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Football: Dendoncker denies United, violence mars Lyon-Besiktas

BRUSSELS: Leander Dendoncker struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw for Anderlecht against Manchester United in the first leg of Thursday’s (Apr 13) Europa League quarter-final, while crowd trouble overshadowed Lyon’s tie with Besiktas. Belgian international midfielder Dendoncker rose to majestically power home a header from Ivan Obradovic’s cross four minutes from time and cancel… Read More »

Back injury forces Leicester Tigers prop Ayerza to retire

REUTERS: Leicester Tigers and Argentina prop Marcos Ayerza has retired from professional rugby after being advised to end his playing career due to a back injury, the English Premiership club said on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Ayerza, who last played for the club against Harlequins in November 2016, made 246 appearances during his 11 years at… Read More »

Rugby – Marler calls condensed Six Nations proposal 'ridiculous'

REUTERS: England prop Joe Marler believes the proposal to condense the Six Nations to a six-week tournament is “ridiculous”, saying some international players may need to sit out tours in order to recover from the hectic schedule. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is looking to scrap one of the two rest weeks in the tournament… Read More »

Swansea's Clement eager to capitalise on West Ham's woes

REUTERS: Swansea City will look to exploit West Ham United’s poor form in recent weeks when they visit the London Stadium on Saturday, manager Paul Clement said. West Ham’s 3-0 loss at Arsenal on Wednesday marked their fifth consecutive defeat as they dropped to 15th in the table, five points above the relegation zone. Swansea… Read More »