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Feb 25, 2014

Soccer-United’s dip in quality exposed by Olympiakos, says Keane

Feb 25 (Reuters) – Manchester United were exposed as mediocre on the European stage with manager David Moyes shocked at the evidence on display in a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Olympiakos Piraeus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The defeat in the first leg of their last 16, first leg tie had former United captain Roy Keane, now a television pundit, highlighting the quality of the Greek side and saying Moyes needed half a dozen top signings to rebuild his team.

Feb 22, 2014

England edge Ireland to join four-way tie on top

LONDON (Reuters) – A try by scrumhalf Danny Care spurred England to a 13-10 win over favourites Ireland after a nerve-jangling finish at Twickenham on Saturday to leave a four-way tie at the top of the Six Nations table.

Holders Wales, who beat France 27-6 on Friday, the French, England and Ireland all have four points after three matches.

Feb 22, 2014

Rugby-England edge Ireland to join four-way tie on top

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – A try by scrumhalf Danny Care spurred England to a nerve-jangling 13-10 victory over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday to create a four-way tie at the top of the Six Nations table.

Holders Wales, who beat France 27-6 on Friday, the French, England and Ireland all have four points after three matches.

Feb 5, 2014

Top players rely on Argentine league for World Cup

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – Boca Juniors duo Fernando Gago and Agustin Orion and Newell’s Old Boys’ Maxi Rodriguez and Ever Banega have more than the Argentine league title to play for in the Final championship that kicks off this weekend.

They all want to be part of Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella’s World Cup squad in Brazil, while River Plate’s Colombian striker Teo Gutierrez has also set his sights on the June tournament.

Feb 5, 2014

Soccer-Top players rely on Argentine league for World Cup

Feb 5 (Reuters) – Boca Juniors duo Fernando Gago and Agustin Orion and Newell’s Old Boys’ Maxi Rodriguez and Ever Banega have more than the Argentine league title to play for in the Final championship that kicks off this weekend.

They all want to be part of Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella’s World Cup squad in Brazil, while River Plate’s Colombian striker Teo Gutierrez has also set his sights on the June tournament.

Jan 24, 2014

Podolski double helps Arsenal rout Coventry in FA Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski scored twice in the opening half-hour as the Premier League leaders romped to a 4-0 win over third-tier Coventry City in their FA Cup fourth round tie at the Emirates on Friday.

Podolski’s goals were set up by fellow Germans Mezut Ozil and Per Mertesacker as the 10-times winners eased into the last 16 on a rainy night in north London.

Jan 24, 2014

Soccer-Podolski double helps Arsenal rout Coventry in FA Cup

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski scored twice in the opening half-hour as the Premier League leaders romped to a 4-0 win over third-tier Coventry City in their FA Cup fourth round tie at the Emirates on Friday.

Podolski’s goals were set up by fellow Germans Mezut Ozil and Per Mertesacker as the 10-times winners eased into the last 16 on a rainy night in north London.

Dec 24, 2013

Top Argentine teams face rest of season under new coaches

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Ricardo Gareca, the longest serving coach at one team in the Argentine top flight, has decided to leave Velez Sarsfield after winning four trophies during five years in charge.

Gareca, 55, told sporting manager Christian Bassedas, the former Velez, Newcastle United and Argentina midfielder, of his decision in a three-hour meeting late on Monday.

Dec 24, 2013

Soccer-Top Argentine teams face rest of season under new coaches

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Ricardo Gareca, the longest serving coach at one team in the Argentine top flight, has decided to leave Velez Sarsfield after winning four trophies during five years in charge.

Gareca, 55, told sporting manager Christian Bassedas, the former Velez, Newcastle United and Argentina midfielder, of his decision in a three-hour meeting late on Monday.

Dec 19, 2013

Rugby-Argentina to hold Super Rugby franchise talks next year

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Argentina hope to have a Super Rugby franchise from 2016 and will hold talks with senior officials early next year, the national union’s (UAR) communications manager Guillermo Quevedo said.

“There will be a meeting with the Sanzar (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia) nations in March,” Quevedo told Reuters at the launch of a new Pumas marketing drive at UAR headquarters.

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      "I returned to Buenos Aires in 2009 after 20 years in London, Paris and Rome as a sports desker and correspondent to look after the international sports file in Latin America. Soccer is the biggest story with the region holding the next World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and there are also good Argentine rugby and tennis stories."
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