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Jun 19, 2013

England ease into final as South Africa choke again

LONDON (Reuters) – Hosts England sauntered into the Champions Trophy final after South Africa ‘choked’ in yet another semi-final when they were bowled out for 175 in fairly benign conditions at The Oval on Wednesday.

South Africa were favourites heading into the tournament but limped through the group stage and have now bowed out in eight major international last-four clashes and won only one.

Jun 19, 2013

Cricket-England ease into final as South Africa choke again

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – Hosts England sauntered into the Champions Trophy final after South Africa ‘choked’ in yet another semi-final when they were bowled out for 175 in fairly benign conditions at The Oval on Wednesday.

South Africa were favourites heading into the tournament but limped through the group stage and have now bowed out in eight major international last-four clashes and won only one.

Jun 19, 2013

South Africa bowled out for 175 by England in semi

LONDON (Reuters) – South Africa risked ‘choking’ in yet another semi-final after England ripped through their ranks to restrict them to 175 all out from 38.4 overs in their Champions Trophy clash on Wednesday.

It could have been worse for South Africa had it not been for a ninth-wicket stand of 95 between David Miller (56 not out) and Rory Kleinveldt (43).

Jun 19, 2013

Cricket-South Africa bowled out for 175 by England in semi

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – South Africa risked ‘choking’ in yet another semi-final after England ripped through their ranks to restrict them to 175 all out from 38.4 overs in their Champions Trophy clash on Wednesday.

It could have been worse for South Africa had it not been for a ninth-wicket stand of 95 between David Miller (56 not out) and Rory Kleinveldt (43).

Jun 13, 2013

Sangakkara heroics seal Sri Lanka win versus England

LONDON (Reuters) – A chanceless unbeaten 134 from Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over an overly cautious England on Thursday to leave Champions Trophy Group A wide open ahead of the final two matches.

A victory in the day/night clash would have taken England through to the semi-finals as one of the top two and defeat would have dumped Sri Lanka out but all is now to play for with New Zealand leading the group on three points.

Jun 13, 2013

England play patience game until final-over fireworks

LONDON (Reuters) – England took their time in trademark style before some last-over fireworks by Ravi Bopara helped them post 293 for seven in their Champions Trophy Group A match amid woeful Sri Lankan fielding at the Oval on Thursday.

The tournament hosts, who will progress to the semi-finals with a win, have been criticised by commentators for their recent ponderous batting in the 50-over format but still beat Australia by 48 runs in their opening game.

Jun 13, 2013

Cricket-England play patience game until final-over fireworks

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – England took their time in trademark style before some last-over fireworks by Ravi Bopara helped them post 293 for seven in their Champions Trophy Group A match amid woeful Sri Lankan fielding at the Oval on Thursday.

The tournament hosts, who will progress to the semi-finals with a win, have been criticised by commentators for their recent ponderous batting in the 50-over format but still beat Australia by 48 runs in their opening game.

May 29, 2013

Relegation no obstacle to new Premier League job

LONDON (Reuters) – Having a relegation on your CV might not seem the best thing for the employment prospects of aspiring Premier League managers but it does not seem to be hampering their chances of a plum job.

Roberto Martinez is being courted by high-flying Everton despite presiding over Wigan Athletic’s drop to the second tier after they conceded a joint-worst 73 goals in 38 league games.

May 29, 2013

Analysis – Relegation no obstacle to new Premier League job

LONDON (Reuters) – Having a relegation on your CV might not seem the best thing for the employment prospects of aspiring Premier League managers but it does not seem to be hampering their chances of a plum job.

Roberto Martinez is being courted by high-flying Everton despite presiding over Wigan Athletic’s drop to the second tier after they conceded a joint-worst 73 goals in 38 league games.

May 29, 2013

Soccer-Relegation no obstacle to new Premier League job

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) – Having a relegation on your CV might not seem the best thing for the employment prospects of aspiring Premier League managers but it does not seem to be hampering their chances of a plum job.

Roberto Martinez is being courted by high-flying Everton despite presiding over Wigan Athletic’s drop to the second tier after they conceded a joint-worst 73 goals in 38 league games.