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Lalit Modi tweets his 'relief' after passport order

Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi took to twitter 'big time' today after the Delhi High Court ordered the restoration of his passport as he thanked the people who stood by him in his need of hour.

Bangladesh lift ban on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's six-month ban imposed last month for 'misbehaviour' has been lifted, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal storms into third round of World Badminton Championship, Kashyap bows out

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles at Copenhagen on Wednesday.

Manchester United humbled in League Cup by 3rd tier MK Dons

The record 20-time English champions timidly capitulated to MK Dons, losing 4-0 to the third-tier club in the second round of the League Cup.

EPL: Manchester City ominous after cruising past Liverpool

A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season on Monday.

Manchester United confirm British record deal for Di Maria

Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($98 million, 75 million euros), the English Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

England's Frank Lampard quits internationals

England's Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps. The midfielder scored 29 goals for his country and captained the team in their last group match against Costa Rica at this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Boxer Vijender Singh out of Asian Games with injury

Leading Indian boxer Vijender Singh will be unable to defend his Asian Games middleweight title after a hand injury ruled him out of next month's event, the Olympic medallist said on Tuesday.

You’ll know who the real boss is by Windies series: BCCI official

'Dhoni is no one to comment who is the boss of the team. It’s not his domain,' the senior official said. 'What happened is very disappointing and unbecoming of an India captain. The matter will come up for discussion at the next working committee meeting.'

Skipper Dhoni, BCCI heading towards spat?

Skipper MS Dhoni’s blunt statement on Sunday that under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher was still the 'boss' and will stay put until next year’s World Cup has left the cricket board in an awkward situation.

Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan on Monday for a reported 16 million pounds ($26.5 million), taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player known as much for his controversies as his goals.

Lack of transparency and accountability leading to controversies

The sports ministry may have instituted committees to shortlist candidates for the Arjunas, the Khel Ratnas and the Dronacharyas, but it hasn't incorporated a mechanism to ensure the committee members do their job in a thorough and professional manner writes Vijender Singh

We want to see our villages in India: Pakistani kabaddi players

Amid the growing tension over incidents of cross-border firing, a Pakistani contingent crossed the Wagah border to play kabaddi matches scheduled in New Delhi on Sunday.

Rain washes out Ind-Eng ODI series opener in Bristol

The first ODI of the five-match series between India and England was on Monday abandoned without a ball being bowled due to relentless rains and wet ground conditions.

United start 'not good enough' for Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has demanded an immediate improvement from Manchester United after admitting their start to the season has not been good enough.
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