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May 23, 2013

Soccer-Watford and Palace chase Premier League jackpot

May 23 (Reuters) – Two days after Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund fight it out for Europe’s most prestigious club prize at Wembley, Watford and Crystal Palace will take to the same pitch chasing an even more financially lucrative reward.

Monday’s English Championship (second tier) playoff final will determine which team will be promoted to the Premier League, a feat analysts estimate to be worth 120 million pounds ($181.70 million).

May 19, 2013

United’s Ferguson bows out on a high of sorts

By Sonia Oxley

(Reuters) – Alex Ferguson bowed out of management on Sunday with a smile, a wave and a bucketful of goals in his 1,500th Manchester United game but without the victory he had so wanted.

The 71-year-old Scot entered retirement having watched his Premier League champions draw 5-5 at West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season having led 5-2 with 11 minutes to go.

May 19, 2013

Soccer-United’s Ferguson bows out on a high of sorts

May 19 (Reuters) – Alex Ferguson bowed out of management on Sunday with a smile, a wave and a bucketful of goals in his 1,500th Manchester United game but without the victory he had so wanted.

The 71-year-old Scot entered retirement having watched his Premier League champions draw 5-5 at West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season having led 5-2 with 11 minutes to go.

May 19, 2013

Soccer-Spurs devastated after missing out to Arsenal again

May 19 (Reuters) – Missing out on Champions League football again despite amassing their highest Premier League points tally was hard for Tottenham Hotspur to swallow on Sunday and to make matters worse, it was arch rivals Arsenal who pipped them to the post once more.

Two months ago it had looked as if Spurs would finally turn the tables on their north London foes when they beat them in the derby to establish a seven-point lead.

May 19, 2013

Arsenal grab Champions League spot ahead of Spurs

By Sonia Oxley

(Reuters) – Arsenal claimed the final Champions League spot at the expense of their arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the Premier League season on Sunday with a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.

Defender Laurent Koscielny put visitors Arsenal ahead in the 52nd minute to secure fourth place with 73 points, one point ahead of fifth-placed Spurs who mustered a late goal from Gareth Bale to beat Sunderland 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

May 19, 2013

Soccer-Arsenal grab Champions League spot ahead of Spurs

May 19 (Reuters) – Arsenal claimed the final Champions League spot at the expense of their arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the Premier League season on Sunday with a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.

Defender Laurent Koscielny put visitors Arsenal ahead in the 52nd minute to secure fourth place with 73 points, one point ahead of fifth-placed Spurs who mustered a late goal from Gareth Bale to beat Sunderland 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

May 17, 2013

Retiring Ferguson seeks anything but a quiet life

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – When Alex Ferguson wakes up on Monday morning without a Manchester United team to manage he will not be putting his feet up and settling into a quiet retirement.

The 71-year-old Scot takes charge of his 1,500th and final United game at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday before stepping down after more than 26 years at Old Trafford.

May 17, 2013

Soccer-Retiring Ferguson seeks anything but a quiet life

MANCHESTER, England, May 17 (Reuters) – When Alex Ferguson wakes up on Monday morning without a Manchester United team to manage he will not be putting his feet up and settling into a quiet retirement.

The 71-year-old Scot takes charge of his 1,500th and final United game at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday before stepping down after more than 26 years at Old Trafford.

May 16, 2013

Beckham announces retirement

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – England’s best known footballer David Beckham announced his retirement on Thursday after a career laden with trophies and glamour that had a worldwide impact that went way beyond soccer.

The 38-year-old former England captain, who this month helped Paris St Germain to the French league title to add to titles won in England, Spain and the United States, will hang up his boots at the end of this season.

May 16, 2013

David Beckham announces retirement

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – England’s best known footballer David Beckham announced his retirement on Thursday after a career laden with trophies and glamour that had a worldwide impact that went way beyond soccer.

The 38-year-old former England captain, who this month helped Paris St Germain to the French league title to add to titles won in England, Spain and the United States, will hang up his boots at the end of this season.

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      "I have been on the Reuters sports desk since 2006, before that was on the world desk and have also been a general news correspondent in Moscow. I report on sport in the north of England and also sub copy on all sports."
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