Stories by Rob Harris

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bolt healthy, ready to run at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland - Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of attention paid to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the ...
By Rob Harris

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United

While avoiding starting his Man­chester United reign with any bold predictions or statements of intent, Louis van Gaal still projected an aura of authority and conviction in his ability to ...
By Rob Harris

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Manchester City takes Premier League crown

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City won the Premier League for the second time in three seasons with a 2-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday that required far less drama than two years ago.
By Rob Harris

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hillsborough tragedy questioned

LONDON - As Liverpool closes in on its first English league title in 24 years, fans are returning to the club's darkest day.
By Rob Harris

Sunday, March 9, 2014

US paralympian reunites with birth mother

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Pushing through pain in her debut at the Winter Paralympics, Tatyana McFadden only had to remember who was watching to draw inspiration on this emotional homecoming.
By Rob Harris

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Paralympians from Ukraine, Russia stand together

SOCHI, Russia - In the fading light in the mountains above Sochi, the athletes and flags from Russia and Ukraine appeared side by side Saturday, united by success on the opening day at the ...
By Rob Harris

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Manchester United continues to struggle

Manchester United continues to struggle on the pitch, losing 3-1 to Chelsea on Monday, but coach David Moyes isn't panicking - yet.
By Rob Harris

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Russian city mourns as torch nears stop

After a journey of joy across nine time zones and into space, the Olympic torch relay is approaching something the Winter Games' organizers and Russia's leaders didn't plan for and certainly ...
By Rob Harris

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Manchester United survivor of 1958 crash, dies

LONDON – Bill Foulkes, a Manchester United defender who survived the 1958 Munich air crash that killed eight players and had a key role in the storied team’s recovery, died Monday. He was 81.
By Rob Harris

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Manchester United says revenue tops $660 million

Manchester United, the popular English Premier League club, has announced that it will post record revenue this season in excess of $660 million.
By Rob Harris

Monday, July 8, 2013

American goalie, 42, still at it in Premier League

American-born goalie Brad Friedel still at it for Tottenham in the Premier League at 42 years old.
By Rob Harris

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blatter calls Confederations Cup 'success' despite unrest

RIO DE JANEIRO - FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Monday declared the Confederations Cup a success despite clashes between police and protesters near some matches.
By Rob Harris

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tiny Tahiti gets to celebrate despite rout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - The record books will show a 6-1 drubbing by Nigeria, but Tahiti avoided humiliation by scoring a single goal and iginited the crowd in the Confederations Cup match.
By Rob Harris

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ferguson's storied career ends with draw

WEST BROMWICH, England -- Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson ended his legendary career with a thrilling 5-5 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
By Rob Harris

Thursday, May 16, 2013

David Beckham set to retire

David Beckham, whose curling free kicks, rugged good looks and celebrity marriage made him one of the most famous athletes in the world, is retiring from soccer.
By Rob Harris

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wigan pulls off shocker in FA Cup final

LONDON - In one of the biggest FA Cup final upsets, Wigan, a team playing non-league football 35 years ago and assembled for barely $30 million, beat big-spending Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday.
By Rob Harris

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Moyes to succeed Ferguson as Man U coach

MANCHESTER, England - The job of coaching one of football's most iconic teams has been granted to David Moyes, a former professional player who will have to step into the shoes of fellow ...
By Rob Harris

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

United manager Ferguson plans to retire

Legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who has won 38 major trophies in his career, says he will retire at the end of the season.
By Rob Harris

Monday, April 8, 2013

Former British prime minister will not be remembered as a sports fan

Margaret Thatcher barely concealed her distaste for sports while serving as prime minister of Britain. Instead, she tried to use the athletic arena as a political weapon of sorts during the Cold ...
By Rob Harris

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

London throws parade for British athletes

For the final extravaganza in an extraordinary summer in London, an estimated 1 million flag-waving Britons toasted their sporting heroes.
By Rob Harris
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