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Waqar calls for quick decision on spot-fixing so that "Pak can focus on job ahead"
Pakistan's cricket team's head coach Waqar Younis has called for a quick decision on the spot-fixing allegations surrounding some leading national cricketers. ANI

Afridi wants to hang up his boots on a 2011 World Cup high
Pakistan's one-day captain Shahid Afridi has expressed his desire to end his career on a high after having led his side to the 2011 World Cup title. ANI

PCB must decide whether it wants "talented but 'chor' players" or honest ones: Ramiz
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) must decide soon how it wants to save the integrity of the national cricket team, and whether it wants corrupt or honest players in the squad, former PCB chief executive Ramiz Raja has said. ANI

Johnson must 'conquer himself first' to be England Ashes 'conqueror': Roebuck
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, a man intent on conquering the third Ashes Test against England in Perth, has to conquer himself first, according to noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck. ANI

Evra describes Arsenal as 'a football training centre' with no trophies to show
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has mocked Arsenal for failing to win a trophy since 2005 despite playing attractive football. ANI

Redknapp believes Tottenham has potential to be Premier League champions
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp wants his players to believe in themselves and be true champions ahead of their crucial clash with Chelsea. ANI

Newcastle United striker Carroll cleared of charges of attacking ex-girlfriend
Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has had charges dropped over claims that he attacked an ex-girlfriend. ANI

I don't fear for my Chelsea job, says Ancelotti
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that he doesn't fears for his job, and added that the club has cash available for next month's transfer window. ANI

Fabregas asks Arsenal to beat Man U and become champions
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has asked his teammates to beat Manchester United and become champions. ANI

Pietersen asked to be careful about his tweets
England team managing director Hugh Morris has asked batsman Kevin Pietersen to be careful when posting tweets on his Twitter account following his latest outburst on the networking site. ANI

Oz selectors not under pressure due to continuous criticism: Hilditch
Australian cricket's chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has denied that selectors were feeling pressured by the continuous criticism of their decisions. ANI

No changes in BCCI panel probing Lalit Modi
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday decided not to reconstitute the disciplinary committee which is hearing charges of financial irregularities against former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi. ANI

Beer's selection proves Hilditch has 'officially lost the plot': MacGill
The selection of Michael Beer into the Australian Test team proves that selectors chairman Andrew Hilditch has officially lost the plot, according to former spinner Stuart MacGill. ANI

Greg Chappell blames 'homogenous' home pitches for 'decline of Australian cricket'
Australia's national talent manager Greg Chappell has said that homogenous pitches had changed the character of the Australian cricket. ANI

Oz selectors' 'chopping and changing' regime ruining bowlers' performances: Clark
One of the major problems confronting the Australian bowling unit at the moment is the confusion surrounding places in the team, fast bowler Stuart Clark has said. ANI

'Recalled' Hughes says has exorcised his 'chin music' demons ahead of Perth Test
Recalled Australian batsman Phillip Hughes insists that he "would not lose any sleep" over England's plan to bounce him into Test oblivion. ANI

BCCI to re-constitute disciplinary panel
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold a special meeting today to reconstitute the panel looking at charges of financial irregularities against former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi. ANI

After Becks and Ronaldo, Nadal to strip off for Armani underwear
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is all set to join the likes of Beckhams, Cristiano Ronaldo and Megan Fox - by promoting Armani underwear. ANI

Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel breaks down in tears on 'Celebrity Rehab'
Tiger Woods' ex-mistress Rachel Uchitel had an emotional meltdown on reality TV show 'Celebrity Rehab' as she worried about her reputation. ANI

Is Shane Warne chasing Liz Hurley?
Cricket icon Shane Warne is chasing Liz Hurley after flirting madly with her at a party, according to sources. ANI

Vettori says his role as captain under scanner after 5-0 drubbing by India
Daniel Vettori has acknowledged that his role as captain of the New Zealand cricket team is under the scanner after an embarrassing 0-5 one-day international series defeat in India. ANI

'Panicked' Oz selectors have no idea of country's No.1 spinner: Doherty
Australian spinner Xavier Doherty, who has been axed from the squad for the Perth Test, has said that there is a hint of panic in selections and the selectors have no idea who the country's No.1 spinner was. ANI

Border in 'state of shock' over Beer's selection for Perth Test
Former Australian captain Allan Border has said that the selection of left-arm spinner Michael Beer for the third Ashes Test in Perth is a huge surprise. ANI

Arthur backs 'exceptional' Beer to succeed in Perth Test
Former South Africa and Western Australia coach Mickey Arthur has backed left-arm spinner Michael Beer to succeed where Xavier Doherty and the eight other spinners selected since leg-spin legend Shane Warne's retirement have failed. ANI

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