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India winning amazing opener

The long-awaited series between Pakistan and India got off to a 'run fest' at the National Stadium in Karachi, with India ending victorious, scraping home by five runs.

Indian cricket fans fear for historic tour

India and Pakistan are scheduled to play cricket again after a 14-year break, but visa problems are giving traveling fans pre-match jitters.

Kilbane up cooking a storm at Everton

Everton's gamble purchase of Kevin Kilbane, the midfielder who made the unlikely leap from Sunderland to Everton last year, is making hot gossip at home.

Can Gazza play top ball again?

A once-brilliant footballer who very nearly fell off the edge, Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne is now trying to claw his way back up in Britain.

The demise of Liverpool FC

For the Mighty Reds, it was a steep and long fall from the top. Now careening at number eight, Liverpool founders on despite coach Gerard Houllier’s experimental tactics.

England's victory: Blood, sweat and beers

England, world champions. Sounds good doesn’t it? Clive Woodward and his team have battled through one of the world’s most demanding tournaments to give England something it has missed for almost 40 years.

Chick-chucking fan ruffles Romário

Brazil's former superstar striker, Romário, received an odd protest on Tuesday when a fan - frustrated at his "poor form" - threw live chickens at him.

Our game in shame

Recent events in English football have brought the beautiful game to the brink, writes Kevin Mitchell.

Red mist at Old Trafford

Patrick Viera became the 54th player to be sent off for Arsenal in a match that has once again shrouded the game in controversy.

Spoiled for choice: Digital TV's own goal

This week saw the introduction of Sky Digital's interactive Champions League football coverage, but the leap in viewing choice may not be best for the beautiful game…

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