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Soccer-Different challenge ahead for Gerrard as Villa tenure begins

Nov 18 2021

LONDON Steven Gerrard takes charge of Aston Villa for the first time this weekend at home against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League, looking to provide the same sort of inspiration he did when captaining Liverpool to multiple trophy wins.

Soccer-Fixture congestion means players are far from their best, says PFA chief

Oct 06 2021

LONDON Players are playing too many fixtures and are not performing at their best, the head of the English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) said on Wednesday.

Soccer-Palace thriving on underdog status, says American co-owner

Oct 06 2021

LONDON Crystal Palace are enjoying their status as Premier League underdogs and are aiming to finish in the top 10 for the first time in almost seven years under new manager Patrick Vieira, the club's American co-owner Josh Harris said on Wednesday.

Tennis-'Anything can happen' - Pliskova in dreamland after reaching Wimbledon final

Jul 08 2021

LONDON Czech Karolina Pliskova said she exceeded her own expectations by reaching her maiden Wimbledon final by beating Aryna Sabalenka on Thursday but that anything could happen when she faces world number one Ash Barty on Saturday.

Tennis-Pliskova rallies to reach first Wimbledon final

Jul 08 2021

LONDON Former world number one Karolina Pliskova reached her maiden Wimbledon final after coming back from a set down to beat second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 5-7 6-4 6-4 on Thursday.

Tennis-Pliskova rallies to reach first Wimbledon final

Jul 08 2021

LONDON, July 8 Former world number one Karolina Pliskova reached her maiden Wimbledon final after coming back from a set down to beat second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 5-7 6-4 6-4 on Thursday.

It's coming Rome - Southgate wants emotions in check for quarter-final tie

Jun 29 2021

LONDON England are at a dangerous moment, coach Gareth Southgate warned on Tuesday as he urged caution about getting over-excited after their 2-0 win over Germany in the last 16 of Euro 2020 at a raucous Wembley.

Analysis: Soccer-Super subs to the rescue as Italy draw strength from the collective

Jun 26 2021

LONDON Substitute Federico Chiesa carried on a slice of family history when he struck in Italy's 2-1 extra-time win over Austria in the last 16 at Euro 2020 on Saturday as Roberto Mancini's side drew on the collective to reach the quarter-finals.

Soccer-England's Southgate looks at bigger picture after drab draw is jeered

Jun 18 2021

LONDON England manager Gareth Southgate conceded that his side underperformed in their Group D clash against Scotland on Friday but was not concerned by the jeers of some fans at Wembley as he said the team was still on track to reach the last 16.

UPDATE 2-Soccer-England make two changes, Scotland four for Wembley clash

Jun 18 2021

LONDON, June 18 England made two changes to their lineup from their opening Euro 2020 match for their Group D clash with Scotland on Friday, bringing in full backs Reece James and Luke Shaw, while visiting coach Steve Clarke made four changes to his side.

World News

First Omicron case in U.S. fuels global alarm over virus variant

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Fears over the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rose on Thursday after the first case was reported in the United States and the Japanese central bank warned of economic pain as countries respond with tighter containment measures.