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Feb 3, 2015

Soccer -English clubs hit spending record despite sluggish January sales

LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – England’s Premier League clubs spent a record 950 million pounds ($1.43 billion) on the August and January transfers this season even though spending in the winter window matched last year’s figure of 130 million, according to accountancy firm Deloitte.

Despite clubs’ “relative restraint” in January, the total spending in 2014-15 surpassed the 2013-14 record of 760 million pounds, Deloitte said.

Feb 2, 2015

Soccer-FIFA open disciplinary case against West Ham and Sakho

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against West Ham United and their Senegal striker Diafra Sakho after he did not go to the African Nations Cup claiming a back injury but played in the FA Cup at Bristol City.

A FIFA statement issued on Monday read: “Disciplinary proceedings were initiated against the player Diafra Sakho and the club West Ham United for a potential violation of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.”

Feb 1, 2015

Chelsea stay five clear after 1-1 draw with Man City

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea and Manchester City drew 1-1 in their top-of-the-table Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, leaving Jose Mourinho’s team five points clear of City but with the champions still believing they can retain their title.

Chelsea’s run of 10 straight home league wins came to an end when David Silva cancelled out Loic Remy’s opener just before half-time. There were no further goals, and very few on-target attempts in the second half which City edged in terms of possession.

Jan 31, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea stay five clear after 1-1 draw with Man City

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Chelsea and Manchester City drew 1-1 in their top-of-the-table Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, leaving Jose Mourinho’s team five points clear of City but with the champions still believing they can retain their title.

Chelsea’s run of 10 straight home league wins came to an end when David Silva cancelled out Loic Remy’s opener just before half-time. There were no further goals, and very few on-target attempts in the second half which City edged in terms of possession.

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.