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Falling rupee to burn a bigger hole in IPL franchisees’ pockets

The free falling rupee has left many of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team owners stumped.

Super pole of the season at Miller 2012

Jakub Smrz

America's most exciting and thrilling motorbike race took place, where Jakub Smarz came in the first position.Lets take a view at positions of every bikers in this race at Miller Motor sports Park.

First position in Superpole of the season at Miller Motorsports Park was snatched by Effenbert’s Jak

High school baseball players kill chicks to improve game

Two high school baseball players in Texas are in trouble with the law for apparently killing baby chickens as a part of the superstitious ritual to improve their performance in game.

400 fans with Super Bowl tickets denied seats

Imagine buying tickets for Super Bowl, and not making it to the game due to mismanagement on part of the organizers? Enraged is definitely an understatement. Well, the 400 Super Bowl ticket holders experienced a similar situation, as they were refused seats at Super Bowl XLV, Sunday.

NBA: Orlando 94, LA Clippers 85

Los Angeles -- Dwight Howard netted 22 points and all five Orlando starters reached double figures Sunday in the Magic's 94-85 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Howard went 8-of-11 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds. Jameer Nelson added 17 points and nine assists for the Magic, who broke a four-game losing streak.

Vince Carter and Brandon Bass contributed 13 points each and Rashard Lewis chipped in 11 more in the victory.

Orlando was leading 8-5 early in the game when Bass's slam dunk ignited a decisive 20-5 Magic run, capped by Nelson's trey with 2:35 remaining in
the first quarter.

Eric Gordon (28 points, eight assist) cut the Clippers' deficit to single digits at 74-66 and Blake Griffin (27 points, 16 rebounds) added another

NFL: Philadelphia 30, Dallas 27

Arlington, Texas -- Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson hooked up on a 91-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter Sunday, sending the Philadelphia Eagles past Dallas 30-27.

Vick found Jackson on the left sideline early in the final quarter, threading the ball past Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins and into the hands of Jackson at his own 9-yard line. The Eagles receiver ran 91 yards for the touchdown, putting Philadelphia up 27-20 with 11:24 remaining.

David Akers kicked two of his three field goals in the final 20 minutes and Vick finished 16-of-20 passing for 270 yards, two TDs and two interceptions for Philadelphia (9-4), which pulled a half-game ahead of the idle New York Giants atop the NFC East.

NHL: Anaheim 6, Minnesota 2

Anaheim, Calif. -- Corey Perry scored a hat trick and assisted on two other goals Sunday, sparking the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-2 rout of Minnesota.

Perry got Anaheim's first goal only 19 seconds into the contest and the Ducks were never headed as they improved to 3-0-1 in their last four games.

Perry also scored in the second and third periods and assisted on a pair of tallies by Ryan Getzlaf. Bobby Ryan added a goal and two assists in the one-sided win.

Jonas Hiller stopped 20-of-22 shots for Anaheim.

Brent Burns and Marek Zidlicky scored for Minnesota, which finished a three-game Pacific Division road trip with a 2-1 record.

Nicklas Backstrom was bombed for six goals on 36 Ducks shots in the Wild's setback.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Edmonton 1

Edmonton, Alberta -- The Sedin brothers accounted for four points Sunday in the Vancouver Canucks' 2-1 decision over Edmonton.

Henrik Sedin scored one goal and assisted on Alexandre Burrows' goal. His brother Daniel assisted on both scores.

Burrows' first-period tally broke a scoreless tie, and Henrik Sedin scored off the rebound of his brother's shot on Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk for a 2-0 lead midway through the second.

Roberto Luongo was barely tested by Edmonton, turning aside 11-of-12 shots and carrying a shutout until there were 5 seconds left in the contest, when Jordan Eberly scored on a power play.

Song posts 1-stroke win at LPGA qualifier

Daytona Beach -- Aree Song overcame windy and rainy conditions Sunday to fire a 1-over 73 and post a one-stoke win at the LPGA Tour Qualifying School in Florida.

Song completed the five rounds of the LPGA qualifying tourney with a 6-under 354 on the Champions Course at LPGA International in Daytona Beach.

Fourth-round leader Jessica Korda, a 17-year-old amateur, struggled to a 5-over 77, good enough to earn her sole possession of second place at minus-4, while Jimin Jeong's 1-under 71 enabled to her claim third at 3-under 357.

COL BKB: Villanova 84, La Salle 81

Philadelphia -- Maalik Wayns' 3-point play with 1:09 left put No. 12 Villanova ahead for good Sunday and the Wildcats went on to post an 84-81 win over La Salle.

Wayns' bucket and free throw put Villanova up 81-79. Corey Fisher made three foul shots down the stretch and Sam Mills couldn't connect on a potential game-tying 3-pointer for La Salle as time expired.

Wayns finished with 19 points and Fisher and Corey Stokes each added 16 for Villanova (8-1).

The Explorers (6-4) benefited from 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists from Jerrell Williams in the loss.

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