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May 16, 2014

Dynamic England could pay for lack of wisdom, says Sol

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s dynamic World Cup squad contains one youngster too many, and could be undone by its lack of experience when the tension rises in Brazil, Sol Campbell told Reuters on Friday.

One of England’s greatest defensive stalwarts, Campbell – the only man to represent England at six consecutive international tournaments – said there was always room for youngsters to be blooded at major events, but that manager Roy Hodgson had gone too far with his 23-man squad for Brazil.

May 16, 2014

Soccer-Dynamic England could pay for lack of wisdom, says Sol

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – England’s dynamic World Cup squad contains one youngster too many, and could be undone by its lack of experience when the tension rises in Brazil, Sol Campbell told Reuters on Friday.

One of England’s greatest defensive stalwarts, Campbell – the only man to represent England at six consecutive international tournaments – said there was always room for youngsters to be blooded at major events, but that manager Roy Hodgson had gone too far with his 23-man squad for Brazil.

May 13, 2014

Pros switch on hi-tech racquets in time for Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – A handful of the world’s best tennis players will show up at tournaments within weeks armed with new technology they hope will give them an advantage at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the man behind the ‘smart racquets’ has told Reuters.

Without identifying the players who would be first to wield the hi-tech weapons, Eric Babolat confirmed “connected racquets”, with sensors feeding back information on the players’ forehands, backhands and much more besides, would be swung in anger for the first time, after a decade in development.

May 13, 2014

Tennis-Pros switch on hi-tech racquets in time for Wimbledon

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – A handful of the world’s best tennis players will show up at tournaments within weeks armed with new technology they hope will give them an advantage at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the man behind the ‘smart racquets’ has told Reuters.

Without identifying the players who would be first to wield the hi-tech weapons, Eric Babolat confirmed “connected racquets”, with sensors feeding back information on the players’ forehands, backhands and much more besides, would be swung in anger for the first time, after a decade in development.

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.

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