Deccan end Pune’s slim hopes

Manish Panday and Jesse Ryder got Pune off to a good start but it all came to naught in the end.

A bowling attack having four Test bowlers bowled to its world-class potential for once and Deccan Chargers’ batting did not stumble chasing a middling total to end Pune Warriors’ slim hopes of making the play-offs.

Olympic champion Wanjiru dies after fall

NYAHURURU, Kenya, (Reuters) – Kenyan Olympic marathon  champion Samuel Wanjiru plunged to his death from the  first-floor balcony of his home after the athlete’s wife found  him in bed with another woman, police told Reuters.

Bulls stifle Heat in easy opening win

BULLIED! Chicago Bulls’ Taj Gibson dunks over Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade during the first half in Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff basketball game in Chicago on Sunday.

CHICAGO, (Reuters) – Chicago’s defence stifled LeBron  James and Dwyane Wade to set-up an easy 103-82 victory over the  Miami Heat in the opening game of their Eastern Conference  Finals series on Sunday.

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- West Indies skipper leads from the front by bowling side to first test win in over two years

Ravi Rampaul leads the victorious West Indies team off the pitch after their win against Pakistan (Orlando Charles photo)

Yesterday he was not the bane of a disenchanted Caribbean public but rather, the toast of the party, – the West Indies skipper that marshalled his troops to a rare victory over Pakistan with a five-wicket haul at the Guyana National Stadium.