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May 15, 2013

Britain’s head coach resigns after seven months

LONDON (Reuters) – Peter Eriksson has resigned as head coach of British Athletics after seven months in the job and will return to Canada for personal reasons, UK Athletics officials said on Wednesday.

Eriksson was appointed on a five-year deal in October to replace Dutchman Charles van Commenee but asked to be released from his contract in order to return to Canada to be with his family.

May 14, 2013

City owners blind to the lesson on their doorstep

LONDON (Reuters) – A week of worldwide acclaim for Alex Ferguson and his 26 years in charge of Manchester United patently failed to get the message through to Manchester City’s trigger-happy owners that stability is the key to sustained footballing success.

Instead, goaded by their rivals’ city-centre parade with the Premier League trophy two days after City were humbled by Wigan Athletic in a massive FA Cup final shock, they sacked manager Roberto Mancini, the man who a year ago to the day was being worshipped as the ‘City Messiah’.

May 13, 2013

Analysis: City owners blind to the lesson on their doorstep

LONDON (Reuters) – A week of worldwide acclaim for Alex Ferguson and his 26 years in charge of Manchester United patently failed to get the message through to Manchester City’s trigger-happy owners that stability is the key to sustained footballing success.

Instead, goaded by their rivals’ city-center parade with the Premier League trophy two days after City were humbled by Wigan Athletic in a massive FA Cup final shock, they sacked manager Roberto Mancini, the man who a year ago to the day was being worshipped as the ‘City Messiah’.

May 13, 2013

Soccer-City owners blind to the lesson on their doorstep

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – A week of worldwide acclaim for Alex Ferguson and his 26 years in charge of Manchester United patently failed to get the message through to Manchester City’s trigger-happy owners that stability is the key to sustained footballing success.

Instead, goaded by their rivals’ city-centre parade with the Premier League trophy two days after City were humbled by Wigan Athletic in a massive FA Cup final shock, they sacked manager Roberto Mancini, the man who a year ago to the day was being worshipped as the ‘City Messiah’.

May 13, 2013

Still more to come in Youngs brothers’ year to remember

LONDON (Reuters) – Tom Youngs and brother Ben are determined to end an already extraordinary 2012/3 campaign with more glory at their club Leicester and then by fighting their way into the British and Irish Lions’ test team against Australia.

Ben, the terrier scrumhalf, and elder brother Tom, a centre-turned hooker, are seeking to become the first brothers to play together in a Lions test since Gavin and Scott Hastings, also against the Wallabies, in 1989.

May 13, 2013

Rugby-Still more to come in Youngs brothers’ year to remember

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – Tom Youngs and brother Ben are determined to end an already extraordinary 2012/3 campaign with more glory at their club Leicester and then by fighting their way into the British and Irish Lions’ test team against Australia.

Ben, the terrier scrumhalf, and elder brother Tom, a centre-turned hooker, are seeking to become the first brothers to play together in a Lions test since Gavin and Scott Hastings, also against the Wallabies, in 1989.

May 13, 2013

Gatland confident of O’Driscoll recovery for Lions tour

LONDON (Reuters) – British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has had his first injury scare before his squad for Australia has even assembled but said he was confident former captain Brian O’Driscoll would recover quickly from a back spasm.

O’Driscoll left the field early in his Leinster team’s victory over Glasgow on Saturday and the 34-year-old centre was unable to travel to London for the squad’s first get-together in London on Monday.

May 13, 2013

Rugby-Gatland confident of O’Driscoll recovery for Lions tour

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has had his first injury scare before his squad for Australia has even assembled but said he was confident former captain Brian O’Driscoll would recover quickly from a back spasm.

O’Driscoll left the field early in his Leinster team’s victory over Glasgow on Saturday and the 34-year-old centre was unable to travel to London for the squad’s first get-together in London on Monday.

May 8, 2013

Rugby-Robshaw rested as England test new boys in Argentina

LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) – England captain Chris Robshaw and several other senior players have been rested while 11 uncapped players have been called up for the three-match tour to Argentina and Uruguay, coach Stuart Lancaster said on Wednesday.

Back rower Robshaw, unlucky not to make the British and Irish Lions squad for Australia, will instead get some rest, along with Toby Flood, Danny Care, Brad Barritt and Chris Ashton – assuming they do not get the call as Lions injury cover.

May 8, 2013

The rivalries that fuelled Ferguson’s desire

LONDON (Reuters) – Alex Ferguson has enjoyed some great rivalries in his more than 26 years as Manchester United manager and though he lost a few battles along the way, he invariably ended up winning the war.

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When Ferguson arrived at Old Trafford in 1986 he famously said he wanted to knock Liverpool “off their perch” as the dominant force in English football but it took a long time to achieve it.

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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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