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Forbes rates Dhoni as fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth

Forbes rates Dhoni as fifth most financially valuable athlete on earthJohannesburg, July 23 - India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth, according to Forbes Magazine.  Read more »

Moores does not doubt Cook's ability to lead England out of present slump

Peter MooresJohannesburg, July 23 - England coach Peter Moores has backed captain Alastair Cook again and has no doubt that the skipper could lead the squad out of their present slump.  Read more »

Boycott says Cook will not quit England captaincy unless six wild stallions pull him out

Geoffrey-BoycottLondon, July 23 - Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has said that Alastair Cook is too stubborn to quit captaincy and would not move unless they get six wild stallions to pull the skipper out.  Read more »

Senior have got to look at their game, says Peter Moores

Peter MooresLondon: Livid with England`s performance so far in the ongoing Test series against India, coach Peter Moores feels the senior players need to raise their game by several notches for the side to make a comeback in the five-match rubber.  Read more »

Buttler replaces 'injured' Prior in England squad for third Test against India

Matt PriorLondon, July 23 - England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been replaced by Jos Buttler, who plays for English county cricket club Lancashire, for the third Test against India.  Read more »

James Anderson hearing to be held on 1 August

James Anderson hearing to be held on 1 AugustDubai, July 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial Commissioner, will hold the hearing of England fast bowler James Anderson via video conference on Friday 1 August.  Read more »

Sharma, Kumar and Vijay rise in ICC Test player rankings

Sharma-Vijay-RahaneDubai, July 22 : Players to make an upward movement on the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings, following the historic win against England at Lord's on Monday, include; man of the match Ishant Sharma,  Read more »

McIlroy celebrates Open title with Irish lingerie model gal-pal

rory-mcilroyLondon, July 22 : Rory McIlroy recently raised eyebrows, when he decided to celebrate his Open win with lingerie model, Nadia Forde, at Hoylake, Merseyside.  Read more »

Morkel a great support bowler, says Robin Jackman

Robin-JackmanJohannesburg, July 22 : Former England Test bowler Robin Jackman has described Morne Morkel as one of the best support bowlers he has seen.  Read more »

Court ruling makes me rightful PCB chairman: Najam Sethi

Najam-SethiLahore, July 22 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has said that a Supreme Court ruling has established him as the rightful head of the board.  Read more »

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From goals to guns: Brazilian footballer to join army in Ukraine

Edmar-Halowski-de-LacerdaLondon, July 25 : A Brazilian footballer has been left to regret his decision to change his citizenship in order to play international football for Ukraine after the army called him up to fight with them.  Read more »

Lil Wayne's firm to manage Cristiano Ronaldo's career

Cristiano-RonaldoWashington, July 25 : Lil Wayne's co-founded firm Young Money Entertainment have been assigned to manage footie ace Cristiano Ronaldo's career.

According to TMZ.  Read more »

Kirti Azad condemns Jadeja's penalization, says BCCI must have fixed it earlier

Kirti-AzadNew Delhi, July 25 : Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad today condemned Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja's penalization over his tussle with James Anderson, but suspected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for fixing it.  Read more »

Saeed Ajmal says his bowling remains enigma for many batsmen

Saeed Ajmal says his bowling remains enigma for many batsmenLahore: Pakistan`s top spin bowler Saeed Ajmal says his bowling still remains a mystery for many batsmen since they can`t read his `doosra`.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »