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Cavalry Jindal lifts fifth Amity Polo Cup in thrilling finale
The hallowed turf of the Jaipur Polo Grounds served up a grand Amity Polo Cup finale that was pulsating, captivating and energetic in the display of horse riding and polo stick wielding skills here on Sunday afternoon. ANI

ICC will receive final report on banned Pak trio during Dubai meeting: Lorgat
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will receive a final report on the successful prosecution of three Pakistan cricketers during the Executive Board's meeting in Dubai on February 15 and 16, ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has said. ANI

Famous goldsmith creates millimeter-sized cricket ground replica in Rajasthan
Iqbal Sakka, a famous goldsmith in Rajasthan, has created a miniature replica of cricket ground made out of 200 milligrams of gold in dedication to the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup. ANI

Shoaib Akhtar determined to make his mark in World Cup
Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday said that he is determined to make an impression during the upcoming World Cup, which he says would be his last. ANI

Younis Khan to carry forward Kiwi tour momentum to World Cup
Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is hopeful that the successful tour of New Zealand will mark a turning point in the fortunes of his team ahead of the World Cup. ANI

Chelsea must win every game left to retain Premier League title: Lampard
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has said that his club will have to win their remaining 13 Premier League games to retain the title. ANI

Warne, Hurley 'look over the moon' as they attend pal's wedding party
Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley 'looked over the moon' as they stepped out together to attend a friend's wedding reception. ANI

Tendulkar's favoured Hot Spot technology owners go cold on WC after CWG fiasco
The patent holder for Hot Spot technology, Warren Brennan of BBG Sports, is not very enthusiastic over bringing the innovation to India due to logistical precedents and the ongoing lack of will by the Indian administrators. ANI

New look FA Cup to be launched in 2012-13
To regenerate interest in the once-glamorous competition, a new look Football Association cup will be launched in 2012-13. ANI

Ponting must use Krejza as team's No.1 wicket-taking spinner: Berry
Former Australian cricketer Darren Berry believes that one of the crucial elements of Australia's World Cup campaign will be the use of off-spinner Jason Krejza as the team's No.1 wicket-taking spinner. ANI

Bopara hopes World Cup will 'kick-start' his career
England batsman Ravi Bopara hopes that his inclusion in England's 15-man World Cup squad, as a replacement for injured Eoin Morgan, will 'kick-start his career'. ANI

World Cup needs oomph factor to recapture its luster: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck reckons that the 50-over World Cup needs oomph to recapture its luster, as "far from improving with every edition, it seems to be getting worse". ANI

Phelps guns for Thorpe, wants to reverse result of 2004 Athens Games
Expressing his hopes of a rematch with Australian legend Ian Thorpe at the London Olympics, Swimming ace Michael Phelps has welcomed the chance to reverse the result at next year's Olympics. ANI

Tony Parker admits divorce from Eva Longoria was 'hard'
Tony Parker has finally spoken about his recent divorce from Eva Longoria. ANI

Ponting shows encouraging signs of recovery from broken finger
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has shown encouraging signs that he is recovering well from his broken finger by facing Australian bowlers in a 50-minute net session at Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium. ANI

Clarke ready to lead Oz batting attack against spinners
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has said he will have to lead the batting attack against the formidable spin of hosts India and Sri Lanka if Australia wants to do well at the 2011 World Cup. ANI

Doull picks Sri Lanka, India as top two favourites to lift World Cup
Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull has picked Sri Lanka and India as top two favourites to lift the World Cup, starting February 19 in the Indian subcontinent. ANI

Australia's dependence on pacers to win World Cup is risky ploy: Waugh
Former skipper Steve Waugh, who captained Australia to World Cup victory in 1999, has said that relying on pacers to retain World Cup in the Indian subcontinent is a risky ploy. ANI

New Zealand to seek inspiration from near miss at ICC Champions Trophy
New Zealand is seeking inspiration from their near-miss at the ICC Champions Trophy, termed as mini World Cup, 16 months ago. ANI

Rooney's wonder 'scissor-kick' strike against Man City hailed as greatest goal ever
Ace striker Wayne Rooney, whose form has not been up to the mark since the World Cup, produced a moment of stunning skill in the 78th minute of Manchester United's clash with rivals City at Old Trafford. ANI

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