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Jun 27, 2015

Murray hails Mauresmo after recent resurgence

LONDON (Reuters) – A feminine touch has helped Andy Murray get back to his best and the Briton has hailed the supportive influence of coach Amelie Mauresmo in his recent resurgence.

Murray endured a miserable end to last season, culminating in a 6-0 6-1 rout by Roger Federer at the ATP Tour Finals, leaving him at a low ebb.

Jun 27, 2015

Tennis-Murray hails Mauresmo after recent resurgence

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – A feminine touch has helped Andy Murray get back to his best and the Briton has hailed the supportive influence of coach Amelie Mauresmo in his recent resurgence.

Murray endured a miserable end to last season, culminating in a 6-0 6-1 rout by Roger Federer at the ATP Tour Finals, leaving him at a low ebb.

Jun 26, 2015

Analysis – The failure of England’s U21s sparks well-worn debate

LONDON (Reuters) – Another tournament exit and another inquest, the failure of England’s under 21s has prompted a familiar debate focussing on the power of Premier League clubs, the inflated wages of pampered players and a lack of conviction from the FA.

The battle lines were swiftly drawn after England’s aspiring talent fell at the first hurdle of the European Championship, prompting some familiar soul searching as to why English players struggle at major tournaments.

Jun 26, 2015

The failure of England’s U21s sparks well-worn debate

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Another tournament exit and another inquest, the failure of England’s under 21s has prompted a familiar debate focussing on the power of Premier League clubs, the inflated wages of pampered players and a lack of conviction from the FA.

The battle lines were swiftly drawn after England’s aspiring talent fell at the first hurdle of the European Championship, prompting some familiar soul searching as to why English players struggle at major tournaments.

Jun 26, 2015

The failure of England’s U21s sparks well-worn debate

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Another tournament exit and another inquest, the failure of England’s under 21s has prompted a familiar debate focussing on the power of Premier League clubs, the inflated wages of pampered players and a lack of conviction from the FA.

The battle lines were swiftly drawn after England’s aspiring talent fell at the first hurdle of the European Championship, prompting some familiar soul searching as to why English players struggle at major tournaments.

Jun 10, 2015

Ex-England boss McClaren named Newcastle manager

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – Former England manager Steve McClaren was appointed Newcastle United head coach on Wednesday after the club earlier said interim boss John Carver and his assistant Steve Stone had left.

The 54-year-old McClaren, who was in charge of Newcastle’s north-east rivals Middlesbrough from 2001-06 before taking over as England boss, has agreed an initial three-year deal that could be extended to eight.

Jun 10, 2015

Soccer-Ex-England boss McClaren named Newcastle manager

June 10 (Reuters) – Former England manager Steve McClaren was appointed Newcastle United head coach on Wednesday after the club earlier said interim boss John Carver and his assistant Steve Stone had left.

The 54-year-old McClaren, who was in charge of Newcastle’s north-east rivals Middlesbrough from 2001-06 before taking over as England boss, has agreed an initial three-year deal that could be extended to eight.

Jun 2, 2015

Blatter replacement must be ‘squeaky clean’ says FA boss

LONDON (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter’s replacement as FIFA president must be “squeaky clean” and have a forensic eye to turn world soccer’s scandal-hit governing body into a transparent organization, said English FA chairman Greg Dyke.

Blatter unexpectedly announced earlier on Tuesday that he was quitting as FIFA chief, just four days after he was re-elected to a fifth term.

Jun 2, 2015

Soccer-Blatter replacement must be ‘squeaky clean’ says FA boss

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter’s replacement as FIFA president must be “squeaky clean” and have a forensic eye to turn world soccer’s scandal-hit governing body into a transparent organisation, said English FA chairman Greg Dyke.

Blatter unexpectedly announced earlier on Tuesday that he was quitting as FIFA chief, just four days after he was re-elected to a fifth term.

May 28, 2015

Europa League champs Sevilla face struggle to keep top talent

WARSAW (Reuters) – Sevilla further underlined their European pedigree with a record fourth Europa League title but now face the more daunting task of converting their continental success into a challenge for domestic honours.

While Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk proved that when it comes to Europe’s second tier competition, they are the undisputed top dogs, having won all of their titles in the last nine years, Sevilla still remain little more than also-rans in La Liga.