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Sep 12, 2014

Returning Ferdinand surprised by Manchester United’s slow start

LONDON (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.

Sep 12, 2014

Returning Ferdinand surprised by United’s slow start

LONDON (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.

Sep 12, 2014

Soccer-Returning Ferdinand surprised by United’s slow start

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Rio Ferdinand said he is surprised by Manchester United’s poor start to life under Louis van Gaal but believes the Dutchman is the man to restore the club’s former glory.

After 12 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand left in the summer to join Queens Park Rangers but has watched from afar as United have failed to win any of their opening four matches including a League Cup thrashing at third tier MK Dons.

Sep 9, 2014

All hands on deck as Ainslie prepares Cup challenge

LONDON (Reuters) – Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time but he said he might not necessarily helm Britain’s America’s Cup challenge in 2017, despite being the team boss.

Ainslie, who won medals at five consecutive Olympics and gold in the last four, is busy with the colossal task of putting together a British boat capable of beating Team Oracle, the American outfit he masterminded to one of the greatest sporting comebacks in San Francisco last year.

Sep 9, 2014

Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Imagine the scenario?

A less informed holder of an expensive U.S. Open men’s singles final ticket walks into Louis Armstrong Arena, settles down into a court-side seat and then rubs his eyes in disbelief, checking the smallprint on his stub.

“Where’s Djokovic? Federer? Thought he’d be here. How about that Scottish dude…Murray. Nadal??? What the heck?!!!”

Sep 9, 2014

Tennis-Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on

Sept 9 (Reuters) – Imagine the scenario?

A less informed holder of an expensive U.S. Open men’s singles final ticket walks into Louis Armstrong Arena, settles down into a court-side seat and then rubs his eyes in disbelief, checking the smallprint on his stub.

“Where’s Djokovic? Federer? Thought he’d be here. How about that Scottish dude…Murray. Nadal??? What the heck?!!!”

Sep 9, 2014

Disappointment for Nishikori, but Asia on the rise

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Tokyo’s morning rush-hour will probably have flowed a little smoother than usual on Tuesday as millions delayed their journeys to find a TV beaming a 24-year-old wielding a tennis racket on a patch of concrete in a suburb of New York.

A tennis player temporarily halting the daily frenzy of life in one of Asia’s heaving cities would have seemed fanciful a decade ago before Li Na became an icon for millions of Chinese sports fans with her landmark win at the 2011 French Open.

Sep 9, 2014

Tennis-Disappointment for Nishikori, but Asia on the rise

Sept 8 (Reuters) – Tokyo’s morning rush-hour will probably have flowed a little smoother than usual on Tuesday as millions delayed their journeys to find a TV beaming a 24-year-old wielding a tennis racket on a patch of concrete in a suburb of New York.

A tennis player temporarily halting the daily frenzy of life in one of Asia’s heaving cities would have seemed fanciful a decade ago before Li Na became an icon for millions of Chinese sports fans with her landmark win at the 2011 French Open.

Sep 5, 2014

Hodgson rattled as England optimism seeps away

LONDON (Reuters) – The memory of the opening 45 minutes of England’s brief World Cup adventure in steamy Brazil when Roy Hodgson’s young cavaliers tore into Italy with joyful abandon now seems like a figment of the imagination.

Despite that encounter in Manaus ending in a rather undeserved 2-1 defeat, the mood afterwards was upbeat with talk of new dawns and an England side packed with pace and movement that could only get better.

Sep 5, 2014

Soccer-Hodgson rattled as England optimism seeps away

LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The memory of the opening 45 minutes of England’s brief World Cup adventure in steamy Brazil when Roy Hodgson’s young cavaliers tore into Italy with joyful abandon now seems like a figment of the imagination.

Despite that encounter in Manaus ending in a rather undeserved 2-1 defeat, the mood afterwards was upbeat with talk of new dawns and an England side packed with pace and movement that could only get better.