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  • Liverpool collapse nothing to do with protest, says coach

    Liverpool collapse nothing to do with protest, says coach

    Reuters
    Liverpool collapse nothing to do with protest, says coach

    A mass protest by fans over ticket prices was not responsible for Liverpool's collapse as they allowed Sunderland to fight back to snatch a 2-2 Premier League draw on Saturday, said assistant coach Pep Lijnders. Development coach Lijnders, among those taking charge of first-team duties while manager Juergen Klopp was undergoing an appendix operation, watched ninth-placed Liverpool concede twice in the last eight minutes after the walkout. Goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana had put …

  • Vardy signs new deal to complete Leicester's perfect day

    Vardy signs new deal to complete Leicester's perfect day

    Reuters
    Vardy signs new deal to complete Leicester's perfect day

    England striker Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with Premier League leaders Leicester City that will keep him at the club until June 2019. The news completed a perfect Saturday for Leicester fans, still in ecstatic mood following the 3-1 win at Manchester City that left them five points clear at the top of the table. "I'm absolutely delighted to be fighting to achieve something special," Vardy told the club website (www.lcfc.co.uk). …

  • N. Korea praises rocket; others see covert missile test

    N. Korea praises rocket; others see covert missile test

    Associated Press
    N. Korea praises rocket; others see covert missile test

    For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world ... …

  • Smalling pays tribute to 'role model' Terry

    Smalling pays tribute to 'role model' Terry

    Omnisport
    Smalling pays tribute to 'role model' Terry

    Manchester United's Chris Smalling has showered Chelsea captain John Terry with praise ahead of United's trip to Stamford Bridge. …

  • Pellegrini says Leicester are worthy title favourites

    Pellegrini says Leicester are worthy title favourites

    Reuters
    Pellegrini says Leicester are worthy title favourites

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini conceded that Leicester City were worthy favourites to lift the Premier League title following his side's humbling in their top-of-the-table clash on Saturday. While he is confident the 3-1 defeat is just a blip for Manchester City with everything still to play for, he is dismayed by the news David Silva has joined a lengthy injury list and could miss another pivotal game against Tottenham Hotspur next weekend. At the end of a week in which his exit …