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Spain back on top of FIFA rankings

Zurich, July 14 (DPA) Spain returned to the top of the world football rankings issued Wednesday by the ruling body FIFA in the wake of their first World Cup triumph.

But the 2006 winners Italy crashe

Putin meets Van Damme at mixed fight championship

Moscow, July 15: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Hollywood star and martial arts expert Jean-Claude Van Damme at a mixed fight championship which kicked off Wednesday in Russia's southe

Somdev in Aptos Challenger second round

Aptos (California), July 15: India's Somdev Devvarman shrugged off an indifferent start to enter the second round of the $75,000 Challenger.

The second-seeded Somdev beat Yuichi Sugita 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

Match-fixing scandal: 270 matches under suspicion

Berlin, Jul 15: An investigation into suspected football match-fixing now covers 270 matches in several countries and more than 250 people, German prosecutors said today.

Prosecutors in Bochum first

Maintaining 2010 CWG infrastructure a 'challenge': Gill

New Delhi, Jul 15: Sports Minister M S Gill today inaugurated the Rugby Stadium at the Delhi University campus, one of the Commonwealth Games venues, and admitted maintaining the magnificent structure

Spanish World Cup final pitch invader fined

Johannesburg, July 13: A Spaniard who invaded the Soccer City pitch shortly ahead of Sunday's World Cup final has been fined 2,000 rand ($260) by a Johannesburg court, news reports said Tuesday.


Aamer confident of a good show against Australia

Karachi, July 13: Pakistan's teenage pace sensation, Mohammad Aamer is hoping to capitalise on a couple of match-winning performances in Twenty20 internationals earlier this month during a two-Test se

Octopus oracle Paul to retire

No more World Cup, no more octopus oracle. Paul, the octopus who became a pop culture sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs - all seven of Germany's

Federer wasn't making excuses for Wimbledon loss: Bollettieri

New Delhi, July 13: Roger Federer's reasons for his shocking Wimbledon quarterfinal loss did not go down well with many, including his opponent Tomas Berdych, but tennis guru Nick Bollettieri feels th

US congratulates Spain, South Africa for World Cup

Washington, July 13: The US government praised South Africa for hosting an "excellent" World Cup and congratulated Spain for capturing the trophy with a 1-0 finals victory over Netherlands.

"We congr

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