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Business bosses defend Sir Terry in Ryder Cup planning

Business bosses defend Sir Terry in Ryder Cup planningThe top business leaders in Newport have described the decision of the city council as a ridiculous one which has rejected the plans of Sir Terry Matthews to remove a farmhouse building.

The billionaire Terry Matthews wanted to move an old farmhouse from the edge of the golf course which is going to host the Ryder Cup.

The business tycoons have called this decision as a slap in the face. He wanted to move the farmhouse away from the coverage of the TV cameras of the golf tournament “Ryder Cup”, which is to be held in October by the Celtic Manor Resort.

Maradona urged to stay as the coach of the team

Maradona urged to stay as the coach of the teamArgentina’s recent devastating 4-0 loss against Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals has raised a question regarding Maradona’s continuation as Argentina’s coach.

An online poll by a newspaper showed 63.1% people want Maradona to quit. Similar results were shown by other polls as well.

The last major title Argentina won was the Copa America in 1993. The team had won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986. This year the team came back on track for a seemingly third World Cup title after winning all the group matches against Nigeria, South Korea and Greece.

I am big fan of Sehwag - Says Desmond Haynes

I am big fan of Sehwag - Says Desmond HaynesFormer West Indies opener Desmond Haynes has said that he is a big fan of the Indian opener Virender Sehwag.

Haynes has said to the media in Dubai that he is a huge Sehwag fan and he hardly misses any opportunity to watch the batting of Sehwag.

Pune Warriors appoint Australian Marsh as its coach

Pune Warriors appoint Australian Marsh as its coachNew Indian Premier League team Sahara Pune Warriors has announced that it has appointed Geoff Marsh as their head coach.

The ex-England all-rounder Dermot Reeve will be the assistant coach of the team. This fact was announced by the Sahara India Pariwar Chairman Subrata Roy.

He is the team owner of the Sahara Pune Warriors. The Pune IPL team is all set to debut in the fourth season of the grand Twenty 20 event next year.    

Pakistan beat Australia in 1st T20 clash

Pakistan beat Australia in 1st T20 clashFormer Twenty20 world champions Pakistan have registered a 23-run win over Australia at Edgbaston. By this victory, Pakistan has managed to snap a 12-match losing streak against Australia. Last time both the team met each other at the World Twenty 20 semi-final in the West Indies in the month of May.

In that match, Australia has dumped Pakistan in a dramatic manner. But this time Shahid Afridi’s men finished off the job in style. Batting first, Pakistan has scored 167 with the loss of seven wickets in their 20 overs.

Ireland beat Scotland by five wickets at Voorburg

Ireland beat Scotland by five wickets at VoorburgIreland has registered a win by five wickets over Scotland in their World Cricket League Division 1 match at Voorburg. The Irish team was able to retain its 100% record in the series with this victory. Scotland team has managed to score only 117 runs with the loss of all their wickets in 47.2 overs batting first.

Neil McCallum was the top scorer for his team and fell just one run short from his half century. Dougie Lockhart has made 19 runs for Scotland.

Dhoni, Sakshi Reach Home Town Ranchi

Sakshi Mahendra DhoniIndian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni alsong with his newly-wed wife Sakshi Singh Rawat reached Ranchi on Wednesday amidst tight security.

MSD did not dishearten the buffs in Ranchi, as he came out with Sakshi and waved to the excited admirers from a gallery.

Dhoni shocked all his followers by tying the knot within 24 hours of his engagement to Sakshi.

The wedding ceremony took place on July 4 at Vishranti resorts on the outskirts of Uttarakhand's Dehradun city.

Another Trouble For Shoaib Akhtar!

Another Trouble For Shoaib Akhtar!Troubles have become a major part of Shoaib Akhtar's life.

Now, the controversial fast bowler has courted problem once again and was almost sent home from England after he denied signing the new code of conduct for players imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The sources within the PCB stated that Shoaib was asked to sign up the code of conduct that was devised by the PCB after the terrible Australian tour early this year that witnessed seven senior players being punished for disruptive behavior.

Dhoni Ties Nuptial Knot With Childhood Friend Sakshi

Dhoni Ties Nuptial Knot With Childhood Friend SakshiStylist Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday night tied the nuptial knot with childhood friend and hotel management student Sakshi Singh Rawat at a private ceremonial occasion in a lavish farmhouse in Dehradun.

The wedding ceremony was strictly a private affair though crowds of media people waited outside the site to captivate the entry of visiting guests as well as the mood. The ceremonial occasion was attended by close friends and some teammates.

Reports said that Dhoni was wearing a black sherwani.

I’m Confident Of Becoming The World Number One Player: Saina Nehwal

I’m Confident Of Becoming The World Number One Player: Saina NehwalIndia's badminton ace Saina Nehwal, who created history by bagging three titles consecutively and is on the third place in the world ranking, stated that she was positive of becoming the world number one player.

