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Maupay strikes late as Arsenal sunk by Brighton

06 June, 2020 11:39 pm 11:39 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal slumped to a last-gasp 2-1 Premier League defeat at relegation-threatened Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday in a blow to the London club’s chances of securing European football next season. Frenchman Neal Maupay struck the winner five minutes into stoppage time after Nicolas Pepe’s delightful second-half opener had been cancelled out … Read More


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England’s Genge calls for more minority coaches

06 June, 2020 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – England prop Ellis Genge has echoed Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling’s call for increased representation for minorities in senior coaching positions in sport. The comments come amid worldwide protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. … Read More


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Man Utd’s Pogba says he has grown used to criticism

04 April, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

(Reuters) – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said he is no longer bothered by criticism from soccer pundits because he has grown used to it. The France international, who joined United from Italy’s Juventus in 2016, has made eight appearances in all competitions this season due to injury and last featured in the Premier … Read More


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Saudi wealth fund in talks to buy Newcastle United for £340 million –...

01 January, 2020 12:17 pm 12:17 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy English soccer club Newcastle United for about £340 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the discussions. The deal would represent an exit for British billionaire Mike Ashley, who made his fortune from sportswear retailer Sports Direct … Read More


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Guardiola targets second place as ‘extraordinary’ Liverpool mar...

01 January, 2020 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City will target second place in the Premier League and focus on cup competitions with unbeaten league leaders Liverpool too far ahead to reel in, manager Pep Guardiola said on Monday. Defending league champions City are 16 points behind Liverpool — who have a game in hand — and Guardiola said … Read More


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Ronaldo double fires Juventus four points clear with Parma win

01 January, 2020 10:21 am 10:21 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to continue his sensational scoring run and help move Juventus four points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over Parma on Sunday. The 34-year-old’s deflected shot opened the scoring in the first half, but Juve were pegged back after the break when Andreas … Read More


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Russia banned from next Olympics and World Cup soccer

12 December, 2019 11:08 pm 11:08 pm

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee acted after concluding that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files linked … Read More


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Conservatives plan 550 million pound boost for grassroots soccer

12 December, 2019 8:39 am 8:39 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives said they planned to invest 550 million pounds in grassroots soccer as part of plans for a bid to host the 2030 World Cup if they win next week’s election. The Conservatives are leading the opposition Labour Party in opinion polls before the Dec. 12 vote, … Read More


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Liverpool march on, Man City keep up chase

09 September, 2019 10:36 am 10:36 am

LONDON (Reuters) – There was more than a touch of fortune about Liverpool’s seventh successive Premier League win of the season as a howler by Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson gifted the leaders a 1-0 win at Bramall Lane. But Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City kept themselves within five points of Liverpool after picking up a … Read More


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Palestinians cancel soccer final after Israel denies Gaza team travel

09 September, 2019 11:36 pm 11:36 pm

GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian national soccer club championship was called off on Wednesday after Israel denied travel permits to Gaza players who had hoped to face off with their opponents in the occupied West Bank. Israel refused to let players from Gaza’s Khadamat Rafah club travel several dozen kilometres through its territory to play … Read More


Soccer: Real Madrid scrape 3-2 win over Levante

09 September, 2019 6:27 pm 6:27 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid earned a nervy but vital 3-2 win at home to Levante in La Liga on Saturday, taking a three-goal lead by halftime but conceding twice in a shoddy second-half display which left them clinging on for all three points. Karim Benzema headed Real in front after 25 minutes when he … Read More


Liverpool post club-record 13th league win; City hot in pursuit

09 September, 2019 10:08 am 10:08 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s perfect start to the season continued with a 3-0 win at Burnley, a club-record 13th successive Premier League victory that quickly displaced Manchester City, 4-0 conquerors of Brighton & Hove Albion, at the top of the table. After four games, last season’s top two have broken clear of the pack although … Read More


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Soccer: Asian champions Kashima held to 0-0 draw by Guangzhou

08 August, 2019 4:24 pm 4:24 pm

GUANGZHOU (Reuters) – Defending champions Kashima Antlers were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw with Guangzhou Evergrande in the first leg of their Asian Champions League quarter-final in China on Wednesday. Ryohei Shirasaki went closest to claiming an away goal for the Japanese side, who won the title for the first time last year, only … Read More


Salah at the double as Liverpool dispatch Arsenal

08 August, 2019 8:24 am 8:24 am

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Liverpool made it three wins out of three as Mohamed Salah scored twice in a convincing 3-1 victory over Arsenal to take control at the top of the Premier League. Salah turned on the style after the break at the expense of Arsenal’s close-season signing David Luiz whose decision to pull … Read More


Mallorca make dream start to life back in La Liga

08 August, 2019 10:43 am 10:43 am

PALMA, Spain (Reuters) – Real Mallorca made a dream return to La Liga with a 2-1 victory over Eibar at the Estadi Son Moix  less than two months after sealing back-to-back promotions to rejoin Spain’s soccer elite. It is holiday season on the Ballaeric island but fans clad in the club’s red colours flocked to … Read More