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IPL: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets
Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on Sunday. ANI

'Victimized' Rooney will be spurred on by two-match FA ban: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists that a "victimized" Wayne Rooney will take out his indignation over a two-match Football Association (FA) ban on Champions League opponents Chelsea. ANI

UK women's football to become professional with launch of Women's Super League
Women's football in England is all set to become professional after 90 years, with the launch of a new Women's Super League (WSL). ANI

Red Bull's Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel continued his perfect start to the season by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday. ANI

Fulham manager Hughes backs Man U for treble
Fulham manager Mark Hughes reckons that Manchester United can win the Treble this season after watching them defeat his team. ANI

Ferguson's wife saw Rooney's FA ban coming
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that his wife's first reaction, on his return home from the eventful Premier League game against West Ham United last Saturday, was to inform him that striker Wayne Rooney was likely to be banned. ANI

Andy Murray's mother to stay as part of support team
World No. 4 Tennis player Andy Murray's has said that his mother, Judy will remain a part of his camp, no matter what coach he brings in to advise him over the next few months. ANI

Cook eyeing to succeed Strauss as England one-day captain
England batsman Alastair Cook has said that he is open to the idea of being the national captain, if Andrew Strauss decides to stand down in the wake of the Three Lions' latest World Cup failure. ANI

Wenger vows to carry on working until 80
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has vowed to carry on working until he's 80. ANI

Tottenham could sell Gareth Bale
Tottenham Hotspur could sell Gareth Bale this summer as the financial implications of failing to qualify for next season's Champions League could be huge for the club if they fail to win the Premier League. ANI

US-based coach to train Pakistan's Davis Cup team
US-based tennis coach Jalil Riaz will arrive in Pakistan in June to train the team for the Davis Cup scheduled to be held in July, Pakistan Tennis Federation President Syed Kaleem Imam has said. ANI

Gul will return with bang in Pakistan's Test series against Windies: Intikhab
Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has expressed confidence that pacer Umar Gul will bounce back with a vengeance in next month's two-match Test series against the West Indies after having few weeks of rest. ANI

Buchanan likely to take over NZ cricket
The New Zealand Cricket board will meet on Friday to approve the appointment of former Australian coach John Buchanan as the organisation's first director of cricket. ANI

Jayawardene confident of Kochi Tuskers making a comeback in IPL
Following a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match of the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper Mahela Jayawardene has said that he is confident of his side making a comeback in the tournament. ANI

Waqar says 'hard to find a replacement' for retired Shoaib Akhtar
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has paid rich tribute to the recently retired fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, and said that it would be hard to find an ideal replacement for the enigmatic pacer. ANI

Sky drops Wayne Rooney's 'Street Striker' show
Wayne Rooney's reality TV series 'Street Striker' has been dropped by Sky just days after Coca-Cola ended its 600,000-pound-a-year sponsorship deal with the foul-mouthed Premier League star. ANI

Waqar calls for rewarding team management just as cricket players
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis believes that not only the players, but the support staff and the team management should also be rewarded for any series or tournament victory. ANI

Wisden honour not as important as returning to cricket, says 'dumped' Aamir
Tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Aamir, who has been excluded from being one of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's Five Cricketers of the Year, has said that returning to the game was more important for him than having his name on the Wisden list. ANI

Brit special forces go undercover to asses Mumbai-style attack during 2012 Olympics
British Army's special forces undercover soldiers are scouting major shopping centres in London to assess the capital's vulnerability to a Mumbai-style attack during the 2012 Olympics. ANI

Miandad turns down Pakistan batting coach offer
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director General Javed Miandad has declined the offer to take up the role of Pakistan's batting coach, limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said. ANI

Rehman Malik lends credibility to Zulqernain's "cricket mafia" claims
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has put himself in a direct conflict with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by saying that runaway wicketkeeper Zulqernain Haider faced threats from the "cricket mafia" and was right to desert the Pakistan team ahead of a match against South Africa last year. ANI

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