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Mar 26, 2015

Analysis – Mourinho has resuscitated Terry’s Chelsea career

LONDON (Reuters) – Two years after it looked like his Stamford Bridge career was on its last legs, John Terry has been given the vote of confidence he craved.

The runaway Premier League leaders announced on Thursday the captain, known as ‘Mr Chelsea’, had been handed a new one-year contract that will keep him with the club until the age of 35.

Mar 26, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho has resuscitated Terry’s Chelsea career

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Two years after it looked like his Stamford Bridge career was on its last legs, John Terry has been given the vote of confidence he craved.

The runaway Premier League leaders announced on Thursday the captain, known as ‘Mr Chelsea’, had been handed a new one-year contract that will keep him with the club until the age of 35.

Mar 23, 2015

Captain Clarke vows to preserve true Ryder Cup spirit

LONDON (Reuters) – Darren Clarke has pledged to do all he can to avoid some of the mistakes of the past when he captains Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup in Minnesota.

The event has occasionally been marred by controversy, notably in the so-called ‘War on the Shore’ at Kiawah Island in 1991 and at Brookline in 1999 when U.S. players overdid victory celebrations by trampling on the line of a European putt.

Mar 16, 2015

Analysis – Stuttering Chelsea doing it the hard way

LONDON (Reuters) – If Chelsea are going to win the Premier League it looks like they will stumble hesitantly across the finish line rather than stride majestically through the tape like an all-conquering Olympic champion.

Sunday’s frustrating 1-1 stalemate with Southampton at Stamford Bridge was their third successive home draw in all competitions and served to highlight all-too-apparent deficiencies in Jose Mourinho’s team.

Mar 16, 2015

Soccer-Stuttering Chelsea doing it the hard way

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – If Chelsea are going to win the Premier League it looks like they will stumble hesitantly across the finish line rather than stride majestically through the tape like an all-conquering Olympic champion.

Sunday’s frustrating 1-1 stalemate with Southampton at Stamford Bridge was their third successive home draw in all competitions and served to highlight all-too-apparent deficiencies in Jose Mourinho’s team.

Mar 13, 2015

Abu Dhabi crash will never happen again: Kaymer

LONDON (Reuters) – Not many top-notch golfers could see anything positive in squandering a 10-stroke lead midway through the final round of a tournament but world number 12 Martin Kaymer is an exception to the rule.

The double major winner and triple Ryder Cup campaigner was almost lapping the field at the Abu Dhabi Championship in January when, all of a sudden, his golfing wheels came off.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-Higuain lifts Napoli, De Bruyne cheers Wolfsburg

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain grabbed a treble for a 3-1 win over Dynamo Moscow while Kevin de Bruyne’s double gave VfL Wolfsburg the same victory over Inter Milan in Europa League last 16, first leg ties on Thursday.

Sevilla midfielder Vitolo recorded the fastest goal ever scored in the competition (13.2 seconds) to lead the holders to a 3-1 triumph at La Liga rivals Villarreal and Fiorentina drew 1-1 with AS Roma in an all-Serie A tie.

Mar 12, 2015

Deadly De Bruyne helps Wolfsburg rally against Inter

LONDON (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg’s Belgium forward Kevin de Bruyne scored twice and set up the other goal as they recovered in style to beat Inter Milan 3-1 in a Europa League last-16 first leg tie on Thursday.

All four early games were won by the hosts with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk beating Ajax Amsterdam 1-0, Club Bruges edging Besiktas 2-1 and Zenit St Petersburg defeating 10-man Torino 2-0.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-Deadly De Bruyne helps Wolfsburg rally against Inter

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg’s Belgium forward Kevin de Bruyne scored twice and set up the other goal as they recovered in style to beat Inter Milan 3-1 in a Europa League last-16 first leg tie on Thursday.

All four early games were won by the hosts with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk beating Ajax Amsterdam 1-0, Club Bruges edging Besiktas 2-1 and Zenit St Petersburg defeating 10-man Torino 2-0.

Mar 12, 2015

Confident Kaymer has Georgia on his mind

LONDON (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer used to be too deferential towards Augusta National, causing a series of missed cuts, but he now feels much more at home at the U.S. Masters venue and dreams of one day donning the coveted Green Jacket.

The German failed to qualify for the weekend on his first four visits to the year’s opening major championship held in the state of Georgia.

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