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Feb 11, 2014

Chelsea title bid stumbles in draw at West Brom

LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea were hit by an 87th-minute sucker punch as they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, handing the title race initiative back to Arsenal and Manchester City.

It looked like Jose Mourinho’s side would move four points clear after defender Branislav Ivanovic, who got the winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph at Manchester City last week, smashed the ball home in first-half injury time to put the visitors ahead.

Feb 11, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea title bid stumbles in draw at West Brom

LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea were hit by an 87th-minute sucker punch as they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, handing the title race initiative back to Arsenal and Manchester City.

It looked like Jose Mourinho’s side would move four points clear after defender Branislav Ivanovic, who got the winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph at Manchester City last week, smashed the ball home in first-half injury time to put the visitors ahead.

Feb 11, 2014

Mental strength not mind games will win title – Pellegrini

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said mental strength will decide who wins the Premier League and not mind games between managers as he declined to continue a verbal spat with Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho.

The Chilean coach is looking to steer his third-placed side back to winning ways at home to Sunderland on Wednesday after their title chase stumbled with a home defeat by Chelsea, who now top the table, and a draw at lowly Norwich City last week.

Feb 11, 2014

Soccer-Mental strength not mind games will win title-Pellegrini

Feb 11 (Reuters) – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said mental strength will decide who wins the Premier League and not mind games between managers as he declined to continue a verbal spat with Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho.

The Chilean coach is looking to steer his third-placed side back to winning ways at home to Sunderland on Wednesday after their title chase stumbled with a home defeat by Chelsea, who now top the table, and a draw at lowly Norwich City last week.

Feb 10, 2014

Manchester United thwarted by last-gasp Bent goal for Fulham

LONDON (Reuters) – An injury-time goal from Fulham’s Darren Bent inflicted more pain on champions Manchester United as the bottom club rescued a 2-2 Premier League draw on Sunday, adding fuel to the fire for manager David Moyes’s critics.

It was a further blow to United’s hopes of securing Champions League football next season and left them nine points behind Liverpool in fourth spot and six adrift of Tottenham Hotspur who beat Everton 1-0 with a goal from Emmanuel Adebayor.

Feb 7, 2014

Everything I say and do is mind games, says Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confessed that not everything he says in the Premier League title run-in will be the truth.

“Everything I say and do are mind games. The only thing that is not mind games are the results,” he told reporters on Friday.

Feb 7, 2014

Soccer-Everything I say and do is mind games, says Mourinho

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confessed that not everything he says in the Premier League title run-in will be the truth.

“Everything I say and do are mind games. The only thing that is not mind games are the results,” he told reporters on Friday.

Feb 4, 2014

England end Kevin Pietersen’s international career

LONDON (Reuters) – Kevin Pietersen’s brilliant and controversial England career is over after he was told this week that he no longer figured in plans for the future with the batsman saying he “deeply regrets” that he won’t play for his country again.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday that Pietersen had been left out of the squad for this year’s World Twenty20 and limited overs tour of the Caribbean bringing the curtain down on an international career in which he was England’s leading run-scorer in all formats.

Feb 4, 2014

England end Pietersen’s international career

LONDON (Reuters) – Kevin Pietersen’s brilliant and controversial England career is over after he was told this week that he no longer figured in plans for the future with the batsman saying he “deeply regrets” that he won’t play for his country again.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday that Pietersen had been left out of the squad for this year’s World Twenty20 and limited overs tour of the Caribbean bringing the curtain down on an international career in which he was England’s leading run-scorer in all formats.

Feb 4, 2014

Cricket-England end Pietersen’s international career

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Kevin Pietersen’s brilliant and controversial England career is over after he was told this week that he no longer figured in plans for the future with the batsman saying he “deeply regrets” that he won’t play for his country again.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday that Pietersen had been left out of the squad for this year’s World Twenty20 and limited overs tour of the Caribbean bringing the curtain down on an international career in which he was England’s leading run-scorer in all formats.