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Sport Is More Than Just a Game

Nik Darlington | Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports
Nik Darlington

On Monday evening, Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakarra delivered what Peter Roebuck has described as "the most important speech in cricket history."

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Len Berman | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Len Berman

In a couple of weeks, women badminton players will have to wear skirts "to ensure the attractive presentation of badminton." Shorts, tights or tracksuit bottoms may still be worn, as long as they're underneath the skirt.

Nationalism, Cricket And The Religio-Politics Of Sport

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

If Claude von Clausewitz is correct that war is merely "politics by other means," then the same can be said about sports. Sport has never transcended politics and never will.

New York's Cricket Fanatics Rise Before Dawn To Catch World Cup

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 06.03.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Cricket fans came out in the wee hours of the morning Saturday, crowding into bars that normally would be closing but made an excepti...

Author of Chinaman on Sri Lankan Literature and International Success

Ru Freeman | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

On April secnd, Sri Lanka takes on India in the final for the ICC World Cup. What better day on which to think about Shehan Karunatilaka's debut novel...

PHOTOS: Model Vows To Go Nude If India Wins Cricket World Cup

Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports

Remember when lingerie model Larissa Riquelme said she would run naked through the streets if Paraguay won the 2010 World Cup? Well, another model m...

India vs. Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.30.2011 | Sports

India is moving on to the 2011 Cricket World Cup final. The cricket powerhouse will take on Sri Lanka, who topped New Zealand, on April 2, at 9 GMT...

India And Pakistan Meet In Historic Cricket Showdown Amid Search For Peace

Aol News | Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

The first semifinal showdown in World Cup history between India and Pakistan has struck millions from both cricket-crazed countries like a bolt of ele...

India vs. Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup Highlights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

India overpowered Bangladesh by 87 runs Saturday in the opening match of the 2011 cricket World Cup. India was awarded two points with the victory. V...

The Dark Side of Brazilian Soccer

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Regardless of the motive, the shooting of controversial Brazilian ex-referee Arturo Godoi should remind sports fans everywhere it's getting tougher to tell the difference between competition and entertainment.

Hair-Raising Photos Of British Sports Fans Scaling Massive Sydney Bridge

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Britain's Barmy Army, a famed traveling pack of cricket fans, the anticipation of an England win against Sydney on Monday was running high -- lite...

WATCH: Hugh Jackman Nailed In Crotch With Cricket Ball

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Cricket may not make much sense to Americans, but if there's one thing that does make sense to us, it's that getting hit in the crotch almost always e...

Man At Center Of Massive Scandal Found Dead

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LONDON — David Le Cluse, the chairman of an English semiprofessional soccer club caught up in Pakistan's cricket fixing scandal, has been found ...

Pakistan Cricket: Allegations Infinitum

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Saad Khan

There has been a state of utter confusion and mayhem in Pakistani cricket for the last two weeks.

Pakistan Cricket Maligned

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Saad Khan

Perhaps its time for the Pakistani cricket big shots to pull their act together and purge the team of any black sheep.

Finally, a Post About Horseshoes and Cricket

Daniel Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Daniel Adler

Maybe we should all head to the Horseshoe World Championships so we can tell our grandkids that we saw Jim Francis, the greatest athlete ever... or at least Jim Francis, a great athlete in a small sport.

How Peter Pan's Author Invented Celebrity Cricket

BBC News | Tim Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Pan author JM Barrie, a cricketing fanatic, gathered the most famous writers of his day to play on his amateur team - the oddly-named Allahakbar...

Sunday Fun Day

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

The day began badly with the English team being knocked out of the World Cup quite comprehensively at the hands of Germany. 4-1 is a poor show - even ...

Shashi Tharoor Resigns: India Cricket Scandal Takes Down Government Minister

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Shashi Tharoor, India's junior foreign minister and a one-time candidate for the post of U.N. secretary-general, has resigned amid a...

Big Business Brings Baseball Cards to India

Nick Benas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Benas

Topps, the U.S. market leader for collectable trading cards, recently allied with the Indian Premier League -- which has a brand value of over $4 billion -- to produce trading cards for the sport of cricket.

Why the Indian Premier League Scares Even a Committed Capitalist

Samanth Subramanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Samanth Subramanian

When I watch the Indian Premier League tournament now, I do so with both fascination and repugnance. It's a symbol of capitalism gone horrifically wrong.

Wedding Bells for Pakistan and India

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

India's biggest female tennis star, Wimbledon contender Sania Mirza, is in love, and she's set to marry a Pakistani -- Shoaib Malik, a well-known member of Pakistan's national cricket team.

Relatively Tiny Tony

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

Tony Hayward's mind-boggling, but not surprising, claim that his company has created a "tiny" problem is an attempt to fill the frame with BP's point of view and marginalize the spill.

Sachin Tendulkar: The Michael Jordan Of India

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jason Overdorf NEW DELH, India -- At 7:30 on a sunny Saturday morning, most of the city is still fast asleep. Rush hour won't begin until 10. ...

Iran, the Green Movement, and Cricket

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Shahryar

The key to the Iranian opposition's success is consistency. Every time it has called for a protest, now over more than eight months, it has put people on the ground.