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England continue piling up runs, Pietersen gets 18th Test ton in Lord's Test
Led by Kevin Pietersen, who scored his 18th Test hundred and fifth at Lord's, England were handsomely placed at 305 for the loss of five wickets at the tea break on the second day of the first Test against India on Friday. ANI

England pile up runs for loss of Trott's wicket at Lord's on day two
England added a further 90 runs to their first innings total on the second day of the first Test against India at the Lord"s cricket ground on Friday. ANI

'Historic' 1000th Test venue in Pak now hosting wedding parties
As India and England battle to gain supremacy at "home of cricket" Lord's in the 2000th Test, Pakistan's Niaz stadium, which hosted the historic 1000th Test in 1984, has only faded memories to cherish. ANI

Tevez douses transfer frenzy with sun and sand time out with family in Sardinia
Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez, who is in the middle of a transfer battle, has got away from the limelight with a quiet family holiday to Porto Cervo in Sardinia. ANI

Warnie can't wait to kiss ladylove Liz Hurley to get his lips moisturized!
Cricket legend Shane Warne laughed off rumours that he shares his girlfriend's eyeliner and lipstick, saying that he is looking forward to kiss Elizabeth Hurley so that his lips get moisturized. ANI

Ex Olympic champ Christie banned from driving ban for 15 months
Former Olympic champion Linford Christie has been banned from driving for 15 months after being proven guilty of ramming his car against a taxi. ANI

Umar Gul confident of leading Pak pace attack without Amir and Asif
Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul has said that he is confident of leading the country bowling attack in the absence of Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif. ANI

David de Gea not guaranteed to start in every Man U game: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that new 18.3 million pound goalkeeper David de Gea is not guaranteed to start every game for the team in the new season. ANI

And Darren Clarke loses a pint-downing contest to McIlroy, Mcdowell
Open Championship winner Darren Clarke suffered a defeat of different kind, losing in a pint-downing contest against fellow Northern Irish major winners. ANI

Villas-Boas says he's not obsessed by Torres
Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas insists he will not allow Fernando Torres to become an obsession with the club. ANI

I can't beat Schumacher's 'phenomenal' seven F1 titles record, says Vettel
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel may be romping to his second drivers' title, but he insists that he cannot see himself beating the seven titles won by Michael Schumacher. ANI

Barcelona sign Sanchez for 33 million pounds
Alexis Sanchez has become the most expensive player in Chile's football history after moving from Udinese to Barcelona in a transfer deal worth 33 million pounds. ANI

Pak cricket in need of urgent revamp, says ex-official
A former PCB chief executive officer has expressed disappointment over the way Pakistan cricket is being run by an inefficient set of officials led by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt. ANI

Vettel backs Red Bull to regain winning momentum at German Grand Prix
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has said that Red Bull remains confident about their form and prospects despite seeing Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Jenson Button win the past two races. ANI

Vettel confident of winning his first German Grand Prix
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel believes that he can handle the pressure of performing in front of his home fans as he bids to win Sunday's German Grand Prix. ANI

Sacked caddie reveals how he lost respect for Woods after fling revelations
Tiger Woods' fired caddie Steve Williams has admitted that he 'lost respect' for the golfer when he had come to know about his string of infidelities. ANI

Mancini puts heat on Man City board for new players
Coach Roberto Mancini has told the Manchester City board he needs new players immediately. ANI

Rooney's namesake shirts bestseller on EPL chart
Shirts with love rat Wayne Rooney's surname have topped the Premier League replica shirt top 10 this season. ANI

Vieira says Arsenal need to 'toughen up' if they want to win
Former Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieira has said the Gunners must toughen up if they want to end their six year trophy drought. ANI

Ranatunga leads protest against corruption in Sri Lanka Cricket
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga, an opposition lawmaker, has demanded an end to government-appointed interim committees to run Sri Lanka Cricket. ANI

Rooney wants to be as good as Messi
England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he wants to be as good and brilliant as Argentina and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. ANI

Man U set to sign new three year contract with midfielder Ji-Sung Park
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said the club will offer a new three-year contract to Korean midfielder Ji Sung Park. ANI

Liverpool can win the Premier League: Rooney
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney believes that Liverpool can win the Premier League under manager Kenny Dalglish. ANI

Man arrested for attempted blackmail of Man City over 'United memorabilia'
Manchester Police have arrested a man on suspicion of blackmailing Manchester City FC after claiming Manchester United memorabilia was buried under their souvenir store. ANI

Australian F1 Grand Prix cost taxpayers over 50 million dollars: Study
Taxpayers paid Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone over 50 million dollars for the right to hold this year's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, a study released by Victorian Tourism Minister Louise Asher has revealed. he study also found that the event only generated up to 39 million dollars of economic activity for the state, Fox Sports reports. ANI

Woods fired longtime caddie for working with rival golfer
American golfer Tiger Woods reportedly fired longtime caddie Steve Williams for working with Australian golfer Adam Scott. ANI

Fans looking forward to Tendulkar's historic century at Lord's
Fans are eagerly awaiting Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international century during the first Test match between Indian and England at the historic Lord's cricket grounds in London. ANI

India would have been better off with three wickets rather than two: Fletcher
Indian coach Duncan Fletcher has said the team would have been happier with three rather than two wickets after deciding to field first on the first day of Lord's Test against England. ANI

Stephanie Rice declares herself fighting fit in Shanghai
Australian swimming beauty Stephanie Rice unveiled her new slimline frame on the pool deck in Shanghai today, and then said she's primed to defend her Olympic titles in London next year. ANI

F 1 chief Ecclestone admits he paid $44 m bribe to German banker
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that he paid a bribe of 44 million dollars to German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. ANI

Clarke steers clear of Oz Big Bash League to focus on international cricket
Australian captain Michael Clarke has snubbed Cricket Australia's revamped Twenty20 competition, Big Bash League (BBL), saying that he would rather focus on international commitments. ANI

'Fifth-ranked' Aussies in struggle to gain World Test Championship berth
Australia's chances of qualifying for the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s inaugural World Test Championship will dwindle further should they slump to a series defeat in Sri Lanka. ANI

Trott warns against complacency in Lord's Test
England batsman Jonathan Trott has warned that his team must not be complacent after landing the first blow in the ongoing Lord's Test against India. ANI

56 international cricketers approached by bookmakers last year: Waugh
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has claimed that 56 international cricketers had reported illegal approaches from bookmakers to the International Cricket Council (ICC) last year. ANI

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