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1 hr ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Woods working hard in the gym, not on the course yet

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from "busting my butt in the gym pretty hard" and he is on schedule to resume competition in December.


Related Topix: Golf, PGA Golf, Tiger Woods, Golfers, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson

3 hrs ago | Bicester Advertiser

Mario Balotelli has failed to find the net in his two appearances for Liverpool to date

The Italy international, a A 16million signing last month, is now the main man up front in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who is likely to be out for at least another fortnight with a thigh strain. As Liverpool make their return to the Champions League after a five-year absence, the 24-year-old finds himself the side's third most experienced player in Europe's elite club competition.


Related Topix: Sports, Steven Gerrard, Soccer Players, Liverpool, Alan Hutton

5 hrs ago |

Hector Bellerin will add to his solitary senior appearance for Arsenal on Tuesday night

Arsenal's defensive resources for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund are being severely tested after Arsene Wenger ruled out Nacho Monreal and rated Calum Chambers only 50-50. Monreal failed to travel to Germany because of a back problem while Chambers has succumbed to tonsillitis and will be assessed again on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, World Soccer, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund

6 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Younes Kaboul has been handed the Tottenham captaincy full-time

The Frenchman has led the side on several occasions this season and has now been chosen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the permanent successor to fellow central defender Michael Dawson, who joined Hull last month. A post on the club's official Twitter feed read: " Mauricio has announced that Younes Kaboul has been named our new Club captain with Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor as vice-captains."


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Younes Kaboul, Michael Dawson, Emmanuel Adebayor, World Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham

9 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Champions League: Everything you need to know

Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.


Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller

13 hrs ago |

Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open

Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Varvara Lepchenko, Olivia Rogowska, Christina McHale

17 hrs ago | Sporting News

Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. Isner captured the final nine games and beat Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-0.


Related Topix: Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis, Tennis Players, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Lukas Lacko, Martin Klizan

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Halstead Gazette

Juan Mata scored Manchester United's fourth in their emphatic 4-0 win

Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.


Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, World Soccer, Soccer Players, Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand

The Capital-Journal

Horschel caps run with FedEx Cup victory

Horschel pulled away from a self-destructing Rory McIlroy early, and then holed two clutch putts that felt like $10 million to hold off Jim Furyk on the back nine at East Lake. He closed with a 2-under 68 for a three-shot victory in the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup.


Related Topix: Rory McIlroy, Golf, Golfers, Jim Furyk, Gary Woodland, Tom Watson, Chris Kirk

Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, pictured, defeated Venus Williams in Quebec City

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won her first WTA title in more than 16 years as she stunned top seed Venus Williams to claim a straight-sets victory in the final of the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City on Sunday. The 32-year-old Croatian saw off the challenge of the American former world number one 6-4 6-3 to claim the title, while also setting the record for the biggest gap between WTA titles since the one she won in Bol in 1998 - 16 years and four months previously.


Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Venus Williams, Mirjana Lucic, Tennis, US Open

Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open

Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing the next six games.


Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Sabine Lisicki, Tennis

Chorley Citizen

Cesc Fabregas, pictured, set up another two goals for Diego Costa on Saturday

Costa struck a hat-trick - taking his tally to seven goals from four Premier League games - as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2 on Saturday to extend their 100 per cent winning start to the season. Midfielder Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain signed from Barcelona, laid on two assists for Costa, who joined in a A 32million deal from Atletico Madrid after long being coveted by Mourinho.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, Angel Rangel, World Soccer, Chelsea

York Press

Raheem Sterling made a belated appearance off the bench in the defeat to Aston Villa.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he did not make a mistake resting Raheem Sterling in the defeat to Aston Villa but the teenager will be straight back in the starting line-up for their Champions League opener. Sterling has emerged as a key player for the Reds over the last 10 months but having played 180 minutes in England's two matches last week he was benched for the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.


Related Topix: Sports, Raheem Sterling, Soccer Players, World Soccer, Liverpool, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Fabian Delph, Aston Villa

Evesham Journal

Rio: I'll never forgive Terry

Rio Ferdinand, left, says he and his brother have never received an apology from John Terry, right, over the racism row Rio Ferdinand finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance. Ferdinand and Terry became estranged after the Blues skipper used racist language towards Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match between QPR and Chelsea in November 2011.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Ashley Cole, World Soccer, Chelsea

Droitwich Advertiser

Steve Bruce, pictured, understands the difficulties Alan Pardew is facing

Hull boss Steve Bruce has labelled reports linking him with the Newcastle manager's job as "disrespectful" to current incumbent Alan Pardew. The pressure cranked up a notch on the under-fire Magpies chief on Saturday as his team were humbled 4-0 by former club Southampton, prompting the 53-year-old to skip the post-match press conference at St Mary's.


Related Topix: Sports, David Meyler, Soccer Players, World Soccer, Sunderland

Sat Sep 13, 2014

New York Daily News

Floyd Mayweather Jr. victorious again, defeats Marcos Maidana with unanimous decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to allow Marcos Maidana to turn their rematch into a brawl, boxing masterfully to win a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday night in their welterweight title fight. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 47 pro fights, drawing upon his 18 years of experience and frustrating Maidana the entire night.


Related Topix: Sports, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr


Teen girl survives 40-foot fall from Oregon cliff

Portland Fire and Rescue says a girl in her early teens sustained life-threatening injuries when she fell more than 40 feet off the cliffs at a popular hiking and climbing spot. Crews arrived minutes after receiving reports Friday evening saying the girl had gone over the edge at Rocky Butte.


Related Topix: Portland Fire, Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball

Cotswold Journal

Wenger sympathises with Clattenburg

Arsene Wenger was left sympathising with Mark Clattenburg after the referee was heavily criticised by Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini following a 2-2 draw at the Emirates. The defending Barclays Premier League champions had taken the lead at the Emirates through Sergio Aguero and Pellegrini was left infuriated as he felt the two goals which saw Arsenal turn the game around should have been cancelled out due to fouls in the build up.


Related Topix: Sports, Sergio Aguero, Soccer Players, Joe Hart, World Soccer, Manchester City, Jack Wilshere, Arsenal

Oxford Mail

Romelu Lukaku completed a permanent switch from Chelsea to Everton in the summer

Boss Roberto Martinez branded Romelu Lukaku a A 28million bargain after he fired Everton to a 2-0 win at West Brom. The Toffees' record buy scored inside two minutes at The Hawthorns for his first goal since making his loan move from Chelsea permanent.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Romelu Lukaku, World Soccer, Chelsea, Jonas Olsson, West Brom

Southampton's Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring against Newcastle

The pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew ratcheted up a notch at former club Southampton, where Graziano Pelle inspired Ronald Koeman's new-look side to a dominant victory. A recent poll showed 85 per cent of supporters did not want the Magpies manager to stay, and those dissenting voices were given further ammo by a tepid performance at St Mary's.


Related Topix: Sports, Newcastle, World Soccer