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Aug 1, 2015

Man United bank on Schweinsteiger for midfield mongrel

LONDON (Reuters) – The signing of Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich was a massive statement of intent by Manchester United.

Not since Roy Keane swaggered round the Old Trafford pitch from 1993-2005 have United had a midfield enforcer with the skill, power and strength of character to run the team.

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Man Utd bank on Schweinsteiger for midfield mongrel

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The signing of Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich was a massive statement of intent by Manchester United.

Not since Roy Keane swaggered round the Old Trafford pitch from 1993-2005 have United had a midfield enforcer with the skill, power and strength of character to run the team.

Jul 20, 2015

We had our backsides smacked, says England coach Bayliss

LONDON (Reuters) – England had their “backsides smacked” in the humbling 405-loss to Australia in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Sunday, according to their coach Trevor Bayliss.

The hosts crumbled to 103 all out in around three hours on the fourth day as a rampant Australian side levelled the series in emphatic fashion.

Jul 20, 2015

Cricket-We had our backsides smacked, says England coach Bayliss

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – England had their “backsides smacked” in the humbling 405-loss to Australia in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Sunday, according to their coach Trevor Bayliss.

The hosts crumbled to 103 all out in around three hours on the fourth day as a rampant Australian side levelled the series in emphatic fashion.

Jul 20, 2015

Ruthless Australia secure crushing win as England wilt

LONDON (Reuters) – A rampant Australian pace attack ripped out a feeble England England for 103 to seal a crushing 405-run win in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Sunday and level the series at 1-1.

After setting the hosts 509 for victory, the Australian quick bowlers carved through the top order to leave England in tatters on 64 for five at tea on the fourth day.

Jul 19, 2015

Analysis – England face tricky selection dilemma

LONDON (Reuters) – The selectors have much to ponder after England slumped to a crushing 405-run defeat by Australia in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Sunday with calls for change in the top order coming a week after the team were lauded for their first-test victory.

After producing an excellent all-round performance to pull off a surprise 169-run win over their arch-rivals in Cardiff, England were completely outplayed on a similarly flat pitch.

Jul 19, 2015

Cricket-England face tricky selection dilemma

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – The selectors have much to ponder after England slumped to a crushing 405-run defeat by Australia in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Sunday with calls for change in the top order coming a week after the team were lauded for their first-test victory.

After producing an excellent all-round performance to pull off a surprise 169-run win over their arch-rivals in Cardiff, England were completely outplayed on a similarly flat pitch.

Jul 19, 2015

Fiery Australia show England how to bowl and bat

LONDON (Reuters) – Although Steve Smith was named man of the match after scoring 273 runs it was Australia’s rejuvenated pace bowlers who made the biggest statement in their side’s brutal mauling of England in the second Ashes test.

After being muted by a slow wicket in the first match in Cardiff, which England won by 169 runs, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood tore in at Lord’s to dismiss the hosts for 312 and 103.

Jul 19, 2015

Cricket-Fiery Australia show England how to bowl and bat

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Although Steve Smith was named man of the match after scoring 273 runs it was Australia’s rejuvenated pace bowlers who made the biggest statement in their side’s brutal mauling of England in the second Ashes test.

After being muted by a slow wicket in the first match in Cardiff, which England won by 169 runs, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood tore in at Lord’s to dismiss the hosts for 312 and 103.

Jul 19, 2015

Clarke hails perfect team performance

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke said he could not have asked for a better performance from his team following their 405-run mauling of England in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Sunday.

“The intent from our batsmen through the second innings was great and the execution from the bowlers was spot on,” he said at the presentation ceremony.”