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England becomes number-one ranked Test side
England has emphatically claimed the number-one ranking in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship table for the first time in 32 years after winning the Edgbaston Test by an innings and 242 runs, which has also given it an impregnable 3-0 lead in the four-Test series. ANI

Team India thrashed in Edgbaston Test by England
Team India on Saturday lost the third Test match against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham, by an innings and 242 runs. ANI

'Cricketgiri' outside Edgbaston stadium in support of Hazare's campaign against corruption
A group of Indians came to Edgbaston stadium from different parts of England on Saturday to support veteran social activist Anna Hazare's campaign for the Lokpal Bill. ANI

I'll quit football if Chelsea pulls off a clean sweep of trophies, says Villas-Boas
New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that he will quit football if he does the Quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. ANI

Ex-Cricket Australia selector backs Hilditch's call for contract system review
Former Cricket Australia (CA) chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has backed Andrew Hilditch's call for the board's contract system to be restructured. ANI

Andre Villas-Boas makes Chelsea stars watch Man U's Premier League winning season
New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas makes his players see highlights of Manchester United's Premier League winning season so that they can learn a thing or two, assistant first team coach Roberto Di Matteo has revealed. ANI

LA Galaxy aim to sign Tottenham striker Keane
Los Angeles Galaxy are making a three million pound bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane. ANI

"Disappointed" Shahzad vows to 'fight back into Pak cricket team once again'
Pakistan batsman Ahmad Shahzad has expressed his disappointment over not being awarded a central contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), but has vowed to try to make a comeback in the national team. ANI

Sampras to take on McEnroe in 'vintage wood' versus 'hi-tech graphite' duel
American tennis legends John McEnroe and Pete Sampras will play an exhibition match at Old School Challenge in New York on August 25. ANI

Li Na's historic French Open win to give tennis a boost in China, says WTA chief
Women's tennis is preparing for a boom in China following Li Na's historic French Open win, according to Women's Tennis Association (WTA) chairman Stacey Allaster. ANI

Imogen Thomas poses in skimpy black bikini for 2012 calendar
'Big Brother' model Imogen Thomas flaunted her assets while posing in a skimpy black bikini for her 2012 calendar. ANI

Ferguson urges fans to extend support to famine hit Somali children
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has urged fans to support Somali children, who are grappling under a severe famine. ANI

Woods misses cut for only third time in 15 yrs, crashes out of US PGA
Tiger Woods made an early exit from the US PGA Championship missing the cut after a score of 3-over-par 73. ANI

Akram-Mohsin war of words 'intensifies' over selection policy for Pak team
The war of words between Pakistan's chief selector Mohsin Khan and former Test captain Wasim Akram has intensified, with the latter insisting that the selection policy for the national team is inconsistent, and that he has every business and right to comment on the country's cricket affairs. ANI

Feminist blasts female volleyballers for renting bikini bottoms for ads
Two of Britain's top-ranked female beach stars have come under fire for subletting their bikini bottoms for money. ANI

ICC Award nominee Misbah feels 'honoured' to be nominated with world's top players
Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq has expressed his 'joy' over winning nominations in two categories for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards 2011, saying that it is an honour to be nominated with top players of the world. ANI

BCCI decent to deal with, right about having DRS doubts: ICC president designate Isaac
Wellington (New Zealand), Aug.13 ; International Cricket Council (ICC) vice-president Alan Isaac has played down the "Big Brother" tag linked to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) because of its huge influence on world cricket decisions, and added that it is a very decent outfit to work with. ANI

Ganguly urges fans to show patience despite India's 'spineless' England show
As India struggle to make an impact against England in the third consecutive test, former captain Sourav Ganguly has urged fans and critics to show some patience and insisted that sweeping changes were not needed. ANI

'Retired' Afridi flops in return to domestic cricket
Retired Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has made a disappointing return to the cricket field by scoring just one run and taking one wicket in the Ramazan Twenty20 Corporate Cup Tournament. ANI

2012 Olympic torch not coming to Pakistan due to security reasons
The Olympics Committee has decided that the 2012 Olympics torch will not come to Pakistan due to security reasons. ANI

Ferguson 'depressed' by rioting youth, but hails Man U boys for 'coming of age'
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said he is 'depressed' to see the country's youth involved in rioting, but has lauded the role of youngsters in his side. ANI

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