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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 goal behind in this competition you need great spirit and character of team."Goals by Rickie Lambert and Jordan Henderson put Liverpool ahead but the defensive frailty which has plagued them this season resurfaced to allow Ludogorets a late equaliser."We were disappointed with the goal at the end but that's irrelevant," Rodgers said."It is all in our hands going into last game -- I can't ask any more than that. I'm happy to rely on us ...

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 ...

Hughes death puts Australia-India Test in doubt SYDNEY: Australia's opening Test against India next week is in danger of being called off after the death of Phillip Hughes, although cricket greats said the gritty batsman would want it to go ahead.Preparations for the clash in Brisbane, due to start next Thursday, have taken a back seat since Hughes was hit by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game between South Australia and New South Wales in Sydney on Tuesday.His shock death from ...

Hughes' death puts safety in the spotlight SYDNEY: Phillip Hughes' death from head injuries has reopened the decades-old debate on how batsmen can be protected from a hard, five-and-a-half ounce projectile travelling around 90 miles per hour."Well, it's obviously a concerning issue," said Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland at a news conference Thursday. "Helmets are continually upgraded and reviewed. That will no doubt happen. "The relevant manufacturers and medical experts will do that again in the fullness of time, but, as I ...


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