Jordan

  • LeBron James dethrones Jordan as most popular US athlete - poll 5 days ago

    LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States' most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll. Almost from the moment James exploded onto the NBA scene as the number one overall pick in the 2003 draft a debate has raged over who was the better of the two basketball...
  • UN Security Council authorises cross-border aid access in Syria July 15, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Monday authorised humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, even though Syria has warned it deems such deliveries incursions into its territory. "The consent of the Syrian authorities will no longer be...
  • Netanyahu calls for Jordan support, Kurdish autonomy June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the international community to support Jordan in the fight against "Islamic extremism" and to back the independence of Iraq's Kurds. "We need to support efforts by the international community to strengthen Jordan and support the aspirations of the Kurds for independence," Netanyahu said...
  • British veteran back at care home after D-Day 'Great Escape' June 7, 2014

    London: An 89-year-old veteran who ran away from his care home to join the D-Day commemorations in France returned to Britain on Saturday, hailed as the embodiment of World War II fighting spirit. Bernard Jordan said he had no regrets after slipping out of The Pines nursing home in Hove on...
  • England pick uncapped trio for first Sri Lanka Test June 5, 2014

    London: England named a trio of uncapped players on Thursday in their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's later this month. Selecting his first Test squad since returning to the job, coach Peter Moores picked 24-year-old batsman Sam Robson and all-rounders Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali for...
  • Chris Jordan in reckoning for Tests, says England captain Alastair Cook June 4, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook said Chris Jordan had bolstered his prospects of making a Test debut against Sri Lanka next week during the recent one-day series against the tourists. Sussex all-rounder Jordan took 12 wickets at under 20 apiece during England's 3-2 series defeat by Sri Lanka, which ended with Tuesday's...
  • Coach Peter Moores wants complete performance from England players June 2, 2014

    England coach Peter Moores has called on his players to produce a complete performance against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston as they look to start his new era with a series victory. Moores' team face a decider in the best of five-matches one-day international series on Tuesday after the tourists held their...
  • Chris Jordan should play first Test against Sri Lanka: Graeme Swann May 30, 2014

    Former England spinner Graeme Swann says West Indian all-rounder Chris Jordan should be in England's starting XI for the first Test against Sri Lanka in June. Jordan took five for 29 in England's 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Wednesday's third one-day international at Old Trafford, reports CMC. "A 1,000 percent yes,"...
  • Saker salutes Jordan's Sri Lanka rout in third ODI May 29, 2014

    Manchester: England bowling coach David Saker hailed Chris Jordan as the "ultimate professional" after the allrounder spearheaded a stunning 10-wicket defeat of Sri Lanka in the third one-day international. Sussex paceman Jordan took a career-best five wickets for 29 runs as England dismissed Sri Lanka for just 67 at Old Trafford...
  • England crush Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to take 2-1 lead in ODI series May 28, 2014

    Manchester: Chris Jordan led England's attack as they bowled out Sri Lanka for just 67 on the way to completing a crushing 10-wicket win in the third one-day international at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Sussex paceman took a career-best five wickets for 29 runs as England, after fit-again captain Alastair...
  • Chris Jordan gets England cricket captain Alastair Cook's seal of approval May 23, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook is in an optimistic mood after Chris Jordan's "fantastic" all-round performance helped put his side 1-0 up in their five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka. Jordan was at the heart of England's 81-run Duckworth-Lewis victory in Thursday's rain-marred clash at The Oval, his former home ground. Now...
  • Chris Jordan stars as England defeat Sri Lanka by 81 runs (D/L method) May 23, 2014

    Chris Jordan starred with both bat and ball as England set off on the road to next year's World Cup with a an 81-run win over Sri Lanka in a rain-marred one-day international at The Oval on Thursday. The Sussex all-rounder's belligerent 38 not out off just 13 balls propelled England...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title April 14, 2014

    Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after seven holes, the left-handed Watson took advantage of a faltering...
  • Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson tied for lead at the Masters April 13, 2014

    Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at the Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast...
  • Liverpool beat Swansea 4-3; Remy scores winner for Newcastle February 23, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool beat Swansea 4-3 on Sunday to maintain their Premier League title challenge thanks to two goals each from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson. Sturridge's first came in the sixth minute, before the striker provided the assist for Henderson to double Liverpool's lead in the 20th from the edge...
  • Pakistani activist Malala sympathises with Syrians February 19, 2014

