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Rogers wins first Tour stage

Posted by on 22/07/2014
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Rogers wins first Tour stage

Rogers wins first Tour stage

FRANCE:  Australian Michael Rogers finally earnt his first stage victory in his 10th Tour de France yesterday. The three-time world timetrial champion, riding for Tinkoff-Saxo, came home on his own at the end of the mammoth 237.5km 16th stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon. The wily veteran, who won two stages at the Giro d’Italia in […]

England crumble at Lord’s – Sharma bowls India to victory

Posted by on 21/07/2014
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England crumble at Lord’s – Sharma bowls India to victory

England crumble at Lord’s – Sharma bowls India to victory

LONDON: Ishant Sharma took seven wickets as India ended a run of 15 Tests without an away victory in an emphatic 95-run win over England at Lord’s yesterday. This victory, only India’s second in 17 Tests at Lord’s, put the tourists 1-0 up in the five-match series ahead of the third Test in Southampton on […]

Lahm calls time on international career

Posted by on 18/07/2014
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Lahm calls time on international career

Lahm calls time on international career

BERLIN: Germany captain Philipp Lahm yesterday ended his international career just five days after leading his country to a World Cup triumph in Brazil. Tributes immediately poured in for the 30-year-old Bayern Munich full back who has played 113 games for Germany. His career, already packed with Champions League and Bundesliga titles, culminated in Sunday’s […]

Gallopin wins 11th Tour stage

Posted by on 16/07/2014
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Gallopin wins 11th Tour stage

Gallopin wins 11th Tour stage

OYONNAX:  Tony Gallopin won the 11th stage of the Tour de France yesterday and then said it was even better than wearing the leader’s yellow jersey. The 26-year-old Frenchman had not thought life could get any better than Sunday when he snared yellow for a day from Vincenzo Nibali, thus earning the honour of wearing […]

Germany throws giant party for heroes

Posted by on 15/07/2014
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Germany throws giant party for heroes

Germany throws giant party for heroes

BERLIN: Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans massed at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Tuesday to cheer the World Cup winners and new national heroes bringing home football’s top prize for the first time to a reunified Germany. The flag-waving crowd, which began gathering before dawn, erupted in applause under warm summer sunshine when the triumphant players […]

Germany’s strength in depth delivered the ultimate prize

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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Germany’s strength in depth delivered the ultimate prize

Germany’s strength in depth delivered the ultimate prize

RIO DE JANEIRO:  Germany’s impressive strength in depth proved the decisive factor in their 1-0 extra-time World Cup final victory over Argentina on Sunday as Lionel Messi failed to deliver the golden touch for the South Americans.    It was a substitute, Mario Goetze, who struck the decisive blow for Germany after coming on for Miroslav […]

Maradona: Messi didn’t deserve the Golden Ball

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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Maradona: Messi didn’t deserve the Golden Ball

Maradona: Messi didn’t deserve the Golden Ball

BUENOS AIRES: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the World Cup, arguing it should have gone to Colombia’s James Rodriguez.    “I’d give Lio the sky, but when it’s not deserved and it’s just marketers  who want to make him win something he didn’t […]

Scolari fired after World Cup failure

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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Scolari fired after World Cup failure

Scolari fired after World Cup failure

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s football confederation will not renew the contract of national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, local media reported yesterday, after the five-time World Cup winners were mauled by Germany in a humiliating 7-1 defeat on home soil.    News of Scolari’s fate broke just after midnight Sunday, hours after Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in […]

England, India search for positive spin after draw

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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England, India search for positive spin after draw

England, India search for positive spin after draw

MUMBAI: England and India will take a fresh look at their spin options for the second test at Lord’s after tail-enders exposed the limitations of both pace attacks in the drawn first test at Nottingham.    England’s four-man seam battery and part-time spinner Moeen Ali failed to break the resilience of India’s lower-order batsmen in both […]

South Africa’s Amla set for historic Test

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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South Africa’s Amla set for historic Test

South Africa’s Amla set for historic Test

GALLE: Hashim Amla will make history on Wednesday when he takes the field as South Africa’s first permanent non-white skipper, helming a team in transition after the retirements of Test greats Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis. Amla, a devout Muslim, was named captain last month after Smith retired from international cricket, signalling the end of […]

Stars of politics, sport, music at World Cup final

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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Stars of politics, sport, music at World Cup final

Stars of politics, sport, music at World Cup final

Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, and David Beckham hugged Pele at the World Cup final on Sunday. Tom Brady looked on from the VIP seats when his wife Gisele Bundchen brought the trophy on the field before the game. Mick Jagger and LeBron James were also in the Maracana Stadium to see Germany beat […]

German Invasion – First European team to win World Cup in South America

Posted by on 14/07/2014
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German Invasion – First European team to win World Cup in South America

German Invasion – First European team to win World Cup in South America

RIO DE JANEIRO: Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America yesterday.    Bayern Munich star Goetze struck in the 113th minute to finally break Argentina’s resistance as Lionel Messi’s dream of emulating Diego Maradona ended in […]

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