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Ex-Pak skipper Butt to file protest letter against ICC chief
Lawyers representing suspended Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt have decided to file a protest letter against ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat to the three-man independent tribunal of the ICC, which will hear the case in Doha next month. ANI

Cash found by UK police was my legitimate allowance:: Salman Butt
Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt has said that thousands of pounds of cash discovered by British police in his hotel room during spot-fixing inquiries earlier this year, were part of his legitimate tour allowances. ANI

Navratilova recovers from altitude sickness, released from hospital
Former Czech American tennis star Martina Navratilova has been released from a Nairobi hospital, three days after her liquid-filled lungs forced her to abandon her attempt to climb Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. ANI

Calls for Warne's return to Oz Ashes team 'nonsensical': Hussey
Australian batsman Michael Hussey believes that leg-spin legend Shane Warne will not be coming out of retirement to be part of the Test team, and said that the idea is "nonsensical". ANI

Miandad refuses Afridi's request to join Pak team to New Zealand
Former Pakistan cricket captain and coach Javed Miandad has turned down a request from the national team's one-day captain Shahid Afridi to accompany the team to New Zealand. ANI

Fourth Tamchon Football Tournament held in Delhi
The 4th edition of the northeast Tamchon football was held here recently, with 16 football teams participating in the tournament. ANI

India's South Africa tour is ill-timed: Akram
Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram, who is a keen follower of Indian cricket, believes that the team's tour to South Africa is ill-timed. ANI

Ferrari backs FIA decision to scrap controversial F1 'team orders' rule
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has welcomed the lifting of the ban on team orders in Formula One as the end of a "pointless hypocrisy". ANI

Warne was never considered for Perth Ashes Test: Chappell
Australian selector Greg Chappell has said that leg-spin legend Shane Warne was never considered for third Ashes Test against England, starting in Perth on Thursday. ANI

Wayne Rooney has true Hollywood star quality: 'Babel' director
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has all the qualities to make it big in Hollywood, says director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. ANI

Children taken hostage by armed teenager in French pre-school
A group of children were held hostage by a 17-year-old, armed with swords, at a nursery school in France, officials have said. ANI

Ferguson set to replace Sir Matt Busby as Man U's longest serving manager
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set to become the longest serving manager in the club's history. ANI

Newcastle star Barton could face FA action over 'obscene gestures'
Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton is expected to face disciplinary charges after making 'obscene gestures' during his team's 3-1 win over Liverpool in their Premier League clash on Sunday. ANI

Arsenal's '2004 Invincibles' won't happen again: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out the possibility of his club emulating Arsenal's '2004 Invincibles' by winning this year's Premier League title without losing a match. ANI

Cricket Australia defends fielding coach Young's part-time appointment
Cricket Australia spokesman Peter Young has defended the use of fielding coach Mike Young, saying that he is employed on a part-time basis. ANI

Platini backs winter 2022 football World Cup in Qatar
UEFA President Michel Platini has said that he supports the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter to avoid extreme desert temperatures. ANI

Chelsea will win next game against Manchester United: Ancelotti
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident that his team will beat Manchester United in their top-of-the table Premier League clash next Sunday at Stamford Bridge. ANI

Arsenal will use 'big game' against Man U to prove league title bid: Wenger
Ahead of Monday's Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged his young team to prove that they can finally come of age and deliver a serious title challenge. ANI

Woods' ex growing 'close' to hunky student in Florida
It seems Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren is finally getting over her golfer husband. ANI

Cricket Australia must hand full-time contract to fielding coach Young: Lehmann
Former Australia batsman Darren Lehmann has urged Cricket Australia to appoint fielding coach Mike Young on full-time basis or risk losing the Ashes. ANI

'Oz Ashes Test surprise select' Beer meets teammates in Perth
Western Australia left-arm spinner Michael Beer has met his Australia teammates for the first time as he prepares to make his Ashes debut in the third Test, starting in Perth on Thursday. ANI

Watson possible captaincy challenger to Clarke, says ex-Queensland coach
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson's former coach at The Queensland Bulls, Trevor Barsby, believes Watson is a potential challenger to Michael Clarke's hopes of securing Australian Test captaincy from Ricky Ponting. ANI

Oz selectors recalled Johnson after running out of options: Chappell
Australian selector Greg Chappell has admitted that the selection committee had recalled out of form left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for the third Ashes Test because 'there are not a lot of options'. ANI

Shane Warne flies home as rumours about affair with Hurley grow
Cricket legend Shane Warne has flown back to Melbourne as rumours accusing the Australian and actress Liz Hurley of being secret lovers fuel up. ANI

Manchester City reject Tevez's transfer request
Manchester City has rejected a transfer request from captain Carlos Tevez, and expressed disappointment at the "actions of his representative" over the matter. ANI

'Perth Test surprise select' Beer set for a 100,000 dollar-plus pay rise
Western Australia left-arm spinner Michael Beer is set for a 100,000 dollars-plus pay rise after his selection in the 12-man Australian squad for the third Ashes Test, starting in Perth from Thursday. ANI

Tevez set to quit Manchester City after transfer request snub: Report
Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez is reportedly set to quit the club after it refused to grant him a transfer. ANI

Kiwis must halt embarrassing slide in one-day cricket: Richardson
Former New Zealand cricketer Mark Richardson believes changes are needed in the Black Cap squad to halt its embarrassing slide in one-day cricket. ANI

'Dumped' Doherty warns Beer to be ready for an English onslaught in Perth
Dumped Australian left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty has warned his successor Michael Beer to expect a baptism of fire from an England line-up ready to attack him from the first ball. ANI

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