1. Britain's Incredible Davis Cup Rise Marks a Success for Career Coaches

    On Sunday, Great Britain returned to the Davis Cup World Group. Britain, a team who just three years ago were struggling at the foot of international tennis. A team who have been without their best player for most of their ties during this rise...

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  2. Djokovic, Federer and Nadal: No Young Talent Can Scale Their Heights

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves. With the dust just settling at Flushing Meadows following this year's U.S. Open, now is the time for celebrating the victory of Rafael Nadal ...

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  3. Tottenham Expose AC Milan as Aging Also-Rans in Memorable Champions League Win

    There are a number of reasons that footballing theories become cliches, but foremost amongst them is that they are true...

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  4. Silver Future For Liverpool As Raheem Sterling Lights Up FA Youth Cup

    It is always possible to pinpoint a moment when a young player bursts into public consciousness. Pele winning the 1958 World Cup at 17. A 16 year-old Wayne Rooney beating David Seaman with a spectacular goal for Everton against Arsenal ...

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  5. Width Restriction Jams Champions League Hopes for Fernando Torres and Chelsea

    As Steve Claridge succinctly put it on Radio 5 Live, "If you want to know how to make a £50m player look rubbish, you've seen it there twice." The start of Fernando Torres ' career at Chelsea hasn't been as smooth as he would have liked...

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  6. Arsenal's Theo Walcott Shatters Fans' Illusions By Admitting to Cheating

    There's an old story about former US President Ronald Reagan that springs to mind. Before his political days, Reagan was a baseball commentator on local radio, covering the Chicago Cubs...

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  7. Rafael Benitez's Severance the Latest Liverpool FC Indignity

    He doesn't deserve this. The fans don't deserve this. The club doesn't deserve this. The reports that surfaced late last night of the Liverpool Board deciding to offer manager Rafael ...

    Jon Naylor Written by Jon Naylor about almost 5 years ago 925 reads 4 comments

  8. How a Liverpool Without Strikers Can Overcome Chelsea's Attacking Might

    On paper, it's a no-brainer. Liverpool, shorn of all recognised forwards, facing a Chelsea side who have scored an astonishing 26 goals in the last seven games, will not beat Chelsea...

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  9. Liverpool's Bid for Fourth Revived by the Fernando Torres Effect

    A brace from Fernando Torres might have secured the three points against Sunderland at Anfield on Sunday, but it is the shift in mentality across the pitch that has re-ignited Liverpool's race for fourth place...

    Jon Naylor Written by Jon Naylor about 5 years ago 231 reads 7 comments

  10. Liverpool-Manchester United: Three Battles That Will Decide Sunday's Game

    This is the fixture that Liverpool fans mark out in their calendars every summer. Manchester United at Old Trafford. Once the scene of so many disappointments, now the ground that Dossena lobbed Van der Sar...

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  11. Steven Gerrard Escapes FA Action: How Was His Offence Different Than Rio's?

    It has been announced that Steven Gerrard will not face FA disciplinary action for his foul on Michael Brown in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Portsmouth...

    Jon Naylor Written by Jon Naylor about 5 years ago 570 reads 7 comments

  12. Alberto Aquilani Begins to Justify Pricetag Ahead Of Man Utd on Sunday

    This is what Benitez paid the money for. Alberto Aquilani will today be feeling a lot better about himself and his Liverpool career after a man-of-the-match performance helped the Reds to a 4-1 win over Portsmouth...

    Jon Naylor Written by Jon Naylor about 5 years ago 576 reads 0 comments

  13. Lille 1-0 Liverpool: Different Competition, Same Disappointment

    Liverpool again succumbed to a team many would deem their inferior after another limp display saw the Reds lose 1-0 against Lille in the Europa League. Whilst it might have been a different country, it was the same old story...

    Jon Naylor Written by Jon Naylor about 5 years ago 120 reads 1 comments

  14. Dave Whelan Calls Liverpool "A Mess," and Sadly, He's Right

    Rafa Benitez has reacted angrily to comments made by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan on Monday night after Liverpool were defeated at the DW Stadium. Whelan spoke to Sky Sports, saying, "Liverpool are in a mess...

    Jon Naylor Written by Jon Naylor about 5 years ago 338 reads 10 comments

  15. Jamie Carragher Ready to Leave Liverpool: Are We Ready To Let Him Go?

    Jamie Carragher has today announced that he is fully prepared to walk out of Anfield if the club do not offer an extension to his current contract...

    Jon Naylor Written by Jon Naylor about 5 years ago 444 reads 9 comments

  16. Jose Reina: The Most Important Signing of Liverpool's Season

    Liverpool are set to announce their most important signing for next season when it is confirmed that Jose Reina has put pen to paper on a new deal at the club...

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  17. Champions League: Inter Milan Battle to First Leg Lead Against Chelsea

      Jose Mourinho's first match against Chelsea saw a tight affair evolve into a superb footballing contest, with the tie in the balance after the Blues scored a crucial away goal but were defeated 2-1 in the round of 16 tie at the San Siro...

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  18. Ashley Cole Caught Playing Away: The Curse of the Chelsea Back Four

    I suppose we should have expected it really.  Ashley Cole has been in the news for two reasons today: firstly, his reported 'outrage' at the £400,000 fine laid on him by Chelsea for his alleged ...

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  19. Portsmouth to Sell Out Of The Transfer Window: A Dangerous Precedent?

    With the way that football’s finances are going, this was bound to happen sooner or later. Portsmouth have made an official request to the Premier League to be allowed to sell players outside the window in a bid to ease their financial state...

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  20. Bahrain GP in 22 Days: Formula 1 Testing Begins in Jerez

    Formula 1 2010 has already started to take shape. Most of the manufacturers, even the smaller ones, have now broken cover with their new shapes for 2010...

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  21. Liverpool's Europa League Campaign: A Thoroughly Unwelcome Distraction

    Liverpool will tomorrow face off against Unirea Urziceni of Romania at Anfield in their first involvement in the reincarnation of the UEFA Cup, the Europa League...

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  22. 2010 Winter Olympics: South Korea's Scientific Investment Strikes Skating Gold

    South Korean speed skaters have shocked the sport by taking two gold medals as well as a silver in the 2010 Winter Olympics...

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  23. Gordon Taylor and the PFA Shy Away from Homophobia in Football

    There are around 2,800 players in the Premiership and Football League. On average, 6.6% of the UK’s population is homosexual , according to a 2005 government survey. So, by rights, there should be around 175 gay footballers...

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  24. Ashley Cole Breaks Ankle: Will Wayne Bridge Play with JT for England?

    You couldn’t make it up. Just as it seems that the John Terry saga had been put to rest, events unfold that will cast it firmly back into the spotlight...

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  25. Roberto Mancini Starts Saliva Testing at Man City: The Science Theory

    Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, has introduced saliva tests to the club in a bid to monitor the player’s hormone levels. The astute application of this technique to a football setting could prove very useful for City...

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