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Jul 4, 2014

Don’t bet your house on Tiger at Hoylake: Strange

LONDON (Reuters) – Former world number one Tiger Woods is kidding himself if he turns up at this month’s British Open with only a repeat of his 2006 Hoylake win on his mind, according to former U.S. Ryder Cup skipper Curtis Strange.

The 14-times major champion is desperately short of competitive golf, having returned from a back operation last week at the Quicken Loans National event in Maryland and missing the cut in his first appearance for three months.

Jul 4, 2014

Golf-Don’t bet your house on Tiger at Hoylake – Strange

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Former world number one Tiger Woods is kidding himself if he turns up at this month’s British Open with only a repeat of his 2006 Hoylake win on his mind, according to former U.S. Ryder Cup skipper Curtis Strange.

The 14-times major champion is desperately short of competitive golf, having returned from a back operation last week at the Quicken Loans National event in Maryland and missing the cut in his first appearance for three months.

Jul 3, 2014

Stricker may regret missing Open again: Strange

LONDON (Reuters) – World number 18 Steve Stricker may one day live to regret his decision if he chooses to miss this month’s British Open for the second year in a row, according to former U.S. Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange.

The ultra-consistent Stricker has achieved a high ranking in spite of being a part-time player in recent years.

Jul 3, 2014

Golf-Stricker may regret missing Open again – Strange

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – World number 18 Steve Stricker may one day live to regret his decision if he chooses to miss this month’s British Open for the second year in a row, according to former U.S. Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange.

The ultra-consistent Stricker has achieved a high ranking in spite of being a part-time player in recent years.

Jun 6, 2014

Jekyll and Hyde Mikel is pivotal for Nigeria

LONDON (Reuters) – John Obi Mikel is a Jekyll and Hyde player who often looks a totally different performer in the green of Nigeria than he does in Chelsea blue.

The 27-year-old occupies the deep-lying holding role for his club and barely ventures beyond the halfway line in the Premier League.

Jun 6, 2014

Soccer-World-Jekyll and Hyde Mikel is pivotal for Nigeria

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – John Obi Mikel is a Jekyll and Hyde player who often looks a totally different performer in the green of Nigeria than he does in Chelsea blue.

The 27-year-old occupies the deep-lying holding role for his club and barely ventures beyond the halfway line in the Premier League.

Jun 5, 2014

Jacklin mourns death of U.S. Open-winning caddie

LONDON (Reuters) – Double major winner Tony Jacklin is mourning the death of the caddie who was on his bag when the Englishman romped to a seven-shot victory at the 1970 U.S. Open in Minnesota.

Tom Murphy formed his partnership with Jacklin by chance at Hazeltine Golf Club 44 years ago and the pair remained friends until the Minnesota native died in his sleep last week, at the age of 63.

Jun 2, 2014

Chelsea salute Lampard’s momentous Stamford Bridge career

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea described Frank Lampard as “one of the very greatest players to have represented the club” after England’s 2014 World Cup vice-captain brought the curtain down on an outstanding 13-year Stamford Bridge career.

“Any Chelsea supporter who has had the good fortune to watch ‘Super Frank’ Lampard in full flow will know we have never seen his like in our midfield before and we will be very blessed to again see his equal,” the club said in a statement on Monday.

Jun 2, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea salute Lampard’s momentous Stamford Bridge career

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Chelsea described Frank Lampard as “one of the very greatest players to have represented the club” after England’s 2014 World Cup vice-captain brought the curtain down on an outstanding 13-year Stamford Bridge career.

“Any Chelsea supporter who has had the good fortune to watch ‘Super Frank’ Lampard in full flow will know we have never seen his like in our midfield before and we will be very blessed to again see his equal,” the club said in a statement on Monday.

Jun 2, 2014

Chelsea great Lampard ends 13-year spell at club

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea will have a massive void to fill in midfield next season after the club’s all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard announced on Monday he was ending his 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

The England World Cup player, who joined the Premier League club from London rivals West Ham United in 2001 for a fee of 11 million pounds ($18.43 million), scored 211 goals in all competitions for Chelsea.

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