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  • Nathan Lyon relishes work with master Muttiah Muralitharan July 11, 2014

    Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon said on Friday his work with Muttiah Muralitharan has been hugely beneficial and can only make him a better bowler. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and has agreed to join the Australian coaching team more formally for their series...
  • Nathan Lyon joins Australia A squad against India A July 10, 2014

    Melbourne: Off spinner Nathan Lyon has been added to the Australia A squad ahead of the second and final four-day match against India A, starting on Sunday in Brisbane. "Nathan has been added to the squad to give him the opportunity to play some First Class cricket in preparation for Australia's...
  • Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan working on new delivery for Lyon June 20, 2014

    Sydney: Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan says he is working on a new delivery for Australia's top spinner Nathan Lyon and expects it to be perfected for their series against Pakistan. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and this week agreed to join the Australian...
  • Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy April 20, 2014

    Paris St Germain collected their first trophy of the season when Edinson Cavani's double secured a 2-1 victory against Olympique Lyon in the French League Cup final on Saturday. Uruguay striker Cavani netted twice in the first half, including a controversial penalty, to hand PSG their fourth League Cup title on...
  • Juventus flying the flag for beleaguered Serie A March 22, 2014

    Turin: Juventus face a Europa League quarter-final with Olympique Lyon knowing it is down to them to restore pride in Serie A, which has lost its shine after its top clubs were once again left licking their wounds in Europe. The Serie A champions are the last Italian team standing in...
  • 2nd Test: Australia take late wickets, South Africa 214 for 5 on Day 1 February 20, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: Australia showed patience on a sluggish pitch to take two late wickets and reclaim control over South Africa on the first day of the second Test on Thursday. Spinners Nathan Lyon, who took 2 for 47, and Steve Smith removed Dean Elgar for 83 and Quinton de Kock cheaply...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG January 3, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's half-century sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's near-flawless 115 and a 128-run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to 326...
  • Chris Rogers wants Australia to maintain winning combination in Sydney December 31, 2013

    Opening batsman Chris Rogers wants an unchanged Australian team for the fifth and final Ashes Test as a reward for the eleven players who beat England in the first four matches to emphatically wrest back the urn. The hosts have played with the same team since the start of the series...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test December 29, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Australia were chasing 201 runs to win the fourth Ashes Test and take a 4-0 series lead after a stunning English batting collapse on a chaotic third day's play in Melbourne on Saturday. Spinner Nathan Lyon and pacer Mitchell Johnson spearheaded...
  • Lyon spins to redemption at blustery Melbourne December 28, 2013

    Melbourne: In an astonishing third day of the topsy-turvy fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne played in swirling winds and burning heat, Australia's Nathan Lyon sent England into a tailspin on Saturday. The partisan Victorian crowd basked in the glow of an Australia fight-back led by Lyon, who took five wickets to...
  • Lyon likely to play in Perth scorcher: Lehmann December 11, 2013

    Sydney: Spinner Nathan Lyon is likely to retain his place in the Australia side for the third Ashes Test despite the attractions of going with a four-pronged pace attack in Perth this week, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday. The hosts could wrap up the series 3-0 with victory at the...
  • Ashes bowlers brace up for heavy workload in Adelaide December 3, 2013

    Melbourne: Resurgent Australia had enigmatic paceman Mitchell Johnson to thank for their crushing win over England in Brisbane and will put their hopes on another unknown quantity when the coin is tossed for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Adelaide Oval's new drop-in pitch is only expected to enhance the ground's...
  • Lyon awaits England comeback in Ashes November 28, 2013

    Sydney: Australian spinner Nathan Lyon is expecting England to bounce back from their first Test mauling in Adelaide next week and warned Thursday that aggressive tactics will again be needed. England were left bruised and battered by their 381-run Ashes hammering in Brisbane, a Test in which Australia ramped up the...
  • Nathan Lyon wants to play for Australia in all formats August 17, 2013

    Australia spinner Nathan Lyon, who had a good show in the fourth Ashes Test, has declared that he wants to represent Australia in all three formats of the game. Lyon picked up three wickets for Australia in the tour match against the England Lions at Northampton. After taking seven wickets in...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test, day 4 August 13, 2013

    For Live Updates from Chester-le-Street, CLICK HERE. Australia 224 all out in 68.3 overs: That's it. Stuart Broad picks up the last wicket of Peter Siddle to increase his tally to six wickets in the innings. England go up 3-0 and win the Ashes 2013. End of over 61, Australia 211/9: Nathan...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, Ashes 4th Test, Day 3 August 11, 2013

