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May 26, 2015

Australian Bayliss appointed England head coach

LONDON (Reuters) – Trevor Bayliss has become the first Australian to be appointed head coach of the England national team after being handed the post on Tuesday.

The 52-year-old succeeds Peter Moores, who was sacked earlier this month following England’s dismal performance at this year’s World Cup and a 1-1 draw in a test series in West Indies.

May 26, 2015

Cricket-Australian Bayliss appointed England head coach

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – Trevor Bayliss has become the first Australian to be appointed head coach of the England national team after being handed the post on Tuesday.

The 52-year-old succeeds Peter Moores, who was sacked earlier this month following England’s dismal performance at this year’s World Cup and a 1-1 draw in a test series in West Indies.

Mar 24, 2015

Fernandez takes tips from his skating ‘wife’

By Pritha Sarkar

(Reuters) – Rather than turning into a green-eyed monster following the Olympic success of his training partner, Yuzuru Hanyu, Javier Fernandez cannot wait to see how he measures up against a man he calls his skating ‘wife’.

The two Brian Orser graduates will be gunning for gold at the figure skating world championships in Shanghai this week. But whatever happens on the ice, Fernandez is looking forward to catching up with Hanyu after spending three months apart while the Japanese world and Olympic champion recovered from illness and injury in Sendai.

Mar 24, 2015

Figure skating-Fernandez takes tips from his skating ‘wife’

March 24 (Reuters) – Rather than turning into a green-eyed monster following the Olympic success of his training partner, Yuzuru Hanyu, Javier Fernandez cannot wait to see how he measures up against a man he calls his skating ‘wife’.

The two Brian Orser graduates will be gunning for gold at the figure skating world championships in Shanghai this week. But whatever happens on the ice, Fernandez is looking forward to catching up with Hanyu after spending three months apart while the Japanese world and Olympic champion recovered from illness and injury in Sendai.

Mar 23, 2015

Hanyu seeks gold-medal tonic after bumpy ride

By Pritha Sarkar

(Reuters) – A reunion with his coach Brian Orser will provide a welcome distraction for Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu when he returns to the Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre for this week’s figure skating world championships.

Four months ago the Japanese left the arena battered and bruised following a sickening collision with Chinese rival Yan Han in the build-up to the Cup of China, an accident that left him requiring staples in his head and stitches in his jaw.

Nov 6, 2014

Reuters Q&A – Murray ready to go where no man has gone before

PARIS (Reuters) – Breaking British records has become a bit of a habit for Andy Murray.

Next week, however, the Scot will have a chance to achieve something no tennis player has ever done — win four different titles in the city of London.

Nov 6, 2014

Murray ready to go where no man has gone before

PARIS (Reuters) – Breaking British records has become a bit of a habit for Andy Murray.

Next week, however, the Scot will have a chance to achieve something no tennis player has ever done — win four different titles in the city of London.

Nov 6, 2014

Reuters Q&A-Tennis-Murray ready to go where no man has gone before

PARIS, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Breaking British records has become a bit of a habit for Andy Murray.

Next week, however, the Scot will have a chance to achieve something no tennis player has ever done — win four different titles in the city of London.

Nov 5, 2014

Cilic cannot get enough of the fun times

PARIS (Reuters) – In the not too distant past, a right arm injury that forced U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic to miss a Masters tournament would have caused the Croatian a great deal of stress.

Not anymore.

After being ordered to serve a four-month doping ban in 2013 for mistakenly ingesting a banned stimulant that had been present in some glucose powder he had taken, being out of action the week before he makes his ATP World Tour Finals debut is no longer a big deal.

Nov 5, 2014

Berdych still searching for his ‘chosen one’

PARIS (Reuters) – Ivan Lendl might be “way too busy” to be his mentor but Tomas Berdych has not given up the dream of jumping on the ‘super coach’ bandwagon.

If he needs any pointers on how to carve out a successful coaching relationship with a grand slam champion, the players’ lounge at the 02 Arena is the place to be during the ATP World Tour Finals which start on Sunday.