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Sep 5, 2015

Rugby-Italy old boys under pressure to perform

LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – After a player strike, a poor Six Nations and a precipitous fall down the world rankings, Italy’s preparations for the Rugby World Cup could hardly have been more difficult.

That they will also be without first-choice flyhalf Kelly Haimona in Pool D alongside France and Ireland with only the top two qualifying means their hopes of success look slim.

Sep 1, 2015

West Brom’s Berahino angry as dream move joins failed deals

LONDON (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino has suggested he will never play for the club again after failing to secure a last-minute transfer to Tottenham Hotspur as several players did not get the moves they wanted on a frenetic deadline day.

England under-21 striker Berahino was the subject of four failed bids from the London club and reacted angrily on Twitter, saying he would not play for the Midlands outfit again under chairman Jeremy Peace.

Sep 1, 2015

Soccer-West Brom’s Berahino angry as dream move joins failed deals

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino has suggested he will never play for the club again after failing to secure a last-minute transfer to Tottenham Hotspur as several players did not get the moves they wanted on a frenetic deadline day.

England under-21 striker Berahino was the subject of four failed bids from the London club and reacted angrily on Twitter, saying he would not play for the Midlands outfit again under chairman Jeremy Peace.

Sep 1, 2015

Man City flex muscles as English clubs break spending record

LONDON (Reuters) – There was the usual frenzy of last-minute deals as the Premier League brought the curtain down on another bumper European transfer window in which Manchester City again flexed their financial muscle as the continent’s top spenders.

With Europe’s other major countries closing for transfer business on Monday, the English top flight hogged the limelight for an extra day, with City’s rivals Manchester United completing the biggest and most eyebrow-raising late deal.

Sep 1, 2015

Soccer-Man City flex muscles as English clubs break spending record

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – There was the usual frenzy of last-minute deals as the Premier League brought the curtain down on another bumper European transfer window in which Manchester City again flexed their financial muscle as the continent’s top spenders.

With Europe’s other major countries closing for transfer business on Monday, the English top flight hogged the limelight for an extra day, with City’s rivals Manchester United completing the biggest and most eyebrow-raising late deal.

Aug 6, 2015

Champions Chelsea resist temptation to spend

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea begin their Premier League title defence against Swansea City on Saturday (1630 GMT) in the unusual position of heading into a new season having been significantly outspent by their rivals.

Jose Mourinho’s side had paid lavish sums to bolster key areas by this time last year but, having claimed the title at a canter, the motto of this transfer window seems to be: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Aug 6, 2015

Soccer-Champions Chelsea resist temptation to spend

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Chelsea begin their Premier League title defence against Swansea City on Saturday (1630 GMT) in the unusual position of heading into a new season having been significantly outspent by their rivals.

Jose Mourinho’s side had paid lavish sums to bolster key areas by this time last year but, having claimed the title at a canter, the motto of this transfer window seems to be: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Aug 1, 2015

Liverpool face devilish start to new season

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could find himself under pressure sooner than expected with a host of new signings to bed in and a devilish run of fixtures to kick off the new Premier League campaign.

There were rumblings of discontent among supporters after the club finished last season in abject fashion with an embarrassing 6-1 defeat at Stoke City to end a dismal streak that dropped them out of Champions League contention.

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Liverpool face devilish start to new season

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could find himself under pressure sooner than expected with a host of new signings to bed in and a devilish run of fixtures to kick off the new Premier League campaign.

There were rumblings of discontent among supporters after the club finished last season in abject fashion with an embarrassing 6-1 defeat at Stoke City to end a dismal streak that dropped them out of Champions League contention.

Jul 12, 2015

Djokovic hungry for more after chewing on Wimbledon turf again

LONDON (Reuters) – In the era of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, it is easy to downplay the achievements of Novak Djokovic until you glance at the names he left in his wake by claiming a ninth major title and third Wimbledon crown on Sunday.

Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall — names that trip off the tongue like a Who’s Who of undisputed greats — all sit behind the Serb on tennis’s honours board of grand slam champions.