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Jul 30, 2013

England and Swann bid to retain Ashes in style

LONDON (Reuters) – England will look to leave Australia in a spin and retain the Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead at Old Trafford from Thursday with team selection seen as key on the famously dusty track.

The wicket in Manchester may have been moved by 90 degrees since Australia last played there in the nerve-jangling drawn 2005 test but it is still expected to turn and there is an outside chance both sides will play two spinners.

Jul 30, 2013

Cricket-England and Swann bid to retain Ashes in style

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – England will look to leave Australia in a spin and retain the Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead at Old Trafford from Thursday with team selection seen as key on the famously dusty track.

The wicket in Manchester may have been moved by 90 degrees since Australia last played there in the nerve-jangling drawn 2005 test but it is still expected to turn and there is an outside chance both sides will play two spinners.

Jul 8, 2013

Vettel cracks Germany but further challenges await

NUERBURGRING, Germany (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel finally got the monkey off his back and triumphed at his home German Grand Prix but more challenges await this month with a tyre test and a race in Hungary he has never won.

Red Bull’s triple world champion increased his lead in the current standings to 34 points on Sunday after holding off a late charge from Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen to the delight of thousands of German fans at the famous Nuerburgring track.

Jul 7, 2013

Germany win is just another race for steely Vettel

NUERBURGRING, Germany (Reuters) – Triple world champion Sebastian Vettel is not one for tears or emotional pronouncements and even his first victory at his home German Grand Prix on Sunday was treated largely like any other race.

The 26-year-old Red Bull driver has dominated Formula One for the past three years and leads the standings again by 34 points but his CV was missing a victory on home asphalt and a win in July.

Jul 7, 2013

Cameraman hit by loose wheel in pitlane

NUERBURGRING, Germany (Reuters) – A television cameraman suffered a broken collarbone and two broken ribs after being struck by a wheel which came off Mark Webber’s Red Bull during a pitstop in the early stages of the German Grand Prix on Sunday.

Formula One safety has been in the headlines since multiple tyre blow-outs at last weekend’s British Grand Prix raised fears about drivers being hit by flying debris, and Sunday’s incident will fuel concern about pitlane dangers.

Jul 7, 2013

Motor racing-Cameraman hit by loose wheel in pitlane

NUERBURGRING, Germany, July 7 (Reuters) – A television cameraman suffered a broken collarbone and two broken ribs after being struck by a wheel which came off Mark Webber’s Red Bull during a pitstop in the early stages of the German Grand Prix on Sunday.

Formula One safety has been in the headlines since multiple tyre blow-outs at last weekend’s British Grand Prix raised fears about drivers being hit by flying debris, and Sunday’s incident will fuel concern about pitlane dangers.

Jul 7, 2013

Motor racing-Germany win is just another race for steely Vettel

NUERBURGRING, Germany, July 7 (Reuters) – Triple world champion Sebastian Vettel is not one for tears or emotional pronouncements and even his first victory at his home German Grand Prix on Sunday was treated largely like any other race.

The 26-year-old Red Bull driver has dominated Formula One for the past three years and leads the standings again by 34 points but his CV was missing a victory on home asphalt and a win in July.

Jul 7, 2013

Radio silence for Raikkonen, Mercedes fall away

NUERBURGRING (Reuters) – Kimi Raikkonen had to contend with a faulty radio as he tried to chase down German Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel but the Lotus driver was far happier than his Mercedes counterparts after they flopped in the team’s home race.

The Finn made a late switch of tyres in a bid to prevent the world champion and current leader from winning his home race for the first time but came up just short on Sunday.

Jul 7, 2013

Motor racing-Radio silence for Raikkonen, Mercedes fall away

NUERBURGRING, July 7 (Reuters) – Kimi Raikkonen had to contend with a faulty radio as he tried to chase down German Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel but the Lotus driver was far happier than his Mercedes counterparts after they flopped in the team’s home race.

The Finn made a late switch of tyres in a bid to prevent the world champion and current leader from winning his home race for the first time but came up just short on Sunday.

Jul 7, 2013

Motor racing-Alonso backs strategy and title hopes

NUERBURGRING, Germany, July 7 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso has seen too much drama in Formula One to rule out another championship bid despite rival Sebastian Vettel taking maximum points in Germany and Ferrari’s bold tyre strategy only partly working.

The Spaniard finished fourth on Sunday to stay second in the standings as Red Bull’s triple world champion won for the first time at home to extend his overall lead to 34 points.