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Aug 31, 2014

Torres and Chelsea can say ‘we’ll always have Barcelona’

LONDON (Reuters) – For Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film Casablanca it was a case of “we’ll always have Paris” and for Fernando Torres and the Chelsea fans it will be “we’ll always have Barcelona”.

Both relationships had flickering moments of fire and passion but ultimately they were two love affairs doomed to failure.

Aug 31, 2014

Soccer-Torres and Chelsea can say ‘we’ll always have Barcelona’

LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – For Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film Casablanca it was a case of “we’ll always have Paris” and for Fernando Torres and the Chelsea fans it will be “we’ll always have Barcelona”.

Both relationships had flickering moments of fire and passion but ultimately they were two love affairs doomed to failure.

Aug 29, 2014

Mismatch fears over McGinley dispelled: Price

LONDON (Reuters) – Phillip Price feared a mismatch when Europe chose Paul McGinley as captain to take on U.S. counterpart Tom Watson in next month’s Ryder Cup but the Welshman said his initial concerns have been totally dispelled.

McGinley’s modest playing record, and his overall standing in the sport, cannot compare to that of eight-times major winner Watson.

Aug 29, 2014

Golf-Mismatch fears over McGinley dispelled – Price

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Phillip Price feared a mismatch when Europe chose Paul McGinley as captain to take on U.S. counterpart Tom Watson in next month’s Ryder Cup but the Welshman said his initial concerns have been totally dispelled.

McGinley’s modest playing record, and his overall standing in the sport, cannot compare to that of eight-times major winner Watson.

Aug 28, 2014

U.S. will miss Johnson more than Woods: Broadhurst

LONDON (Reuters) – United States will miss the big-hitting Dustin Johnson in next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles more than former world number one Tiger Woods, according to 1991 European team member Paul Broadhurst.

Woods ruled himself out of a possible wildcard pick because of poor form and a lack of fitness while fellow American Johnson has taken a leave of absence from golf in order to deal with “personal challenges”.

Aug 28, 2014

Golf-U.S. will miss Johnson more than Woods – Broadhurst

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – United States will miss the big-hitting Dustin Johnson in next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles more than former world number one Tiger Woods, according to 1991 European team member Paul Broadhurst.

Woods ruled himself out of a possible wildcard pick because of poor form and a lack of fitness while fellow American Johnson has taken a leave of absence from golf in order to deal with “personal challenges”.

Aug 28, 2014

Give Lloyd free rein, Greenidge urges West Indies

LONDON (Reuters) – The West Indies hierarchy must give new chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd a free rein to make the changes that will inspire a turnaround in fortunes for the national team, according to batting great Gordon Greenidge.

Denesh Ramdin’s side completed a 3-0 one-day whitewash of Bangladesh on Monday but West Indies are ranked a lowly eighth in both the ODI and test rankings.

Aug 28, 2014

Cricket-Give Lloyd free rein, Greenidge urges W.Indies

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – The West Indies hierarchy must give new chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd a free rein to make the changes that will inspire a turnaround in fortunes for the national team, according to batting great Gordon Greenidge.

Denesh Ramdin’s side completed a 3-0 one-day whitewash of Bangladesh on Monday but West Indies are ranked a lowly eighth in both the ODI and test rankings.

Aug 25, 2014

Poulter, Westwood, Donald face anxious Ryder Cup wait

LONDON (Reuters) – Ryder Cup heavyweights Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald face an anxious nine-day wait before Europe captain Paul McGinley names his three wildcard choices for next month’s matches against United States.

Poulter, Westwood and Donald, who are all based in the U.S., look as if they will have to rely on a wildcard selection at the end of this week’s final counting events, the Italian Open in Turin and the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts.

Aug 22, 2014

Interview – Former Chelsea favourite Hudson has cancer

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Chelsea and Arsenal playmaker Alan Hudson, who almost lost his life 17 years ago when he was hit by a car, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The 63-year-old ex-England international went straight to his doctor after only becoming aware of a health issue two weeks ago and is glad he took immediate action.

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      "I am a senior sub-editor on the Reuters Sports Desk who often works as the chief sub-editor. I also have responsibility for the European golf file and among the tournaments I have covered this year are the Ryder Cup and British Open."
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