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May 3, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho’s Chelsea sequel as good as the original

LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho heard phrases like ‘never go back’ and ‘the sequel is rarely as good as the original’ when he agreed to rejoin Chelsea, but how he has rammed those words back down the throats of his critics.

The 52-year-old Portuguese may want to respond with the equally popular ‘I told you so’ refrain after masterminding Chelsea’s first Premier League title triumph for five years.

May 2, 2015

Drogba can’t wait for ‘crazy’ Chelsea Sunday

LONDON (Reuters) – Veteran striker Didier Drogba is expecting a “crazy” Stamford Bridge atmosphere when Chelsea attempt to clinch the Premier League title for the first time in five years with a win at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The 37-year-old former Ivory Coast international is dreaming of an avalanche of goals against London rivals Palace, just like 2010 when Chelsea wrapped up the championship with an 8-0 home drubbing of Wigan Athletic.

May 2, 2015

Soccer-Drogba can’t wait for ‘crazy’ Chelsea Sunday

LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) – Veteran striker Didier Drogba is expecting a “crazy” Stamford Bridge atmosphere when Chelsea attempt to clinch the Premier League title for the first time in five years with a win at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The 37-year-old former Ivory Coast international is dreaming of an avalanche of goals against London rivals Palace, just like 2010 when Chelsea wrapped up the championship with an 8-0 home drubbing of Wigan Athletic.

May 1, 2015

Golf-LET tests floodlights and Sunday-Wednesday events

LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) – Floodlit golf and tournaments that run from Sunday to Wednesday are among the innovations being planned by Ivan Khodabakhsh as the Ladies European Tour (LET) supremo looks to stimulate more interest in the women’s game.

The 48-year-old German has been in the role for 28 months and is ready to throw a few curve balls in a bid to gain more recognition for his organisation.

Apr 30, 2015

Interview: Ex-Miss World hopeful swaps catwalk for caddying

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Miss World contestant Ingrid Martens has swapped the catwalk and high heels for knee-high rough and unflattering golf shoes as a Ladies European Tour caddie but the Norwegian would not have it any other way.

There is precious little time for painted nails and lip gloss when she trudges across the fairways of the world carrying the heavy bag belonging to her daughter, 28-year-old Caroline.

Apr 30, 2015

Ex-Miss World hopeful swaps catwalk for caddying

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Miss World contestant Ingrid Martens has swapped the catwalk and high heels for knee-high rough and unflattering golf shoes as a Ladies European Tour caddie but the Norwegian would not have it any other way.

There is precious little time for painted nails and lip gloss when she trudges across the fairways of the world carrying the heavy bag belonging to her daughter, 28-year-old Caroline.

Apr 28, 2015

Martens aims high after going to hell and back

LONDON (Reuters) – If ever a golfer deserved to triumph in the face of morale-crushing adversity it is surely Ladies European Tour professional Caroline Martens.

The Norwegian has been to hell and back in the last two years, dislocating both shoulders and struggling to walk after being diagnosed with an illness she prefers to keep to herself but that the 28-year-old describes as “potentially life or death”.

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.

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