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May 1, 2014 — Researchers have stumbled upon a virus that makes crickets horny before it kills them. Inducing your host to mate more is a great way for a virus to spread its own genes.
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Nov 16, 2013 — Sachin Tendulkar, the "little master," ended his career on Saturday. He's been given the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor, for being a "true ambassador" for his nation. No other sports star has been given that honor.
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Nov 15, 2013 — The "little master," India's greatest cricketer, is heading into retirement. In what's likely his last time at bat, he scored 74 runs, short of the "century" that fans had been hoping for, but helping his team build an almost insurmountable lead.
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Nov 6, 2013 — The Vatican is vowing to defeat the Church of England — not in the pews but on the cricket pitch. The Vatican has launched a cricket club, which draws from seminarians and priests of different nationalities who live and study in Rome. It's hoped the club will forge ties with teams of other faiths.
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Oct 10, 2013 — Tendulkar's stature in Indian cricket is akin to Babe Ruth's in baseball. In his more than two-decade-long career, Tendulkar broke many of the sport's batting records and carried the hopes of a nation on his shoulders.
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Jul 10, 2013 — Music is a staple at sporting venues around the world (think singing, brass bands, even cowbells). And Billy Cooper's trumpet has been a steady fixture at England's cricketing contests. But not at Trent Bridge, where England faces Australia. The ground doesn't allow instruments. Not everyone's happy. Top cricketers and the media are piping in.
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Jun 3, 2013 — It's not easy making friends with wild animals, especially when the animal is impossibly small, very shy, hiding under a pile of leaves. But when the writer Rachel Carson heard a "ting! ting! ting!" coming from her backyard — like someone ringing a teeny bell — she had to meet this creature, the one she called "the Fairy Bell Ringer."
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Mar 26, 2013 — The Indian Premier League, a cricket tournament that is one of the world's highest-paying sporting leagues, announced it won't feature any Sri Lankan players in games played in the southern city of Chennai. The move follows a political debate in India over Sri Lanka's bloody civil war.
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Jun 4, 2012 — "I will focus on my cricket and as [to] when I stop playing cricket, I don't know," said the Indian superstar, after being sworn in. He was appointed to a seat in the upper house. Imagine Peyton Manning playing while serving in the Senate.
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Mar 16, 2012 — Cricket's great batsman scored 114 in a match against Bangladesh. That makes him the first player to record 100 scores of 100 or more runs in international play.
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