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Apr 29, 2014

Tennis-Murray to be spared nightmare Wimbledon draw despite low ranking

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray should be spared a horror draw at this year’s tournament despite his recent rankings slide, organisers said on Tuesday.

Murray, who became the first British man to win the men’s singles at the grasscourt grand slam for 77 years last July when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final, has sunk to eighth in the ATP rankings which at most tournaments determine seedings.

Apr 29, 2014

Wimbledon first round losers set to be financial winners

LONDON (Reuters) – First round singles losers at this year’s Wimbledon championships will receive 27,000 pounds ($45,400) prize money as organizers continue to help the tournament’s lesser lights make ends meet.

Outlining how the grass court grand slam’s increased 25 million pounds prize pot will be distributed, the All England Club announced a 14.9 percent raise for first round losers in the main draw of the men’s and women’s singles.

Apr 29, 2014

Tennis-Wimbledon first round losers set to be financial winners

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – First round singles losers at this year’s Wimbledon championships will receive 27,000 pounds ($45,400) prize money as organisers continue to help the tournament’s lesser lights make ends meet.

Outlining how the grass court grand slam’s increased 25 million pounds prize pot will be distributed, the All England Club announced a 14.9 percent raise for first round losers in the main draw of the men’s and women’s singles.

Apr 29, 2014

Mourinho aiming to knock Atletico off their ‘cloud’

LONDON (Reuters) – The tepid 0-0 draw in the Vicente Calderon resembled a phoney war but Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will surely up the ante at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday when a place in the Champions League final is on the line.

That semi-final first leg stalemate left Chelsea marginal favourites to progress although with no away goal in their pocket, Jose Mourinho’s side will be vulnerable against an Atletico side capable of much more than they produced at home.

Apr 29, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho aiming to knock Atletico off their “cloud”

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – The tepid 0-0 draw in the Vicente Calderon resembled a phoney war but Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will surely up the ante at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday when a place in the Champions League final is on the line.

That semi-final first leg stalemate left Chelsea marginal favourites to progress although with no away goal in their pocket, Jose Mourinho’s side will be vulnerable against an Atletico side capable of much more than they produced at home.

Apr 28, 2014

Mourinho still revelling in raining on parades

LONDON (Reuters) – Five days after smothering Atletico Madrid with a defensive blanket in the Champions League, Chelsea parked “two buses” in front of their goal to win at Anfield, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.

Manager Jose Mourinho may not be providing the kind of swashbuckling football armchair fans salivate over but it is mighty effective and further evidence that when it comes to pouring water all over the barbecue, he is still the master.

Apr 27, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho still revelling in raining on parades

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Five days after smothering Atletico Madrid with a defensive blanket in the Champions League, Chelsea parked “two buses” in front of their goal to win at Anfield, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.

Manager Jose Mourinho may not be providing the kind of swashbuckling football armchair fans salivate over but it is mighty effective and further evidence that when it comes to pouring water all over the barbecue, he is still the master.

Apr 24, 2014

Preview – Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend.

If Brendan Rodgers’s side overcome second-placed Chelsea at Anfield and notch a 12th consecutive league win it would knock Jose Mourinho’s side out of the reckoning and should Manchester City then fail to beat Crystal Palace a little later a first title for 24 years would be almost assured.

Apr 24, 2014

Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend.

If Brendan Rodgers’s side overcome second-placed Chelsea at Anfield and notch a 12th consecutive league win it would knock Jose Mourinho’s side out of the reckoning and should Manchester City then fail to beat Crystal Palace a little later a first title for 24 years would be almost assured.

Apr 24, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) – Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend.

If Brendan Rodgers’s side overcome second-placed Chelsea at Anfield and notch a 12th consecutive league win it would knock Jose Mourinho’s side out of the reckoning and should Manchester City then fail to beat Crystal Palace a little later a first title for 24 years would be almost assured.