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  • Phillip Hughes' death unites cricket in grief 3 days ago

    London: Cricket confronted tragedy in 2014 with the death of Phillip Hughes after the Australia batsman was hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match. Several batsmen had previously been killed in similar incidents, albeit at lower levels of the game, and two days after Hughes' death Israeli umpire Hillel...
  • Vincent Kompany set for Manchester City return at Leicester December 12, 2014

    London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will return for their game at Leicester City as the champions bid to maintain the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a fifth straight Premier League win, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Kompany has sat out City's last three games, including the superb 2-0 midweek...
  • Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero is special player, says Manchester City captain November 26, 2014

    Vincent Kompany hailed Sergio Aguero as Manchester City's "special player" after the Argentine's hat-trick earned a rousing 3-2 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. The victory resuscitated City's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 ahead of their final Group E match against AS Roma. Should the...
  • Manchester City's woes continue as Kompany is ruled out of QPR match November 7, 2014

    London: Manchester City's woes continued on Friday when captain Vincent Kompany, who has played in every minute of their Premier League campaign, was ruled out of the visit to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday with a calf injury. The league champions, who have won just once in five matches in all...
  • 'The Judge' review: It's a simple story crammed with too many subplots and distractions October 17, 2014

    Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio Director: David Dobkin 'The Judge', produced by and starring Robert Downey Jr, is the kind of bloated film that might have benefited from a few judicious rewrites. It's a simple enough story crammed with too many subplots and distractions that...
  • Injuryhit Bayern Munich still a tough test for City, says Vincent Kompany September 16, 2014

    Munich: Injuryhit Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said. Manchester City beat Bayern 32 in Munich in the group stage last season and the Bundesliga champions are ravaged...
  • NZ cricketer Chris Cairns to face perjury charges September 12, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns says he will fight to clear his name after being informed by London's Metropolitan Police he is to be charged with perjury. The charges relate to the 2012 libel trial in London's High Court in which Cairns successfully sued Indian Premier League boss Lalit...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 September 11, 2014

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by matchfixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spotfixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza the ICC Cricket World Cup coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany not worried about relapse August 15, 2014

    Champions Manchester City will avoid the hangover that hampered their previous Premier League title defence, captain Vincent Kompany said on Friday on the eve of the new season. When Sergio Aguero's dramatic late winner, with virtually the last kick of the game against Queens Park Rangers, snatched the 201112 title from...
  • Vincent Kompany signs new 5year deal with Manchester City August 13, 2014

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has become the second key player this week to sign a new fiveyear contract with the club, tying the Belgium defender to the English champions until 2019. Kompany joins David Silva in committing his longterm future to City, three days before the start of their defense...
  • Fearing Vincentlike life ban, players may not admit similar offences July 5, 2014

    Wellington: The head of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association says the life ban imposed on former test batsman Lou Vincent for matchfixing might deter other players from admitting similar activities. The England and Wales Cricket Board last week slapped Vincent with 11 life bans, to be served concurrently, after he...
  • Lou Vincent explains how he succumbed to 'fixing' temptation July 2, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent says he's "a good lad" whose participation in match fixing for which he is banned from cricket for life was like "being dragged into a thick spider web." In an interview with the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday, Vincent said he...
  • England's Stuart Broad wants life ban for all fixers July 1, 2014

    England allrounder Stuart Broad called for all those found guilty of matchfixing to be given the same lifetime ban as handed down to former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent on Tuesday. The punishment, which was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, stems from oneday matches that Vincent admitted he...
  • ICC backs life ban on Lou Vincent July 1, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council supported the life ban imposed on New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent after he confessed to matchfixing while lauding the disgraced batsman for having the courage to admit his guilt. ICC CEO Dave Richardson, while backing the decisions taken by England and Wales Cricket Board and the...
  • My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat: full statement of the NZ cricketer banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 14 counts of matchfixing. Here's the full text of Vincent's statement: My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I have abused my...
  • Lou Vincent admits to 'cheating', banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 18 counts of matchfixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limitedovers tournaments...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany to miss South Korea match June 26, 2014

    Belgium will start their final Group H encounter with South Korea without Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen, both of whom will miss the match through injury, coach Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. "Everything had gone smoothly over the last month but we have two minor injuries," Wilmots told reporters at the...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium have the points, but how about the style? June 24, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: First came boos and whistles. And then, a Brazilian taunt cascaded down the stands of the Maracana stadium "Little team, your place is in the second division." The Belgians had felt honored to play at the famous stadium but the local fans didn't exactly return the...
  • World Cup 2014: Origi's late winner guides Belgium to last 16 with win over Russia June 22, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Teenage forward Divock Origi turned a listless Belgian performance into a late 10 win over Russia on Sunday, enough to qualify for the next round of the World Cup with two straight victories. Belgium barely contained a reinvigorated Russia for most of the match, yet struck with a...
  • As it happened: Belgium vs Russia, World Cup 2014 June 22, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group H encounter between Belgium and Russia at Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) With the second round just one victory away, Belgium are sweating on the fitness of captain and defender Vincent Kompany ahead of their...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany down with groin strain June 19, 2014

    Belgium captain Vincent Kompany missed training on Thursday because of a groin strain, three days ahead of his team's Group H game against Russia at the World Cup. Kompany stands at the heart of the Belgium defence and missing the Manchester City stalwart would be a big handicap for the group...
  • The Beautiful Game: Belgium take on Algeria in Group H June 17, 2014

    Tournament dark horses Belgium embark on their World Cup campaign as they take on underdogs Algeria in their first Group H game at Belo Horizonte. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Nigeria held 00 by Iran in World Cup's first draw June 17, 2014

    Curitiba: Nigeria and Iran delivered the first draw of the World Cup on Monday as they ground out a scrappy 00 stalemate in their opening match in Group F. The draw at the Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba followed 12 mostly high scoring and attacking...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain stalwarts not finished yet, says Del Bosque June 13, 2014

    Spain coach Vincente del Bosque fired an ominous warning on Thursday to any critics suggesting the dominance of his world and European champions could be about to end. Spain arrived in Brazil with 16 players retained from the squad that triumphed in South Africa, the most returning to the next tournament...
  • FIFA World Cup: Belgium's time to shine in Group H June 11, 2014

    Bullish Belgium arrived in Brazil brimming with confidence and strong favourites to top Group H after cruising through qualifying unbeaten, while the clash between Russia and South Korea is likely to decide who joins them in the knockout stages. Algeria have been given little chance of making it to the last...
  • Matchfixing claims 'absurd, bizarre, scary', says Chris Cairns May 30, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reiterated on Friday he was innocent of any involvement in matchfixing and described the accusations against him as "absurd, bizarre and scary". Cairns read out a statement at Auckland airport after returning from London, where he was interviewed at his own request by London...
  • Ponting calls for swift action on corruption in cricket May 29, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has called for swift action on cricket's corruption crisis, saying there is nothing worse for the game than the shadow hanging over it. Ponting said matchfixing and other rumours had circulated for years and he pleaded with the International Cricket Council's anticorruption watchdog and individual...
  • Matchfixing scandal sickens Sussex, says manager Mark Robinson May 27, 2014

    Sussex are sickened at being tainted by the matchfixing scandal involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, manager Mark Robinson admitted on Tuesday. The England and Wales Cricket Board last Thursday charged Vincent and his former Sussex teammate Arif of Pakistan with fixing the outcome of a 40over county match...
  • Ready to be held accountable: Lou Vincent May 23, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who stands accused of fixing two county matches in England, said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions and has not made a plea bargain to escape tough punishment. In a statement issued through his lawyer Chris Morris, Vincent said he...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for matchfixing in county cricket May 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its AntiCorruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 a Twenty20 game...