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Sep 2, 2014

Jacklin thrilled rookie Gallacher proved him wrong

LONDON (Reuters) – Former captain Tony Jacklin is delighted Ryder Cup rookie Stephen Gallacher made him eat his words by securing a place in Europe’s team for the showdown with the United States in Scotland this month.

Jacklin, Europe’s most successful skipper of all time having won two matches, tied one and lost one, told Reuters at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May that he thought the 39-year-old Scot was “a bit iffy sometimes” and “a bit tender-minded”.

Sep 2, 2014

Golf-Westwood, Poulter, Gallacher named as wildcards

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher were named as Europe’s wildcard picks for this month’s Ryder Cup against the United States by captain Paul McGinley on Tuesday.

Westwood, Poulter and Gallacher join automatic qualifiers Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson and Graeme McDowell in McGinley’s 12-strong team.

Aug 31, 2014

Torres and Chelsea can say ‘we’ll always have Barcelona’

LONDON (Reuters) – For Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film Casablanca it was a case of “we’ll always have Paris” and for Fernando Torres and the Chelsea fans it will be “we’ll always have Barcelona”.

Both relationships had flickering moments of fire and passion but ultimately they were two love affairs doomed to failure.

Aug 31, 2014

Soccer-Torres and Chelsea can say ‘we’ll always have Barcelona’

LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – For Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film Casablanca it was a case of “we’ll always have Paris” and for Fernando Torres and the Chelsea fans it will be “we’ll always have Barcelona”.

Both relationships had flickering moments of fire and passion but ultimately they were two love affairs doomed to failure.

Aug 29, 2014

Mismatch fears over McGinley dispelled: Price

LONDON (Reuters) – Phillip Price feared a mismatch when Europe chose Paul McGinley as captain to take on U.S. counterpart Tom Watson in next month’s Ryder Cup but the Welshman said his initial concerns have been totally dispelled.

McGinley’s modest playing record, and his overall standing in the sport, cannot compare to that of eight-times major winner Watson.

Aug 29, 2014

Golf-Mismatch fears over McGinley dispelled – Price

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Phillip Price feared a mismatch when Europe chose Paul McGinley as captain to take on U.S. counterpart Tom Watson in next month’s Ryder Cup but the Welshman said his initial concerns have been totally dispelled.

McGinley’s modest playing record, and his overall standing in the sport, cannot compare to that of eight-times major winner Watson.

Aug 28, 2014

U.S. will miss Johnson more than Woods: Broadhurst

LONDON (Reuters) – United States will miss the big-hitting Dustin Johnson in next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles more than former world number one Tiger Woods, according to 1991 European team member Paul Broadhurst.

Woods ruled himself out of a possible wildcard pick because of poor form and a lack of fitness while fellow American Johnson has taken a leave of absence from golf in order to deal with “personal challenges”.

Aug 28, 2014

Golf-U.S. will miss Johnson more than Woods – Broadhurst

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – United States will miss the big-hitting Dustin Johnson in next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles more than former world number one Tiger Woods, according to 1991 European team member Paul Broadhurst.

Woods ruled himself out of a possible wildcard pick because of poor form and a lack of fitness while fellow American Johnson has taken a leave of absence from golf in order to deal with “personal challenges”.

Aug 28, 2014

Give Lloyd free rein, Greenidge urges West Indies

LONDON (Reuters) – The West Indies hierarchy must give new chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd a free rein to make the changes that will inspire a turnaround in fortunes for the national team, according to batting great Gordon Greenidge.

Denesh Ramdin’s side completed a 3-0 one-day whitewash of Bangladesh on Monday but West Indies are ranked a lowly eighth in both the ODI and test rankings.

Aug 28, 2014

Cricket-Give Lloyd free rein, Greenidge urges W.Indies

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – The West Indies hierarchy must give new chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd a free rein to make the changes that will inspire a turnaround in fortunes for the national team, according to batting great Gordon Greenidge.

Denesh Ramdin’s side completed a 3-0 one-day whitewash of Bangladesh on Monday but West Indies are ranked a lowly eighth in both the ODI and test rankings.

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