CUP

  • England are World Cup underachievers: Paul Collingwood 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    For the talent that we've had, you have to say England has underachieved in the last five ICC World Cricket Cups. It's really hard to pinpoint what it has been that has made us underperform but, having reached two semi-finals and three finals in the first five ICC Cricket World...
  • Arsenal, West Ham, Aston Villa stem flow of upsets in FA Cup 11 hours 29 minutes ago

    Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the FA Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round on Sunday. Chelsea and Manchester City were among five teams in the Premier League's top nine...
  • Shahid Afridi should continue playing ODIs after WC: Rashid Latif 17 hours 27 minutes ago

    Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup. "I don't think this is the right time to retire for Shahid. Misbah has already announced he will retire after the...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq needs help from seniors in World Cup: Shoaib Malik 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan discard Shoaib Malik says Misbah ul Haq was not an aggressive captain and he would need help from a few senior players if the national team was to do well in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year old who has not been selected to play an ODI since mid-2013...
  • Regret of not wearing a World Cup winner's medal runs deep Yesterday

    It was 1987 in Pakistan where I made my ICC Cricket World Cup debut. One I want to forget in a hurry! It was my first tour without the likes of Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall, two had retired and one took rest from the tournament. I was entrusted...
  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing Yesterday

    A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. It was an old-fashioned Cup tie, full of noise, tension, rip-roaring goals and a thrilling comeback...
  • Battling Bolton Wanderers hold Liverpool in FA Cup Yesterday

    Liverpool: Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan led a spirited defensive display as the Championship side earned themselves a fourth round FA Cup replay following a goalless draw at Liverpool on Saturday. The result left Reds manager Brendan Rodgers with the unwanted headache of another fixture, albeit it is only a short...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely Yesterday

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Chelsea, Manchester City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup Yesterday

    The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league oppositions on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition. Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup...
  • Weak bowling attack India's biggest World Cup concern: Kirti Azad Yesterday

    Kolkata: Former India cricketer and member of the victorious World Cup team of 1983, Kirti Azad Saturday said with the present bowling line-up reigning champions India will suffer badly at the upcoming quadrennial event starting Feb 14. "With the kind of bowling line-up we have, we have to suffer," Azad told...
  • Can Pakistan break the India jinx at World Cup 2015? Yesterday

    March 4, 1992, Sydney: India beat Pakistan by 43 runs March 9, 1996, Bangalore: India beat Pakistan by 39 runs June 8, 1999, Manchester: India beat Pakistan by 47 runs March 1, 2003, Centurion: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets March 30, 2011, Chandigarh: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs It's anybody's guess what...
  • India heavily reliant on Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid Yesterday

    Sydney: India cricket legend Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that star batsman Virat Kohli will need to be at his best during the ICC World Cup as the Indian team was heavily reliant on its One-Day International (ODI) vice captain. "If you look at the Indian batting lineup, they are in...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head Yesterday

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • Everything was against Manchester United in Cup tie: Van Gaal 2 days ago

    Cambridge: Manchester United were happy to survive a difficult challenge by coming away with a 0-0 draw at fourth-tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday, said manager Louis van Gaal. Cambridge did not manage a single shot on target but that was little comfort to the contingent...
  • Cambridge hold Man United to 0-0 draw in FA Cup 2 days ago

    Cambridge: Cambridge held visiting Manchester United to a 0-0 tie on the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford. Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie missed good chances to score in the second half as manager Louis van Gaal's...
  • Pakistan misread the wicket at Lord's in 1999 World Cup final 2 days ago

    We misread the wicket at Lord's and our ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 final against Australia was over before lunch was served. Despite losing the lopsided finale, I still believe this was the strongest Pakistan side to date to have featured in an ICC Cricket World Cup, at least, in...
  • Saints and Crystal Palace meet head on in Cup clash of form sides 2 days ago

    Southampton: The south coast Saints are in seemingly unstoppable form, having won three consecutive matches last week, including a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. They would appear strong favourites for the visit of Palace: not least because they saw them off comfortably in the Premier League at Selhurst...
  • Zimbabwe restore Waller, Campbell for World Cup 2 days ago

    Harare: Ahead of the World Cup, Zimbabwe Cricket on Friday restored Andy Waller as coach of its national cricket team seven months after he was dismissed from the post. Another former national team and Under-19 coach Walter Chawaguta has been appointed fielding coach for the team during the World Cup in...
  • Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australia WC squad 'un-Australian': Dravid 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian". Clarke has not played since picking up a hamstring injury in the first Test against...
  • West Indies in World Cup: The rise and fall of an empire 2 days ago

    When I look back at the time when ICC Cricket World Cup first came into being in 1975, I remember a time that was completely different from what it is today. There was no coloured clothing or white balls or black sightscreens. In fact, we wore cream-coloured tracks back then. ...
  • Rohit-Dhawan need to do a Sachin-Ganguly at World Cup 2 days ago

    Presently, two of the thinking tanks would no doubt be planning, discussing, re-planning strategies to ensure India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the World Cup again making it the third time in 32 years. They have been given a team to execute the job with no ifs and buts. They cannot...
  • World Cup 2015: Top 10 batsmen who can set the stage ablaze 3 days ago

    In modern day cricket, ODIs have become a batsman's game. With scores over 300 being chased down easily and batsmen breaking records for fastest 50s and 100s and scoring double-centuries in ODIs, it looks like this World Cup may also follow the trend, though bowlers will surely disagree with that. As...
  • Espanyol close to King's Cup semis after 3-1 win over Sevilla 3 days ago

    Madrid: Espanyol secured a commanding lead in their King's Cup quarter-final tie against Sevilla when Felipe Caicedo, Sergio Garcia, with a penalty, and Lucas Vazquez scored in a 3-1 first-leg home win on Thursday. In-form Ecuador forward Caicedo cracked a superb shot into the top corner in the 18th minute to...
  • Napoli scrape through on penalties against Udinese 3 days ago

    Milan: Coppa Italia holders Napoli scraped into the quarter-finals when they beat 10-man Udinese 5-4 on penalties at home after a rain-soaked 2-2 draw on Thursday. Napoli fans sensed it was going to be a long night when Dries Martens blasted a penalty against the crossbar after only four minutes of...
  • Cambridge eye improbable Cup upset against Manchester United 3 days ago

    The FA Cup may have lost some of its shine for the top sides, but fourth tier Cambridge United have a chance to rekindle some of the competition's fabled magic against fourth round opponents Manchester United on Friday. The two sides are separated by 76 places in the English league and...
  • India's World Cup preparations take a hit in tri-series 3 days ago

    Sydney: It was meant to be a dress rehearsal for the ODI World Cup next month but the Indian cricket team has been left grappling with selection issues in the ongoing tri-series against Australia and England, failing to find the combination that would be good enough for the marquee event. With...
  • Saeed Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test 3 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Thursday raised hopes that he will pass a bowling action test after he was suspended last year, but ruled out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup. The 37-year-old will travel to Chennai, India later Thursday and have a reassessment test on his...