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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.

Oct 25, 2014

Soccer-Old Trafford is more like Gold Trafford for Chelsea

LONDON, Oct 25 (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.

Oct 23, 2014

Golf-Garcia joins heavyweight lineup in Turkish Open

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – World number four Sergio Garcia will lead a heavyweight lineup in the second edition of the Turkish Airlines Open next month, organisers told Reuters on Thursday.

The 34-year-old Spaniard joins Ryder Cup team mates Victor Dubuisson, world number five Henrik Stenson, U.S. Open winner Martin Kaymer and former world number one Lee Westwood at the penultimate event of the European Tour season.

Oct 20, 2014

Golf-European Tour announces early part of 2014-15 schedule

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The European Tour announced the early part of its 2014-15 schedule on Monday and it includes the Thailand Classic and Indian Open for the first time.

The tour is going back to Thailand for the first time since the 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic in Phuket.

Oct 20, 2014

Match Play champion Ilonen over the dreaded yips now

LONDON (Reuters) – Nine years after Mikko Ilonen was at his wits end with the dreaded putting yips, the Finn has finally cracked golf’s big time by winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

His 3 & 1 victory over world number five Henrik Stenson in an all-Nordic final at the London Club on Sunday not only clinched his biggest payday, it also catapulted the 34-year-old to a career high 37th in the rankings.

Oct 19, 2014

London’s calling for World Match Play champion Ilonen

ASH England (Reuters) – Finland’s Mikko Ilonen called for the World Match Play Championship to remain in England after becoming the first Scandinavian winner of the tournament on Sunday.

This is the last year of Volvo’s sponsorship and there is a question mark hovering over the event that was held at nearby Wentworth from its inception in 1964 until 2007.

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