1. Pressure Now on Carlo Ancelotti to Make Florentino Perez's Galactico Dream Work

    When Florentino Perez initiated Real Madrid 's Galactico era after his ascension to the club's presidency at the turn of the century, it was Vicente del Bosque who held the responsibility that now belongs to Carlo Ancelotti...

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  2. Captaincy, 'Keeper and Beyond: What England Must Change After Lord's Loss

    England slumped to defeat against India at Lord's on Monday, collapsing after the lunch break to give MS Dhoni's side a 1-0 advantage in their five-Test series...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 day ago 763 reads 6 comments

  3. Real Madrid's Search for Attacking Talent Isn't the Answer to La Liga Struggles

    From a neutral's perspective, there's a lot to love about Real Madrid 's perennial quest for glamour. Seemingly intent on orchestrating footballing perfection, Florentino Perez ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 day ago 13,689 reads 74 comments

  4. Alastair Cook's Batting Slump and Captaincy Struggles Are Two Separate Issues

    Back and across, tentative push forward, hang the bat and feather a little nick. The clever songwriters among us, the type who come up with the quirky football chants, could surely make a tune to that effect for Alastair Cook ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 days ago 844 reads 2 comments

  5. Iker Casillas Quickly Approaching a Sad Ending to His Real Madrid Career

    Amid a flurry of summer transfer activity at the Santiago Bernabeu, reports casting doubt over Iker Casillas ' future at Real Madrid are arriving on a seemingly daily basis...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 days ago 21,130 reads 61 comments

  6. Warne vs. Tendulkar and 20 Great Cricket Duels and Rivalries of the Modern Era

    The presence of both Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in the recent Marylebone Cricket Club vs. Rest of the World XI clash at Lord's revived memories of the pair's famous on-field ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 1,916 reads 6 comments

  7. Ranking 10 Real Madrid Players with Biggest Point to Prove in Pre-Season

    With a number of Real Madrid 's players ready to return from international duty at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Los Blancos will turn their attention to the club's upcoming pre-season schedule...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 9,062 reads 23 comments

  8. 5 Stars of the Future on Show in Australia A vs. India A Series

    Although the majority of eyes belonging to the cricketing world are fixed upon England's ongoing Test series with India, there's a rather intriguing encounter currently taking place on the other side of the globe...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 days ago 940 reads 0 comments

  9. Simon Kerrigan's England Recall Could Come at Wrong Time for His Confidence

    Simon Kerrigan has probably spent the better part of 12 months trying to banish the memories of his horrific Test debut against Australia last August...

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  10. Real Madrid Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 14

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup now finished, the summer's transfer window is ready to step up a gear and few clubs are expected to be as active as La Liga giants, Real Madrid ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 8 days ago 42,901 reads 38 comments

  11. England vs. India: Player Ratings for MS Dhoni's XI After 1st Test

    India fought out an arduous stalemate with England in the first Test at Trent Bridge, surviving a brief scare in the morning session on Day 5 to ensure the series will head to Lord's all square...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 days ago 937 reads 0 comments

  12. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Which Front 3 Is Superior After Luis Suarez Transfer?

    For the second year running, La Liga's giants have captured the finest player of the previous Premier League season, with Luis Suarez 's move to Barcelona following Gareth Bale 's switch to Real Madrid 12 months earlier...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 days ago 36,304 reads 138 comments

  13. England vs. India: Assessing the Chances of a Result at Trent Bridge After Day 4

    A bizarre fourth day at Trent Bridge concluded this evening as India reached stumps at 167-3 in their second innings, carrying a 128-run lead into tomorrow's final day...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 10 days ago 470 reads 0 comments

  14. La Liga's Top 20 Up-and-Coming Stars

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil winding down, the attention of the football world will quickly revert to club level, as the various domestic leagues around Europe get ready to commence for the 2014-15 season...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 19,167 reads 52 comments

  15. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami's Stand Proves India's Determination

    From the fifth ball of James Anderson's 37th over at Trent Bridge—perhaps more importantly, the innings' 157th—Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck a crisp and rather classical cover ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 1,005 reads 4 comments

  16. Lack of Punishment for Andrew Strauss Over KP Comment Is No Surprise

    So you can call someone an "absolute c--t" on television nowadays and completely escape punishment, huh? Well no, not exactly...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 7,567 reads 3 comments

  17. Breaking Down Murali Vijay's Century for India vs. England at Trent Bridge, 2014

    Murali Vijay struck an unbeaten 122 on the opening day of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge, guiding India to 259-4 at stumps in Nottingham...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 458 reads 1 comments

  18. Picking an India XI of Forgotten Test Players and One-Cap Wonders

    India has always been a nation known for its extremes, a fact which has extended to the country's famous love: cricket...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 920 reads 1 comments

  19. Cricket Stats: Looking for Data to Support India Winning Test Series in England

    India will embark on a five-Test series against England next week, looking to banish the painful memories of the nation's last trip to English shores in 2011...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 18 days ago 794 reads 1 comments

  20. Reviewing the Last 10 England vs. India Test Series: Results, Key Men, Records

    England and India will add another chapter to their fascinating Test history next week, as MS Dhoni's side prepare to embark on a five-Test campaign on English shores against Alastair Cook's men...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 19 days ago 544 reads 3 comments

  21. Cricket in July 2014: Schedules and Previews for Every International Series

    The month of July will see a busy schedule on the international cricket calendar, with five series set to commence across four regions in the coming weeks...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 547 reads 2 comments

  22. Liam Plunkett: World Cricket's Bowler of the Month, June 2014

    Liam Plunkett 's second coming in Test cricket has been seven years in the making, and after impressing with the ball in his first series since being recalled, the Yorkshire seamer ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 896 reads 2 comments

  23. 10 Biggest Mistakes Spain Made at 2014 World Cup

    Spain couldn't have possibly endured a more difficult time at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, lamentably becoming the first defending champions to be bundled out of the tournament after just two matches...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 2,223 reads 3 comments

  24. Where Does Spain's World Cup 2014 Campaign Rank in Their All-Time Performances?

    After dominating international football for more than half a decade, Spain endured a humiliating World Cup campaign in Brazil this year...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 22 days ago 1,228 reads 4 comments

  25. 15 Players on the Slide in Test Cricket

    Despite Sri Lanka capturing a historic Test series victory on English soil this week, the biggest story to emerge from the opening days of the summer is England's ongoing malaise under Alastair Cook...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 26 days ago 9,529 reads 3 comments