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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.

Mar 2, 2014

Man City sink Sunderland to win League Cup final

LONDON (Reuters) – Two moments of magic in the space of two second-half minutes helped Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Sunderland in the English League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

Manuel Pellegrini’s favorites were trailing to Fabio Borini’s 10th minute strike for Sunderland and a shock looked on the cards until Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri intervened.

Mar 2, 2014

Soccer-Man City sink Sunderland to win League Cup final

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) – Two moments of magic in the space of two second-half minutes helped Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Sunderland in the English League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

Manuel Pellegrini’s favourites were trailing to Fabio Borini’s 10th minute strike for Sunderland and a shock looked on the cards until Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri intervened.

Feb 24, 2014

Memorable moments of the Sochi Games

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Questions about Sochi’s suitability to host the Winter Olympics will not go away once the flame has been extinguished but in the expensively-built stadiums and snow resorts the athletes put on a dazzling show.

Whether skiing, sliding, jumping or somersaulting, their performances ensured a captivating couple of weeks in the Caucasus and for TV viewers around the world.

Feb 24, 2014

Olympics-Memorable moments of the Sochi Games

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Questions about Sochi’s suitability to host the Winter Olympics will not go away once the flame has been extinguished but in the expensively-built stadiums and snow resorts the athletes put on a dazzling show.

Whether skiing, sliding, jumping or somersaulting, their performances ensured a captivating couple of weeks in the Caucasus and for TV viewers around the world.

Feb 22, 2014

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Super Mario saves best to last for slalom gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Two generations collided on a treacherous Russian slalom slope on Saturday with Austrian Mario Matt fighting off two young guns to become the oldest winner of an Olympic Alpine skiing gold.

With favourites careering off in all directions from a rutted course resembling a battlefield the 34-year-old former world champion used every ounce of his experience to edge out team mate Marcel Hirscher, 10 years his junior, by 0.28 seconds.