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Nuremburg sack coach Verbeek BERLIN: Bundesliga strugglers Nuremburg announced on Wednesday that coach Gertjan Verbeek has been sacked.The decision to fire the 51-year-old Dutchman follows a 4-1 home to defeat to Bayer Leverkusen last weekend that left the club second bottom of the league and facing relegation."After a run of defeats for the club, we have decided to take the necessary steps to get back to winning ways while we still have three matches to play," general manager Martin Bader said.Verbeek was appointed Nuremburg coach last October, taking over from the sacked Michael Wiesinger. He had previously lost his job at AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch first division.Under-23s coach Roger Prinzen will take over as coach on an interim basis.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Ryder Cup hero Poulter says big players on form SHENZHEN: Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter believes Europe's key Ryder Cup players are coming into form just at the right time for September's clash against the United States at Gleneagles in Scotland.The hero of the "Miracle in Medinah" two years ago and Europe's win in Wales in 2010 told reporters in China Wednesday the continent would have a "great team" for the biennial event."I think (captain) Paul McGinley will be fairly happy with the players ...

David Moyes 'furious and disgusted' over sacking According to the Daily Mirror ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes is ‘furious and disgusted’ with the club over the method of his sacking.Moyes, who will be replaced by player-coach Ryan Giggs, was fired yesterday, only 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.The 50-year-old boss is reportedly miffed with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for keeping him unaware of what United was planning for him. The Daily Mirror reveals on the day of his departure Moyes had ...

Injured Cech to miss rest of Chelsea's season MADRID: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss the rest of the season after landing heavily and injuring his right arm in Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg. The Czech Republic international was replaced by 41-year-old Mark Schwarzer in the 18th minute at the Vicente Calderon after Atletico midfielder Raul Garcia took a tumble and felled the keeper at a corner."Petr Cech was knocked over. I don't remember which ...

Real's Bale a doubt for Bayern game with illness MADRID: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich due to illness, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. Bale, who has been suffering from flu, trained with the rest of the squad earlier on Tuesday but had not been able to join up with them later at their hotel, the reports said.Real medical staff had recommended he remain at home to avoid infecting his team mates, ...

Sydney FC sack coach Farina SYDNEY: Australian club Sydney FC on Wednesday announced they had fired Frank Farina and were seeking a new coach after being eliminated in the A-League play-offs.The former national coach paid the price for a mixed season which saw the big spending outfit rally to finish fifth in the 10-team league."Frank joined us as coach in a difficult period last season and has always given his absolute dedication and commitment to the club," chairman Scott Barlow ...

Flu-hit Stenson has Tiger in his sights SHENZHEN: Henrik Stenson has been hit by a heavy dose of flu as he bids to win his first title of the year and move towards Tiger Woods's world number one spot at this week's Volvo China Open.The Swede, on the back of his historic exploits last season, is considered favourite at the $3.2 million event ahead of Jason Dufner, Ian Poulter and Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang.But the world number three will have to shake ...


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