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England's Justin Rose wins Scottish Open
7/14/2014 9:18:00 AM

London, July 14 (ANI): England's Justin Rose has won the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen, after carding a six under 65 for a 16-under total.

Rose's faultless final round, including six birdies, ensured he was in the 60s in all four of his rounds this week.

The BBC quoted him, as saying that it was a privilege to win a great championship, and that his first professional win in Scotland meant a lot to him.

Swede Kristoffer Broberg (66) finished second on 14 under, securing

Dejected Messi forced to accept Golden Ball at FIFA WC 2014
7/14/2014 9:18:00 AM

Brasilia (Brazil), July 14 (ANI): A heart-broken and dejected Argentine skipper Lionel Messi seemed unconvinced about being given the Golden Ball gong for the best player of the FIFA World Cup, and it appeared as if he was forced to accept it.

Messi took the award after World Cup final heartbreak, before even accepting his loser's medal, watched by tearful team-mates.

According to The Mirror, Messi barely knew where to look as he climbed the steps of the Maracana to accept his

Lankan off-spinner Senanayake sent for coaching to rectify suspect action
7/14/2014 9:18:00 AM

Colombo, July 14 (ANI): Cricket authorities in Sri Lanka have decided to send off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake for intense coaching to rectify his suspect action, after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled his bowling action illegal and banned him from international matches.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said the coaching team was being asked to study reports from the ICC and take corrective action.

The ICC told the SLC Saturday that it had investigated

Brazil Football Federation likely to fire Coach Scolari:Reports
7/14/2014 12:19:00 AM

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), July 14 (ANI): Brazil coach Felipe Scolari is likely to be fired by the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF).

Local media reports said the CBF is unlikely to renew Scolari's contract.

The news came hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup, teh Dawn reports.

Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third place 3-0 to the Netherlands on Saturday, and after being crushed by Germany

Fans tweet snap of Netherlands' goalie sitting on 'Wrecking Ball' with Miley Cyrus
7/14/2014 12:19:00 AM

London, July 14 (ANI): Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen reportedly sent Twitter into meltdown as fans tweeted his pictures sitting on things including a Wrecking Ball with Miley Cyrus.

The tweets were sparked when Cillessen appeared to sit down as he crouched and leant against the goal post during Holland's 3-0 victory in the third place clash against hosts Brazil.

According to the Daily Star, with the World Cup having seen hilarious memes about Luis Suarez's bite

India at No. 2 place in latest ICC ODI Rankings
7/14/2014 12:19:00 AM

Karachi, July 14 (ANI): India has been ranked at the number two spot in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Rankings that were released on Sunday.

Australia has topped the ODI rankings, while South Africa's maiden ODI series win in Sri Lanka has helped the nation to rise up in the latest rankings, The Dawn reported.

South Africa are currently at the number four spot behind third placed Sri Lanka and are followed by England in the fifth place.

Meanwhile, India's archrival Pakistan

Model Forde reveals her liking for golfer Rory McIlroy
7/13/2014 6:41:00 PM

London, July 13 (ANI): Model Nadia Forde has revealed her fondness for golf star Rory McIlroy for the first time, after they were seen leaving a bar together at 3 am.

The 25-year-old model said, that she met Rory last year through friends and that, he is a lovely guy, the Mirror reported.

Irish singer, Forde, while replying to a question whether the golf star is her 'type' or not, has said that she doesn't really have a 'type'.

She further added that for her

Study sums up FIFA WC teams' performance in three words
7/13/2014 6:04:00 PM

Sydney, July 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed three words that are most widely used by people around the world to describe each of the 32 teams in the ongoing World Cup.

The study was conducted by Britain's Cambridge University and based its finding on the analysis of several online sources, including a multi-billion-word database called the Cambridge English Corpus, reported news.com.au.

Words like, stunning, rampaging, thrilling, determined were used to describe the teams

'Magic Spray' inventor set to garner fortune following success in FIFA WC
7/13/2014 6:04:00 PM

London, July 13 (ANI): Heine Allemagne, the man who invented the magic disappearing free kick spray for football grounds is set to become a millionaire as his spray is being eyed by Premier League bosses.

The foam keeps the defenders' wall 10 yards away and disappears after 60 seconds and is expected to be used across the globe in the coming days, the Mirror reported. The spray was used for the first time at the Sao Paulo match.

Allemagne, who comes from a poor household, spent

Amla moves into second spot, McLaren claims career-high 10th position
7/13/2014 5:24:00 PM

Dubai, July 13 (ANI): South Africa's maiden ODI series win in Sri Lanka has helped it, as well as its players, to make upward movements in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Rankings, which were released on Sunday. South Africa won the third and final ODI by 82 runs and claimed the series 2-1.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, Hashim Amla is now sitting just behind his captain and number-one ranked AB de Villiers after finishing the series as the leading run-getter with

Sri Lanka's off spinner Sachithra Senanayake banned from international cricket
7/13/2014 5:24:00 PM

Joahnnesburg, July 13 (ANI): Sri Lanka's off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has reportedly been banned from international cricket after his bowling action against England was proved illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The decision came on Saturday following a long investigation into the matter by the ICC.

