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  • Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea on a one-year contract 3 days ago

    London: Didier Drogba rejoined Chelsea on Friday, reuniting one of football's most theatrical characters with flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast international, who was a free agent after spells with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, signed a season-long deal with the Premier League club. "It was an easy decision. I couldn't...
  • Anderson-Jadeja incident not good for the game: Gavaskar July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaksar feels some "action is due" in the controversy regarding James Anderson allegedly pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge, terming the incident as "not good for the game". "I feel some action is due as prevention is better than cure. I think that the...
  • If curators produce poor pitches, then sack them: Ian Chappell July 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is absolutely livid about the 22-yard strip at Trent Bridge which was on offer and has urged the authorities to "sack curators" who produce poor quality pitches. "That (Trent Bridge) wasn't a good surface for players to showcase their talent. I hope we are not...
  • England coach insists Cook will 'stay strong' July 15, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook will "stay strong" in the remainder of the home series with India, according to coach Peter Moores after the opening batsman's struggles continued in the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge. The latest in a run of a low scores came at Nottingham where the left-hander...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely July 13, 2014

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman Root...
  • 1st Test: England fight their way to 352/9 on Day 3, trail India by 105 July 11, 2014

    Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down the visitors lead to 105. A six-wicket burst by India, thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • Indian pitches are quicker than Trent Bridge wicket: Broad July 11, 2014

    Nottingham: England all-rounder Stuart Broad has lamented the Trent Bridge pitch, saying Indian tracks are faster than the wicket on offer during the first cricket Test here. English bowlers had to toil hard for nearly two days to bowl India out but not before the visitors had on board a commendable...
  • Live Score, 1st Test: India opt to bat against England, debut for Stuart Binny July 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: The visitors haven't forgotten the 4-0 whitewash in 2011 and also seek their first overseas Test win in three years. The 2011 whitewash made England the new No. 1 Test team, displacing India in the most ruthless manner possible. But...
  • Alastair Cook confident of Matt Prior's fitness for first Test July 9, 2014

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook was "99 percent sure" Matt Prior will be fit to face India in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday after the wicketkeeper's injury scare. Prior suffered a thigh injury while training on Monday but, with England having called up one-day international Jos Buttler --...
  • Jos Buttler called up as cover for injured Matt Prior July 8, 2014

    Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been called into the England squad as injury cover for Matt Prior ahead of the first Test against India, starting in Nottingham on Wednesday. Prior, who was recalled ahead of England's home series against Sri Lanka after being dropped towards the end of the 5-0 Ashes...
  • Numbers game: India at Trent Bridge July 8, 2014

    On Wednesday morning, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks out for the toss with Alastair Cook in the first Investec Test against hosts England, he will become the first Indian captain to lead the team in successive Tests at Trent Bridge. Here are some facts from the Trent Bridge cricket ground...
  • Umpires have the final say in England vs India series July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: Something rather strange, by modern standards, will happen when either Australia's Bruce Oxenford or Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena raises his finger in the first Test between England and India. For any batsman seeing the time-honoured signal confirming his dismissal will be unable to challenge the decision, just as the fielding...
  • Dhoni needs to pick between Ashwin and Jadeja for Nottingham Test July 8, 2014

    India will begin their gruelling two-month tour of England with the first of the five Tests starting at Trent Bridge on July 9 as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be desperate to reclaim the lost glory after being routed 0-4 on the 2011 tour. In warm-up for the big Test, the...
  • Bridge collapses in Brazil's World Cup city July 4, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: At least two people were killed and several others injured after a bridge collapsed on a busy highway in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil, media reports said. A car, a truck and a mini-bus were under the bridge when it fell on Thursday,...
  • Stokes included in England squad for first Test against India July 3, 2014

    London: Allrounder Ben Stokes has returned to the England national team for the opening Test against India as the only addition to the 13-member squad that recently lost 0-1 in a two-Test series at home to Sri Lanka. The England selectors on Wednesday announced a 13-member squad to be led...
  • Finishing games will be crucial in England, says MS Dhoni June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said that finishing games at first opportunity will be crucial for his side against a strong team like England during the upcoming five-match Test series beginning July 9 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. "2011 series in England and Australia was very disappointing series for...
  • Protesters turn restive over delay in finding bodies of 4 labourers May 29, 2014

