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Khan links up with leading adviser

Amir Khan has boosted his chances of a lucrative showdown with Floyd Mayweather by joining up with the American superstar’s adviser Al Haymon. The notoriously mysterious Haymon has guided Mayweather’s career for years and is widely regarded as one of the most influential men in boxing.

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea boss rolls back the years with touchline run

┬áThis was where Jose Mourinho came in – with the re-enactment of the moment a decade ago when he first made his mark on the consciousness of English football. All those years ago, it was a sprint along the length of Old Trafford’s touchline to celebrate the scoring of a famous late Champions League goal […]

Sri Lanka’s win in Twenty20 WC final due to hard work, not luck: Malinga

Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga said Sunday night that his team’s victory in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup was due to hard work and not luck. He also said that the win was a fitting farewell for the team’s two veteran gentlemen stalwarts Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Malinga said the win […]

Gareth Bale beauty keeps Real Madrid on Atletico Madrid, Barcelona’s tails

Gareth Bale deputised ably for the injured Cristiano Ronaldo with a wonder strike from 35 yards as Real Madrid kept up the pressure on Atletico Madrid and Barcelona with a 4-0 win away to Real Sociedad on Saturday. Atletico stay top, three points clear of third-placed Real, as they squeezed out a tense 1-0 win […]

South Africa confident of taking on Indian spinners

South Africa feel they have the batting to take on what they expect to be a barrage of spin from India when they meet in the World Twenty20 semi-finals in Bangladesh on Friday. “We know it’s going to be a big challenge for us,” all-rounder JP Duminy told a news conference in Dhaka on Tuesday. […]

Maria Sharapova closes in on return trip to Miami final

Five-time runner-up Maria Sharapova closed in on a return trip to the Miami final by taming eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 7-5, 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the semis of the Sony Open. With the victory Sharapova, who lost in the final last year to Serena Williams, sets up a possible final four showdown with the […]

Nadal rips Hewitt to enter Sony Open third round

World number one Rafael Nadal hammered former number one Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3 Saturday to reach the third round at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters hardcourt tournament. The top-seeded Spaniard and his veteran Australian opponent took to the court two and a half hours late due to long matches that preceded them.

India vs Pakistan ICC World T20 2014: Indian bowlers produce best show since Champions Trophy final

The much crictised Indian bowlers produced their best performance as a unit since the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England, eight months ago to setup a convincing seven wicket win over Pakistan in the opening match of the ICC World T20 2014.

Time has come for Duncan Fletcher to go, says Sunil Gavaskar

After disaster tours of South Africa, New Zealand and early exit from Asia Cup pressure is piling up on India’s coach Duncan Fletcher. Former captain and India’s legend Sunil Gavaskar feels that a younger coach can help Team India. “It (Indian cricket) seems to be in a freefall that looks tough to arrest,” Gavaskar wrote […]

Thrilling win bumps Aussies up Test rankings ahead of India

Australia replaced India at number two position in the Test team rankings by the virtue of their hard-fought 245-run victory over South Africa in the third and final Test in Cape Town on Wednesday. Australia had entered the series in third position on 111 ratings points and the victory handed them four ratings points which […]

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