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Aug 24, 2013

Liverpool benefit from rivals’ cast-offs to win again

LONDON (Reuters) – Daniel Sturridge and Kolo Toure were both cast aside by clubs who traditionally vie for the Premier League title but they have found a home at Liverpool and proven their worth in the opening two matches of the season.

Sturridge, signed from Chelsea for 12 million pounds ($18.71 million) in January, was deemed surplus to requirements among Roman Abramovich’s squad of A-list players, but has scored the winner in both Liverpool’s Premier League clashes.

Aug 24, 2013

Soccer-Liverpool benefit from rivals’ cast-offs to win again

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Daniel Sturridge and Kolo Toure were both cast aside by clubs who traditionally vie for the Premier League title but they have found a home at Liverpool and proven their worth in the opening two matches of the season.

Sturridge, signed from Chelsea for 12 million pounds ($18.71 million) in January, was deemed surplus to requirements among Roman Abramovich’s squad of A-list players, but has scored the winner in both Liverpool’s Premier League clashes.

Aug 21, 2013

Fortunate Ivanovic helps Chelsea beat Villa

LONDON (Reuters) – Branislav Ivanovic headed a second-half winner as Chelsea escaped from a lacklustre performance against Aston Villa with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday in the Premier League.

The Serb rose to power a freekick from Frank Lampard into the back of the net on 73 minutes, after Christian Benteke had cancelled out an early own goal from Villa defender Antonio Luna.

Aug 21, 2013

Soccer-Fortunate Ivanovic helps Chelsea beat Villa

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Branislav Ivanovic headed a second-half winner as Chelsea escaped from a lacklustre performance against Aston Villa with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday in the Premier League.

The Serb rose to power a freekick from Frank Lampard into the back of the net on 73 minutes, after Christian Benteke had cancelled out an early own goal from Villa defender Antonio Luna.

Jul 31, 2013

IOC to introduce entourage doping sanctions: Bubka

LONDON (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee presidential candidate Sergei Bubka expects the body to approve sanctions for doping offences by athletes’ entourages at a meeting of their executive board in August.

Ukrainian Bubka, who is one of six candidates in the running to replace current IOC president Jacques Rogge, is chairman of their Entourage Commission which has been set up because of concerns that athletes are being led astray by those working for them.

Jul 31, 2013

Olympics-IOC to introduce entourage doping sanctions – Bubka

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee presidential candidate Sergei Bubka expects the body to approve sanctions for doping offences by athletes’ entourages at a meeting of their executive board in August.

Ukrainian Bubka, who is one of six candidates in the running to replace current IOC president Jacques Rogge, is chairman of their Entourage Commission which has been set up because of concerns that athletes are being led astray by those working for them.

Jul 16, 2013

ICC defends umpires and DRS after first Ashes test

LONDON (Reuters) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended the performance of the umpires and the Decision Review System in the first Ashes test between England and Australia.

The ICC surprised many on Tuesday by releasing their assessment of the officials as well as the DRS system following the Trent Bridge test after three umpiring errors threw the spotlight back onto the use of technology in the sport.

Jul 16, 2013

Cricket-ICC defends umpires and DRS after first Ashes test

LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended the performance of the umpires and the Decision Review System in the first Ashes test between England and Australia.

The ICC surprised many on Tuesday by releasing their assesment of the officials as well as the DRS system following the Trent Bridge test after three umpiring errors threw the spotlight back onto the use of technology in the sport.

Jul 12, 2013

Al Fayed urges Fulham fans to get behind new owner

LONDON (Reuters) – Mohamed Al Fayed, the man behind Fulham’s modern rebirth, has asked the fans to get behind new owner Shahid Khan while describing Friday’s takeover as a “new era” for the club.

Al Fayed sought to soothe the nerves of supporters as the Londoners took a step into the unknown after 16 years of improvement and stability under the watchful eye of the Egyptian businessman.

Jul 12, 2013

Soccer-Al Fayed urges Fulham fans to get behind new owner

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – Mohamed Al Fayed, the man behind Fulham’s modern rebirth, has asked the fans to get behind new owner Shahid Khan while describing Friday’s takeover as a “new era” for the club.

Al Fayed sought to soothe the nerves of supporters as the Londoners took a step into the unknown after 16 years of improvement and stability under the watchful eye of the Egyptian businessman.