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Jan 28, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho says “no champagne” this season

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Chelsea will be more equipped to challenge for the Premier League title next season but will push Arsenal and Manchester City all the way in this campaign, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday.

Mourinho’s side should maintain the pressure on the top two when they host struggling West Ham United on Wednesday although the Portuguese is playing down his side’s hopes of finishing above them in May.

Jan 27, 2014

Hoefl-Riesch to fill void left by Vonn

LONDON (Reuters) – Lindsey who?

By the end of the Olympic women’s Alpine programme at the Rosa Khutor resort that question might not sound so flippant.

A torn knee ligament may have robbed the Sochi Games of speed queen Lindsey Vonn but the American’s absence, along with all the media frenzy, means others have the chance to seize the spotlight.

Jan 27, 2014

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Hoefl-Riesch to fill void left by Vonn

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Lindsey who?

By the end of the Olympic women’s Alpine programme at the Rosa Khutor resort that question might not sound so flippant.

A torn knee ligament may have robbed the Sochi Games of speed queen Lindsey Vonn but the American’s absence, along with all the media frenzy, means others have the chance to seize the spotlight.

Jan 26, 2014

Wawrinka leads big shake-up at top of rankings

LONDON (Reuters) – An Australian Open that began in a heatwave and contained seismic shocks aplenty ended with Stanislas Wawrinka defeating Rafa Nadal to further undermine the superiority of the so-called big four in men’s tennis.

In reaching the final after missing last year’s tournament Nadal has cemented his world No. 1 ranking and will be hard to shift from the summit but below him the landscape is changing.

Jan 26, 2014

Tennis-Wawrinka leads big shake-up at top of rankings

LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – An Australian Open that began in a heatwave and contained seismic shocks aplenty ended with Stanislas Wawrinka defeating Rafa Nadal to further undermine the superiority of the so-called big four in men’s tennis.

In reaching the final after missing last year’s tournament Nadal has cemented his world No. 1 ranking and will be hard to shift from the summit but below him the landscape is changing.

Jan 26, 2014

Aguero saves City from Cup shock, Liverpool advance

LONDON (Reuters) – Second-tier Watford were half an hour away from a seismic FA Cup shock at Manchester City on Saturday before Sergio Aguero ruined the script with a hat-trick as his side stormed back to reach the last 16 with a 4-2 win.

Only European champions Bayern Munich had returned victorious from City’s Etihad Stadium fortress this season but goals by Fernando Forestieri and Troy Deeney had the Watford fans dreaming of a famous result.

Jan 25, 2014

Liverpool ease past Bournemouth to avoid Cup shock

LONDON (Reuters) – Goals from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge eased Liverpool through a tricky FA Cup fourth round tie at Championship (second division) Bournemouth on Saturday although they had to work hard for a 2-0 victory.

Moses settled some Liverpool jitters at a packed Dean Court, scene of Bournemouth’s famous FA Cup defeat of Manchester United in 1984, with a low finish after 25 minutes.

Jan 25, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool ease past Bournemouth to avoid Cup shock

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Goals from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge eased Liverpool through a tricky FA Cup fourth round tie at Championship (second division) Bournemouth on Saturday although they had to work hard for a 2-0 victory.

Moses settled some Liverpool jitters at a packed Dean Court, scene of Bournemouth’s famous FA Cup defeat of Manchester United in 1984, with a low finish after 25 minutes.

Jan 21, 2014

Analysis: Djokovic defeat leaves spotlight on coach Becker

LONDON (Reuters) – Television viewers are used to seeing a snappily-dressed Boris Becker offering his thoughts on the day’s big matches from the safety of a comfortable sofa at Wimbledon.

On Tuesday, minus the make-up and the sharp threads, the German former world No.1 found himself perched on a court-side seat in Melbourne watching Novak Djokovic put through the wringer by Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open.

Jan 21, 2014

Djokovic defeat leaves spotlight on coach Becker

LONDON (Reuters) – Television viewers are used to seeing a snappily-dressed Boris Becker offering his thoughts on the day’s big matches from the safety of a comfortable sofa at Wimbledon.

On Tuesday, minus the make-up and the sharp threads, the German former world No.1 found himself perched on a court-side seat in Melbourne watching Novak Djokovic put through the wringer by Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open.