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A-level grades edge down, as university places rise in UK

A-level grades edge down, as university places rise in UK

A-level grades have edged down this year, as pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive their results. There has been a slight fall in A* and A grades and the pass rate is down for the first time in over 30 years. But there are a record number of university places available and students...

England cricketer Moeen Ali warned over pro-Gaza Test wristbands

England cricketer Moeen Ali warned over pro-Gaza Test wristbands

England batsman Moeen Ali has been warned not to wear wristbands showing support for Gaza during the third Test with India any more. The 27-year-old wore bands saying "Free Palestine" and "Save Gaza" on the second day in Southampton. International Cricket Council rules state players should not wear messages relating to "political, religious or racial activities" during matches. A spokesman told BBC Sport Moeen was "warned not to wear the bands again". The ICC added: "Moeen Ali was told by the match referee that whilst he is free to express his views on such causes away from...

Jadeja fined over Anderson clash

Jadeja fined over Anderson clash

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an altercation with England's James Anderson during the first Test. The International Cricket Council found the 25-year-old guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game". Jadeja faced a level two charge after a clash at Trent Bridge and could have been handed a one-Test ban. Anderson could face a maximum four-Test ban at his hearing on 1 August, for allegedly abusing and pushing Jadeja. The incident took place on day two of the Test on 10 July, as the teams left the pitch, and bowler Anderson could miss the fourth and fifth Tests if found guilty. The 31-year-old Lancashire...

India hails Sharma

Much-ridiculed paceman Ishant Sharma was the toast of India on Tuesday after a devastating spell of bowling demolished England at Lord's, securing his team's first overseas victory for three years. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar described Sharma's career best performance on Monday as "exceptional" while newspapers said the 25-year-old had earned the right to be regarded as the spearhead of India's attack. The long-haired and lanky Sharma, who has been compared by the English media to an Afghan hound, took 7 for...

Unbeaten Costa Rica group's best

Unbeaten Costa Rica group's best

  Group Match Group D, Match 6 England ended their World Cup campaign with a dour 0-0 draw against Costa Rica, as Jorge Pinto's side clinched top spot in Group D, reports Goal.com. The tournament's surprise package thrilled with skill and ambition in shock wins over Uruguay and Italy that secured their passage to the last 16. The...

English press spurred me on to enact revenge: Suárez

English press spurred me on to enact revenge: Suárez

Luis Suárez has once again railed at his treatment at the hands of the English media, saying that he felt under attack in the newspapers before Uruguay’s World Cup tie against England last Thursday, which he would settle with two outstanding goals, The Guardian reports. The Liverpool striker is preparing for the decisive Group...

Suarez duo almost tarnish England dream

Suarez duo almost tarnish England dream

Group Match Group D, Match 3 Luis Suarez returned from injury to score twice as Uruguay beat England 2-1 to breathe new life into their World Cup campaign, reports Goal.com. Uruguay were shocked by a 3-1 loss to Costa Rica in their opening Group D fixture last Saturday, but Suarez - who was absent for that...

Superb Suarez sinks England

Superb Suarez sinks England

A brilliant double strike by Luis Suarez put England on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit as Uruguay won 2-1 in a tense Group D match Thursday. Suarez, back in action just four weeks after knee surgery, put Uruguay ahead with a 39th-minute header before Wayne Rooney equalised with his first ever...

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Beware! Suarez to stay

Beware! Suarez to stay

Luis Suarez was an instant impact. Back from a surgery table four weeks ago and having trained  with the team only for a day, Suarez appeared as lethal as before. He sat out the first match that Uruguay played against Costa Rica for not being fully fit. A desperate Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez...

Analysis: Rooney must be returned to central role

Analysis: Rooney must be returned to central role

  After leaving mosquito country on Sunday, England now have to avoid going out of the World Cup before even finishing their course of malaria tablets. Tasting defeat in the Amazon was a bitter pill to swallow for England, who must find a cure for Wayne Rooney’s lethargy if they are to extend their...

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