1. A Progress Report on Real Madrid's Summer Signings

    In all their power, Real Madrid took a truly unique approach to business in the summer transfer window this year. Of course, under the tenure of president Florentino Perez, it wasn't something we haven't seen before...

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  2. 7 Future Stars of England Cricket

    Cricket in England is in a phase of transition. That much we can be sure of. Rapidly fading is the nation's recent stranglehold on the international game, with a generation of ...

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  3. Atletico Madrid vs. Malaga: Winners and Losers from La Liga Game

    Atletico Madrid secured an important bounce-back victory on Saturday, fighting past high-flying Malaga 3-1 on a sunny afternoon at the Vicente Calderon...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 day ago 1,136 reads 5 comments

  4. Pakistan vs. New Zealand: Winners and Losers from 2nd Test

    Pakistan and New Zealand fought out a tense draw in the second Test of their three-match series in Dubai on Friday, as the hosts recovered from a major fourth-innings stutter to maintain their 1-0 lead...

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  5. Pressure Is All on Alastair Cook as England Eye Sri Lanka and the World Cup

    England coach Peter Moores describes Alastair Cook as a " steely character." It's a point, regardless of one's opinion on the captain, that's hard to argue with...

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  6. Atletico Madrid vs. Malaga: How Atleti Should Line Up in Liga Game

    As action in La Liga returns this weekend following the November international break, Atletico Madrid welcome Malaga to the Vicente Calderon on Saturday as they look to rebound ...

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  7. Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe: 1st ODI: Date, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

    Bangladesh and Zimbabwe meet in the first one-day international of their five-match series on Friday, with the hosts fresh from a 3-0 victory in the concluded Test series...

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  8. Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo on Course for a Season for the Ages

    As far as understatements go, it was a big one. Possibly huge. Maybe even gargantuan. Hell, there might not even be a word for it...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 16,067 reads 71 comments

  9. Why Atletico Madrid Must Retain Hope of Defending Their Liga Crown

    Atletico Madrid are different this season. And no, we're not talking about personnel. In 2013-14, the entire club, from the manager to the fans, embodied a ferociously defiant mindset that became unshakable...

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  10. 5 Contenders to Be Real Madrid's Next Galactico Signing

    While there are few certainties in world football, there is one thing we can be sure of: As long as Florentino Perez is president at Real Madrid , the club's quest for dominance, wealth and notoriety through the Galactico policy will continue...

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  11. Real Madrid Can No Longer Consider Illarramendi Loan in January Transfer Window

    For Real Madrid this season, Asier Illarramendi 's role couldn't be more limited. In 11 appearances across all competitions, nine have come as a substitute. O f those nine, e ight have seen him play less than 30 minutes...

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  12. What's Behind Antoine Griezmann's Limited Playing Time at Atletico Madrid?

    There on the sideline, still dressed in his warm-up gear, Antoine Griezmann must have sat uncomfortably in his seat on Sunday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 10 days ago 3,921 reads 6 comments

  13. India vs. Sri Lanka 4th ODI: Date, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

    India and Sri Lanka meet in the fourth one-day international of their five-game series on Thursday, with the hosts carrying an unassailable 3-0 lead.    Venue:  Eden Gardens, Kolkata Commences: Thursday, Nov...

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  14. Is It Time to Re-Evaluate Real Madrid's Galactico Policy Under Florentino Perez?

    It felt like a familiar saturation point had been reached in the summer just gone. A case of mistakes being repeated and lessons going unlearned...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 10,123 reads 23 comments

  15. Like Chelsea in England, Real Madrid Are Threatening to Make La Liga a Non-Event

    Last Sunday, there was a discernible symmetry that was impossible to ignore between English and Spanish football. Such an occurrence, given the infinite levels of contrast that separate the Premier League from La Liga, is extremely rare...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 12,605 reads 44 comments

  16. Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe 3rd Test: Date, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    Bangladesh and Zimbabwe meet for the third Test of the series this week, with the home side carrying an unassailable 2-0 lead. Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong Commences: Wednesday, Nov...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 5,737 reads 0 comments

  17. Carlo Ancelotti's Calm Leadership Continues to Underpin Real Madrid's Success

    There are often weeks, and sometimes even months, that go by when you wonder whether Carlo Ancelotti actually cares.  His glittering record, of course, suggests he does...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 4,776 reads 13 comments

  18. Atletico Madrid Lose Their Cool When Facing Real Sociedad at the Wrong Time

    Defending is an art that appears to come naturally for Atletico Madrid . Yet, one might argue that the bulk of the club's defensive work this season has not actually been completed on the pitch, but in fact from behind the microphone...

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  19. Cameron White Stakes His Claim for Place in Australia's ODI Squad for World Cup

    Trotted out endlessly in the cricketing world, there are few bigger buzz words in the game than "composure...

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  20. Pakistan vs. New Zealand 1st Test: Date, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

    Less than a week after dismantling Australia, Pakistan commence another Test series in the UAE against New Zealand, with the first match of the encounter beginning on Sunday. Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Commences: Sunday, Nov.

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  21. India vs. Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Date, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    India and Sri Lanka meet for the third one-day international of the series on Sunday, with the home side carrying a comfortable 2-0 lead. Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal , Hyderabad Commences: Sunday, Nov...

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  22. Real Madrid's Dominance Has La Liga Leaders Facing New Test as Front-Runners

    It takes a lot to push Carlo Ancelotti out of his typically unmoved demeanour. In truth, it mightn't be doable at all, such is his measured disposition...

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  23. Real Sociedad vs. Atletico Madrid: Issues and Decisions to Shape La Liga Game

    In the midst of a crisis at the Anoeta Stadium, Real Sociedad host Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Sunday in desperate need of a confidence-restoring victory...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 1,763 reads 4 comments

  24. India's Batsmen Continue Dominance, but World Cup Will Present Stiff Challenges

    There was a depressing inevitability about it, watching Angelo Mathews scrap to conjure something at least bordering on a competitive total for Sri Lanka against India at Ahmedabad in the second one-day international of the series on Thursday...

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  25. How Gareth Bale Conquered Europe and Earned His Ballon d'Or Nomination

    Dressed smartly but looking decidedly anxious, Gareth Bale rose from his seat to embrace Florentino Perez before positioning himself behind the microphone set up in the centre of the Santiago Bernabeu...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 11,980 reads 88 comments