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Feb 4, 2014

Maverick Pietersen goes out with a whimper

LONDON (Reuters) – The international career of Kevin Pietersen, the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended in untypically quiet fashion on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old South African-born right-hander was left out of the one-day party to tour West Indies this month as England look to rebuild following their recent ignominious Ashes defeat.

Feb 4, 2014

Cricket-Maverick Pietersen goes out with a whimper

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – The international career of Kevin Pietersen, the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended in untypically quiet fashion on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old South African-born right-hander was left out of the one-day party to tour West Indies this month as England look to rebuild following their recent ignominious Ashes defeat.

Jan 28, 2014

United’s Juan gets straight to the heart of the matter

By Ed Osmond

(Reuters) – Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata did what he does best on his debut to inspire his new team to a convincing 2-0 win over Cardiff City in the Premier League on Tuesday.

The former Chelsea playmaker, signed for a club record 37.1 million pounds ($61.5 million) last week, probed and pushed in his usual understated way to fire the champions to an important victory before being substituted to a standing ovation.

Jan 28, 2014

Soccer-United’s Juan gets straight to the heart of the matter

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata did what he does best on his debut to inspire his new team to a convincing 2-0 win over Cardiff City in the Premier League on Tuesday.

The former Chelsea playmaker, signed for a club record 37.1 million pounds ($61.5 million) last week, probed and pushed in his usual understated way to fire the champions to an important victory before being substituted to a standing ovation.

Nov 9, 2013

England take positives from game of two halves

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – England coach Stuart Lancaster took plenty of positives from his team’s performance after a sparkling first half and spluttering second carried them to a 31-12 win over Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.

The hosts started quickly and scored three good tries before the interval but lost their way before replacement number eight Ben Morgan charged through a tired Pumas defence in the closing stages to add a bit of gloss to the scoreline before next week’s match against world champions New Zealand.

Nov 9, 2013

Solid England tame Pumas at gloomy Twickenham

LONDON (Reuters) – England ran in three first-half tries but faded after the interval on the way to a 31-12 win over Argentina at a gloomy Twickenham on Saturday.

Lock Joe Launchbury, centre Billy Twelvetrees and winger Chris Ashton crossed the line to put the hosts, bristling with attacking intent, 24-6 ahead at halftime.

Nov 9, 2013

Rugby-Solid England tame Pumas at gloomy Twickenham

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – England ran in three first-half tries but faded after the interval on the way to a 31-12 win over Argentina at a gloomy Twickenham on Saturday.

Lock Joe Launchbury, centre Billy Twelvetrees and winger Chris Ashton crossed the line to put the hosts, bristling with attacking intent, 24-6 ahead at halftime.

Aug 25, 2013

England fall just short after Pietersen fireworks

LONDON (Reuters) – England, inspired by Kevin Pietersen’s brilliant 62, narrowly missed out on a dramatic victory as the fifth Ashes test ended in a draw on an enthralling final day at The Oval on Sunday.

The hosts, chasing 227, were 21 runs short of their target when bad light forced the players off the field with four overs remaining, depriving a packed crowd of a thrilling finish and leaving England to settle for a 3-0 series win.

Aug 25, 2013

Ashes victory is my proudest moment, says Cook

LONDON (Reuters) – England captain Alastair Cook described winning the Ashes series as the “proudest moment of my life” after the hosts narrowly failed to win the final test at The Oval on Sunday.

England, chasing 227 to win a home Ashes series 4-0 for the first time, were 21 runs short of their target when bad light forced the players off four overs early and the match ended in a draw.

Aug 25, 2013

Cricket-Ashes victory is my proudest moment, says Cook

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – England captain Alastair Cook described winning the Ashes series as the “proudest moment of my life” after the hosts narrowly failed to win the final test at The Oval on Sunday.

England, chasing 227 to win a home Ashes series 4-0 for the first time, were 21 runs short of their target when bad light forced the players off four overs early and the match ended in a draw.