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Aug 1, 2015

Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Wenger

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho has played down the significance of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal in the Community Shield showpiece at Wembley but a chance to strike an early blow against old adversary Arsene Wenger will prove irresistible.

The traditional curtain-raiser for the new English season sees Mourinho’s Premier League champions take on FA Cup winners Arsenal and it should offer plenty of clues as to what awaits both clubs over the next nine months.

Aug 1, 2015

Falcao can play as dual striker, says Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Colombian Radamel Falcao offering more options for the coming season after joining on loan from Monaco.

Falcao struggled to impress during a similar spell at Manchester United last season, but Mourinho has great faith in a player who will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea.

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Falcao can play as dual striker, says Mourinho

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Colombian Radamel Falcao offering more options for the coming season after joining on loan from Monaco.

Falcao struggled to impress during a similar spell at Manchester United last season, but Mourinho has great faith in a player who will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea.

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Wenger

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho has played down the significance of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal in the Community Shield showpiece at Wembley but a chance to strike an early blow against old adversary Arsene Wenger will prove irresistible.

The traditional curtain-raiser for the new English season sees Mourinho’s Premier League champions take on FA Cup winners Arsenal and it should offer plenty of clues as to what awaits both clubs over the next nine months.

Aug 1, 2015

Man City hoping Sterling proves a sound investment

LONDON (Reuters) – Demonised as a caricature of the highly-paid modern-day footballer whose ego dwarfs his talent, Raheem Sterling will have few fans when the Premier League begins next weekend.

Unless, of course, you support Manchester City who made the 20-year-old forward the most expensive English player in history when they paid a fee of up to 49 million pounds to end his increasingly toxic relationship with Liverpool.

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Man City hoping Sterling proves a sound investment

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Demonised as a caricature of the highly-paid modern-day footballer whose ego dwarfs his talent, Raheem Sterling will have few fans when the Premier League begins next weekend.

Unless, of course, you support Manchester City who made the 20-year-old forward the most expensive English player in history when they paid a fee of up to 49 million pounds ($76.31 million)to end his increasingly toxic relationship with Liverpool.

Jul 23, 2015

Bolt and Farah under spotlight in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s suspect hip and Mo Farah’s status as the golden boy of British athletics will come under scrutiny when both return to London’s Olympic stadium this weekend.

The two-day so-called Anniversary Games, which incorporates a Diamond League meeting, features a glittering cast but six-times Olympic gold medalist Bolt is the undoubted top of the bill when he goes in the 100m on Friday.

Jul 23, 2015

Usain Bolt and Mo Farah under spotlight in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s suspect hip and Mo Farah’s status as the golden boy of British athletics will come under scrutiny when both return to London’s Olympic stadium this weekend.

The two-day so-called Anniversary Games, which incorporates a Diamond League meeting, features a glittering cast but six-times Olympic gold medallist Bolt is the undoubted top of the bill when he goes in the 100m on Friday.

Jul 20, 2015

Amateurs in name only as college kids pass test

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – If Oliver Schniederjans had been offered a nine-under par finish at a weather-ravaged British Open he would have signed instantly thinking the silver medal for best amateur was in the bag.

Yet the American played second fiddle to compatriot Jordan Niebrugge who finished two shots better off for a tied sixth place finish — earning an exemption into next year’s tournament.

Jul 20, 2015

Oosthuizen falls just short as St Andrews bites back

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Louis Oosthuizen said the famous St Andrews links where he won his first major five years ago “showed its teeth” on Monday after he fell just short of a second British Open.

The South African looked like the favorite before the start of the fourth round when he went out in the final pairing with Irish amateur Paul Dunne and battled doggedly to set-up a three-way playoff with Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman.