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Pak likely to continue with Intikhab as cricket coach on NZ tour
Pakistan's first One-day International captain, Intikhab Alam, will continue to be the team manager on New Zealand tour, according to sources. ANI

Tiger Woods says he's very excited about the future
Now that 2010 is coming to an end, Tiger Woods says that he's very excited about the future. ANI

Beauty secret question makes Becks blush!
David Beckham has always been known for his looks alongside his soccer skills, but the star was left absolutely baffled when grilled about his beauty secret. ANI

PCB dropped 'tainted' players from NZ tour over fears of ICC backlash: Source
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reportedly does not want to select senior players like Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Danish Kaneria to avoid any altercation with the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

Indoor cricket coach in Australia slept with 14-yr-old girl club member
An indoor cricket coach and umpire, who scattered rose petals over his bed on a Valentine's Day in order to bed a teenage girl who was a member of his club, has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment.he man, who was 35 at that time, slept with the 14-year-old for the first time that evening on February 14, 2003, after she came to his Townsville unit, reports News.com.au. ANI

'In form' Kamran, Malik disappointed over exclusion from Test, T20 squads for NZ tour
Pakistan cricketers Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik have expressed their disappointment at having been overlooked by the selectors for the Twenty20 and Test squads against New Zealand. ANI

Hilfenhaus facing possible axe for Adelaide Test
Australian fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus could face the axe in the Adelaide Test, following his one wicket haul at the Gabba. ANI

Watson was under-bowled at Gabba, is crucial to Oz attack: Blewett
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Pietersen labels Adelaide groundsmen "pathetic
Key England batsman Kevin Pietersen's tweet labeling Adelaide Oval groundsmen as pathetic has not gone down well with his team, or with Australian fans here. ANI

Media bashed Ponting looking to turn things around in Adelaide Oval Test
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has fond memories of the Adelaide Oval, which will be the venue of the second Ashes Test against England from Friday, and is hoping that the media bashing that he has copped after the Gabba Test will reduce with a better performance from his team and himself. ANI

Oz bowling attack is the worst in 30 years: Thomson
Forme Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson has described the current Australian bowling attack as the worst he has seen in 30 years. ANI

Adelaide won't be the same as Brisbane, feels combative Strauss
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has reiterated his team's desire to get off to a strong start in the Ashes series. ANI

Ashes 2010: Strauss says England not complacent ahead of second Test
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss is adamant that his team will not be swept away by Australia here as it was in 2006, nor would the squad be complacent after securing a draw in Brisbane. ANI

Ponting challenges Barmy Army to turn out in droves
Australian cricket skipper Ricky Ponting has called on the Barmy Army to turn out in droves for this year's Ashes series in Australia. ANI

Man U youngsters not upto scratch: Ex-full-back
Manchester United's current crop of youngsters are simply not good enough, feels former full-back Viv Anderson. ANI

England must block out 2006 Ashes nightmare: Gillespie
Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has said that England must block out the harrowing memories of the Ashes series played Down Under in 2006, or risk scuppering their second Test hopes. ANI

Fuming Putin accuses England of 'dirty tricks' before 2018 World Cup bid
A fuming Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused England of launching a 'dirty tricks campaign' to secure its right to host the 2018 World Cup. ANI

Hamilton impressed by 2011 McLaren Formula One car
Former Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has said that he is impressed by next year's McLaren Formula One car. ANI

Vettori blames Kiwi bowlers' profligacy for Jaipur ODI rout against India
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori reckons that his bowlers lacked penetration and discipline on a flat batting wicket for Wednesday's second ODI of the five match series against India. ANI

Strauss questions Johnson's axing for second Ashes Test
England captain Andrew Strauss reckons that it is a "big call" by Australia to drop out of sorts fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for the second Test match of the Ashes series, starting in Adelaide on Friday. ANI

Ponting confirms 'poor form' behind Johnson's axing for second Ashes Test
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has confirmed that struggling fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been dropped from the 12-man squad for the second Test match of the Ashes series, starting in Adelaide on Friday. ANI

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