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Jan 13, 2014

“Dinosaur” Ricker hoping experience pays off

LONDON (Reuters) – If it were not for the fact that she will be defending her Olympic snowboard cross title in Sochi, Canada’s Maelle Ricker would probably be riding with the crowds at the Mount Baker Banked Slalom this February.

The mass participation event south of Vancouver features hundreds of boarders of all ages, styles and standards and it is where Ricker arguably feels most at home.

Jan 13, 2014

Olympics-”Dinosaur” Ricker hoping experience pays off

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – If it were not for the fact that she will be defending her Olympic snowboard cross title in Sochi, Canada’s Maelle Ricker would probably be riding with the crowds at the Mount Baker Banked Slalom this February.

The mass participation event south of Vancouver features hundreds of boarders of all ages, styles and standards and it is where Ricker arguably feels most at home.

Jan 12, 2014

Hazard and Torres fire Chelsea top, United stop rot

LONDON (Reuters) – Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres applied the gloss to a workmanlike 2-0 victory at Hull City that lifted Chelsea ominously to the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

In true Jose Mourinho style, the Londoners first nullified the minimal threat posed by Hull, then cut through at will after the break when classy goals by Hazard and Torres earned the Blues a fourth consecutive league victory.

Jan 11, 2014

Safe hands Cech still Mr Reliable for Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Apart from in 2006 when he suffered a serious head injury Petr Cech has rarely made the headlines in 10 years at Chelsea but his safe hands have underpinned a decade’s worth of silverware.

Of all the hundreds of millions of pounds pumped into the club by Russian owner Roman Abramovich, the seven million paid to Rennes for Cech have arguably offered the greatest return.

Jan 11, 2014

Soccer-Safe hands Cech still Mr Reliable for Chelsea

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Apart from in 2006 when he suffered a serious head injury Petr Cech has rarely made the headlines in 10 years at Chelsea but his safe hands have underpinned a decade’s worth of silverware.

Of all the hundreds of millions of pounds pumped into the club by Russian owner Roman Abramovich, the seven million paid to Rennes for Cech have arguably offered the greatest return.

Jan 11, 2014

Hazard and Torres fire Chelsea to the top

LONDON (Reuters) – Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres applied the gloss to a workmanlike 2-0 victory at Hull City that lifted Chelsea to the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

In true Jose Mourinho style, Chelsea first nullified the minimal threat posed by Hull, then cut through at will after the break when classy goals by Hazard and Torres earned the Blues a fourth consecutive league victory.

Jan 11, 2014

Soccer-Hazard and Torres fire Chelsea to the top

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres applied the gloss to a workmanlike 2-0 victory at Hull City that lifted Chelsea to the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

In true Jose Mourinho style, Chelsea first nullified the minimal threat posed by Hull, then cut through at will after the break when classy goals by Hazard and Torres earned the Blues a fourth consecutive league victory.

Jan 10, 2014

Olympics-From Sheffield to Sochi, slopestyle for Woods

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – A Yorkshire lad who learned to ski on an inner-city Sheffield dry slope that has since burned to the ground is Britain’s best hope for an Olympic gold medal in Sochi and James Woods admits the prospect still feels “insane”.

Woodsy, as he prefers to be known in freestyle skiing circles, is one of the favourites for the new Olympic discipline of slopestyle that will debut in the Russian resort in February and has found himself thrust into the limelight.

Jan 10, 2014

Toronto signal intent with signings of Defoe and Bradley

LONDON (Reuters) – Under-performing Toronto FC have signed Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe and U.S. international Michael Bradley from AS Roma as the Canadian outfit tries to revive its fortunes after a lowly finish in last season’s MLS.

Second from bottom last time in the Eastern Conference, the two signings are a signal of intent from owners Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment with the new season starting in March.

Jan 10, 2014

Soccer-Toronto signal intent with signings of Defoe and Bradley

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Under-performing Toronto FC have signed Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe and U.S. international Michael Bradley from AS Roma as the Canadian outfit tries to revive its fortunes after a lowly finish in last season’s MLS.

Second from bottom last time in the Eastern Conference, the two signings are a signal of intent from owners Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment with the new season starting in March.