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Feb 5, 2014

Dour England even duller without Pietersen swagger

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – Not really teeming with exciting strokemakers, England, from a fan’s perspective, may have just become a lot less watchable after the unceremonious sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

The international career of Pietersen, without doubt the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended after the 33-year-old was kept out of the team’s rebuilding process following their recent Ashes whitewash.

Feb 5, 2014

Cricket-Dour England even duller without Pietersen swagger

Feb 5 (Reuters) – Not really teeming with exciting strokemakers, England, from a fan’s perspective, may have just become a lot less watchable after the unceremonious sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

The international career of Pietersen, without doubt the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended after the 33-year-old was kept out of the team’s rebuilding process following their recent Ashes whitewash.

Jan 16, 2014
Dec 27, 2013
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Tendulkar exits, Anand slips during emotional 2013

Sachin Tendulkar bid a teary-eyed farewell to cricket while contemporary Viswanathan Anand lost his world chess crown in an emotional year for Indians in sports.

Forty-year-old Tendulkar, statistically the greatest batsman ever, walked into the sunset in November after his 200th test at his home Wankhede Stadium brought the cricket-crazy nation to a standstill.

Dec 20, 2013

Owner Tan gambling with Cardiff future

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – For a man who once operated Malaysia’s most profitable lottery and gambling business, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan could well be putting the side’s Premier League future at stake with his controversial approach to running the organisation.

Cardiff were on the brink of administration and escaped a winding-up petition at the High Court in 2010 after settling a 1.9 million pounds ($2.91 million) tax bill shortly after the club was taken over by Tan.

Dec 20, 2013

Soccer-Owner Tan gambling with Cardiff future

Dec 20 (Reuters) – For a man who once operated Malaysia’s most profitable lottery and gambling business, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan could well be putting the side’s Premier League future at stake with his controversial approach to running the organisation.

Cardiff were on the brink of administration and escaped a winding-up petition at the High Court in 2010 after settling a 1.9 million pounds ($2.91 million) tax bill shortly after the club was taken over by Tan.

Dec 18, 2013
Dec 5, 2013

Golf-Fowler excited to play in Thailand despite Bangkok turmoil

Dec 5 (Reuters) – American Rickie Fowler is excited to be making his first trip to Thailand next week and is not put off by the political upheaval in Bangkok that has already led to the postponement of a major motorsport event.

Tens of thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of the Thai capital in an attempt to bring down the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and five people have been killed in clashes over the past week.

Nov 20, 2013

Golf-Born-again Stenson sets sight on majors

Nov 20 (Reuters) – Buoyed by his brilliant turnaround, world number three Henrik Stenson has set his sight on becoming the first Swedish male golfer to win a major title.

Stenson’s six-shot victory at last week’s DP World Tour Championship made him the first man to land the Race To Dubai and U.S. FedExCup double in the same year.

Nov 18, 2013

Transformed Anderson, England’s man for all seasons

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – James Anderson once caused a minor stir by posing naked for a gay lifestyle magazine – a role reversal of sorts for a bowler who spends much of his time laying bare the technical deficiencies of the world’s leading batsmen.

England’s bowling attack in Australia could function without any of their other pacemen but their leader Anderson has unique skills that set him apart and his absence would be a major blow.