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Sep 26, 2013

Thrilling America’s Cup a boon for the sport – Ainslie

LONDON (Reuters) – The thrilling climax to the America’s Cup in San Francisco has put the event and sailing “in a strong place commercially”, according to Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie.

An unlikely comeback by Oracle was capped in the winner-takes-all 19th race on Wednesday when they triumphed after trailing Emirates Team New Zealand 8-1, a stirring comeback that gripped the sporting world for days.

Sep 26, 2013

Spurs make case for defence as they face Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – With the abundance of flair and attacking talent Tottenham Hotspur acquired knowing Gareth Bale was leaving, it has perhaps been surprising that their impressive start to the season owes a lot to a watertight defence.

Spurs anticipated the arrival of 100 million euros (84.05 million pounds) in Bale booty by bringing in the likes of Spain striker Roberto Soldado, Argentine forward Erik Lamela, Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen and Brazil midfielder Paulinho.

Sep 26, 2013

Preview – Spurs make case for defence as they face Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – With the abundance of flair and attacking talent Tottenham Hotspur acquired knowing Gareth Bale was leaving, it has perhaps been surprising that their impressive start to the season owes a lot to a watertight defence.

Spurs anticipated the arrival of 100 million euros in Bale booty by bringing in the likes of Spain striker Roberto Soldado, Argentine forward Erik Lamela, Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen and Brazil midfielder Paulinho.

Sep 26, 2013

Soccer-Spurs make case for defence as they face Chelsea

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – With the abundance of flair and attacking talent Tottenham Hotspur acquired knowing Gareth Bale was leaving, it has perhaps been surprising that their impressive start to the season owes a lot to a watertight defence.

Spurs anticipated the arrival of 100 million euros ($135.07 million) in Bale booty by bringing in the likes of Spain striker Roberto Soldado, Argentine forward Erik Lamela, Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen and Brazil midfielder Paulinho.

Sep 19, 2013

Shock home defeats for Valencia and PSV in Europa League

LONDON (Reuters) – The attractive football preached by Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup was again seen to great effect when the Welsh side stunned former winners Valencia with a 3-0 away victory in the Europa League on Thursday.

The English League Cup holders, in their first season in European competition for 22 years, took advantage of defender Adil Rami’s 10th-minute dismissal to run riot in the Group A clash at the Mestalla with goals from Wilfried Bony, Michu and Jonathan De Guzman.

Sep 19, 2013

Soccer-Shock home defeats for Valencia and PSV in Europa League

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The attractive football preached by Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup was again seen to great effect when the Welsh side stunned former winners Valencia with a 3-0 away victory in the Europa League on Thursday.

The English League Cup holders, in their first season in European competition for 22 years, took advantage of defender Adil Rami’s 10th-minute dismissal to run riot in the Group A clash at the Mestalla with goals from Wilfried Bony, Michu and Jonathan De Guzman.

Aug 19, 2013

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce and Farah light up Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Toppling Usain Bolt from his sprint throne could take a while yet with the untouchable Jamaican star of track and field still looking down on those who seek to challenge his reign.

While his jet engine still roars, others toil, with the fastest man on earth heading home from the Moscow world championships with another three golds, despite never needing to be at his peerless best.

Aug 18, 2013

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce take third golds in relay sweep

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce secured their third gold medals of the Moscow world championships when the two 100m and 200m sprint champions anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100m relays on Sunday.

Bolt’s task was made easier when American fourth-leg runner Justin Gatlin fluffed his start, stumbling and veering into the Jamaican’s lane.

Aug 18, 2013

Russia’s anti-gay law uproar an “invented problem”: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The controversy over Russia’s law banning the promotion of homosexuality is an “invented problem” focused on by Western media, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday.

The law, which parliament passed in June, bans “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies.

Aug 17, 2013

Bolt blasts and Rollins rolls in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – His swag of gold growing with every meticulously executed global final, Usain Bolt cantered to more sprint glory on Saturday as American Brianna Rollins, bursting with raw power, announced herself as the new hurdling queen.

Bolt led home a Jamaican one-two in securing an unprecedented third world 200 meters title in 19.66 seconds, the fastest time this year, before he and silver medalist Warren Weir celebrated by gyrating to Bob Marley.