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Tiff with PCB chief led to Afridi ouster

London, July 17: Salman Butt will take over the Pakistan captaincy from Shahid Afridi for next week’s second and final Test against Australia at Headingley, Pakistan tour manager Yawar Saeed said on S

Zaheer Khan being treated by lady physio in South Africa

Pune, July 14: India's 32-year-old left-arm medium fast bowler, Zaheer Khan is being treated by a lady physiotherapist in Johannesburg.

Mrs. Debbie Davidson, the 41-year-old lady physio, one of the

Giant-killer Berdych in final


Tomas Berdych clinched a place in the Wimbledon final for the first time as the Czech 12th seed defeated Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-6 (11/9), 6-3 on Friday.
Berdych, the first Czech man to reach the Wimbledon final since Ivan Lendl in 1987, has been a dangerous force on the ATP Tour for the last five years.
But he hadn’t been able to translate his talent into success at the Grand Slams until the last month.

SA complete Windies rout

South Africa survived a fiery spell of fast bowling to complete a seven-wicket victory over West Indies before lunch on Day Four of the third Test on Tuesday and clinch the series 2-0.

Shock exits for Venus, A-Rod as Serena cruises


Five-time champion Venus Williams was ousted in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, losing 6-2, 6-3 to 82nd-ranked Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. Sister Serena, meanwhile, stayed on course to keep the title in family hands.

Clijsters, Williams grind ahead


Roger Federer was the epitome of Swiss cool as the mercury soared at Wimbledon on ‘Manic Monday’, but women’s title dreamers Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki both made limp exits.

Rafa scrapes into last 16


French Open champion Rafael Nadal narrowly avoided an embarrassing exit at Wimbledon as he dug deep to beat Germany’s Philipp Petzschner 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-3 in the third round on Saturday.

Vettel keeps McLaren at bay


Sebastian Vettel revived his title challenge on Sunday when he cruised to his second win of the season and the seventh of his career in a dramatic and exhilarating European Grand Prix.

Roddick struggles, Belgian duo cruise


Andy Roddick, runner-up last year, recovered from losing his opening set on Wednesday to reach the third round at Wimbledon, while former top-ranked players Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin of Belgium advanced.

Great escape for Fedex


Roger Federer averted one of the biggest shocks in Wimbledon history when the defending men’s champion recovered from two sets down to beat Colombia’s Alejandro Falla in the first round Monday.

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