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WAGs from crisis-hit Dundee club pose in sexy undies to raise cash
The WAGs of crisis-hit Dundee have posed in sexy underwear to raise cash through a charity calendar for the ailing club. ANI

Pak Sports Minister says "coward" Zulqarnain should never have chosen to play cricket
Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider should not have turned up to play cricket if he was such a coward, Federal Sports Minister Ijaz Hussain Jakhrani has said. ANI

PCB knew about Zulqarnain's disappearance before match
Admitting for the first time about the Zulqarnain Haider drama, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that they knew that the wicketkeeper had gone missing before leaving for the match. ANI

Razzaq, Akhtar return to Pak after "giving tough time to South Africa"
After participating in the One-day International and Twenty20 series against South Africa in the UAE, Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar arrived at Lahore airport late on Monday night. ANI

Pak team "not really" affected by Haider's 'no-show' in final ODI: Afridi
The Pakistan team was "not really" affected by the bizarre disappearance of wicketkeeper Zulqanain Haider on the morning before the fifth ODI against South Africa, limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said. ANI

Chelsea not going to buy Torres: Ancelotti
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that he is not going to replace Didier Drogba by buying Fernando Torres. ANI

Top mafia don-Pak intelligence agency nexus behind cricket match fixing epidemic?
The nexus between a "top bookmaker and mafia don" and a "powerful intelligence agency" in Pakistan may be behind the match-fixing epidemic currently bedeviling cricket, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has suggested. ANI

Malaria hit Drogba vows to lead Chelsea's attack
Speaking about his battle with Malaria, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, has vowed to lead the Premier League leaders' attack against Fulham. ANI

Hilditch dismisses suggestions over Katich not playing first Ashes Test
Australia's chief selector Andrew Hilditch has dismissed suggestions that top-order batsman Simon Katich was in doubt for the first Test when the Ashes start on November 25. ANI

ICC offers to support PCB and troubled wicketkeeper Zulqanain Haider
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has offered to support troubled wicketkeeper Zulqanain Haider and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in its ongoing probe into the causes behind his bizarre disappearance just hours before the final one-day international against South Africa in Dubai. ANI

"PCB has given no reason as yet why I was stopped from travelling to UAE": Kaneria
Pakistan's highest wicket-taking spin bowler Danish Kaneria has said that he has no idea why he was not permitted to make the trip to Dubai, as he has not received any communication from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in this regard so far. ANI

Guangzhou Asian Games to be best in ASIAD history
The upcoming Guangzhou Asian Games will be the best one in ASIAD history, claimed Timothy Tsun-Ting Fok, vice president of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). ANI

Maradona's China visit fuels coaching rumors
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has signed on as an anchorman for a charity activity in Hefei, the capital of east China's Anhui Province, fuelling rumors that he could consider becoming head coach of the country's national team or a local club. ANI

Michael Clarke shows off deflecting skills
Aussie cricketer Michael Clarke cleverly deflected questions about his new girlfriend Kyly Boldy at an event to launch Australia's Ashes ad campaign this week. ANI

Yousuf found 'not guilty' of violating ICC Code of Conduct: ICC spokesman
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has been found not guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the fifth one-day international against South Africa in Dubai on Monday. ANI

S.African artists, designers to reinvent Vuvuzelas as earrings
The much reviled and controversial plastic horns that were the highlight of this year's football World Cup, Vuvuzela, are likely to be reinvented as earrings. ANI

Michael Clarke ducks questions about girlfriend Kyly Boldy
Michael Clarke ducked questions, at an event to launch Australia's Ashes ad campaign this week, about his new girlfriend Kyly Boldy. ANI

Gayle all set to play again for Warriors in Twenty20 Big Bash
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is almost certain to play again for Western Australia during this summer's Twenty20 Big Bash competition. ANI

Nothing can prepare England for bounce and pace of Gabba pitch: Ponting
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said nothing can prepare England for the bounce and pace of the Gabba when the first Test starts in Brisbane this month. ANI

James Franklin hoping for a Black Cap crack at India in Hyderabad
Wellington's James Franklin is quite eager take on India in the second cricket test to be played at Hyderabad from Friday. ANI

