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  • Swansea sign David Ngog from Bolton Wanderers January 28, 2014

    London: Swansea City have completed the signing of French striker David Ngog from Bolton Wanderers, the Premier League club said on Monday. The former Paris St Germain and Liverpool forward has joined Swansea for an undisclosed fee until the end of the season. "It's a delight for me," Ngog told the Swansea...
  • India vs SA: Who earns more from the draw? December 25, 2013

    Cape Town:South Africa put up one of the boldest fightbacks in Test cricket and then shied away from a chance at history at the end. India enjoyed supremacy over the top team in the world for four out of five days and still nearly fell to a hurtful defeat. Who takes...
  • Dale Steyn upset by criticism from own fans, says AB de Villiers December 24, 2013

    Cape Town: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn was left distressed after being heavily criticised by his own fans for opting against chasing victory in the drawn first Test against India, the team's vicecaptain AB de Villiers said. The hosts finished eight runs short of a world record target of 458...
  • Faf du Plessis records second century in another drawn Test December 23, 2013

    Johannesburg: Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers once again set a perfect platform for South Africa at Wanderers, stitching together 205 runs for the fifth wicket, but they both got out at crucial moments, leaving their team in a quandry to whether go for victory or a draw. Here...
  • Five of Test cricket's greatest fourth innings December 23, 2013

    Johannesburg: The nearhistoric finish between South Africa and India in the first Test on Sunday is likely to be remembered as one of the game's best ever even if the end result was a draw. What a draw it was! Chasing a huge 458 to win, South Africa came within...
  • Satisfied with draw result: Faf du Plessis December 23, 2013

    Johannesburg: They came close to record a historic win against India but eventually had to settle for a draw and South African batsman Faf du Plessis' says his team was satisfied with the end result. Du Plessis' superb knock of 134 runs and his 205run partnership with AB de Villiers had...
  • Zaheer Khan becomes fourth Indian to take 300 Test wickets December 22, 2013

    Johannesburg: Zaheer Khan on Sunday became the fourth Indian bowler and only the second pacer to take 300 wickets in Test matches. The 35yearold achieved the milestone when Jacques Kallis, batting at 34, was given leg before wicket by umpire Rod Tucker despite his edging the ball onto his pads at...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 5 December 22, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, please scroll down to the bottom of the page) India were still left plenty to do on the final day of the first Test as the hosts finished the fourth day on 138 for 2, still 320 shy of India's target of 458 but still very much having...
  • 1st Test: India look to pile on the lead on day four December 21, 2013

    Johannesburg: India will take field on day four with their tail up after posting 284 for 2 at stumps on day three with a lead of 320 runs. The bowlers started the day strongly by wiping away the South African tail cheaply and then the Indian batsmen virtually took the...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli turn the heat on South Africa December 20, 2013

    "My aim is simple: I want to hit a 100 each and every innings I play, it doesn't matter what level, what format, what match". When Cheteshwar Pujara stated that to a newspaper some time earlier this year, he had weighed every word carefully. And any lingering doubts over that...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 20, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were bundled out...
  • Hashim Amla praises Ishant Sharma for exploiting conditions well December 19, 2013

    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...
  • Virat Kohli grows taller with century at Wanderers December 18, 2013

    India 24 for 2 at the Wanderers. Sachin Tendulkar could have stabilised that scorecard, but Dhoni had reminded his team on the eve of the Test match: "Sachin's gone now; we have to move on." And Virat Kohli ensured his captain's advice was followed. A fifth Test century on a grassy...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 1 December 18, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page). India won the toss and opted to bat, with Zaheer Khan and Ajinkya Rahane making their Test comebacks. The skimpy twoTest series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up some...
  • 1st Test: Team India brace for hostile South Africa December 17, 2013

    The skimpy twoTest series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up some questions, if not leave irreparable dents on characters, especially when, at the fall of second Indian wicket, there won't be a Sachin Tendulkar walking in anymore. India haven't...
  • Steyn, Kallis declared fit for 1st ODI against India December 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: Fast bowler Dale Steyn and allrounder Jacques Kallis have recovered from minor injuries to be available for selection for South Africa's first oneday international against India at the Wanderers on Thursday. Cricket South Africa says Steyn is fit again after a side strain and Kallis' sprained finger has also healed....
  • India will face 'pink' South Africa in the first ODI November 29, 2013

    The first oneday international of the threematch series between India and South Africa will see the hosts turn up in pink uniform instead of the customary green, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced. The match at the Wanderers on December 5 will be played on a 'Pink Day' in support of...
  • Scorer of first league goal identified after 125 years July 29, 2013

    London: A 125yearold mystery surrounding the scorer of the world's first league goal has ended with the publication of a new book identifying James Kenyon 'Kenny' Davenport of Bolton Wanderers as the man. The world's first league fixtures took place on September 8, 1888 when the English League began with five...
  • Stuart Holden leaves Gold Cup final with knee injury July 29, 2013

    Chicago: Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden's run of bad luck continues after he sprained his right knee early in the United States' 10 win over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said after the match Sunday that Holden's latest injury appears to be "very serious." Holden, who...
  • Wolves chairman apologises after backtoback relegations May 5, 2013

    London: Wolverhampton Wanderers chairman Steve Morgan apologised to the fans on Saturday after the club was relegated to the third tier of English soccer for the first time since 1989. Wolves lost 20 at Brighton and Hove Albion to finish second from bottom of the Championship, twelve months after they dropped...
  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistanbased author Jamil Ahmad, have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The list, announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London, it includes six writers ...
  • EPL: Bolton's Muamba retires from football August 15, 2012

    Bolton: Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba retired from football on Wednesday after suffering an onfield cardiac arrest in March during an FA Cup quarterfinal against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Muamba travelled to Belgium last week to seek further medical advice from a cardiologist after consultations in Britain and Europe, and has...
  • South Africa, India set for oneoff Twenty20 March 29, 2012

    Johannesburg: It may appear an insignificant oneoff Twenty20 international, but Friday's match at The Wanderers presents top players from India and South Africa an opportunity to oil themselves before the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins in less than a week's time. India have travelled all the way...
  • Uthappa in squad for oneoff T20 vs SA March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Robin Uthappa has been included in the India squad for the oneoff Twenty20 International against South Africa, to be played on March 30 at Johannesburg. The 26yearold is the only change from the squad selected for the Asia Cup, with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who does not play...
  • India to play oneoff T20 in South Africa March 5, 2012

    Mumbai: India are set to take on South Africa in a oneoff Twenty20 international on March 30 in Johannesburg to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in that country, it has been learnt. "The same squad (Asia Cup squad), with a few changes, will leave for South Africa on...
  • Tottenham sign Saha as Pavlyuchenko, Corluka exit February 1, 2012

    London: Tottenham signed striker Louis Saha from Premier League rivals Everton and reached a deal to offload Roman Pavlyuchenko to Lokomotiv Moscow in the final hours of the transfer window on Tuesday. Manager Harry Redknapp signed Saha despite the 33yearold Frenchman scoring just twice in 20 appearances for Everton this season...