1. Power Ranking La Liga Teams on Their Summer Transfer Window Activity

    With the summer transfer window now closed following the passing of deadline day, it's time to evaluate how La Liga's clubs fared in this summer's flurry of business activity...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 18 days ago 16,975 reads 36 comments

  2. Javier Hernandez a Good Fit for Real Madrid, but Doesn't Address Balance Issues

    As Javier Hernandez's season-long loan from Manchester United to Real Madrid was confirmed on Monday, per BBC Sport , the activity on social media surrounding the striker — ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 19 days ago 11,735 reads 37 comments

  3. Angelo Mathews: World Cricket's Batsman of the Month, August 2014

    Angelo Mathews was identified as a future captain and a long-term cornerstone of Sri Lankan cricket well before his ascension into the game's upper echelon of stars, and expectation has closely followed him on his journey to this point...

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  4. Real Madrid's Defensive Lapses Ruin Promising Start Against Real Sociedad

    For a club that has often paid little regard to defending, Real Madrid 's pursuit of striker Javier Hernandez on Sunday felt emblematic of Los Blancos' distorted priorities, as the ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 13,641 reads 80 comments

  5. ICC Rankings: Test Batsmen Who've Made Biggest Rises in 2014

    The Reliance ICC Player Rankings are a complicated beast but, nonetheless, stand as the game's official standings for individual excellence...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 3,824 reads 4 comments

  6. Cricket Statistics: Breaking Down England's Outdated ODI Batting Approach

    Despite recapturing a degree of previous excellence in the Test arena in the recent thrashing of India, England's one-day international approach continues to look outdated after another poor showing in Cardiff on Wednesday...

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  7. Michael Clarke's Long Layoff Will Prove Beneficial for the Australian Captain

    The last time Michael Clarke was spotted on a cricket field, he was celebrating Australia's dramatic victory over South Africa in Cape Town that secured a 2-1 series triumph for the visitors...

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  8. How Potential Transfer of Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich Affects Real Madrid

    At what point do similar events become an identifiable trend? In the wake of Angel Di Maria's departure to Manchester United , Xabi Alonso also appears set to flee the Bernabeu , ready to switch from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 6,553 reads 23 comments

  9. Why James Rodriguez Will Benefit Most from Angel Di Maria's Real Madrid Exit

    As Angel Di Maria's switch to Manchester United neared on Tuesday, Marca's Marcos Lopez proclaimed that " Real Madrid are the only short-term winners" in the Argentinian's move to Old Trafford...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 24 days ago 13,386 reads 26 comments

  10. Power Ranking the Test Cricket Nations: August 2014

    Welcome to our power rankings for the nations of Test cricket for the month of August, where we rank all 10 sides based upon a combination of their ICC Test ranking and recent form...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 1,419 reads 2 comments

  11. How Real Madrid Must Adapt After Transfer of Angel Di Maria to Manchester United

    One would imagine that only the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford could cause the sort of stir capable of stripping every single letter "R" from the Manchester United superstore...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 5,575 reads 22 comments

  12. Cristiano Ronaldo Goal vs. Cordoba Can't Mask Lingering Knee Injury Concerns

    Real Madrid push forward in the 86th minute. Toni Kroos plays the ball into the feet of Cristiano Ronaldo ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 26 days ago 16,330 reads 12 comments

  13. Real Madrid vs. Cordoba: How Los Blancos Will Line Up in La Liga Game

    Real Madrid begin their 2014-15 La Liga campaign with a clash against top-flight newcomers Cordoba at the Bernabeu on Monday night...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 28 days ago 5,914 reads 2 comments

  14. NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    The NatWest T20 Blast concludes this weekend, with Surrey, Birmingham Bears, Hampshire and Lancashire all set to descend on Edgbaston for the three-match final day to decide the title...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 29 days ago 1,931 reads 1 comments

  15. Why Real Madrid Must Fend off Reported Man Utd Transfer Move for Xabi Alonso

    Quickly run your eyes over Real Madrid 's Super Cup squad from Tuesday night. What do you notice? Your focus will probably dart to that extraordinary front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 5,135 reads 11 comments

  16. New Luka Modric Deal Indicates Stable Presence in Evolving Real Madrid Midfield

    With Real Madrid 's midfield in a state of flux amid the arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos , the news of Luka Modric 's contract extension at the ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 4,542 reads 3 comments

  17. Real Madrid Still a Work in Progress Under Carlo Ancelotti Heading into 2014-15

    There were brief moments in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday night in which Real Madrid displayed glimpses of their devastating potential for the season ahead...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 8,602 reads 28 comments

  18. Trent Bridge to the Oval: How England and India Played a Game of Trading Places

    " It is an amazing turnaround," Alastair Cook said  in the warm glow of victory after the fifth Test at The Oval. He was only talking about England. But he could have been talking about India, too...

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  19. Mahela Jayawardene in Numbers: Breaking Down the Career of Sri Lanka's Legend

    Mahela Jayawardene 's Test career concluded in style on Monday, as Sri Lanka celebrated a 105-run win over Pakistan in Colombo to secure a 2-0 series victory...

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  20. Ranking the Top 25 Players from the 2014 Caribbean Premier League

    The 2014 edition of the Caribbean Premier League concluded on Saturday night, with the Barbados Tridents emerging triumphant from a rain-affected final against the Guyana Amazon Warriors...

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  21. Why Real Madrid Should Accept Manchester United's Offer for Angel Di Maria

    With Manchester United seemingly ready to splash the cash, Real Madrid are in a very unique situation with Angel Di Maria...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 15,825 reads 35 comments

  22. Is Carlo Ancelotti Engaging in Transfer Games with Khedira, Di Maria Claims?

    " Nothing has changed," Carlo Ancelotti told reporters in Warsaw, where Real Madrid were visiting for a friendly with Fiorentina on Saturday night, per the Daily Mail ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 21,115 reads 53 comments

  23. How Possible Transfer of Sami Khedira Would Affect Real Madrid

    Left out of Real Madrid 's squad for the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday, Sami Khedira cut a forlorn figure as his teammates celebrated their first title of the season with a victory over Sevilla in Wales...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 5,297 reads 10 comments

  24. England vs. India, 5th Test: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    The fifth and final Test of the summer between England and India begins at the Oval on Friday, with the home side holding a 2-1 advantage over the visitors after consecutive victories in Southampton and Manchester...

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  25. Toni Kroos Will Light Up Real Madrid, but James Rodriguez May Need Time

    Transfer fees have a habit of clouding judgment. Now regularly exorbitant monstrosities, the vast figures that linger over modern footballers warp our expectations, muddying our ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 16,337 reads 12 comments