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Mar 18, 2014

Two-goal Defoe dreams of England recall

By Ossian Shine

(Reuters) – Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe slammed in two goals on his debut for Toronto FC in North America’s Major League Soccer at the weekend, rekindling hopes of an England recall for the 2014 World Cup.

The 31-year-old, whose winner against Slovenia at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa allowed England to progress from the group stages, joined the Canadian outfit from Tottenham in January.

Mar 18, 2014

Soccer-Two-goal Defoe dreams of England recall

March 18 (Reuters) – Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe slammed in two goals on his debut for Toronto FC in North America’s Major League Soccer at the weekend, rekindling hopes of an England recall for the 2014 World Cup.

The 31-year-old, whose winner against Slovenia at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa allowed England to progress from the group stages, joined the Canadian outfit from Tottenham in January.

Mar 14, 2014

Saints just like Green Bay Packers, new chief says

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Southampton’s new chairman Ralph Krueger wants the small south coast football club to be the Green Bay Packers of the English Premier League.

The Canadian-born former German ice hockey international was appointed by Southampton’s owner Katharina Liebherr mid-week, and has big plans for his new charges.

Mar 14, 2014

Soccer-Saints just like Green Bay Packers, new chief says

SOUTHAMPTON, England, March 14 (Reuters) – Southampton’s new chairman Ralph Krueger wants the small south coast soccer club to be the Green Bay Packers of the English Premier League.

The Canadian-born former German ice hockey international was appointed by Southampton’s owner Katharina Liebherr mid-week, and has big plans for his new charges.

Mar 12, 2014

Southampton appoint ice hockey coach as chairman

By Ossian Shine

(Reuters) – Southampton have appointed an international ice hockey coach as their new chairman, the English Premier League soccer club announced on Wednesday.

Ralph Krueger, who has just returned from the Sochi Olympics where he helped Team Canada win the gold medal, takes over the role vacated by Nicola Cortese in January.

Mar 12, 2014

Soccer-Southampton appoint ice hockey coach as chairman

March 12 (Reuters) – Southampton have appointed an international ice hockey coach as their new chairman, the English Premier League soccer club announced on Wednesday.

Ralph Krueger, who has just returned from the Sochi Olympics where he helped Team Canada win the gold medal, takes over the role vacated by Nicola Cortese in January.

Mar 11, 2014

Sochi exceeding all expectations, IPC chief says

By Ossian Shine

(Reuters) – The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games are on track to becoming the most successful ever, International Paralympic Committee President Phil Craven said on Tuesday.

“The Games are exceeding all expectations in every single area,” the Briton said of the March 7-16 extravaganza.

Mar 11, 2014

Paralympics-Sochi exceeding all expectations, IPC chief says

March 11 (Reuters) – The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games are on track to becoming the most successful ever, International Paralympic Committee President Phil Craven said on Tuesday.

“The Games are exceeding all expectations in every single area,” the Briton said of the March 7-16 extravaganza.

Feb 24, 2014

Sochi shows off modern Russia, and so much more

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – For the last seven years critics have lined up to paint the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as a wasteful extravagance. A $50 billion pet project designed purely to allow President Vladimir Putin to show off modern Russia’s might.

Certainly the price tag was enormous, there can be no argument about that. And Putin did successfully use the Games to showcase feats of engineering and architecture; building an entire resort from the ground up.

Feb 24, 2014

Olympics-Sochi shows off modern Russia, and so much more

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 24 (Reuters) – For the last seven years critics have lined up to paint the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as a wasteful extravagance. A $50 billion pet project designed purely to allow President Vladimir Putin to show off modern Russia’s might.

Certainly the price tag was enormous, there can be no argument about that. And Putin did successfully use the Games to showcase feats of engineering and architecture; building an entire resort from the ground up.

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