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Jan 5, 2015

Broad backs axed Cook to cement legend status

LONDON (Reuters) – Being removed as England captain for next month’s 50-over Cricket World Cup could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for test skipper Alastair Cook, according to team mate Stuart Broad.

Poor personal form with the bat and a bad run of results for the side led to the selectors replacing Cook as captain with Eoin Morgan last month and Broad believes the Essex left-hander will be re-energised and re-invigorated after a spell away from the game.

Jan 5, 2015

Cricket-Broad backs axed Cook to cement legend status

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Being removed as England captain for next month’s 50-over Cricket World Cup could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for test skipper Alastair Cook, according to team mate Stuart Broad.

Poor personal form with the bat and a bad run of results for the side led to the selectors replacing Cook as captain with Eoin Morgan last month and Broad believes the Essex left-hander will be re-energised and re-invigorated after a spell away from the game.

Dec 29, 2014

Sport-It took a year to get used to new golf clubs – McIlroy

LONDON, Dec 29 (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.

Dec 29, 2014

Golf-What a difference a year makes for McIlroy

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey 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 27, 2014

Torres and Chelsea can say ‘we’ll always have Barcelona’

LONDON (Reuters) – For Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film Casablanca it was a case of “we’ll always have Paris” and for Fernando Torres and the Chelsea fans it will be “we’ll always have Barcelona”.

Both relationships had flickering moments of fire and passion but ultimately they were two love affairs doomed to failure.

Dec 27, 2014

Soccer-Torres and Chelsea can say ‘we’ll always have Barcelona’

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) – For Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film Casablanca it was a case of “we’ll always have Paris” and for Fernando Torres and the Chelsea fans it will be “we’ll always have Barcelona”.

Both relationships had flickering moments of fire and passion but ultimately they were two love affairs doomed to failure.

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.

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