Jan 31, 2015

Soccer-France keeper Lloris tips Kane to play for England

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Players past and present urged England manager Roy Hodgson to call up Harry Kane for his next squad after the striker took his season’s tally to 20 goals with the double for Tottenham Hotspur which sank West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The powerfully-built 21-year-old product of the Spurs academy struck after 15 minutes and again with a 64th minute penalty as Spurs won 3-0 at The Hawthorns to climb to fifth in the Premier League table.

Jan 31, 2015

Sturridge scores on comeback as Liverpool beat West Ham

LONDON (Reuters) – England striker Daniel Sturridge celebrated his return after a five-month injury layoff when he came off the bench to score as Liverpool beat West Ham United 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Sturridge, who last played on Aug.31, came on in the 68th minute and found the net 12 minutes later to seal the points for Liverpool who climbed above West Ham into seventh spot in the table.

Jan 31, 2015

Soccer–Sturridge scores on comeback as Liverpool beat West Ham

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – England striker Daniel Sturridge celebrated his return after a five-month injury layoff when he came off the bench to score as Liverpool beat West Ham United 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Sturridge, who last played on Aug.31, came on in the 68th minute and found the net 12 minutes later to seal the points for Liverpool who climbed above West Ham into seventh spot in the table.

Jan 29, 2015

Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheffield Wednesday, one of England’s oldest clubs who last played in the Premier League 15 years ago, have been taken over by a Thai consortium who are the world’s largest producers of tuna products.

Businessman Dejphon Chansiri, whose family owns Thai Union Frozen Group, has acquired a 100 percent stake in the Championship (second tier) club.

Jan 29, 2015

Soccer-Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Sheffield Wednesday, one of England’s oldest clubs who last played in the Premier League 15 years ago, have been taken over by a Thai consortium who are the world’s largest producers of tuna products.

Businessman Dejphon Chansiri, whose family owns Thai Union Frozen Group, has acquired a 100 percent stake in the Championship (second tier) club.

Jan 29, 2015

Soccer-Unique Old Firm derby as Rangers meet Celtic for 400th time

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Celtic and Rangers have played each other 399 times in competitive matches but their 400th Old Firm duel in the Scottish League Cup semi-final on Sunday will have a special place in their shared history no matter the outcome.

For the first time since they first met in 1890, the two clubs, who have won 99 Scottish titles between them, are not meeting as equals separated by a few points in the same division.

Jan 29, 2015

Pochettino faces Spurs keeper dilemma before League Cup final

LONDON (Reuters) – Manager Mauricio Pochettino faces a tough decision if goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are both fit to play for Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on March 1.

He must decide whether to keep faith with number two Vorm, who has played every minute of the campaign, or give a Wembley spot to Lloris, one of the best keepers in the world and his regular first choice.

Jan 29, 2015

Soccer-Pochettino faces Spurs keeper dilemma before League Cup final

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Manager Mauricio Pochettino faces a tough decision if goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are both fit to play for Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on March 1.

He must decide whether to keep faith with number two Vorm, who has played every minute of the campaign, or give a Wembley spot to Lloris, one of the best keepers in the world and his regular first choice.

Jan 28, 2015

Blatter faces serious challenge at last

LONDON (Reuters) – If anyone had doubts that football believes the time is right for change at FIFA, the roll call of people ready to unseat incumbent president Sepp Blatter should dispel them.

With the deadline to submit candidatures for the FIFA presidential election closing at 2300 GMT on Thursday, four men are optimistic of getting their names on the ballot paper for the vote in Zurich on May 29.