1. New Zealand Unfazed by Risks, Continue to Play the Brendon McCullum Way

    Ben Stokes had just donned his Andrew Flintoff costume at Lord's, the almost-capacity crowd sensing a Test was slipping away from New Zealand. England, having seized control, sensed it too...

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  2. 5 Things for Atletico Madrid Fans to Look Forward to in 2015-16 Season

    For all football fans, Atletico Madrid 's included, the conclusion of the season brings with it both a sense of relief and emptiness...

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  3. 5 Atletico Madrid Players Whose Stock Tumbled in the 2014/15 Liga Season

    After a truly remarkable campaign in 2013-14, the 2014-15 season was one of slight regression for Atletico Madrid in La Liga...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 days ago 1,908 reads 11 comments

  4. Exploring the Disappearance of the World-Class All-Rounder in Test Cricket

    On Monday evening, an irrepressible buzz still emanating from St John's Wood, it will have happened to countless people. When the working week resumed on Tuesday, it will have happened to countless more...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 2,381 reads 1 comments

  5. 5 Things Learned from Atletico Madrid's 2014-15 Liga Season

    In the week leading up to Atletico Madrid 's final league game of the season against Granada , here at Bleacher Report we remarked that "it's likely the club's 2014-15 campaign ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 1,801 reads 8 comments

  6. England vs. New Zealand, 2nd Test: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    England and New Zealand meet for the second match of their two-Test series on Friday, after the hosts completed a dramatic turnaround to clinch the opening Test at Lord's. Commences: Friday, May 29 Time: 11 a...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 1,097 reads 0 comments

  7. England's Stunning Turnaround vs. New Zealand Changes Outlook for Entire Summer

    Ben Stokes stood at the top of his mark, a vibrant noise emanating from the stands at Lord's as Corey Anderson took guard...

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  8. Power Ranking Every Atletico Madrid Player from the 2014-15 Liga Season

    Atletico Madrid 's 2014-15 season came to a close on Saturday, as Diego Simeone's men secured third place in La Liga and a guaranteed spot in next season's Champions League with a scoreless draw against Granada at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 5 days ago 2,770 reads 4 comments

  9. IPL 2015: Ranking the Top 16 Moments from Indian Premier League

    The 2015 Indian Premier League season reached its conclusion on Sunday, as the Mumbai Indians claimed an emphatic 41-run victory over the Chennai Super Kings in the tournament's final at Eden Gardens...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 5 days ago 1,040 reads 0 comments

  10. Adapting to Cristiano Ronaldo's Evolution to a No. 9 Now Real Madrid's Priority

    Cristiano Ronaldo walked steadily toward the sideline, a 16-year-old standing there waiting to replace him after the fourth official's board had displayed a No. 7...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 29,417 reads 165 comments

  11. Real Madrid's Clash with Getafe Last Stop Before 2014 European Champs Dismantled

    It was a title Real Madrid had feared "might never arrive," as Raul once explained. It was 1998, and Madrid, the club most synonymous with the European Cup, hadn't lifted the trophy it craves more than any other in 32 years...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 8 days ago 7,635 reads 42 comments

  12. Granada vs. Atletico Madrid: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    Atletico Madrid will travel south to the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on Saturday to take on Granada on the final matchday of the 2014-15 season in La Liga...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 8 days ago 2,261 reads 1 comments

  13. Joe Root: England's Man for All Occasions and All Conditions

    Ian Bell walked back toward the Lord's Pavilion with a look on his face that blended bewilderment, anger and exasperation...

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  14. Calling True or False on 5 Recent Real Madrid Transfer Rumours

    The 2014-15 season will end in underachievement for Real Madrid . Despite enjoying a blistering opening to the campaign, Los Blancos will end it without collecting major silverware...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 10 days ago 15,501 reads 44 comments

  15. How Will Spanish Football's Power Struggle over TV Rights Play Out?

    The threat of a strike had been very real if it didn't happen. When it did, a strike was planned anyway. In this case, "it" refers to a law drafted and approved by the Spanish ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 2,617 reads 4 comments

  16. A Progress Report on Real Madrid's Villarreal Loanee Denis Cheryshev

    When Carlo Ancelotti took over as Real Madrid manager in 2013, he was quickly quizzed on an array of possible exits at the Santiago Bernabeu . Among the names thrown at the Italian were Sami Khedira , Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 7,364 reads 19 comments

  17. Calling True or False on 5 Recent Atletico Madrid Transfer Rumours

    Just one game now separates Atletico Madrid from the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, with Diego Simeone's side set to take on Granada at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes this weekend...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 3,328 reads 16 comments

  18. Real Madrid's Liga Drought Continues Despite Cristiano Ronaldo's Rampant Scoring

    Pepe to Karim Benzema to Cristiano Ronaldo . Three players, three seconds, barely more than three touches. Goal. Swift, breathless, lethal—classic Real Madrid . For Ronaldo, it was No...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 3,566 reads 34 comments

  19. Espanyol vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Live Stream and TV Info

    Real Madrid travel to Catalonia on Sunday to take on Espanyol at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat in the penultimate weekend of action in La Liga. For the hosts, the meeting is critically important for the club's European ambitions...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 3,214 reads 2 comments

  20. Picking an Elite Test XI of Players Operating Right Now

    For much of the past 12 months, the Test format has been something of an after-thought on the international cricket calendar...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 14 days ago 2,456 reads 10 comments

  21. Outlining a Plan for Atletico Madrid to Topple Real Madrid, Barcelona in 2015-16

    When Atletico Madrid 's season reaches its conclusion at Granada 's Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in less than two weeks' time, it's likely the club's 2014-15 campaign will be able ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 15 days ago 8,409 reads 38 comments

  22. Comparing Cristiano Ronaldo's 2014/15 Stats to His 2013/14 Numbers

    Cristiano Ronaldo 's statistical achievements become more staggering by the year it feels. When the Portuguese scored Real Madrid 's third goal in a 3-1 victory over Malaga ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 15 days ago 18,059 reads 65 comments

  23. Bangladesh Have the Tools to Continue Upward Trend in Test Cricket

    Big opponent. Bat first. Trail by approximately 300 after the first innings. For Bangladesh, that's what unfolded in the opening Test of the recently concluded series against Pakistan in Khulna...

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  24. 5 Spin Options for England to Consider for Ashes Selection

    Like Shane Warne's departure from Australia's Test side in 2007, Graeme Swann's unexpected retirement during the 2013-14 Ashes series has left a significant hole in the England team that still requires filling...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 16 days ago 517 reads 0 comments

  25. Where to Now for Real Madrid After Champions League Exit at Hands of Juventus?

    Daniel Carvajal fouled Carlos Tevez on the halfway line as 90 minutes ticked over. Four more remained, and a clinching Real Madrid goal was still possible. But supporters could be seen leaving their seats anyway...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 16 days ago 11,456 reads 124 comments