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West Indies fast men recall glory days
West Indies fast men recall glory days

Twice world champions West Indies temporarily revived memories of their glory days when their opening bowlers swept aside the Pakistan top order to set up a 150-run victory in the World Cup Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday.

World champions Germany stay top in FIFA rankings
World champions Germany stay top in FIFA rankings

World champions Germany remain top of the FIFA rankings for January released on Thursday as France drop one spot to eighth without having played.

Germany`s Lukas Podolski to bow out after Euro 2016
Germany`s Lukas Podolski to bow out after Euro 2016

Germany forward Lukas Podolski says he plans to retire from international football following Euro 2016 in France after more than a decade of playing for the reigning world champions.

World champions Germany top first 2015 FIFA rankings
World champions Germany top first 2015 FIFA rankings

World champions Germany comfortably top the year-opening FIFA national team rankings released Thursday despite a slight slump since their rampant World Cup showing.

Jeremy Haywards' double give Australia first win in Champions Trophy
Jeremy Haywards' double give Australia first win in Champions Trophy

Jeremy Hayward's twin strike helped world champions Australia register their first win in the tournament when they beat Asian Games silver medallist Pakistan 3-0 in their final Pool A match of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey, here on Tuesday.

Australia team to beat in Champions Trophy: England skipper Barry Middleton
Australia team to beat in Champions Trophy: England skipper Barry Middleton

England hockey team captain Barry Middleton on Thursday said world champions Australia will be the team to beat in the FIH Champions Trophy, which kick starts at the Kalinga Stadikum here from Saturday.

Australia team to beat in Champions Trophy: England skipper Barry Middleton
Australia team to beat in Champions Trophy: England skipper Barry Middleton

England hockey team captain Barry Middleton on Thursday said world champions Australia will be the team to beat in the FIH Champions Trophy, which kick starts at the Kalinga Stadikum here from Saturday.

'Inexperienced' Australia confident of defending 2014 Champions Trophy crown
'Inexperienced' Australia confident of defending 2014 Champions Trophy crown

World and defending champions Australia arrived here on Sunday for the 2014 Champions Trophy, confident of going all the way with a team in transition.

England trump Scots as Germany, Portugal snatch wins
England trump Scots as Germany, Portugal snatch wins

England notched up a 3-1 victory over old foes Scotland on Tuesday while world champions Germany and Portugal sealed last-gasp 1-0 wins over Spain and Argentina respectively in friendlies on Tuesday.

India consolidates its No. 1 ranking in ICC ODI list
India consolidates its No. 1 ranking in ICC ODI list

World champions India have consolidated their top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the series against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi on Sunday.

Germany ease past Gibraltar 4-0 but Joachim Loew not happy
Germany ease past Gibraltar 4-0 but Joachim Loew not happy

World champions Germany sauntered past minnows Gibraltar 4-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday to bounce back from a rocky start but coach Joachim Loew was far from pleased with the performance.

Germany out to revive Euro campaign against Gibraltar
Germany out to revive Euro campaign against Gibraltar

World champions Germany are chasing a big win over minnows Gibraltar in Nuremberg on Friday as they bid to turn around the rocky start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in CT: Roelant Oltmans
Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in CT: Roelant Oltmans

 Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans says the team's series win over Australia is a positive sign but repeating the feat against the World Champions in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine the squad's progress.

Fitness, spirit decisive, says South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer
Fitness, spirit decisive, says South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer said superior fitness and never-say-die spirit created a flattering 28-10 Rugby Championship triumph over Australia in an often scrappy Cape Town Test Saturday.

Asian Games: India upset archery kings South Korea
Asian Games: India upset archery kings South Korea

An Indian archer whose mother sold her gold ornaments to buy him an imported bow helped win his country`s first ever Asian Games gold medal in the sport on Saturday.

FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia
FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia

The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September`s list which was published on Thursday. Iran, Asia`s top-ranked team were a modest 44th, while Japan were four places below them. They were followed by Uzbekistan in 58th and South Korea a further five places adrift.

Spain will fight to bitter end for Vicente Del Bosque: Sergio Ramos
Spain will fight to bitter end for Vicente Del Bosque: Sergio Ramos

Spain`s dethroned world champions will give their all for coach Vicente del Bosque despite the fiasco of their title defence at the World Cup said veteran defender Sergio Ramos on Wednesday.

Alastair Cook turns on `friend` Graeme Swann
Alastair Cook turns on `friend` Graeme Swann

With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies.

Swimming: Europe`s best look for Olympic boost in Berlin

A host of Olympic and world champions will compete in the European championships from Monday looking to land crucial early blows just two years out from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Spain stalwarts not finished yet, says Del Bosque

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.