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Rooney goal helps United go 15 points clear

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, top centre, is beaten to a ball by Norwich's goalkeeper Mark Bunn during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United surged 15 points clear at the Premier League summit on Saturday, capitalizing on Manchester City losing at Everton by beating Reading to close in on a 20th English league title.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Giggs helps United go 15 clear in 999th game

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates with Shinji Kagawa after scoring a goal against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Ryan Giggs marked his 999th match as a professional by scoring in another age-defying, influential display to help Manchester United go provisionally 15 points clear at the top of the English Premier League on Saturday.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Non-league Luton beats EPL’s Norwich in FA Cup

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Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta, right, celebrates after he scored the first goal of the game during an English FA Cup fourth round soccer match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke on Trent, England, Saturday Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

Luton became the first non-league team in 24 years to beat topflight opposition in the FA Cup as Norwich crashed out in the fourth round on Saturday, while third-tier club MK Dons also claimed the scalp of Premier League struggler Queens Park Rangers.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Ba nets on Chelsea debut; Van Persie rescues Man U

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Manchester City's Gareth Barry, right, scores past Watford's goalkeeper Jonathan Bond during their English FA Cup 3rd round soccer match at The City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Demba Ba’s debut double helped Chelsea make a perfect start to its FA Cup defense with a 5-1 rout of Southampton in the third round, while Robin van Persie scored an injury-time equalizer for Manchester United to finish 2-2 at West Ham and earn a replay.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Football,Other Sports | Read More »

EPL: Chelsea condemned to shock 1-0 loss by QPR

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Chelsea's Fernando Torres, right, jumps for the ball with Queens Park Rangers' Ryan Nelsen during their English Premier League soccer match at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP /Alastair Grant

Chelsea’s recovery under Rafa Benitez was brought to a shuddering halt by Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday as the Premier League’s bottom team won 1-0 in the west London derby.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Man United held by Swansea as Chelsea routs Villa 8-0

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Premier League leader Manchester United dropped points in the title race with a 1-1 draw at Swansea on Sunday, while Chelsea routed Aston Villa 8-0 with a devastating attacking master class.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

United ends City’s unbeaten start to title defense

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Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. United won the match 3-2.  (AP Photo/Jon Super)

After spurning Manchester City’s advances in the offseason, Robin van Persie scored the goal that ended the champions’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season and took Manchester United six points clear of its neighbor on Sunday.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Chelsea routs Nordsjaelland 6-1 but exits Champs League

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Chelsea's Fernando Torres, left, competes for the ball with Manchester City's Vincent Kompany during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Fernando Torres rediscovered his goal-scoring touch too late for Chelsea’s Champions League hopes on Wednesday, with the English side becoming the first holders to exit at the group stage despite a 6-1 thrashing of FC Nordsjaelland.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

United recovers to win; Arsenal blows lead to draw

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Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, background and Manchester United's Chris Smalling contest a header, during their Premier League soccer match at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Saturday Nov. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

Manchester United fought back from 2-0 down to triumph 3-2 at Aston Villa, and Arsenal chucked away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Celtic’s win over Barca raises spirits in Scotland

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Rod Stewart in the stands during the Celtic versus Barcelona Champions League soccer match at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron)

One glorious night in the cauldron of Celtic Park showed there’s a glimmer of hope for the future of Scottish football.

Celtic overcoming the mighty Barcelona on club football’s biggest stage, the Champions League, provided an adrenaline shot to erase some of the negativity that has been engulfing the national sport.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Chelsea ousts United from League Cup with 5-4 win

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Chelsea's Ramires, below, and Juan Mata celebrate Ramires' goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Chelsea came from behind three times against Manchester United on Wednesday before a nine-goal thriller was settled by Ramires’ extra-time shot clinching a 5-4 victory and a spot in the League Cup quarterfinals.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Arsenal recovers from 4 down at Reading to win 7-5

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Arsenal staged a stunning League Cup fightback at Reading after trailing 4-0 in the first half on Tuesday, advancing to the quarterfinals with a 7-5 extra-time victory after Theo Walcott scored a hat trick.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

NBC secures English Premier League soccer rights

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NBC’s network will televise the English Premier League under a $250 million, three-year deal that begins next season.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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