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Apr 28, 2015

Wimbledon the richest slam but prize money rises slow

LONDON (Reuters) – The prolific acceleration in the size of the overall prize money pot at Wimbledon is slowing but the grasscourt championships remains the richest of the four grand slams.

All England Club officials on Tuesday announced a seven percent overall rise, down from 10.5 percent last year, meaning overall prize money has surged by an eye-popping 152 percent since 2011 to 26.75 million pounds ($40.90 million).

Apr 28, 2015

Tennis-Wimbledon the richest slam but prize money rises slow

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) – The prolific acceleration in the size of the overall prize money pot at Wimbledon is slowing but the grasscourt championships remains the richest of the four grand slams.

All England Club officials on Tuesday announced a seven percent overall rise, down from 10.5 percent last year, meaning overall prize money has surged by an eye-popping 152 percent since 2011 to 26.75 million pounds ($40.90 million).

Apr 27, 2015

Chelsea edge closer to title with Arsenal draw

LONDON (Reuters) – The man selling ‘Chelsea Champions 2015′ scarves outside The Emirates was a little premature but he is unlikely to be asked for refunds after they ground out a 0-0 Premier League draw at Arsenal on Sunday.

Apart from three penalty appeals, the strongest of which saw Arsenal’s goalkeeper clatter into Chelsea’s Oscar in the first half and put the Brazilian in hospital, there was precious little to raise the pulse on a dreary afternoon in north London.

Apr 26, 2015

Terry stars in another Mourinho masterplan

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea plucked a performance straight from the Jose Mourinho textbook — with John Terry writing a chapter all of his own — as they grafted to a 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Sunday that leaves them almost certain to claim the title.

It was not particularly pleasing on the eye, but the fact Arsenal’s best two chances fell to a central defender and a late substitute spoke volumes for the control Chelsea enjoyed against a side boasting the creative talents of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Terry stars in another Mourinho masterplan

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Chelsea plucked a performance straight from the Jose Mourinho textbook — with John Terry writing a chapter all of his own — as they grafted to a 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Sunday that leaves them almost certain to claim the title.

It was not particularly pleasing on the eye, but the fact Arsenal’s best two chances fell to a central defender and a late substitute spoke volumes for the control Chelsea enjoyed against a side boasting the creative talents of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Inspired Everton brush powder-puff United aside

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 late on to push Everton into the top half of the table for the first time this season.

Apr 26, 2015

Everton win leaves Man Utd feeling jittery

LONDON (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 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.