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Sports News on December 17, 2010

'On fire' Johnson dramatically swings Perth Test back in Australia's favour
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's six-wicket haul did the principal damage on Friday as England were bowled out for 187 on day two of the third Ashes Test being played at Perth's WACA Ground. ANI

Ponting losing his streak of defiance
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has failed to score again in the ongoing third Ashes Test against England, coming up with scores of 12 and 1, and for the first time in his career, he appears genuinely heartbroken. ANI

Dravid pips Lara to become third highest scorer in Test history
Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has overtaken former West Indian captain Brain Lara as the third highest run-getter in the history of Test cricket. ANI

Ancelotti says he's 'going to stay at Chelsea until 2012'
Carlo Ancelotti has refuted suggestions that he is thinking of quitting as the manager of Chelsea on the pretext that he is no longer in control of the team. ANI

Hamilton persuaded McLaren to sign 'world-champion' Button
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he had persuaded McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh to sign Jenson Button as his McLaren team-mate for the 2010 season. ANI

Distance wreaking havoc on Hurley, Warne's romance
Distance seems to be wreaking havoc on the alleged romance between actress Elizabeth Hurley and former cricketer Shane Warne. ANI

Dominic Cork signs up for 'Dancing on Ice'
Former England cricketer Dominic Cork has signed up for the new series of 'Dancing on Ice'. ANI

Pak runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain 'still waiting' for decision on UK asylum plea
Runaway Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who had suddenly fled to London during a series against South Africa in Dubai early last month, is still waiting for a decision on his application for asylum in the United Kingdom. ANI

Carlos Tevez spotted kissing and cuddling mystery girl
Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez was spotted kissing and cuddling a blonde girl. ANI

Oz firms for legal action against Delhi CWG organizers over unpaid millions
Australian companies are planning to take legal action against the organizers of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, claiming they are still owed millions for their work and are being blocked from taking their equipment out of India. ANI

ICC extends 'scandal-hit' Pak's deadline for naming World Cup squad until Jan 5
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has extended its deadline for Pakistan to name their preliminary squad of 30 players for next year's World Cup until January 5. ANI

I'm a better bowler than three years ago against India, says Tremlett
England fast bowler Chris Tremlett, who helped his team skittle Australia for 268 in their first innings in the third Ashes Test, insists that his injury woes are now behind him, and he is a better cricketer than when he notched three Tests against India in 2007. ANI

Hussey backs 'champion' Ponting to prove his critics wrong
Australian batsman Mike Hussey has backed captain Ricky Ponting to overhaul his troubled Ashes campaign and bounce back to his best form in the remaining Tests of the five-match series. ANI

Lee, Hodge named in Oz 30-man 2011 World Cup squad
Experienced fast bowler Brett Lee and batsman Brad Hodge have been included in Australia's 30-man squad for next year's World Cup in the subcontinent. ANI

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