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May 9, 2015

Newcastle freefall continues despite draw with West Brom

LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United’s plunge down the Premier League table continued on Saturday even though they halted a run of eight defeats with a 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion.

They even slipped into the bottom three during the course of the afternoon when Victor Anichebe headed Albion into the lead, but ended the day a place and two points above the dreaded line thanks to Ayoze Perez’s equaliser.

May 9, 2015

Soccer-Newcastle freefall continues despite draw with West Brom

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – Newcastle United’s plunge down the Premier League table continued on Saturday even though they halted a run of eight defeats with a 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion.

They even slipped into the bottom three during the course of the afternoon when Victor Anichebe headed Albion into the lead, but ended the day a place and two points above the dreaded line thanks to Ayoze Perez’s equaliser.

May 9, 2015

Burnley win praise but not enough games to avoid drop

By Mike Collett

(Reuters) – Burnley won plenty of praise for the way they played, but not enough matches to stay in the Premier League and their relegation after one season in the top flight came as no real surprise on Saturday.

Even though they won 1-0 at Hull City for a first victory and a first goal in six matches since they beat outgoing champions Manchester City 1-0 on March 14, Burnley occupied one of the bottom four positions for the entire season.

May 9, 2015

Soccer-Burnley win praise but not enough games to avoid drop

May 9 (Reuters) – Burnley won plenty of praise for the way they played, but not enough matches to stay in the Premier League and their relegation after one season in the top flight came as no real surprise on Saturday.

Even though they won 1-0 at Hull City for a first victory and a first goal in six matches since they beat outgoing champions Manchester City 1-0 on March 14, Burnley occupied one of the bottom four positions for the entire season.

May 8, 2015

Jordan World Cup a significant milestone for women

AMMAN (Reuters) – Long constrained by cultural and religious conservatism, women’s football could make rapid advances in the Muslim world with the holding of the first female World Cup in the Middle East.

Such is the expectation of Samar Nassar, the inspirational chief organiser of the 16-nation Women’s Under-17 World Cup. Women from across the globe as well as in host country Jordan itself could win greater recognition and acceptance of a game proved to thrive in diverse cultures and even in adversity.

May 8, 2015

Soccer-Jordan World Cup a significant milestone for women

AMMAN, May 8 (Reuters) – Long constrained by cultural and religious conservatism, women’s soccer could make rapid advances in the Muslim world with the holding of the first female World Cup in the Middle East.

Such is the expectation of Samar Nassar, the inspirational chief organiser of the 16-nation Women’s Under-17 World Cup. Women from across the globe as well as in host country Jordan itself could win greater recognition and acceptance of a game proved to thrive in diverse cultures and even in adversity.

May 4, 2015

Prince Ali says one FIFA challenger could be best

DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) – Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein suggested on Monday that one candidate rather than three might have a better chance of beating FIFA president Sepp Blatter in this month’s elections but said he had no intention of withdrawing from the race.

Earlier media reports suggesting that was he was considering stepping aside were wide of the mark, the 39-year-old Jordanian royal told Reuters and other media in a face-to-face meeting later on Monday.

May 4, 2015

Soccer-Prince Ali says one FIFA challenger could be best

DEAD SEA, Jordan, May 4 (Reuters) – Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein suggested on Monday that one candidate rather than three might have a better chance of beating FIFA president Sepp Blatter in this month’s elections but said he had no intention of withdrawing from the race.

Earlier media reports suggesting that was he was considering stepping aside were wide of the mark, the 39-year-old Jordanian royal told Reuters and other media in a face-to-face meeting later on Monday.

May 4, 2015

Maradona says time has come for ‘anarchy’ at FIFA to end

DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) – Argentina’s World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona launched a blistering attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday saying that world soccer’s governing body had descended into anarchy with the 79-year-old Swiss in charge.

With the FIFA presidential election less than a month away, Maradona, one of the greatest players to ever grace the game and the inspiration behind Argentina’s 1986 World Cup victory, said the time was long overdue for Blatter to go.

May 4, 2015

Soccer-Maradona says time has come for ‘anarchy’ at FIFA to end

DEAD SEA, Jordan, May 4 (Reuters) – Argentina’s World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona launched a blistering attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday saying that world soccer’s governing body had descended into anarchy with the 79-year-old Swiss in charge.

With the FIFA presidential election less than a month away, Maradona, one of the greatest players to ever grace the game and the inspiration behind Argentina’s 1986 World Cup victory, said the time was long overdue for Blatter to go.