from Mark Lamport-Stokes:

Golf-Riviera win would feel like a U.S. Open for Goosen

February 22, 2015

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Retief Goosen has won two U.S. Opens in a stellar career and the chance to claim a first PGA Tour title in six years at the Northern Trust Open felt like he was in another U.S. Open campaign.

from Breakingviews:

Time for Greece’s Alexis Tsipras to keep his nerve in debt battle

By Hugo Dixon
February 21, 2015

Greek PM Tsipras attends a cabinet meeting at the parliament building in Athens

Greek PM Tsipras attends a cabinet meeting at the parliament building in Athens, Feb 21, 2015. REUTERS/Kostas Tsironis

from John Mehaffey:

Smiles and laughter return to West Indies

February 21, 2015

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - A spell of destructive fast bowling and a fine all-round performance from Andre Russell restored Caribbean smiles and laughter to the West Indies dressing room on Saturday.

from Mark Lamport-Stokes:

Unfamiliar spot for ‘Iceman’ Goosen at Riviera

February 21, 2015

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Nicknamed 'The Iceman' because of his steely demeanor, Retief Goosen found himself in unfamiliar territory after moving one stroke clear in the Northern Trust Open second round on Friday.Though the South African veteran has won more than 40 tournaments worldwide as a professional, he cannot recall being in the hunt for a title since he clinched his most recent victory on the PGA Tour, at the 2009 Transitions Championship.

from Clare Lovell:

Mourinho urges referees to protect Chelsea winger Hazard

February 21, 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Eden Hazard has asked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to find him shin pads that also protect the back of his legs after suffering a record number of fouls in the Premier League and European competition this season.

from Data Dive:

Oscar winners interactive, visualizing The Art of War, the quietest place in the U.S. and more

February 20, 2015

On this frigid Oscars weekend, rather than dig out from the latest snowstorm, dig in to this list of light-and-geeky links that Data Dive has compiled from the week that was.

from Breakingviews:

Time Warner Cable’s deal risk goes down to wire

February 20, 2015

By Jeffrey Goldfarb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Julie Gordon:

Canada aboriginal group weighing equity stake in LNG project

February 20, 2015

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A
Canadian aboriginal community that has partnered with Steelhead
LNG on a proposed major liquefied natural gas export terminal
plans to decide within months whether to take an equity stake in
the $30 billion project, one of its leaders said.

from Data Dive:

Since the Nasdaq bubble burst

February 20, 2015

People are nothing if not resilient; entrepreneurs even more so.

At market close on March 10, 2000, the Nasdaq composite hit 5048.62, an all-time high. Today, Nasdaq edged back to those all-time highs but exuberance was yielding to reason. As this Reuters graphic shows, the list of the Nasdaq's top 10 most valuable companies looked a lot different then.  Microsoft sat atop that peak-of-the-bubble market, with a market cap of $525.4 billion; but Facebook didn't yet exist, Google wasn't public and Apple closed the day at $4.49, about one twenty-eighth of its price today.

from Reuters FYI:

A much-needed Ebola breakthrough

February 20, 2015

Ebola survivors march in a Valentine's Day Parade in Monrovia February 14, 2015. REUTERS/Ricci Shryock

Ebola survivors march in a Valentine's Day Parade in Monrovia February 14, 2015. REUTERS/Ricci Shryock