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Pay more attention to red-ball cricket: Moeen Ali after England's Ashes debacle
London, Dec 28 (IANS) England all-rounder Moeen Ali wants the country's cricket board to pay more attention to red-ball cricket in the aftermath of the Ashes series debacle, and cited the limited-overs revolution which led to the team winning the 2019 World Cup.
2021-12-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Premier League: City hope to extend winning run on Covid-marred Boxing Day
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Boxing Day is usually the busiest Day in English football with all Premier League clubs in action. Teams usually have to play three matches within a week leading to New Year Day. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc in the 2021 festival season with many matches getting postponed due to Novel Coronavirus spread and injuries.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ashes: I have a slight tear in the rib muscles, says Hazlewood
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood is "still a little bit away" from regaining full fitness after he suffered a side strain in the ribs cage during the opening Test at Brisbane, which ruled him out for the second and third Ashes Tests.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Atherton unhappy with Burns, Pope being axed; says wholesale changes not good
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Atherton says he would have stuck with under-fire opener Joe Burns and middle-order batter Ollie Pope for the third Ashes Test, which began at the MCG on Sunday, adding that he was unhappy with the changes made by skipper Joe Root.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID UPDATE: World No. 14 Shapovalov tests positive, to miss ATP Cup
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) With 22 days to go for the start of the opening Grand Slam of 2022 -- the Australian Open -- Canada's world No. 14 Denis Shapovalov has tested positive for COVID-19 while in Sydney, ruling him out of the multi-nation ATP Cup.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Pak tour will go ahead; allegations against a former player unsubstantiated: Hockley
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley has said that his team is committed to touring Pakistan in March next year and the series won't be cancelled despite fresh concerns emerging over the new Omicron strain of COVID-19.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia reduce England to 128/6 at tea on Day 1
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Continuing their dominance with the ball, Australia reduced England to 128/6 at tea on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Djokovic pulls out of ATP Cup, adds to Australian Open mystery: Reports
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has added further mystery to his participation in next year's Australian Open -- where he is the defending champion --, reportedly opting to skip the ATP Cup, scheduled in Sydney from January 1-9.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Root surpasses Graeme Smith's record of Test runs in a calendar year
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Adding another feather to his cap, England's Joe Root surpassed former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith's record of scoring most Test runs as captain in a calendar year, during Day 1 of the ongoing third Ashes Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia chief Hockley keeps Langer guessing on contract extension
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley refused to get into the issue of whether chief coach Justin Langer will get a contract extension once it expires after the month-long series against Pakistan in March-April next year, though he added that the former player will serve out his term.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Half of cold cases will be Covid, warn UK researchers
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Amid rising Omicron cases, a team of UK researchers have warned that if you have a sore throat, runny nose and a headache, there is a good chance it will be Covid, a media report says.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia bundle out England for 185 in 1st innings
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Showing their dominance with the ball, Australia bowled out England for 185 in their first innings on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID UPDATE: Aston Villa coach Gerrard to miss two PL games after contracting virus
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the next two Premier League games.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia 61/1 at stumps, trail England by 124 runs on Day 1
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australia were 61/1 at stumps, trailing by 124 runs against England on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia dominate England on Day 1 with all-round show (Ld)
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australia showed their dominance with both bat and ball and were in a commanding position against England at the end of the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NZ detects 7 new Omicron cases at border
Wellington, Dec 26 (IANS) New Zealand has detected seven fresh Omicron cases in international arrivals over two days, taking the country's total number of infections caused by the new Covid-19 variant to 45, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Only thing England have done right on Ashes tour is turn up on time: Vaughan
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) On a day when England's batting was flattened again by the Australian bowlers in the Boxing Day Test at MCG, former captain Michael Vaughan was scathing in his attack of Joe Root's side, saying, "the only thing they've done right is turn up on time".
