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Kvitova beats Sharapova to win Wimbledon women's singles title
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova on Saturday defeated Russian fifth seed Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in the women's singles final at Wimbledon. ANI

Indian team for England Test series announced
The Indian cricket team for the upcoming Test series against England was announced here on Saturday. ANI

ICC should have carried out more research before introducing UDRS: Latif
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif reckons that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should have carried out thorough research before the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) was implemented in all formats of cricket. ANI

Pak youngster Sharjeel Khan has a lot of potential, says Hyderabad Hawks' coach
Pakistan Super League team Hyderabad Hawks' coach Tauseef Ahmed reckons that young left-handed batsman Sharjeel Khan possess the flair and skill for securing a spot in the national team. ANI

How an 'errant golf head shot' saved the victim's life!
Golfer Sean O'Hair has met up with the man whose life he saved after an "errant golf shot" of his had hit the latter on the head. ANI

'Balding' Rooney's hair finally 'growing back' following transplant surgery!
Footballer Wayne Rooney has revealed his new growing locks during his holiday break. ANI

Minister who married Cheryl, Ashley Cole wants to remarry them
A minister, who married Cheryl and Ashley Cole, has revealed that he is willing to conduct the ceremony again after hearing rumours the couple have fallen back in love. ANI

Barca want to pay just œ8.5m to get Fabregas
Barcelona's plan to pay Arsenal just 8.5 million pounds for Cesc Fabregas, and spreading the rest of the 34 million pounds, has left the Gunners management unimpressed. ANI

Kaneria files petition against PCB for sidelining him despite 'fixing' charges acquittal
Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has filed a petition in the Sindh High Court against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), accusing it of sidelining him. ANI

Laxman, Dravid put India in charge in Barbados Test
Half-centuries by V.V.S. Laxman and Rahul Dravid put India in a formidable position in the rain-hit second Test against West Indies at Barbados on Friday. ANI

Gibbs to join Perth for Twenty20 Big Bash
Perth Scorchers have signed former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs for the Twenty20 Big Bash league this summer. ANI

Gazza pushed up with A-listers in NOTW 'phone-hacking litigation' case
Former footballer Paul Gascoigne's civil damages claim in the News of the World phone-hacking litigation has been listed among the top five claims and will be assessed by the Court in January, next year. ANI

Golfer Ian Poulter calls in cops over Twitter 'death threats'
Golfer Ian Poulter has called in the cops after receiving a flurry of abusive messages and death threats on Twitter. ANI

Sharapova wants to "explore life" after bidding adieu to tennis
Twenty-four-year-old leggy Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova believes in setting goals for herself and evolving as the years go by, and is most unlikely to opt for a quiet life after retiring from the game. ANI

Pak analyst hopes Sports Ministry's abolition will improve present 'terrible' condition
Zakir Hussain Syed, Pakistan's internationally renowned sports administrator, broadcaster and analyst, has welcomed the abolition of the Federal Sports Ministry, and expressed the hope that the condition of national sports would improve now. ANI

Like India, Buchanan also no fan of 'far from perfect' Decision Review System
Director of New Zealand Cricket John Buchanan is not in favour of implementing the Decision Review System (DRS) as he believes it slows the game down, highlights the issue of players challenging umpires' decisions, and affects how young people view the game. ANI

Ashley Cole opening nightclub with Jay-Z in bid to 'improve image'
English footballer Ashley Cole has partnered with American rapper Jay-Z to set up a restaurant/nightclub in London, a part of the profits of which will be used for charitable causes. ANI

New Blues boss Boas will stay for years: Cech
Chelsea star Petr Cech is backing new boss Andre Villas-Boas to build a dynasty that would rival Alex Ferguson's at Old Trafford. ANI

Djokovic will be World No.1 from Monday
Serb tennis star Novak Djokovic will be the world's top-ranked tennis player from Monday, even if he fails to defeat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Wimbledon final. ANI

Failure to replicate Jayawardene ton cost England dear: Cook
England one-day captain Alastair Cook said that his batsmen's failure to replicate Mahela Jayawardene's ton, cost his team the second one-day international against Sri Lanka. ANI

Murray regrets using 'high-risk' tactics against Nadal
After facing defeat in the much hyped semi-final, Andy Murray has said he regreted having used high risk tactics against Rafael Nadal. ANI

US Muslim female weightlifter wins battle to wear hijab in competitions
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has approved new guidelines to give female weightlifters the option of covering their arms and legs. ANI

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