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Carberry still hoping to return to England Test squad despite slamming management

Michael CarberryLondon, Apr 17 - England batsman Michael Carberry is reportedly keeping his hopes alive of returning to the Test squad despite criticising the England management.  Read more »

Benfica beat FC Porto to qualify for Portuguese Cup final

benfica-beats-PortoLisbon, April 17 : Ten-man Benfica beat FC Porto 3-1 at the Luz Stadium here to qualify for the Portuguese Cup final.

Benfica made up for their 0-1 defeat to Porto in the first leg of the  Read more »

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius-hired forensic 'expert' of being unqualified to testify

Oscar PistoriusSydney, Apr. 17 - The prosecution at Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius' trial has reportedly accused the forensic expert hired by the South African athlete of being unqualified to testify and rubbished  Read more »

Ryan Lochte has 'fun, funky, easy' style

Ryan LochteWashington, April 17  : Ryan Lochte has said that his style is "fun, funky and easy."

The 29-year-old swim champ, while shooting for Calvin Klein Ads, found that he had the best time on set, People magazine reported.  Read more »

Ex-Pak cricketers advise current players not to 'bother with' IPL

Wajahatullah WastiKarachi, Apr 17 : Former Pakistani Test cricketer Wajahatullah Wasti has advised the current players of the team not to bother about playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the seventh edition of which is underway at the UAE.  Read more »

Forensics expert reveals Pistorius shot Steenkamp in quick succession

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Apr 17 : A forensics expert at Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has reportedly revealed that the South African athlete's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot in quick succession as she fell down.  Read more »

Hamilton hopeful of dominating teammate Rosberg in fight for F1 title

Lewis HamiltonLondon, Apr 17 : Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton is hoping that his recent victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix has given him an edge over his teammate Nico Rosberg, as both the racers fight for this year's Formula One title.  Read more »

Lamar Odom joins New York Knicks for final match

Lamar OdomWashington, April 17  : Lamar Odom has been joined the New York Knicks for the remainder of the NBA season.

Knicks president Phil Jackson has announced that the estranged husband of TV  Read more »

'Nervous' England should stick with Giles despite miserable World T20 campaign: Mickey Arthur

Mickey ArthurLondon, Apr 17  : Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly called on their Ashes rivals England to hold their nerves and stick with their limited-overs coach Ashley Giles despite a miserable World Twenty20 campaign.  Read more »

Murray, Navratilova to 'Rally for Bally' to help cancer-stricken Elena Baltacha

London, Apr 17 - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Czech-American legend Martina Navratilova will reportedly lead tennis players in a 'rally for cancer' match to help former British No 1 Elena Baltacha, who was diagnosed with liver cancer.  Read more »

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Benfica beat FC Porto to qualify for Portuguese Cup final

benfica-beats-PortoLisbon, April 17 : Ten-man Benfica beat FC Porto 3-1 at the Luz Stadium here to qualify for the Portuguese Cup final.

Benfica made up for their 0-1 defeat to Porto in the first leg of the  Read more »

Tevez opts out of Argentina's World Cup campaign for Disney World trip with family

Carlos TevezLondon, Apr 17 - Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has reportedly opted to skip Argentina's World Cup campaign in Brazil this June for a trip to Disney World, Florida.  Read more »

Carberry still hoping to return to England Test squad despite slamming management

Michael CarberryLondon, Apr 17 - England batsman Michael Carberry is reportedly keeping his hopes alive of returning to the Test squad despite criticising the England management.  Read more »

Ex-Pak cricketers advise current players not to 'bother with' IPL

Wajahatullah WastiKarachi, Apr 17 : Former Pakistani Test cricketer Wajahatullah Wasti has advised the current players of the team not to bother about playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the seventh edition of which is underway at the UAE.  Read more »

FIA uphold decision to disqualify Ricciardo

Daniel-RicciardoParis, April 15 : International automobile federation (FIA) announced Tuesday that it will uphold the decision on Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.  Read more »

Mahindra's Oliveira bags a point in GP of Americas

Miguel-OliveiraAustin (United States), April 14 : Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira showed fighting spirit at the Moto3 Grand Prix of the Americas to emerge from a multi-bike first corner melee -- that eliminated teammate  Read more »