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Villa must handle relegation dogfight pressure: Sherwood LONDON: Aston Villa players must accept and cope with the pressure they are under as they battle to retain their Premier League status, manager Tim Sherwood said on Monday.Sherwood has overseen two defeats since taking the job and Villa lie second from bottom with 11 matches left, putting their 27-year stay in the top flight in peril heading into Tuesday's home game against West Bromwich Albion."The pressure should be on them already. If they are not feeling the pressure being second bottom of the league, playing for a massive club like Aston Villa then something is seriously wrong," the new manager told a news conference.Villa took the lead against Stoke City before losing 2-1 to a last-gasp penalty and they went down 1-0 at Newcastle United on Saturday."I was far more encouraged in the Newcastle game than Stoke but that's because I've had more time," Sherwood said."Zero points could have ...

Everton and Chelsea fined over player misconduct LONDON: Chelsea and Everton have both been fined 30,000 pounds ($46,100)for players' misconduct during their Premier League match last month at Stamford Bridge, the Football Association said on Monday.Tempers boiled over near the end of a feisty game with players from both sides involved in a melee."Following an incident in the 86th minute of their fixture on 11 February 2015, both clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly ...
Van Praag wants full disclosure of World Cup report AMSTERDAM: FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag said he would ensure full disclosure of Michael Garcia's report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if he is elected in May.Soccer's governing body has been under pressure to publish former FIFA ethics investigator Garcia's report to help shed light on what happened during the turbulent process for the tournaments awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively.Van Praag, the president of the Dutch football ...
Berger so close to remarkable rookie win PALM BEACH GARDENS: Rookie Daniel Berger came from nine strokes behind the lead to enter a playoff for the Honda Classic on Monday but lost out on the second sudden-death hole to Ireland's Padraig Harrington.The 21-year-old Floridian, whose father Jay was a professional tennis player, reaching the quarter-finals in the French Open and U.S. Open, is ranked 173rd in the world, but showed the talent and poise to suggest his maiden win isn't far away."If ...
Peru name Argentine Gareca as new national team manager SAO PAULO: Argentine Ricardo Gareca has been charged with guiding Peru through this year's Copa America and the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup after he was named as the country's coach.Gareca, who has won Peruvian and Argentine domestic titles with Universitario de Deportes and Velez Sarsfield respectively, was appointed until the end of the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) said.He returns to management after being ...
Harrington clears mental hurdle to return to winner's circle PALM BEACH GARDENS: Padraig Harrington's drop down the rankings ended with a playoff win over Daniel Berger at the Honda Classic on Monday, the Irishman keeping those barren days out of mind during a thrilling final round."I was not allowing my emotions to get away with me," said Harrington, who had not won on the PGA or European Tour for nearly seven years. "I never once considered how important this win is to me"I'm playing ...
France's Parra ruled out for 10 weeks CLERMONT-FERRAND: France scrum half Morgan Parra will be out for around 10 weeks with a ruptured posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, his Top 14 club Clermont announced on Monday.Parra was forced off in the 53rd minute of France's 20-13 defeat to Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday and underwent tests on Monday which revealed the extent of the injury.He will now miss the rest of France's Six Nations campaign and Clermont's European ...

 



 
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