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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 March 2, 2010

Hockey World Cup: India go down 2-5 against Australia
Indian hockey team on Tuesday lost to Australia 5-2 in the Pool B match of the Hockey World Cup at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the national capital. ANI

Australia satisfied with security arrangements for CWealth Games 2010, IPL
Australia has expressed its satisfaction with the security arrangements made for the Commonwealth Games 2010 and for the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, which commences on March 12. ANI

American stuntman smashes Harley-Davidson jump record
A US stuntman has broken the world record for the longest distance jumped on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. ANI

PCB officially appoints Waqar as head coach, names Ijaz Ahmed as deputy
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday officially named former fast bowler Waqar Younis as the chief coach of the national squad and under 19-coach Ijaz Ahmed as his deputy. ANI

Bharat Ratna suggested for Sachin Tendulkar
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, whose name has been suggested for the highest civilian award by Maharashtra Government has said that the Bharat Ratna is every Indians dream. ANI

Warne reinforces friendship between Victoria and India
Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne is on a mission to reinforce friendship between Victoria and India, after a string of attacks on the Indian citizens in the state have strained ties between the two countries. ANI

Australian tennis has sunk to its lowest point: Hewitt
Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt believes that the game has sunk to its lowest point in the country, saying that there was little cause for optimism in player development. ANI

White to consider putting Sheffield Shield ahead of IPL
Australian all-rounder Cameron White will consider delaying his stint with the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Bangalore Royal Challengers, so that he can lead Victoria in the Sheffield Shield final. ANI

Aussies searching for tactics against McCullum in ODI series
The Australian team has begun a desperate search for tactics to nullify New Zealand dangerman Brendon McCullum during the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy ODI series, starting in Napier on Wednesday. ANI

Lippi, Parreira back Capello to guide England to World Cup glory
World Cup winning coaches Marcelo Lippi and Carlos Alberto Parreira reckon that England manager Fabio Capello can emulate them to bag the reputed trophy during this summers tournament in South Africa. ANI

Becks 18th tattoo a guardian angel to watch over his sons
David Beckham displayed his latest body art, a guardian angel believed to watch over his three sons. ANI

New Zealand ODI series: No replacement for injured Marsh
Australia have decided against replacing injured opener Shaun Marsh and will take only 13 players into their ODI series against New Zealand, starting on Wednesday. ANI

Styris, Nathan McCullum likely to miss Napier ODI against Australia
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has indicated that Scott Styris and Nathan McCullum may have to sit outside for the opening game of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy ODI series against Australia, starting in Napier on Wednesday. ANI

Hamilton enjoying productive relationship with Button
Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has said he is enjoying a productive relationship with new McLaren team-mate and reigning champion Jenson Button. ANI

Lara Bingle to take legal action against Brendan Fevola over nude photo
Australian cricketer Michael Clarkes fiancee Lara Bingle is set to sue controversial footballer Brendan Fevola after a nude photo of her was made public. ANI

Hamilton poses threat to Schumachers winning comeback
Seven times Formula One champion Michael Schumacher believes Lewis Hamilton poses a threat to his dream of making a title-winning comeback. ANI

Tevez to compete with Rooney for Premier Leagues Golden Boot
Manchester City ace striker Carlos Tevez has set himself the stiff challenge of rivalling Manchester United counterpart Wayne Rooney for the Premier Leagues Golden Boot prize. ANI

Ashley Cole breaks silence on split: My life is ruined
English footballer Ashley Cole is said to have finally broken his silence regarding his marriage split. ANI

Deco urges Acelotti to let him quit Chelsea
Deco has urged Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti that he wants to quit the club, dealing another blow to the Blues after defeats to Inter and Manchester City plus the John Terry and Ashley Cole sex scandals. ANI

Cook not included in England 20-20 World Cup squad
England stand-in skipper Alastair Cook has been dropped for the World Twenty20. ANI

Gunners top Blues in Europe football club rich list
Arsenal have overtaken Chelsea in the rich list of European clubs, while Manchester United are down to third behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. ANI

Capello bans players from talking about Terry scandal
England manager Fabio Capello has banned players from talking about the John Terry scandal. ANI

KP to be at wifes side during child labour
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been given the green light to return home to be with his wife Jessica Taylor, as both are expecting their first child during the Twenty20 World Cup, which runs from April 30 to May 16 in the Caribbean. ANI

Fit Rooney hails Terry as a great leader
A fit England striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is ready to face Egypt at Wembley on Wednesday night, and has described Chelsea star John Terry as a great leader. ANI

Hockey Federation reduces Shivendra Singhs three-match ban to two
The international hockey federation (FIH) on Tuesday lowered the three-match ban to two-match ban on Indian centre forward Shivendra Singh, who was suspended for three-matches of the Hockey World Cup for deliberately hitting a Pakistani player in the first match that India won at the Major Dhyan Chand National stadium on Sunday. ANI

CA has no right to prevent uncontracted players from participating in IPL: Martyn
Former Australian batsman Damien Martyn has told Cricket Australia that it has no right to prevent uncontracted players from participating in the Indian Premier League. ANI

PCB appoints security managers to ensure board members safety
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed security managers, who will accompany the Pakistani team on its foreign tours apart from ensuring security for the board members. ANI

Afridi, Akmal likely to face disciplinary action for horrendous tour Down Under
Senior Pakistani cricketers, all rounder Shahid Afridi and wicket keeper Kamran Akmal, are likely to face some disciplinary action on the recommendations of an inquiry committee, which was formed to look into the teams horrendous performance Down Under. ANI

Rooney urges England fans not to boo Terry
Ace striker Wayne Rooney has urged England fans not to boo former captain John Terry at Wembley tomorrow. ANI

Final decision on Shivendra Singh to be taken today
A final decision would be taken today on Indian striker Shivendra Singh, who has been suspended for three-matches of the Hockey World Cup for deliberately hitting a Pakistani player in the first match that India won at the Major Dhyan Chand National stadium on Sunday. ANI

India to take on Australia in Hockey World Cup
After registering an emphatic 4-1 win against Pakistan in their first face off at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here on Sunday, the Indian hockey team will take on Australia in their second Pool B match of the Hockey World Cup at the same venue today. ANI

Glazer Family rules out selling Manchester United
The Glazer Family, American owners of Manchester United, have ruled out selling the English Premier League club. ANI

Our players just wilted under India match pressure: Pak hockey coach
Upset over his teams lacklustre performance during the World Cup opener against India, Pakistan hockey coach Shahid Ali Khan has said his team just couldnt handle the enormous pressure and wilted away. ANI

Howard to be next ICC vice president
Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket have nominated former Australia Prime Minister John Howard for the position of ICC Vice-President. ANI

India-Australia designate hockey World Cup tie as Friendship Match
The Indian and Australian teams have announced that they will designate their March 2 tie at the Hockey World Cup as a Friendship Match. ANI

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