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Lifting Liverpool! Rodgers aims to get Reds back on track against Stoke today

Lifting Liverpool! Rodgers aims to get Reds back on track against Stoke today

November 29, 2014

LONDON, Nov 29 — Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to kick-start the club’s spluttering campaign against Stoke today. Reds boss Rodgers has been forced to answer questions about his job security for the first time in his reign after Liverpool plummeted to 12th in the Premier League following successive defeats by Newcastle, Chelsea and Crystal Palace. They also suffered a setback in the Champions League in midweek, conceding an 88th-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at... Read more

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Ahmad Wartam, former Singapore goalie, dies at 79

Ahmad Wartam, former Singapore goalie, dies at 79 SINGAPORE, Nov 29 — Former Singapore goalkeeper Ahmad Wartam,79, died here yesterday, said the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).   Ahmad, who is also the father of LionsXII head... Read more

After Henman criticism, Murray defends coach Amelie Mauresmo

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Scottish Cup: At Tynecastle, Celtic in for tough test tomorrow

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Flanker Tom Wood: England not fazed by criticism

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EPL: In top-four audition for Champions League, Southampton face mighty City tomorrow

EPL: In top-four audition for Champions League, Southampton face mighty City tomorrow LONDON, Nov 29 — Southampton’s nascent quest for Champions League qualification faces an acid test over the next 10 days, beginning with tomorrow’s visit of Premier League champions... Read more

Holywood actor Rourke returns to ring at 62… and wins

Holywood actor Rourke returns to ring at 62… and wins MOSCOW, Nov 29 — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke picked up his boxing career last night in Moscow at 62-years-old — and beat his far younger opponent in the second round. Rourke, wearing red... Read more

Axiata Cup: Malaysia to meet Indonesia today after beating Asia All Stars 3-1

Axiata Cup: Malaysia to meet Indonesia today after beating Asia All Stars 3-1 KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The national badminton squad collected another three points when they defeated Asia All Stars 3-1 in their second match of the 2014 Axiata Cup Badminton Championship... Read more

Ligue 1: Marseille cements top spot with win at Nantes

Ligue 1: Marseille cements top spot with win at Nantes PARIS, Nov 29 — Florian Thauvin scored one goal and set up another as Ligue 1 leaders Marseille beat Nantes 2-0 at the Stade Velodrome yesterday evening. Thauvin deftly converted a Dimitri... Read more


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England's Bopara plays a shot next to Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Sangakkara during their second ODI cricket match in Colombo November 29, 2014. — Reuters pic