Saina also said that she would work even harder to be successful in the World Championship, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

The 20-year-old player said, "When I can become world number 3, I can also become world number 1."

England edge thriller to seal series victory against Australia

England-Vs-AustraliaEngland has managed to register a sensational victory over Australia to seal the 5 match ODI series. The English team has managed to survive a dramatic collapse and later its lower order batsmen have shown some heroic effort to take England home in style. They beat Australia by one wicket in the third One-Day International played at Old Trafford. By this thrilling victory, England has taken the lead up to 3-0. This unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series has made them win the series as well.

Bollywood cheers for Saina Nehwal's victory

Saina-NehwalBollywood has stood with Saina Nehwal and the stars have cheered up the player to win the Indonesian Open Super Series. Some of the actors have used the micro-blogging site Twitter to cheer Saina. They have tweeted praise Saina to complete an amazing hat-trick of badminton titles. This was her third successive title. Last week she has won Indian Open Grand Prix and Singapore Open.

Sachin, Lara watch Wimbledon from royal box

Sachin-TendulkerMaster Blaster Sachin Tendulkar along with some other sports personalities had watched the Wimbledon proceedings at the stag box on Centre Court. He was joined with another great cricketer of this ear, Brian Lara.

Both of them are the true ambassador of the game of Cricket for recent time. Apart form the duo, there are several other internationals players were present to watch the match. England football greats Bobby Charlton and Spaceman Hoddle were also present at the royal box.

Getting a place in final is our first aim, says Argentina’s Tevez

Getting a place in final is our first aim, says Argentina’s TevezAccording to the media reports, ace striker Carlos Tevez, who delighted coach Diego Maradona with two goals in the last-16 win over Mexico, has said that only a World Cup final place will satisfy Argentina.

Tevez headed home on 26 minutes and Gonzalo Higuain added the second goal minutes later. Then Tevez's kick from 25-yards sealed the win before Mexico's Javier Hernandez pulled one back.

The Sun quoted Tevez, as saying, "This was an important step towards getting to the final, which is where we want to be."

Saina Nehwal Creates History; Wins Indonesia Open Super Series

Saina Nehwal Creates History; Wins Indonesia Open Super Series   Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal has created history today as she beat Japan's Sayaka Sato 21-19 13-21 21-11 to bag the Indonesian Open Super series title.

This is Saina's third straight triumph during the last three weeks. She was the defending champion at this event that she won in 2009 as well.

Recently, Nehwal jumped to her career best ranking of World No 3, came into this event because of straight wins in the India Open Grand Prix and the Singapore Open Super series title.

Moin Khan Full Of Praise For MSD

Moin Khan Full Of Praise For MSDFormer Pakistan wicket keeper Moin Khan has praised Indian cricket team for bagging the Asia Cup after 15 years.

Moin also admired caption Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his 'self-control and calmness'.

He said, "India proved itself to be the best team under pressure in the event. Sri Lanka looked the best but the Indians came good when it mattered the most and this is the sign of a good team."

Men in blue miles ahead of Pakistan- Says Akram

Men in blue miles ahead of Pakistan- Says AkramFormer Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that Indian team is much ahead of the Pakistan players. He has said that the men in blue are now a much better unit than that of the Pakistan. They are more confident and much composed.

India had registered an emphatic victory over Pakistan in a group match in the Asia Cup, in the final over of the match. As per Akram, Indians are better prepared to handle the pressure of the high voltage game between the two arch rivals. Akram told this to the media at Islamabad.

Eoin Morgan’s ton leads England to win over Aussies in first ODI

Eoin Morgan’s ton leads England to win over Aussies in first ODIA very well compiled unbeaten century from the Irish player Eoin Morgan has propelled England to register a four-wicket victory over the Aussies in the first one-day international of the Natwest Series at Rose Bowl. Australia opted to bat first and managed to score 267-7 with a nice contribution from Michael Clarke of 87 from 97 balls. Except him no other batsman in the Australian team has clicked.

Ashes on our mind-Says Ponting

Ricky-PontingThe Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that the team is only thinking of winning the Ashes on home soil. Last year, England has registered an empathic Ashes series win over the Australian team. That was second time in Ponting's career that Australia has encountered an Ashes series defeat.

In 2006-07 season, Australia has posted a 5-0 whitewash of the Ashes series. Now the Australia skipper is anticipating repeating the same in this season.

But this time it has become a tough task for him. Because the English team is quite confident and much composed.

Gilchrist backs Australian bowlers to do well against England

Gilchrist backs Australian bowlers to do well against EnglandAccording to the media reports, former wicket-keeping great Adam Gilchrist has backed Australian bowlers to do well against England after they failed to impress against Ireland and Middlesex batsmen.

Australia begins its five-match series of one-day games against England on Tuesday.

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