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Apr 28, 2015

Europe captain Koch heaps Solheim pressure on U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s Solheim Cup skipper Carin Koch believes all the pressure will be on opposite number Juli Inkster and her United States side at the biennial team event in Germany in September.

Koch was involved as an assistant captain when fellow Swede Liselotte Neumann guided the visiting team to a record-breaking 18-10 victory in the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup in Colorado two years ago.

Apr 26, 2015

Newsmaker – Humble star Hazard shines brighter than the rest

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea believe Eden Hazard is the third best performer in world football so it was little surprise the Belgium winger was voted the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year on Sunday.

According to his club manager Jose Mourinho, only World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Barcelona great Lionel Messi are in better form than the 24-year-old Hazard.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Humble star Hazard shines brighter than the rest

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Chelsea believe Eden Hazard is the third best performer in world soccer so it was little surprise the Belgium winger was voted the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year on Sunday.

According to his club manager Jose Mourinho, only World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Barcelona great Lionel Messi are in better form than the 24-year-old Hazard.

Apr 23, 2015

Stenson, Garcia, Poulter and Casey to miss Wentworth

LONDON (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Paul Casey will all miss next month’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the European Tour said on Thursday.

The decision by the quartet not to play in the tour’s flagship event comes as a big blow to the organisers.

Apr 21, 2015

Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Champions-elect Chelsea may have to go into Sunday’s top of the table showdown against Arsenal at the Emirates without their three main strikers.

Spain striker Diego Costa has only just returned to training after missing two games with a recurring hamstring injury while a calf strain sidelined France forward Loic Remy for last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Apr 21, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Champions-elect Chelsea may have to go into Sunday’s top of the table showdown against Arsenal at the Emirates without their three main strikers.

Spain striker Diego Costa has only just returned to training after missing two games with a recurring hamstring injury while a calf strain sidelined France forward Loic Remy for last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Apr 20, 2015

Timid England must be more aggressive – Hoggard

LONDON (Reuters) – Former fast bowler Matthew Hoggard has accused England of being too “timid” and is urging his country to follow Australia coach Darren Lehmann’s lead by encouraging a more positive and aggressive approach.

England are without a managing director after Paul Downton left his job this month and Hoggard believes the new man, who will assume a restructured role with a new title, must revamp the domestic game and instil a fresh brand of cricket.

Apr 20, 2015

Cricket-Timid England must be more aggressive-Hoggard

LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Former fast bowler Matthew Hoggard has accused England of being too “timid” and is urging his country to follow Australia coach Darren Lehmann’s lead by encouraging a more positive and aggressive approach.

England are without a managing director after Paul Downton left his job this month and Hoggard believes the new man, who will assume a restructured role with a new title, must revamp the domestic game and instil a fresh brand of cricket.

Apr 20, 2015

Faldo to join Watson in British Open farewell

LONDON (Reuters) – Six-times major champion Nick Faldo will play his last British Open when it returns to St Andrews this year, the 25th anniversary of his victory at the Old Course.

“The Open and St Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart,” the 57-year-old Briton said in a news release on Monday.

Apr 17, 2015

Bjorn welcomes Pelley’s appointment as European Tour chief

LONDON (Reuters) – Keith Pelley’s appointment as European Tour chief executive in succession to George O’Grady Has been welcomed by Tournament Players Committee chairman Thomas Bjorn.

Bjorn, a member of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team in Scotland in September, has already spoken to the 51-year-old Pelley at length and is impressed by the president of Canadian conglomerate Rogers Media.

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