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Chinese Culture: Tea and Crickets
Over the past two weekends I have had the opportunity to witness and participate in two Chinese cultural activities.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Hoffmann: England's swagger goes AWOL
Sir Ian Botham looked less beefy and more sheepish after watching his beloved England succumb to another comprehensive defeat at the Adelaide Oval in the second Test of the Ashes series.
Ireland eyes unique cricket treble
Dubai, Dec 8 : Ireland will aim to write another chapter in the history of cricket when it goes head-to-head in the five-day first-class ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 final against defending champion Afghanistan at the ICC Academy Oval 1 on Tuesday.
South Wales Echo letters: Monday, December 9, 2013
Poor defeat at Crystal Palace sees the Bluebirds a point off the drop zone, but the manager is holding his nerve After a busy year travelling across the globe, Katherine Jenkins is looking forward to spending time in Wales.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Kian crowned King of the Jungle
Kian Egan has been crowned King of the Jungle for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2013.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Ten reasons to visit New Zealand
Ten years ago the film trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" made J.R.R. Tolkien fans out of millions of moviegoers.
'Career coach' Robbie Deans now needs team
Deans said he was "starting to fizz up" about a coaching return after taking a break following his axing after six seasons as Australian coach.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Sport played a vital part in eradicating apartheid
Edinburgh dignitaries were in the Olympic host city to have Scotland's capital, sole candidate for the '86 Games, receive the rubber stamp of the Games federation.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Prince William in tribute to Mandela
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were watching a film about the ex-South African president when the news broke.
Top universities warn 'quality' is at risk with more students
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World Cup Qualifier Fixtures Revealed
The 10 teams competing for the two remaining places at the 2015 World Cup have learnt in which groups they are placed and their fixtures for the qualifying tournament.
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 5 Dec 2013
The east coast of England is preparing for the most severe tidal surge in 30 years, with fears that sea defences will be breached, while Scotland and the north of England will see gale-force winds of up to 95mph.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Cricketer International
A bewildering mess of a performance
Canada had the right team and the right preparation ahead of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Cricketer International
Christchurch comeback continues
Christchurch's journey back to a host city for top-level cricket will take another significant step early next year when the Hagley Oval will hosts its first international match during the World Cup Qualifiers.
ASHES England are taking on a nation of bronzed Begbies. They must...
An Irishman, Zimbabwean and New Zealander are sitting in a bar. A man walks in. 'Right,' he says, 'which one of you wants to replace Jonathan Trott?' That joke is doing the rounds in Australia at the moment.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
South African players celebrate fall of India's wicket
Former South Africa player and chief of selectors talks to MiD DAY about India's 'toughest of challenges for a long time' http://www.mid-day.com/sports/2013/dec/021213-expect-fast-pitches-for-odis-and-tests-in-south-africa-omar-henry.htm Former South Africa player and chief of selectors talks to MiD DAY about India's 'toughest of challenges for a ... (more)
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Afghanistan into World Twenty20 qualifier final
DUBAI: Afghanistan booked their berth in a third consecutive ICC World Twenty20 qualifier final after defeating Nepal by seven wickets in the first semifinal at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Community news in brief: Saturday, November 30
The 33-year-old, who now lives in Blyth, spent time in the classroom and on the court offering students advice.
Tony Blair visits North East to see effect of Tony Blair Sport Foundation
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair saw first hand how money from his foundation is changing the lives of North East children.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Scots go out with a win but certainly not on a high
IT ended in thrilling fashion as Scotland sealed victory with two lusty blows from the final deliveries of their match with Papua New Guinea in Abu Dhabi yesterday.