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Oct 24, 2014

Torrid season over as Nadal opts for surgery

LONDON (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal’s announcement on Friday that he will miss the ATP World Tour Finals because of appendicitis ended a difficult year for the Spaniard during which he has endured injury, illness and worrying defeats.

The 28-year-old’s ninth French Open crown in June stands out like a beacon in the gloom as for most of the season Nadal has looked like a mere mortal, far from the force of nature that collected 14 grand slam titles.

Oct 24, 2014

Tennis-Nadal out of World Tour Finals

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal will miss the year-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month after the ailing Spaniard called time on his season on Friday.

The former world number one, who has been plagued by injury and illness since winning a ninth French Open crown in June, has been treating appendicitis with antibiotics and has decided to bring forward surgery to Nov. 3.

Oct 24, 2014

Nadal out of World Tour Finals

LONDON (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal will miss the year-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month after the ailing Spaniard called time on his season on Friday.

The former world number one, who has been plagued by injury and illness since winning a seventh French Open crown in June, has been treating appendicitis with antibiotics and has decided to bring forward surgery to Nov. 3.

Oct 18, 2014

Chelsea march on, Aguero hits four for Man City

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea maintained their iron grip on top spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday and Sergio Aguero fired a four-goal warning that Manchester City will not relinquish their title without a fight.

Goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas made it seven wins from eight games for Chelsea, who overcame the sending-off of Cesar Azpilicueta before halftime to stay five points clear.

Oct 18, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea march on, Aguero hits four for Man City

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Chelsea maintained their iron grip on top spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday and Sergio Aguero fired a four-goal warning that Manchester City will not relinquish their title without a fight.

Goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas made it seven wins from eight games for Chelsea, who overcame the sending-off of Cesar Azpilicueta before halftime to stay five points clear.

Oct 18, 2014

Aguero composes solo masterpiece to sink Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur had been warned.

Two days before they ventured north to face Premier League champions Manchester City, their manager Mauricio Pochettino described Sergio Aguero as the best striker in the world — calling him the Mozart of football.

Aguero duly delivered a virtuoso performance to destroy Tottenham on Saturday, bagging all his side’s goals in a 4-1 victory that was never as comfortable as the score suggested.

Oct 18, 2014

Soccer-Aguero composes solo masterpiece to sink Spurs

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur had been warned.

Two days before they ventured north to face Premier League champions Manchester City, their manager Mauricio Pochettino described Sergio Aguero as the best striker in the world — calling him the Mozart of football.

Aguero duly delivered a virtuoso performance to destroy Tottenham on Saturday, bagging all his side’s goals in a 4-1 victory that was never as comfortable as the score suggested.

Oct 17, 2014

Classical Aguero is best in world, says Pochettino

LONDON (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero is the best striker in the world and conducts Manchester City’s attack like Mozart, fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino says as his Tottenham Hotspur side prepare for Saturday’s Premier League clash.

“When he plays it’s like classical music, he’s unbelievable, the best striker in the world,” Pochettino told reporters.

Oct 17, 2014

Soccer-Classical Aguero is best in world, says Pochettino

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero is the best striker in the world and conducts Manchester City’s attack like Mozart, fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino says as his Tottenham Hotspur side prepare for Saturday’s Premier League clash.

“When he plays it’s like classical music, he’s unbelievable, the best striker in the world,” Pochettino told reporters.

Oct 16, 2014

Pochettino gives positive spin as Spurs head for Man City

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino likes to erase bad memories and cherish good ones and it is a trait he hopes his players have acquired ahead of Saturday’s clash at Premier League champions Manchester City.

The north London club, then managed by Andre Villas-Boas, were crushed 6-0 in the corresponding fixture last season and a few weeks later, with interim manager Tim Sherwood in charge, they collapsed to a 5-1 home defeat.