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Jan 13, 2014

Passion runs through Holcomb’s veins

LONDON (Reuters) – Steve Holcomb lives and breathes bobsleigh to the extent that he could not imagine doing anything else.

The leader of both the two-man and four-man American teams is passionate about a sport that has made him Olympic champion, but his success has not come without a price.

Jan 13, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Passion runs through Holcomb’s veins

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Steve Holcomb lives and breathes bobsleigh to the extent that he could not imagine doing anything else.

The leader of both the two-man and four-man American teams is passionate about a sport that has made him Olympic champion, but his success has not come without a price.

Jan 9, 2014

Bobsleigh-Hurdle queen turns medal dreams to ice

By Justin Palmer

(Reuters) – Track and field star Lolo Jones is the most high-profile crossover athlete to try her hand at winter sports since former NFL running back Herschel Walker took off his shoulder pads and climbed into a bobsled.

The American, best known for throwing away the chance of Olympic gold with the 100 meters hurdles crown at her mercy in Beijing in 2008, has again put her track career on the back burner in the winter months in a bid to make it to the Sochi Games.

Jan 9, 2014

Hurdle queen turns medal dreams to ice

By Justin Palmer

(Reuters) – Track and field star Lolo Jones is the most high-profile crossover athlete to try her hand at winter sports since former NFL running back Herschel Walker took off his shoulder pads and climbed into a bobsled.

The American, best known for throwing away the chance of Olympic gold with the 100 metres hurdles crown at her mercy in Beijing in 2008, has again put her track career on the back burner in the winter months in a bid to make it to the Sochi Games.

Jan 9, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Hurdle queen turns medal dreams to ice

Jan 9 (Reuters) – Track and field star Lolo Jones is the most high-profile crossover athlete to try her hand at winter sports since former NFL running back Herschel Walker took off his shoulder pads and climbed into a bobsled.

The American, best known for throwing away the chance of Olympic gold with the 100 metres hurdles crown at her mercy in Beijing in 2008, has again put her track career on the back burner in the winter months in a bid to make it to the Sochi Games.

Dec 16, 2013

High fives as Suarez and Liverpool run riot at Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Irrepressible Luis Suarez scored twice in Liverpool’s 5-0 rout of 10-man Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday that suggested the former aristocrats of English football may have the pizzazz and swagger to end their long wait for a league title.

Champions Manchester United ended a poor run of results with a comfortable 3-0 win at Aston Villa but it was Suarez who made all the headlines.

Dec 15, 2013

Welbeck happy to rediscover United scoring touch

LONDON (Reuters) – Danny Welbeck has become more accustomed to scoring for England than Manchester United in the last two seasons but took his chance to impress manager David Moyes with a two-goal display in the 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday.

With Dutch international Robin van Persie out for a month, Welbeck was picked to lead the line and helped United win for the first time in five Premier League games.

Dec 15, 2013

Soccer-Welbeck happy to rediscover United scoring touch

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Danny Welbeck has become more accustomed to scoring for England than Manchester United in the last two seasons but took his chance to impress manager David Moyes with a two-goal display in the 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday.

With Dutch international Robin van Persie out for a month, Welbeck was picked to lead the line and helped United win for the first time in five Premier League games.

Dec 15, 2013

Welbeck double lifts United’s spirits

LONDON (Reuters) – England striker Danny Welbeck made the most of a rare start for Manchester United with a first-half double in a 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday as the champions ended a run of four Premier League games without victory.

Welbeck, recalled in place of injured Robin van Persie, struck twice in three minutes for United who moved up one spot to eighth, 10 points behind leaders Arsenal.

Dec 15, 2013

Soccer-Welbeck double lifts United’s spirits

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – England striker Danny Welbeck made the most of a rare start for Manchester United with a first-half double in a 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday as the champions ended a run of four Premier League games without victory.

Welbeck, recalled in place of injured Robin van Persie, struck twice in three minutes for United who moved up one spot to eighth, 10 points behind leaders Arsenal.