    A teenage Pakistani activist who came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban said on Tuesday that the plight of Syrian refugee children deprived of proper education was a stark reminder of the "dark days" Pakistani children under their hard-line rulers. The 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai rose...
  • Watch: Wedding salon helps Syrian refugees in Jordan reclaim normalcy February 3, 2014

    A wedding salon is just amongst a few things at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan being run by Syrians for Syrians to help them reclaim normalcy after facing decades of conflict. ...
  • Jordan Spieth takes the lead at Torrey Pines January 25, 2014

    San Diego: Jordan Spieth showed maturity beyond his 20 years to take a one-shot lead at the Farmers Insurance Open by shooting a 9-under 63 on Friday. Spieth played his round on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines while second-placed Stewart Cink had a 71 on the South. Spieth achieved the...
  • 'I feel terrible about what happened', says Jordan Belfort, the real 'Wolf of Wall Street' January 22, 2014

    Jordan Belfort, who cheated investors out of as much as $200 million as chairman of the defunct brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont Inc, one of the famous boiler rooms that pumped up stocks in the 1990s, tells Piers Morgan he feels terrible about what happened but will not live his life...
  • Chris Jordan replaces Steven Finn in England T20 squad January 18, 2014

    Sydney: Sussex seamer Chris Jordan was called into England's Twenty20 squad to play Australia on Saturday following the early exit of Steven Finn. Jordan is already in Australia with the one-day international squad where he has shown signs of promise despite England going 2-0 down in the five-match series. Middlesex quick...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia look to open England's 'scars' wider January 18, 2014

    Sydney: Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the one-day series on Sunday, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling one-wicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane. Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two one-day internationals which follow their demoralising 5-0 loss in...
  • 'The Wolf of Wall Street' may be misunderstood by some: Leonardo DiCaprio January 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a stockbroker convicted of fraud in 'The Wolf of Wall Street', says that the film does not promote crime. The actor feels that some people may misunderstand the film's plot, and so he has clarified that the film is against criminal behaviour. "This film may...
  • The Wolf of Wall Street: Can Martin Scorsese present Jordan Belfort in a new way? December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese plumbs the depths of the debauched, hedonistic lifestyle of a 1990s convicted stock swindler and the world of high finance in 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' a cautionary tale about excess, lust and greed. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day, is...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio slams body double rumours December 17, 2013

    London: Leonardo DiCaprio has slammed rumours that he used a body double to film intimate scenes in upcoming film 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. The 39-year-old star plays stockbroker swindler Jordan Belfort in the upcoming Martin Scorsese movie and insists he showed off his own body during steamy moments with co-star...
  • Brendan Rodgers convinced by thriving Jordan Henderson December 16, 2013

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Jordan Henderson is showing the kind of form that convinced the club to splash 16 million pounds on the midfielder two years ago. While stand-in captain Luis Suarez continues to dominate the headlines following his 16th and 17th Premier League goals of the season in...
  • Luis Suarez scores twice as Liverpool rout Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 December 15, 2013

    London: Luis Suarez extended his hot scoring run with a double on Sunday as Liverpool overwhelmed 10-man Tottenham 5-0 on Sunday to go within two points of the Premier League summit. Suarez took his tally to eight goals in three games and helped to set up the other three goals by...
  • Michael Jordan's shoes auctioned online for $104K December 13, 2013

    Salt Lake City: Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday. The Nike Air Jordan XII shoes were owned by a Utah Jazz ball boy who befriended Jordan when the Chicago Bulls visited Salt Lake...
  • Barbados-born English pacer Jordan eager to take on Australia December 11, 2013

    Perth: Barbados-born fast bowler Chris Jordan says he is eager to take on Australia when they meet England in the one-day international series Down Under. Jordan was named in England's squad for the five-match series that follows the Ashes next month, reports CMC. "It would be a great honour to play...
  • Uruguay book place at 2014 World Cup finals November 21, 2013

    MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay sealed their spot at the 2014 World Cup finals after a goalless draw at home to Jordan in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday saw them advance 5-0 on aggregate. Uruguay, the last of the 32 teams to book their place at the finals in Brazil,...