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Dec 27, 2014

Terry’s all gold for Chelsea and Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Former England captain John Terry is performing as well in central defence as he was a decade ago, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Terry scored for the second time in five days when his first-half goal, the 61st of his club career, paved the way for Premier League leaders Chelsea to beat London rivals West Ham United 2-0 on Friday.

Dec 27, 2014

Soccer-Terry’s all gold for Chelsea and Mourinho

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Former England captain John Terry is performing as well in central defence as he was a decade ago, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Terry scored for the second time in five days when his first-half goal, the 61st of his club career, paved the way for Premier League leaders Chelsea to beat London rivals West Ham United 2-0 on Friday.

Dec 26, 2014

Mourinho appeases ‘crying’ Chelsea players

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho was purring like a cat that had devoured the leftovers from Christmas dinner but it did not stop him showing his professional claws after his Chelsea side eased past West Ham United 2-0 on Friday.

Not content with basking in the glow of one of Chelsea’s best 90-minute performances of the season, the single-minded Portuguese coach ordered his players to do two light training session in 24 hours to prepare for Sunday’s trip to Southampton.

Dec 26, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho appeases ‘crying’ Chelsea players

LONDON, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho was purring like a cat that had devoured the leftovers from Christmas dinner but it did not stop him showing his professional claws after his Chelsea side eased past West Ham United 2-0 on Friday.

Not content with basking in the glow of one of Chelsea’s best 90-minute performances of the season, the single-minded Portuguese coach ordered his players to do two light training session in 24 hours to prepare for Sunday’s trip to Southampton.

Dec 22, 2014

Schuerrle happy to fight for his place at Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – German World Cup winner Andre Schuerrle has ruled out a move away from Chelsea despite failing to secure a regular starting place this season.

Schuerrle has been troubled by injury and illness since helping his country to the World Cup title in July and says he has no intention of leaving the Premier League leaders.

Dec 22, 2014

Soccer-Schuerrle happy to fight for his place at Chelsea

LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – German World Cup winner Andre Schuerrle has ruled out a move away from Chelsea despite failing to secure a regular starting place this season.

Schuerrle has been troubled by injury and illness since helping his country to the World Cup title in July and says he has no intention of leaving the Premier League leaders.

Dec 19, 2014

Cook out, Morgan in as England ODI captain – reports

LONDON (Reuters) – Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year’s 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday.

Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will be replaced as skipper by swashbuckling middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan.

Dec 19, 2014

Cricket-Cook out, Morgan in as England ODI captain – reports

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year’s 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday.

Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will be replaced as skipper by swashbuckling middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan.

Dec 18, 2014

What a difference a year makes for McIlroy

LONDON (Reuters) – Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and gray and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great.

The tousle-haired Northern Irishman also ruled the roost two years ago, winning five times around the world, but a change of equipment and off-course distractions in 2013 caused a slump in form that saw him slide to sixth in the rankings.

Dec 18, 2014

It took a year to get used to new golf clubs: McIlroy

LONDON (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy received plenty of criticism when he switched club manufacturers almost two years ago and he has now conceded that it took nearly 12 months to feel totally at ease with his new equipment.

The Northern Irishman was flying high at the top of the world rankings when he signed a 10-year contract with Nike in January 2013 that, according to media reports, was worth $250 million.

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