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Dhoni hints Indian batsmen could have put up a better performance at Lord's
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday indirectly hinted that his team's famed batting line-up could have put in a better performance in the first of four Tests against England at Lord's to wrest the initiative from the hosts. ANI

Disciplined bowling display helped England win Lord's Test: Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss said on Monday that a determined and disciplined bowling display by his bowlers against the strong Indian batting line-up, helped his side to win the first of four Tests at Lord's in the npower series. ANI

England names unchanged 12-man squad for second Test against India
England selectors have named an unchanged twelve-man squad for the second Test match against India to be played at Trent Bridge from July 29. ANI

Chelsea managers fail to match standard set by Mourinho: Cech
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes that club owner Roman Abramovich keeps firing managers because none of them can match Jose Mourinho. ANI

Arsenal's goal-line technology trial blocked by FIFA
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that FIFA has blocked the club from using goal-line technology in the Emirates Cup this weekend. ANI

'I'm done with Europe', says Thierry Henry
New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry has said that he will never play in Europe again. ANI

ECB clueless about ICC Task Team's visit to Pakistan
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is clueless about the International Cricket Council (ICC) Pakistan Task Team (PTT)'s likely visit to Pakistan. ANI

Trott, Anderson rise to second spot in ICC rankings
England batsman Jonathan Trott and lead bowler James Anderson have jumped to second place in the ICC's batting and bowling rankings following England's victory over India in the 2000th Test at Lord's. ANI

PCB rules out venue change for Pakistan-Sri Lanka series
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has ruled out any change of venues for the upcoming 'home series' against Sri Lanka. ANI

Argentina sacks manager Batista after Copa America failure
The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has sacked national team coach Sergio Batista after his team was knocked out of the Copa America tournament in the quarter-finals nine days ago. ANI

Beckham backs Balotelli on row with Man City over ill-advised back heel
Former England captain David Beckham has come out in support of Italian star Mario Balotelli in the ongoing row over his ill-advised back heel in Manchester City's friendly in Los Angeles on Sunday. ANI

Red Bull F1 car 'not fast enough': Sebastian Vettel
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has called on Red Bull to get to the bottom of the "issues" that plagued him during Sunday's German Grand Prix. ANI

Tendulkar not the only 'modern legend' to miss out on Lord's honours board
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has joined a list of cricketers who have never scored a hundred or taken five wickets in a Lord's Test, but he is not the only 'modern legend' to have missed out on the honours board at the "home of cricket". ANI

Tendulkar planning to build cricket simulator theme parks in India
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is reportedly involved in ambitious plans to build cricket simulator theme parks in major Indian cities. ANI

'India doesn't value World No.1 Test team status', says Nasser Hussain
Former England captain Nasser Hussain reckons that the M.S. Dhoni-led Indian team lost the Lord's Test against England because of being under prepared. ANI

Newcastle United defender Enrique fined 100k pounds for Twitter outburst
Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique has been asked to pay 100,000 pounds as a fine for his Twitter blast at club owner Mike Ashley. ANI

Oz name Test squad for Sri Lanka tour
Cricket Australia (CA) has named a 15-man squad for the three-Test series against Sri Lanka. ANI

Yasir Arafat 'eager to make international return' in Pak cricket team
Pakistani all-rounder Yasir Arafat, whose career has been largely curtailed due to injuries, feels that there is plenty of international cricket left in him. ANI

Tiger Woods tumbles out of world's top 20
American golfer Tiger Woods is out of the world's top 20 for the first time since January 1997. ANI

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