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Rohan-Aisam image nominated for 'Peace and Sport' award for India, Pak bonhomie
The Indo-Pak Express comprising Pakistans Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Indias Rohan Bopanna is again in news, as the duos image taken during the semifinals of the US Open 2010 has been nominated for the Peace and Sport award. ANI

Misbah has 'best cricket brain' in Pak: Lawson
Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson believes that Misbah-ul-Haq has the best cricket brain in Pakistan, and is well-placed to handle the Test captaincy in the forthcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Bangalore Test poised to be another India-Australia humdinger
India and Australia are heading towards another thriller of a Test match on day five of the Bangalore Test after both the teams failed to grasp the initiative on day four. ANI

News from the world of Sports with a special focus on Cricket for August 26, 2008

Bindra the golden boy of Punjab
Abhinav Bindra, the ace shooter from Punjab, brought laurels to the country by winning the first ever individual gold medal for India at the Beijing Olympics Games in the mens 10 metres air rifle event. ANI

Vijender Kumar and Sushil Kumar call on Vice President Ansari
Beijing Olympic Games medal winners boxer Vijender Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar called on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here today. ANI

Bronze medal winners to aim for gold in London Olympics
Wrestler Sushil Kumar and boxer Vijender Singh, who had won bronze medals in their respective categories, met President Pratibha Patil here today. ANI

Hamilton cares only about winning titles
Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton has warned his rivals that he only cares about winning the title. ANI

New Zealand swimmers suspended over toilet prank in Beijing
Three Olympic swimmers have been suspended for taking photos of a teammate sitting on the toilet. ANI

Kallis vows to wipe the grin off Pietersens face
South African all rounder Jacques Kallis has vowed to wipe the grin off Kevin Pietersens face by thrashing England at Trent Bridge today. ANI

Chelsea taking 70million pound hit in bid to pip ManU for Premier League title
Chelsea are taking a 70million pound hit in their bid to snatch the Premier League title back from Manchester United. ANI

Michael Phelps has a great body, says Stephanie Rice
Swim star Stephanie Rice may have denied dating 14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, but she has admitted that the American pool star has a great body. ANI

Baseball and Softball out, cricket may be in for London Olympics
The list of sports played at the London 2012 Olympics will differ from Beijing. Baseball and softball will be out after the International Olympics Committee decided they had little international appeal. ANI

Oz cite busy schedule in 2009 for inability to tour Pak even next year
Even as Pakistanis are still aggrieved at the ICCs decision to postpone the Champions Trophy till next year because of security apprehensions of the Aussies and other international players, the Australians have begun suggesting that they wont be able to tour for the eight-nation next year too, as they are preoccupied with other commitments. ANI

40 intl cricketers figure in new Bollywood flick on cricket
Sri Lankan cricket stars Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Sanath Jayasuriya are among the 40 international cricketers who have figured in a Bollywood-film-in-the-making Victory, a story of a father who wants his son to rise to the level of a cricketer of international fame. ANI

Stephanie Rice, Eamon Sullivan still apart
Swim stars Stephanie Rice and Eamon Sullivan have confirmed that their romance is still off. ANI

English team had no plans to cheat during the 2005 Ashes: Ex-bowling coach
Troy Cooley, ex-England bowling coach who is now in charge of Australias fast bowling battery, has said that the English team did not have a plan to cheat during the 2005 Ashes by using sticky saliva from mint sweets to polish the ball ANI

Ganguly doesnt want Flintoff, Pietersen in Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Sourav Ganguly will not like to have Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen in his side, due to the disruption they would cause. ANI

Olympics medal winners Sushil, Vijender return home
Wrestler Sushil Kumar and boxer Vijender Singh, who had won bronze medals in their respective categories, returned home in the wee hours of morning. Both were given a rousing welcome at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. ANI

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