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HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

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

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
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.

Mercedes' Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires

Lewis Hamilton British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and slashed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.
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Kolkata Knight Riders players
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Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate with the trophy after their victory against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL final match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Sanchez signs £35 million deal with Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez
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.

‘Little Chief’ Mascherano big on impact

Argentina's Javier Mascherano celebrates after Argentina defeated the Netherlands. (AP Photo)
Sergio Romero took Argentina to the final all right but the man who ensured that they stayed in the hunt with another superb all-round midfield show was Javier Mascherano.

Messi seeks revenge for 1990 final defeat by Germany

Lionel Messi
Somebody up above has plotted the Argentina-Germany final. The plot is perfect. Throw at Messi the challenge of repeating what Maradona achieved and settle the ‘who is better’ debate once and for all.

Despite loss, van Gaal leaves with head high

louis van gaal
Louis van Gaal doesn’t hold back from saying like it is. Van Gaal ticked off a journalist saying he felt his question was humiliating when he was asked to name the two players he had spoken to before deciding on Ron Vlaar for the first shot. And then he ticked off Fifa.

Win or loss, Germany are already world champions

Franz Beckenbauer
Very few people have asked me who I favour in the World Cup final, Argentina or Germany? Instead, everybody wants to know how is it possible to defeat Brazil by 7-1 in their own country, writes Franz Beckenbauer.

Germany have edge in final, says Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella

Alejandro Sabella
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes a well-rested Germany will have the advantage against the weary South Americans in Sunday's World Cup final.
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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Mercedes' Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires

Lewis Hamilton British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and slashed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.

Sim Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin player to join NBA

Sim Bhullar
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.

Defence team closes case in Pistorius murder trial

Sim Bhullar

Oscar Pistorius' lawyers wrapped up their defence of the Olympic and Paralympic track star on Tuesday, bringing the dramatic murder trial of one of the world's best-known athletes closer to conclusion.

India may not bid for 2019 Asian Games

India flag
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.

Mercedes' Rosberg snatches pole at British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg Mercedes F1 Formula One
Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix with a late fastest lap in the final seconds of a dramatic and shock-filled qualifying session on Saturday.
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