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India Vs Australia: Tendulkar falls after scoring record 18,000 runs in ODIs
Australian right-arm seamer Shaun Tait gave his side a much needed breakthrough against India in Thursday's World Cup quarterfinal match being played here, when he got rid of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. ANI

Shunglu panel indicts Delhi Lt Governor for inadequacies in CWG construction
The V K Shunglu Committee has found procedural violations in the construction of over 1,000 flats inside the Commonwealth Games Village by real estate developer Emmar MGF and indicted Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna for alleged inadequacies. ANI

Adil Rashid to replace Yardy in England WC squad
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Adil Rashid as a replacement player for Michael Yardy in the England squad for the tournament. ANI

Allahabad priests offer prayers for India's World Cup quarterfinal win
Holy men in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, offered prayers and performed a fire ritual on Thursday for the Indian team that is taking part in the ICC World Cup 2011. ANI

Yardy pulls out of World Cup quarter-final citing depression
Depression has forced England spin bowler Michael Yardy to pull out of Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka in Colombo. ANI

Indian lawmakers wish the cricket team luck
Lawmakers cut across party lines on Thursday to wish the Indian cricket team best of luck in the World Cup quarterfinal match against Australia that is being played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, today. ANI

Nathan Astle: Black Cap batsmen must step up
Former New Zealand batsman Nathan Astle believes that the Black Caps must not mix it up and play three spinners in the match on Friday against South Africa, but include an extra batsman, especially against South Africa, who he thinks are going to get quite a substantial total. ANI

Cricket: Now or never for Black Caps
Coach John Wright has signalled that he wants Styris to be more involved in tomorrow's quarterfinal match against South Africa here. ANI

Gazza, Greaves, to undertake stage show
Football legends Paul Gascoigne and Jimmy Greaves are to go on tour with a stage show talking about their lives. ANI

Wales to play England without Bale
England has been handed a massive boost with Wales danger man Gareth Bale ruled out of Saturday's Euro 2012 crunch. ANI

Lampard fears getting axed by Capello
Midfielder Frank Lampard fears that he could be dropped for Saturday's game against Wales after being an England regular for a decade. ANI

Black Caps hoping for history to repeat itself against Proteas
The Black Caps are happy to be underdogs heading into tomorrow night's quarterfinal against South Africa in Dhaka, but are quietly hoping for history to repeat itself when play gets under way. ANI

Dark cloud over Liverpool lifted with departure of Torres
Liverpool bosses have criticized Spanish striker Fernando Torres, who moved to Chelsea for 50 million pounds in January, for putting a dark cloud over Anfield. ANI

Wladimir eyes return to traning to rip David Haye of WBA title
IBF and WBO Wladimir Klitschko has hinted that he will be fit to fight World Boxing Association champ David Haye this summer. ANI

Button insists he can win world title with McLaren
Formula One 2009 champion Jenson Button move to McLaren has so far failed to deliver the platform from which he could build on his success with Brawn, but he insists that he will them a world title sooner than later. ANI

Tiger Woods will get back on top, says Aussie expert Steve Bann
Steve Bann, a leading Australian golf coach, thinks that Tiger Woods is close to returning to his former greatness with just a few weeks to go before the US Masters. ANI

Australia wins toss, opts to bat in WC quarterfinal against India
Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and opted to bat first in the crucial quarterfinal match against India being played here today at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera. ANI

Technical innovations will liven up F1 season, says Alonso
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso expects technical changes this season to make for an unpredictable Formula 1 season. ANI

Wife of footie star in catfight with two women he brought back to apartment
A top footballer for Germany has come into the limelight after his wife and two other women he had brought back to their apartment ended up in what has been described as a "wild west catfight". ANI

Security beefed up in Ahmedabad for India- Australia cricket quarterfinal
Ahead of the quarter final match between India and Australia today, authorities have beefed up security in Ahmedabad. ANI

England team right behind Terry: Crouch
Ace striker Peter Crouch has said that the England squad is right behind John Terry following his reappointment as captain of the national team. erry was axed as Three Lions skipper last year over an alleged affair with the ex-girlfriend of Wayne Bridge. ANI

Prior wants another chance to open batting in World Cup quarterfinal
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has pleaded for another chance to open the batting in the World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka after scoring just 15 and 21 runs as Andrew Strauss' opening partner in this tournament. ANI

Tom Brady to mow lawn in place of Tiger Woods in economics textbook
Professional golfer Tiger Woods has been replaced by football quarterback Tom Brady in a new version of a widely-used economics textbook. ANI

Afridi says his dream of winning World Cup for Pakistan becoming a reality
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said that his dream of winning the coveted World Cup trophy for his country is on its way to becoming a reality as he led his team to a thumping victory against the West Indies in the quarterfinal on Wednesday. ANI

Coleen to see Rooney's tarts at Ladies Day fashion contest
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen is apparently fuming after the footballer's two hookers announced they're off to Aintree - where she's a VIP guest. ANI

David Hussey must play in WC quarterfinal against India in place of Krejza: Border
Former Australian captain Allan Border has urged selectors to include all-rounder David Hussey in place of off-spinner Jason Krejza for today's World Cup quarterfinal against India at Ahmedabad's Sardar Patel Stadium. ANI

Ponting's days numbered if he loses to India in World Cup: Roebuck
Cricket writer Peter Roebuck has said that Ricky Ponting's future will be at stake if he loses today's quarter-final against India. ANI

PCB to discuss bilateral cricket ties resumption with India in ICC meeting: Sources
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hoping to make some headway in the resumption of its bilateral cricket ties with India in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting at Mumbai. ANI

Home ministry warns India-Oz WC quarterfinal a possible terror target
An advisory from the Indian home ministry sent to police has warned that terror groups Al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Toiba may be planning strikes against cricket stadiums, particularly during the tournament's finals. ANI

Qatar designs 'artificial cloud' to cool stadiums for 2022 World Cup
Qatar University's mechanical and industrial engineering department has designed an artificial cloud to shade and cool the open playgrounds to be used during the 2022 Football World Cup in Doha. ANI

Former England spinner Titmus dies at 78
Former England off-spinner Fred Titmus, who played county cricket across an incredible five decades, has died after a long illness. He was 78. ANI

Oz ODI woes on Indian sub-continent grossly exaggerated: Fox Sports
The myth of Australia's woes on the Indian sub-continent is grossly exaggerated, especially when it comes to their one-day record, according to Fox Sports. ANI

Kiwis' two Test tour to Bangladesh postponed till 2012 over oppressive conditions
New Zealand's two scheduled tests in Bangladesh in May have been re-arranged for next year after the authorities sought a postponement due to the oppressive weather conditions in the subcontinent. ANI

PCB asks ICC to ensure foolproof security for Pak team in India
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ensure foolproof security for its cricketers as they play their World Cup semi-final match at Mohali in India on March 30. ANI

Pak cricket team has "no security concerns about going to India" for WC semis: Waqar
The Pakistan cricket team has no security concerns over going to India for their World Cup semi-final at Mohali on March 30, coach Waqar Younis has said, adding that he is in fact happy to visit the neighbouring country. ANI

Pressure got the best out of Pakistan in World Cup quarterfinal match: Waqar
The pressure to perform actually helped Pakistan play to their full potential as they qualified for the 2011 World Cup semi-finals with a big-margin win over the West Indies, coach Waqar Younis has said. ANI

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