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2 days ago
Gillespie set to become England coach, say reports

London, May 22 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie is reportedly poised to accept the vacant post of England coach after the sacking of Peter Moores. The new coach will be given the opportunity to do his job - he won't be a whipping boy for me, England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) director of cricket Andrew Strauss was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Friday. Re...

19 days ago
New British royal baby named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

London, May 4 (IANS) The name of Britain's Princess of Cambridge, who was born on Saturday, is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace announced on Monday. The announcement was made two days after the princess's birth in St Mary's Hospital in London. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had decided on a name shortly after her birth but they wanted to inform Queen Elizabeth firs...

27 days ago
Natural insect repellent to cut pesticide use

London, April 27 (IANS) Using novel biochemical techniques, British scientists have recreated a natural insect repellent that can help avoid the use of chemical pesticides and save plants from pest attack. The scientists created tiny molecules which mirror a natural occurring smell known to repel insects. The team found that the smells repelled insects but in one case a reversal ...

1 month ago
Possible root cause of asthma found

London, April 23 (IANS) In a major breakthrough that could lead to a cure for asthma within five years, researchers have found that a protein could be at the root of the condition. The study also revealed that a drug originally designed to treat the bone disease osteoporosis could lead to new therapy for asthma. The researchers found that a protein called calcium-sensing receptor...

1 month ago
England remain strong despite World Cup disaster: Flintoff

London, April 17 (IANS) Former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has said England are as strong as we've ever been despite a miserable World Cup campaign. England were knocked out of the quadrennial event in the group stages, unable to beat a full-member nation in the six-week tournament. But Flintoff said he believes England are on the cusp of something special and that the early Worl...

1 month ago
Hazlewood opts out of IPL

Melbourne, April 9 (IANS) Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has opted not to feature for his side Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), following a heavy summer schedule and a gruelling winter ahead. The World Cup-winning pacer, who was retained by the Mumbai franchise on a $100,000 contract for the 2015 season after being bought in 2014, was not with the Rohit Sh...

2 months ago
Australia to tune up for World T20 by playing South Africa

Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Australia will prepare for the 2016 World Twenty20 in India with a three-match Twenty20 series in South Africa early next year. The series will be squeezed in between Australia's Test tour of New Zealand in February and the World T20 in India, which starts on March 11, reports cricket.com.au. The encounters against South Africa will be the three of the sev...

3 months ago
Higgins wins snooker Welsh Open

Cardiff, Feb 23 (IANS) John Higgins won the Welsh Open for a record fourth time by beating Ben Woollaston 9-3 in the final here. The victory also Sunday completed a ranking title drought of 29 months since the 2012 Shanghai Masters, reports Xinhua. The 39-year-old improved his career tally of ranking titles to 26, just behind Ronnie O'Sullivan (27) and Steve Davis (28). He pocket...

3 months ago
India must get their calculations right

On the eve of their key World Cup match against South Africa, India have to look at the results of Saturday's two matches in planning out their strategy carefully to get their calculations right. Pakistan, whom India beat in their tournament opener, were thrashed by the West Indies, who in their previous game had lost badly to Ireland. And the Group A match between Australia and Banglade...

3 months ago
O'Sullivan loses in third round of Welsh Open snooker

Cardiff, Feb 19 (IANS) Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was beaten by local hero Matthew Stevens 4-3 in the third round of the Welsh Open snooker tournament here. Both players missed numerous chances in the thriller as Stevens ended a run of nine consecutive defeats against the five-time world champion Wednesday, reports Xinhua. I missed a chance to go 3-2 up, but then I was ...

3 months ago
World Cup: South Africa survive Zimbabwe scare

Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb 15 (IANS) Minnows Zimbabwe put up a brave fight against one of the pre-tournament favourites South Africa but in the end were bowled out for 277 in 48.2 overs, falling 63 runs short in a Pool B encounter of the ICC World Cup at the Seddon Park here Sunday. An unbeaten double century stand between David Miller (138 not out) and Jean-Paul Duminy (115 not out) he...

3 months ago
World Cup: Miller, Duminy propel South Africa to 339/4

Hamilton, Feb 15 (IANS) An unbeaten double century stand between David Miller (138 not out) and Jean-Paul Duminy (115 not out) helped South Africa score a mammoth 339 for four against Zimbabwe in a Pool B encounter of the ICC World Cup at the Seddon Park here Sunday. The 256-run unbeaten partnership off just 178 balls between Duminy and Miller became the highest partnership for the fifth...

3 months ago
Ajmal, Gazi bowling actions are legal: ICC

Dubai, Feb 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday confirmed that following remedial work and retests, the bowling actions of Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal and Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh have been found to be legal, and the players can resume bowling in international cricket. In advance of any retest, a player who has been banned from bowling in international cricket, is require...

3 months ago
West Ham midfielder Morrison agrees to Lazio deal

London, Jan 25 (IANS) West Ham United FC midfielder Ravel Morrison has agreed to join Lazio in the summer on a free transfer. The 21-year-old's deal expires at the end of the season and he has agreed to a contract with the Serie A side although it is yet to be signed, reports dailymail.co.uk. Morrison has been in dispute with West Ham and has spent time in previous seasons at Bi...

4 months ago
AFCON 2015 set to kick off in Equatorial Guinea

Bata (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 17 (IANS) The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) kicks off Saturday in the Equatorial Guinea town of Bata . The hosts will hope to start the event on a winning note when they face Congo at the Estadio de Bata Stadium, reports Xinhua. After the country's leader offered 40,000 tickets to the local supporters, a lot is expected from the home side.

4 months ago
Rio set to add Olympic football venue

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 6 (IANS) Organisers in Rio are considering adding an extra venue to the 2016 Olympic football tournament. Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Brasilia are already guaranteed to host matches during the event, the Games' top official said Monday, reports Xinhua. Local organising committee president Carlos Nuzman said a sixth venue could be ch...

4 months ago
Beckford, Jones score but earn contrasting results

London, Dec 29 (IANS) Jamaican forward Jermaine Beckford's second goal in nine days was enough to earn Preston North End a share of the points against Crewe but in-form Trinidadian striker Kenwyne Jones's third goal in four games came too late to save Cardiff City from a hiding at the hands of Watford. Playing in League One, the 31-year-old Beckford levelled for Preston to snatch a 1-1 d...

5 months ago
Van Gaal's strong personality tailor-made for Man-U: Solskjaer

Manchester, Dec 19 (IANS) Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has endorsed Louis van Gaal's strong personality, saying the Dutchman possesses the kind of mentality his ex-club requires. The Dutchman replaced mis-fit David Moyes at Old Trafford at the beginning of the new season in August and has led the Red Devils to third place in the English Premier League table after a run of six cons...

5 months ago
Manchester United have the loudest fans

London, Dec 18 (IANS) Manchester United fans have been crowned the noisiest when following their team away from home in the English Premier League (EPL) in a survey conducted by brewing company Carlsberg. Louis van Gaal's side did not win a game on their away trips until Nov 22 at Arsenal - after five away matches and were fortunate to secure three points then, reports the dailymail.co.u...

5 months ago
ECB proposes Lord's as venue for 2019 world cup final

London, Dec 17 (IANS) Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in 2019. The venue will also host the ICC Women's World Cup final in 2017. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will also recommend to the ICC that the semi-finals in the 2019 World Cup should be allocated...

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