FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup
FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup

England`s failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday.

QPR's Charlie Austin could be the next big player for England
QPR's Charlie Austin could be the next big player for England

Charlie Austin has taken the Premier League by storm and his hattrick against West Bromwich Albion in QPR's 3-2 victory on Saturday was another reminder about why he deserves to be drafted in the English national team squad.

Alastair Cook pays price for downward England spiral
Alastair Cook pays price for downward England spiral

Alastair Cook will turn 30 on Christmas Day, but having been dropped as England`s one-day captain on Saturday, he may not be in much of a mood to celebrate.

Eoin Morgan replaces Alastair Cook as England`s World Cup captain
Eoin Morgan replaces Alastair Cook as England`s World Cup captain

Eoin Morgan has replaced Alistair Cook as England`s World Cup captain, The England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Saturday.

I`m waiting for a call, says England`s exiled star Kevin Pietersen
I`m waiting for a call, says England`s exiled star Kevin Pietersen

Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen on Friday said he would consider any offer to return as England selectors met to decide which players are set for World Cup duty.

Ashley Giles says Alastair Cook's form big worry ahead of WC
Ashley Giles says Alastair Cook's form big worry ahead of WC

England's former coach Ashley Giles has said that current captain Alastair Cook's form is a big worry ahead of the World Cup, that would be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand next year.

Replace Alastair Cook to improve England's WC chances: Ian Botham
Replace Alastair Cook to improve England's WC chances: Ian Botham

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham has stated that replacing under fire captain Alastair Cook would improve England's chances of performing better in the World Cup, although it won't automatically mean they would win it.

Brian Lara brands Wasim Akram 'fastest, best bowler' he ever faced
Brian Lara brands Wasim Akram 'fastest, best bowler' he ever faced

West Indies legend Brian Lara has branded former Pakistani bowling great as the fastest and the best bowler he ever faced during his illustrious international career spanning 17 years.

Manjhi not in favour of big industries in Bihar

Three months after visiting London to seek investment, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said he was not in favour of big industries or big capital in the state, and preferred development of small and medium industries instead.

I won't walk away, says under-fire Alastair Cook
I won't walk away, says under-fire Alastair Cook

 Alastair Cook said he had no intention of stepping down as captain after his England side lost the seventh and final match of the one-day series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Stolen Red Bull trophies found in lake
Stolen Red Bull trophies found in lake

Silverware stolen from the Red Bull Formula One factory in Milton Keynes has been found in a lake, police said on Tuesday.

Tillakaratne Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka beat England to win ODI series 5-2
Tillakaratne Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka beat England to win ODI series 5-2

Sri Lanka defeated England by 87 runs in the seventh and final one-day international in Colombo on Tuesday to win the series 5-2.

Milestone man Tillakaratne Dilshan completes 9000 ODI runs
Milestone man Tillakaratne Dilshan completes 9000 ODI runs

Sri Lanka opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 15th player in ODI history and the fifth from his nation to go past 9000 runs in the limited overs game.

Sri Lanka`s Kumar Sangakkara fined for dissent
Sri Lanka`s Kumar Sangakkara fined for dissent

Sri Lanka`s star batsman Kumar Sangakkara was Sunday fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire`s decision in the sixth one-day international against England in Kandy.

Champions Trophy: England claim seventh place
Champions Trophy: England claim seventh place

England got the better of Belgium 3-2 to claim the seventh place in the hockey Champions Trophy here Sunday.

Gonazalo Peillat fires Argentina into Champions Trophy 5th place playoff

Argentina will face the Netherlands in Sunday’s fifth place playoff at the hockey Champions Trophy here while England and Belgium will compete for the seventh place following the South American's 2-1 win against the English thanks to a penalty corner strike from Gonazalo Peillat.

Sri Lanka vs Englad, Fifth ODI - As it happened...
Sri Lanka vs Englad, Fifth ODI - As it happened...

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the sixth one-day cricket international against England in Kandy on Saturday.

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Luis Suarez happy in Lionel Messi's shadow, angry at racist label
Luis Suarez happy in Lionel Messi's shadow, angry at racist label

Luis Suarez is unconcerned at being overshadowed by Lionel Messi’s scoring feats at Barcelona but remains angry about being labelled a “racist” and a “cheat” in England.

Mumbai boy Rishab Shah wins Singapore Open U-12 chess title
Mumbai boy Rishab Shah wins Singapore Open U-12 chess title

India's Rishab Shah won the U-12 event at the Singapore Open Chess Championships beating upcoming talents from countries like Australia, China, England, Hong Kong and the United Stated.

Brilliant David Warner, Nathan Lyon rise in peak of things for Australia
Brilliant David Warner, Nathan Lyon rise in peak of things for Australia

Australia will be the happier team at the end of the fourth day as they took the advantage over India by getting a big lead of 363 runs. Two players who contributed largely to Australia's fortunes were David Warner and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.