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May 16, 2013

Soccer-Beckham announces retirement

MANCHESTER, England, May 16 (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

Arsenal and Spurs battle for fourth in English finale

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur hope to turn the tables on bitter rivals Arsenal on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday by snatching a top-four finish at their expense.

With Manchester United crowned champions, Manchester City guaranteed second spot and all three relegation victims already decided, the focus is on the Champions League places with Chelsea on 72 points, Arsenal on 70 and Spurs on 69.

May 16, 2013

Soccer-Arsenal and Spurs battle for fourth in English finale

MANCHESTER, England, May 16 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur hope to turn the tables on bitter rivals Arsenal on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday by snatching a top-four finish at their expense.

With Manchester United crowned champions, Manchester City guaranteed second spot and all three relegation victims already decided, the focus is on the Champions League places with Chelsea on 72 points, Arsenal on 70 and Spurs on 69.

May 14, 2013

Mancini wins fans’ hearts but club loses faith

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Roberto Mancini won the hearts of Manchester City fans with the trophies, sense of humor and immaculately knotted scarf but the often harsh management style of the sacked Italian may not be missed by some of the players.

Mounting media speculation that the City manager was about to be shown the door after three-and-a-half years at the club finally became reality on Monday when the club announced Mancini had been relieved of his duties.

May 14, 2013

Soccer-Mancini wins fans’ hearts but club loses faith

MANCHESTER, England, May 14 (Reuters) – Roberto Mancini won the hearts of Manchester City fans with the trophies, sense of humour and immaculately knotted scarf but the often harsh management style of the sacked Italian may not be missed by some of the players.

Mounting media speculation that the City manager was about to be shown the door after three-and-a-half years at the club finally became reality on Monday when the club announced Mancini had been relieved of his duties.

May 13, 2013

Manchester City sack manager Mancini

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini on Monday following his team’s feeble defense of the Premier League title they won exactly one year ago.

Manchester United regained the title last month with four games to spare and City were then beaten 1-0 by Wigan Athletic in last Saturday’s FA Cup final.

May 13, 2013

Manchester City sack manager Roberto Mancini

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini on Monday following his team’s feeble defence of the Premier League title they won exactly one year ago.

Manchester United regained the title last month with four games to spare and City were then beaten 1-0 by Wigan Athletic in last Saturday’s FA Cup final.

May 13, 2013

Soccer-Manchester City sack manager Mancini

MANCHESTER, England, May 13 (Reuters) – Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini on Monday following his team’s feeble defence of the Premier League title they won exactly one year ago.

Manchester United regained the title last month with four games to spare and City were then beaten 1-0 by Wigan Athletic in last Saturday’s FA Cup final.

May 9, 2013

United pick Moyes as Ferguson influence lives on

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Alex Ferguson’s influence at Manchester United will continue past his retirement after the Premier League champions followed his advice and appointed David Moyes as their next manager on Thursday.

Everton boss Moyes, who announced earlier he would be leaving the club after 11 years in charge, was the hot favorite to take over from his fellow Scot at United and has signed a six-year contract from July 1.

May 9, 2013

Soccer-United pick Moyes as Ferguson influence lives on

MANCHESTER, England, May 9 (Reuters) – Alex Ferguson’s influence at Manchester United will continue past his retirement after the Premier League champions followed his advice and appointed David Moyes as their next manager on Thursday.

Everton boss Moyes, who announced earlier he would be leaving the club after 11 years in charge, was the hot favourite to take over from his fellow Scot at United and has signed a six-year contract from July 1.

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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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