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Mar 19, 2015

Sport-Britain to soften Olympic medal-based funding policy

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Britain will continue to fund sports based largely on their Olympic prospects but will now also consider other factors such as participation levels, a report published on Thursday said.

The UK Sport report, produced after widespread consultation, revealed strong backing for the policy of focusing on potential medal success.

Mar 19, 2015

Pellegrini maintains he is under no threat despite defeat

LONDON (Reuters) – Manuel Pellegrini insists he feels no pressure to keep his job as Manchester City manager but that won’t stop speculation that his time in the job will end this season following their elimination from the Champions League on Wednesday.

City lost 1-0 at Barcelona who won their round of 16 tie 3-1 on aggregate to knock the Premier League champions out of the competition at the same stage for the second successive season.

Mar 19, 2015

Soccer-Pellegrini maintains he is under no threat despite defeat

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Manuel Pellegrini insists he feels no pressure to keep his job as Manchester City manager but that won’t stop speculation that his time in the job will end this season following their elimination from the Champions League on Wednesday.

City lost 1-0 at Barcelona who won their round of 16 tie 3-1 on aggregate to knock the Premier League champions out of the competition at the same stage for the second successive season.

Mar 19, 2015

Something has to give when Liverpool host United

LONDON (Reuters) – Something will have to give when in-form Liverpool and bitter rivals Manchester United clash in one of the Premier League’s showcase fixtures at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine and meet a United side who have won their last three league games and are undefeated in 17 of their last 19.

Mar 19, 2015

Soccer-Something has to give when Liverpool host United

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Something will have to give when in-form Liverpool and bitter rivals Manchester United clash in one of the Premier League’s showcase fixtures at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine and meet a United side who have won their last three league games and are undefeated in 17 of their last 19.

Mar 19, 2015

Soccer-Something has to give when Liverpool host United

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Something will have to give when in-form Liverpool and bitter rivals Manchester United clash in one of the Premier League’s showcase fixtures at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine and meet a United side who have won their last three league games and are undefeated in 17 of their last 19.

Mar 18, 2015

Arsenal out after failing to cope with pressure, says Nicholas

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal’s failure to assert themselves and win under pressure led to their exit from the Champions League at the first knockout stage for the fifth successive season.

The defensive frailties and overall poor showing in the home leg of their Round of 16 tie against AS Monaco, which they lost 3-1, proved too big a setback for the Gunners who played well and deserved the 2-0 win in the away fixture on Wednesday.

Mar 18, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal out after failing to cope with pressure, says Nicholas

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Arsenal’s failure to assert themselves and win under pressure led to their exit from the Champions League at the first knockout stage for the fifth successive season.

The defensive frailties and overall poor showing in the home leg of their Round of 16 tie against AS Monaco, which they lost 3-1, proved too big a setback for the Gunners who played well and deserved the 2-0 win in the away fixture on Wednesday.

Mar 17, 2015

FA concerned by rise in players intimidating officials

LONDON (Reuters) – There has been a “scary increase” in the number of times players have attempted to intimidate referees by swarming around them at key decisions this season, English FA chairman Greg Dyke said on Tuesday.

The FA has written to every club in the top five divisions to stop the kind of behaviour shown when nine Chelsea players swarmed around the referee to get Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off in a Champions League game last week.

Mar 17, 2015

Soccer-FA concerned by rise in players intimidating officials

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – There has been a “scary increase” in the number of times players have attempted to intimidate referees by swarming around them at key decisions this season, English FA chairman Greg Dyke said on Tuesday.

The FA has written to every club in the top five divisions to stop the kind of behaviour shown when nine Chelsea players swarmed around the referee to get Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off in a Champions League game last week.