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Pirelli set to run tests after tyre mishaps

Facing a revolt from teams over exploding tyres at the British Grand Prix, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Monday gave tyre supplier Pirelli the green light to run tests to resolve the problem.

Radwanska downs Li in epic

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Sabine Lisicki swept into the Wimbledon semi-finals on Tuesday as the German followed her sensational upset of Serena Williams with an emphatic 6-3, 6-3 victory over Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.

Kohli not disappointed with loss

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India’s stand-in skipper Virat Kohli has said he was forced to keep an attacking field against the West Indies as he needed wickets to defend a modest score of 230 at Sabina Park here.

Sharma’s fifty lifts India

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Opener Rohit Sharma’s composed knock steadied India after two early wickets against West Indies in the second match of the tri-nation one-day international series at Sabina Park in Kingston on Sunday.

Ton-up Gayle gives Windies breezy start

West Indies began their campaign in the tournament with an easy six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, courtesy opener Chris Gayle’s 100-ball 109, which included nine fours and seven sixes while chasing a 209-run target.

Perfect seven for Seppi

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Andreas Seppi extended his remarkable run of five set victories as the Italian 23rd seed defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori 3-6, 6-2 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-4 in the third round at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Kittel clinches crash-marred first stage

Double champion Alberto Contador took a spectacular tumble as the Tour de France got off to a chaotic start with German Marcel Kittel winning a crash-marred opening stage on Saturday.

It’s mission Ashes for Lehmann

Darren Lehmann insisted it was still possible for Australia to win the Ashes despite the upheaval that led to his appointment as the new head coach of the national side.

Djokovic zooms into Rd 2

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Top seed Novak Djokovic proved rock solid as he cruised past Germany’s Florian Mayer 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the second round of Wimbledon on Tuesday.

‘Sir’ Jadeja’s brand value on the rise

He has improved by leaps and bounds in the last one year and Ravindra Jadeja’s on-field exploits have certainly helped him attract the attention of major corporate houses.

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