    For Live Updates from Chester-le-Street, CLICK HERE. End of Day's play, England 234/5 in 74 overs: The day has belonged to England. Ian Bell notched up his third century of the series to put England on top. Bell batted sublimely to register his 20th Test ton and one gets a feeling...
  • Nathan Lyon says patience proved a big virtue for Australia August 10, 2013

    Chester-le-Street, England: Australia's plan to starve England of runs paid off handsomely when they reduced the home team to 238 for nine on the opening day of the fourth Ashes test in County Durham on Friday. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took centre stage for the tourists, who are 2-0 down in the...
  • The Ashes, 4th Test: Lyon helps Australia take charge on day one August 10, 2013

    Chester-le-Street: Australia exposed the shortcomings of England's frail batting line-up to take command of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday, reducing the hosts to 238 for 9 on the opening day after offspinner Nathan Lyon grabbed four wickets. England failed to take advantage of a good batting surface at Chester-le-Street after...
  • Basel, Lyon hold nerve to reach Champions League play-offs August 7, 2013

    Basel blew a three-goal lead but hung on to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday and seal a place in the Champions League playoffs. The Swiss champions will be joined on the last step before the lucrative group stage by Olympique Lyon, who won 1-0 at Grasshoppers,...
  • Interpol issues global security alert after prison breaks August 3, 2013

    Paris: Interpol issued a global security alert on Saturday advising its members to increase their vigilance against attacks after a series of prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan that the agency is investigating to determine if they were linked. The Lyon, France-based Interpol said given that al Qaeda was suspected...
  • Newcastle agree fee for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis August 3, 2013

    Newcastle: Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Lyon for the services of Bafetimbi Gomis, the French club have confirmed, while their chances of signing Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy also look to have improved. The Magpies have been looking to add a new striker to their squad this summer,...
  • Experienced Lyon may return for 3rd Ashes Test against England July 31, 2013

    London: If, as many anticipate, offspinner Nathan Lyon returns to the Australia side for the third Ashes Test against England this week it would be just the latest unlikely chapter in a career which already has the flavour of a tale of the unexpected. A return looked highly improbable just two...
  • Australia hope Warne can help spinners turn corner July 31, 2013

    Manchester: Australia are to call on Shane Warne to advise their spinners ahead of the make-or-break third Ashes Test at Old Trafford - where the leg-spin legend delivered the 'ball of the century' 20 years ago. Warne, in England as a television commentator, has been asked to have a word with...
  • Australia at rock bottom, Lyon must get a chance: McGrath July 23, 2013

    Sydney: Australia have hit rock bottom with their defeat to England in the second Ashes Test and spinner Nathan Lyon must be recalled at the expense of Ashton Agar if they are to turn things around, according to fast bowling great Glenn McGrath. McGrath's traditional prediction of a 5-0 Ashes series...
  • Australia mull changes; Lyon, Wade expected for tour game July 22, 2013

    Two back-to-back defeats, including the humiliating one at Lord's on Sunday, against their old rivals England have forced Australia to look for more changes as they prepare for their last effort to get the urn back. Their coach Darren Lehmann has said on Monday they are ready to try out...
  • French club Lyon deny the bid for Arsenal Forward Gervinho July 21, 2013

    According to a report in Sky Sports, Lyon coach Remi Garde has ruled out the possibility of signing Arsenal forward Gervinho this summer. The Ivorian star has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer after struggling to establish himself last term with Italian giants Roma. Gervinho was...
  • Aussie skipper backs Lyon amid Ahmed citizenship move May 27, 2013

    Skipper Michael Clarke says spinner Nathan Lyon needs not look over his shoulder in England in the coming months despite the looming presence of Fawad Ahmed in the Australian team set-up. Lyon was the only spin bowler named in the 16-man squad for the five-Test Ashes series starting on July...
  • Test spinner Nathan Lyon moves to New South Wales April 25, 2013

    Sydney: Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon has made an inter-state switch, leaving South Australia to join New South Wales, Cricket NSW said on Thursday. The New South Wales-born off-spinner, 25, has played 22 Tests and was named on Wednesday in Australia's touring squad to play in this year's Ashes series...
  • Haddin appointed vice-captain for Ashes; Rogers, Harris also recalled April 24, 2013

    Sydney: Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was recalled to the Australian squad on Wednesday and made vice-captain for their upcoming Ashes tour to England with Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris also making the grade. Haddin, who has only played one Test in the past 14 months and turns 35 next week,...