Batting coach Greatbatch calls for more Test match cricket for Black Caps
New Zealand's batting coach Mark Greatbatch has challenged New Zealand Cricket officials to work for more test matches for the national squad because he firmly believes that arena best serves players wanting to develop their games. ANI

North ready for Ashes with invaluable insight about England's bowling
Refreshed Marcus North, who is ready to play a key role in the Ashes series, has said that his brief glimpse at England's bowling attack gave him an invaluable insight ahead of the five-Test series. ANI

Coleen 'having the time of her life' without Rooney!
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen is apparently enjoying her life without the football star these days. ANI

Flower calls on ICC to crack down on Pak cricket match-fixing allegations
England cricket team coach Andy Flower has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action on match-fixing allegations involving the Pakistan cricket team. ANI

Australia must reverse downward slide during Ashes series: Katich
Australian opener Simon Katich wants the team to reverse its downward slide during the Ashes series, as poor results against Pakistan in England and India on the subcontinent show that the Australia team is not functioning as it should. ANI

Federer says he has asked IMG chief about betting allegation
Tennis champion Roger Federer has reportedly approached sports and media conglomerate IMG for clarifications on his role in allegations of a breach of contract filed against Theodore J. Forstmann, one of the founding partners of Forstmann Little and Company, a private equity firm, and chairman and CEO of IMG. ANI

Rebuilding golf swing is a work in progress: Tiger Woods
American golfer Tiger Woods has said that he can still win this week's Australian Masters, despite undergoing a total rebuild of his swing. ANI

Now, Tiger's playing partner courts lady trouble at Australia Open
Tiger Woods has to run into trouble with a lady at the Australian Pro-Am Golf Championships, but this time, the blame lies with his playing partner. ANI

England footie star Walcott's sis wants to be world's top woman bodybuilder
British bikini-clad bodybuilder Hollie Walcott once hated the sight of her own figure, but now is keen to reach the top of her sport like her football star brother Theo Walcott.heo, 21, represents England and the Premier League team Arsenal. ANI

Hauritz to return to natural bowling style, also to heed Ponting's advice
Australian spinner Nathan Hauritz, who appeared to be in disagreement with his skipper during India series over how to bowl, sees no contradiction in returning to his natural bowling style while also heeding the advice of Ricky Ponting. ANI

Facing jail time for drunk driving, Gazza now wants to be an actor
Former Newcastle, Spurs and England star Paul Gascoigne has indicated a desire to get over his alcohol and drug addiction problems to make it as an actor like his close friend Vinnie Jones. ANI

England calls in 'yip doctor' to prevent 2006-style Ashes meltdown
The England cricket team has a secret Ashes weapon - a self-styled "Yip Doctor" who can help stop the tourists from choking in their biggest moments in the forthcoming Ashes series. ANI

Hauritz says pressure will be on England's Swann to deliver in Ashes
Australian off-spinner Nathan Hauritz is sparing no effort to pile on the pressure on his opposite number Graeme Swann, saying the England spinner will carry the weight of a nation this summer's Ashes series. ANI

England top six batsmen have underperformed: Flower
Coach Andy Flower has put pressure on England batsmen by saying that they have under-performed for two years, and asked the top six to score in a big way in the Ashes series. ANI

Green SCG wicket could hinder Ashes hopes of Khawaja, Hughes: Watson
Australian opener Shane Watson has said that the SCG wicket, which is considered a bowlers paradise, could cast trouble for Ashes fringe players Usman Khawaja, Phillip Hughes and even Steve Smith during New South Wales' Sheffield Shield match against Victoria. ANI

Ferguson predicts Hussey will hit top Ashes form
South Australian batting star Callum Ferguson, who is being tipped as the biggest threat to Mike Hussey's spot in the national squad, has predicted that the latter will hit top form when it comes to the Ashes. ANI

Now, a McDonald's burger named after Shane Warne!
Former Test spinner Shane Warne is all set to get a new accolade - a McDonald's burger named after him. ANI

'Pop-Gun' Pom bowling attack to take on Australia 'A' batters in Tasmania
England's fast bowling core are likely to miss the Australia A clash in Hobart, Tasmania from November 17-20 in favour of training in Brisbane, the first Ashes Test venue. ANI

Flower says his powers are not about being fair to everyone in England squad
England cricket team coach Andy Flower has said that his job is not about being fair to everyone in the squad. ANI

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