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Aug 25, 2015

Expect niggles at the Solheim Cup: Matthew

LONDON (Reuters) – The Solheim Cup can sometimes create niggly moments between the two teams but the players generally end the week as friends, according to European wildcard selection Catriona Matthew.

The Scot was given the perfect 46th birthday gift on Tuesday when she was one of captain Carin Koch’s four wildcard picks for next month’s matches, along with Germany’s Caroline Masson, Swede Caroline Hedwall and Karine Icher of France.

Aug 25, 2015

Golf-Expect niggles at the Solheim Cup – Matthew

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – The Solheim Cup can sometimes create niggly moments between the two teams but the players generally end the week as friends, according to European wildcard selection Catriona Matthew.

The Scot was given the perfect 46th birthday gift on Tuesday when she was one of captain Carin Koch’s four wildcard picks for next month’s matches, along with Germany’s Caroline Masson, Swede Caroline Hedwall and Karine Icher of France.

Aug 25, 2015

Europe captain Koch names four Solheim wildcards

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe captain Carin Koch has named Karine Icher, Caroline Hedwall, Caroline Masson and Catriona Matthew as her four wildcard picks for next month’s Solheim Cup against the United States.

Frenchwoman Icher, Swede Hedwall, German Masson and Scot Matthew join Suzann Pettersen, Gwladys Nocera, Charley Hull, Melissa Reid, Anna Nordqvist, Azahara Munoz, Sandra Gal and Carlota Ciganda in Koch’s 12-strong team.

Aug 20, 2015

Pedro will ease Chelsea reliance on Hazard says Hudson

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s signing of Barcelona forward Pedro will take a lot of weight off the shoulders of playmaker Eden Hazard, former Stamford Bridge favourite Alan Hudson said on Thursday.

Hazard was voted player of the year when Chelsea finished eight points clear in the Premier League last season but too often the London club were overly reliant on the Belgium winger to make things tick for them in an attacking sense.

Aug 20, 2015

Soccer-Pedro will ease Chelsea reliance on Hazard says Hudson

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s signing of Barcelona forward Pedro will take a lot of weight off the shoulders of playmaker Eden Hazard, former Stamford Bridge favourite Alan Hudson said on Thursday.

Hazard was voted player of the year when Chelsea finished eight points clear in the Premier League last season but too often the London club were overly reliant on the Belgium winger to make things tick for them in an attacking sense.

Aug 1, 2015

Chelsea must be more unpredictable, says Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea must add a new dimension to their brand of football if the champions are to mount a strong defence of the Premier League title they won in some comfort last season, said manager Jose Mourinho.

The Stamford Bridge club finished eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City in May but Mourinho said his players had to continue to evolve and could not afford to simply stand still.

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea must be more unpredictable, says Mourinho

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chelsea must add a new dimension to their brand of football if the champions are to mount a strong defence of the Premier League title they won in some comfort last season, said manager Jose Mourinho.

The Stamford Bridge club finished eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City in May but Mourinho said his players had to continue to evolve and could not afford to simply stand still.

Jul 28, 2015

Putting touch has deserted me, says Poulter

WOBURN, England (Reuters) – Less than three years after his magical putter inspired a ‘miracle’ Ryder Cup victory for Europe, Ian Poulter says his touch on the greens has temporarily deserted him.

The world number 33 has missed the cut in his last two outings, the Scottish and British Opens, and he puts his sub-standard performances down to a lack of belief with the shortest club in the bag.

Jul 27, 2015

Interview: Spieth may be the best putter ever, says Poulter

WOBURN, England, (Reuters) – U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen, Europe’s Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter told Reuters on Monday.

World number two Spieth has won four times this season and is breathing down Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy’s neck at the top of the rankings.

Jul 27, 2015

Spieth may be the best putter ever, says Poulter

WOBURN, England, (Reuters) – U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen, Europe’s Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter told Reuters on Monday.

World number two Spieth has won four times this season and is breathing down Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy’s neck at the top of the rankings.

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