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Apr 11, 2014

Brailsford steps down from British Cycling role

LONDON (Reuters) – Dave Brailsford, the brains behind his country’s rise to cycling superpower status has stepped down as performance director of British Cycling, it was confirmed on Friday.

Since he took over the role in 2003 Britain has won 18 Olympics gold medals from three Games, with British cyclists also excelling at track and road world championships.

Apr 11, 2014

Cycling-Brailsford steps down from British Cycling role

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) – Dave Brailsford, the brains behind his country’s rise to cycling superpower status has stepped down as performance director of British Cycling, it was confirmed on Friday.

Since he took over the role in 2003 Britain has won 18 Olympics gold medals from three Games, with British cyclists also excelling at track and road world championships.

Apr 8, 2014

2014 Tour start one of hardest ever: Prudhomme

LONDON (Reuters) – The Grand Depart of the Tour de France in England in July will be one of the toughest ever with rivals for overall victory jostling for early ascendancy from the word go, according to race director Christian Prudhomme.

The opening three stages will take place in England, starting with a 191km stretch from Leeds to Harrogate, followed by a 198km ride over the peaks between York and Sheffield before a third stage taking the peloton from Cambridge down to a central London finish.

Apr 7, 2014

Sherwood comes out fighting after job speculation

LONDON (Reuters) – - Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood came out fighting on Monday as his side ended a day full of speculation about his future with a 5-1 crushing of Sunderland in the Premier League.

All eyes were on the former Blackburn Rovers and Spurs midfielder after a Sky Sports report that he would be replaced at the end of the season dominated the pre-match talk.

Apr 7, 2014

Eriksen inspires Spurs to 5-1 win over Sunderland

LONDON (Reuters) – Christian Eriksen deflected some of the spotlight away from Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood in his side’s 5-1 victory over relegation-haunted Sunderland in the Premier League on Monday, scoring one and making two with a majestic midfield display.

Sunderland were gifted a 17th minute lead when Lee Cattermole shot home after a defensive mix-up but with Eriksen pulling the strings in midfield the hosts responded with goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane before Eriksen claimed one for himself.

Apr 7, 2014

Soccer-Eriksen inspires Spurs to 5-1 win over Sunderland

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Christian Eriksen deflected some of the spotlight away from Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood in his side’s 5-1 victory over relegation-haunted Sunderland in the Premier League on Monday, scoring one and making two with a majestic midfield display.

Sunderland were gifted a 17th minute lead when Lee Cattermole shot home after a defensive mix-up but with Eriksen pulling the strings in midfield the hosts responded with goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane before Eriksen claimed one for himself.

Apr 6, 2014

Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Roger Federer sealed Switzerland’s place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain’s last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples.

France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when they lost the opening two singles matches against a weakened Germany line-up.

Apr 6, 2014

Tennis-Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain

April 6 (Reuters) – Roger Federer sealed Switzerland’s place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain’s last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples.

France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when they lost the opening two singles matches against a weakened Germany line-up.

Apr 5, 2014

Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – Roger Federer’s hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners’ medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie.

The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday but the Swiss duo were stunned by Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev, losing 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6) in Geneva.

Apr 5, 2014

Tennis-Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink

April 5 (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners’ medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie.

The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday but the Swiss duo were stunned by Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev, losing 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6) in Geneva.