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Nov 8, 2013

Soccer-Saints hailed, with promise of more to come for England

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino on Friday heralded his trio of England call-ups, and predicted there would be more to come from the club rapidly making a name for itself as an incubator for future stars.

The club which nurtured the world’s most expensive player Gareth Bale, plus England striker Theo Walcott, on Thursday had Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana called up to Roy Hodgson’s squad for matches against Chile and Germany.

Sep 28, 2013

Southampton fourth after strikers end barren runs

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – A palpable wave of relief pulsed through St Mary’s on Saturday after Southampton beat a gritty Crystal Palace side 2-0 and the home team’s two talismanic strikers ended barren spells in front of goal.

Record signing Dani Osvaldo scored his first for the south coast club when he sent a left-foot shot beyond keeper Julian Speroni in the 47th minute.

Sep 28, 2013

Soccer-Southampton fourth after strikers end barren runs

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept 28 (Reuters) – A palpable wave of relief pulsed through St Mary’s on Saturday after Southampton beat a gritty Crystal Palace side 2-0 and the home team’s two talismanic strikers ended barren spells in front of goal.

Record signing Dani Osvaldo scored his first for the south coast club when he sent a left-foot shot beyond keeper Julian Speroni in the 47th minute.

Sep 10, 2013

Qatar right venue for 2022 World Cup insists Blatter

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter rejected on Tuesday media reports claiming he thought it may have been a mistake to choose Qatar as hosts for the 2022 World Cup.

“No, it was not a mistake because by the rotation it was time to go to the Arabic world,” Blatter told Reuters on the sidelines of an International Olympic Committee meeting in the Argentina capital.

Sep 10, 2013

Soccer-Qatar right venue for 2022 World Cup insists Blatter

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 10 (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter rejected on Tuesday media reports claiming he thought it may have been a mistake to choose Qatar as hosts for the 2022 World Cup.

“No, it was not a mistake because by the rotation it was time to go to the Arabic world,” Blatter told Reuters on the sidelines of an International Olympic Committee meeting in the Argentina capital.

Sep 9, 2013

Thomas Bach calm as IOC presidential vote looms

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – In the dwindling hours before a vote to decide who lands the most powerful job in world sport, the man heavily tipped to become the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee, Germany’s Thomas Bach, exudes an easy confidence.

Having served the retiring Jacques Rogge for 10 years as a vice-president, the former fencer believes he has the experience, the connections and the know-how to lead the band of some 100 custodians of the Olympic Games.

Sep 9, 2013

Bach calm as presidential vote looms

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – In the dwindling hours before a vote to decide who lands the most powerful job in world sport, the man heavily tipped to become the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee, Germany’s Thomas Bach, exudes an easy confidence.

Having served the retiring Jacques Rogge for 10 years as a vice-president, the former fencer believes he has the experience, the connections and the know-how to lead the band of some 100 custodians of the Olympic Games.

Sep 9, 2013

Olympics-Bach calm as presidential vote looms

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 9 (Reuters) – In the dwindling hours before a vote to decide who lands the most powerful job in world sport, the man heavily tipped to become the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee, Germany’s Thomas Bach, exudes an easy confidence.

Having served the retiring Jacques Rogge for 10 years as a vice-president, the former fencer believes he has the experience, the connections and the know-how to lead the band of some 100 custodians of the Olympic Games.

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyo 2020 an endorsement of Asian dynamism

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The decision to award Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games was a triumph of business sense as much as common sense, and a unequivocal endorsement of Asia’s dynamic economies and its place in the future of the sporting world.

The custodians of the world’s greatest multi-sports extravaganza could have selected a well-prepared Madrid option, or go to Istanbul which had pitched itself as a new region for the Games, and a vehicle for fostering peace in the Middle East.

Sep 8, 2013

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 an endorsement of Asian dynamism

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The decision to award Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games was a triumph of business sense as much as common sense, and a unequivocal endorsement of Asia’s dynamic economies and its place in the future of the sporting world.

The custodians of the world’s greatest multi-sports extravaganza could have selected a well-prepared Madrid option, or go to Istanbul which had pitched itself as a new region for the Games, and a vehicle for fostering peace in the Middle East.

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