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Mar 13, 2015

Coneygree takes Gold Cup glory for De Boinville

CHELTENHAM, England (Reuters) – Nico de Boinville, a professional jockey for barely a year, landed the most prestigious race of the English jump-racing season when Coneygree led from pillar to post to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

De Boinville’s pass-me-if-you-can tactics in his first Gold Cup ride paid off as the lightly-raced 7-1 chance reveled in the rain-softened ground, digging deep to fend off the fast-finishing Djakadam (10-1) and Road to Riches (8-1).

Mar 11, 2015

Wobbly-legged Dettori toasts Cheltenham success

By Justin Palmer

(Reuters) – Frankie Dettori, more accustomed to riding big winners on the flat, celebrated a jumping success at the Cheltenham Festival when the horse he bred, Dodging Bullets, won the blue riband Queen Mother Champion Chase on Wednesday.

Italian Dettori’s smile was as wide as the Cheltenham paddock as Sam Twiston-Davies steered Dodging Bullets to a narrow success in a thrilling three-horse battle to the line.

Mar 10, 2015

Walsh and Mullins enjoy Ruby Tuesday at Cheltenham

By Justin Palmer

(Reuters) – Trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh won the Champion Hurdle with unbeaten Faugheen as the pair dominated the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday.

Irishman Mullins saddled a 1-2-3 in front of over 60,000 racegoers as Faugheen, the 4-5 favorite, stormed home ahead of stable mates Arctic Fire (20-1) and twice winner Hurricane Fly (8-1) in the big race.

Mar 5, 2015

United v Arsenal promises another FA Cup blockbuster

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United and Arsenal have served up some classic FA Cup encounters going back to their first 109 years ago and Monday’s quarter-final under the Old Trafford floodlights promises another special occasion.

Fans of both sides can pick out plenty of memorable moments between the two most successful clubs in the competition with 11 wins apiece.

Mar 5, 2015

Soccer-United v Arsenal promises another FA Cup blockbuster

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Manchester United and Arsenal have served up some classic FA Cup encounters going back to their first 109 years ago and Monday’s quarter-final under the Old Trafford floodlights promises another special occasion.

Fans of both sides can pick out plenty of memorable moments between the two most successful clubs in the competition with 11 wins apiece.

Feb 14, 2015

Rugby-Italy deserve their place in Six Nations, says Parisse

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Italy have become accustomed to one-sided defeats in the Six Nations but captain Sergio Parisse mounted a passionate defence of his side’s continued involvement in the championship after a 47-17 loss to England on Saturday.

Italy have finished bottom on 10 out of 15 appearances since their debut in 2000 and have now lost 21 successive matches to England.

Feb 14, 2015

Brown to be monitored after head injury scare

LONDON (Reuters) – England fullback Mike Brown will be monitored under concussion protocols after taking a blow to the head which appeared to knock him out in the Six Nations win over Italy on Saturday.

Brown lay prone on the Twickenham turf for around six minutes while he received treatment after he was struck by Andrea Masi’s shoulder early in England’s 47-17 victory.

Feb 14, 2015

Rugby-Brown to be monitored after head injury scare

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – England fullback Mike Brown will be monitored under concussion protocols after taking a blow to the head which appeared to knock him out in the Six Nations win over Italy on Saturday.

Brown lay prone on the Twickenham turf for around six minutes while he received treatment after he was struck by Andrea Masi’s shoulder early in England’s 47-17 victory.

Feb 11, 2015

Pearson bites back but Leicester still in choppy waters

LONDON (Reuters) – Nigel Pearson once fought off a pack of wild dogs while hiking alone in the Carpathian mountains of Romania so he is used to fending for himself.

The shark-infested waters of the Premier League are a different animal though.

Pearson has been bitten in recent days, caught up in a maelstrom following his unfortunate touchline grapple with an opposing player he once tried to sign.

Feb 11, 2015

Soccer-Pearson bites back but Leicester still in choppy waters

LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Nigel Pearson once fought off a pack of wild dogs while hiking alone in the Carpathian mountains of Romania so he is used to fending for himself.

The shark-infested waters of the Premier League are a different animal though.

Pearson has been bitten in recent days, caught up in a maelstrom following his unfortunate touchline grapple with an opposing player he once tried to sign.