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Feb 17, 2014

World Cup coaches gather in Brazil for workshop

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (Reuters) – All 32 coaches of the World Cup finalists are scheduled to gather in one of the Brazil’s leading tourist resorts for a workshop this week as the country seeks to put its best foot forward months before the kick off of the 2014 finals.

Cloudy conditions and rain on Santa Catalina Island will take some of the shine off the usually hot and humid tropical paradise as participants debate and discuss the finer details of the tournament.

Feb 17, 2014

Soccer-World Cup coaches gather in Brazil for workshop

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb 17 (Reuters) – All 32 coaches of the World Cup finalists are scheduled to gather in one of the Brazil’s leading tourist resorts for a workshop this week as the country seeks to put its best foot forward months before the kick off of the 2014 finals.

Cloudy conditions and rain on Santa Catalina Island will take some of the shine off the usually hot and humid tropical paradise as participants debate and discuss the finer details of the tournament.

Feb 16, 2014

No scar but need to curb Johnson, says Smith

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa will turn their attention to finding a way to negate the formidable threat posed by fiery Australian Mitchell Johnson, captain Graeme Smith said following his team’s comprehensive 281-run defeat in the first test on Saturday.

“There is no doubt Mitchell Johnson was the difference in this game and we have to find way to curb him and put him under pressure in the next two tests,” said Smith as South Africa licked their wounds after losing the first of the three-test series.

Feb 16, 2014

No scar but need to curb Johnson, says Graeme Smith

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa will turn their attention to finding a way to negate the formidable threat posed by fiery Australian Mitchell Johnson, captain Graeme Smith said following his team’s comprehensive 281-run defeat in the first test on Saturday.

“There is no doubt Mitchell Johnson was the difference in this game and we have to find way to curb him and put him under pressure in the next two tests,” said Smith as South Africa licked their wounds after losing the first of the three-test series.

Feb 16, 2014

Cricket-No scar but need to curb Johnson, says Smith

PRETORIA, Feb 16 (Reuters) – South Africa will turn their attention to finding a way to negate the formidable threat posed by fiery Australian Mitchell Johnson, captain Graeme Smith said following his team’s comprehensive 281-run defeat in the first test on Saturday.

“There is no doubt Mitchell Johnson was the difference in this game and we have to find way to curb him and put him under pressure in the next two tests,” said Smith as South Africa licked their wounds after losing the first of the three-test series.

Feb 15, 2014

Winning away is real mark of success, say Australia

PRETORIA (Reuters) – Capturing the Ashes was a big boost for Australia but being able to win a series away would be proper affirmation of their ability, captain Michael Clarke said after the first test victory over South Africa on Saturday.

“The greatest test for us right now is being able to consistently win away from home,” he told reporters after his team romped to a 281-run triumph in the first game of the three-match series.

Feb 15, 2014

Cricket-Winning away is real mark of success, say Australia

PRETORIA, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Capturing the Ashes was a big boost for Australia but being able to win a series away would be proper affirmation of their ability, captain Michael Clarke said after the first test victory over South Africa on Saturday.

“The greatest test for us right now is being able to consistently win away from home,” he told reporters after his team romped to a 281-run triumph in the first game of the three-match series.

Feb 15, 2014

Cricket-Jaunty Johnson leads Australia to huge win

PRETORIA, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Mitchell Johnson bowled Australia to a comprehensive 281-run victory over South Africa after taking his match haul to 12 wickets on the fourth day of the first test at SuperSport Park on Saturday.

The fiery paceman added five wickets to the seven he snapped up in the first innings as Australia went 1-0 up in the three-test series by bowling out the hosts for 200.

Feb 15, 2014

Johnson double strikes push Australia towards victory

PRETORIA (Reuters) – Mitchell Johnson continued his red-hot form and claimed two early wickets on Saturday as Australia inched closer to a win after setting South Africa a daunting 482-run victory target in the first test at SuperSport Park.

The fiery paceman, who took seven wickets in the first innings, dismissed Alviro Petersen (one) with his fifth ball of the day and added the prize wicket of rival captain Graeme Smith (four) as South Africa slumped to 12 for two in the first session on the fourth day.

Feb 15, 2014

Cricket-Johnson double strikes push Australia towards victory

PRETORIA, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Mitchell Johnson continued his red-hot form and claimed two early wickets on Saturday as Australia inched closer to a win after setting South Africa a daunting 482-run victory target in the first test at SuperSport Park.

The fiery paceman, who took seven wickets in the first innings, dismissed Alviro Petersen (one) with his fifth ball of the day and added the prize wicket of rival captain Graeme Smith (four) as South Africa slumped to 12 for two in the first session on the fourth day.