April 11th, 2011
03:44 PM ET

Ancelotti in troubled waters at the Bridge

Carlo Ancelotti has persisted with Fernando Torres, despite the £50m striker being short of form.
Carlo Ancelotti has persisted with Fernando Torres, despite the £50m striker being short of form.

All is not well at Stamford Bridge. As the most important match of their season looms large, Chelsea’s dressing room looks to be in disarray.

Carlo Ancelotti’s failure to manage his strikers since the signing of Fernando Torres means the team is not in the right frame of mind to battle Manchester United at Old Trafford in a crucial Champions League quarterfinal.

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April 11th, 2011
12:10 PM ET

McIlroy must conquer the mental minefield

Rory McIlroy saw his game disintegrate in dramatic fashion in the final round of the Masters in Augusta.
Rory McIlroy saw his game disintegrate in dramatic fashion in the final round of the Masters in Augusta.

Poor old Rory McIlroy. Any golfer with a modicum of emotion, from club hackers to seasoned pros, would have had a sympathetic thought for the young maestro from Northern Ireland, as his game crumbled in dramatic fashion in the final round of Sunday's Masters in Augusta.

Golf is a pursuit that demands mental strength and positive thinking for success - it's played 90% between the ears as the cliche goes - even at the very lowest levels of the games. If there is a player alive who has not experienced the exasperation and frustration of a how a duff shot can ruin a perfectly enjoyable day on the fairways I would like to meet him. FULL POST

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