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Oct 4, 2015

Mourinho tells Chelsea they can sack him but he’s not quitting

LONDON (Reuters) – With as much bravado as he could muster, a grim-faced Jose Mourinho said he would not walk out of Chelsea despite his champions suffering their fourth defeat in eight Premier League matches and languishing 16th in the table.

After losing 3-1 to Southampton at Stamford Bridge, he declared he was still the best man for the job echoing the “Special One” arrogance with which he arrived at Chelsea for his first spell as manager 11 years ago.

Oct 3, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho tells Chelsea they can sack him but he’s not quitting

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – With as much bravado as he could muster, a grim-faced Jose Mourinho said he would not walk out of Chelsea despite his champions suffering their fourth defeat in eight Premier League matches and languishing 16th in the table.

After losing 3-1 to Southampton at Stamford Bridge, he declared he was still the best man for the job echoing the “Special One” arrogance with which he arrived at Chelsea for his first spell as manager 11 years ago.

Sep 19, 2015

Wenger slams referee and Diego Costa after loss at Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Disgruntled Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger criticised referee Mike Dean on Saturday after he failed to sanction Chelsea’s controversial striker Diego Costa but sent off two Arsenal players in a bad-tempered London derby.

Arsenal lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge but it was Costa’s tangling with their defence that most offended the manager.

Sep 19, 2015

Soccer-Wenger slams referee and Diego Costa after loss at Chelsea

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Disgruntled Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger criticised referee Mike Dean on Saturday after he failed to sanction Chelsea’s controversial striker Diego Costa but sent off two Arsenal players in a bad-tempered London derby.

Arsenal lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge but it was Costa’s tangling with their defence that most offended the manager.

Aug 29, 2015

Mourinho aims dig at Chelsea performance and spirit

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho blamed an under-performing handful of his multi-millionaire Chelsea players and a bad refereeing decision after suffering the second home defeat of his 200-match Premier League career on Saturday.

The Portuguese also aimed a dig at the spirit of the champions, who have taken only four points from their first four matches this season, and said that three substitutions were not enough as his team went down 2-1 to a fired-up Crystal Palace.

Aug 29, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho aims dig at Chelsea performance and spirit

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho blamed an under-performing handful of his multi-millionaire Chelsea players and a bad refereeing decision after suffering the second home defeat of his 200-match Premier League career on Saturday.

The Portuguese also aimed a dig at the spirit of the champions, who have taken only four points from their first four matches this season, and said that three substitutions were not enough as his team went down 2-1 to a fired-up Crystal Palace.

Jul 8, 2015

Gasquet downs Wawrinka in battle of booming backhands

LONDON (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet sent French Open champion Stan Wawrinka flying out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, winning the battle of the slingshot backhands 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second time.

Wawrinka, bidding for a rare French Open and Wimbledon double, looked out of sorts from the first set, spraying his groundstrokes uncharacteristically long and wide on a breezy Court One and failing to tame the stinging backhand of the 21st-seeded Gasquet.

Jul 8, 2015

Older and wiser Gasquet relishes win over Wawrinka

LONDON (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet will relish every moment of his Wimbledon victory over French Open champion Stan Wawrinka because reaching a grand slam semi-final is something that does not come round very often.

The 29-year-old Frenchman stunned an enthused Court One crowd with a spirited 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9 quarter-final win on Wednesday, eight years after he last made the final four here.

Jul 8, 2015

Tennis-Older and wiser Gasquet relishes win over Wawrinka

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet will relish every moment of his Wimbledon victory over French Open champion Stan Wawrinka because reaching a grand slam semi-final is something that does not come round very often.

The 29-year-old Frenchman stunned an enthused Court One crowd with a spirited 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9 quarter-final win on Wednesday, eight years after he last made the final four here.

Jul 8, 2015

Tennis-Gasquet downs Wawrinka in battle of booming backhands

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet sent French Open champion Stan Wawrinka flying out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, winning the battle of the slingshot backhands 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second time.

Wawrinka, bidding for a rare French Open and Wimbledon double, looked out of sorts from the first set, spraying his groundstrokes uncharacteristically long and wide on a breezy Court One and failing to tame the stinging backhand of the 21st-seeded Gasquet.