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  • 3rd Test: Ben Stokes a doubt for England, while WI sweat on pacers 5 days ago

    Bridgetown: A sore back has put England allrounder Ben Stokes in doubt while the West Indies is confident two of its fast bowlers have recovered from injuries to be fit for the third and final cricket Test starting at Kensington Oval on Friday. Stokes is a hard-hitting, left-handed batsman and a...
  • 2nd Test: Marlon Samuels gives a funny send-off to Ben Stokes April 24, 2015

    We have reached a stage where hurling abuses is a more common occurence on the cricket field than the age-old banters and funny on-field activities. Well, not for Marlon Samuels as he gave the most befitting reply to Ben Stokes without even uttering a word as the Englishman made his way...
  • 1st Test: Bell century thwarts early West Indies charge on Day 1 April 14, 2015

    North Sound, Antigua: Ian Bell hit a polished 143 for his 22nd Test century to help turn a precarious start for England into a powerful position on the opening day of the first Test of the three-match series against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Monday. Bell had...
  • English Premier League serves up six of the best goals in one weekend April 6, 2015

    London: Normally the candidates for goal of the season are spread throughout the 10 months of the campaign, but this weekend's Premier League matches produced six memorable strikes in little over 24 hours. Whether Charlie Adam's 66 yard (60 metres) goal for Stoke City against Chelsea was the pick of the...
  • Chelsea beat Stoke City to move closer to the Premier League title April 5, 2015

    London: Chelsea responded to conceding from Charlie Adam's ultra long-range strike and losing Diego Costa to a hamstring injury by beating Stoke 2-1, moving seven points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Adam's 65-yard (meter) shot from inside his own half soared over Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois,...
  • Jose Mourinho ponders Diego Costa omission for Stoke clash April 3, 2015

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa is uncertain to start their Premier League game against Stoke City as HE tries to shake off the lingering effects of a hamstring injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Costa has physically recovered from the injury he suffered in the 3-2 win at Hull City...
  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes agrees contract extension March 27, 2015

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract until 2018 and predicted a bright future for the club after confounding the gloomy predictions that were made when he took over two years ago. Hughes joined Stoke in May 2013, replacing fellow Welshman Tony Pulis who had turned the club...
  • Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-1 in Premier League March 21, 2015

    Newcastle: Olivier Giroud scored twice in the first half and Arsenal hung on for a 2-1 win at Newcastle on Saturday to stay in control of third place in the Premier League. Giroud scored from two set pieces, getting his knee on the ball to deflect it into the net in...
  • Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City to play in Asia trophy March 11, 2015

    Singapore: Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City have all agreed to play in this year's Asia Trophy in Singapore in preparation for the 2015-2016 Premier League season. The three English teams will be joined by a Singapore Select XI for the mid-July knock-out tournament at Singapore's new 55,000-seat National Stadium. "We are very...
  • Manchester City outclass Stoke thanks to Sergio Aguero's double February 12, 2015

    Stoke: Sergio Aguero scored in each half to guide Manchester City to a 4-1 win at Stoke on Wednesday as the champions rediscovered their form after a five-match winless run in the Premier League. James Milner and Samir Nasri also found the net in City's first win at Britannia Stadium in...
  • Yaya Toure cannot return quickly enough for stumbling Manchester City February 10, 2015

    Manchester: With the English Premier League title slipping away, Manchester City's Yaya Toure cannot return quickly enough from the African Nations Cup to lift the stumbling champion. City haven't won any of its last five matches in all competitions, the club's worst run since the final days of Mark Hughes' reign...
  • Peter Crouch scores as Stoke draw 1-1 draw at Newcastle February 8, 2015

    Substitute Peter Crouch headed in a 90th-minute equaliser for Stoke in a 1-1 draw at Newcastle in a Premier League match between two mid-table teams on Sunday. Stoke threw on the former England striker after Jack Colback gave Newcastle the lead in the 74th, driving home a shot from the edge...
  • England reject Ben Stokes slams 15 sixes February 3, 2015

    Pretoria: Ben Stokes, controversially omitted from the England World Cup squad, struck 15 sixes during an unbeaten 151 to help England Lions defeat South Africa A on Monday in a one-day match. Batting at No. 5, Stokes also hit seven fours off 86 balls during 117 minutes at the crease...
  • Stoke defender Huth joins struggling Leicester City on loan February 2, 2015

    Stoke City defender Robert Huth became Leicester City's third signing of the transfer window on Monday when he joined on loan from their Premier League rivals until the end of the season. However he is ineligible to play in Saturday's match at home to Crystal Palace as he completes a two-match...
  • Striker Peter Crouch signs new two-year deal with Stoke City January 30, 2015

