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Unable to cop criticism, Proteas coach Russell Domingo will face more media scrutiny

Russell DomingoJohannesburg, Apr. 15 - South African cricket team coach Russell Domingo is running the risk of alienating himself from the fourth estate for not being able to sportingly cop criticism for the Proteas  Read more »

England skipper Alastair Cook 'rocks the baby' after scoring first ton in five months

Alastair CookLondon, Apr 15  : England skipper and Essex opener Alastair Cook scored his first century in five months, and celebrated the feat by a ' rock the baby' sign to indicate both his relief over overcoming  Read more »

Peter Moores in head to head with Ashley Giles for race to be England cricket head coach

Peter MooresLondon, Apr 15  : Former England cricket coach Peter Moores is likely to get a second shot at the job of team director in preference to incumbent one-day coach and former England left-arm spinner Ashley Giles.  Read more »

Serena Williams tops WTA rankings

Serena WilliamsBerlin (Germany), Apr. 15  : American tennis star Serena Williams continues to maintain a huge lead over China's Li Na in the latest women's tennis rankings issued by the WTA on Monday.  Read more »

Nadal retains World No.1 status in ATP rankings

Rafael NadalBerlin (Germany), Apr 15  : Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has retained his World No. 1 status in the men's tennis rankings, going into the first clay-court Masters of the season in Monte Carlo.  Read more »

FIFA kicks off World Cup tickets sales

FIFA kicks off World Cup tickets salesRio de Janeiro, April 15 - Football's governing body FIFA will Tuesday open the final sales phase for World Cup tickets.

About 200,000 tickets will be available on a first-come  Read more »

Pistorius screamed 'Get the f*** out of my house!' before shooting Steenkamp

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, Apr. 15 - Twenty-seven-year-old Blade Runner athlete Oscar Pistorius is said to have screamed 'Get the f*** out of my house!' before shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a court in Pretoria, South Africa, has been told.  Read more »

Portuguese league standings

Portuguese league standingsLisbon, April 15 - Following are the Portuguese league standings after Monday's games (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points) according to Xinhua:  Read more »

Commonwealth Games medals unveiled

Commonwealth Games medals unveiledLondon, April 15 - The medals for the Commonwealth Games were unveiled in Glasgow to mark 100 days to the Games' opening ceremony on July 23.  Read more »

Michael Phelps makes surprise return to swimming

Michael Phelps makes surprise return to swimmingWashington, April 15 - US Olympic champion Michael Phelps plans a return to competitive swimming for the first time since the 2012 London Olympic Games, USA Swimming said Monday.  Read more »

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Rodgers says no extra pressure on Liverpool in quest of first league title since 1990

Brendan RodgersJohannesburg, Apr. 18 - Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has said that there is no extra pressure on his squad despite the fact that the club is looking upon a first league title since 1990.  Read more »

When Fergie tricked Sam Allardyce into drinking squash instead of red wine!

Sir Alex FergusonLondon, Apr 18  : Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he once had tricked West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce into drinking a fruit drink instead of red wine.  Read more »

Saqlain feels ICC's 15-degree relaxation way too much for his 'Doosra' invention

Saqlain MushtaqKarachi, Apr 18 : Former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq feels that International Cricket Council (ICC)'s 15-degree relaxation in the current era for delivering 'Doosra' is way too much.  Read more »

Ajmal keen to 'shine' in County Championship to prepare for 2015 World Cup

Saeed AjmalKarachi, Apr 18  : Veteran Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is reportedly set to make a positive impact during his county stint in Worcestershire in the County Championship Division-II in order to  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 »