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Apr 8, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea snatch late triumph, Madrid hold off Dortmund

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals with a late Demba Ba goal that secured a dramatic away-goals win over Paris St Germain on Tuesday, while Real Madrid held off a spirited Borussia Dortmund fightback.

Chelsea substitute Ba bundled the ball home in the 87th minute to secure a 2-0 win in the quarter-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge that sent the London club through after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

Apr 6, 2014

Norwich sack manager Hughton, appoint youth-team coach

LONDON (Reuters) – Norwich City sacked manager Chris Hughton on Sunday and gambled on inexperienced youth team coach Neil Adams in an effort to reverse their flagging fortunes and scrap their way clear of relegation.

The Premier League club took action after a 1-0 defeat on Saturday to fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion left them hovering one place above the relegation zone with five matches of the season remaining.

Apr 6, 2014

Soccer-Norwich sack manager Hughton, appoint youth-team coach

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Norwich City sacked manager Chris Hughton on Sunday and gambled on inexperienced youth team coach Neil Adams in an effort to reverse their flagging fortunes and scrap their way clear of relegation.

The Premier League club took action after a 1-0 defeat on Saturday to fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion left them hovering one place above the relegation zone with five matches of the season remaining.

Apr 5, 2014

Davis Cup: Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

LONDON (Reuters) – Holders Czech Republic took a huge step towards the Davis Cup semi-finals by opening a 2-0 lead over Japan on Friday, while Roger Federer’s Switzerland were locked at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in their quarter-final.

The fancied Swiss were given a scare when Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was upset in four sets by Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev, ranked 64 in the world, 61 places below his opponent.

Apr 4, 2014

Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

LONDON (Reuters) – Holders Czech Republic took a huge step towards the Davis Cup semi-finals by opening a 2-0 lead over Japan on Friday, while Roger Federer’s Switzerland were locked at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in their quarter-final.

The fancied Swiss were given a scare when Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was upset in four sets by Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev, ranked 64 in the world, 61 places below his opponent.

Apr 4, 2014

Tennis-Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – Holders Czech Republic took a huge step towards the Davis Cup semi-finals by opening a 2-0 lead over Japan on Friday, while Roger Federer’s Switzerland were locked at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in their quarter-final.

The fancied Swiss were given a scare when Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was upset in four sets by Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev, ranked 64 in the world, 61 places below his opponent.

Apr 4, 2014

Bonucci is a Europa League Lyon tamer for Juve

LONDON (Reuters) – Juventus left it late before putting a foot in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, edging a stubborn Olympique Lyon 1-0 with a goal from Leonardo Bonucci as Basel, Porto and Benfica also grabbed first-leg wins.

Swiss side Basel took a huge step towards a second successive last-four appearance as Matias Delgado scored twice and Valentin Stocker netted a third in injury time in a 3-0 win over Valencia played behind closed doors.

Apr 3, 2014

Soccer-Bonucci is a Europa League Lyon tamer for Juve

LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) – Juventus left it late before putting a foot in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, edging a stubborn Olympique Lyon 1-0 with a goal from Leonardo Bonucci as Basel, Porto and Benfica also grabbed first-leg wins.

Swiss side Basel took a huge step towards a second successive last-four appearance as Matias Delgado scored twice and Valentin Stocker netted a third in injury time in a 3-0 win over Valencia played behind closed doors.

Apr 1, 2014

Hooliganism still haunts European game

LONDON (Reuters) – The violent death of a fan on the opening weekend of the Swedish football season on Sunday was a sharp reminder that though high-profile riots in Europe’s stadiums are largely a thing of the past, hooliganism has by no means been eradicated.

Modern policing and stewarding, and widespread use of CCTV, has meant that most stadiums are largely trouble-free environments on the inside and few now have the need for fenced segregation.

Apr 1, 2014

Soccer-Hooliganism still haunts European game

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – The violent death of a fan on the opening weekend of the Swedish soccer season on Sunday was a sharp reminder that though high-profile riots in Europe’s stadiums are largely a thing of the past, hooliganism has by no means been eradicated.

Modern policing and stewarding, and widespread use of CCTV, has meant that most stadiums are largely trouble-free environments on the inside and few now have the need for fenced segregation.