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Jan 26, 2015

Cycling – Out of Africa and ready to roll on Le Tour

LONDON (Reuters) – The cut-throat world of professional cycling has produced its fair share of villains and is still saddled with cynicism but even its harshest critics may struggle to sneer when Doug Ryder says “Bicycles Change Lives”.

That is the catchphrase of Qhubeka, a project close to the heart of the 42-year-old Ryder, which has handed out 50,000 bikes in rural South Africa and Rwanda as a reward for community work such as growing trees or academic achievement.

Jan 25, 2015

Shock defeats for Chelsea and Man City in FA Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – Often derided and disrespected during the Premier League era, the FA Cup added another incredible chapter to its proud heritage on Saturday as Chelsea and Manchester City were humbled by supposed inferiors.

A day after Manchester United suffered a fright in a 0-0 fourth-round draw at fourth tier Cambridge United, Premier League leaders Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at home to third tier Bradford City.

Jan 24, 2015

Shock defeats for Chelsea and Manchester City in FA Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – Often derided and disrespected during the Premier League era, the FA Cup added another incredible chapter to its proud heritage on Saturday as Chelsea and Manchester City were humbled by supposed inferiors.

A day after Manchester United suffered a fright in a 0-0 fourth-round draw at fourth tier Cambridge United, Premier League leaders Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at home to third tier Bradford City.

Jan 24, 2015

Soccer-Shock defeats for Chelsea and Man City in FA Cup

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Chelsea surrendered a two-goal advantage to lose 4-2 at home to third tier Bradford City while Manchester City were beaten 2-0 by visiting Middlesbrough on an astonishing day of FA Cup shocks on Saturday.

Goals from Gary Cahill and Ramires had Jose Mourinho’s men cruising after 38 minutes of their fourth-round tie but John Stead pulled a goal back before the break and former Chelsea player Filipe Morais equalised in the second half.

Jan 19, 2015

Liverpool semi revives bitter memories for Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is still haunted by the Anfield “ghost goal” as he prepares for the first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Liverpool on Tuesday.

Ten years after Luis Garcia’s controversial late winner at Anfield sealed Chelsea’s fate in the 2005 Champions League semi-final, Mourinho has another chance to banish the demons.

Jan 19, 2015

Soccer-Leeds in limbo after owner Cellino’s appeal rejected

LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Former English champions Leeds United were plunged into limbo on Monday when Italian Massimo Cellino’s appeal against a ruling disqualifying him from owning the club was rejected.

The Football League originally banned 58-year-old Cellino in December for failing their “fit and proper person’s test” for running a club after he was found guilty of tax evasion in an Italian court last year.

Jan 19, 2015

Soccer-Liverpool semi revives bitter memories for Mourinho

LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is still haunted by the Anfield “ghost goal” as he prepares for the first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Liverpool on Tuesday.

Ten years after Luis Garcia’s controversial late winner at Anfield sealed Chelsea’s fate in the 2005 Champions League semi-final, Mourinho has another chance to banish the demons.

Jan 17, 2015

Five-star Chelsea maul Swansea to surge clear

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea ran riot at Swansea City, scoring four times before halftime on the way to a 5-0 win that sent Jose Mourinho’s side five points clear in the Premier League on Saturday.

Brazil midfielder Oscar and Spain striker Diego Costa scored two apiece inside the opening 36 minutes as Swansea were torn to shreds. Substitute Andre Schuerrle got his name on the scoresheet late in a more even second half.

Jan 17, 2015

Soccer-Five-star Chelsea maul Swansea to surge clear

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Chelsea ran riot at Swansea City, scoring four times before halftime on the way to a 5-0 win that sent Jose Mourinho’s side five points clear in the Premier League on Saturday.

Brazil midfielder Oscar and Spain striker Diego Costa scored two apiece inside the opening 36 minutes as Swansea were torn to shreds. Substitute Andre Schuerrle got his name on the scoresheet late in a more even second half.

Jan 17, 2015

Chelsea slaughter Swansea to go five clear

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea ran riot at Swansea City, scoring four times before halftime on the way to a 5-0 win that sent Jose Mourinho’s side five points clear in the Premier League on Saturday.

Brazil midfielder Oscar and Spain striker Diego Costa scored two apiece inside the opening 35 minutes as Swansea were torn to shreds. Substitute Andre Schuerrle got his name on the scoresheet late in a more even second half.