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Sep 21, 2014

Nonplussed Lampard rewrites his Chelsea story with City goal

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho declared the love story was over and a bemused Frank Lampard said he was lost for words after the former Chelsea midfielder came on as a substitute for Manchester City and scored against the club he had called his own for 13 years.

Lampard had often stolen headlines for Chelsea but the club’s record scorer never believed that his first goal after leaving London would rob them of victory in the Premier League and send banner writers into a frenzy.

Sep 21, 2014

Soccer-Nonplussed Lampard rewrites his Chelsea story with City goal

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho declared the love story was over and a bemused Frank Lampard said he was lost for words after the former Chelsea midfielder came on as a substitute for Manchester City and scored against the club he had called his own for 13 years.

Lampard had often stolen headlines for Chelsea but the club’s record scorer never believed that his first goal after leaving London would rob them of victory in the Premier League and send banner writers into a frenzy.

Sep 13, 2014

It’s not normal, says Mourinho of Costa’s exploits

LONDON (Reuters) – Diego Costa left the Stamford Bridge pitch to exultant cheers after a hat-trick against Swansea City on Saturday highlighted a breathless start to a Chelsea career for a team that has been designed around him.

Manager Jose Mourinho said he had built his side to accommodate the powerful Brazil-born Spanish striker but he also tried to calm expectations and take the pressure off his new recruit.

Sep 13, 2014

Soccer-It’s not normal, says Mourinho of Costa’s exploits

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Diego Costa left the Stamford Bridge pitch to exultant cheers after a hat-trick against Swansea City on Saturday highlighted a breathless start to a Chelsea career for a team that has been designed around him.

Manager Jose Mourinho said he had built his side to accommodate the powerful Brazil-born Spanish striker but he also tried to calm expectations and take the pressure off his new recruit.

Sep 13, 2014

Soccer-It’s not normal, says Mourinho of Costa’s Chelsea exploits

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Diego Costa left the Stamford Bridge pitch to exultant cheers after a hat-trick against Swansea City on Saturday highlighted a breathless start to a Chelsea career for a team that has been designed around him.

Manager Jose Mourinho said he had built his side to accommodate the powerful Brazil-born Spanish striker but he also tried to calm expectations and take the pressure off his new recruit.

Sep 11, 2014

Falcao stays cool under Manchester United glare

LONDON (Reuters) – A composed and measured Radamel Falcao made his media bow at Manchester United on Thursday, showing few signs of the weight of goal-scoring expectation on his shoulders.

United, who have managed only two points in three league games under new coach Louis van Gaal so far this season, paraded Falcao and fellow new signing Daley Blind to the press and cameras before their expected debuts against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Sep 11, 2014

Soccer-Falcao stays cool under Manchester United glare

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – A composed and measured Radamel Falcao made his media bow at Manchester United on Thursday, showing few signs of the weight of goal-scoring expectation on his shoulders.

United, who have managed only two points in three league games under new coach Louis van Gaal so far this season, paraded Falcao and fellow new signing Daley Blind to the press and cameras before their expected debuts against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Sep 10, 2014

Czechs chase third straight final away to France

By Clare Lovell

(Reuters) – A noisy crowd, big stage and Roland Garros atmosphere could play an important part in France’s Davis Cup semi-final against record-chasing champions Czech Republic, according to old hands Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Radek Stepanek.

Tsonga, who leads a talented team of top 30-ranked players including Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau into this weekend’s tie, said the home crowd on familiar French Open clay would propel them to their first final since 2010.

Sep 10, 2014

Tennis-Czechs chase third straight final away to France

Sept 10 (Reuters) – A noisy crowd, big stage and Roland Garros atmosphere could play an important part in France’s Davis Cup semi-final against record-chasing champions Czech Republic, according to old hands Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Radek Stepanek.

Tsonga, who leads a talented team of top 30-ranked players including Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau into this weekend’s tie, said the home crowd on familiar French Open clay would propel them to their first final since 2010.

Jul 5, 2014

Time to reflect for battered Bouchard

LONDON (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard finally had time to think what went wrong when she sat in the engraving room waiting for the roof to close before her opponent Petra Kvitova took the plaudits and received the Wimbledon women’s singles trophy.

The 20-year-old had hardly had time to catch her breath, let alone consider how to fight back, during a whirlwind 55-minute battering by the Czech sixth seed.