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Rohan-Aisam image nominated for 'Peace and Sport' award for India, Pak bonhomie
The Indo-Pak Express comprising Pakistans Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Indias Rohan Bopanna is again in news, as the duos image taken during the semifinals of the US Open 2010 has been nominated for the Peace and Sport award. ANI

Misbah has 'best cricket brain' in Pak: Lawson
Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson believes that Misbah-ul-Haq has the best cricket brain in Pakistan, and is well-placed to handle the Test captaincy in the forthcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Bangalore Test poised to be another India-Australia humdinger
India and Australia are heading towards another thriller of a Test match on day five of the Bangalore Test after both the teams failed to grasp the initiative on day four. ANI

News from the world of Sports with a special focus on Cricket for July 20, 2010

Kapil Dev motivates media volunteers of Commonwealth Games
Motivating over 250 media operations volunteers of Common Wealth Games, Delhi 2010 during their second phase of training, former cricketer Kapil Dev called on them to perform their duties with responsibility and ensure that the Commonwealth Games changes the face of the country as well. ANI

Ashley Cole target of vile facebook abuse
England defender Ashley Cole has been the target of vile abuse posted in the BBCs Match of the Day Facebook page. ANI

Morgan can bring his one-day strengths into Test cricket: Strauss
England skipper Andrew Strauss is backing left-handed batsman Eoin Morgan to come good in the Test arena, and confirm a place in the Ashes squad. ANI

Martin gets surprise New Zealand Cricket contract renewal
Veteran fast bowler Chris Martin is among the 20 players, who have been handed New Zealand Cricket contracts for another year. ANI

Swann charged with drink-driving
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been charged with drink-driving, Nottinghamshire Police said. ANI

England WC flops to cash in on Mars chocolate box deal
Englands FIFA World Cup flops will front a massive campaign for Mars chocolates this Christmas. ANI

French footie stars Ribery, Benzema questioned in under-age sex inquiry
French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema have been reportedly questioned by the police, as part of an investigation into an alleged under-age prostitution ring. ANI

ESPN STAR Sports announces Champions League Twenty20 deal with Eurosport Group
Eurosport announced today it has signed an exclusive three-year deal with Asias biggest sports content provider, ESPN STAR Sports, to broadcast the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Pan-Europe and the United Kingdom. ANI

Tendulkars blood used to prepare special edition of his biography
A luxury book publisher has said that it would bring out a special edition of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkars biography with its signature page mixed with the batsmans blood. ANI

Gazza accused of groping shopgirl
Former football legend Paul Gascoigne, or Gazza as he is popularly known, has been accused of groping a chemist. ANI

England slashes football match ticket prices by up to 33 per cent
Ticket prices have been slashed by up to 33 per cent for Englands friendly football match against Hungary next month. ANI

Drogba in talks with Man City over 20-mn pound move
Chelseas ace striker Didier Drogbas agent has revealed that he is in talks with Manchester City over a 20 million pound move. ANI

England football association fails to shut Capello Index
England football chiefs have failed to get the controversial Capello Index shut down, after coach Fabio Capello ordered the website to delete all the World Cup rankings appearing under his name. ANI

Horner plays down Webbers No 2 driver claim
Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has played down Mark Webbers No. 2 driver remark, and said the team gives equal opportunities to its drivers. ANI

Man U unperturbed by Citys spending spree: Giggs
Manchester United defender Ryan Giggs has said his team is unperturbed by the latest influx of expensive signings at Manchester City. ANI

Casillas dismisses Mourinho rift fears with Spains WC stars
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has dismissed suggestions that the clubs World Cup stars are on a collision course with new coach Jose Mourinho. ANI

Liverpool signs Cole for 19 million pounds
England midfielder Joe Cole has signed a four-year deal with Liverpool worth 19 million pounds. ANI

Kazakh bookmakers furious with Octopus Paul for their low profits
Bookmakers in Kazakhstan are furious with Paul the Octopus, who may have achieved a legendary status in Spain, for their low World Cup profits. ANI

Shrink credited with helping Proteas golfer Oosthuizens St. Andrews win
South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen, who is nicknamed Shrek has renowned sports psychologist Karl Morris to thank for helping him to win the British Open at St. Andrews. ANI

No need to spend big to regain Premier League: Ferguson
To regain the Premier League title, Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson believes he does not need to spend a big amount on signing new players. ANI

Tiger Woods mistress no longer wanted on Celebrity Apprentice
Tiger Woods alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel is no longer wanted on the set of Donald Trumps popular reality show The Celebrity Apprentice after she joined the cast of VH1s Celebrity Rehab over the weekend. ANI

Ponting wants ICC to use decision review system in every Test
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting wants the International Cricket Council to use the decision review system in every Test series. ANI

Hussey strongly opposes changes to ODI format
Australian batsman Mike Hussey has strongly opposed cricket Australias plans to change the oldest limited-overs format. ANI

Pietersen blames Capellos strict, joyless regime for football WC woes
Englands Twenty20 World Cup winning batsman Kevin Pietersen has blamed coach Fabio Capellos strict and joyless regime for the football teams flop in South Africa. ANI

Pak NA committee criticises overage PCB chief Butt for ruining cricket in country
Pakistan National Assemblys Standing Committee on Sports has called for removal of all elderly people heading the countrys sports bodies, while criticising people like Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt for ruining the sport in the country. ANI

Arsenal will decide Fabregas Barcelona saga: Guardiola
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has admitted that Arsenal remain very much in the driving seat over a decision on Cesc Fabregas move to the Spanish club this summer. ANI

George, Usman Khawaja likely to debut against Pak
Pacer Peter George and batsman Usman Khawaja have outside chances of making their Test debuts as illness and injury dogged the Australian teams build-up for the second Test against Pakistan. ANI

Axe 50-over cricket to save fast bowlers getting extinct like dinosaurs: Imran
Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan has suggested axing 50-over cricket as a way to ease the unprecedented stress on fast bowlers so that they do not become an extinct species like dinosaurs. ANI

Ijaz hints at Mohammed Yousufs return to Pak squad
Pakistan assistant coach Ijaz Ahmed has hinted that the team management is seriously considering recalling former captain Mohammed Yousuf for the ongoing England tour. ANI

Mum of Dean Jones love child says shes still in love with him
The mother of retired Australian cricketer Dean Jones love child has revealed that although she is disappointed in the former sports star, she is still in love with him. ANI

Trialing of split format for limited overs cricket will hurt Oz WC preparations: Hussey
The rush to trial the new split format for limited overs cricket this domestic summer will hamper Australias run to the World Cup, feels middle-order batsman Michael Hussey and some others. ANI

Goal line technology not on FIFA agenda at Wales meeting
oal-line technology will not be on the agenda when footballs lawmakers meet in Wales this week, contrary to indications given by FIFA president Sepp Blatter. ANI

Tiger Woods mistress to appear on reality show
Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel will soon appear on a US TV reality show. ANI

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