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Aug 19, 2013

Rod’s lawyer rejects MLB offer to open up case

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Major League Baseball has offered to waive the confidentiality agreement in the doping case against Alex Rodriguez to allow both sides to speak openly about details but the move was dismissed as a “stunt” by the slugger’s lawyer.

After days of tit-for-tat allegations in the case of Rodriguez, who is still playing while he appeals a 211-game ban for a range of doping related offences, the player’s attorney was on Monday given a letter from the league live on television.

Jul 13, 2013

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Late Claros winner fires Honduras into quarters

MIAMI (Reuters) – An injury time winner from Jorge Claros gave Honduras a 1-0 victory over old rivals El Salvador on Friday and sealed a place in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Honduras lead Group B with a maximum six points from two games, with Haiti, who beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on Friday, second on three points.

Jul 13, 2013

Soccer-Late Claros winner fires Honduras into quarters

MIAMI, July 12 (Reuters) – An injury time winner from Jorge Claros gave Honduras a 1-0 victory over old rivals El Salvador on Friday and sealed a place in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Honduras lead Group B with a maximum six points from two games, with Haiti, who beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on Friday, second on three points.

Jul 12, 2013

New Fulham owner Khan will be up-front and personal

MIAMI (Reuters) – New Fulham chief Shahid Khan, the Premier League’s latest foreign owner, is likely to break the mould and be one of the most open and public of billionaires to take control of one of England’s top flight clubs.

Other international owners such as Russian Roman Abramovich (Chelsea) and American Malcolm Glazer (Manchester United) rarely talk to the media or engage with fans but Khan has shown that he enjoys attention.

Jul 12, 2013

Profile – New Fulham owner Khan will be up-front and personal

MIAMI (Reuters) – New Fulham chief Shahid Khan, the Premier League’s latest foreign owner, is likely to break the mould and be one of the most open and public of billionaires to take control of one of England’s top flight clubs.

Other international owners such as Russian Roman Abramovich (Chelsea) and American Malcolm Glazer (Manchester United) rarely talk to the media or engage with fans but Khan has shown that he enjoys attention.

Jul 12, 2013

Soccer-New Fulham owner Khan will be up-front and personal

MIAMI, July 12 (Reuters) – New Fulham chief Shahid Khan, the Premier League’s latest foreign owner, is likely to break the mould and be one of the most open and public of billionaires to take control of one of England’s top flight clubs.

Other international owners such as Russian Roman Abramovich (Chelsea) and American Malcolm Glazer (Manchester United) rarely talk to the media or engage with fans but Khan has shown that he enjoys attention.

Jul 5, 2013

Soccer-U.S. aiming to end Mexico’s Gold Cup dominance

MIAMI (Reuters) – Mexico are aiming for a record seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title when the tournament kicks off on Sunday but Juergen Klinsmann’s United States, with Landon Donovan back in their squad, believe they can stop El Tri from a third straight tournament win.

The championship for North and Central America and the Caribbean, played every two years, features 12 teams in three groups, before an eight-team knockout stage, with games played across the United States.

Jun 21, 2013

Heat and James hailed after second straight title

MIAMI (Reuters) – LeBron James and the Miami Heat were hailed on Friday after clinching a second straight NBA championship at the end of an enthralling seven game NBA Finals.

James, who scored a game-high 37 points with 12 rebounds, was named the Finals MVP for the second straight year after hurting the San Antonio Spurs with his mid-range jump shots and delivering a performance that earned him widespread praise.

Jun 21, 2013

LeBron takes place among the greats with magnificent Game Seven

MIAMI (Reuters) – LeBron James realized his dream of winning multiple National Basketball Association (NBA) crowns with the Miami Heat on Thursday with the Finals MVP delivering a magnificent 37-point performance to sink the San Antonio Spurs and defend the title.

James’s points tally was the highest in a Finals Game Seven in 44 years since Jerry West’s 42 for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics in 1969 and his display was worthy of a player now widely viewed as one of the greatest to have played the game.

Jun 21, 2013

‘Basketball Gods’ shine on Heat’s Battier

MIAMI (Reuters) – Shane Battier, benched earlier in the playoffs, delivered a masterclass in three-point shooting for the Miami Heat, playing a vital role in their 95-88 win in the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Battier made a postseason, career-high six three-point field goals as he scored 18 – his highest points total in a playoff game in four years.

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      "Simon is a Reuters Sports Correspondent based out of Miami and he covers a range of sports including NFL, NBA, US national team and MLS soccer, tennis, West Indies cricket, golf and winter sports. He was the co-author of the best-selling soccer book The Rough Guide to European Football and previously worked in Milan, Italy and Eastern Europe. He was born in Lancashire, England."
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