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Apr 29, 2014

World-Enigma Suarez driven by will to win at all costs

LONDON (Reuters) – Combining game-changing brilliance with headline-grabbing controversy, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s last World Cup was his career in microcosm.

In the space of a few weeks in South Africa four years ago, he forged a reputation as a sharp-eyed goal-getter, before joining the tournament’s hall of infamy for a goalline handball that ultimately deprived opponents Ghana a place in the semi-finals.

Apr 29, 2014

Soccer-World-Enigma Suarez driven by will to win at all costs

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – Combining game-changing brilliance with headline-grabbing controversy, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s last World Cup was his career in microcosm.

In the space of a few weeks in South Africa four years ago, he forged a reputation as a sharp-eyed goal-getter, before joining the tournament’s hall of infamy for a goalline handball that ultimately deprived opponents Ghana a place in the semi-finals.

Apr 27, 2014

Manchester United start life under Giggs by thrashing Norwich

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United ushered in a new era under interim manager Ryan Giggs with a 4-0 Premier League win over Norwich City on Saturday full of the verve and attacking intent often absent under the sacked David Moyes.

The wheels came off Everton’s charge for Champions League qualification in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton that left them a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal before United turned on the style to cheer Welshman Giggs in his unfamiliar new role.

Apr 26, 2014

Giggs goes back to the future to revive United

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs, with his tufts of grey hair and smart club suit, strode on to the Old Trafford turf and got a hero’s welcome on Saturday as he launched a new phase in his career and a fresh start for the club.

Ninety minutes later with a 4-0 victory over relegation-threatened Norwich City safely wrapped up, the home fans were able to digest what they had seen – a glimpse of the future as well as a snapshot of the past.

Apr 26, 2014

Soccer-Giggs goes back to the future to revive United

April 26 (Reuters) – Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs, with his tufts of grey hair and smart club suit, strode on to the Old Trafford turf and got a hero’s welcome on Saturday as he launched a new phsae in his career and a fresh start for the club.

Ninety minutes later with a 4-0 victory over relegation-threatened Norwich City safely wrapped up, the home fans were able to digest what they had seen – a glimpse of the future as well as a snapshot of the past.

Apr 26, 2014

Soccer-Man United usher in new era by thrashing Norwich

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Manchester United ushered in a new era under interim manager Ryan Giggs with a 4-0 Premier League win over Norwich City on Saturday full of the verve and attacking intent often absent under the sacked David Moyes.

The wheels came off Everton’s charge for Champions League qualification in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton that left them a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal before United turned on the style to cheer Welshman Giggs in his unfamiliar new role.

Apr 26, 2014

Everton charge derailed by Saints, Fulham held

LONDON (Reuters) – The wheels came off Everton’s charge for Champions League qualification as two first-half own goals and a toothless attacking performance condemned them to a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on Saturday.

Roberto Martinez’s side have now lost two of their last three games and, with two matches of their season remaining, are a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal who have a game in hand at home to Newcastle United on Monday.

Apr 26, 2014

Soccer-Everton charge derailed by Saints, Fulham held

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – The wheels came off Everton’s charge for Champions League qualification as two first-half own goals and a toothless attacking performance condemned them to a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on Saturday.

Roberto Martinez’s side have now lost two of their last three games and, with two matches of their season remaining, are a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal who have a game in hand at home to Newcastle United on Monday.

Apr 24, 2014

Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

LONDON (Reuters) – A stunning late goal from Brazilian Lima gave Benfica a 2-1 victory over Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final while Sevilla won 2-0 against Valencia to seize the initiative in their all-Spanish clash on Thursday.

Benfica scored early through Ezequiel Garay and were resolute in defence for 73 minutes, before Carlos Tevez calmly slotted home to end a European goal-drought stretching back to April 2009 and give the visitors a priceless away goal.

Apr 24, 2014

Soccer-Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) – A stunning late goal from Brazilian Lima gave Benfica a 2-1 victory over Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final while Sevilla won 2-0 against Valencia to seize the initiative in their all-Spanish clash on Thursday.

Benfica scored early through Ezequiel Garay and were resolute in defence for 73 minutes, before Carlos Tevez calmly slotted home to end a European goal-drought stretching back to April 2009 and give the visitors a priceless away goal.