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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

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After middle order collapse, tail rescues England to 352/9 at end of Day 3

Ishant Sharma tightened India's grip on the first Test with a three-wicket burst that led to an England collapse on the third day at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Barcelona reach agreement for Luis Suarez

Barcelona reached agreement with Liverpool on the transfer of Luis Suarez on Friday, giving the troubled striker a chance to rehabilitate his image when his latest biting ban is over. Suarez will travel to Barcelona next week for a medical and to sign a five-year contract.

Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni

The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni.

Indian pitches are quicker than Trent Bridge wicket: Stuart Broad

England all-rounder Stuart Broad has ridiculed the Trent Bridge pitch, on which India managed to post a mammoth 457, saying even the spin-friendly Indian tracks would have been faster than the wicket on offer during the first cricket Test here.

Michael Schumacher's wife believes he's 'getting better certainly'

Michael Schumacher's wife believes that the former seven-time Formula One champion is improving and emerging out of coma. He bashed his skull on a rock while skiing in an Alpine Resort. He had flown to Swiss hospital last month for further treatment.

Sanchez signs £35 million deal with Arsenal

Chile's star World Cup striker Alexis Sanchez agreed to join Arsenal on Thursday on a long-term contract for a reported fee of around £35 million, the English Premier League side announced.

First Test: Reverse swing is the only way forward for England

It was only the first afternoon of the Test and series, and the ball just 30 overs old. To everyone’s amazement, James Anderson was getting the ball to go the other way.

1st Test: India looks to press on advantage against England on Day 3

India number 11 Mohammed Shami embarrassed England with the bat and then ensured home captain Alastair Cook's poor run of scores continued as the tourists seized control of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

Trent Bridge groundsman Steve Birks apologises for 'Indian' pitch

Nottinghamshire head groundsman Steve Birks said things hadn't gone to plan after appearing to produce a pitch ideally suited for India, rather than England, in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.

Vijay's ton take India to a comfortable position on Day 1

A solid batting display by Murali Vijay took India to 177 for three against England at tea on day one of the first Test in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Pakistan drop Hafeez from test squad for Lanka tour

Pakistan have dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their test squad and recalled former captain Younis Khan in the one-day team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.

Dhoni optimistic India can banish away-day blues in England tour

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes his largely youthful side can put their miserable away record behind them as they prepare for their first five-Test series in England in 55 years.

Tributes pour in for Real Madrid hero Alfredo Di Stefano

Spaniards flocked to pay homage on Tuesday to Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano, one of the world's greatest footballers, who inspired millions of fans during the dari days of the Franco era.

Sim Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin player to join NBA

Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US.

India may not bid for 2019 Asian Games

India’s last-minute dash to bid for the 2019 Asian Games is coming undone, with the government worried about the financial implications and political costs, in case of a scandal, as the event coincides with an election year.
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