Martyn's Feed
Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Everton win leaves Man Utd feeling jittery

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s top-four aspirations suffered a setback as Louis van Gaal’s side were blown away 3-0 by clinical Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put hosts Everton in control at Goodison Park and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory on the counter-attack late on.

Apr 23, 2015

Spurs boss Pochettino facing Europa League dilemma again

ENFIELD, England (Reuters) – Mauricio Pochettino returns to his old club Southampton on Saturday trying to keep his Tottenham Hotspur side on course for the prize that he clearly does not really desire.

Tottenham are sixth in the Premier League, one above Southampton, and should they remain there they would automatically be rewarded with a Europa League spot.

Apr 23, 2015

Soccer-Spurs boss Pochettino facing Europa League dilemma again

ENFIELD, England, April 23 (Reuters) – Mauricio Pochettino returns to his old club Southampton on Saturday trying to keep his Tottenham Hotspur side on course for the prize that he clearly does not really desire.

Tottenham are sixth in the Premier League, one above Southampton, and should they remain there they would automatically be rewarded with a Europa League spot.

Apr 23, 2015

Wenger must end Mourinho jinx to slow Chelsea charge

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger gets another chance to finally beat his old nemesis and keep the Premier League title race alive for a little longer when Arsenal host leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

For all the Frenchman’s achievements during his long reign in north London, he has never enjoyed a win against a side managed by Jose Mourinho.

Apr 23, 2015

Soccer-Wenger must end Mourinho jinx to slow Chelsea charge

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger gets another chance to finally beat his old nemesis and keep the Premier League title race alive for a little longer when Arsenal host leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

For all the Frenchman’s achievements during his long reign in north London, he has never enjoyed a win against a side managed by Jose Mourinho.

Apr 22, 2015

Rugby-The hallowed turf where rugby grew its roots

LONDON (Reuters) – Simon Brown’s ‘office’ is so steeped in rugby history that some of the sport’s biggest names recently turned up for a visit and could not resist pocketing a few cheeky souvenirs.

Ex-Harlequins prop Brown is the Director of Sport at the esteemed Rugby School and spends much of his working week on the idyllic surroundings of The Close, an eight acre expanse of playing fields flanked by the school’s imposing neo-Gothic chapel and the battlemented skyline of School House.

Apr 22, 2015

The hallowed turf where rugby grew its roots

LONDON (Reuters) – Simon Brown’s ‘office’ is so steeped in rugby history that some of the sport’s biggest names recently turned up for a visit and could not resist pocketing a few cheeky souvenirs.

Ex-Harlequins prop Brown is the Director of Sport at the esteemed Rugby School and spends much of his working week on the idyllic surroundings of The Close, an eight acre expanse of playing fields flanked by the school’s imposing neo-Gothic chapel and the battlemented skyline of School House.

Apr 16, 2015

Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime away

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – The last time Martina Hingis appeared in the Fed Cup for Switzerland she was a 17-year-old four-times grand slam champion with the world at her feet.

Half a lifetime later, aged 34, she returns to the team competition this weekend in a World Group playoff tie in Poland having re-launched her career as a doubles specialist and with half an eye on next year’s Rio Olympics.

Apr 16, 2015

Tennis-Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime away

April 16 (Reuters) – The last time Martina Hingis appeared in the Fed Cup for Switzerland she was a 17-year-old four-times grand slam champion with the world at her feet.

Half a lifetime later, aged 34, she returns to the team competition this weekend in a World Group playoff tie in Poland having re-launched her career as a doubles specialist and with half an eye on next year’s Rio Olympics.

Apr 14, 2015

Cole relishing another walk down Wembley way for Villa

LONDON (Reuters) – Former England midfielder Joe Cole has become a bit-part player for Aston Villa but hopes to add another couple of warm Wembley experiences to his memory bank and help his side claim some long-awaited silverware.

The 33-year-old, who played at the original Wembley for England’s schoolboys before it was bulldozed and also featured in three triumphant FA Cup finals at the rebuilt stadium for Chelsea, is fit again and relishing the chance to play a role in Sunday’s semi-final against Liverpool.