Premier League

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  • Forsooth! Joy for Richard III as Leicester shock world

    By Ossian Shine LONDON (Reuters) - There was no shortage of superlatives on Tuesday after little Leicester City were crowned champions of the world's richest soccer league. A Bangkok monk said the power of Buddhism had lifted the Thai-owned club to victory, while some fans closer to home gave…

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  • Leicester stand to gain up to $365 million windfall

    (Reuters) - Leicester City have the chance of making anything between 150 million pounds ($220 million) and 250 million pounds ($365 million) from their sensational Premier League triumph, according to sports marketing experts. The city of Leicester in England's Midlands should also expect to…

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  • Leicester cannot repeat their title glory - Ranieri

    (Reuters) - Claudio Ranieri warned Leicester City fans, who were still in dreamland on Tuesday following their side's "unbelievable" Premier League triumph, that a repeat next season could not happen. The Foxes' Italian manager, talking for the first time since Leicester's victory was sealed on…

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  • Leicester's Premier League fairytale makes papers worldwide

    (Reuters) - Leicester City's remarkable Premier League triumph after starting the season as 5,000-1 outsiders to win the title made the pages of the press around the world on Tuesday. Leicester clinched the English league title for the first time in their 132-year history on Monday night when…

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  • Tottenham lose their heads and title chances

    Tottenham Hotspur lost their cool and their Premier League title hopes as they let slip a two-goal lead at Chelsea to draw a stormy London derby 2-2 on Monday. Comfortably ahead at halftime with goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, Spurs were on course for a first win at Stamford Bridge in 26…

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  • British soccer team Leicester celebrates 5,000-1 title success

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Leicester City's Premier League title dream became reality on Monday when one of the greatest sporting fairytales reached its conclusion in west London where chasing Tottenham Hotspur were held 2-2 by Chelsea. The result provoked an outpouring of celebration in…

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  • Chelsea fightback ends Tottenham title bid

    Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of a first victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 26 years disappeared as a 2-2 draw left Leicester City celebrating the Premier League title on Monday. Tottenham, needing to win to take the title race to the penultimate weekend of the season, were deservedly ahead at…

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  • Leicester City's Premier League title defies any logical explanation

    One of the Premier League's smallest clubs winning the whole thing defies definition.

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  • Leicester's amazing year from impending doom to unimagined glory

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - In April last year Leicester City were seven points adrift at the foot of the Premier League and seemingly going down. Leicester lose 4-3 at Tottenham Hotspur to find themselves bottom, seven points adrift. Jamie Vardy scores - his second goal of a season…

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  • Is Leicester's 5,000-1 upset the greatest sporting shock?

    By Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) - At the start of the English football season last August, bookmakers in Britain were offering odds of 5,000-1 against Leicester City winning the Premier League. The bookies offered odds 10 times more generous that the Loch Ness Monster would be discovered. Or…

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  • Ranieri turns back the clock to make Leicester champions

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Harking back to a previous era and ripping up a text book full of received wisdom, Leicester City's remarkable title triumph has been founded on a footballing philosophy that many had consigned to the dustbin. The statistics of a stunning campaign tell an…

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  • Vardy's rags to riches rise a victory for the dreamers

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - In years to come when people recall how Leicester's City intrepid Foxes turned sporting logic on its head to become champions of England it will be Jamie's Vardy's rags to riches tale that may sound the most implausible. It will also offer hope to the thousands…

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  • Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Hazard’s late goal hands Leicester City the title

    In need of a win to keep their title hopes alive, Tottenham squandered a 2-0 halftime lead at Stamford Bridge, settling for a 2-2 draw with Chelsea to hand Leicester the trophy.

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  • Five changes Chelsea must make next season

    With a disappointing Premier League campaign coming to a close, FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey offers some suggestions for last season's league champions.

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  • Manchester United 1-1 Leicester City: 10-man Leicester earns point, but must wait for the trophy

    The Foxes didn't clinch the Premier League title but they still earned a massive point at Old Trafford on Wes Morgan's equalizer.

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