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  • Philander

    December 21, 2013 8:43 AM 17

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Vernon Philander feels losing pacer Morne Morkel to injury has compounded matters for his team in the opening Test against India here. Morkel twisted his ankle in the first session of the second day on Friday and is now out of this Test match, as well as in serious doubt for the second Test in Durban. "Losing Morne was very painful

  • Hashim Amla praises Ishant Sharma for exploiting conditions well

    December 21, 2013 5:35 AM 31

    Johannesburg: South African batsman Hashim Amla on Friday came in praise of pacer Ishant Sharma, who led a devastating exhibition of seam bowling to bring India back into the first Test, saying he exploited the conditions well. "He (Ishant) bowled in the right areas, used bounce very well and nipped the ball both ways. He bowled well," Amla said at the press

  • Le Tour de Truth: Verbruggen fights to rescue his reputation

    December 20, 2013 11:46 PM 107

    The world of international sports administration has thrown up some characters over the years, but few have come with as much baggage as Hein Verbruggen, quite literally, as he is carrying a leather holdall stuffed with binders and folders when we meet. The former president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) has come to a TV production company's

  • Ibrahimovic says will be hard to watch World Cup

    December 20, 2013 10:43 PM 200

    Best news photos of the week “For sure I will see some games, but it’s not like I will run home and sit in front of the television,” he said Friday during a telephone conference call to promote PSG’s exhibition against Real Madrid on Jan. 2 in Doha, Qatar. Sweden was knocked out of qualifying on Nov. 19, losing 3-2 at home for a 4-2 aggregate defeat

  • Ishant Sharma

    December 20, 2013 7:56 PM 29

    Johannesburg: Bowling as a unit has been key to India's success in the ongoing Test match against South Africa, feels team's most successful pacer Ishant Sharma. Ishant, whose double strike in the final session of the second day turned the match, ended with figures of 4 for 79 in the South African first innings that ended on 244. "We bowled well in the first

  • It's time to deliver (From Bucks Free Press)

    December 20, 2013 2:46 PM 21

    WASPS are often talked about as a side brimming with potential but James Haskell claims it's time for Dai Young's charges to deliver. With the likes of Joe Launchbury, Sam Jones, Elliot Daly and Christian Wade in the side, Wasps have a crop of exciting young English players and at 28 and with 50 England caps to his name, Haskell is among the senior figures

  • Kenya improves in Fifa rankings

    December 20, 2013 9:27 AM 28

    Harambee Stars have made an impressive rise in the Fifa rankings gaining eight places in the December ranking to climb to 109 up from the previous 117 in November. Stars have continued to improve and after impressive wins during the concluded Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and in the run to the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, they have risen close to the top 100. ” We are extremely

  • South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 2

    December 20, 2013 6:10 AM 21

    Virat Kohli slammed a superb ton to help India end day one at a respectable score of 255 for 5 against South Africa at Johannesburg. MS Dhoni (17 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (43 not out) were in the middle and will be hoping to show some good form on day two to help India post a good first innings total on the board. On the other hand, South Africa pacers

  • Federer-Nadal-Djokovic Tennis Generation Will Suddenly Be Replaced

    December 20, 2013 5:49 AM 22

    Right now, it seems absurd to suggest that the golden generation of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will end anytime soon. Along with Andy Murray, this triumvirate has dominated men’s tennis by obliterating the rest of the ATP. Even when it seems that a dynasty will reign forever, the end comes suddenly. The Roman Empire, in all its glory

  • Taylor key as Black Caps seek big total

    December 20, 2013 5:49 AM 30

    The West Indies' twin spin attack put the heat on the Black Caps during the second session of day two. After just two days of the third test in Hamilton, day five already looms large for the hosts. New Zealand were 156 for three at stumps in their first innings today, after the Windies compiled a testing 367 at Seddon Park. The visitors had spin twins