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'Defiant' Rosberg insists being faster than Hamilton

Nico RosbergLondon, July 19 - Mercedes' Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has insisted that that he is faster than his teammate Lewis Hamilton and is in a defiant mood ahead of his home German Grand Prix on Sunday.  Read more »

With little flexibility, Ashwin can be a hit abroad: Swann

Graeme SwannLondon - R Ashwin has it in him to be India`s top spinner on foreign tracks provided he becomes a little more flexible and curbs his aggressive instincts when the situation demands, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann.  Read more »

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill welcomes first child

Jessica Ennis-HillLondon, July 19 - Olympian track and field athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill announced on Twitter that she has given birth to a baby boy.

The gold medal-winning athlete posted newborn's pic on  Read more »

Toure makes 'embarrassing' U-turn, pledges future to Man City

Yaya ToureLondon, July 19 - Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has reportedly been forced to make an embarrassing U-turn and he has pledged his future to Manchester City after losing his battle to leave the club.  Read more »

Steyn claims five wickets against Lanka to put Proteas in drivers seat

Johannesburg, July 19 - South African pace bowler Dale Steyn claimed five wickets as the visitors seized control on the third of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Friday.  Read more »

Woods just manages to make cut on day two of Open Championship

Tiger WoodsLondon, July 19 - Former World No. 1 Tiger Woods just managed to make the cut with a birdie on the final hole as he scored a second round 77 in the Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool.  Read more »

Chelsea signs 15.8 mln-pound deal for Filipe Luis from Atletico

Filipe LuisLondon, July 19 - Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis will move to Chelsea as the Premier League club has signed the Brazilian for 15.8 million pounds on a three-year contract.  Read more »

Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing, says Gary Ballance

Gary BallanceLondon - England`s century-maker on day two of the second Test versus India here, Gary Ballance said that his side needs to make use of the remaining wickets and try to take a lead in the first innings.  Read more »

ICC fines Proteas' Philander 75 percent match fee for ball tampering

Vernon PhilanderLondon, July 19 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined South African bowler Vernon Philander 75 percent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the Test match in Sri Lanka.  Read more »

Balance hits second century at Lord's as England struggles to gain hold against India

London, July 19 - Gary Ballance's second consecutive Test century at Lord's could not help England gain the edge over India as the visitors claimed two late wickets against the hosts.  Read more »

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Suarez's ex-Liverpool teammate Aspas says FIFA treated Uruguayan like a murderer

Iago-AspasLondon, July 24 - Luis Suarez's former Liverpool teammate Iago Aspas has said that the Uruguayan striker has been treated like a murderer by FIFA.  Read more »

Croatian club rubbish claims over racially abusing Man City's player

English club coach Patrick VieiraLondon, July 24 - Croatian club HNK Rijeka has rubbished Manchester City's claims that a player was racially abused during an Under-21 game on Tuesday, calling it 'baseless'.  Read more »

Don't play square off the wicket: Coach's advice to Virat Kohli

Virat-KohliNew Delhi: Virat Kohli`s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang.  Read more »

BCCI to announce West Indies tour itinerary on Saturday

BCCI to announce West Indies tour itinerary on SaturdayMumbai: The BCCI is expected to announce the full itinerary of a scheduled tour by West Indies later this year on July 26.

"The Board`s Tour Programme and Fixture Committee is to  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 »