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Ian Botham, Graeme Swann call England performance an embarrassment

Ian BothamLondon: Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by  Read more »

SaniaMirza, Cara Black in US Open semifinal

Sania Mirza Cara BlacNew York: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black hardly broke a sweat as they entered the US Open women's doubles semifinals after their rivals retired midway through the quarterfinal match here.  Read more »

New Zealand Cricket extends coach Mike Hesson's contract for two years

New Zealand Cricket extends coach Mike HessonWashington, Sep 03 - New Zealand Cricket today confirmed a two-year extension of the Black Caps coach Mike Hesson's contract.

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Federer breezes into US Open quarterfinal with straight set victory over Bautista

Federer breezes into US Open quarterfinal with straight set victory over BautistaWellington, Sep 03 - Following a year-long slowdown in his career, tennis star Roger Federer has reportedly got back to the United  Read more »

MS Dhoni lauds all after becoming most successful ODI skipper

Mahendra Singh DhoniBirmingham : Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday hailed his former and present team for helping him become the most successful Indian ODI captain after the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the  Read more »

Not quitting as ODI captain despite 3 consecutive losses: Alastair Cook

Alastair CookBirmingham : He might be under tremendous pressure after three consecutive losses, but England skipper Alastair Cook has made it clear that he is not stepping down as ODI captain in the wake of his side's one-day series defeat against India.  Read more »

Golf top rankings revealed

Golf top rankings revealedCape Town (South Africa), Sept. 3 - The top 20 players in the rankings after the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship and the European Tour's Italian Open have been revealed.  Read more »

We played a perfect game today, says MS Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh DhoniBirmingham - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his side played a "perfect game" today as the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth One-Dayer to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series here.  Read more »

US Open: Murray to face Djokovic today

Andy MurrayNew York, Sept. 3 - Andy Murray will play World Number One Novak Djokovic in a US Open quarter-final match on Wednesday, and believes he is close to playing his best tennis after beating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday.  Read more »

Change must in England ODI squad to be competitive in World Cup: KP

Birmingham (UK), Sept. 3 - Out of favour England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said changes have to be made to the one-day side if they are to be competitive at next year's World Cup.  Read more »

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Man U sign Daley Blind for 13.8 mln pounds from Ajax

Daley BlindLondon, Sep 02 - Versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind has moved from Dutch club AFC Ajax to Premier League side Manchester United in a 13.8 million-pound deal.  Read more »

'Excruciating pain' forced Gabriel Batistua to ask for leg amputation post retirement

Gabriel BatistutaLondon, Sep 01 - Former Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta, who called time on his career in 2005, has revealed that he asked a specialist to amputate his legs following his retirement.  Read more »

Ian Botham, Graeme Swann call England performance an embarrassment

Ian BothamLondon: Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by  Read more »

New Zealand Cricket extends coach Mike Hesson's contract for two years

New Zealand Cricket extends coach Mike HessonWashington, Sep 03 - New Zealand Cricket today confirmed a two-year extension of the Black Caps coach Mike Hesson's contract.

According to Stuff. co.  Read more »

Miguel Oliveira finishes fourth at British GP in MotoGP

Miguel OliveiraSilverstone: Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira missed a second top-three podium finish of the season by just five hundredths of a second at the British Grand Prix in Moto3 category of the MotoGP championship, here Sunday.  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »