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Builder confesses assaulting Jesse Ryder
Builder confesses assaulting Jesse Ryder

A builder from Canterbury Wednesday admitted that he assaulted New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder outside a Christchurch bar two years ago.

Crystal Palace sack manager Neil Warnock
Crystal Palace sack manager Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock has been sacked as manager of Crystal Palace after just four months in charge at Selhurst Park.

Olivier Giroud deserved a red card: Arsene Wenger
Olivier Giroud deserved a red card: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his anger on his striker Olivier Giroud saying the Frenchman deserved the red card in their Boxing Day encounter against the Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR) in an English Premier League (EPL) encounter in which Arsenal won 2-1.

A decade on, tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, foreign tourists who survived the crushing waves still return to the Thai beaches where thousands lost loved ones, seeking recovery and solace.

Manuel Pellegrini wants points, not Manchester City milestones
Manuel Pellegrini wants points, not Manchester City milestones

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has downplayed the significance of his side standing on the brink of a club-record 10-game winning run ahead of Sunday`s game against Burnley.

Chelsea, City, United keep Boxing Day gifts to themselves
Chelsea, City, United keep Boxing Day gifts to themselves

 Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United showed their rivals no seasonal cheer on Friday as they pulled away from the pack in the Premier League with one-sided Boxing Day victories.

Boxing Day football: English Premier League Gameweek 18 - As it happened...
Boxing Day football: English Premier League Gameweek 18 - As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of English Premier League Gameweek 18. The day, as popularly known as Boxing Day, will be a busy day for football with all 20 teams in action.

India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 1: As it Happened...
India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 1: As it Happened...

Australia finish Day 1 on 259/5 against India. Smith 72* and Haddin 23* are on the crease. Shami was the pick of the bowlers taking 2/55.

World is watching us, says Spurs` Mauricio Pochettino
World is watching us, says Spurs` Mauricio Pochettino

 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks the world will be watching the Premier League on Boxing Day, as he prepares to take his side to relegation-threatened Leicester City.

English Premier League braced for bumper Boxing Day
English Premier League braced for bumper Boxing Day

While professional footballers in the rest of Europe sleep off their Christmas hangovers, the Premier League ploughs on regardless on Friday with a bumper schedule of traditional Boxing Day fixtures.

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli fit for Boxing Day Test
Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli fit for Boxing Day Test

 India's opener Shikhar Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli have recovered from their injuries sustained during the second Test against Australia and are fit to play the third match beginning in Melbourne on December 26.

India vs Australia: Injury worries to Marsh, Warner cloud Boxing Day Test
India vs Australia: Injury worries to Marsh, Warner cloud Boxing Day Test

Injuries worries to in-form opener David Warner and allrounder Mitch Marsh may affect Australia's plans for the third cricket Test which gets underway at Melbourne on Boxing Day.

Indians should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar
Indians should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under.

Stiaan van Zyl to make South Africa debut against West Indies
Stiaan van Zyl to make South Africa debut against West Indies

Batsman Stiaan van Zyl will make his Test debut for South Africa against the West Indies when the first in a three-match series begins at Centurion Dec 17.

Christchurch gets Christmas wish with Boxing Day test

Christchurch`s Hagley Oval will get the first trial of its upgraded facilities ahead of next year`s World Cup with a Boxing Day test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, the country`s cricket board said on Tuesday.

Wellington`s Basin Reserve ground set to host first Boxing Day Test in 11 years

The famous Basin Reserve cricket ground in the New Zealand city of Wellington is reportedly set to host its first Boxing Day Test in 11 years.

Panesar vows to use stint in Sydney grade cricket to prolong international career

England`s left arm spinner Monty Panesar is using his stint in Sydney grade cricket to showcase his credentials and prolong his international career, as he doesn`t wants last year`s Boxing Day Test be his final Test match.

Aaron Ramsey out for three weeks as Arsenal worries increase

Arsenal are likely to be without Aaron Ramsey for three weeks as Gunners manager Arsene Wenger deals with a potential injury crisis heading into the New Year.

West Indies are in better spirits and heading forward: Holder

The West Indies feel they have put the disappointment of their Test series against New Zealand behind them as they head into the second one-day international on Sunday full of confidence.

Sherwood aims to get Spurs back on track

Tim Sherwood will continue his crash-course introduction to management as he attempts to ensure Tottenham avoid another home disappointment when Stoke visit White Hart Lane on Sunday.