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  • Arsenal and Manchester City hoping to jump-start campaigns 3 days ago

    London: Arsenal and Manchester City meet at The Emirates on Saturday when both teams will seek to roar into life after making spluttering starts to their Premier League campaigns. A month after demolishing City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley, seventh-placed Arsenal have failed to reach the same high notes,...
  • Stoke's Odemwingie faces long layoff with knee injury September 5, 2014

    London: Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie needs knee surgery and will be sidelined for a lengthy period of time, manager Mark Hughes said on Thursday. The Nigeria international injured his knee during Stoke's 1-0 victory over Premier League champions Manchester City at the weekend and will have surgery when the swelling...
  • Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes involved in a verbal spat in 3rd ODI August 30, 2014

    Nottingham: A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued. Kohli was dismissed on 40 in the 26th over off the bowling of Stokes...
  • EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City at home, Swansea win again August 30, 2014

    Mame Diouf scored a spectacular solo goal to give Stoke a surprising 1-0 win over defending champion Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Diouf received the ball on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the pitch before slotting a low shot between the legs...
  • Stoke sign Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea August 16, 2014

    England: Stoke have signed winger Victor Moses on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The 23-year-old Nigeria international has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Wigan in 2012 and spent last season on loan at Liverpool. Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes says Moses "will certainly add to our...
  • EPL Team Preview: Bojan Krkic arrival highlights Stoke's ambition August 15, 2014

    Stoke: There are two ways of looking at Spanish forward Bojan Krkic's decision to join Stoke from Barcelona. It either shows the scale of a one-time wonderkid's decline, or is an indication of the rise to prominence of an unfashionable Premier League team that is making headway under manager Mark Hughes. "Anyone...
  • Anderson included in unchanged England squad for fourth Test August 1, 2014

    London: James Anderson was included in an unchanged 13-man England squad announced on Thursday for the fourth Test with India at the Lancashire seamer's Old Trafford home ground starting on August 7. The squad was made public just hours after England wrapped up a crushing 266-run in the third Test to...
  • Stoke City sign Bojan Krkic from Barcelona July 23, 2014

    Stoke City have signed one-time Spain international forward Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year deal, the Premier League side said on Tuesday. Bojan, 23, was part of Barcelona's youth system and scored 26 goals in 104 league appearances before leaving for AS Roma in 2011, having made his first team...
  • Stats from Lord's: Ishant's first five-for in a winning cause and more July 22, 2014

    Statistical highlights from India's historic triumph on Monday that saw them beat England in a Test at Lord's for the first time since 1986 and second overall in 82 years. - India have produced a victory after failing to register a single win in their previous fifteen Tests overseas. The win...
  • Frustrating not to bowl India out on day one: Stokes July 18, 2014

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes said that his team was extremely disappointed on not having bowled India out on the first day of the second Test at Lord's. Put into bat, India finished the day at 290 for 9 thanks to a defiant Ajinkya Rahane's (103) second Test century that really...
  • Broad glad to have Stokes back in the Test squad July 3, 2014

    London: Stuart Broad has backed Ben Stokes to have as big an impact on the England scene as he did on a Barbados dressing-room locker after the young allrounder was recalled to a 13-man squad for next week's first Test against India. Stokes missed England's recent 1-0 home loss to Sri...
  • 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...
  • Stoke City sign former Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell June 9, 2014

    England: Midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed a two-year deal with Premier League club Stoke after being released by Fulham. He will join his new side in July when his current contract expires. Sidwell started his career with Arsenal and played with different clubs before joining Chelsea in 2007. He spent one...
  • Tottenham Hotspur edge past ten-man Stoke in EPL April 26, 2014

    Stoke: Danny Rose was the central figure as Tottenham beat 10-man Stoke 1-0 Saturday to win their first away game for more than two months. The defender scored his first Premier League goal of the season in the 33rd minute after Emmanuel Adebayor beat Glenn Whelan on the right of the...
  • Ben Stokes bids to curb his temper April 18, 2014

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes admits he must keep his anger under control if he is to end his international exile. Stokes has had more than a month already to regret the flash of temper that saw him lash out at a dressing-room locker and break a bone in his...
  • English FA proposes total ban on betting April 9, 2014

