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Centre Twelvetrees replaces Farrell for England LONDON: Billy Twelvetrees will start at inside centre for England against Australia on Saturday after coach Stuart Lancaster dropped Owen Farrell and kept faith with George Ford at flyhalf.Ford, 21, made an assured first start in last week's victory over Samoa, with Farrell looking far less comfortable having been shifted to centre.Lancaster made two other changes as Tom Wood returns for James Haskell at blindside flanker and Dylan Hartley regains the hooker slot from Rob Webber for the match which is of huge importance to both teams.Both will want to finish their November series on a high having lost two of their first three, but of greater significance is the edge that will be gained ahead of their key pool-stage clash in next year's World Cup.With only nine matches to work with before the tournament starts in England next September, Lancaster would have not wanted to still be juggling his ...

ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday.While former captain Dilshan will lose 25 percent of his match fee for excessive appealing, all-rounder Perera was docked 20 percent for bringing the game into disrepute.A disciplinary hearing was not required as both cricketers admitted the charges and accepted the sanctions, the ICC said ...

Rodgers hails Liverpool's 'wonderful character' LONDON: Beleaguered Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted by his team's resilience following the 2-2 draw with Ludogorets on Wednesday which gave them a good chance of reaching the Champions League last 16.Liverpool need to beat Basel in their final Group B game at Anfield and Rodgers was delighted by the way they recovered from conceding an early goal in Bulgaria following four successive defeats."We showed wonderful character," Rodgers told reporters. "If you go a ...

Wales make three changes for South Africa test LONDON: Wales coach Warren Gatland has made three enforced changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's test against South Africa in Cardiff.Winger Liam Williams replaced the injured George North, prop Gethin Jenkins came in for Paul James and hooker Scott Baldwin was called up for Richard Hibbard who is unavailable due to club commitments.Leigh Halfpenny continues at fullback as Wales bid to avoid a 27th defeat in 28 matches against New Zealand, Australia and South ...

India tour game cancelled amid grief over Hughes ADELAIDE: India's two-day tour match due to begin Friday has been cancelled following the shocking death of Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.The tourists were scheduled to begin a two-day game against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide, but officials said the grief-stricken players will not be able to take the field.The game was to be India's final lead-up to next week's opening Test against Australia in Brisbane."Today we were reminded ...

PFF facing financial crisis ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on Thursday said the federation is facing many financial crisis due to the non-payment of funds from the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB).Talking to APP, PFF Secretary Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi said the PSB wants to implement the National Sports Policy on PFF which restricts the top office bearer to hold the office for more the two tenures. "But as the PFF is an affiliated body with FIFA therefore the implementation ...

Phillip Hughes career milestones SYDNEY: Career milestones of Australia batsmen Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25: 1988, November 30 -- Born in Macksville, New South Wales. Hughes grew up on the family's banana farm, developed into a left-handed batsman and moved to Sydney at 16 to further his cricketing ambitions. 2007, November -- Makes first-class debut for New South Wales against Tasmania in Sydney a few days before his 19th birthday, scoring 51 off 199 balls as ...


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Banking Review 2013

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