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Dhoni left to regret final over howler
NAGPUR, India (Reuters) - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left with the dilemma of who to bowl the last over in a World Cup thriller with South Africa needing 13 to win, made a brave decision on Saturday -- and
India shuts down for India-Pakistan showdown
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India\'s billion-strong population will be calling in sick to work, shutting shops early and even cancelling doctor\'s appointments to make sure they watch Wednesday\'s much-hyped
Singh admits using banned deer antler spray
REUTERS - Former world number one Vijay Singh has admitted using deer antler spray, but says he was unaware the extract contained an insulin-like growth factor that is banned by the PGA Tour.
India v Sri Lanka -- strengths and weaknesses
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Following is a look at the strengths and weaknesses of India and Sri Lanka, who meet in the World Cup final on Saturday.
Shameless shuttlers lose for gains
LONDON (Reuters) - The London Olympics badminton tournament descended into chaos on Tuesday as opposing players in two women\'s doubles matches attempted to throw their final preliminary round matches
Father provides clue to Yuvraj's mystery inspiration
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Yuvraj Singh has plunged an entire cricket-crazy nation into a stifling suspense with his reference to a mystery person he attributes his red hot form to.
Dutch skipper cooks far-fetched recipe to upset India
NEW DELHI, March 8 (Reuters) - Dutch captain Peter Borren has conceived an intriguing recipe to upstage India on Wednesday which requires borrowing Ireland\'s discipline, backing it with home-grown
Imran wants to see Pakistan v India semi-final
KARACHI (Reuters) - Imran Khan will be supporting India against Australia in their World Cup showdown on Thursday because he believes a semi-final against Pakistan will capture the sporting world\'s
China-U.S. basketball "friendly" erupts into brawl
BEIJING (Reuters) - As U.S. Vice President Joe Biden built trust with China in Beijing\'s corridors of power, goodwill between the two nations unravelled Thursday night on a nearby basketball court,
Zulqarnain exit is shameful for Pakistan, says Imran
KARACHI (Reuters) - Former captain Imran Khan has called for a clean-up of Pakistan cricket and said wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider\'s sudden exit to Britain to seek asylum was a \"shameful\' incident.
Singapore jails third Lebanese for accepting sexual bribe
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court jailed a Lebanese referee for six months on Tuesday for accepting sexual favours to fix a soccer game, a day after two fellow countrymen were jailed for the
Pakistan overcome crisis to show character
MOHALI (Reuters) - Shahid Afridi arrived for the World Cup with a \"rag-tag bunch of players\" and in the space of six short weeks turned them into a strong Pakistan outfit.
Pay back India for their wicket ways, says NZ coach
REUTERS- New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson has called on the country\'s curators to serve up green pitches when India tour for their two-test series in February.
English players' union backs tougher racism sanctions
LONDON (Reuters) - The English Professional Footballers\' Association (PFA) issued a six-point action plan to help deal with racism on Wednesday following a series of high profile developments in the
Maradona becomes a father again
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Diego Maradona\'s girlfriend Victoria Ojeda has given birth to a boy called Diego Fernando and the Argentine soccer great is now expected to travel back to Buenos Aires to meet
New Zealand 350 & 237-4 v India 472 - second test, close
HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - New Zealand were 237 runs for four wickets in their second innings at the close of day four of the second test against India on Monday.
Federer on cloud nine after shaking "Hand of God"
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister David Cameron were among those granted an audience with Roger Federer this year. On Tuesday, the Swiss was on cloud nine when he got a
Watson's selection no longer elementary for Australia
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The perennial fitness battles of Shane Watson are likely to rule the all-rounder out of Australia\'s second test against South Africa.
The man who discovered Akram dies aged 73
KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan\'s former test spinner Hasib Ahsan, who as a selector was credited with discovering all-rounder Wasim Akram, died on Friday at the age of 73.
Paternity suit dropped against basketball legend Michael Jordan
ATLANTA (Reuters) - An Atlanta woman who says basketball legend Michael Jordan is the father of her 16-year-old son has dropped her paternity suit against him.
Toss provides unexpected drama in Cup final
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The toss, usually a mundane affair, caused confusion all around on Saturday and had to be performed twice before the start of the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.
China throws weight around at Asian Games
GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - China\'s relentless medal-making machine roared back into life after being temporarily halted by South Korea\'s marksmen, with weightlifting records and domination in the
Federer ready to pour more cold water on French hopes
PARIS (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be keen to avoid the same fate as compatriots Julien Benneteau and Gilles Simon when Roger Federer faces his third successive French test at Roland Garros on
Tiger lands first blow in East Lake 'duel' with Rory
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Tiger Woods delivered the best possible response to suggestions earlier this week that he is intimidated by Rory McIlroy as he outscored the world number one by three shots in the
Running takes the exotic route in Asia
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Out for a jog one day in the sleepy Laotian town of Luang Prabang, Michael Gilmore got an idea. He had just run a half-marathon at the temple ruins of Angkor Wat in neighbouring
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