SAMUELS

  • Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of pullout from India tour October 28, 2014

    Jamaica: All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting that he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing...
  • EPL: Samuel Eto'o scores twice as Everton beat Burnley 3-1 October 26, 2014

    Samuel Eto'o scored Everton's first and last goals in a 3-1 win over Burnley on Sunday that left the promoted team still without a win in nine Premier League games. The former Barcelona striker put the visitors ahead in the fourth minute by heading in off the bar from Leighton Baines'...
  • Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an 'interested party' October 25, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has hit back at Marlon Samuels for claiming that he was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the troubled tour of India, saying that his team-mate was an "interested party" and spoke "vigorously" during the meetings he attended. Samuels had said that...
  • West Indies players retain legal counsel in pay dispute, Samuels opts out October 25, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies players, who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week, have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), but batsman Marlon Samuels has opted not to pursue this course of...
  • Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels October 24, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team's plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players' meetings during the troubled tour. Samuels is the first player to speak out about the controversial decision...
  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence October 24, 2014

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • Stat Attack: Kohli's poor run and Jadeja's marathon delivery in ODIs October 9, 2014

    India's 124-run defeat to West Indies came as a surprise to those who thought a 5-0 drubbing for the visitors was a given. Instead, it turned out to be a wake-up call for those day-dreamers while throwing the series wide open - at least until the fourth ODI now. Chasing a...
  • Chat with Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards gave me confidence: Marlon Samuels October 9, 2014

    Kochi: All-rounder Marlon Samuels, who smashed a match-winning century against India in the first ODI, said a chat with legendary Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards a day before the match gave him confidence and helped him to score his career-best equalling unbeaten 126-run knock here. The Caribbeans, who were on the...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener October 8, 2014

    The five-match ODI series against West Indies before its start was considered as India's first step towards World Cup preparation, but the humiliating defeat of 124 runs in the Kochi opener is a wake-up call for the hosts. After putting West Indies in to bat, India did well till the middle...
  • Dhoni rues batting failure on good pitch, says 322-run target was gettable October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday rued his team's batting failure on a good wicket to lose the first one-dayer against the West Indies by 124 runs but said that the visiting side were a tough team to beat. Dhoni said that a target of 322 for a win...
  • 1st ODI: All-round Marlon Samuels takes West Indies to a thumping victory over India October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Riding on Marlon Samuels all-round performance, West Indies thrashed India by 124 runs in the first one-dayer to lead the five-match series 1-0. Chasing 322, India were all out for 197 in 41 overs with Shikhar Dhawan being the top-scorer for the hosts with 68 runs, while Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne...
  • Diego Costa nets double as Chelsea beat Everton 63 in a goalfest August 31, 2014

    Liverpool: Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes to lead Chelsea to a 63 win over Everton in a wild shootout Saturday, leaving the title favorites with maximum points from their opening three matches in the Premier League. Chelsea displayed their newfound attacking sparkle with a ruthless performance at...
  • Everton's Eto'o thanks Mourinho and eyes early reunion August 29, 2014

    Everton's new signing Samuel Eto'o has thanked Jose Mourinho for helping him to be accepted in the Premier League during his spell last season at Chelsea, against whom he now hopes to make his debut on Saturday. There were suggestions that the pair, who were also together at Inter Milan, had...
  • Everton bolster attack with experienced Samuel Eto'o August 27, 2014

    London: Everton have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of Cameroon's seasoned striker Samuel Eto'o, who was a free agent after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season. The 33yearold, crowned African Player of the Year a record four times, scored nine league goals in 21 games at Stamford...
  • Liverpool eyeing shock move for Samuel Eto'o August 12, 2014

    London: English football club Liverpool are considering a shock move for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o. The Cameroon striker is available for free after his oneyear contract with Chelsea expired and Liverpool see him as a potential candidate to bolster their attack, according to Daily Mail. Liverpool have a huge void to...
  • Colin Firth to play a gentleman spy in the upcoming film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' July 26, 2014

    San Diego: Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a bloodhating villain with a lisp in Fox's forthcoming 'Kingsman: The Secret Service.' The two actors were joined by fellow cast members and the film's writer Friday at ComicCon to present an early look...
  • Defending champ Mahut ousted by Groth at Newport July 11, 2014

    Secondseeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and Samuel Groth of Australia advanced to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday. The 153rdranked Groth defeated defending champion Nicolas Mahut of France 63, 64, and Karlovic edged Dudi Sela of Israel 76 (3), 75. The pair will meet on Saturday...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Prematch: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • World Cup 2014, Cameroon v Croatia: as it happened June 19, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cameroon and Croatia clash in Manaus looking to put their troubles behind them and keep alive their hopes of making the World Cup knockout rounds....
  • World Cup 2014: Eto'o travels with squad after tweet about injury June 17, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Samuel Eto'o has travelled to the Amazon with Cameroon's World Cup squad for their crucial game against Croatia on Wednesday despite posting on Twitter that he probably won't play because of a knee injury. The Chelsea striker wore a brace on his right knee on Tuesday as players...
  • World Cup 2014: Cameroon and Croatia in bid for rescue June 17, 2014

    Manaus: Cameroon and Croatia clash in Manaus on Wednesday looking to put their troubles behind them and keep alive their hopes of making the World Cup knockout rounds. Having both lost their opening match, a victory would be fundamental in staying alive in a tough Group A including hosts Brazil...
  • World Cup 2014: Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o set to miss Croatia clash June 16, 2014

    Manaus : Samuel Eto'o will miss Cameroon's FIFA World Cup Group A match against Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia on Wednesday as he is nursing a right knee injury. The striker did not train for the last two days after aggravating a problem he suffered while playing for Chelsea last...
  • West Indies call up uncapped pair for second Test against New Zealand June 14, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies have made two changes to their batting lineup ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, beginning on Monday at Queen's Park Oval. Following the batting failures which contributed to a 186run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test in Jamaica, the selectors...
  • Patience will be key against NZ in Test series, says Samuels June 6, 2014

    Patience will be the key if West Indies are to beat New Zealand in the upcoming threeTest series, says strokemaker Marlon Samuels. The elegant righthander believes that with Caribbean pitches having become low and slow, batsmen will have to spend time grafting as there will be no easy runs available, reports...
  • Samuel Eto'o, Alex Song in Cameroon's final 23member for World Cup June 2, 2014

    Douala, Cameroon: Cameroon coach Volker Finke included Samuel Eto'o and Alex Song in his 23man squad for the World Cup, where the West African nation hopes to reach knockout stages for the first time in 24 years. Cameroon were the first African team to make the World Cup quarterfinals in Italy...
  • African teams can make World Cup impact, says Eto'o May 16, 2014

    African nations have the ability to be a competitive force at next month's World Cup in Brazil despite not getting the respect they deserve, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o said on Thursday. African teams have often struggled at World Cups, with Cameroon becoming the first side from the continent to reach the...