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Cech hails Chelsea's 'moral strength'

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech hailed the team's "moral strength" on Wednesday after a last-gasp goal sent the Blues past Paris Saint-Germain to the Champions League semi-finals the day before.

Demba Ba's turn to shine as Chelsea prevail again

A week after bemoaning his lack of lethal strikers, Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho had all three of them on the pitch at the end of their 2-0 win over Paris St Germain with the least celebrated of the trio emerging as the ultimate hero.

Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia

Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition.

Saina ousted from Singapore Open

Failing yet again to perform to expected standards, India's top women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a first round loss at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series in Singapore on Wednesday.

Sania dispels rumours of differences with Shoaib Malik

The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player clarified that reports about her marriage being on the rocks were incorrect.

Sachin Tendulkar adorns cover of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Sachin Tendulkar, who quit international cricket last year after an illustrious 24-year long career, is the first Indian to feature on the cover of the Almanack. He was earlier chosen to feature on the cover of the second edition of the Wisden India Almanack.

Yuvraj did not deserve this unwarranted criticism: Pietersen

Once labelled a 'pie-chucker' by Kevin Pietersen, beleaguered Yuvraj Singh has found support from the maverick batsman, who says the India left-hander is at the receiving end of "unwarranted criticism" following his scratchy knock in the World T20 final.

IPL match fixing: BCCI moves SC, seeks transcripts of tapes

The BCCI on Wednesday moved an application before the SC seeking transcripts of audio tapes containing statements of Board President Srinivasan and Indian captain Dhoni, recorded by the Mukul Mudgal Committee which probed allegations of IPL spot and match fixing.

ESPN experiments cricket on Americans

Most Americans who play or follow baseball and also understand cricket a bit, find latter similar but slower, and boring. ESPN believes that can be changed.

United march into Munich with greater confidence

Bayern Munich must be patient in attack and wary of Manchester United on the break in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg on Wednesday, coach Pep Guardiola said.

Heat on at home, Srinivasan grip remains firm on BCCI

In utter defiance of his detractors who are working overtime to stop him from attending the ICC Executive Board meeting on April 9 and 10 in Dubai, N Srinivasan will indeed attend as a BCCI representative.

IPL-7: Yuvraj, Karthik under tremendous pressure to click

Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik wouldn’t want it at the moment but there would be extra attention on these two players in the next two months when they don their club colours in the Indian Premier League.

Mahela, Sanga slam officials over T20 retirement controversy

The victory celebrations of new World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka on Tuesday turned sour with veteran players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara hitting out at officials who had criticised them about their retirements from T20 cricket just before the tournament.

Sri Lankans party as World Cup winners return home

Traffic came to a standstill as thousands of cheering fans lined the streets to welcome home the Sri Lankan cricket team who touched down at Bandaranaike International Airport on Tuesday following their triumph at the World Twenty20 tournament.

Don't crucify Yuvraj for T20 final flop, says Sachin Tendulkar

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar has come out strongly in support of the beleaguered Yuvraj Singh after the left-hander's poor performance with the bat during India's loss to Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 final on Sunday.

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