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Tendulkar becomes first batsman to score 50 Test centuries
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday created history by becoming the first batsman to score 50 centuries in the Test cricket history. endulkar completed his ton in 197 balls on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion. ANI

Ex-boss Souness says Blackburn's Indian owners are like cowboys
Former Blackburn boss Graeme Souness has blasted the club's new Indian owners for sacking incumbent coach Sam Allardyce, saying: "They haven't got a clue." ANI

Now, mystic Brit monkey making correct Ashes predictions
Paul the psychic octopus of FIFA World Cup fame maybe dead, but that doesn't mean the predicting the results in key events has gone down south, for now, a mystic monkey in North Tyneside has correctly the results of the Ashes series so far. ANI

Man City millionaire players leave 1.48-pound tip
Manchester City's rich players showed that they really are a tight squad by tipping restaurant staff a measly 1.48 pound each at the club's Christmas party. ANI

Listening to SuBo calms me down, says Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney says listening to Susan Boyle helps him relax before crucial matches. ANI

Spot-fixing case: Butt does not trust ICC's inquiry tribunal to impart justice
The confrontation between suspended Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken a serious turn following the disclosure that he had told the governing body about his no-confidence in the inquiry tribunal that will hear the spot-fixing case next month. ANI

Vaughan wants Bell to bat at No.5 position
Former England captain Michael Vaughan wants batsman Ian Bell up the batting order to make the most of his run-making ability in the Ashes series. ANI

Vettori to lose controversial selection powers
The New Zealand Cricket board might replace coach Mark Greatbatch and take away skipper Daniel Vettori's controversial selection powers after the disastrous tour of India. ANI

Blackburn Rovers' Indian owner criticized for sacking coach
Anuradha Desai, the chairwoman of Venky's, an Indian poultry empire, has been criticized for sacking Blackburn Rovers' coach Sam Allardyce. ANI

Oz fans support team's aggression during Perth Test
The Australian team's decision to use aggression and intimidation in a final desperate bid to win the Perth Test has the blessings of the game's administrators and supporters. ANI

PCB extends deadline for Malik, Akmal, Kaneria to answer Integrity Committee's queries
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed former skipper Shoaib Malik, wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal and leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to submit their replies to the Integrity Committee's queries by the end of this month. ANI

Rooney's hooker dreads the day her son would hear about her past
Ex call girl Helen Wood, who had threesome with soccer ace Wayne Rooney while his wife Coleen was pregnant, has revealed that she fears the day her seven-year-old son would hear about his mum's seedy past. ANI

Oz selectors got it right playing four pacers: Fleming
The selectors have justified their decision to take four fast bowlers into the third Ashes Test, as Australia beat England to tie the series 1-1, according to Damien Fleming. ANI

Ponting must remain captain as Clarke is not ready to lead: Chappell
Australian selector Greg Chappell has said that Ricky Ponting must remain Test captain because there are no obvious successors at present. ANI

Ferguson is the greatest, says Capello
England manager Fabio Capello has hailed Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson as the best manager of all time. ANI

Harris helps Aussies level Ashes series with six wicket haul
Australia levelled the Ashes series through a crushing 267-run victory over England at the WACA ground here on Sunday. ANI

Liz Hurley 'dumps Shane Warne over s*x text scandal'
Liz Hurley has apparently dumped Shane Warne after learning that the cricketer had sent sexual text messages to a married Australian woman. ANI

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