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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.

Jan 6, 2015

Ryder captain to be named inside six weeks – McGinley

LONDON (Reuters) – The captain of Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup team will be decided by the middle of February, according to outgoing skipper Paul McGinley.

The Irishman, a member of the five-man panel that will elect the next skipper, told Reuters in an interview at Wentworth Golf Club on the outskirts of London that the top players would have a big say in the decision-making process.

Jan 6, 2015

Broad hails Aussies for respect they showed Hughes

LONDON (Reuters) – England all-rounder Stuart Broad has praised Australia captain Michael Clarke, his team and the general public for the respect they showed Phillip Hughes following the death of the opening batsman in November.

The 25-year-old Hughes was struck on the back of the neck by a bouncer delivered by fast bowler Sean Abbott during a domestic first-class game at the Sydney Cricket Ground and died two days later from his injuries.

Jan 6, 2015

Cricket-Broad hails Aussies for respect they showed Hughes

LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – England all-rounder Stuart Broad has praised Australia captain Michael Clarke, his team and the general public for the respect they showed Phillip Hughes following the death of the opening batsman in November.

The 25-year-old Hughes was struck on the back of the neck by a bouncer delivered by fast bowler Sean Abbott during a domestic first-class game at the Sydney Cricket Ground and died two days later from his injuries.

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