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Nov 27, 2014

Poyet hopes Sunderland can be Chelsea party poopers again

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea old boy Gus Poyet will again look to throw a spanner in the works at his former club when Sunderland host the runaway Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Manager Poyet took his bottom of the table team to Stamford Bridge in April and they caused a mighty shock, winning 2-1 to inflict the first home league defeat on Jose Mourinho in 78 matches in charge of the Londoners.

Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Poyet hopes Sunderland can be Chelsea party poopers again

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Chelsea old boy Gus Poyet will again look to throw a spanner in the works at his former club when Sunderland host the runaway Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Manager Poyet took his bottom of the table team to Stamford Bridge in April and they caused a mighty shock, winning 2-1 to inflict the first home league defeat on Jose Mourinho in 78 matches in charge of the Londoners.

Nov 24, 2014

Els dreams of carrying South African flag at 2016 Olympics

By Tony Jimenez

(Reuters) – Ernie Els is dreaming of holding aloft the South African flag at the opening ceremony when golf returns to the Olympics in Brazil in 2016, he said at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The South African, who has won four major championships and more than 60 titles around the world, will be 46 when the sport returns to the Games fold in Rio de Janeiro following a 112-year absence.

Nov 17, 2014

Organizers have 10-year plan for Turkish Open

BELEK Turkey (Reuters) – There may be only 12 months left on their three-year contract with the European Tour but organizers of the Turkish Airlines Open say they are committed to running the November event until at least 2024.

Ahmet Agaoglu, president of the national golf federation, said he and his backers were delighted to be associated with the competition and that staging the penultimate tournament of the Final Series was instrumental in their bid to host the 2022 Ryder Cup.

Nov 17, 2014

Golf-Organisers have 10-year plan for Turkish Open

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 17 (Reuters) – There may be only 12 months left on their three-year contract with the European Tour but organisers of the Turkish Airlines Open say they are committed to running the November event until at least 2024.

Ahmet Agaoglu, president of the national golf federation, said he and his backers were delighted to be associated with the competition and that staging the penultimate tournament of the Final Series was instrumental in their bid to host the 2022 Ryder Cup.

Nov 17, 2014

Koepka poised to follow in countryman Uihlein’s footsteps

BELEK Turkey (Reuters) – Europe’s rookie of the year award was launched in 1960 and had never been won by an American until Peter Uihlein took the prize 12 months ago — now it looks like there will be two U.S. success stories in a row.

Brooks Koepka’s maiden victory at the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday has put him in pole position for the accolade and the 24-year-old said it would be great to follow in Uihlein’s footsteps.

Nov 16, 2014

Two eagles bring the smile back to Donald’s face

BELEK Turkey (Reuters) – Luke Donald has been suffering in a dark space in recent times but the former world number one believes he can start to see some shafts of light at the end of a long tunnel.

The Englishman’s confidence has taken something of a battering but he was bathed in smiles on Sunday after two eagles helped him conclude his Turkish Airlines Open campaign with a five-under-par 67.

Nov 16, 2014

Golf – Young gun Koepka pinching himself after outplaying elite

BELEK Turkey (Reuters) – American Brooks Koepka was pinching himself after the young gun outplayed a world-class field to land the Turkish Airlines Open crown on Sunday.

The 24-year-old eclipsed the likes of Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood to claim the first prize of 930,000 euros ($1.16 million) at the European Tour’s penultimate event of the season.

Nov 16, 2014

Money-list triumph is truly special, says McIlroy

BELEK Turkey (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy capped the best season of his career by adding the European Tour’s money-list title on Sunday to his two major championship victories.

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who sat out this week’s tournament in Belek, knew the crown would be his providing Sergio Garcia of Spain, German Marcel Siem and Jamie Donaldson of Wales failed to win the $7 million Turkish Airlines Open.

Nov 16, 2014

Young gun Koepka pinching himself after outplaying elite

BELEK Turkey (Reuters) – American Brooks Koepka was pinching himself after the young gun outplayed a world-class field to land the Turkish Airlines Open crown on Sunday.

The 24-year-old eclipsed the likes of Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood to claim the first prize of 930,000 euros ($1.16 million) at the European Tour’s penultimate event of the season.

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