Stories by Rob Harris

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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

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Pistorius apologizes for criticizing rival's blades

Oscar Pistorius apologized Monday for the timing of his complaints about a rival's blades following his defeat in the Paralympic 200-meter final, but insisted that officials need to change the ...
By Rob Harris

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012

Pistorius shifts focus from 100 race

Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius said Tuesday that he could struggle to defend his Paralympic title in the 100 meters, opting instead to focus on winning the 200 and 400 again.
By Rob Harris

Saturday, June 23, 2012

England, Italy exceeding expectations

KRAKOW, Poland - Italy is restoring pride in a tarnished national game while England is shaking off past inhibitions at the European Championship.
By Rob Harris

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Manchester City claims title

In the closing moments of the Premier League's most dramatic season, Manchester City had just enough time for one final, breathtaking twist.
By Rob Harris

Sunday, April 8, 2012

British officials fearful of Olympic protesters

Britain's Olympic chief fears the London Games could be marred by a protest like the one that disrupted the Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge on the River Thames.
By Rob Harris

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Muamba improving after collapse

English soccer player Fabrice Muamba began breathing on his own and responding to family members Monday, showing significant signs of recovery two days after going into cardiac arrest during a match.
By Rob Harris

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

English player charged with racially abusing an opponent

LONDON - England captain John Terry will be the first footballer to face a court in Britain on a charge of racially abusing an opponent, the most serious step yet in a crackdown on racism in the ...
By Rob Harris
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