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IPL: Delhi Daredevils beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 38 runs
Delhi Daredevils on Saturday defeated Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 38 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at Kochi's Nehru Stadium. ANI

Ecclestone rules out any chance of successful Murdoch F1 bid
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has said that multi-billionaire tycoon Rupert Murdoch's media group, News Corporation, would effectively be blocked from buying his racing series due to an agreement he has made with the European Commission (EC). ANI

Tottenham faces exodus of players, warns Ancelotti
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has warned Harry Redknapp of losing his Tottenham stars if the club misses out on a Champions League spot. ANI

Mourinho 'more determined than ever to continue' as Real Madrid manager
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has said that he is determined to continue his job despite Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League defeat against Barcelona and the disciplinary case he faces for his post-match comments. ANI

Ferguson backs Man U's 'collective unit' to overcome 'Ronaldo' factor
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reckons that the collective strength of his team has enabled them to overcome the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and put the club on the brink of Premier League and Champions League success. ANI

Cricket boards don't want to upset 'big brother' India by snubbing IPL: Law
Sri Lanka's interim coach Stuart Law believes that the lure of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the power of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) leaves players and cricket boards with no option, but to be involved in the Twenty20 tournament. ANI

Man U will claim 19th title beating Chelsea, Arsenal: Fergie
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said that his team could be crowned champions next weekend after beating Arsenal and Chelsea. ANI

Law doesn't blame Malinga for choosing 'lucrative' IPL over Test cricket
Sri Lanka's interim coach Stuart Law has said that he does not hold any grudges over fast bowler Lasith Malinga's decision to quit Test cricket and to continue playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) despite a chronic knee condition. ANI

Beckham's royal wedding trip may force him to miss LA Galaxy's next game
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has said that he might miss his team's next Major League Soccer (MLS) game in Dallas tomorrow following his 15,000-mile round-trip to be at the royal wedding. ANI

Cesc Fabregas devastated after deciding to break-up with girlfriend
Spanish footballer Cesc Fabregas, who decided to break-up with his childhood sweetheart, is said to have been left devastated by the split. ANI

French Football Federation rejects allegation of racist quotas
French Football Federation (FFF) President Patrick Braouezec has denied allegations that the federation's officials have been attempting to introduce a limit on the number of players of African and Arabic descent in training centers nationwide. ANI

'PHF negating 2012 Olympics vision by selecting senior players for Azlan Shah Cup'
The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is negating its own stance and vision for the 2012 Olympics by retaining the senior players who are "at the twilight of their careers," a former Olympian has said. ANI

Cricket Australia's hopes of cashing on Indian cricketers for Big Bash dashed
Cricket Australia will have to rely on West Indies players for international star power, as the Indian cricket board has refused to allow its players to participate in the Big Bash. ANI

Pak batsmen lack temperament to stay at wicket for long time: Zaheer Abbas
Former Test captain Zaheer Abbas has expressed his frustration at what he considers a lack of 'staying at the wicket temperament' amongst the current crop of Pakistani batsmen. ANI

Becks 'honoured' to be a part of Will-Kat royal wedding
David and Victoria Beckham have expressed their happiness at being a part of the royal wedding. ANI

'Rooney better than Messi and Ronaldo'
Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney is better than Lionel Messi at shooting and he is also a better header of the ball than Cristiano Ronaldo, according to his scoring partner at United. ANI

David Beckham's royal faux-pas, wears OBE on wrong side
David Beckham arrived at the royal wedding on Friday looking every bit the star that he is, but there was, however, a small blunder. ANI

Lankan cricket board meeting today in wake of match fixing allegations
The Sri Lanka cricket authorities are having a special meeting on Saturday to discuss match-fixing allegations made by former captain Hashan Tillekaratne, who threatened to reveal the names of fixing 'suspects'. ANI

Good Fielding, bowling helped RCB win against Pune Warriors: Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Virat Kohlihas hailed his squad's fielding and bowling for the 26 runs victory against Pune Warriors India (PWI). ANI

Gilchrist satisfied with Kings XI Punjab's performance in IPL-4
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist has said that his team is trying to play the best cricket possible. ANI

Not under estimating Delhi Daredevils: Jayawardene
Ahead of a high voltage match against Delhi Daredevils, Kochi Tuskers Kerala captain Mahela Jayawardene has said he is not under estimating the encounter despite the Delhi team ending on the losing saide till now in the IPL. ANI

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