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Mar 12, 2015

Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Ever since he was a little boy, Lewis Hamilton has been besotted by Ayrton Senna. More than 20 years after the Brazilian’s death, little has changed.

Even with a second Formula One world championship under his belt, Hamilton remains driven by the prospect of matching the feats of his childhood hero.

Mar 12, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna

MELBOURNE, March 12 (Reuters) – Ever since he was a little boy, Lewis Hamilton has been besotted by Ayrton Senna. More than 20 years after the Brazilian’s death, little has changed.

Even with a second Formula One world championship under his belt, Hamilton remains driven by the prospect of matching the feats of his childhood hero.

Mar 11, 2015

Cartwheeling Hassan an unlikely star of the World Cup

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – At a World Cup where millionaires and refugees share the same stage, it is little surprise that one of the standouts of the tournament is also one of the most unlikely.

With his face covered in warpaint and his hair kept in place by a bandana in the Afghan flag colours, Hamid Hassan has emerged as one of the cult figures of the World Cup.

Mar 11, 2015

Cricket-Cartwheeling Hassan an unlikely star of the World Cup

MELBOURNE, March 11 (Reuters) – At a World Cup where millionaires and refugees share the same stage, it is little surprise that one of the standouts of the tournament is also one of the most unlikely.

With his face covered in warpaint and his hair kept in place by a bandana in the Afghan flag colours, Hamid Hassan has emerged as one of the cult figures of the World Cup.

Mar 11, 2015

Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City to play in Asia trophy

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City have all agreed to play in this year’s Asia Trophy in Singapore in preparation for the 2015-16 Premier League season.

The three English teams will be joined by a Singapore Select XI for the mid-July knock-out tournament at Singapore’s new 55,000-seat National Stadium.

Mar 11, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City to play in Asia trophy

SINGAPORE, March 11 (Reuters) – Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City have all agreed to play in this year’s Asia Trophy in Singapore in preparation for the 2015-16 Premier League season.

The three English teams will be joined by a Singapore Select XI for the mid-July knock-out tournament at Singapore’s new 55,000-seat National Stadium.

Feb 11, 2015

U.S. doping chief tells Rodriguez it’s time to come clean

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Alex Rodriguez needs to do more than just apologize to the New York Yankees if he really wants to atone for the way he behaved during his highly-publicized doping case, according to the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

USADA chief Travis Tygart told Reuters on Wednesday he welcomed Rodriguez’s decision to say sorry to the Yankees as he prepares to make his return to Major League Baseball after completing a year-long drugs ban.

Feb 6, 2015

Cricket-UAE hoping to “surprise” opponents at World Cup

Feb 6 (Reuters) – With a team of part-timers, the United Arab Emirates are realistic about their prospects at the cricket World Cup.

As the last team to qualify for the tournament, they are the rank outsiders, facing a stiff challenge of winning a single match let alone the title.

Feb 1, 2015

Djokovic says fatherhood has given him a new perspective

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Like any new father, Novak Djokovic has quickly developed a new perspective on life and tennis.

The Serbian won his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 but his thoughts turned to family, rather than the trophy he had just won.

Feb 1, 2015

Djokovic shows why he is king of the Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic may never win as many Wimbledon or U.S. Open titles as Roger Federer or as many French Open championships as Rafa Nadal but when it comes to the Australian Open the Serbian reigns supreme.

On Sunday, Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open crown, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 in an old fashioned slugfest where the pair went toe-t-toe like two prize fighters before the Serb knocked the Scotsman out.

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