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Mar 17, 2015

UCI to conduct trials for mixed-gender events

LONDON (Reuters) – Mixed-gender cycling events could form part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if experiments prove successful, Brian Cookson, president of the sport’s governing body, said on Tuesday.

With IOC president Thomas Bach pushing sports federations to improve gender equality, Cookson said trials would begin behind closed doors in Switzerland on Friday.

Mar 17, 2015

Cycling-UCI to conduct trials for mixed-gender events

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Mixed-gender cycling events could form part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if experiments prove successful, Brian Cookson, president of the sport’s governing body, said on Tuesday.

With IOC president Thomas Bach pushing sports federations to improve gender equality, Cookson said trials would begin behind closed doors in Switzerland on Friday.

Mar 17, 2015

UCI chief blasts Armstrong’s ‘charity’ Tour return

LONDON (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong’s plan to ride this year’s Tour de France route for charity has been branded “disrespectful” by the head of cycling’s governing body Brian Cookson.

The disgraced American, stripped of his seven Tour titles because of blood doping, has been invited by fellow cancer survivor and former English soccer player Geoff Thomas to ride the route to raise money for a leukemia charity.

Mar 11, 2015

Analysis – Race for the promised land enters key stage

LONDON (Reuters) – Should modest Bournemouth win this year’s English Championship they will receive 50,000 pounds in prize money — just about enough to pay a Premier League player for a week.

By way of comparison Cardiff City received a 1.2 million pounds reward for finishing bottom of the top flight last year, plus the 55 million they banked from TV payments and the 60 million they will get in parachute payments over four years.

Mar 11, 2015

Soccer-Race for the promised land enters key stage

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – Should modest Bournemouth win this year’s English Championship they will receive 50,000 pounds ($75,100) in prize money — just about enough to pay a Premier League player for a week.

By way of comparison Cardiff City received a 1.2 million pounds reward for finishing bottom of the top flight last year, plus the 55 million they banked from TV payments and the 60 million they will get in parachute payments over four years.

Mar 5, 2015

Arsenal in familiar territory, leading the chasing bunch

LONDON (Reuters) – With 10 games of the Premier League season remaining Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory.

On the down side they are too far back for a serious title push and are facing a European exit at the hands of AS Monaco.

Mar 5, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal in familiar territory, leading the chasing bunch

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – With 10 games of the Premier League season remaining Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory.

On the down side they are too far back for a serious title push and are facing a European exit at the hands of AS Monaco.

Mar 4, 2015

Chelsea get back to bread and butter at West Ham

LONDON (Reuters) – After a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard’s header sealing a 1-0 victory at cross-town rivals West Ham United on Wednesday.

Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a hangover from their League Cup final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but Jose Mourinho’s side are made of sterner stuff.

Mar 4, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea get back to bread and butter at West Ham

LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – After a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard’s header sealing a 1-0 victory at cross-town rivals West Ham United on Wednesday.

Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a hangover from their League Cup final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but Jose Mourinho’s side are made of sterner stuff.

Mar 4, 2015

Chelsea clear West Ham hurdle to stay five points clear

LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea chalked up another three points with a 1-0 victory at West Ham United on Wednesday to protect their five-point lead over champions Manchester City.

City, who laboured to a 2-0 win over bottom club Leicester City, might have hoped Chelsea would suffer a hangover from their League Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur but Chelsea are made of sterner stuff and Eden Hazard’s header decided matters at Upton Park.