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Sep 5, 2013

Young Turks form charm offensive

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Young Turks will be thrust front and center of Istanbul’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, as the city hopes to charm IOC members with the country’s “greatest natural resource”.

The city has selected 50 young athletes under the age of 25 to woo Olympic kingpins on Saturday when the Turkish capital will go head to head with Madrid and Tokyo in Buenos Aires.

Sep 5, 2013

Squash hopes major TV deal can help land IOC votes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The powers behind world squash flew into Argentina on Thursday to add thrust to their bid to join the 2020 Olympic Games, hoping a major new broadcast deal will help land IOC votes.

The Professional Squash Association announced that the BBC had added squash to its programming and would cover next month’s World Championship in Manchester, England – a move the PSA said was a further endorsement of the sport’s appeal.

Sep 5, 2013

Olympics-Squash hopes major TV deal can help land IOC votes

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The powers behind world squash flew into Argentina on Thursday to add thrust to their bid to join the 2020 Olympic Games, hoping a major new broadcast deal will help land IOC votes.

The Professional Squash Association announced that the BBC had added squash to its programming and would cover next month’s World Championship in Manchester, England – a move the PSA said was a further endorsement of the sport’s appeal.

Sep 5, 2013

Olympics-Tokyo dangles dollars in bid to win Games

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Tokyo’s Olympic bid team on Wednesday dangled dollar signs in front of the IOC, with a vow to leverage Asia’s massive marketing potential were it awarded the right to stage the 2020 Summer Games.

The Japanese attempted to play a trump card in the face of a Fukushima crisis threatening to derail their hopes of staging the world’s greatest sporting extravaganza [ID: nL2N0H00XF].

Sep 4, 2013

Tokyo dangles dollars in bid to win Games

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Tokyo’s Olympic bid team on Wednesday dangled dollar signs in front of the IOC, with a vow to leverage Asia’s massive marketing potential were it awarded the right to stage the 2020 Summer Games.

The Japanese attempted to play a trump card in the face of a Fukushima crisis threatening to derail their hopes of staging the world’s greatest sporting extravaganza.

Aug 24, 2013

Stylish Saints caught snoozing angers boss Pochettino

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – All of Southampton’s thrusting, free-flowing football will count for little if their defence cannot shake off the close-season stupor which saw them napping through the early stages of their 1-1 Premier League draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

Always dangerous flooding forward, and with new record signing Italy striker Dani Osvaldo showing enough to suggest he will be a massive handful for defenders this season, their possession and flair so nearly counted for nothing after a sluggish start at St Mary’s Stadium that left manager Mauricio Pochettino frustrated.

Aug 24, 2013

Soccer-Stylish Saints caught snoozing angers boss Pochettino

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Aug 24 (Reuters) – All of Southampton’s thrusting, free-flowing football will count for little if their defence cannot shake off the close-season stupor which saw them napping through the early stages of their 1-1 Premier League draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

Always dangerous flooding forward, and with new record signing Italy striker Dani Osvaldo showing enough to suggest he will be a massive handful for defenders this season, their possession and flair so nearly counted for nothing after a sluggish start at St Mary’s Stadium that left manager Mauricio Pochettino frustrated.

Aug 19, 2013

Saint Osvaldo itching to wreak havoc in England

LONDON (Reuters) – Southampton’s record signing Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is itching to get stuck into premier league defences, the Italy striker telling reporters on Monday he is thrilled to be working again with coach Mauricio Pochettino.

“I want to do something important in this league,” the striker who signed from AS Roma said, his heavily tattooed arms resting casually on a table at St Mary’s stadium.

Aug 19, 2013

Soccer-Saint Osvaldo itching to wreak havoc in England

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Southampton’s record signing Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is itching to get stuck into premier league defences, the Italy striker telling reporters on Monday he is thrilled to be working again with coach Mauricio Pochettino.

“I want to do something important in this league,” the striker who signed from AS Roma said, his heavily tattooed arms resting casually on a table at St Mary’s stadium.

Aug 17, 2013

Saint Rickie caps dream week with winner for Southampton

LONDON (Reuters) – Rickie Lambert capped a dream week in which he scored on his England debut by hitting the winning goal for Southampton on the opening day of the Premier League season on Saturday.

Lambert, who’s thumping header at Wembley in midweek finally killed off Scotland 3-2 in a fiery friendly, had been held at bay by a resolute West Bromwich Albion defence at The Hawthorns.

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