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  West Indies captain Darren Sammy led Sunrisers Hyderabad into the Indian Premier League playoffs with two sixes against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

   The Sunrisers won by five wickets with seven balls to spare to finish at 132 for five yesterday. The Knight Riders finished at 130 for seven.

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 Frank Lampard finally laid transfer rumors to rest today when he signed a new one year deal with Chelsea.

His extension with the club comes one day after lifting the Europa League trophy in Amsterdam.

Chelsea took the league trophy after a last-minute winning goal from Branislav Ivanovic.

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News broke earlier today that David Beckham announced his retirement from professional football.

 England boss Roy Hodgson had high praises for the former captain's stellar career and hopes he will consider continuing to work in football in some capacity after he hangs up his boots.

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 As Rooney exits so does Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand who has announced his retirement from international football with England.

     Thirty-four year-old Ferdinand just celebrated winning his sixth Premier League title with United and his desire to continue playing for the English champions was central to the decision.

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Dwayne Bravo's Chennai Super Kings defeated the Delhi Dare Devils by 33 runs today to take back their spot at the top of the table from the Mumbai Indians.

The Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat in what would be their last home game of the season.

Lead by a knock of 58 not out from captain M.S Dohni, the Kings put a total of 168 on the scoreboard. 

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has pointed the finger of blame at Nani after his side’s 5-4 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup.

     Today is the penultimate day of group play at Euro 2012, with Croatia playing Spain and Italy playing Ireland in Group C action.

    Croatia with four points, Spain also with four and Italy on two points all have a chance to advance to the knockout stage out of Group C, with only Ireland eliminated already.

FIFA qualifiers continue today with Group A teams USA and Antigua/Barbuda going head to head in Florida and Jamaica facing off with Guatemala in Kingston.

In Group B action…Mexico will face Guyana in Mexico City and Costa Rica will come up against El Salvador in San Jose.

And in Group C… Honduras will face Panama while Cuba tackles Canada.

Play has been abandoned for the second day at Edgbaston in the third and final test between West Indies and England.

Day one was confirmed as a washout just before tea yesterday.

This is the first time since 1964 that the first two days of an England home Test have been washed out.

Top international prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, best known for pursuing war criminals, has been nominated as chief investigator at FIFA.

   He has a brief to probe match-fixing and corruption.