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Dec 18, 2014

It took a year to get used to new golf clubs: McIlroy

LONDON (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 18, 2014

Interview: It took a year to get used to new golf clubs – McIlroy

LONDON (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 18, 2014

Newsmaker: What a difference a year makes for McIlroy

LONDON (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 18, 2014

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

LONDON, Dec 18 (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 2, 2014

Chelsea stranglehold on Spurs not important – Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s remarkable record against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge was of no interest to manager Jose Mourinho as he prepared for Wednesday’s London derby.

Mourinho’s club have not been beaten at home by Spurs since 1990 when former England marksman Gary Lineker scored one of the goals in a 2-1 victory.

Dec 2, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea stranglehold on Spurs not important – Mourinho

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s remarkable record against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge was of no interest to manager Jose Mourinho as he prepared for Wednesday’s London derby.

Mourinho’s club have not been beaten at home by Spurs since 1990 when former England marksman Gary Lineker scored one of the goals in a 2-1 victory.

Dec 1, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea seek another Bridge of sighs for Spurs

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Chelsea will look to stretch one of the longest unbeaten sequences in the top flight when the runaway leaders entertain arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

There has been little love lost between the fans of both sides since Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in the first all-London FA Cup final in 1967.

Dec 1, 2014

Chelsea aim to make it another Bridge of sighs for Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea will look to stretch one of the longest unbeaten sequences in the top flight when the runaway leaders entertain arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

There has been little love lost between the fans of both sides since Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in the first all-London FA Cup final in 1967.

Dec 1, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea aim to make it another Bridge of sighs for Spurs

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Chelsea will look to stretch one of the longest unbeaten sequences in the top flight when the runaway leaders entertain arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

There has been little love lost between the fans of both sides since Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in the first all-London FA Cup final in 1967.

Nov 27, 2014

Poyet hopes Sunderland can be Chelsea party poopers again

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea old boy Gus Poyet will again look to throw a spanner in the works at his former club when Sunderland host the runaway Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Manager Poyet took his bottom of the table team to Stamford Bridge in April and they caused a mighty shock, winning 2-1 to inflict the first home league defeat on Jose Mourinho in 78 matches in charge of the Londoners.

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      "I am a senior sub-editor on the Reuters Sports Desk who often works as the chief sub-editor. I also have responsibility for the European golf file and among the tournaments I have covered this year are the Ryder Cup and British Open."
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