    London: Former England striker Peter Crouch has settled his immediate future by signing a two-year contract extension with Stoke City, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The news ends speculation that Crouch, who has scored 37 goals in 140 appearance for Stoke, would leave when his current deal expires at...
  • Alexis Sanchez nets twice as Arsenal beat Stoke 3-0, go 5th in EPL January 11, 2015

    London: Alexis Sanchez scored twice after creating the opener on Sunday as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory over Stoke and moved up to fifth in the Premier League. Sanchez's cross was headed in by Laurent Koscielny inside six minutes, and the Chile forward was on target in the 33rd minute...
  • Ben Stokes' World Cup snub 'dumbfounds' Kevin Pietersen January 9, 2015

    Melbourne: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said on Friday, he is "dumbfounded" that former team-mate and Melbourne Renegades signing Ben Stokes has been left out of England's World Cup squad. Speaking ahead of Saturday night's crucial KFC T20 Big Bash League Melbourne derby at the MCG, Pietersen criticised the way England...
  • EPL: Radamel Falcao rescues point for lucky Man United against Stoke January 1, 2015

    Stoke: Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao rescued a 1-1 draw at Stoke on Thursday to extend his team's unbeaten run to 10 matches in the Premier League. Although United has collected only five points from their three games in the congested Christmas program, Louis van Gaal's team remains third. Ryan Shawcross...
  • EPL: Terry, Fabregas score as Chelsea beat Stoke City 2-0 December 23, 2014

    John Terry scored his first league goal of the season to help Chelsea beat Stoke 2-0 on Monday and restore their three-point lead atop the Premier League table. Terry put his side ahead in just the second minute with a powerful header from a corner, and Cesc Fabregas doubled the lead...
  • Stoke City stun Arsenal 3-2 in Premier League December 6, 2014

    Stoke: Stoke handed Arsenal another dispiriting loss at Britannia Stadium, scoring three goals in the first-half and then withstanding a late comeback attempt for a 3-2 victory in the Premier League. Peter Crouch stunned a lackluster Arsenal side by putting Stoke ahead after just 19 seconds, and the hosts continued to...
  • Manchester United beat Stoke City for 4th successive league win December 3, 2014

    Manchester United kept up their resurgent form with a 2-1 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Tuesday, with Juan Mata's second-half goal securing a fourth straight victory. However, United needed a superb save from goalkeeper David de Gea and a goal-line clearance from Ashley Young in the final two...
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard rubbishes talk of Brendan Rodgers rift November 30, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has dismissed as "nonsense" talk of a falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers after he was dropped from the starting lineup for Saturday's victory over Stoke City. Gerrard was left out of the first 11 for the match at Anfield as Liverpool arrested a run of three...
  • EPL: Liverpool beat Stoke 1-0 with late Glen Johnson header November 29, 2014

    Liverpool: Glen Johnson scored a late header to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a three-match losing streak. Johnson's goal came in the 85th minute after Paul Lambert's looping header came off the crossbar. Johnson raced to the rebound and the right back...
  • Spurs' slump continues with 2-1 home loss to Stoke in EPL November 9, 2014

    London: Tottenham slipped into the bottom half of the Premier League by losing 2-1 to Stoke on Sunday, with a red card to full back Kyle Naughton capping a miserable game for the struggling home side. Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic scored his first goal for Stoke with a brilliant individual...
  • Sunderland beat Stoke 3-1; Burnley draw at Leicester in Premier League October 4, 2014

    Steven Fletcher scored twice to give Sunderland a 3-1 win over Stoke on Saturday for their first Premier League victory of the season. Fletcher made it 2-1 in the 23rd minute and then put the result beyond doubt in the 79th as Sunderland ended a run of five draws in six...
  • Crouch scores as Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 in Premier League September 30, 2014

    Stoke: Peter Crouch headed in the only goal as Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 for their first home victory of the season in the Premier League, ratcheting up the pressure on visiting manager Alan Pardew. Crouch rose above Fabricio Coloccini to head in a cross from Victor Moses in the 15th minute,...
  • Kranjcar's free kick gives QPR draw against Stoke in Premier League September 20, 2014

    London: Niko Kranjcar curled in a late free kick as Queens Park Rangers twice came from behind to draw 22 with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday. Mame Biram Diouf headed Stoke in front from close range in the 11th minute after Peter Crouch held off defender Rio Ferdinand to...
  • Mark Hughes deserves a good reception at QPR, says Harry Redknapp September 18, 2014

    Stoke City boss Mark Hughes deserves a good reception from Queens Park Rangers fans despite being blamed for the club's relegation to the Championship in 2013, manager Harry Redknapp said on Thursday. The Welshman returns to Loftus Road on Saturday for the first time since he was sacked by Rangers chairman...
  • Arsenal and Manchester City hoping to jumpstart campaigns September 12, 2014

    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 30 in the Community Shield at Wembley, seventhplaced 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 10 victory over Premier League champions Manchester City at the weekend and will have surgery when the swelling...