Stories by Steve Douglas

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Liverpool has fallen back in 2014

MANCHESTER, England - There was a very different feel to Christmas Day at Liverpool this season. And not a good one.
By Steve Douglas

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

New soccer academy opens in Manchester City

MANCHESTER, England - Six years into their reign and Manchester City's ambitious Abu Dhabi owners continue to change the landscape of English soccer.
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Tiny Gibraltar faces herculean task

GIBRALTAR - With a firefighter in goal, a customs agent anchoring the defense, a police officer and store worker roaming the midfield and a gym teacher on the attack, the best players from this ...
By Steve Douglas

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Poulter awakens from slumber

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Ian Poulter arrived at the Ryder Cup as the beating heart of the European team and the man the Americans wanted to take down. For nearly two rounds at Gleneagles, he ...
By Steve Douglas

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

McIlroy, Garcia get their wish to play together

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia began their lobbying to Europe captain Paul McGinley at the end of May to play together in the Ryder Cup. It took a few months for McGinley to ...
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Royal & Ancient Golf Club set for historic vote

The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women. On the same day Scotland votes on whether to become independent, a historic sporting decision will be made inside ...
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Questions abound for Manchester United

MANCHESTER, England - Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United. He couldn't have thought it would get this bad.
By Steve Douglas

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Manchester City set to defend title

MANCHESTER, England - The English Premier League is back - and it looks more competitive than ever this season.
By Steve Douglas

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Garcia takes his latest close call in stride

HOYLAKE, England -Another close call on golf's highest stage, but there were no tears or regrets for Sergio Garcia.
By Steve Douglas

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Two-tee start was right call, players say

HOYLAKE, England - If organizers of the British Open needed any vindication of their historic decision to use a two-tee start at Royal Liverpool on Saturday, it came from Rory McIlroy about 30 ...
By Steve Douglas

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Molinari brothers share healthy rivalry

Brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari are together on the British Open leaderboard.
By Steve Douglas

Friday, July 4, 2014

Germany is back in World Cup semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany delivered a performance of maturity and efficiency to hold off France 1-0 on Friday and become the first team to reach four consecutive semifinals in the World Cup.
By Steve Douglas

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Colombia beats Ivory Coast in World Cup

Colombia scored twice in six minutes in a lively second half to beat Ivory Coast 2-1 at the World Cup on Thursday and move to the brink of the knockout stage.
By Steve Douglas

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Manager fired by Manchester United

David Moyes was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday after exhausting the patience and losing the support of the club's American owners, the Glazer family.
By Steve Douglas

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Struggling Manchester United loses some of its luster

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United has just about faded into European soccer irrelevance.
By Steve Douglas

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Manchester United manager doesn't think job is in jeopardy

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United manager David Moyes dismissed suggestions his job is under threat, saying he has the full backing of the club's hierarchy.
By Steve Douglas

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Christmas means work, not rest, for Premier League

When you are sitting down to a big dinner and spending time with the family over the festive period, spare a thought for the likes of Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Sergio Aguero.
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Watson advice put Scott on majors trail

GULLANE, Scotland - Of all the words of consolation and advice for Adam Scott after his meltdown at last year's British Open, the most inspirational came from Tom Watson.
By Steve Douglas

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ferguson has 'fantastic' send-off

MANCHESTER, England - Alex Ferguson was given a fitting send-off in his final home game in charge of Manchester United as his club of nearly 27 years scored a trademark late winner against Swansea ...
By Steve Douglas

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stables put on lockdown after doping allegations

The head of Godolphin ordered one of his stables in Newmarket locked down and a full round of blood tests carried out on all his horses after one of his trainers was charged Wednesday in a major ...
By Steve Douglas
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