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Nov 12, 2014

Garcia hopeful McIlroy can be reeled in for money list title

BELEK Turkey (Reuters) – Sergio Garcia has called Rory McIlroy’s year “extraordinary” but the Spaniard is clinging to the belief that he can prevent his Ryder Cup team mate from ending the season at the top of the European money list.

McIlroy has an almost unassailable lead after lifting the British Open and U.S. PGA Championship titles and winning the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.

Nov 12, 2014

Monty completes ‘an awful long walk’ with 600th tour event

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Colin Montgomerie will become the seventh golfer to play in 600 European Tour events when he competes in the $7 million Turkish Airlines Open that starts on Thursday.

The eight-times order of merit winner will reach the landmark at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, a course he designed.

Nov 5, 2014

Golf-One-armed bandit Palmer chasing Euro Tour jackpot

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The European Tour has dubbed him the “one-armed bandit” and there is no doubt Britain’s Jason Palmer will have fans and fellow pros scratching their heads when he makes his full-time debut on the circuit next season.

The 30-year-old, who plays chip shots from fewer than 50 yards with one hand, experienced some crushing blows in his career before achieving a lifelong dream on Sunday by gaining a place among golf’s elite.

Nov 4, 2014

Forget fake 6-0 drubbing, Mourinho tells Chelsea

By Tony Jimenez

(Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has urged his side to forget the “fake” 6-0 drubbing they handed out to Maribor at Stamford Bridge when they meet the Slovenians in their Champions League Group G return on Wednesday.

“Normally, to score goals, we need a lot of chances,” Mourinho told a news conference on Tuesday. “Against Maribor everything went in our direction, the first opportunity we had was a goal, the second was a goal and so on.

Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-Forget fake 6-0 drubbing, Mourinho tells Chelsea

Nov 4 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has urged his side to forget the “fake” 6-0 drubbing they handed out to Maribor at Stamford Bridge when they meet the Slovenians in their Champions League Group G return on Wednesday.

“Normally, to score goals, we need a lot of chances,” Mourinho told a news conference on Tuesday. “Against Maribor everything went in our direction, the first opportunity we had was a goal, the second was a goal and so on.

Nov 1, 2014

Mourinho in spiky mood despite Chelsea victory

LONDON (Reuters) – Manager Jose Mourinho wore the look of a man who had just found a pair of smelly old socks and lost a brand new leather jacket after his Chelsea side scraped a 2-1 win over local rivals Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

A spectacular opening goal by midfielder Oscar and a second-half penalty from winger Eden Hazard took Chelsea four points clear at the top of the Premier League but Mourinho was less than satisfied.

Nov 1, 2014

Soccer-Mourinho in spiky mood despite Chelsea victory

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Manager Jose Mourinho wore the look of a man who had just found a pair of smelly old socks and lost a brand new leather jacket after his Chelsea side scraped a 2-1 win over local rivals Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

A spectacular opening goal by midfielder Oscar and a second-half penalty from winger Eden Hazard took Chelsea four points clear at the top of the Premier League but Mourinho was less than satisfied.

Oct 29, 2014

Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Some Chelsea fans thought manager Jose Mourinho had taken leave of his senses when he decided to bring the ageing Didier Drogba back to the club in the close season.

There was a feeling that the 36-year-old Ivorian was well past his best and that returning to Stamford Bridge might tarnish the legacy he left after a dazzling first spell with the Londoners.

Oct 29, 2014

Soccer-Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Some Chelsea fans thought manager Jose Mourinho had taken leave of his senses when he decided to bring the ageing Didier Drogba back to the club in the close season.

There was a feeling that the 36-year-old Ivorian was well past his best and that returning to Stamford Bridge might tarnish the legacy he left after a dazzling first spell with the Londoners.

Oct 25, 2014

Old Trafford is more like Gold Trafford for Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – A trip to Manchester United has in the past struck fear into the heart of many an opposition team, but that will not apply to Chelsea on Sunday because they know history is on their side.

The Londoners seem to have the Indian sign over United at Old Trafford, having lost only nine of 39 league matches there since 1966.

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      "I am a senior sub-editor on the Reuters Sports Desk who often works as the chief sub-editor. I also have responsibility for the European golf file and among the tournaments I have covered this year are the Ryder Cup and British Open."
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