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India-New Zealand 4th ODI in Bangalore on Tuesday
The fourth match of the One-Day International series between India and New Zealand will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. ANI

Hussey backs North to fire on final day of Adelaide Test
Australian batsman Michael Hussey has defended Marcus North, saying that the under-siege batsman could become a major problem for England on day five of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval. ANI

England's Football Association Chairman quits over 2018 World Cup bid row
The acting Football Association (FA) Chairman Roger Burden has said that he will quit as he no longer trusts FIFA members after the failure of England's 2018 World Cup bid. ANI

PCB selector Ilyas resigned over Fawad Alam's selection
Pakistan Cricket Board selector Mohammad Ilyas' submitted his resignation following a disagreement with chief selector Mohsin Khan over the inclusion of left handed middle order batsman Fawad Alam. ANI

Injured Katich doubtful for third Ashes Test in Perth
Australian opening batsman Simon Katich is suffering from an Achilles tendon problem and is doubtful for the third Ashes Test to be played against England in Perth. ANI

Australia lost 2022 World Cup bid due to playing it 'clean': Consultant
A key consultant on Australia's 2022 World Cup bid has said that FIFA's decision to grant the tournament to Qatar was a difficult decision to defend or accept. ANI

Haider's threats to expose corrupt worries PCB
Runaway Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider's threats to expose Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials involved in corruption has left the cricketing fraternity in the country worried. ANI

England edge closer to Adelaide Test win
Kevin Pietersen claimed a key wicket with the last ball of day four following his earlier heroics with the bat to give England real encouragement in their pursuit of victory in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. ANI

UK-based bookmaker denies reported 'Haye scam'
Britain's leading bookmaker, Betfred, has denied suggestions that WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye had engineered a betting coup during his knockout win over 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medallist Audley Harrison. ANI

Is Becks trying to hide his bald patch?
It seems soccer ace David Beckham is facing a new battle after World Cup loss - a thinning hairline. ANI

Kiwis need a string of wins to turn poor one-day form around: Richardson
Former New Zealand cricketer Mark Richardson reckons that the Black Caps don't just need a win, but they need a string of wins to turn their poor one-day form around. ANI

2011 World Cup is not beyond 'struggling' Kiwis: Vaughan
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Executive Justin Vaughan is confident that the Black Caps can win next year's World Cup being held in the Indian subcontinent despite their ninth one-day loss on the trot. ANI

Vettori urges Black Caps to 'stay positive' despite India ODI series loss
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is playing the 'stay positive' card after his side slumped 0-3 down in the five match one-day series against India. ANI

Cricket South Africa says sorry over announcing Gibbs contract end prematurely
Cricket South Africa has formally apologized to former opener Herschelle Gibbs for the way they prematurely announced the end of his contract. ANI

FIFA's voting panel should have been given bid money directly: Blackpool boss Holloway
Blackpool coach-cum-manager Ian Holloway believes the 15 million pounds England's FA spent on the country's disastrous 2018 World Cup bid could have brought a more fruitful result if it had been given direct to FIFA's voting panel. ANI

Pietersen is destined to be England's first great cricketer since Botham: Roebuck
England batsman Kevin Pietersen's true destiny is to become his adopted country's first great cricketer since Ian Botham, according to noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck. ANI

Eboue lands himself in marital doghouse after dancing at Drogba's charity do
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Eboue has landed in the doghouse over the weekend for being one players found dancing with a woman they shouldn't have. ANI

Australia hasn't been able to sustain pressure on England: Watson
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has admitted that his team's bowlers must put in a better performance as a unit if they have to comeback against England in the ongoing Ashes series. ANI

Aware of Putin's missive, Abramovich may pay up for Russia, not Chelsea
With Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin making it clear that he expects his country's oligarchs to contribute handsomely to the 30 billion pound expenses expected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there is a possibility of Roman Abramovich giving up his stake in Chelsea FC. ANI

Ancelotti says feeling the heat to save his Blues job
Italian-born coach-cum-manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted for the first time he is feeling the strain of trying to save his job at Chelsea FC. Champions Chelsea has tumbled from the top to third position in the Premier League after a depressing run of just one win in six games. ANI

Don't blame pitches for Australia's woes in Ashes series: Gabba curator
Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell insists that the pitches on offer for the Ashes series are not responsible for the Ricky Ponting-led Australian team's woes. ANI

England FA sees Tottenham boss Redknapp as one of Capello's successors
The Football Association in England has publicly confirmed for the first time that they fancy Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp as current England coach Fabio Capello's successor. ANI

Fuming Tevez takes on Man City boss Mancini over being subbed
Argentine star Carlos Tevez has exploded with Manchester City manager-cum-coach Roberto Mancini for subbing him too often. ANI

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