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India crush kiwis by eight wickets to sweep series 5-0
An all-round show helped India beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer played at Chennai's M A Chidambaram Stadium on Friday to complete a 5-0 series whitewash. ANI

CWG scam: Delhi court dismisses bail plea of Darbari, Jayachandran
A Delhi court on Friday dismissed the bail applications of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) officials T S Darbari and M Jayachandran noting that corruption in awarding contracts in the 2010 Games has 'tarnished' the image of the country. ANI

ESPN-STAR Sports unveils grand plans for 2011 World Cup
New Delhi, Dec 10(ANI- Business Wire India): ESPN-STAR Sports (ESS) has unveiled its grand plans to make the 2011 World Cup presentation truly entertaining. ANI

'Virtual Eye's inaccurate ball-tracking could lead to wrong decisions in Ashes'
The founder of Hawk-Eye, Paul Hawkins, has said that inaccurate ball-tracking by Virtual Eye could lead to wrong decisions in the ongoing Ashes series. ANI

Four years after WC head butt, Zidane, Marco shake hands in Milan
Former French and Italian football stars Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi have shaken hands for the first time since their 2006 World Cup final bust-up. ANI

Nani does not fear Chelsea, but Arsenal
Winger Nani has said Arsenal are a bigger title threat to Manchester United's title hopes rather than Chelsea. ANI

Fergie ready to offer Dutch keeper role in Man U management
Coach-cum-manager Alex Ferguson has said that he plans to offer the club's Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar a role at Old Trafford should he decide to hang up his gloves at the end of the 2010-11 season. ANI

Gazza's eight-week jail sentence suspended by Newcastle court
Former England football star Paul Gascoigne's eight-week jail sentence has been suspended by a Newcastle Magistrates' Court in recognition of his progress in a rehabilitation clinic. ANI

Arsenal bent on wrecking Man U's unbeaten run: Walcott
England star winger Theo Walcott believes Premier League table toppers Arsenal have the potential to wreck Manchester United's unbeaten start to the 2010-11 season. ANI

Miandad decides against going with Pak team to NZ to avoid "conflict" with Waqar
Pakistan cricket team's batting consultant Javed Miandad has said that he has decided against travelling with the national squad to New Zealand to avoid a conflict-like situation with head coach Waqar Younis. ANI

David Hussey desperately wants to play against England in Ashes
Victoria batsman David Hussey, who has a stunning average of 55.18 in 152 first-class games, has said that he desperately wants to play against England during the ongoing Ashes series. ANI

Hughes hits out at Oz selectors, says resting Johnson ridiculous
Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes has said that resting out of form fast bowler Mitchell Johnson before a likely recall for the third Ashes cricket test would be lunacy, and criticized selectors for being "too precious" with bowlers. ANI

Blues mates must pull up socks if they don't want to lose title: Terry
Chelsea skipper John Terry has ordered his teammates to pull themselves together before they hand over the Premier League title on a plate to Manchester United or Arsenal. ANI

Johnson doesn't deserve to be brought back into Oz team: Lawson
Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson does not deserve to be brought back into the Australian Ashes team after being left out of the squad for the Adelaide Test, said former pacer and Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson. ANI

Hughes will make England pay for taunting him: Langer
Australia's batting coach Justin Langer has backed opener Phillip Hughes to perform in the third Test, and said England will be made to pay for taunting the under-pressure opener. ANI

Gough backs Tremlett to replace injured Broad for Perth Test
Former England bowler Darren Gough has backed Chris Tremlett to replace injured Stuart Broad for the third Ashes Test in Perth. ANI

England players want to keep breaking records, make history: Prior
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has said the squad wants to keep breaking records and leave a legacy for the future. ANI

Capello believes Allardyce or Redknapp can replace him
England football manager Fabio Capello has anointed Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce as his most likely successors, saying these two were the one who have impressed him the most. ANI

Gutted Flintoff heading back to 'Blighty' from Dubai to watch favourite soap
Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff may move back to Britain from Dubai because he misses the tram crash special Corrie. ANI

"Cricket in Pakistan is in a 'mess', so is the country": Imran Khan
Pakistan cricket is facing its biggest crisis so far, and the team stands little chance of winning the 2011 World Cup without fast bowlers Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif, former captain Imran Khan has said. ANI

Kiwis' top-order must click to ease pressure on 'free-scoring' Taylor: Lance Cairns
Former New Zealand all-rounder Lance Cairns has said that the Black Caps' top-order batsmen must deliver to take the pressure off star batsman Ross Taylor in the middle-order. ANI

Talks of Warne's comeback shows Australia in selection panic: Swann
England spinner Graeme Swann is confident that Australian cricket legend Shane Warne will not be coming out of retirement, and said that the fact the idea has been brought up, shows Australia are in selection panic after going 1-0 down in the Ashes series. ANI

Australia's captaincy can pull Warne out of retirement: Jones
To rescue the Australia team from another Ashes debacle, Shane Warne could come out of the retirement if he is offered the captaincy, according to cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones. ANI

Nielsen backs 'refitted' Johnson to be Oz Ashes saviour
Australian coach Tim Nielsen believes that 'refitted' fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has the potential to revive his team's chances in the ongoing Ashes series. ANI

It might be bit hard for Warne to jump out from commentary box: Nielsen
Australian coach Tim Nielsen has said that leg-spin legend Shane Warne must quickly decide whether to make a sensational comeback in the ongoing Ashes series. ANI

Gatting urges Ponting to walk away from Oz captaincy to prolong Test career
Former England batsman Mike Gatting reckons that Australian captain Ricky Ponting can reinvent himself as a batting force and prolong his Test career if he walked away from his captaincy role. ANI

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