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Ed Osmond

Kevin Pietersen’s international cricket career ends in ashes

After a dismal show at the Ashes, England batsman and former captain Kevin Pietersen's career in international cricket has ended unceremoniously.

Aston Villa defeats Arsenal 3-1

Manchester United plays the last of today's five matches in the Premier League against Swansea

Moyes credits Sir Alex after Man U’s win against Wigan Athletic

United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the season curtain-raiser to give Moyes a successful start to fill the huge boots of Alex Ferguson.

Djokovic tames Nadal in final

An inspired Novak Djokovic outplayed Rafa Nadal to win the Wimbledon title with an emphatic 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 victory in the final on Sunday.

Soderling survives dramatic Hewitt test

Australian favourite Lleyton Hewitt lost in the second round of Wimbledon against Robin Soderling, while Li Na lost to German wildcard Sabine Lisicki.

England may make changes for Ashes decider

England will consider bolstering their top order following their dismal performance in the fourth Ashes test, coach Andy Flower said.

Australia complete crushing win to level series

Australia completed a crushing victory over England in the fourth Test on Sunday to level the Ashes series at 1-1 with one match to play.

Broad, Swann hit out to keep Australia waiting

A century partnership between England's Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann held up Australia's victory charge on the third day of the fourth Test.

Australia give Deans winning start

Australia beat Ireland 18-12 to give their new coach Robbie Deans a winning start in an entertaining Test match on Saturday.

Nadal surges at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal breezed into the Australian Open third round with a 6-0 6-2 6-2 demolition of Frenchman Florent Serra on Wednesday. The world number two won the first eight games with his usual barrage of groundstrokes and although Serra competed more effectively in the second and third sets, he never threatened to halt the Spaniard's progress.

SA’s power sunk England in final

South Africa's raw power was the key factor which enabled them to win the World Cup final, England scrumhalf Andy Gomarsall said on Monday. ''In the end South Africa's physicality was the difference,'' Gomarsall told Reuters in Sydney where he is on holiday.

Gonzalez stays hot to destroy Haas

Chilean Fernando Gonzalez continued his rich vein of form to demolish German Tommy Haas 6-1 6-3 6-1 on Friday to reach the Australian Open final. The 10th seed produced another sublime performance against 12th seed Haas to advance to his first Grand Slam final in which he will play world number one Roger Federer on Sunday.

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