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  • Champions League - PSG's Alex and Silva to miss Benfica trip

    December 9, 2013 10:39 AM 24

    Paris St Germain centre backs Thiago Silva and Alex have both been rested for their final Champions league Group C match away to Benfica on Tuesday, the French club said. The Brazilian pair have been left at home as a precaution after Silva took a knock during Saturday's 5-0 home victory over Sochaux in Ligue 1 and Alex suffered a minor thigh pain. Brazilian

  • AFPTV Advisory 0400 GMT

    December 9, 2013 10:15 AM 17

    NEW DELHI: A stunning performance by an upstart anti-corruption party helps to topple India's ruling Congress party in elections to New Delhi's state assembly. RAW. VID578321_EN / VID578311_EN / VID578238_EN (AAP supporters) CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faces a big test in municipal polls seen as a referendum on his performance amid soaring

  • Ashes 2013-14: England can fight back, says Alastair Cook

    December 9, 2013 8:21 AM 8

    England captain Alastair Cook insists his battered side can fight back into the Ashes despite a second successive thrashing to go 2-0 down in the series. But Cook said: "The Ashes are not gone. If we believe they are gone they might as well be gone. "We have to dust ourselves off, work really hard and believe it can be turned around. It's hurting like hell, but the only ones who can do anything

  • Ashes 2013-14: Geoffrey Boycott fears England 'annihilation'

    December 9, 2013 7:57 AM 9

    BBC Test Match Special summariser Geoffrey Boycott fears England are going to get "annihilated" in the current Ashes series because their mind-set is wrong. England lost by 218 runs and Boycott laments their poor batting performance and cannot see England improving ahead of the third Test in Perth on Friday.

  • Ashes 2013-14: Joe Root says England must show some fight

    December 9, 2013 5:30 AM 10

    Batsman Joe Root says England must show they are "up for the fight", even if they fall to the expected heavy defeat on the final day of the second Test. "Everyone watching and playing knew we were in a battle. But we're not going to lie down - we're going to show some fight and courage," said Root. "It's the first time in the series that England have batted

  • Vietnam cruise past Brunei in SEA Games

    December 8, 2013 11:49 PM 25

    The Golden Stars put seven past a hapless Brunei side to take firm control of Group A Vietnam started their SEA Games campaign with a strong signal of intent as they crushed Brunei 7-0 in the opening match of Group A Brunei's unusual tactic of playing a high defensive line backfired spectacularly as the speedy Vietnamese raced to a 3-0 lead before the half-time

  • Holders Bayern travel to Hamburg in German Cup

    December 8, 2013 6:09 PM 10

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Holders Bayern Munich will travel to Hamburg SV in the German Cup quarter-finals in one of three all-Bundesliga clashes which emerged from the draw on Sunday. The 2012 winners, Borussia Dortmund, are also away at Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim host VfL Wolfsburg in the ties to be played on February 11 or 12. Bayer Leverkusen fared

  • Vietnam crush Brunei 7-0 in SEA Games football event

    December 8, 2013 5:13 PM 32

    Vietnam thrashed Brunei 7-0 in their Sunday opener in the men’s football event of the 2013 Southeast Asian Games, hosted by Myanmar, with a grace scored by a midfielder. The clash was a Group A game at Zeyar Thiri Stadium of the event which is reserved for under-23 players. In their crushing victory in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw, Vietnam dominated the game and pushed

  • Root savours heat of battle with aggressive Australia

    December 8, 2013 10:30 AM 22

    ADELAIDE (Reuters) - Thrown into Jonathan Trott's vacant number three position, Joe Root led from the front to restore some pride for a wounded England on day four of the second Ashes test on Sunday, savouring a war of words with Australia's frustrated fielders. In England's paltry first innings of 172, Root was one of only three English batsmen not to lose his wicket

  • Defiant Moyes insists United still in title race

    December 8, 2013 3:18 AM 20

    United's 1-0 loss to Newcastle United at Old Trafford yesterday was their second reverse at home in four days and means they have lost five of their first 15 league matches under Moyes, who admitted his team are playing poorly and lacking confidence. It is the side's worst start to a season since 2001-02. But the Scot called for understanding that the club are in a "transition"