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Apr 30, 2015

Ex-Miss World hopeful swaps catwalk for caddying

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Miss World contestant Ingrid Martens has swapped the catwalk and high heels for knee-high rough and unflattering golf shoes as a Ladies European Tour caddie but the Norwegian would not have it any other way.

There is precious little time for painted nails and lip gloss when she trudges across the fairways of the world carrying the heavy bag belonging to her daughter, 28-year-old Caroline.

Apr 28, 2015

Martens aims high after going to hell and back

LONDON (Reuters) – If ever a golfer deserved to triumph in the face of morale-crushing adversity it is surely Ladies European Tour professional Caroline Martens.

The Norwegian has been to hell and back in the last two years, dislocating both shoulders and struggling to walk after being diagnosed with an illness she prefers to keep to herself but that the 28-year-old describes as “potentially life or death”.

Apr 28, 2015

Europe captain Koch heaps Solheim pressure on U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s Solheim Cup skipper Carin Koch believes all the pressure will be on opposite number Juli Inkster and her United States side at the biennial team event in Germany in September.

Koch was involved as an assistant captain when fellow Swede Liselotte Neumann guided the visiting team to a record-breaking 18-10 victory in the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup in Colorado two years ago.

Apr 26, 2015

Newsmaker – Humble star Hazard shines brighter than the rest

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea believe Eden Hazard is the third best performer in world football so it was little surprise the Belgium winger was voted the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year on Sunday.

According to his club manager Jose Mourinho, only World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Barcelona great Lionel Messi are in better form than the 24-year-old Hazard.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Humble star Hazard shines brighter than the rest

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Chelsea believe Eden Hazard is the third best performer in world soccer so it was little surprise the Belgium winger was voted the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year on Sunday.

According to his club manager Jose Mourinho, only World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Barcelona great Lionel Messi are in better form than the 24-year-old Hazard.

Apr 23, 2015

Stenson, Garcia, Poulter and Casey to miss Wentworth

LONDON (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Paul Casey will all miss next month’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the European Tour said on Thursday.

The decision by the quartet not to play in the tour’s flagship event comes as a big blow to the organisers.

Apr 21, 2015

Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Champions-elect Chelsea may have to go into Sunday’s top of the table showdown against Arsenal at the Emirates without their three main strikers.

Spain striker Diego Costa has only just returned to training after missing two games with a recurring hamstring injury while a calf strain sidelined France forward Loic Remy for last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Apr 21, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Champions-elect Chelsea may have to go into Sunday’s top of the table showdown against Arsenal at the Emirates without their three main strikers.

Spain striker Diego Costa has only just returned to training after missing two games with a recurring hamstring injury while a calf strain sidelined France forward Loic Remy for last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Apr 20, 2015

Timid England must be more aggressive – Hoggard

LONDON (Reuters) – Former fast bowler Matthew Hoggard has accused England of being too “timid” and is urging his country to follow Australia coach Darren Lehmann’s lead by encouraging a more positive and aggressive approach.

England are without a managing director after Paul Downton left his job this month and Hoggard believes the new man, who will assume a restructured role with a new title, must revamp the domestic game and instil a fresh brand of cricket.

Apr 20, 2015

Cricket-Timid England must be more aggressive-Hoggard

LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Former fast bowler Matthew Hoggard has accused England of being too “timid” and is urging his country to follow Australia coach Darren Lehmann’s lead by encouraging a more positive and aggressive approach.

England are without a managing director after Paul Downton left his job this month and Hoggard believes the new man, who will assume a restructured role with a new title, must revamp the domestic game and instil a fresh brand of cricket.

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