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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.

Aug 17, 2013

Soccer-Saint Rickie caps dream week with winner for Southampton

LONDON, Aug 17 (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.

Aug 15, 2013

Mourinho 1, Moyes 0 in parallel mindgame league

LONDON (Reuters) – Before a boot has been muddied or a ball kicked in the Premier League, the score would already appear to be Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0 – or rather Jose Mourinho 1, David Moyes 0.

Chelsea’s ‘Special One’ started the mindgames in his first news conference after returning to Stamford Bridge by openly admiring the qualities of England striker Wayne Rooney in a move sure to have riled new United boss Moyes.

Aug 15, 2013

Soccer-Mourinho 1, Moyes 0 in parallel mindgame league

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Before a boot has been muddied or a ball kicked in the Premier League, the score would already appear to be Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0 – or rather Jose Mourinho 1, David Moyes 0.

Chelsea’s ‘Special One’ started the mindgames in his first news conference after returning to Stamford Bridge by openly admiring the qualities of England striker Wayne Rooney in a move sure to have riled new United boss Moyes.

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