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Jul 4, 2015

Bewildered Kvitova humbled by resurgent Jankovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended on Saturday against a former world number one who upset the form book to register a shock third-round victory on a sun-drenched Centre Court.

The bemused twice champion could not find the answers to 30-year-old Serbian Jelena Jankovic’s inspired shot-making and must now lick her wounds for the hardcourt season ahead, knowing her best chance of winning a grand slam this year has probably gone.

Jul 4, 2015

Tennis-Bewildered Kvitova humbled by resurgent Jankovic

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended on Saturday against a former world number one who upset the form book to register a shock third-round victory on a sun-drenched Centre Court.

The bemused twice champion could not find the answers to 30-year-old Serbian Jelena Jankovic’s inspired shot-making and must now lick her wounds for the hardcourt season ahead, knowing her best chance of winning a grand slam this year has probably gone.

Jul 4, 2015

Defending champion Kvitova stunned by Jankovic at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – Holder Petra Kvitova suffered a shock 3-6 7-5 6-4 defeat by Serbia’s former world number one Jelena Jankovic who produced an inspired display in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday.

Second seed Kvitova breezed through her first two matches but after taking the first set against 30-year-old Jankovic, the Czech made too many errors allowing the 28th seed to triumph.

Jul 4, 2015

Holder Kvitova stunned by Jankovic at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – Holder Petra Kvitova suffered a shock 3-6 7-5 6-4 defeat by Serbia’s former world number one Jelena Jankovic who produced an inspired display in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday.

Second seed Kvitova breezed through her first two matches but after taking the first set against 30-year-old Jankovic, the Czech made too many errors allowing the 28th seed to triumph.

Jul 4, 2015

Tennis-Holder Kvitova stunned by Jankovic at Wimbledon

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Holder Petra Kvitova suffered a shock 3-6 7-5 6-4 defeat by Serbia’s former world number one Jelena Jankovic who produced an inspired display in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday.

Second seed Kvitova breezed through her first two matches but after taking the first set against 30-year-old Jankovic, the Czech made too many errors allowing the 28th seed to triumph.

Jun 30, 2015

Pearson’s Leicester adventure runs its course

By Ken Ferris

(Reuters) – Nigel Pearson’s colourful reign as Leicester City manager finally came to an end on Tuesday when he was sacked by the Premier League club he saved from relegation.

His second spell with the Foxes was fraught and littered with controversial incidents but the timing of his departure was still a surprise given his success in keeping them up.

Jun 30, 2015

Soccer-Pearson’s Leicester adventure runs its course

June 30 (Reuters) – Nigel Pearson’s colourful reign as Leicester City manager finally came to an end on Tuesday when he was sacked by the Premier League club he saved from relegation.

His second spell with the Foxes was fraught and littered with controversial incidents but the timing of his departure was still a surprise given his success in keeping them up.

May 26, 2015

Now the hard work begins for promoted Norwich

LONDON (Reuters) – Norwich City may be celebrating promotion back to the Premier League via the playoffs but their ambitious young manager Alex Neil is already thinking about strengthening his squad.

Neil, 33, who is set to be the only Scottish manager in the English top flight next season, steered the humble Canaries to a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at Wembley Stadium on Monday.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Now the hard work begins for promoted Norwich

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – Norwich City may be celebrating promotion back to the Premier League via the playoffs but their ambitious young manager Alex Neil is already thinking about strengthening his squad.

Neil, 33, who is set to be the only Scottish manager in the English top flight next season, steered the humble Canaries to a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at Wembley Stadium on Monday.

May 25, 2015

Soccer-Norwich back in the big time at first attempt

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – Norwich City’s return to the Premier League at the first attempt via the playoffs on Monday owes much to their young Scottish manager Alex Neil who was virtually unknown south of the border when he was appointed in January.

Although the Canaries failed to win automatic promotion under Neil — finishing third in the Championship — their new boss quickly fashioned an expansive side with a cutting edge who outplayed Middlesbrough to win 2-0 at Wembley.