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Aug 25, 2014

Liverpool gamble on mischief-maker Balotelli to replace Suarez

LONDON (Reuters) – Having just waved goodbye to a player who constantly courted controversy, Liverpool rolled out the welcome mat to Mario Balotelli on Monday, whose maverick if inconsistent talent is perhaps only rivaled by his ability to cause mischief.

Following the departure of Luis Suarez on the back of a third suspension for sinking his teeth into an opponent, the man Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has chosen to add bite to his forward line has his own lengthy charge sheet of misdemeanors.

Aug 24, 2014

World Cup stars fail to sparkle on Premier League return

LONDON (Reuters) – Their dazzling displays lit up the World Cup, but the stars of the summer have failed to arrive on time for the Premier League party, with one of the tournament’s flops stealing the early limelight.

Whether it is Arsenal’s World Cup winning heroes, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, Chile’s leading light Alexis Sanchez or Manchester United’s Robin van Persie.

Aug 24, 2014

Soccer-World Cup stars fail to sparkle on Premier League return

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Their dazzling displays lit up the World Cup, but the stars of the summer have failed to arrive on time for the Premier League party, with one of the tournament’s flops stealing the early limelight.

Whether it is Arsenal’s World Cup winning heroes, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, Chile’s leading light Alexis Sanchez or Manchester United’s Robin van Persie.

Aug 24, 2014

Sluggish United held by Sunderland, Spurs thrash QPR

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United laboured to a ponderous 1-1 draw away at Sunderland on Sunday that delivered a first Premier League point of the season but laid bare their dire need for reinforcements.

After Tottenham Hotspur had made it six points from two games with players condemned as expensive mistakes last season starring in a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers, United’s frailties at both ends of the pitch were there for all to see.

Aug 24, 2014

Soccer-Sluggish United held by Sunderland, Spurs thrash QPR

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Manchester United laboured to a ponderous 1-1 draw away at Sunderland on Sunday that delivered a first Premier League point of the season but laid bare their dire need for reinforcements.

After Tottenham Hotspur had made it six points from two games with players condemned as expensive mistakes last season starring in a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers, United’s frailties at both ends of the pitch were there for all to see.

Aug 24, 2014

Chadli spurs Tottenham to 4-0 win on Redknapp return

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur made it six points from two games as players condemned as expensive mistakes last season starred in a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers to ensure Harry Redknapp endured a miserable return to his former club on Sunday.

Nacer Chadli scored twice while record signing Erik Lamela was pivotal in a playmaker role, sparking celebrations for new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, whose side sit top of the fledgling table, and more gloom for Redknapp.

Aug 24, 2014

Soccer-Chadli spurs Tottenham to 4-0 win on Redknapp return

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur made it six points from two games as players condemned as expensive mistakes last season starred in a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers to ensure Harry Redknapp endured a miserable return to his former club on Sunday.

Nacer Chadli scored twice while record signing Erik Lamela was pivotal in a playmaker role, sparking celebrations for new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, whose side sit top of the fledgling table, and more gloom for Redknapp.

Jul 25, 2014

Drogba returns to Chelsea on one-year deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Didier Drogba completed a remarkable return to Chelsea on Friday, signing a one-year deal to rejoin the club where he wrote his name into the record books and spearheaded the most successful period in their history.

Two years after leaving Stamford Bridge on a high after his heroics helped them win the Champions League, the emotional pull of reuniting with manager Jose Mourinho proved too great a draw for the Ivory Coast striker.

Jul 25, 2014

Soccer-Drogba returns to Chelsea on one-year deal

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) – Didier Drogba completed a remarkable return to Chelsea on Friday, signing a one-year deal to rejoin the club where he wrote his name into the record books and spearheaded the most successful period in their history.

Two years after leaving Stamford Bridge on a high after his heroics helped them win the Champions League, the emotional pull of reuniting with manager Jose Mourinho proved too great a draw for the Ivory Coast striker.

Jul 6, 2014

Djokovic wins epic tussle with Federer to claim Wimbledon title

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title after coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against seven-times winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 in a gripping encounter on Sunday.

The Serb, who has now won seven grand slam titles, denied Federer the opportunity to win a record eighth All England Club trophy but was pushed all the way by the Swiss who faced a match point in the fourth set before forcing a decider.