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes: Toss played crucial role in England's batting collapse, feels Bairstow
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) England batter Jonny Bairstow feels the toss played a crucial role in England's batting collapse against Australia on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday, saying that his side would have bowled as well considering the helpful conditions and tinge of green on the pitch.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
This therapy may swiftly reduce depression, suicidal thoughts
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Ketamine therapy has a swift short-term effect on reducing symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts, new research has found.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Thomas Tuchel hints at Conor Gallagher's Chelsea future
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel indicated that the Crystal Palace mid-fielder Conor Gallagher will return to the club next season to fight for a starting spot by saying the club 'love' him.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Leeds United v Aston Villa fixture postponed due to Covid-19
London, Dec 26 (IANS) The Premier League Board has postponed Leeds United's home game against Aston Villa schedule for December 28 due to positive Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Leeds' squad, the league said on Sunday. Leeds' Boxing Day match against Liverpool was too called off due to Covid-19 cases and injuries at the club.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Premier League: Man City, Arsenal, Tottenham cruise to victory
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Defending champions Manchester City and Arsenal registered big wins while Tottenham Hotspur defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 -- all three clubs reaping rich rewards in a Premier League in a Boxing Day schedule disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Omicron up to 70% less likely to need hospital care: Report
London, Dec 25 (IANS) People getting infected with Omicron are 50 per cent to 70 per cent less likely to need hospital care compared with previous Covid-19 variants, says an analysis.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
England bench Burns, Broad as Crawley and Bairstow included for 3rd Ashes Test
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) The struggling England team made four changes for the Boxing Day Test from the side that lost the second Ashes Test by 275 runs, bringing in Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow as the tourists try to stage a comeback at the MCG after being 0-2 down.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pace bowler Scott Boland to debut at MCG; Cummins returns to lead
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) Victorian right-arm pace bowler Scott Boland is set to make his home Test debut after he was selected in the Playing XI for the Ashes game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground beginning on Boxing Day.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Apple told to listen to dating app developers or pay hefty fine
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Dutch regulators have asked Apple to either allow dating app developers to offer non-Apple payment systems for in-app purchases or face a penalty of up to 50 million euros.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Ashes: England hope to land a punch in Boxing Day Test
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) England Test captain Joe Root would be hoping that the four changes he has effected in the playing XI on the eve of the Boxing Day Test help his side claw back and make a fresh bid to regain the urn, which looks as good as lost after the humiliation in the first two Ashes games.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID UPDATE: Luck saved two more Aussie Test cricketers from being isolated
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) The Australian cricket team could have stared at a much bigger COVID crisis, and it's sheer luck that saved two more members of the Ashes squad from being isolated ahead of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval, captain Pat Cummins has revealed.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID UPDATE: Liverpool stars request fans, supporters to take vaccination boosters
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Premier League club Liverpool is at the forefront of a campaign to spread the word among football fans that they need to take vaccination boosters against COVID-19, especially since 'Omicron' is emerging as the dominant variant in the UK.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Formula 1 drivers wish fans Merry Christmas, remind them of the big season up next
London, Dec 25 (IANS) With the 2021 season completed and there is a break before the start of the next season, the Formula 1 drivers are enjoying some quality time in the festival week.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes: I like the balance of England attack, says Vaughan before 3rd Test
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) Former captain Michael Vaughan feels England have picked a balanced bowling attack for the third Ashes Test against Australia, hoping that the struggling English team will win the opening day of the match at Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Former England captain Ray Illingworth passes away
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Former England captain and head coach Ray Illingworth passed away on Saturday. He was 89.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Josh Hazlewood unlikely for Boxing Day Test; Richardson likely to remain
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood is a doubtful starter for the third Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) starting on December 26, with the Cricket Australia (CA) selection panel wanting to give him some more time to recover from the side strain and return for the fourth Test at the SCG in New Year.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
4 injured at Texas ExxonMobil plant fire
