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Saturday, December 28, 2013
England bowlers rally back against Australia
A resurgent England attack tore through Australia's batting lineup with six wickets in the final session to leave the hosts reeling at 164 for nine at the close of an attritional second day of the fourth Ashes test on Friday.
England paceman James Anderson has no intention of following good friend Graeme Swann into retirement and said there were other “big characters” in the dressing room to compensate for the loss of the banter-loving spinner.
Wild Oats XI takes over Sydney-Hobart top spot at midway point of race
Favorite Wild Oats XI snatched back the lead from rival supermaxi Perpetual Loyal in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Friday, with the dueling 100-footers surging ahead of the fleet.
Friday, December 27, 2013
While world champion Sarah Hendrickson continues rehabilitation from a knee injury and still hopes to compete at Sochi, a precocious Japanese flyer has emerged as the gold medal favorite when women's ski jumping makes its debut, finally, at the Winter Olympics in February.
Wild Oats XI was first out of the harbor in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Thursday, but rival supermaxi Perpetual Loyal was flying a protest flag after the neck and neck start.
Wild Oats XI grabs lead position; Perpetual Loyal flies protest flag
Monday, December 23, 2013
England's spinner Swann announces retirement from cricket
England spinner Graeme Swann announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket with immediate effect on Sunday, in a bombshell just days before the beleaguered tourists meet Australia in the fourth Ashes Test.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Pressure mounts on Vonn as Tiger avoids spotlight
Lindsey Vonn will take to the piste for Saturday's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere under increased pressure as high-profile boyfriend Tiger Woods pitched up in the glitzy French resort.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Winds to help break records in Australian race
The wind forecast for the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race favors the bigger boats and could also help break the event's best-ever time, officials said Friday.
British skier Chemmy Alcott trains so hard that she can barely crawl out of the gym — a sacrifice the 31-year-old makes as she faces a race against time to make the Sochi Olympics after re-breaking her right leg in August.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
White-clad Chinese cricketers roared as a homegrown bowler sent the bails flying in Beijing — to the unfamiliar clatter of leather on plastic.
Mainland China cricket on sticky wicket
  
  
  
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