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England complete 196-run win at Lord’s

England completed a 196-run win over the world’s top-ranked side India at Lord’s on Monday after James Anderson cut through their middle order with five for 65.

Anderson captured the prize wicket of Sachin Tendulkar (12) after dismissing India’s two other most accomplished batsman Rahul Dravid (36) and Vangipurappu Laxman (56) in the 2,000th test match and the 100th between the two countries.

Tendulkar, 38, who has scored a world record 14,738 test runs, has never made more than 37 at Lord’s and is still one century short of becoming the first person to tally 100 international hundreds.

India were intent on saving the game in the absence of the injured Virender Sehwag, their one player who could have taken the game away from the opposition

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Crowd hail Cielo after tearful Brazilian wins


Brazil’s Cesar Cielo collapsed in a flood of tears and was briefly unable to leave the pool after winning the men’s 50 metres butterfly world title on Monday.

Cielo captured his first world championships butterfly gold medal in 23.10 seconds, just ahead of Australian duo Matthew Targett (23.28) and Geoff Huegill (23.35).

He burst into tears again during the playing of the anthem. The large television screen in the Oriental Sports Centre showed his breakdown and the Chinese crowd applauded his outpouring of emotion.

They were not purely tears of joy the 24-year-old Cielo was shedding. The Olympic freestyle champion was fortunate to be racing at all.

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Australia bows down before ‘King Cadel’

Australia celebrated its first Tour de France champion in 108 years on Monday with the achievement of Cadel Evans being ranked alongside the greatest moments in the country’s rich sporting history.

With plenty of time to sharpen their pencils after Evans destroyed Andy Schleck in Saturday’s time trial in Grenoble to assure himself of victory, the country’s media was dominated by the story of the slender 34-year-old’s triumph.

“King Cadel” trumpeted the frontpage of Melbourne’s the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald led with a banner headline “Joy and agony of a champion” above a large picture of Evans all contained in a yellow box.

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Banned Bin Hammam wants FIFA evidence in public domain

Former Asia football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam wants the evidence presented to FIFA that led to his life ban from football to be placed in the public domain, the Qatari said in a blog post on Monday.

The 62-year-old was banned by football’s ruling body on Saturday after a two-day hearing into allegations he had tried to buy votes in the run-up last month’s FIFA presidential election, in which he had challenged Sepp Blatter.

In Monday’s statement posted on www.mohamedbinhammam.com, the former president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) again denied that he had used cash to obtain votes and reiterated his intention to appeal the suspension.

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Hamilton triumph breathes new life into season

As the Formula One season moves into its second half Sebastian Vettel’s armour suddenly appears to have some chinks after Lewis Hamilton’s superb victory left the German in the shade for the second consecutive race in his previously imperious Red Bull.

The world champion shrugged off being out-raced by Spain’s Fernando Alonso in the British Grand Prix a fortnight ago but on Sunday he failed to finish on the podium for the first time this season when he under-performed at his home race.

While he still has a huge 77-point lead over team mate Mark Webber, the remaining nine rounds now promise to be anything but a dull procession to a second consecutive title for Vettel with Hamilton clearly eyeing a late charge.

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