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Mar 27, 2014

Vettel blasts quieter engines, says bad for fans

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has blasted the sport’s new V6 turbo engines for a lack of noise, saying the tracks were now quieter than most bars and that fans were missing out.

The German has dominated the sport for the last four years with the old V8 engines but his run of nine consecutive victories ended in Melbourne in the season opening race two weeks ago when retired with a reliability issue.

Mar 27, 2014

Motor racing-Vettel blasts quieter engines, says bad for fans

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 27 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has blasted the sport’s new V6 turbo engines for a lack of noise, saying the tracks were now quieter than most bars and that fans were missing out.

The German has dominated the sport for the last four years with the old V8 engines but his run of nine consecutive victories ended in Melbourne in the season opening race two weeks ago when retired with a reliability issue.

Mar 27, 2014

Rosberg eyeing more wins before grid catches up

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – A beaming Nico Rosberg predicted he and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton will be battling for victory in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix with their swift adaptation to the new regulations leaving the opposition trailing.

The German driver overtook pole sitter Hamilton before the first turn of the season opening race in Melbourne two weeks ago to go on and grab the first chequered flag of the V6 turbocharged engine era.

Mar 27, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg eyeing more wins before grid catches up

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 27 (Reuters) – A beaming Nico Rosberg predicted he and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton will be battling for victory in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix with their swift adaptation to the new regulations leaving the opposition trailing.

The German driver overtook pole sitter Hamilton before the first turn of the season opening race in Melbourne two weeks ago to go on and grab the first chequered flag of the V6 turbocharged engine era.

Mar 26, 2014

Vettel and Franklin take Laureus awards in sombre Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and American swimming sensation Missy Franklin were named Laureus Sportsman and Woman of the Year on Wednesday in a ceremony filled with tributes to those affected by the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

Nearly all of the seven winners at the lavish awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur remarked on flight MH370, which went missing 18 days ago with 239 passengers and crew on board after leaving Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing.

Mar 26, 2014

Sport-Vettel and Franklin take Laureus awards in sombre Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and American swimming sensation Missy Franklin were named Laureus Sportsman and Woman of the Year on Wednesday in a ceremony filled with tributes to those affected by the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

Nearly all of the seven winners at the lavish awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur remarked on flight MH370, which went missing 18 days ago with 239 passengers and crew on board after leaving Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing.

Mar 26, 2014

Motor racing-F1 party arrives in mourning Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The world of Formula One descends on Kuala Lumpur for the often dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix with excitement around the Sepang circuit unusually muted as the country mourns the disappearance of flight MH370.

The Sepang circuit is a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport where the Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 239 passengers and crew departed 18 days ago and has since become the home for many associated with the story.

Mar 26, 2014

F1 party arrives in mourning Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The world of Formula One descends on Kuala Lumpur for the often dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix with excitement around the Sepang circuit unusually muted as the country mourns the disappearance of flight MH370.

The Sepang circuit is a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport where the Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 239 passengers and crew departed 18 days ago and has since become the home for many associated with the story.

Mar 20, 2014

Soccer-Pioneer Wenger set transfer trend at Arsenal

March 20 (Reuters) – While Arsenal fans bemoan Arsene Wenger’s failure to buy a new striker for their title bid, they also reminisce with frustration at his early transfer success and ability to turn unheralded players into world class talents.

Wenger scoured the planet for quick, powerful, technically sharp recruits who were keen to improve under his guidance after he arrived in England in September 1996 to join Arsenal and a league still not fully awake to the talents beyond their shores.

Mar 5, 2014

Soccer-Iraq beat China as both grab final Asian Cup places

March 5 (Reuters) – China grabbed the final 2015 Asian Cup qualifying place in nerve-wracking style on Wednesday, a 3-1 defeat by Iraq good enough to edge out Lebanon by one goal and leave hosts Australia cheering.

China needed to avoid defeat against third-placed Iraq in Sharjah to take the second qualifying spot in Group C but they went 3-0 down after an hour and were left looking anxiously at the Group B score between Thailand and Lebanon for help.