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Jun 17, 2015

Soccer-Bournemouth host Villa, Chelsea start against Swansea

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Bournemouth’s first ever top-flight fixture will be at their humble south coast seaside home when they host former European champions Aston Villa in the Premier League on the weekend of Aug. 8-9.

The Cherries, close to liquidation in 2008, follow up their opener with a trip to Liverpool a week later, according to the 2015-16 fixtures released on Wednesday.

Jun 16, 2015

Nadal sent packing at Queen’s, Wawrinka and Murray win

LONDON (Reuters) – Just when it seemed safe for Rafa Nadal devotees to peer up from behind the sofa the Spaniard suffered another horror show at the hands of Ukrainian spin wizard Alexandr Dolgopolov at Queen’s Club on Tuesday.

Former world number one Nadal looked rejuvenated last week when he won the Stuttgart grasscourt title having endured a title-less run on his beloved European claycourts and arrived at the Aegon Championships with a spring in his step.

Jun 16, 2015

Nadal looks on bright side after Queen’s setback

LONDON (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal put a positive spin on his latest setback after being out-foxed in a 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4 defeat by Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club on Tuesday.

The former world number one was hoping to back up his title at Stuttgart last week with a strong showing on the west London grasscourts, but was stopped in his tracks by a tricky opponent.

Jun 16, 2015

Tennis-Nadal looks on bright side after Queen’s setback

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal put a positive spin on his latest setback after being out-foxed in a 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4 defeat by Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club on Tuesday.

The former world number one was hoping to back up his title at Stuttgart last week with a strong showing on the west London grasscourts, but was stopped in his tracks by a tricky opponent.

Jun 16, 2015

Tennis-Nadal sent packing at Queen’s, Wawrinka and Murray win

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Just when it seemed safe for Rafa Nadal devotees to peer up from behind the sofa the Spaniard suffered another horror show at the hands of Ukrainian spin wizard Alexandr Dolgopolov at Queen’s Club on Tuesday.

Former world number one Nadal looked rejuvenated last week when he won the Stuttgart grasscourt title having endured a title-less run on his beloved European claycourts and arrived at the Aegon Championships with a spring in his step.

Jun 16, 2015

Struggling Kyrgios wants to switch off

LONDON (Reuters) – Australian trailblazer Nick Kyrgios lasted just 49 minutes against Stanislas Wawrinka at Queen’s Club on Tuesday before saying he wanted to forget all about tennis in the run-up to Wimbledon.

“Probably going to stay in my house for a couple of days and sleep, play computer games and chill out,” the 20-year-old told reporters after losing 6-3 6-4 on his debut at the Aegon Championships, the traditional pre-Wimbledon warm-up event.

Jun 16, 2015

Tennis-Struggling Kyrgios wants to switch off

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Australian trailblazer Nick Kyrgios lasted just 49 minutes against Stanislas Wawrinka at Queen’s Club on Tuesday before saying he wanted to forget all about tennis in the run-up to Wimbledon.

“Probably going to stay in my house for a couple of days and sleep, play computer games and chill out,” the 20-year-old told reporters after losing 6-3 6-4 on his debut at the Aegon Championships, the traditional pre-Wimbledon warm-up event.

Jun 16, 2015

Wawrinka races to victory over Kyrgios at Queen’s

LONDON (Reuters) – Stanislas Wawrinka took only 49 minutes to beat Australian Nick Kyrgios in the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club on Tuesday as he continued to bask in the glow of his French Open triumph.

The Swiss, who stunned Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros earlier this month to claim a second grand slam title, picked up where he left off in Paris with a 6-3 6-4 victory on the sun-drenched west London grasscourts.

Jun 10, 2015

From startled rabbits, England roar like lions

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s transformation from “startled rabbits” at this year’s World Cup to record-breakers against New Zealand on Tuesday has left fans and pundits shaking their heads in disbelief.

The 408 for nine a rampant England amassed in 50 overs at Birmingham was their highest ODI total and set up their biggest ever margin of victory in the 50-over format, a 210-run rout.

Jun 10, 2015

Cricket-From startled rabbits, England roar like lions

LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) – England’s transformation from “startled rabbits” at this year’s World Cup to record-breakers against New Zealand on Tuesday has left fans and pundits shaking their heads in disbelief.

The 408 for nine a rampant England amassed in 50 overs at Birmingham was their highest ODI total and set up their biggest ever margin of victory in the 50-over format, a 210-run rout.