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Jan 1, 2015

Defence remains a hindrance to Manchester United progress

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he has been overwhelmed by the support he has received from fans even after defeats but, if he does not act to strengthen his defence, he might soon find their patience running out.

After a dire opening to the season, Van Gaal has steadied the ship and Thursday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Stoke City made it 10 games in a row without defeat.

Jan 1, 2015

Defence remains a hindrance to Man Utd progress

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he has been overwhelmed by the support he has received from fans even after defeats but, if he does not act to strengthen his defence, he might soon find their patience running out.

After a dire opening to the season, Van Gaal has steadied the ship and Thursday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Stoke City made it 10 games in a row without defeat.

Jan 1, 2015

Soccer-Defence remains a hindrance to Man Utd progress

LONDON, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he has been overwhelmed by the support he has received from fans even after defeats but, if he does not act to strengthen his defence, he might soon find their patience running out.

After a dire opening to the season, Van Gaal has steadied the ship and Thursday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Stoke City made it 10 games in a row without defeat.

Jan 1, 2015

Manchester United scrape fortunate 1-1 draw at Stoke

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United’s hopes of launching a New Year title challenge suffered a setback at the first opportunity on Thursday when they could only draw 1-1 at mid-table Stoke City in an all-action Premier League clash.

The result stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games but three of the last four have been draws and their already slim-looking hopes of catching the top two receded further after a match where they were somewhat lucky to escape with a point.

Jan 1, 2015

Man Utd scrape fortunate 1-1 draw at Stoke

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United’s hopes of launching a New Year title challenge suffered a setback at the first opportunity on Thursday when they could only draw 1-1 at mid-table Stoke City in an all-action Premier League clash.

The result stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games but three of the last four have been draws and their already slim-looking hopes of catching the top two receded further after a match where they were somewhat lucky to escape with a point.

Jan 1, 2015

Soccer-Man Utd scrape fortunate 1-1 draw at Stoke

LONDON, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s hopes of launching a New Year title challenge suffered a setback at the first opportunity on Thursday when they could only draw 1-1 at mid-table Stoke City in an all-action Premier League clash.

The result stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games but three of the last four have been draws and their already slim-looking hopes of catching the top two receded further after a match where they were somewhat lucky to escape with a point.

Dec 29, 2014

Sport-McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency’s sports journalists from around the world.

Soccer World Cup winners Germany were voted team of the year, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone coach of the year, the comeback of the year went to short track skater Victor Ahn and Kei Nishikori took the breakthrough award.

Dec 18, 2014

McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

LONDON (Reuters) – Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency’s sports journalists from around the world.

Soccer World Cup winners Germany were voted team of the year, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone coach of the year, the comeback of the year went to speed skater Victor Ahn and Kei Nishikori took the breakthrough award.

Dec 18, 2014

Sport-McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency’s sports journalists from around the world.

Soccer World Cup winners Germany were voted team of the year, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone coach of the year, the comeback of the year went to speed skater Victor Ahn and Kei Nishikori took the breakthrough award.

Dec 9, 2014

IAAF responds to latest doping claims

LONDON (Reuters) – The world governing body of athletics has issued another lengthy statement in response to more claims of widespread doping and cover-ups, saying the latest allegations have been passed to its ethics committee for investigation.

German broadcaster ARD, which has already made claims of systematic doping in Russia, broadcast another program on Monday including allegations that positive tests and blood-level anomalies from athletes across several nations were covered up or not investigated.

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      "I'm the head of UK sports reporting, based in London. I've been on the Reuters sports desk since 1997 and cover mainly football, rugby, athletics, golf, cycling and cricket."
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