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Webber grabs pole to maintain hot streak


Australian Mark Webber completed a hat-trick of pole positions on Saturday when he clocked the fastest time for Red Bull in qualifying for Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix.
The 33-year-old championship leader — who leads team-mate Sebastian Vettel by virtue of races won as they are level on points — has now claimed four poles this season and five in his career and the Red Bull team have taken all seven this year.

Sharapova saunters in the sun


Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin set up a third-round showdown at the French Open on Friday, winning their matches suspended overnight because of darkness.
Sharapova finished off Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3, and four-time champion Henin beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3. A schedule backlog c

Johnson wonder strike lifts England


A spectacular solo strike from Glen Johnson lit up an otherwise workmanlike performance from England as Fabio Capello’s side notched up a 3-1 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Mexico at Wembley on Monday.

Last-gasp strike spares Socceroos blushes


Australia snatched a last-minute 2-1 win over New Zealand in their World Cup warm-up match on Monday.
The All Whites looked set to spoil Australia’s farewell bash in front of 55,659 fans before substitute Brett Holman scored the winner in the fourth minute of injury time after the Socceroos had trailed for much of the match.

German high for Joshna

Chennai-based squash player Joshna Chinappa on Sunday lifted the German Ladies’ Open title in Saarbrucken with a convincing 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 win over eighth seed Gaby Schmohl of Switzerland.

Somdev falls flat in marathon five-setter

Somdev Devvarman was knocked out of the French Open first round, losing a marathon five-setter 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to world number 65 Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland at the Roland Garros on Sunday.

CA seeks fixing details from ICC


Cricket Australia has sought from the ICC the details of its investigation into Pakistan’s tour Down Under but insisted that the series was won fair and square by the hosts.

Pune FC outclass Churchill

Pune FC surged into the second spot in the I-League table after thrashing last year’s champions Churchill Brothers 4-1 at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Thursday.
The I-League debutants went ahead in the 26th minute through Japanese recruit Arata Izumi. Edmar Figueira doubled the advantage five minutes later. Churchill e

England new lords of T20


England finally got their hands on an international trophy, dominating Australia in all departments in the summit clash to clinch the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Championship title with a seven-wicket win

It aint over ’till mr cricket swings


Micheal Hussey’s late-order fireworks sealed a stunning come-from-behind thriller for Australia, who beat defending champions Pakistan by three wickets to enter their maiden World T20 Championship final here on Friday.

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