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Jan 27, 2015

Golf-Troon may be ready to allow women members

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Royal Troon, one of three male-only clubs on the British Open rota along with Muirfield and Royal St George’s, may start allowing women members in time for the 2016 championship.

“Royal Troon Golf Club announced today it will shortly undertake a comprehensive review to consider the most appropriate membership policy for the future,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.

Jan 26, 2015

Interview – Lampard, Terry turned my career around – Drogba

LONDON (Reuters) – Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge.

The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money deal from Olympique de Marseille 11 years ago, was frequently criticised by reporters for the theatrical way he would go to ground but he said Lampard and Terry made him clean up his act.

Jan 26, 2015

Soccer-Returning Drogba showing his worth, says Cech

LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Didier Drogba is part of the furniture at Chelsea and it is great to have him back at the club this season following his short stints in China and Turkey, said goalkeeper Petr Cech.

There has been a neat symmetry in the two players’ careers since they moved to Stamford Bridge from French clubs in 2004.

Jan 26, 2015

Soccer-Lampard, Terry turned my career around – Drogba

LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge.

The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money deal from Olympique de Marseille 11 years ago, was frequently criticised by reporters for the theatrical way he would go to ground but he said Lampard and Terry made him clean up his act.

Jan 23, 2015

Golf-Joint leader Grillo confident of breaking tour duck in Doha

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Argentine Emiliano Grillo believes he is ready to land his maiden European Tour victory after moving into a four-way tie for the lead after the Qatar Masters third round in Doha on Friday.

Grillo, the only member of the leading quartet who managed a bogey-free round, shot a five-under-par 67 for a 13-under aggregate of 203 in Doha.

Jan 22, 2015

Wizard Wiesberger in three-way tie for Qatar lead

By Tony Jimenez

(Reuters) – A sparkling run of four birdies in a row lifted Austrian Bernd Wiesberger into a three-way tie for the lead with South Africans Branden Grace and George Coetzee after the Qatar Masters second round on Thursday.

Wiesberger, who has two European Tour victories to his credit but none since 2012, surged through the field with birdies at the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th to return a six-under-par 66 for a nine-under tally of 135 in Doha.

Jan 20, 2015

It’ll be tough to fix any World Cup matches – ICC chief

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of cricket’s governing body believes it will be tough for anyone outside the game to fix matches during next month’s 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

David Richardson also said on Tuesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would clamp down hard on bad behaviour in the tournament by the players.

Jan 20, 2015

Cricket-It’ll be tough to fix any World Cup matches – ICC chief

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The chief executive of cricket’s governing body believes it will be tough for anyone outside the game to fix matches during next month’s 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

David Richardson also said on Tuesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would clamp down hard on bad behaviour in the tournament by the players.

Jan 20, 2015

Golf-Stenson looking to become the Tour’s Sultan of Swings

Jan 20 (Reuters) – World number two Henrik Stenson is hoping to add the European Tour’s unofficial ‘Sultan of Swings’ crown to his growing portfolio at the Qatar Masters this week.

The 6-foot-1 (1.87-metre) Swede has won four times in the Middle East, the joint highest total along with Ernie Els, and is keen to move one ahead of his South African playing partner at the Doha Golf Club.

Jan 7, 2015

McGinley hopes Woods can go head-to-head with McIlroy

LONDON (Reuters) – The world of golf is looking for a player to step up to the plate and challenge Rory McIlroy for supremacy this year and that certain someone could be Tiger Woods, said Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

The 14-times major champion finished tied for last in December at the 18-man Honda World Challenge in Florida that benefits his foundation.

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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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