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Jan 22, 2015

Saints and Palace meet head on in Cup clash of form sides

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Southampton’s speeding juggernaut is set for collision with a momentum-gathering Crystal Palace on Saturday, in an FA Cup fourth round clash that looks sure to produce fireworks.

The south coast Saints are in seemingly unstoppable form, having won three consecutive matches last week, including a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Jan 22, 2015

Soccer-Saints and Palace meet head on in Cup clash of form sides

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Southampton’s speeding juggernaut is set for collision with a momentum-gathering Crystal Palace on Saturday, in an FA Cup fourth round clash that looks sure to produce fireworks.

The south coast Saints are in seemingly unstoppable form, having won three consecutive matches last week, including a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Jan 16, 2015

Soccer-Saints on the road again as Forster travels home

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Southampton’s high-flying footballers will have travelled some 1,500 miles in a week by Sunday, but midfielder Steven Davis says he’d have it no other way, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.

The long trek to the north-east comes on the heels of a Premier League win up at Manchester United, and an FA Cup victory at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road.

Jan 12, 2015

Soccer-Smug Saints smile as United rue fortunes

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Seemingly, it was as much about a score settled as three points won.

Having been pick-pocketed at home by Manchester United just five weeks ago, Southampton repaid the favour with a Premier League stealth job at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Jan 9, 2015

Saint Ronald sweeps aside Barca talk

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on Friday poured cold water on growing speculation he could be lined up to replace Barcelona’s troubled coach Luis Enrique.

“If teams like Barcelona lose games there is always a lot of critics, rumours, speculations,” Koeman told reporters at Southampton’s Staplewood training centre.

Jan 9, 2015

Soccer-Saints eye Dutch livewire for Man Utd clash

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Southampton look set to unleash their new Dutch striker Eljero Elia on Manchester United on Sunday as they seek to capitalise on recent hot form.

The fourth-placed Saints drew a firm line under a slip which saw them lose four straight Premier League games in a fortnight, by taking 10 points from their last 12 — including a thumping 2-0 victory over Arsenal last time out.

Jan 9, 2015

Soccer-Saint Ronald sweeps aside Barca talk

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on Friday poured cold water on growing speculation he could be lined up to replace Barcelona’s troubled coach Luis Enrique.

“If teams like Barcelona lose games there is always a lot of critics, rumours, speculations,” Koeman told reporters at Southampton’s Staplewood training centre.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-Bach landslide as Games innovations ushered in

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Radical changes to how cities will bid to host Olympic Games, and rules allowing more sports to feature, were among 40 innovations ushered in on Monday as International Olympic Committee members took bold steps to revamp their movement.

On a day which will define the modern IOC for decades, sweeping alterations to the bidding process were unanimously approved, making it easier and cheaper for host city hopefuls.

Dec 8, 2014

Athletics in ‘difficult times’ says Coe

MONACO (Reuters) – Athletics is in “very, very difficult times” as it investigates allegations of widespread doping and cover ups in Russia, Sebastian Coe said on Monday.

“You have to say that the scope and scale of these allegations takes it beyond simply a competitor deciding to step beyond the moral boundary,” said Coe, who last week launched his campaign to become next president of the sport’s governing body the IAAF.

Dec 8, 2014

Doping-Athletics in “difficult times” says Coe

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Athletics is in “very, very difficult times” as it investigates allegations of widespread doping and cover ups in Russia, Sebastian Coe said on Monday.

“You have to say that the scope and scale of these allegations takes it beyond simply a competitor deciding to step beyond the moral boundary,” said Coe, who last week launched his campaign to become next president of the sport’s governing body the IAAF.

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