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Sharma bowls India to victory as England crumble

Agencies, London Ishant Sharma claimed seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the second test at Lord’s today, their first overseas win since 2011. India’s second victory at the home of cricket and first...

Germany wins Soccer WC

Agencies, Rio De Janeiro Germany won their fourth World Cup title as they beat Argentina 1-0 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. An entertaining first half played out, where both Gonzalo Higuain and Benedikt Howedes should have...

Chikkarangappa surges ahead on day three with a second straight 68

Agencies, Srinagar Chikkarangappa S of Bangalore surged into the lead in round three of the PGTI Kashmir Masters presented by KEO, a PGTI Super Series event, being played at the Royal Springs Golf Course here today. Chikkarangappa fired a second...

William Hill says World Cup betting tops target

Agencies, London William Hill has beaten its 340 million dollar target for betting on the World Cup despite an early English exit from the soccer tournament, Britain’s largest bookmaker said today. The figure is double what William Hill generated...
Germany's Mueller celebrates past Brazil's Luiz and goalkeeper Cesar after scoring a goal during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches WC final

Agencies, Rio De Janeiro Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World...

Shakira to headline at World Cup final

Shakira, who is making her third straight World Cup appearance, will sing “La la la (Brazil 2014)” with Brazilian star Carlinhos Brown, FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday. Pop star Shakira will perform before the World Cup final in Rio...

Facebook scores record 1 bln interactions for WC

Agencies, Sao Paulo With 1 billion posts, likes and comments in just the first half of the World Cup, the soccer tournament is already the most talked-about event in Facebook Inc’s decade-long history, data obtained by Reuters showed. The...
Costa Rica players celebrate after the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Costa Rica and Greece at the Pernambuco arena

Costa Rica reach quarter-finals with shootout victory

Agencies, Recife, Brazil Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time by beating Greece 5-3 on penalties after conceding a stoppage time equaliser and playing 54 minutes with 10 men. After the 1-1 draw following...