    Angered by delay in finding the bodies of four labourers feared killed after an under construction bridge over river Kareh collapsed, a mob torched a JCB machine and other equipment on Thursday at Akraha village in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Local people gathered near the river since morning suddenly turned restive and...
  • Government directs PWD to expedite preparations for monsoon May 29, 2014

    Uttarakhand government on Thursday asked PWD engineers to ensure removal of the debris from the road between Dar and Sobla near Dharchula before the onset of monsoon and finish all road construction work up to Sela by December this year. The instructions were issued to PWD engineers at Bogling by Chief...
  • Speeding truck crushes motorcyclist, pillion rider to death May 29, 2014

    A motorcyclist and the pillion rider were crushed to death under the wheels of a truck on Kathijoria bridge in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Wednesday, police sources said. One of the victims was identified as Kader Kisku, a resident of Amrapara village under Shikaripara police station in the district, the sources...
  • Under-construction river bridge collapses, four feared killed May 28, 2014

    Four labourers were feared killed on Wednesday when an under-construction bridge collapsed and fell into a river in a village in Bihar's Darbhanga district, an official said. The bridge was being built over the Bhagmati river. The bridge being laid on the river Kareh in Akraha village collapsed and fell in the...
  • One killed, 22 injured as bus falls into river May 3, 2014

    A person was killed and 22 others including seven women were injured on Saturday when the private bus in which they were travelling fell into the Hiran river off a bridge, police said. The bus was on its way to Jabalpur from Dhimarkheda in the district. There wasn't much water in the...
  • One person dead, 20 injured in bus accident in Bihar April 27, 2014

    One person was killed and 20 others were injured, five of them seriously, when a speeding bus overturned at National Highway - 31 near Dangrahaghat bridge in Bihar's Purnea district on Sunday, police said. The bus was on way to Siliguri from Patna with 35 passengers. Police said the accident took...
  • Sunderland survival hopes have been resurrected, says Poyet April 20, 2014

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says his side are back from the dead after they beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday to revive their chances of survival. Sunderland, who are bottom of the table with 29 points from 34 matches, have enjoyed a fine week, drawing...
  • Kamalpur-Brahmotar Ghat residents bar politicians from using bridge made by them April 19, 2014

    Residents of a village in Bihar's Darbhanga parliamentary constituency have barred elected representatives from using a bamboo bridge they have built through their own donations. Villagers of Kamalpur-Brahmotar Ghat, a village under the Pirri panchayat of Bahadurpur block in Darbhanga, have announced boycott of Lok Sabha polls for failure of people's...
  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries March 29, 2014

    London: Lights will be switched off in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30 p.m. Saturday for an hour to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour. Millions of people around the globe will participate in the celebration of the eighth edition of the Earth Hour to show their support for environmental issues...
  • In support of 'Earth Hour campaign' Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour March 28, 2014

    Some of the iconic structures in Kolkata, including the Howrah Bridge, would go semi-dark for an hour on Saturday to support conservation of energy under the Earth Hour campaign. Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday, all ornamental lights would be switched off at the famous Howrah Bridge and the...
  • Bharuch: Traffic disrupted on highway after bridge railing falls off March 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Traffic on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai highway was disrupted early on Monday morning after a portion of the railing on the Sardar Bridge over the Narmada river fell off. According to initial reports, 200 meters of the railing fell off bridge at Bharuch. Police said the traffic is being diverted to the Golden...
  • Chelsea cruise through to Champions League quarters March 19, 2014

    London: Chelsea cruised into the Champions League last eight with a 2-0 win over toothlesss Galatasaray on Tuesday for a 3-1 aggregate success as Didier Drogba's Stamford Bridge homecoming turned out to be a damp squib. First-half goals by Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill effectively settled the tie and Chelsea then...