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Beckham in line to captain Great Britain team for London Olympics
England's ace footballer David Beckham is in line to captain a Great Britain select team at the London Olympics. ANI

No player in world can take Frank Lampard's place: Ancelotti
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that no player in the world can take the place of midfielder Frank Lampard. ANI

Ponting fined 5400 dollars for 'unacceptable' argument with umpires in MCG Test
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee for his furious argument with on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Tony Hill during today's play of the Boxing Day Ashes Test against England. ANI

China to train foreign ping pong players
China, which has been accused of being dominant in Table Tennis and making international matches look one-sided, would reportedly train ping-pong technique to foreign players to make matches look more competitive. ANI

Chinese officials denies corruption allegations related to Asian Games
Senior officials of the host city Guangzhou have said that the recent Asian Games and the Asian Para Games were conducted honestly and within the budget. ANI

Japan court hands down suspended sentence to cocaine consuming Oz golfer
Australian golfer Wayne Perske has been given a suspended sentence for possessing and using cocaine ANI

Vettori stands by his plans to quit captaincy after 2011 World Cup
Daniel Vettori is standing by his decision to step aside as captain of the New Zealand team after the 2011 World Cup in the Indian subcontinent. ANI

Fabregas' hamstring woes are in his head: Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that skipper Cesc Fabregas is not right in his head after a nightmare year wrecked by injuries. ANI

Waugh sees Haddin, Paine as Oz captaincy options
Former Test captain Steve Waugh sees captaincy options for Australia other than Michael Clarke ANI

Australia has suffered its worst cricketing day for 100 years: Roebuck
After Australia scored a shocking 98 in their first innings in the Boxing Day Test, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck believes that the Ashes is in England's pocket. ANI

Trott ton puts England in driver's seat on day two of Boxing Day Ashes Test
Jonathan Trott scored his fifth Test century on Monday to help extend England' lead to a massive 346 on day two of the Boxing Day Ashes Test in Melbourne. ANI

Saker's role important in England bowlers dominating Oz batsmen at MCG
England's bowling coach and former Victorian pacer, David Saker, has played an important role in restricting Australia on 98 runs, which tallied the lowest total against England at the MCG. ANI

Out of form Ponting may lose more than Ashes
Australian cricket skipper Ricky Ponting was last night staring down the barrel of becoming the first Australian captain to lose three Ashes series since Billy Murdoch in 1890, but heir apparent, Michael Clarke, backed him to retain his job at the end of the series. ANI

Vettori on target to face Pakistan in Test series
Skipper Daniel Vettori has said that he is on target to return to the Black Caps squad for the test series against Pakistan. ANI

Afridi says Eden Park not fit to host ODI
Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said that the redeveloped Eden Park cricket ground here is okay for Twenty20 internationals, but not for 50-over one-day internationals. ANI

Under Coach Wright, Black Caps get into winning habit at last
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee's hattrick helped his team register a victory against Pakistan in Sunday's Twenty20 international. ANI

Oz players crossed line in Perth Test: Flintoff
Hitting out at the Australian players for their mindless sledging during the Perth Test, former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff described it as "outright abuse". ANI

Woods, Webber, Ponting top Media Monitors' list of most mentioned sportsmen
Tiger Woods, Mark Webber and Ricky Ponting top the Media Monitors' list of most mentioned sportspeople ANI

Klitschko brothers vow to send WBA champ Haye into retirement
The Klitschko brothers, Wladimir and Vitali, have stated that one of them will face World Champion David Haye in 2011, and promised to send the British boxer into retirement without his WBA world heavyweight title. ANI

Langer criticizes Oz batsmen for poor batting
Australia's batting coach Justin Langer has criticized his batsmen for their poor performance at the MCG. ANI

Greame Smith thrilled at getting 'stolen' Test cap back
South African captain Graeme Smith has said that his match cap, which was stolen ahead of the ongoing second Test against India, has been returned to him. ANI

'Ex-cricketers like Rameez have ruined Pakistan cricket', says Amir Sohail
Former Pakistan batsman and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Game Development Director, Aamer Sohail, has slammed former team-mate Rameez Raja for saying that domestic cricket in the country is based on quantity over quality. ANI

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