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Mar 3, 2014

Poyet is a consensus boss – Sunderland No 2 Taricco

LONDON (Reuters) – Gustavo Poyet has plotted a Sunderland revival by opting for a consensus rather than a dictatorial approach to management, according to his number two Mauricio Taricco.

The north-east club looked down and out when the former Uruguay midfielder replaced controversial Italian Paolo Di Canio in October, with the team seemingly stranded at the foot of the Premier League with one point from seven matches.

Mar 3, 2014

Soccer-Poyet is a consensus boss – Sunderland No 2 Taricco

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Gustavo Poyet has plotted a Sunderland revival by opting for a consensus rather than a dictatorial approach to management, according to his number two Mauricio Taricco.

The north-east club looked down and out when the former Uruguay midfielder replaced controversial Italian Paolo Di Canio in October, with the team seemingly stranded at the foot of the Premier League with one point from seven matches.

Feb 25, 2014

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

By Rex Gowar

(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 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.

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