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Ex-NZ skipper Vettori to play for Northern Districts at CL T20 tournament in India

Former New Zealand captain Daniel VettoriJohannesburg, Aug 23 - Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will play for domestic side Northern Districts province in next month's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in India.  Read more »

McIlroy fights back to post second-round 65 at The Barclays

McIlroy fights back to post second-round 65 at The Barclays London, Aug 23 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy fought back from a rusty start to post a second-round 65 and ease into contention at The Barclays, the first of the four PGA Tour play-off events.  Read more »

Misbah says Pak-Lanka ODI series 'good chance to assess themselves' for WC

Misbah-ul-HaqKarachi, Aug 23 - With Pakistan and Sri Lanka heading into a three-match ODI series on Saturday, the tourists skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that this is a good chance to assess themselves since the World Cup is not too far away.  Read more »

Stephen Fleming bats for MS Dhoni, calls him best option as Test skipper

Stephen FlemingMumbai : Ex-New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming on Friday backed under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad`s 1-3 defeat to England, saying  Read more »

Atletico beat Real 2-1 on aggregate to win Spanish Super Cup

James RodriguezLondon, Aug 23 - Atletico Madrid overcame their famous city rivals Real Madrid to win the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate with their first encounter ending in a 1-1 draw followed by a 1-0 win for the home side in the second.  Read more »

Aditya Joshi misses bronze, two other Indians enter Youth Olympic finals

JoshiNanjing: Indian shuttler Aditya Joshi missed out on a medal as he lost 17-21 16-21 to Anthony Sinisuka of Indonesia in the bronze play-off in men`s singles event in the second Youth Olympic Games here Friday.  Read more »

PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Muhammad Aamir back

Muhammad AamirKarachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Muhammad Aamir back into the sport.  Read more »

Pink Panthers drub Dabang Delhi to assure semifinal berth

Dabang DelhiJaipur: Making dents in the strong defence of Dabang Delhi through fine raids by Maninder Singh and Jasvir Singh, hosts Pink Panthers Jaipur posted a fine 41-31 victory to assure a berth in the semifinal  Read more »

Top international cyclists to participate in Hero MTB Race

MBTShimla: Top international cyclists will participate in South Asia`s Biggest 10th Hero MTB Himalaya (cycling) Race starting from here on September 27.  Read more »

Telugu Titans remain alive in Kabaddi League with win over Bengal Warriors

Telugu TitansJaipur: Taking advantage of a last minute error by Sachin Shingade, the Telugu Titans kept their hopes alive by holding Bengal Warriors to a 34-34 draw in the Pro Kabaddi league at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium here Friday.  Read more »

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Van Gaal 'not shocked' by League Cup exit

Louis Van GaalLondon, Aug. 27 - Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has insisted that he is not shocked by his side's four nil thrashing by the Milton Keynes Dons in Tuesday's Capital One League Cup encounter.  Read more »

Everton sign Cameroon striker Eto'o

London, Aug 27 - Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has inked a two-year-deal with Everton FC after being released by Chelsea last season.

Eto'o, 33, joins on a free transfer and links up with former  Read more »

Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosra

Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosraKarachi, Aug 27 - Pakistan's off spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to play in the third and last one day match of the current three match series against Sir Lanka which will be held on August 30.  Read more »

Bangladesh to lift ban on ex-skipper Shakib al Hasan

Shakib Al HasanDhaka, Aug. 27 - Bangladesh cricket authorities have said they would lift the ban on ex-skipper Shakib Al Hasan from 15 September.

A decision in this regard has been taken after the star  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 »

Button feels sympathetic with Hamilton following Belgian GP row with Rosberg

Jenson-ButtonLondon, Aug 26 : McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that he feels sympathy with Lewis Hamilton after his Belgian Grand Prix came to an end on lap two by a collision from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.  Read more »