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Kings XI Punjab clinches top spot in IPL following 16-run win over Rajasthan Royals

Sydney, May 24 - The Kings XI Punjab has secured the top spot in the preliminary stages of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) following a 16-run win over the Rajasthan Royals in Mohali on Friday.  Read more »

Oz batting coach blasts accusations Watson only scores runs when not under pressure

Shane-Watson1Sydney, May 23 : Australia batting coach Michael di Venuto has reportedly defended all-rounder Shane Watson of the accusations that he only scores runs when there is no pressure, saying that even though  Read more »

Brett Lee signs up for ' last likely' domestic Big Bash stint

Brett Lee signs up for ' last likely' domestic Big Bash stintSydney, May 22 : Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has reportedly signed up for another season of domestic stint in the Big Bash League, but has admitted that it could be his last.  Read more »

Clarke asks cricket fans to keep faith in light of latest match-fixing revelations

Michael ClarkeSydney, May 22 : Australia Test and ODI captain Michael Clarke has asked cricket fans to keep their faith in the game in light of the latest match-fixing revelations from overseas.  Read more »

ICC restrains Brit newspaper to prevent further anti-corruption investigation leaks

International Cricket CouncilSydney, May 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly issued a restrain order against a British newspaper in order to prevent further leaks into the organization's anti-corruption investigation reaching the public.  Read more »

Lou Vincent's ex-wife among witnesses pointing to Cairns as match-fixing 'Player X'

Lou VincentSydney, May 21 : Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent's ex-wife is among three witnesses whose evidence is said to support claims by Vincent that it was former all-rounder Chris Cairns who introduced  Read more »

Cairns denies being 'Player X' following Vincent's, McCullum's 'fixing' revelations

Chris CairnsSydney, May 20 : Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has denied allegations that he is the name identified as 'Player X' by current captain Brendon McCullum and former batsman Lou Vincent,  Read more »

Australian F1 legend Jack Brabham dead

Jack-BrabhamCanberra, May 19 : Jack Brabham, Australian three-time Formula One champion and an icon of world motorsport, died here Monday morning. He was 88.  Read more »

Three-time formula one world champion Sir Jack Brabham dead

Jack BrabhamSydney, May 19 - Three-time formula one world champion Sir Jack Brabham has died. He was 88.

Brabham, a former Royal Australian Air Force mechanic, began his motorsport career on Australian speedway dirt tracks in the late 1940s.  Read more »

'Opener' Warner feels 'challenging' middle-order IPL batting to benefit personal game

David-WarnerSydney, May 18 : Australian opener David Warner is reportedly enjoying batting in the middle order in the Indian Premier League and is viewing it as a challenge, although he admitted that he 'loves' opening.  Read more »

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Man U sign Daley Blind for 13.8 mln pounds from Ajax

Daley BlindLondon, Sep 02 - Versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind has moved from Dutch club AFC Ajax to Premier League side Manchester United in a 13.8 million-pound deal.  Read more »

'Excruciating pain' forced Gabriel Batistua to ask for leg amputation post retirement

Gabriel BatistutaLondon, Sep 01 - Former Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta, who called time on his career in 2005, has revealed that he asked a specialist to amputate his legs following his retirement.  Read more »

Moores defends Cook, says skipper can be 'influential' batsman in ODIs

England cricket team coach Peter MooresLondon, Sep 02 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has insisted that captain Alastair Cook can be an influential batsman in one-day cricket despite former England greats slamming the skipper for his approach.  Read more »

Varun Aaron to work under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation

Varun AaronNew Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company.  Read more »

Miguel Oliveira finishes fourth at British GP in MotoGP

Miguel OliveiraSilverstone: Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira missed a second top-three podium finish of the season by just five hundredths of a second at the British Grand Prix in Moto3 category of the MotoGP championship, here Sunday.  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 »