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Apr 4, 2015

Chelsea race clear but Costa is out for two weeks

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea stretched their Premier League lead to seven points with a 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday but it came at a heavy price as Diego Costa was ruled out for at least two weeks with a recurrence of his long-standing hamstring injury.

The Spain striker came on for Brazilian Oscar at halftime but lasted a matter of minutes before he forlornly trudged off the field.

Apr 4, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea race clear but Costa is out for two weeks

LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – Chelsea stretched their Premier League lead to seven points with a 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday but it came at a heavy price as Diego Costa was ruled out for at least two weeks with a recurrence of his long-standing hamstring injury.

The Spain striker came on for Brazilian Oscar at halftime but lasted a matter of minutes before he forlornly trudged off the field.

Apr 3, 2015

Greene bemoans 14,000-mile round trip to face ‘neighbor’

LONDON (Reuters) – Gerard Greene had to travel 7,000 miles to meet ‘neighbor’ Barry Hawkins in the first round of the China Open snooker tournament and then fly straight back after losing 5-2.

World number five Hawkins compiled breaks of 124, 81, 80 and 76 to overpower Greene, a player he has practiced with for years at their local club in Kent, south-east England.

Mar 26, 2015

Analysis – Mourinho has resuscitated Terry’s Chelsea career

LONDON (Reuters) – Two years after it looked like his Stamford Bridge career was on its last legs, John Terry has been given the vote of confidence he craved.

The runaway Premier League leaders announced on Thursday the captain, known as ‘Mr Chelsea’, had been handed a new one-year contract that will keep him with the club until the age of 35.

Mar 26, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho has resuscitated Terry’s Chelsea career

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Two years after it looked like his Stamford Bridge career was on its last legs, John Terry has been given the vote of confidence he craved.

The runaway Premier League leaders announced on Thursday the captain, known as ‘Mr Chelsea’, had been handed a new one-year contract that will keep him with the club until the age of 35.

Mar 23, 2015

Captain Clarke vows to preserve true Ryder Cup spirit

LONDON (Reuters) – Darren Clarke has pledged to do all he can to avoid some of the mistakes of the past when he captains Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup in Minnesota.

The event has occasionally been marred by controversy, notably in the so-called ‘War on the Shore’ at Kiawah Island in 1991 and at Brookline in 1999 when U.S. players overdid victory celebrations by trampling on the line of a European putt.

Mar 16, 2015

Analysis – Stuttering Chelsea doing it the hard way

LONDON (Reuters) – If Chelsea are going to win the Premier League it looks like they will stumble hesitantly across the finish line rather than stride majestically through the tape like an all-conquering Olympic champion.

Sunday’s frustrating 1-1 stalemate with Southampton at Stamford Bridge was their third successive home draw in all competitions and served to highlight all-too-apparent deficiencies in Jose Mourinho’s team.

Mar 16, 2015

Soccer-Stuttering Chelsea doing it the hard way

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – If Chelsea are going to win the Premier League it looks like they will stumble hesitantly across the finish line rather than stride majestically through the tape like an all-conquering Olympic champion.

Sunday’s frustrating 1-1 stalemate with Southampton at Stamford Bridge was their third successive home draw in all competitions and served to highlight all-too-apparent deficiencies in Jose Mourinho’s team.

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.

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