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Sep 25, 2014

Soccer-Buoyant West Ham seek to extend Man United gloom

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – In-form West Ham United are just about the last team Manchester United would want to face on Saturday as Louis van Gaal’s side seek an immediate response to their Premier League collapse at Leicester City.

West Ham, who have lost on their last six league visits to Old Trafford, thumped Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday the day before United twice lost two-goal leads and slumped to a 5-3 defeat at Leicester which left them 12th with one win from five matches.

Sep 24, 2014

Investigator Garcia calls for FIFA to make report public

LONDON (Reuters) – Michael Garcia, the chairman of the inquiry into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, called on soccer’s world governing body FIFA on Wednesday to make his report public.

In a statement, issued by his office in Chicago, Garcia, who submitted his 350-page report to German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert earlier this month, said FIFA should reconsider its position to keep it private.

Sep 24, 2014

Soccer-Investigator Garcia calls for FIFA to make report public

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Michael Garcia, the chairman of the inquiry into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, called on soccer’s world governing body FIFA on Wednesday to make his report public.

In a statement, issued by his office in Chicago, Garcia, who submitted his 350-page report to German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert earlier this month, said FIFA should reconsider its position to keep it private.

Sep 23, 2014

West Ham have potential to be a top six side – Carroll

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United can push on from their excellent start to the Premier League season and contend for a top six place, club record signing Andy Carroll said.

The burly frontman is recovering from a freak ankle injury he suffered in pre-season training in New Zealand but believes he can win his place back in the team that are eighth in the table after five games.

Sep 23, 2014

Soccer-West Ham have potential to be a top six side – Carroll

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – West Ham United can push on from their excellent start to the Premier League season and contend for a top six place, club record signing Andy Carroll said.

The burly frontman is recovering from a freak ankle injury he suffered in pre-season training in New Zealand but believes he can win his place back in the team that are eighth in the table after five games.

Sep 23, 2014

West Ham close the door on any Tottenham move to share ground

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United have slammed the door on any notion that Tottenham Hotspur could share the Olympic Stadium when the Hammers move there in 2016 and Spurs are likely to be homeless due to the redevelopment of their ground.

She did not directly name Spurs – who had wanted to move to the stadium themselves – but West Ham’s vice-chairman Karren Brady left no-one in any doubt who she was referring to at a media conference on Tuesday to announce West Ham’s new hospitality facilities when the club move from the 110-year-old Boleyn Ground in two years’ time.

Sep 23, 2014

Soccer-West Ham close the door on any Tottenham move to share ground

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – West Ham United have slammed the door on any notion that Tottenham Hotspur could share the Olympic Stadium when the Hammers move there in 2016 and Spurs are likely to be homeless due to the redevelopment of their ground.

She did not directly name Spurs — who had wanted to move to the stadium themselves — but West Ham’s vice-chairman Karren Brady left no-one in any doubt who she was referring to at a media conference on Tuesday to announce West Ham’s new hospitality facilities when the club move from the 110-year-old Boleyn Ground in two years’ time.

Sep 23, 2014

United need massive investment on new players, says Neville

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville.

United’s defenders have been savaged in the media after squandering a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 at Leicester City on Sunday but Neville, who won six Premier League titles with United, said he was not surprised at what happened.

Sep 23, 2014

Soccer-United need massive investment on new players, says Neville

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville.

United’s defenders have been savaged in the media after squandering a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 at Leicester City on Sunday but Neville, who won six Premier League titles with United, said he was not surprised at what happened.

Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Pochettino sees Spurs’ old failings wreck bright start

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – It was not supposed to be like this for Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager Mauricio Pochettino who struggled to conceal his anger after Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

A month ago, after opening Premier League wins against West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers, Spurs were sitting top of the table.