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Sports News on December 5, 2010

Auckland's Eden Park authorities ban full-strength beer in stadium
Full-strength beer has been given the boot from Auckland's Eden Park for the upcoming Twenty20 international and the one-day series against Pakistan. ANI

Injury-plagued Oram says World Cup is his 'carrot' to nix his retirement fears
New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram, who is fighting to overcome a knee injury, has said that he will consider retiring if he fails to make the Black Caps' 15-man squad for next year's World Cup ANI

'Doherty is not the answer to Australia's spin problem': Roebuck
Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty is not the answer to the Australia's spin problem in the ongoing Ashes series, according to noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck. ANI

'Disappointing' Taylor needs 'a rocket fired at him': Doull
Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull reckons that Ross Taylor needs a 'wake-up call' following his disappointing outing in the ongoing one-day series against India. ANI

BCCI allows Kochi to participate in IPL 4
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday allowed the Kochi franchisee to participate in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). ANI

Australian players lack killer instinct: Allan Border
Cricket legend Allan Border has said that the Australian players lack killer instinct, as England took total control of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval. ANI

'Baddest man on the planet' Mike Tyson on turning sober
In an interview, former boxer Mike Tyson has revealed hat his image has had an upgrade. ANI

Brett Lee asks dumped Johnson to trust his abilities
Brett Lee has asked dumped pace bowler Mitchell Johnson to maintain the faith over the coming weeks and to trust his effectiveness as an impact bowler. ANI

Ferguson asks Man U players to start firing up to grab title
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has asked his players to start firing up to grab another Premier League title. ANI

Bond takes first step towards fulltime coaching role
Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond hopes that his new role as assistant coach with domestic team Central Districts is merely the "first step" in his journey towards a fulltime coaching job. ANI

FIFA is 'the galacticos of corruption', says former official
A former FIFA official has accused the international football's governing body of being "the galacticos of corruption". ANI

Putin asks Abramovich to 'open his wallet' to help fund 2018 World Cup
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said that billionaire Roman Abramovich should "open his wallet" and help pay for the 2018 World Cup being hosted by his country. ANI

No more easy money for New Zealand players in IPL 4
The era of New Zealand cricketers earning easy money in the Indian Premier League might end, as the IPL franchisees are deciding to cut back on the number of foreign players. ANI

'On fire' Lee dismisses Ashes comeback calls
Fast bowler Brett Lee has dismissed any chance of an emergency return to Test cricket to inject a lethal sting into Australia's maligned Ashes attack. ANI

IPL Kochi's fate likely to be decided today
Suspense over the fate of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Kochi franchise will finally end as the Governing Council meets here today to take a decision on the issue. ANI

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