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Djokovic retains No. 1 spot in ATP rankings

Novak DjokovicJohannesburg, July 29 - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has remained on top of the latest men's tennis rankings that were released by the ATP on Monday.  Read more »

Spanish courts to prosecute Messi for alleged tax evasion

Lionel MessiLondon, July 29 - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will be prosecuted for alleged tax evasion by a Spanish court, despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor that the charges be dismissed.  Read more »

Proteas reclaim No 1 Test position on ICC leaderboard post Lanka series win

Johannesburg, July 29 - The South Africa Test team has reclaimed their number one Test position on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Team Championship after defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in the two-match Test series in Colombo.  Read more »

Scotland athletes set new Commonwealth Games gold medal record

Scotland athletes set new Commonwealth Games gold medal recordLondon, July 29 - Scotland set a new national record for gold medals in Commonwealth Games following lawn bowls success for Alex Marshall and Paul Foster, as their win in the  Read more »

Commonwealth Games weightlifter accused of sex assault, set to go on trial this week

Weightlifter Toua UdiaLondon, July 29 - A weightlifter participating in the Commonwealth Games is set to go on trial this week after he was accused of sexual assault.  Read more »

Bell backs Buttler to become England's regular match-winner in Test

Ian BellKarachi, July 29 - England batsman Ian Bell has backed Jos Buttler to become their squad's regular match-winner in Test cricket after the wicketkeeper-batsman made a spectacular impact on his debut in the third Test against India.  Read more »

Commonwealth Games: Double swim gold for England, South Africa, Australia

Cate CampbellGlasgow: England, South Africa and Australia all claimed two gold medals in the pool at the Commonwealth Games as world champions Cate Campbell, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos were victorious.  Read more »

Wicket is easy for batsmen, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar KumarSouthampton: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar today blamed the pitch here for the bowling attack`s poor showing in the ongoing third Test as England declared at 569/7 in their first innings.  Read more »

Narayan Singh in final of hammer throw, Om Prakash 6th in shot put

om prakashGlasgow: Hammer thrower Narayan Singh Chandrodaya was the only Indian to qualify for the final round in a disappointing outing for the Indians on the second day of athletics competition in the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.  Read more »

CWG 2014, Day 5: Jitu Rai wins gold, silver for Gagan Narang, Vikas Thakur

Jitu RaiGlasgow: `Pistol King` Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal before Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each to continue the shooters` heroics while young Vikas  Read more »

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Barcelona star Neymar says he's close to '100 per cent' fitness ahead of new season

Barcelona star Neymar says he's close to '100 per cent' fitness ahead of new seasonTokyo, Aug. 1 - Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar has insisted he will be fully fit for the start of the new season.  Read more »

Suarez could train with Barcelona in two weeks after CAS hearing date is set

Luis SuarezLondon, Aug. 1 - Uruguay and Barcelona football star Luis Suarez is hoping to train with his new club in a fortnight's time after his appeal against his ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini will be  Read more »

ICC Rankings: Amla among top three Test batsmen in world

Hashim-AmlaDubai, Aug 1 : The latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen shows South Africa's Hashim Amla returning to the top three, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews achieving a career-best ranking and Ian Bell  Read more »

India's ODI team selection for England series on August 7

India ODI teamMumbai: The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, scheduled after the conclusion of the ongoing five-Test rubber, would be picked here on August 7 by the national selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  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 »