QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures
QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures

After nearly 20 years spent working through the Christmas holidays Rio Ferdinand could be forgiven if he wanted to put his feet up and enjoy the fruits of his long career.

Roberto Martinez will not waver from purist style
Roberto Martinez will not waver from purist style

Everton manager Roberto Martinez`s deeply-ingrained belief in how his teams should play football has earned the Spaniard many plaudits since starting out on his managerial journey in England.

Former England forward Emile Heskey joins Bolton Wanderers
Former England forward Emile Heskey joins Bolton Wanderers

Former England forward Emile Heskey has agreed a short-term deal with Bolton Wanderers, the Championship club said on Wednesday.

Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to return to India's third Test team
Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to return to India's third Test team

Injured Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, nursing a sore left ankle that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests against Australia, Tuesday batted without any discomfort in the nets here, raising his chances of inclusion in the Boxing Day Test team.

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.