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Jul 4, 2015

Preview: England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

LONDON (Reuters) – A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.

Michael Clarke’s touring side will attempt to win the urn on English soil for the first time in 14 years and Alastair Cook’s hosts will try to win back the trophy following their crushing 5-0 defeat in the last series Down Under.

Jul 4, 2015

England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

LONDON (Reuters) – A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.

Michael Clarke’s touring side will attempt to win the urn on English soil for the first time in 14 years and Alastair Cook’s hosts will try to win back the trophy following their crushing 5-0 defeat in the last series Down Under.

Jul 4, 2015

England’s captain Cook faces ultimate challenge

LONDON (Reuters) – Alastair Cook faces his biggest ever challenge as England captain when he leads his young team into this year’s home Ashes series against Australia.

His country’s highest test run-scorer, back in the form which made him one of the world’s leading opening batsmen, Cook must try to feed on the positive vibes fuelled by a gripping contest against New Zealand in all forms of the game.

Jul 4, 2015

Cricket-England’s captain Cook faces ultimate challenge

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Alastair Cook faces his biggest ever challenge as England captain when he leads his young team into this year’s home Ashes series against Australia.

His country’s highest test run-scorer, back in the form which made him one of the world’s leading opening batsmen, Cook must try to feed on the positive vibes fuelled by a gripping contest against New Zealand in all forms of the game.

Jul 4, 2015

Cricket-England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.

Michael Clarke’s touring side will attempt to win the urn on English soil for the first time in 14 years and Alastair Cook’s hosts will try to win back the trophy following their crushing 5-0 defeat in the last series Down Under.

Jul 1, 2015

Djokovic keeps cool to douse Nieminen’s fire

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic gave himself seven or eight marks out of 10 after outclassing Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 on a scorching Centre Court to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.

The world number one and top seed dropped serve in the opening game and was largely subdued in a performance littered with uncharacteristic errors.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic keeps cool to douse Nieminen’s fire

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic gave himself seven or eight marks out of 10 after outclassing Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 on a scorching Centre Court to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.

The world number one and top seed dropped serve in the opening game and was largely subdued in a performance littered with uncharacteristic errors.

Jun 30, 2015

Stressed Bouchard has no regrets

LONDON (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard was brutally honest after suffering a first-round defeat by China’s Duan Yingying at Wimbledon on Tuesday to end her hopes of repeating last year’s run to the final.

The Canadian 12th seed, crushed by Petra Kvitova in last year’s showpiece, was beaten 7-6(3) 6-4 on Court Three.

Jun 30, 2015

Tennis-Stressed Bouchard has no regrets

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard was brutally honest after suffering a first-round defeat by China’s Duan Yingying at Wimbledon on Tuesday to end her hopes of repeating last year’s run to the final.

The Canadian 12th seed, crushed by Petra Kvitova in last year’s showpiece, was beaten 7-6(3) 6-4 on Court Three.

Jun 29, 2015

Big four pose no problem for Wawrinka

LONDON (Reuters) – French Open champion Stan Wawrinka feels completely comfortable about his failure to break into the unofficial big four of men’s tennis despite winning two grand slam titles.

The Swiss stunned Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final this month to collect his second major crown and is seeded fourth at Wimbledon where he began his title bid with a 6-2 7-5 7-6 win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa in the first round on Monday.