MANCHESTER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MANCHESTER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Manchester United falters in opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58305042-77/united-gaal-manchester-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58305042-77/united-gaal-manchester-team.html.csp">Manchester United falters in opener</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:01:57.328-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manchester, England • Louis van Gaal lost his first Premier League game with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford. Gylfi Sigurdsson took advantage of poor defending to score the Welsh club’s winning goal in the 72nd minute. United captain Wayne Rooney had tied the match after Ki Sung-yeung opened the scoring. “We never played as a team — that is our error,” Van Gaal told BT Sport telev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583050422014-08-16T23:01:57.328-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-16T23:01:57.328-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58305042@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:57 MDT Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246070-68/sudan-ibrahim-death-sudanese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246070-68/sudan-ibrahim-death-sudanese.html.csp">Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:35:26.397-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Philadelphia • A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was later overturned, left Europe on Thursday for the United States, where she will make her new home. The woman, Meriam Ibrahim, was due to arrive with her husband and their children in Philadelphia on Thursday on a flight from Rome, where last week they met privately with Pope Francis. The Rev. William Devlin, a New York City pastor who has helped the family, said they would be flyi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460702014-07-31T09:35:26.397-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:35:26.397-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246070@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:35:26 MDT Manchester United clinches $1.3 billion Adidas deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58182494-79/united-adidas-deal-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58182494-79/united-adidas-deal-million.html.csp">Manchester United clinches $1.3 billion Adidas deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROB HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T10:32:55.441-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manchester United has secured the most lucrative kit deal in football, announcing that Adidas has agreed to pay $1.3 billion over 10 years to take over the sponsorship from Nike. The deal, worth 75 million pounds ($128 million) a year from 2015, was announced after Nike decided that trebling the cost of its existing 13-year equipment supply contract was not good value for the company. The eagerness of Adidas to make the United kits is evidence of the durability of United’s brand value despite it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581824942014-07-14T10:32:55.441-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T10:32:55.441-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182494@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:32:55 MDT Nike ending sponsorship with Man United in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161393-79/nike-united-sponsorship-2015.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161393-79/nike-united-sponsorship-2015.html.csp">Nike ending sponsorship with Man United in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T12:02:02.097-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 12:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manchester, England • Nike has announced its sponsorship of Manchester United will end after the 2014-15 season after they failed to agree on terms for an extension. Nike says in a statement that “the terms that were on offer for a renewed contract did not represent good value for Nike’s shareholders.” The sportswear giant has partnered United for 12 years, and says it hopes for “a successful final season with the club.”</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581613932014-07-08T12:02:02.097-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T12:02:02.097-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161393@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:02:02 MDT