    The FA has proposed a complete ban on anyone involved in England's top eight tiers from betting on any soccer match or competition anywhere in the world, it said in a statement on Wednesday. Participants are currently blocked by Rule E8(b) from betting on a match or competition they have been...
  • Away defeats still nagging at Mourinho, despite home stroll April 6, 2014

    London: Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 home stroll against Stoke City on Saturday but still eating away at manager Jose Mourinho were the recent away defeats that have undermined their title challenge. His side have again been impressive at Stamford Bridge where they are...
  • Mohamed Salah inspires Chelsea to 3-0 win over Stoke City April 6, 2014

    London: Mohamed Salah scored one goal and played a part in the other two as Chelsea strolled to a 3-0 victory over Stoke to recover from back-to-back losses and reclaim the provisional Premier League lead Saturday. Even though Jose Mourinho downplays Chelsea's title prospects, his team remain in the mix with...
  • Stoke City can make history at Chelsea, says Hughes April 4, 2014

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has challenged his side to make history on Saturday by ending Chelsea's 76-match unbeaten home record in Premier League games in two spells under manager Jose Mourinho. Unfashionable Stoke are sitting comfortably in the middle of the table after four wins in five games, having lost...
  • Injured Luke Wright ruled out of World Twenty20 March 22, 2014

    England allrounder Luke Wright will miss the World Twenty20 with a side strain and Craig Kieswetter will replace him in the side, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Saturday. Barely hours before the already-depleted English side begin their Super 10 campaign against New Zealand in Chittagong, 29-year-old Wright joined Joe...
  • Ben Stokes undergoes surgery on self-inflicted wrist injury March 22, 2014

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes has undergone surgery on a wrist injury that he sustained when he punched a locker, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Stokes, 22, sustained the injury when he lashed out in frustration in the changing room after being dismissed for a golden duck against...
  • England hit by self-inflicted Ben Stokes wound March 15, 2014

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes will miss the forthcoming World Twenty20 tournament after breaking his hand while punching a locker during Thursday's five-run win over West Indies. Stokes suffered the embarrassing injury immediately after he was dismissed during the third Twenty20 international and his setback adds to England's injury woes ahead...
  • Stoke's Charlie Adam gets three-match ban for Giroud stamp March 6, 2014

    London: Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has been banned for three matches after being found guilty of violent conduct by the English FA, the governing body said on Wednesday. Adam appeared to stamp on Arsenal's Olivier Giroud during Saturday's 1-0 home win in the Premier League. "Adam had denied the charge,...
  • Stoke beat Arsenal 1-0 to claim another upset March 2, 2014

    Stoke: Stoke added another notch to an impressive list of upset results this season as they beat Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday to hurt the Gunners' bid for the English Premier League title. Jonathan Walters' penalty 14 minutes from time after Laurent Koscielny was penalized for handball was enough to give Stoke...
  • Yaya Toure gives Manchester City 1-0 win over Stoke February 22, 2014

    Manchester: Yaya Toure scored the only goal as Manchester City finally saw off Stoke 1-0 to claim three crucial Premier League points on Saturday. After two league games without a win and a loss to Barcelona midweek, City were facing more frustration at the hands of former manager Mark Hughes until...
  • Arsenal, Man City resume EPL title hunt after Champions League setback February 22, 2014

    London: Having been brought down to earth by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Arsenal don't have time to lick their wounds as Arsene Wenger's team prepares for a tricky English Premier League match against relegation-threatened Sunderland on Saturday. Manchester City also saw the limits of their European ambitions with a...
  • Charlie Adam scores twice as Man United suffer a 2-1 loss at Stoke February 1, 2014

    Charlie Adam scored either side of half-time as Stoke claimed their first ever Premier League victory over Manchester United with a 2-1 win at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Adam put the hosts in front with a deflected effort in the 38th minute, then smashed home an excellent second in...
  • Chelsea beat Stoke, Fulham forced to Cup replay January 26, 2014

    London: A superb free kick from Oscar gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Stoke in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday while Fulham needed an equalizer 15 minutes from time to draw 1-1 with third-tier strugglers Sheffield United, who were down to 10 men. The Brazil midfielder scored...