According to Sport 24, the 29-year old off spinner was reported by umpires Ian Gould and Marais Erasmus who alleged foul play in his bowling action against England

Indian men's hockey team leaves for Glasgow Commonwealth Games
7/13/2014 4:41:00 PM

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Indian men's hockey team, led by midfielder Saradara Singh, on Sunday left for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be held from July 23 to August 03 and more than 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories will compete in 17 sports.

India will field 224 member contingents at 2014 CWG Glasgow.

The Indian hockey team will play its opening game against Wales on July 25, followed by matches against

Women's British Open: Charley Hull storms back into tournament
7/13/2014 3:56:00 PM

London, July 13 (ANI): English golfer, Charley Hull stormed back into the tournament by scoring a six-under-par 66. She has now moved within three shots of third-round leader Inbee Park at Royal Birkdale.

According to the BBC, the 18-year old golfer was although 11 shots off the lead at five over par on Saturday but ended the day one under by hitting nine birdies. Hull conceded that her aggressive form during the day helped her in accomplishing the feat.

She was also named the Ladies'

Study reveals the 'perfect spot' to hit a penalty
7/13/2014 3:56:00 PM

London, July 13 (ANI): A study on Football penalty kicks has revealed the perfect spots to hit a penalty, spots with almost hundred percent success rate, and spots where the keeper wins.

Study shows that the bottom-left corner has so far had a 100 percent success rate and shots aimed there do not have to be as close to the post as those to the right-hand corner.

And every shot aimed into the upper third of the goal has gone in, even those shot straight down the middle.


England frustrates India with longest last-wicket partnership
7/13/2014 2:46:00 PM

Johannesburg, July 13 (ANI): England's Joe Root and James Anderson have created a new record of the longest last-wicket partnership, by scoring 198 runs - with Root making 154 not out, and Anderson contributing his Test-best 81.

The duo took England to 496, in response to India's first inning of 457.

Anderson said that he, along with Root, thought that they could annoy the Indian side by staying on the pitch for a longer time, but never thought that something like this could

Footie ace Gazza finds porn star lover on Twitter
7/13/2014 2:46:00 PM

London, July 13 (ANI): Football legend Paul Gascoigne has found himself a porn star girlfriend on Twitter.

The 47-year-old former England footballer stuck up a Twitter romance with the Playboy TV babe Dannii Harwood after viewing her net profile, which is packed with topless snaps, post meeting her at a venue near his home in Poole, Dorset, the Daily Star reported.

Sources revealed that the pair discussed the pressures of fame when they met.

Gascoigne, who left rehab in April

Australia to remodel 'pace attack' for upcoming Test series against Pak
7/13/2014 2:46:00 PM

Sydney, July 13 (ANI): Australian cricket team will re-model its pace attack for the Test series against Pakistan later this year, as front line bowlers faces slow recovery.

Three of the front line bowlers of Australia are going through a slow recovery, which leaves number one striker Mitchell Johnson as the only fast bowler standing from Australia's series-winning last Test in South Africa, which took Australia back to number one, News.co.au reported.

Ryan Harris is making steady

Upul Tharanga joins Sri Lanka Test squad after 7yrs
7/13/2014 2:46:00 PM

Johannesburg, July 13 (ANI): Sri Lanka's opening batsman Upul Tharanga might make his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against Proteas starting at Galle on July 16.

Tharanga will replace Dimuth Karunaratne in the 15-man squad, with fast bowlers Nuwan Pradeep and Nuwan Kulasekara and specialist wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene also left out, Sports24.com reported.

Left-hander Tharanga's last Test was against

I will never forget that I met the 'love of my life' at the WC, says Shakira
7/13/2014 1:14:00 PM

London, July 13 (ANI): Shakira has thanked the previous World Cup for bringing her and her partner Gerard Pique together.

The 'Hips Don't Lie' singer said that she will never forget that she met her boyfriend, the 27-year-old footie-ace who plays for FC Barcelona, at the World Cup in 2010 while she was promoting her 2010 World Cup anthem, Waka Waka - Time for Africa, the Mirror reported.

Shakira, who will be performing La La La (Brazil 2014) with Brazilian musician Carlinhos

German coach Low feels team could 'stay on top for good number of years'
7/13/2014 1:14:00 PM

London, July 13 (ANI): Germany coach Joachim Low has said that his team could go on to play for a number of years and they play on top of the world for a good number of years.

Low, who insists Germany had no fear of Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, said that they had young players who were not even here and other players with a fantastic future such as Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil, Andre Schurrle and Thomas Muller, the BBC reported.

The 54-year-old Germany coach asserted

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