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Millionaire Rooney spotted rummaging through Nike bargain bins!
British footballer Wayne Rooney was spotted rummaging for bargains in a Nike's staff discount store in the USA. ANI

PCB rejects cricket veterans' request for India tour
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA)'s request for hosting their Indian counterparts. ANI

Smith not ready to replace Hauritz as Australia's No 1 Test spinner" Muralidaran
Spin legend Muttiah Muralidaran has said that all-rounder Steve Smith is not ready to replace under-pressure Nathan Hauritz as Australia's Test spinner. ANI

Dethroned Button says will keep fighting to be F1 champion again
Ace Formula One driver Jenson Button has said that he will be a champion again soon after shrugging off the loss of his crown. ANI

Ex-F1 champs back 'mentally tough' Webber to win world title
Red Bull driver Mark Webber has the mental toughness to lift the world title in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night, according to former Formula One champions. ANI

Hitting wicket hard key to mastering Kookaburra ball Down Under: Broad
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that hitting the wicket hard is the key to mastering the Kookaburra ball in Australian conditions. ANI

McEnroe advises Australian tennis champ Hewitt to consider retirement
John McEnroe has advised Lleyton Hewitt to consider retirement. ANI

Umpire Decision Review System helping in overcoming umpiring errors: ICC
International Cricket Council (ICC) General Manager Cricket David Richardson has backed the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), saying that it has brought significant improvements in overcoming umpiring errors in international matches. ANI

Gazza may be jailed for drunk driving
Former England football star Paul Gascoigne is likely to be jailed after he admitted driving while more than four times the legal limit. ANI

Millionaire England footie captain Ferdinand is a secret bargain hunter
Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he is a secret bargain hunter. ANI

To ensure drug-free Asian Games, China conducts 2000 doping tests
To ensure a clean XVIth Asian Games here, the China Anti-Doping Agency has conducted nearly 2000 doping tests on Chinese athletes. ANI

Mitchell Johnson to play club cricket to regain form
To regain his form ahead of the Ashes series, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson will play first grade cricket for Western Australia side Wanneroo on Saturday before linking back up with the Warriors for their Sheffield Shield match. ANI

England pacers have stolen Australia's Ashes domination blueprint, says Broad
England pacer Stuart Broad has said that he and his colleagues have stolen Australia's blueprint for Ashes domination. ANI

Harris stakes claim for first Ashes Test berth
Australian pacer Ryan Harris, who is making a return from injury, has staked a claim for a first Ashes Test call-up taking 5-72 in a domestic fixture. ANI

Harry Potter wants a break for the Ashes
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is dreaming of spending Christmas in Australia so that he can watch England win the Ashes. ANI

ICC working with PCB and Haider to probe 'fixing death threat' incident: Lorgat
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has said that the governing body is helping the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to probe the Zulqarnain Haider incident. ANI

Alam defends Pak team management over Haider's exit to UK
Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has played down talks that the management knew about wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider's decision to leave the team's hotel or that he had received threats from bookmakers. ANI

Tendulkar named ICC's ambassador for 2011 World Cup
The International Cricket Council today announced the appointment of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar as the official event ambassador for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. ANI

Haider's exit to UK 'embarrassing moment' for Pakistan: Imran Khan
Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan has said that wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider's sudden exit to the United Kingdom to seek asylum was a "shameful" incident. ANI

England's new pace sensation Finn was 24 hrs away from dumping cricket for studies
England's latest pace sensation Steven Finn has said that he almost quit a promising cricket career to pursue university studies. ANI

Collingwood eyes big innings in South Australia match to secure place for Gabba Test
England batsman Paul Collingwood, who knows his place in the team could come under threat again, wants to play another big innings in the South Australia match, which would ease his concerns. ANI

'Willing' women give Tiger Woods 'come on over' calls at Oz Masters!
Sex-scandal hit golfer Tiger Woods was taunted by two ladies during the opening round of the Australian Masters at Victoria Golf Club. ANI

Mark Waugh says Ponting will have win Ashes to keep Oz skipper's job
Former Australian middle-order batsman Mark Waugh believes that if Ricky Ponting loses a third Ashes series to England, his days as captain are numbered. ANI

Kiwi opener McIntosh wants to settle scores with India's Zak in Hyderabad
New Zealand opening batsman Tim McIntosh says that he has a score to settle with rival Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan and a point to prove to himself when the second cricket test between the two countries starts here on Friday. ANI

Swann will be trump card in England's Ashes victory: Botham
England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham tipped the visitors to win the five-Test series against Australia by at least two matches, and said off-spinner Graeme Swann will be the key player during the Ashes. ANI

Patel determined to leave his mark on Test series against India
New Zealand off spinner Jeetan Patel is determined to prove himself against the No.1 Test team in the world and make a genuine difference on his team's tour of India. ANI

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