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Sep 24, 2015

Soccer-Rodgers feeling the heat at Liverpool

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Pressure is something that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says comes with the territory, but after a dismal run, the odds on him becoming the season’s first managerial casualty are swiftly shortening.

Rodgers’s side face Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday (1400 GMT) with the voices of dissenting fans starting to make themselves heard following a four-game winless Premier League streak that has left them seven points behind leaders Manchester City after six games.

Sep 23, 2015

Liverpool survive shootout scare with lowly Carlisle

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool flirted with what would have been a embarrassing low in their poor start to the season as they were taken to penalties by fourth tier Carlisle United, but came through to reach the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers’s side, who had failed to win their last five games in all competitions, eventually secured a 3-2 shootout win at Anfield when Bastien Hery’s tame effort for Carlisle was easily saved by Adam Bogdan.

Sep 23, 2015

Soccer-Liverpool survive shootout scare with lowly Carlisle

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Liverpool flirted with what would have been a embarrassing low in their poor start to the season as they were taken to penalties by fourth tier Carlisle United, but came through to reach the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers’s side, who had failed to win their last five games in all competitions, eventually secured a 3-2 shootout win at Anfield when Bastien Hery’s tame effort for Carlisle was easily saved by Adam Bogdan.

Sep 22, 2015

Stylish City down Sunderland, Villa win League Cup derby

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City produced a blistering first-half performance to win 4-1 at Sunderland in the League Cup third round on Tuesday, inflicting more misery on Dick Advocaat’s struggling side.

Premier League Swansea City suffered a 1-0 defeat at second-tier Hull City, but Everton avoided a similarly embarrassing fate as second-half goals from Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu helped them come back to beat Championship side Reading 2-1.

Sep 22, 2015

Soccer-Stylish City down Sunderland, Villa win League Cup derby

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Manchester City produced a blistering first-half performance to win 4-1 at Sunderland in the League Cup third round on Tuesday, inflicting more misery on Dick Advocaat’s struggling side.

Premier League Swansea City suffered a 1-0 defeat at second-tier Hull City, but Everton avoided a similarly embarrassing fate as second-half goals from Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu helped them come back to beat Championship side Reading 2-1.

Sep 19, 2015

Serious Masi injury completes bad night for Italy

LONDON (Reuters) – Andrea Masi has added to the injury woes facing Italy coach Jacques Brunel as the centre was ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup with a snapped Achilles sustained early in a one-sided defeat to France on Saturday.

Masi was taken off after 10 minutes of Italy’s 32-10 reverse at Twickenham, adding his name to a mounting injury list of Azzurri backs and creating a selection dilemma for Brunel whose options at centre were already depleted.

Sep 19, 2015

Rugby-Serious Masi injury completes bad night for Italy

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Andrea Masi has added to the injury woes facing Italy coach Jacques Brunel as the centre was ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup with a snapped Achilles sustained early in a one-sided defeat to France on Saturday.

Masi was taken off after 10 minutes of Italy’s 32-10 reverse at Twickenham, adding his name to a mounting injury list of Azzurri backs and creating a selection dilemma for Brunel whose options at centre were already depleted.

Sep 17, 2015

Five-star Napoli thrash Bruges, Dortmund win again

LONDON (Reuters) – Napoli’s Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored twice each as the Italians began their Europa League group stage campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Belgian outfit Club Bruges to match their biggest ever European win on Thursday.

Borussia Dortmund’s Park Joo-ho netted a dramatic winner three minutes into stoppage time on his debut to secure a 2-1 victory over FK Krasnodar while Ajax Amsterdam also left it late to snatch a 2-2 home draw with Celtic in a battle between two former European champions.

Sep 17, 2015

Soccer-Five-star Napoli thrash Bruges, Dortmund win again

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Napoli’s Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored twice each as the Italians began their Europa League group stage campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Belgian outfit Club Bruges to match their biggest ever European win on Thursday.

Borussia Dortmund’s Park Joo-ho netted a dramatic winner three minutes into stoppage time on his debut to secure a 2-1 victory over FK Krasnodar while Ajax Amsterdam also left it late to snatch a 2-2 home draw with Celtic in a battle between two former European champions.

Sep 12, 2015

McCaw relishing pressure of All Blacks’ bid to make history

LONDON (Reuters) – Never one to duck a challenge, Richie McCaw is determined to take the pressure that comes with trying to become the first New Zealand captain to win the World Cup on foreign soil and use it to his advantage.

The All Blacks won the tournament in 1987 and 2011 but have never clinched the title away from their own shores, frequently buckling under the inevitable heat that comes with being heavy favorites.