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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.

Shahrukh Khan, Bollywood Star, Faces Riots Over Muslim Cricket Spat

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Shahrukh Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, is facing the possibility of riots when his new film opens because of comments he has made about Musl...

KFC Creates Potentially Racist Advert For Australian Cricket Fans

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A KFC ad in Australia has led some on the Internet to accuse the company of being racially insensitive. The ad, part of the company's "Cricket Surviv...

India Cricket Team Instructed To Have Sex Before Matches

India Sex | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI, India -- Gary Kirsten, the coach of India's cricket team, has some advice for his players: Have sex before matches, boys. And if no par...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Roger Federer and Dinara Safina are the #1 seeds for next week's U.S. Open. So I guess everybody doesn't know who the real # 1 is, Serena.

Cricket Team One Of A Kind In Queens

The Columbia Journalist | Regina Galea | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When the spring sports season began last year at John Adams High School in Ozone Park, Queens, Thakur Singh, then a junior, was planning to join the b...

Cricket Inspired Style Comes to Soho

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Tucked away on Mercer Street in Soho, cricket enthusiasts and savvy shoppers alike can take respite at Jack Olive.

PAKISTAN VS. SRI LANKA: Even Cricket Matchup

Associated Press | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PAKISTAN VS. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in their World Twenty20 Group F Super Eig...

World In Photos: June 2, 2009

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...

Chris Lewis, Cricket Star, "Carried Cocaine Into Britain Thinking It Was Fruit Juice"

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chris Lewis, the former England cricketer, smuggled cocaine into Britain thinking it was fruit juice, he told a court today. ...

Why Obama Is Reading "Netherland" (And Why You Should Too)

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ariel Gonzalez

After having finished Netherland, I can see why President Obama added it to his reading list. Aside from being extraordinarily well-written, it's...

World In Photos: May 1, 2009

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. This Huffington Post World feature is available Monday t...

Pakistan Loses 2011 Cricket World Cup Hosting Rights Due To 'Uncertain Security Situation'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan has been stripped of hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup because of the "uncertain security situation" in the country, the International Cr...

Afghan Cricket Team Close To Qualifying For World Cup

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan beat Bermuda by 60 runs a day after defeating Denmark in their opening game of the World Cup qualifying tournament in South Africa. The e...

My Visit to South Africa Part 2

Queen Rania of Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Rania of Jordan

What did I take away from my visit? That reconciliation is achievable and deep-rooted hatreds can be addressed.

Athletes Increasingly Caught Up In Global Strife

GlobalPost | Mark Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There were two particularly distressing events in international sports last week. The first was the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team,...