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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.

Jun 2, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea great Lampard ends 13-year spell at club

LONDON, June 2 (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.

Jun 2, 2014

No cold comfort as Schwartzel misses Wentworth cut

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – Charl Schwartzel has little affection for Wentworth and the intermittent rain and chilly 30kph winds tipped him over the edge on Friday as the former U.S. Masters champion slumped to a six-over-par 78.

The 29-year-old South African could barely feel his fingers on the shafts of his clubs and his demeanour was helped none by soreness in his right wrist, an injury that had almost forced him to pull out midway through the BMW PGA Championship second round.

May 26, 2014

Wentworth win could be my 2014 launch pad, says McIlroy

LONDON (Reuters) – Former world number one Rory McIlroy believes the confidence he will gain from his BMW PGA Championship victory at Wentworth could act as a launch pad to get him back on top of the rankings.

The 25-year-old shrugged aside the midweek heartache of breaking off his planned wedding to Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki by winning the European Tour’s flagship event by one stroke from Ireland’s Shane Lowry on Sunday.

May 26, 2014

Jacklin tips Jimenez to create Hoylake history

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool is the home of music giants The Beatles and the city’s exalted five-times European soccer champions and in July it may also be the stage where Miguel Angel Jimenez creates golfing history, says Tony Jacklin.

None of the four major championships has ever been won by a player in his 50s but Jacklin believes the evergreen Spaniard can make the breakthrough in the British Open at Royal Liverpool in two months’ time.

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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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