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May 15, 2014

Soccer-Onyewu hopes for England stay after U.S. World Cup snub

May 15 (Reuters) – United States defender Oguchi Onyewu said on Thursday he is “gutted” to have been left off Juergen Klinsmann’s provisional World Cup squad but hopes to now resume his club career in England.

Burly central-defender Onyewu has been capped 69 times by the United States and played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups but has rarely featured during Klinsmann’s reign after injuries hampered his progress.

May 12, 2014

Johnson surprise omission from U.S. World Cup squad

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Striker Eddie Johnson, whose goals helped the United States to qualify for the World Cup, was surprisingly left out of coach Juergen Klinsmann’s 30-man provisional squad, announced on Monday.

Johnson scored against Panama and Mexico in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying and played a major role in the earlier rounds.

May 12, 2014

Soccer-Johnson surprise omission from U.S. World Cup squad

May 12 (Reuters) – Striker Eddie Johnson, whose goals helped the United States to qualify for the World Cup, was surprisingly left out of coach Juergen Klinsmann’s 30-man provisional squad, announced on Monday.

Johnson scored against Panama and Mexico in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying and played a major role in the earlier rounds.

Oct 6, 2013

Once again Woods proves the clincher at Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Tiger Woods, despite battling back pain, clinched the decisive point for the United States at a Presidents Cup for the third straight time on Sunday, holding on for a one-up victory over Richard Sterne.

Woods was 4-1 for the week, the best record of any of the 24 players involved in the biennial team competition, but he faced a surprisingly stiff test from the South African.

Oct 6, 2013

Couples to relinquish U.S. Cup captaincy

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Fresh off his third consecutive victory as captain of the United States Presidents Cup team on Sunday, American Fred Couples intends to step down from the position.

Couples, 54, said he has no desire to shoot for a fourth consecutive win over the Internationals when the biennial competition resumes in South Korea in 2015.

Oct 6, 2013

Golf: Johnson and Dufner clinch comeback win in perfect style

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Zach Johnson holed a spectacular 115-yard wedge shot for eagle to secure a comeback victory with Jason Dufner against Internationals Marc Leishman and Richard Sterne at the Presidents Cup on Saturday.

The 4&3 win was the only match in the fourth session of the biennial team competition to finish on a rain-affected day and helped push the United States into a strong lead by 11-1/2 points to 6-1/2 at Muirfield Village.

Oct 6, 2013

Tiger and Kuchar keep their perfect Cup run going

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – World number one Tiger Woods cannot be the easiest golfer to find a partner for but he has certainly struck up an impressive rapport with Matt Kuchar at the Presidents Cup.

The pair have won all three of their matches so far, making them the only unbeaten pairing this week, though they have some work to do if they are to notch a fourth victory at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Oct 6, 2013

Johnson and Dufner clinch comeback win in perfect style

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Zach Johnson holed a spectacular 115-yard wedge shot for eagle to secure a comeback victory with Jason Dufner against Internationals Marc Leishman and Richard Sterne at the Presidents Cup on Saturday.

The 4&3 win was the only match in the fourth session of the biennial team competition to finish on a rain-affected day and helped push the United States into a strong lead by 11-1/2 points to 6-1/2 at Muirfield Village.

Oct 5, 2013

Foul weather could force Monday finish for Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Two long rain delays have already forced a backlog of matches at the Presidents Cup on Saturday and the forecast for more showers on the weekend could send the event into a Monday finish, tournament director Steve Carman said.

After a two and a half hour delay, only two of Friday’s six foursomes matches were completed, with the remaining four contests held over to be finished early on Saturday.

Oct 5, 2013

Mickelson and Bradley turn on the style again

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Key United States pairing Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley returned to winning ways at the Presidents Cup on Friday with a 4&3 win over Internationals Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.

The American pair won all three of their matches at last year’s Ryder Cup but began at Muirfield Village with a defeat to South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in Thursday’s fourball that stung.

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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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