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  • Spotlight USA: Geoff Cameron enjoying new lease of life at Stoke City ahead of USA’s World Cup adventure

    November 25, 2013 8:21 PM 29

    Geoff Cameron hasn’t looked back since joining Stoke City from the Houston Dynamo in August 2012 and things are getting better for the U.S. international. In his second full season in the Premier League, Cameron has consolidated his place as a starter for Stoke as new manager Mark Hughes replaced Tony Pulis, the man who bought Cameron. The 28-year-old

  • World Cup - Lagerback to share Iceland job before retiring

    November 25, 2013 6:27 PM 25

    Lars Lagerback is to share the running of the Iceland team with his assistant for the next two years before calling it a day as senior coach. Heimir Hallgrimsson, 46, has worked as the number two since 2012 but will take over on his own at the end of the team's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the 65-year-old Lagerback told a news conference on Monday

  • Liga - Esteban critical of Madrid employees

    November 25, 2013 6:10 PM 24

    Almeria goalkeeper Esteban was critical of some Real Madrid employees after playing in his team’s 5-0 defeat to Los Blancos on Saturday. The veteran shot-stopper, 38, who has been with the Andalusian outfit since 2008, met his children after the game at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos and attempted to get their photographs taken with the Madrid

  • Investigation into Ligue 1 violence at Nice v Saint-Etienne

    November 25, 2013 3:51 PM 22

    An investigation has been launched into the violence that surrounded Sunday's French Ligue 1 match between Nice and Saint-Etienne, the public prosecutor in Nice said Monday. Eight people were hurt after fans from the two sides tore up seats inside the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice and hurled them at each other. Saint-Etienne's fans, who had earlier

  • Fifa wants divers to examine conscience

    November 25, 2013 12:20 PM 27

    Detested in some countries and regarded as act of cunning in others, the practice of diving and feigning injury to win penalties and get opponents sent off has become ingrained in football almost everywhere. Forwards have become increasingly adept at what is officially known as simulation, often provoking contact themselves yet somehow making it look the defender's

  • Clarke fined for sledging

    November 25, 2013 8:10 AM 24

    November 25 2013 at 09:55am By Reuters Brisbane – Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20 percent match fee for using offensive language against England paceman James Anderson during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Clarke was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct relating

  • Nine injured after fan trouble in Nice stadium

    November 24, 2013 5:31 PM 39

    Nine people were injured when St Etienne fans threw seats at the local supporters at Nice's Allianz Riviera stadium on Sunday, the French interior and sports ministries said. An hour before the kickoff of the Ligue 1 game between Nice and Les Verts, the away fans dismantled their seats and threw them towards the opposition supporters. Stadium stewards

  • When England collapse, they sure do it in style

    November 24, 2013 3:00 PM 100

    Few things are harder to watch for a cricket fan than seeing your side skittled out in alarming fashion and England more than contributed to their own downfall. As England legend Geoffrey Boycott said, "from a position of strength they have just about gifted the Test match to Australia." A gift it sure was. But the worst thing was that this is far from unusual

  • Xavi back, Adriano out of Barcelona's game at Ajax

    November 24, 2013 12:37 PM 37

    Barcelona will have Xavi back for Tuesday's Champions League Group H match at Ajax but full back Adriano is out with an ankle injury. Playmaker Xavi, who was sidelined by a hamstring problem, missed Saturday's 4-0 win at home to Granada, when Barca said Adriano had damaged ligaments in his left ankle. The Brazilian joined a lengthy list of injured including

  • Norweigan prodigy Magnus Carlsen is new chess champion

    November 22, 2013 2:47 PM 39

    Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen has become the world champion, beating Indian title holder Viswanathan Anand. Carlsen won the 12-game match in Chennai, India, with a score of 6.5-3.5. The win means that Carlsen achieves the record of having the highest new rating of all time. But he just misses out on being the youngest player ever to win the tournament