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Mar 6, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea primed to steal a march on title rivals

LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – Chelsea have a gilt-edged opportunity to open up a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League this weekend and there is nothing their main title rivals can do about it.

With second-placed Liverpool having a week off and Arsenal and Manchester City in FA Cup action, all the chasers can do is hope Tottenham Hotspur can end one of the longest jinx’s in English football and upset the odds at Stamford Bridge.

Mar 6, 2014

Brazil fired by Neymar hat-trick as Spain, France, Germany win

LONDON (Reuters) – Neymar’s hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year’s World Cup tested out their squads on a busy night of friendlies on Wednesday which also brought victories for Spain, Germany and France.

Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for tournament hosts Brazil as they demolished a poor South Africa side 5-0 in the Soweto Soccer City stadium which hosted the 2010 final between Spain and the Netherlands.

Mar 5, 2014

Brazil set standard with Neymar hat-trick as France, Germany win

LONDON (Reuters) – Neymar’s hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year’s World Cup finals tested out their squads in friendlies on Wednesday.

Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for tournament hosts Brazil as they demolished South Africa 5-0 in Johannesburg in the stadium that hosted the 2010 final between Spain and the Netherlands.

Mar 5, 2014

Soccer-Brazil set standard with Neymar hat-trick as France, Germany win

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Neymar’s hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year’s World Cup finals tested out their squads in friendlies on Wednesday.

Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for tournament hosts Brazil as they demolished South Africa 5-0 in Johannesburg in the stadium that hosted the 2010 final between Spain and the Netherlands.

Mar 3, 2014

Agassi would like to solve Isner riddle, but in no rush to become a coach

LONDON (Reuters) – As a player Andre Agassi relied as much on a razor-sharp tennis brain as brute force to collect eight major titles and join a select band of players to complete a career grand slam.

There was nothing he relished more, it seemed, than out-witting the heavy hitters with his lightning fast reflexes, early-struck returns and superior strategies.

Mar 3, 2014

Tennis-Agassi would like to solve Isner riddle, but in no rush to become a coach

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – As a player Andre Agassi relied as much on a razor-sharp tennis brain as brute force to collect eight major titles and join a select band of players to complete a career grand slam.

There was nothing he relished more, it seemed, than out-witting the heavy hitters with his lightning fast reflexes, early-struck returns and superior strategies.

Mar 3, 2014

IPTL a no-go if it clashes with Thanksgiving: Agassi

LONDON (Reuters) – Andre Agassi will snub the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) if it clashes with Thanksgiving, the former world number one said the day after being signed up by the Singapore franchise.

The eight-times grand slam champion was named in Sunday’s player draft for the new Asia-based event but said he had since learned the first match would clash with the November holiday.

Mar 3, 2014

Tennis-IPTL a no-go if it clashes with Thanksgiving – Agassi

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Andre Agassi will snub the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) if it clashes with Thanksgiving, the former world number one said the day after being signed up by the Singapore franchise.

The eight-times grand slam champion was named in Sunday’s player draft for the new Asia-based event but said he had since learned the first match would clash with the November holiday.

Mar 2, 2014

Pellegrini lands first trophy in Europe, now wants more

LONDON (Reuters) – It has been a long time arriving but Manuel Pellegrini can finally celebrate some meaningful European silverware – 10 years after arriving in Spain as a relative unknown.

The Chilean coach, who earned plaudits for his work at unfashionable Villarreal and Malaga, either side of a brief stint at Real Madrid, steered Manchester City to a 3-1 League Cup final triumph over Sunderland on Sunday.

Mar 2, 2014

Soccer-Pellegrini lands first trophy in Europe, now wants more

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) – It has been a long time arriving but Manuel Pellegrini can finally celebrate some meaningful European silverware – 10 years after arriving in Spain as a relative unknown.

The Chilean coach, who earned plaudits for his work at unfashionable Villarreal and Malaga, either side of a brief stint at Real Madrid, steered Manchester City to a 3-1 League Cup final triumph over Sunderland on Sunday.