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  1. February 10, 2014

    Much heat, little light in raking over Pietersen’s Ashes

    So welcome to the new era of English cricket – an era so far of much heat, but little light. Oh my Strauss and my Vaughan...

  2. January 31, 2014

    Flower pays price for Ashes humiliation

    Andy Flower, England’s cricket coach, became the biggest casualty of the wretched Ashes tour, losing his job after a...

  1. May 9, 2008

    England hope for a safe hands

    A home series against New Zealand may well not stir the blood of England cricketers as much as some other opponents, but the...

  2. January 19, 2008

    Round-up

    FOOTBALL Kevin Keegan will approach fellow Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer about a possible return to St James' Park as...

  3. January 8, 2007

    Vaughan return leaves dilemma over deputy

    Forty-eight hours after the Ashes debacle, there was at least one elated Englishman in Sydney yesterday. Having been told...

  4. December 4, 2006

    Ponting holds England at bay

    The history of batsmanship - like that of generalship - has been dominated by small men with a will of iron. And yesterday...

  5. November 28, 2006

    England aim for more sting in attack

    England's 277-run defeat in the first Ashes Test has raised questions about the balance of their bowling attack ahead of...

  6. November 24, 2006

    Australia put tense tourists to the sword

    After all the hype and expectation, the first day of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane turned into an anti-climactic...

  7. November 15, 2006

    Trescothick ruled out of Ashes series

    England opening batsman Marcus Trescothick has left Australia and is out of the Ashes tour after suffering a recurrence of a...

  8. October 31, 2006

    Two new caps to face All Blacks

    Bristol scrum-half Shaun Perry will complete a spectacular late rise from the ranks when he not only wins his first England...

  9. October 25, 2006

    Giles leaps to Fletcher's defence

    England spinner Ashley Giles has backed Duncan Fletcher following claims by Geoffrey Boycott that the coach had reached the...

  10. September 21, 2006

    Yardy's 119 edges Sussex towards title

    Sussex made haste towards their second county championship title in four years thanks to a century from Mike Yardy against...

  11. September 13, 2006

    England announce injury-hit squad for the Ashes

    When England returned from Australia after a 4-1 thumping four years ago, it was said that an Ashes squad would never again...

  12. September 13, 2006

    Flintoff leads injury-hit Ashes squad

    When England returned from Australia after a 4-1 thumping four years ago, it was said that an Ashes squad would never again...

  13. March 17, 2006

    Harmison out in new blow for England

    England's cricket tour of India lurched further into disarray yesterday as Steve Harmison was ruled out of the must-win...

  14. January 26, 2006

    Rooney shines as Reds triumph

    Having got his greatest wish this week, Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan was denied another. He had hoped Wigan might...

  15. January 26, 2006

    Clijsters halts Hingis return

    Roger Federer survived another tough day to book his place in the Australian Open semi-finals, but Swiss compatriot Martina...

  16. January 6, 2006

    ONE TO WATCH IN 2006: MONTY PANESAR, CRICKETER

    If there is any logic in haranguing a sportsman for excessive enterprise, Monty Panesar stands guiltier than most, writes...

  17. December 31, 2005

    New Year’s Honours highlights

    KNIGHTS John Dankworth, jazz musician. Keith Mills, chief executive London 2012. Arnold Wesker, playwright and director. Tom...

  18. December 9, 2005

    England face one-day trauma

    A weakened England cricket team face a tough challenge to salvage pride in the five-match one-day series starting tomorrow...

  19. November 17, 2005

    England slump to 22-run loss

    If England are to recover from their 22-run defeat in the first Test against Pakistan they will have to act quickly, writes...

  20. November 8, 2005

    Vaughan injury hits England

    England cricket captain Michael Vaughan is likely to discover soon whether a knee injury will put him out of his team's tour...

  21. October 22, 2005

    Afridi poses powerful threat to England

    Few sporting tours have begun under quite so sombre a cloud as that overshadowing England's departure on Tuesday for...

  22. October 21, 2005

    Afridi poses powerful threat to England

    Few sporting tours have commenced under quite so sombre a cloud as that overshadowing England’s departure on Tuesday for...

  23. September 20, 2005

    England spring more surprises

    Capping a summer of surprises, the England selectors, widely praised for their faith in youth and the state school system,...

  24. September 14, 2005

    Warne back for county climax

    Shane Warne's influence on an unforgettable cricket season is poised to continue this week as the most gripping County...

  25. September 14, 2005

    Ashes victors revel in the nation's delight

    England's victorious cricketers enjoyed a day of set-piece celebrations after their thrilling success in this summer's...

  26. September 14, 2005

    Warne back for county climax

    Shane Warne's influence on an unforgettable cricket season is poised to continue this week as the most gripping County...

  27. September 10, 2005

    Clouds of solace for England

    Cricket fans - unlike, say, ducks and gardeners - are not noted for loving the rain. But there can seldom have been a more...

  28. August 29, 2005

    Giles sees nervy England through to win

    All hail the King of Spain! Phlegm has always been the defining characteristic of Ashley Giles, and, as all about were...

  29. August 12, 2005

    Australia totter at full-frontal assault

    There is a familiar smell emanating from one of the teams in the Old Trafford Test: the whiff of failure, crisis and panic...

  30. August 10, 2005

    Australia call up fast bowler

    "The Australians have got two guys who have taken 500 wickets. To lose one of them is huge. To lose both of them would be...

  31. August 6, 2005

    Giles cuts up rough as England press ahead

    To the astonishment of the betting public - who until very late in the day insisted on thinking Australia were the...

  32. August 5, 2005

    Giles cuts up rough as England press ahead

    To the astonishment of the betting public – who until very late in the day insisted on thinking Australia were the...

  33. August 4, 2005

    Vaughan fit for second Test

    England's cricketers received the heartening news yesterday that captain Michael Vaughan had been declared fit for the...

  34. July 22, 2005

    McGrath hits England hopes

    Australia 190, England 92-7 The opening day of the most keenly awaited Ashes series for a generation exceeded every...

  35. July 21, 2005

    Injury blow for Kelly Holmes

    Kelly Holmes will miss next month's World Championships in Helsinki after losing her battle against a recurring Achilles...

  36. July 16, 2005

    Giles spins the right mindset for England

    Denying history is not always daft. In the case of England's first Test against Australia next Thursday at Lord's, it makes...

  37. July 15, 2005

    Giles spins the right mindset for England

    Denying history is not always daft. In the case of England’s first Test against Australia next Thursday at Lord’s, it makes...

  38. May 24, 2005

    Shock exit for champion

    Anastasia Myskina became the first defending French Open women's champion to be beaten in the first round when Spaniard...

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