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Is Neymar the Man to End Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Monopoly?

Neymar Junior has been shortlisted for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or award alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Neymar has been in a superb form this year. While the debate on who is currently the world’s best footballer between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi rages on, a certain Brazilian by the name of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior has staked ... Read More »

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Nelson Wicket Has Both Teams in a Spin

Another win to Sri Lanka would level the series at two wins apiece and turn the fifth and final game into the decider. A key piece of intelligence New Zealand took from the third match at Nelson’s Saxton Oval on Thursday was a sign the pitch is starting to take turn. Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in ... Read More »

West Ham unlikely to be active in January, says Bilic

Football Soccer – West Ham United v Southampton – Barclays Premier League – Upton Park – 15/16 – 28/12/15West Ham manager Slaven BilicAction Images via Reuters / Tony O’Brien West Ham United’s improving injury situation has meant that they are unlikely to dip into the January transfer market, manager Slaven Bilic said on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash ... Read More »

Clive Lloyd Sees no Fault in Windies Players Opting for T20 Contracts Instead of Tests

West Indies players Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo and Samuel Badree are playing in the domestic Big Bash T20 tournament while the beleaguered Test team is 2-0 down to Australia going into the final test beginning Sunday. Chris Gayle in action for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. (Image for representational use only) Sydney: West Indies chairman ... Read More »

In-form Arnautovic enjoying the attention, says Stoke’s Hughes

Football Soccer – Everton v Stoke City – Barclays Premier League – Goodison Park – 28/12/15Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring their fourth goalAction Images via Reuters / Carl RecineLivepic Stoke City’s Marko Arnautovic loves the spotlight and the Austrian forward should feed off the attention to continue his goalscoring spree, manager Mark Hughes said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash ... Read More »

Josh Hazlewood Fit and Ready for Final Test vs West Indies

Josh Hazlewood said he was feeling in great shape and ready to play in his sixth Test of the southern summer, despite just a five-day turnaround from the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Josh Hazlewood was in his elements during the Hobart Test as West Indies crashed to a massive defeat. Sydney: Australia pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood said he was ... Read More »

Pellegrini says Manchester City have ‘complete’ squad

Football Soccer – Leicester City v Manchester City – Barclays Premier League – King Power Stadium – 29/12/15Manchester City manager Manuel PellegriniAction Images via Reuters / Carl RecineLivepic Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini could be one of the least active Premier League managers in the January transfer window after declaring his title-chasing squad “complete” on Thursday. The Abu Dhabi-owned club were ... Read More »

Pakistan Cricket Board Eyes Series With India in England

Pakistan Cricket Board wants to ride improving political relationship with India. A short limited-overs series in 2016 is on the cards, say Pakistan India and Pakistan were supposed to play a short bilateral series in December but the Board of Control for Cricket in India ruled it out. Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hopeful that following the thaw ... Read More »

Aussies May Play Two Spinners Against West Indies in Sydney

Not since Stuart MacGill partnered with Shane Warne against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2006 have the home side played with two recognised spinners and circumstances are tilting in Stephen O’Keefe’s favour. Steve O Keefe made his debut against Pakistan in Dubai and he finished with figures of 4/219. Sydney: Australia are contemplating bowling two spinners for ... Read More »

Benitez looks to in-form Ronaldo for better 2016

Real Madrid’s coach Rafael Benitez (L) stands as player Cristiano Ronaldo walks past behind him before their Spanish First Division soccer match against Malaga at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, September 26, 2015. REUTERS/JUAN MEDINA/FILES Underfire Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez will look to an in form Cristiano Ronaldo to drive the team forward against Valencia on Sunday as they ... Read More »