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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 September 14, 2009

We will not let Commonwealth Games suffer: Shiela Dixit
A day after the chief of Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Michael Fennel expressed reservations regarding the completion of work and preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit on Monday admitted that there was enough room for improvement and it is being taken care of. ANI

Tendulkar scores 44th ODI ton in Sri Lanka
Indias Sachin Tendulkar scored his 44th ton in one-day internationals on Monday. ANI

Pietersen making slow recovery from Achilles surgery
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he is making a slow and steady recovery from the Achilles tendon surgery and is targeting a return to action during Englands South Africa. ANI

Miandad says Pak cricket team are world beaters
Former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad said Monday Pakistan is blessed with the best bowling attack in the world and can beat any team provided the squad overcomes its batting problems. ANI

Serena Williams remains unrepentant about her US Open outburst
American tennis star Serena Williams has said she wont apologise to the lineswoman for her outburst during her US Open semi-final defeat by Kim Clijsters. ANI

Flintoffs England contract wont hinder his IPL windfall
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have admitted that despite the incremental contract, they would not be able to stop star cricketer Andrew Flintoff from hawking his cricketing talents around the world. ANI

Lee still a dangerous weapon for Australian team
Former Australian cricketer Gavin Robertson has said that Australian paceman Brett Lee has lived up to the national selectors expectation following his return from a foot and ankle surgery. ANI

Adebayor not scared of playing on Arsenal home ground
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has said that he is not scared of playing in front of fans of his former club Arsenal on April 24 next year. ANI

Afridi denies quitting cricket if he fails to perform in Champions Trophy
Pakistan vice-captain Shahid Afridi has denied reports of quitting the game in case he fails to perform in the forthcoming Champions Trophy event, scheduled to commence from the September 23. ANI

Beckham, Donovan to face a disciplinary probe
Los Angeles Galaxy footballers David Beckham and Landon Donovan will face a disciplinary probe following a bust-up with FC Dallas players after their 6-3 defeat at Home Depot Center in California. ANI

Ronaldo wont be missed, says Man U star Vidic
Manchester United star Nemanja Vidic believes that his club can win the Champions League this season without the services of Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo. ANI

Conditions right for Chelsea to try for Champions League glory: Ancelotti
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti reckons that Chelsea will have Champions League glory this season, saying that they are ready to claim the only major championship which they have been missing by a whisker for the past six years. ANI

Delhi CM says preparations for Commonwealth Games on schedule
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday rebutted criticism of her governments efforts on preparations for the Commonwealth Games to be held in the national capitalext year. ANI

Murray inspires growth of tennis, Brit economy
Tennis star Andy Murrays success with the racquet has contributed a 400 million pound boost for the British economy generated by tennis in 2009, a new study claims. ANI

Lee declares his goal for breaking 100 mph bowling speed barrier
Fresh from destroying England with a scorching display of fast, swinging yorkers that skittled stumps all over Lords to help Australia seal a series-clinching 4-0 lead with three ODIs remaining, Brett Lee has declared his goal of breaking the 100mph (160.93km/h) speed barrier. ANI

England must start winning again, says Prior
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior believes England can start winning again after suffering a four-nil series loss to Australia. ANI

Pak-New Zealand ODI series to be held in UAE
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ijaz Butt has said that he has had constructive talks with Emirates Cricket Board officials about holding a proposed ODI series against New Zealand there later this year. ANI

Boxer Vijender Singh returns home
Boxer Vijender Singh, who has won a bronze medal for the first time in the World Boxing Championship, returned to New Delhi on Sunday night. ANI

Man Citys Adebayor says he does not know what wrong he has done
Manchester City star Emmanuel Adebayor has said that he is not sure what wrong he has done to merit so much criticism from the soccer fraternity and fans. ANI

Leander Paes wins US Open mens doubles
India-Czech Republic pairing Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy won the final of US Open mens doubles to claim their second Grand Slam title of the year. ANI

Hamilton denies splitting with Scherzinger
Lewis Hamilton has denied reports that he dumped his Pussycat Doll girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger. ANI

Tripura felicitates Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly was felicitated by the Tripura Cricket Association here on Sunday. ANI

Olympians should face tests for hidden heart problems
Athletes who participate in worldwide sports events like the Olympics should be screened for hidden heart problems - and potential disqualification if any are detected, claims a collection of studies, one of which was conducted by an Indian origin researcher. ANI

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