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Mar 27, 2014

PSG coach Blanc will blank out Mourinho mind games

PARIS (Reuters) – Laurent Blanc will not be drawn into a war of words with Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho ahead of next week’s Champions League quarter-final first leg, the Paris St Germain boss said on Thursday.

Mourinho often likes to engage rival coaches in pre-match mind games and described PSG as the favourites to go through when the draw was made last week.

Mar 27, 2014

Soccer-PSG coach Blanc will blank out Mourinho mind games

PARIS, March 27 (Reuters) – Laurent Blanc will not be drawn into a war of words with Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho ahead of next week’s Champions League quarter-final first leg, the Paris St Germain boss said on Thursday.

Mourinho often likes to engage rival coaches in pre-match mind games and described PSG as the favourites to go through when the draw was made last week.

Mar 16, 2014

Prolific Ibrahimovic sets PSG goals record

PARIS (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his season tally to a club record 40 goals as the Sweden forward’s double inspired runaway leaders Paris St Germain to a 2-0 home win against St Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

The French champions maintained their eight-point lead over second-placed Monaco, who had Dimitar Berbatov to thank for a 3-2 win at Olympique Lyon.

Mar 16, 2014

Soccer-Prolific Ibrahimovic sets PSG goals record

PARIS, March 16 (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his season tally to a club record 40 goals as the Sweden forward’s double inspired runaway leaders Paris St Germain to a 2-0 home win against St Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

The French champions maintained their eight-point lead over second-placed Monaco, who had Dimitar Berbatov to thank for a 3-2 win at Olympique Lyon.

Mar 15, 2014

O’Driscoll steps into retirement with last tango in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – More than an hour after clinching his second Six Nations title, Brian O’Driscoll still wore his green jersey as the iconic Ireland centre tried to milk every moment back at the venue where his love affair with the championship really started.

“I can’t have it all but it’s the best you get, it has been a fantastic Six Nations for us,” O’Driscoll told a news conference following his last match for his country, a 22-20 victory over France that secured the title on points difference from England.

Mar 15, 2014

France missing ‘little details’ in Ireland defeat

PARIS (Reuters) – France were left reflecting on “the little details” that make the difference as they finished their poor Six Nations campaign with a 22-20 home defeat by champions Ireland on Saturday.

There was a slight, if not spectacular, improvement from last season when Les Bleus ended up with the wooden spoon.

Mar 15, 2014

Rugby-O’Driscoll steps into retirement with last tango in Paris

PARIS, March 15 (Reuters) – More than an hour after clinching his second Six Nations title, Brian O’Driscoll still wore his green jersey as the iconic Ireland centre tried to milk every moment back at the venue where his love affair with the championship really started.

“I can’t have it all but it’s the best you get, it has been a fantastic Six Nations for us,” O’Driscoll told a news conference following his last match for his country, a 22-20 victory over France that secured the title on points difference from England.

Mar 15, 2014

Rugby-France missing ‘little details’ in Ireland defeat

PARIS, March 15 (Reuters) – France were left reflecting on “the little details” that make the difference as they finished their poor Six Nations campaign with a 22-20 home defeat by champions Ireland on Saturday.

There was a slight, if not spectacular, improvement from last season when Les Bleus ended up with the wooden spoon.

Mar 15, 2014

Perfect farewell for O’Driscoll as Ireland win Six Nations

PARIS (Reuters) – Brian O’Driscoll got the perfect send-off when Ireland won the Six Nations championship with a 22-20 victory against France, their first in Paris since the superstar centre made his championship debut in 2000.

Ireland, who clinched only their second title since 1985, controlled most of the game, once again exposing France’s paper-thin defence as Les Bleus finished the tournament in fourth place.

Mar 15, 2014

Rugby-Perfect farewell for O’Driscoll as Ireland win Six Nations

PARIS, March 15 (Reuters) – Brian O’Driscoll got the perfect send-off when Ireland won the Six Nations championship with a 22-20 victory against France, their first in Paris since the superstar centre made his championship debut in 2000.

Ireland, who clinched only their second title since 1985, controlled most of the game, once again exposing France’s paper-thin defence as Les Bleus finished the tournament in fourth place.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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