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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
Venus's sixth sense saved Serena's life
EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - Venus Williams has always taken her role as big sister to Serena very seriously but never before had she thought a bit of family intuition would end up saving the life
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
Joker Afridi tries to calm tensions
MOHALI, India (Reuters) - Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi cracked jokes and tagged Mahendra Singh Dhoni\'s men as favourites as he attempted to deflect the pressure off his team ahead of their World Cup
Panesar helps Tendulkar prepare for Lord's test
LONDON (Reuters) - England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar has been bowling at Sachin Tendulkar in the Lord\'s nets as the Indian master prepares for the first test starting at world cricket\'s
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.
Cricket-Playing for Pakistan is like 'mental torture' - captain
KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan cricket\'s endless parade of controversies and scandal has made playing for the national team akin to \'mental torture\', according to captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
Wimbledon fans ridicule Azarenka's racket
LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon\'s Centre Court crowd is famed for its lowest common denominator sense of humour but they were fully justified in giggling their way through Victoria Azarenka\'s third-round
India seek bowlers to halt Irish charge
BANGALORE (Reuters) - While all eyes will be on the batsmen as India look to tame \'giant-killers\' Ireland on Sunday at the batting paradise called the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, it is actually the bowlers
London 2012 signals end of white elephant curse
LONDON (Reuters) - Future host cities of the world\'s biggest sporting events will look to emulate the London Olympics\' use of temporary venues and stadia as the global financial crisis heightens the
Pakistan rise from the ashes to set World Cup pace
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - If anyone had told Shahid Afridi a month ago that his troops would snap Australia\'s 12-year unbeaten World Cup streak, the Pakistan skipper would have thought April
Serena's health scare alarms tennis pros
INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - Serena Williams\' harrowing account of her brush with a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism has evoked a mixture of relief and fear among the world\'s top female
Pakistan quotebox - How Imran saw New Zealand thrashing
KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan\'s 1992 World Cup winning captain Imran Khan fears that their crushing Group A defeat against New Zealand on Tuesday could lead to the team self-destructing in this year\'s
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
India fined for slow over rate in World Cup final
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The triumphant Indian cricket team has been fined for its slow over rate in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.
India v Sri Lanka - World Cup final scoreboard
REUTERS - Scoreboard in the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday.
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,
2011 World Cup match schedule
REUTERS - Match schedule for the 2011 one-day cricket World Cup being co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and
Midas Yuvraj powers India to dream semis
AHMEDABAD (Reuters) - Australia shed sweat and even blood in a desperate bid to prolong their 12-year reign as world champions but Yuvraj Singh\'s Midas touch sustained India\'s billion dreams in
Sri Lanka hold nerve to beat South Africa in World T20
REUTERS - Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara held their nerve in the death overs with miserly fast bowling as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by five runs in their World Twenty20 opener at the Zahur
Australia beaten at last, Bangladesh bow out
CHENNAI (Reuters) - Pakistan snapped Australia\'s unbeaten run and South Africa broke 162 million Bangladeshi hearts by shoving the co-hosts out, leaving only the top eight teams in the knockout stage
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