Houston, Dec 24 (IANS) Four people were injured after a fire broke out at the ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant in Texas, according to the company.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC should come down heavily on slow over rates, says Cricket Australia CEO Hockley
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley has backed a "firm stance" on the issue of slow over rates in the five-Test Ashes series underway here, saying that it was coming in the way of entertaining cricket for the fans and the paying public.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Astronomers uncover largest group of 'rogue planets' yet
London, Dec 24 (IANS) A team of astronomers, using data from several European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes and other facilities, has discovered at least 70 new rogue planets in our galaxy.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
India govt's extradition efforts yield limited results in 2021
London, Dec 24 (IANS) As 2021 draws to a close, the Narendra Modi governments efforts to extradite Indian businessmen from Britain for alleged fraud against Indian banks are yet to materialise.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Root dismissive about captaincy rumours, says worried only about winning at MCG
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root was on Friday dismissive about rumours circulating that he might lose his captaincy after the Ashes series here, saying that he was only worried about winning the next game at the MCG, commencing on December 26.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
As England hit a new low, McGrath says IPL, BBL denting competitive spirit
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Former Australian pace bowling great Glenn McGrath is not happy with the players of rival teams "joking around" on the field during the Ashes and blames the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL) for the friendly chatter replacing "emotions out in the middle".
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: It's about England's mental toughness now, says Nasser Hussain
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Former England captain Nasser Hussain stated that the upcoming third Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will test the tourists' mental toughness. He added that it won't be good if the England camp is divided between batters and bowlers or players and coaches.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
AstraZeneca says its antibody drug Evusheld can fight Omicron variant
London, Dec 24 (IANS) British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has announced that its antibody drug 'Evusheld' is effective against the new vaccine evading Omicron variant of Covid-19.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
NZ reports 62 new cases of Delta Covid variant
Wellington, Dec 24 (IANS) New Zealand reported 62 new cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant on Friday, increasing the country's overall infection tally to 13,719, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Ashes: Anderson hits back at criticism of pacers not bowling right length
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Veteran England pacer James Anderson hit back at the criticism of his team's bowlers not bowling the 'right length' after a 275-run loss in the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval. He added that the team has to back the bowlers in terms of deciding the ideal length to hit consistently.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Booster protection fades within 10 weeks against Omicron: UK study
London, Dec 24 (IANS) While countries are racing to administer booster shots to protect against the Omicron variant of Covid-19, a new study released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has shown that protection wanes even after taking the third dose of a vaccine within 10 weeks.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Pietersen tells Root to attack not defend
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Former England cricketer-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen has suggested to Joe Root's team that a score of 150 playing bold strokes is much better that being bowled out cheaply defending and getting caught behind the stumps.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: No point in sugar-coating the losses, says Stokes
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) England all-rounder and Test vice-captain Ben Stokes admitted that his team has to produce a better performance in third Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, otherwise they will concede the series.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: Thakur must play to give Indian XI balance (Opinion)
London, Dec 24 (IANS) More than ever before, India can win a Test series in South Africa starting on Boxing Day -- a feat they've never accomplished before. But the tourists need to guard against being over-enthusiastic about playing four specialist fast bowlers, as this might detrimentally weaken the batting.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Shardul Thakur must play to add balance to India's playing XI
London, Dec 24 (IANS) More than ever before, India can win a Test series in South Africa starting Boxing Day (December 26) -- a feat theyve never accomplished before.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Premier League: Burnley-Everton Boxing Day game postponed
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Everton's Boxing Day match at Burnley has been postponed due to Covid-19 cases and injuries in the club, the Premier League announced on Friday. Everton had made an initial request to postpone the game however, it was rejected despite head coach Rafael Benitez claiming he only had nine fit players for the match.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
New Zealand reports 56 new cases of Delta variant
Wellington, Dec 23 (IANS) New Zealand reported 56 new cases of Delta variant of Covid-19 in the community on Thursday, bringing the total to 10,432 in the country's current community outbreak.
2021-12-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics