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SachinIts fair to call Sachin Tendulkar a hero on a cricket pitch and it turns out he is also going to be a superhero in a range of comic books, animation and games.

I wonder who will be the super villains to the challenge the 5ft 4ins maestro.

Link: BBC

Richard Apparently Hammond was trying to break the British land speed record in the Thule Vampire, a Rolls-Royce jet-powered dragster made in Sweden capable of reaching 272 mph in six seconds. The crash took place at over 280 mph. 😦

There are also reports that the BBC could face prosecution over the crash from the health and safety department and a spokesman for the health and safety executive said the BBC could be fined if it was found that breaches of the legislation had occurred.

Hammmond is thought to be in serious but stable condition suffering some sort of brain damage, although Doctors have stated that he is showing good progress and could be back to his old self within six months.

I like his presentations and I also like the way he stands up to (or atleast tries to do so ;)) Jeremy on many occasions. TopGear will miss him.
Pray that he’ll get well soon.

Links: BBC report , Jeremy says he walks

In an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday, Materazzi revealed it was a remark he made about Zidane’s sister that provoked the French captain’s moment of madness.

Materazzi said that when Zidane offered to give him his France jersey after the final whistle in response to persistent shirt-tugging by the Italian, he had replied: “I would prefer your sister.”

Materazzi insisted, however, that he should not blamed for sparking the incident. “I did not cause it,” he told Gazzetta. “I answered verbally with a provocation to defend myself.

“Yes, I was tugging his shirt, but when he said to me scornfully ‘If you want my shirt so much I’ll give it to you afterwards,’ is that not a provocation? I answered that I’d prefer his sister, it’s true.

“It’s not a particularly nice thing to say, I recognise that. But loads of players say worse things. I didn’t even know he had a sister before all this happened,” added Materazzi, who is suspended for Italy’s Euro 2008 qualifying rematch with France in Paris on Wednesday.

ZZ-headbuttNow I don’t condone what Materazzi said, if what Materrazi says is true, a missile like head-butt is no way for a player to respond to especially to a statment like that, there are things said in the heat of the moment that are far worse and players don’t respond to them.

Whatever the reason, Zidane’s actions were unacceptable and he deserved the red card.

Link: Hindustan Times

barneyI couldn’t stop laughing when I read this news story.

Privacy watchdog, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a suit against Lyons partenersips, Barney’s copyright owners, for infirnging a parodist’s right to free speech.

I guess “I love you, You love me, We’re a happy family..” can’t be applied here 😆 .

Link: the complete story from internetnews.com.

JT

Chelsea FC captain, John Terry, has been named as the next captain of the England football team, replacing David Beckham.
In my opinion he is one of the best defenders in the world and I am sure he will make his country proud.

More: visit the FA site for more info and video.