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Football: United break with tradition in Moyes sacking

By sacking David Moyes as manager after less than a season in charge, Manchester United contravened the principles explicitly laid out by his illustrious predecessor Alex Ferguson. Ferguson was granted a three-and-a-half-year grace period before winning the first of his 38 trophies as United manager, in 1990, and he expected his successor, who he hand-picked himself, to be shown the same patience.

United must move fast with vital window looming

By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United must move quickly to appoint a new manager and give him maximum time to operate in what will be a critical transfer window for the club. A season of abject failure under David Moyes brought a swift end to the former Everton manager's reign at Old Trafford and United will have to act equally decisively to install the right man to try to revive their fortunes.

Football: Chelsea suffer double injury blow

Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss the rest of the season delivering a huge blow to Chelsea's Premier League and Champions League title winning aspirations after he was injured during his club's 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg match on Tuesday. In a double injury blow it was also revealed by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that captain John Terry will miss the rest of the Premier League season because of a foot injury he suffered in the second-half of the match.

Football: Leicester beat Bolton to win Championship

Leicester assured themselves of finishing top of the second tier Championship with a 1-0 win over Bolton on Tuesday. Leicester, who had already clinched promotion back to the Premier League for the first time since 2004 earlier this month, getting the crucial goal through midfielder Lloyd Dyer in the 62nd minute. Burnley will finish second and take the other automatic place in the Premier League. Elsewhere the tight race for the play-off places saw Reading move into sixth spot -- the final place for the play-offs -- as they beat Middlesbrough 2-0.

Football: Leicester beat Bolton to win Championship

Leicester assured themselves of finishing top of the second tier Championship with a 1-0 win over Bolton on Tuesday. Leicester, who had already clinched promotion back to the Premier League for the first time since 2004 earlier this month, getting the crucial goal through midfielder Lloyd Dyer in the 62nd minute. Burnley will finish second and take the other automatic place in the Premier League. Elsewhere the tight race for the play-off places saw Reading move into sixth spot -- the final place for the play-offs -- as they beat Middlesbrough 2-0.

Football: Chelsea hold out for Atletico stalemate in Madrid

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will have it all to play for when they meet in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final in London next Wednesday after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday. Chances were far and few between as Chelsea set up to stifle the hosts with two late headers from Raul Garcia the closest Atletico came to breaking the deadlock.

Football: Man United fire Moyes over season of disaster

Manchester United on Tuesday sacked manager David Moyes after a disastrous 10-month spell that left the world-famous Premier League club in turmoil. The English giants followed the stunning announcement by naming veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs as interim manager. Moyes, 50, succeeded Alex Ferguson at the Old Trafford helm last July, but the season quickly became a nightmare as the team slumped to a series of embarrassing defeats. After feverish speculation, United confirmed the sacking in a brief statement.

Football: Chelsea hold out for Atletico stalemate in Madrid

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will have it all to play for when they meet in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final in London next Wednesday after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday. Chances were far and few between as Chelsea set up to stifle the hosts with two late headers from Raul Garcia the closest Atletico came to breaking the deadlock.

Man Utd shares jump 6% after manager Moyes booted

Shares of Manchester United jumped six percent Tuesday after the struggling Premier League giant sacked manager David Moyes just 10 months into the job. Shares of the popular British football team, traded on the New York Stock Exchange, leaped in opening trade and rose to $19.18, before closing at $18.78, their best level since May 2, 2013. The company announced Moyes's departure ahead of the market opening, a much-anticipated move after the club's poor showing this season.

Moyes axed by Man Utd after season of failure

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's succession planning for life after Alex Ferguson was left in tatters on Tuesday when manager David Moyes was sacked after 10 troubled months of failure and frustration at a club used to seamless success. Moyes, appointed with a six-year contract on the direction of retiring fellow-Scot Ferguson last July after 11 years at Everton, did not even get to complete his first season as the club's American owners, the Glazer family, ran out of patience.
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