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Pujara stars on Day One

Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara hit a scintillating 140 as India A reached 281/3 against South Africa A at stumps on the opening day of the first unofficial Test here on Saturday.

Fabio vows to remain coach

Fabio Capello said on Monday he wants to continue as England manager but revealed he had been told by the Football Association (FA) that they would need two weeks to decide whether to keep him in the post.

‘We are ready to live the ultimate dream’

Samuel Inkoom believes Ghana can become the first African team to win the World Cup after beating the USA 2-1 to reach the quarterfinals on Saturday where they will play two-time winners Uruguay.

Ghana’s dream run is on

The American dream is over in Africa. The Star-Spangled Banner will not be played at the 19th edition of the World Cup anymore, as the US lost to Ghana 1-2 in the round of 16 after a valiant fight here on Saturday. In a group stage meeting of the two teams at the 2006 World Cup, the Black Stars had prevailed by the same score line.

Black Stars set for spirited US

South Africans have a new to team cheer on. Ghana’s providential progress to the round of 16 has spared the home fans of the headache of adopting a nation from outside their continent.

Honda in top gear for Japan

Danish supporters were bullish ahead of their team’s last 16 meeting with Japan on Thursday. “We are going to slaughter the Japanese,” crowed one. Yes, there was a slaughter at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. But it wasn’t the “lambs” that perished as a Honda-powered Japan sent their supposed predators home in ignominy with a 3-1 win in Group E.

Terry sorry for silly talk

Former England captain John Terry apologised on Tuesday for the criticism of coach Fabio Capello that led to talk of a players mutiny.
Terry made a series of comments on Sunday that suggested England players were about to revolt against Capello’s strict regime, and called for Joe Cole to come into t

Classy Uruguay top Group A

Uruguay finished on top of Group A after they edged Mexico 1-0 here on Tuesday. Ajax forward Luis Suarez nodded in the winner two minutes before the break off a cross from Edinson Cavani at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Despite the loss, Mexico advanced to last 16 as runners-up.

England shrug off mutiny talk, back in ring

Fabio Capello was firmly back in control of England’s World Cup campaign on Monday after a player revolt launched by John Terry fizzled out, leaving the former captain isolated.

Terry sounds call for mutiny against Capello

There was a whiff of rebellion in the air at England’s World Cup training camp on Sunday as Fabio Capello’s disgruntled squad prepared to face Slovenia in a match that will make or break their campaig

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