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Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Tottenham’s Kane has two big fans in Chelsea’s defence

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s John Terry and Gary Cahill will be determined to keep Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane quiet in Sunday’s League Cup final but have already seen enough of the young striker to back him for an England call-up.

The central defensive duo got a close view of 21-year-old Kane’s qualities when he scored twice in Tottenham’s surprise 5-3 Premier League win at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day.

Feb 27, 2015

Agassi says would be happy for Serena if she usurps wife

LONDON (Reuters) – Andre Agassi says it would be a “beautiful thing to watch” if fellow American Serena Williams goes on to surpass his wife Steffi Graf’s professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles.

Williams reached 19 with her Australian Open triumph last month and despite being 33 years old, there is little sign that her powers are waning.

Feb 27, 2015

Tennis-Agassi says would be happy for Serena if she usurps wife

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Andre Agassi says it would be a “beautiful thing to watch” if fellow American Serena Williams goes on to surpass his wife Steffi Graf’s professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles.

Williams reached 19 with her Australian Open triumph last month and despite being 33 years old, there is little sign that her powers are waning.

Feb 27, 2015

Djokovic close to scaling tennis’s Everest: Agassi

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to complete his career grand slam than at this year’s French Open but those predicting the decline of claycourt king Rafa Nadal should be wary, according to Andre Agassi.

Had it not been for the Spaniard, Djokovic would already be part of the elite club of players to have won all four majors — one that Agassi joined when he finally prevailed in the French capital in 1999 against Andriy Medvedev.

Feb 27, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic close to scaling tennis’s Everest – Agassi

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to complete his career grand slam than at this year’s French Open but those predicting the decline of claycourt king Rafa Nadal should be wary, according to Andre Agassi.

Had it not been for the Spaniard, Djokovic would already be part of the elite club of players to have won all four majors — one that Agassi joined when he finally prevailed in the French capital in 1999 against Andriy Medvedev.

Feb 24, 2015

Hart says penalty save will give City belief

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart.

The England goalkeeper, beaten twice by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in a 2-1 defeat, dived to his right to block Argentine maestro Lionel Messi’s penalty with the last kick of the game.

Feb 24, 2015

Soccer-Hart says penalty save will give City belief

MANCHESTER, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart.

The England goalkeeper, beaten twice by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in a 2-1 defeat, dived to his right to block Argentine maestro Lionel Messi’s penalty with the last kick of the game.

Feb 24, 2015

Barca’s Suarez bursts from shadow of Messi and Neymar

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona’s attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences.

The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for his goals but also for misdemeanours including biting, has impressed at the Nou Camp with his unselfish approach helping Lionel Messi and Neymar shine.

Feb 24, 2015

Soccer-Barca’s Suarez bursts from shadow of Messi and Neymar

MANCHESTER, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona’s attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences.

The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for his goals but also for misdemeanours including biting, has impressed at the Nou Camp with his unselfish approach helping Lionel Messi and Neymar shine.

Feb 24, 2015

Suarez puts Barca on top as Messi misses penalty

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Two first half goals by Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 win at Manchester City as they put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday although Lionel Messi’s late penalty miss left the door ajar.

In a repeat of last season’s round of 16 first leg at the Etihad, Barcelona were too slick for City in a mesmerizing first period that could have brought five goals.