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Mar 13, 2015

Abu Dhabi crash will never happen again: Kaymer

LONDON (Reuters) – Not many top-notch golfers could see anything positive in squandering a 10-stroke lead midway through the final round of a tournament but world number 12 Martin Kaymer is an exception to the rule.

The double major winner and triple Ryder Cup campaigner was almost lapping the field at the Abu Dhabi Championship in January when, all of a sudden, his golfing wheels came off.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-Higuain lifts Napoli, De Bruyne cheers Wolfsburg

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain grabbed a treble for a 3-1 win over Dynamo Moscow while Kevin de Bruyne’s double gave VfL Wolfsburg the same victory over Inter Milan in Europa League last 16, first leg ties on Thursday.

Sevilla midfielder Vitolo recorded the fastest goal ever scored in the competition (13.2 seconds) to lead the holders to a 3-1 triumph at La Liga rivals Villarreal and Fiorentina drew 1-1 with AS Roma in an all-Serie A tie.

Mar 12, 2015

Deadly De Bruyne helps Wolfsburg rally against Inter

LONDON (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg’s Belgium forward Kevin de Bruyne scored twice and set up the other goal as they recovered in style to beat Inter Milan 3-1 in a Europa League last-16 first leg tie on Thursday.

All four early games were won by the hosts with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk beating Ajax Amsterdam 1-0, Club Bruges edging Besiktas 2-1 and Zenit St Petersburg defeating 10-man Torino 2-0.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-Deadly De Bruyne helps Wolfsburg rally against Inter

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg’s Belgium forward Kevin de Bruyne scored twice and set up the other goal as they recovered in style to beat Inter Milan 3-1 in a Europa League last-16 first leg tie on Thursday.

All four early games were won by the hosts with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk beating Ajax Amsterdam 1-0, Club Bruges edging Besiktas 2-1 and Zenit St Petersburg defeating 10-man Torino 2-0.

Mar 12, 2015

Confident Kaymer has Georgia on his mind

LONDON (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer used to be too deferential towards Augusta National, causing a series of missed cuts, but he now feels much more at home at the U.S. Masters venue and dreams of one day donning the coveted Green Jacket.

The German failed to qualify for the weekend on his first four visits to the year’s opening major championship held in the state of Georgia.

Mar 10, 2015

PSG are most aggressive team we’ve met – Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho has accused Paris St Germain of being the most aggressive team his Chelsea side have played all season ahead of their Champions League last 16 return leg on Wednesday.

Mourinho told a news conference that PSG repeatedly fouled his players in the 1-1 first-leg draw in France last month, with Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard their chief target.

Mar 10, 2015

Soccer-PSG are most aggressive team we’ve met – Mourinho

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho has accused Paris St Germain of being the most aggressive team his Chelsea side have played all season ahead of their Champions League last 16 return leg on Wednesday.

Mourinho told a news conference that PSG repeatedly fouled his players in the 1-1 first-leg draw in France last month, with Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard their chief target.

Mar 10, 2015

Chelsea buzzing ahead of PSG return, says Cahill

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea are brimming with confidence and, fortified by a seven-day break, go into Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 return match as favourites to knock Paris St Germain out for the second season in a row.

Defender Gary Cahill says “there’s a great buzz” around Stamford Bridge after the Londoners followed their 2-0 League Cup final victory over Tottenham Hotspur on March 1 by winning 1-0 at West Ham United in the Premier League three days later.

Mar 10, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea buzzing ahead of PSG return, says Cahill

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Chelsea are brimming with confidence and, fortified by a seven-day break, go into Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 return match as favourites to knock Paris St Germain out for the second season in a row.

Defender Gary Cahill says “there’s a great buzz” around Stamford Bridge after the Londoners followed their 2-0 League Cup final victory over Tottenham Hotspur on March 1 by winning 1-0 at West Ham United in the Premier League three days later.

Mar 5, 2015

Chelsea can sense they are almost there

LONDON (Reuters) – The late American crooner Andy Williams once sang about being ‘almost there’ and about being close to a ‘paradise so rare’ and that is how Chelsea must have felt after their 1-0 victory at West Ham United.

Manager Jose Mourinho strode purposefully on to the pitch at the end of a typically rumbustious London derby on Wednesday night, fist-pumping the air as he celebrated a potentially significant win with each member of his team.

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