1. India's Turnaround: From Australian Summer Despair to World Cup Excellence

    "India are Box Office," roared Michael Vaughan, the capitals adding emphasis. Shikhar Dhawan had just crunched 137. Ajinkya Rahane had raced to 79. Virat Kohli had characteristically cruised to 46...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 2,895 reads 0 comments

  2. Kumar Sangakkara Sends Records Tumbling, Sri Lanka Cruise and More from Day 26

    Kumar Sangakkara 's fourth consecutive century led Sri Lanka to a 148-run victory over Scotland at the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Hobart on Wednesday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 3,597 reads 2 comments

  3. Breaking Down Mario Mandzukic's Stats for Atletico Madrid This Season

    When he arrived at Atletico Madrid from Bayern Munich last summer, Mario Mandzukic faced the unenviable task of replacing Diego Costa. Indeed, under Diego Simeone , the feisty Brazilian-born striker had flourished at the Vicente Calderon...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 2,649 reads 8 comments

  4. Cristiano Ronaldo Saves Real Madrid, but Champions League Defence Is Shaky

    When the referee's final whistle blew, it was followed by a deafening chorus of them from the stands. In one section of the Santiago Bernabeu, Schalke's travelling support was buoyant...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 12,459 reads 132 comments

  5. Carlo Ancelotti Is Still the Right Man for Real Madrid, Not to Blame for Slump

    Carlo Ancelotti has heard it all before. The criticism of his management style is nothing new, not after high-profile stops at Juventus , AC Milan , Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain prior to arriving at Real Madrid ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 496 reads 1 comments

  6. India vs. Ireland: Winners and Losers from Cricket World Cup Match

    India made it five from five on Tuesday, crushing Ireland by eight wickets at the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Hamilton to secure top spot in Pool B...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 22 days ago 3,063 reads 0 comments

  7. Shikhar Dhawan Shines, India Cruise Against Ireland and More from Day 25

    India maintained their unbeaten run at the 2015 Cricket World Cup on Tuesday, cruising past Ireland by eight wickets in Hamilton to record their fifth straight victory of the tournament...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 22 days ago 995 reads 0 comments

  8. Real Madrid vs. Schalke: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Live Stream & TV Info

    Real Madrid welcome Schalke to the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening for the second leg of their round-of-16 tie in the Champions League...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 22 days ago 9,457 reads 34 comments

  9. Dismal England Eliminated from World Cup by Bangladesh and More from Day 24

    The torture has finished. But the backlash and fallout have only just begun. For England, that's the situation after they were knocked out of the 2015 Cricket World Cup in dramatic fashion by Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval on Monday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 855 reads 1 comments

  10. 10 Key Issues That Will Shape Destiny of La Liga Title Race

    Barcelona moved to the top of the table in La Liga on Sunday, thrashing Rayo Vallecano 6-1 at Camp Nou to capitalise on Real Madrid's loss to Athletic Bilbao a day earlier and usurp their fierce rivals...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 23,703 reads 68 comments

  11. Atletico Madrid Spurn Chance to Close Liga Gap After Late Valencia Leveller

    Atletico Madrid and Valencia fought out a feisty 1-1 draw at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday in what was a critical encounter in both the race for Champions League places and the title in La Liga...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 2,310 reads 13 comments

  12. Australia vs. Sri Lanka: Winners and Losers from Cricket World Cup Match

    Led by a barrage from Glenn Maxwell, Australia secured a 64-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup in Sydney on Sunday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 24 days ago 1,048 reads 0 comments

  13. Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia: Team News, Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    Atletico Madrid welcome Valencia to the Vicente Calderon in La Liga on Sunday in what is a pivotal clash in the race for Champions League places in Spain...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 24 days ago 4,191 reads 3 comments

  14. Cricket World Cup 2015: Power Ranking Teams After Two Thirds of Group Stage

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's Cricket World Cup power rankings following the completion of two thirds of the group stage...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 26 days ago 9,088 reads 5 comments

  15. Australia Right to Drop Shane Watson, but Their Margin for Error Is Now Small

    Crunch time. That's how Shane Watson labelled it. "It's crunch time for me to score runs in general," the Australian said during the build-up to his team's clash with New Zealand in Auckland, per the Sydney Morning Herald ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 27 days ago 1,256 reads 0 comments

  16. Atletico Madrid Transfer Link with Edinson Cavani Spells End for Mario Mandzukic

    Atletico Madrid love a South American-born striker.  In 2006 and 2007, respectively, Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan arrived at the Vicente Calderon. When the pair departed in 2011, Radamel Falcao was the replacement...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 28 days ago 6,375 reads 23 comments

  17. Carlo Ancelotti Has Unenviable Dilemma over Development of Jese at Real Madrid

    "You can't do this to me; I've been warming up for 40 minutes." Those were supposedly the words of Jese to Real Madrid assistant coach Fernando Hierro , per Dermot ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 28 days ago 8,268 reads 48 comments

  18. Record-Breaking Hashim Amla, South Africa Rout Ireland and More from Day 18

    South Africa have done it again. After surpassing 400 and hammering the West Indies in Sydney last week, the Proteas repeated the feat and dealt out a similar thrashing to Ireland at the Cricket World Cup in Canberra on Tuesday...

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  19. Why Diego Simeone Should Stay with Atletico Madrid Next Season and Beyond

    Diego Simeone didn't want to shirk the issue. "It's obvious that I'm very happy at this club, that I love Atleti very much and we're trying to continue this project that we started ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 29 days ago 3,836 reads 10 comments

  20. Atletico Madrid: Ranking Best and Worst Players for February

    Perhaps a little fatigued, perhaps a touch out of form or perhaps just slightly flat after the high of the Madrid derby, Atletico Madrid endured an odd sort of month in February...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 30 days ago 2,248 reads 6 comments

  21. Atletico Madrid Maintain Slender Title Hopes in La Liga with Sevilla Stalemate

    Sevilla and Atletico Madrid fought out a scoreless draw in La Liga on Sunday evening, negating one another in what was an important clash in both the title fight and the race for Champions League places...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 3,131 reads 9 comments

  22. Stats Show Australia's Mitchell Starc Has Emerged as World's Finest ODI Bowler

    If you've observed Australia captain Michael Clarke speak publicly often, you'll have noticed he regularly makes reference to certain players, both in his own team and from the opposition, "deserving a lot of credit...

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  23. Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream & TV Info

    In what is an important clash in this season's race for Champions League places, Sevilla welcome Atletico Madrid to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in La Liga on Sunday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,591 reads 2 comments

  24. New Zealand vs. Australia: Winners and Losers from Cricket World Cup Match

    In one of the most thrilling and bizarre one-day internationals ever seen, New Zealand claimed a one-wicket victory over Australia in the Cricket World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,212 reads 1 comments

  25. Diego Simeone Must Solve Atletico Madrid's Post-Champions League Form in La Liga

    Despite the fact that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone keeps saying it, no one's really buying it...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,390 reads 8 comments