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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.

Jul 21, 2015

Davies must prove she merits Solheim spot: Koch

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – European captain Carin Koch has challenged veteran Laura Davies to prove over the next month that she deserves a place in the side that will defend the Solheim Cup against the United States in September.

Davies, who turns 52 in October, is doubly determined to qualify for the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup after missing out on victory in Colorado two years ago.

Jul 21, 2015

Golf-Davies must prove she merits Solheim spot – Koch

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 21 (Reuters) – European captain Carin Koch has challenged veteran Laura Davies to prove over the next month that she deserves a place in the side that will defend the Solheim Cup against the United States in September.

Davies, who turns 52 in October, is doubly determined to qualify for the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup after missing out on victory in Colorado two years ago.

Jul 21, 2015

New British Open champion Johnson motivated to win more majors

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – No one should be surprised if Zach Johnson goes on to win several more majors because, even though he is approaching 40, the new British Open champion is working harder than ever and is performing at his peak.

The American waited a long time to add to his one previous major win at the U.S. Masters but believes he is now a more rounded performer than the golfer who had the Green Jacket draped around his shoulders in 2007.

Jul 21, 2015

New Open champion Johnson motivated to win more majors

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – No one should be surprised if Zach Johnson goes on to win several more majors because, even though he is approaching 40, the new British Open champion is working harder than ever and is performing at his peak.

The American waited a long time to add to his one previous major win at the U.S. Masters but believes he is now a more rounded performer than the golfer who had the Green Jacket draped around his shoulders in 2007.

Jul 21, 2015

Zach attack earns Johnson victory at British Open

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – American Zach Johnson claimed the second major triumph of his career after winning a four-hole playoff at the end of a captivating, cliffhanger of a final round in the British Open on Monday.

In an Open that never seemed to want to end, the 39-year-old surged through the field with a closing 66 before overcoming South African Louis Oosthuizen (69) and Australian Marc Leishman (66) in extra holes.

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