Euro 2012: England heartbreak after losing penalty shootout

Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar   England captain Steven Gerrard says he and his team-mates are “heartbroken” by their exit from Euro 2012 following a penalty shoot-out loss to Italy. England were beaten on spot-kicks for the sixth time in a major tournament after battling to a goalless draw in the quarter-final in Kiev. “I feel for [...]

Euro 2012: Germany handles Greece easily, wins 4-2

Aris Messinis/AFP/GettyImages Germany scored three second-half goals to reach the European Championship semifinals for a record seventh time Friday after a 4-2 win over Greece. Team captain Philipp Lahm gave Germany the lead in the 39th minute before Georgios Samaras equalized for Greece in the 55th. But Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose and Marco Reus all [...]

Euro 2012: Ronaldo heads Portugal into last four

Portugal's Ronaldo celebrates after defeating Czech Republic in their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the National stadium in Warsaw
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after defeating Czech Republic in their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the National stadium in Warsaw, June 21, 2012. Credit: REUTERS/Peter Andrews Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful header 11 minutes from time sent Portugal into the Euro 2012 semi-finals with a deserved 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic on Thursday. The world’s [...]

Euro 2012: France make quarters despite loss to Sweden

A combination photo showing Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s brilliant effort to score Sweden’s first goal against France. Pic/AFP France qualified for the knockout stages of a major finals for the first time in six years here on Tuesday despite losing their final Euro 2012 Group D match 2-0 to already eliminated Sweden. A brilliant bicycle kick by [...]

Why a Keyboard—not a Processor or Screen or Anything Else—Is the Only Way to Beat Apple

The killer (or be killed) feature of that new Microsoft Surface for Windows RT is its keyboard. The tablet itself is a wonderful device. It’s got a great body and a (seemingly) fast processor. But input is everything. At the Surface launch yesterday, the auditorium was packed with the tech press, and lots of MacBook Airs, but there was [...]

Euro 2012: Spain ease past toothless French into semis

Photo:Reuters Holders Spain strolled into the Euro 2012 semi-finals after two goals from Xabi Alonso on his 100th appearance secured a 2-0 victory over a listless France team on Saturday. Waiting for them next will be Portugal, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani will surely give Spain more to think about than a limp France did in a match which, despite [...]

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Joke of the day: Answer the question NOW!

Sardar Gurbachan Singh is appearing for his University final examination. He takes his seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes his shoes off and throws them out of the window. He then removes his turban and throws it away as well. His shirt, pant, socks  and [...]

Euro 2012: England exceed expectations, says team boss

Manager Roy Hodgson admits England have done better than expected by qualifying top of Group D at Euro 2012. Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Ukraine, coupled with France’s 2-0 defeat by Sweden, means England win their group and now face Italy in the quarter-finals. “Getting out of the group partly exceeded my expectations,” Hodgson told BBC [...]

Euro 2012: Nervy Spain edge past Croatia into quarters

Reigning European champions Spain lived to fight another day when a late Jesus Navas goal gave them an edgy 1-0 victory over Euro 2012 Group C rivals Croatia and sent them into the last eight of the tournament. The goal that started with a piece of brilliance from substitute Cesc Fabregas, who lobbed the ball [...]
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