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Hyderabad Test: McIntosh's ton helps Kiwis reach 258-4 on Day One
Opener Tim McIntosh scored a brilliant century to guide New Zealand to 258-4 in their first innings at close of play on the opening day of the second Test match against India being played at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. ANI

Hulk Hogan applies for marriage license in Florida
Reports are abuzz that wrestling legend Hulk Hogan is all set to wed his 35-year-old fiancee Jennifer McDaniel after applying for a marriage license in Florida. ANI

'Bad boys' Arsenal at the bottom of Premier League fair play table
Arsenal has been branded the bad boys of the English Premier League after slipping to the bottom of the fair play table. ANI

'After a shaky start, the year might yet end well for Clarke', says Roebuck
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke's performance in the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Victorian Bushrangers suggests that he has put the recent disturbances behind him, noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

Gazza faces Christmas behind bars after failing to appear before court
A judge of the Newcastle Magistrates' Court has blasted former Newcastle United player Paul Gascoigne for failing to appear before the court and sneaking into rehab, saying he still 'faces Christmas behind bars'. ANI

Tyson wants Haye to win the 'Battle of Britain' against Harrison
American boxing legend Mike Tyson has backed WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye to retain his crown in Sunday's 'Battle of Britain' against 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medallist Audley Harrison. ANI

Cameron to visit Zurich for last-ditch 2018 football WC bid lobbying
British Prime Minister David Cameron will travel to Switzerland next month to engage in a last-minute lobbying drive to secure the 2018 football World Cup for England. ANI

Mike Tyson a big hitter at 'conkers'
It seems boxing legend Mike Tyson has found a new sport he is good at - conkers. ANI

Over six in ten London Olympics souvenirs being made in China
Over 90 percent of the merchandise being sold on the official website for the London Olympics is being made outside Britain. ANI

Oz coach Pat Cash says Tomic not team's only hope for the future
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, who is presently the coach of the Australian tennis team, isn't pinning his hopes on youngster Bernard Tomic just yet, even as many others think is the find of the sport in the country. ANI

"PCB boss Butt assured me that board will provide all assistance, cooperation: Haider
Following the dramatic turn of events involving Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has finally spoken to him, and assured him of full assistance and cooperation by the board. ANI

Oz pace bowler Harris enhances Ashes recall hopes with nine wicket haul
Ashes hopeful Ryan Harris has enjoyed a stellar return for Queensland, claiming match figures of 9-140 against Tasmania in their Sheffield Shield match at the Bellerive Oval here. ANI

PCB provisionally blacklists five stars for World Cup 2011
Pakistan have provisionally agreed not to select five players for next year's World Cup on the subcontinent as they seek to come clean on match-fixing charges against some of their stars. ANI

Stuart Broad could win Ashes for England like dad Chris: Mark Waugh
Stuart Broad could win Ashes for England like his dad Chris did in 1986, fears former Australian middle-order batsman Mark Waugh. ANI

Swann spins England into control against South Australia as openers too come good
England off-spinner Graeme Swann's four-wicket haul gave his team a dominant hand against South Australia on day two of the second Ashes warm-up match in Adelaide. ANI

Hamilton should not be ruled out of F1 title fight: McLaren chief
McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has said that it would be foolhardy to rule out 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton from the Formula One title race this year, and added the racing star would be at his relentless best for Sunday's title-showdown race outside Abu Dhabi. ANI

Pak team's morale "pretty good" despite wicketkeeper Haider's sudden exit: Waqar
The Pakistan cricket team's morale is "pretty good" despite the chaos and controversies surrounding it, and the sudden departure of wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider to England, the team's coach Waqar Younis has said. ANI

Johnson wants England skipper Andrew Strauss to be his bunny
To dominate the England batting line up, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will attempt to turn Andrew Strauss into his bunny during the Ashes series. ANI

Injured pacer Tait aims to get into Oz World Cup squad
Pacer Shaun Tait aims to get into the Australian World Cup squad by returning from surgery in January. ANI

England will dominate world cricket for next 15 years: Collingwood
England batsman Paul Collingwood has given his team's plans to dominate world cricket for the next 15 years in the manner the Australian side did. ANI

Strict curfew ensures that no South African player can do a Haider on tour: CSA boss
No South African player can slip out the team hotel during away tours, as was done by Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider in the midst of an ODI series against the Proteas in Dubai earlier this week, Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Gerald Majola has said. ANI

Alonso dismisses Button's tainted F1 champion fears
Ferarri's Fernando Alonso has dismissed claims that he will be a tainted Formula One champion if he claims this year's title with less than seven points. ANI

German footballer urges gay players to 'come out' and support homosexuality
Germany striker Mario Gomez has urged gay footballer to come out and support homosexuality in the sport. ANI

Indian-origin batsman smashes unbeaten 228 in Melbourne Twenty20 match
Indian-origin batsman Kumar Sarna has hit the highest score ever in Twenty20 cricket by smashing 228 not out off just 65 balls in a suburban match in Melbourne. ANI

One-day specialist tag not helping transition to Test line-up: White
Australian batsman Cameron White reckons that his development as a one-day cricketer is hampering his push for a Test recall. ANI

Trott vows to continue taking his own sweet time for 'annoying' pre-delivery ritual
England batsman Jonathan Trott has said that he would continue with his peculiar pre-delivery ritual during the upcoming Ashes series against Australia. ANI

Terry stunned and upset over attack on father by rival fans
Chelsea skipper John Terry was shocked last night after his father was beaten up by Tottenham Hotspur fans. ANI

Ground to be named after Shane Warne
Australian bowling legend Shane Warne will get a ground named after him in Melbourne. ANI

South Africa aims to dethrone India from top Test spot: Smith
South African cricket captain Graeme Smith says that hopes to dethrone India as the world's premier Test side sooner than later. ANI

Kiwi pacer Bennett hurts groin, out of cricket for month
New Zealand fast bowler Hamish Bennett's groin injury is likely to prevent him from playing cricket at the top level for about a month. ANI

Indian Premier League threat to Australia's tour of Bangladesh
Cricket Australia is likely to reschedule its tour of Bangladesh in April 2011 to avoid a clash with the Indian Premier League (IPL). ANI

Chappell backs selection of 'genuine spinner' against 'four pacemen' for Ashes success
Australia's first full-time selector Greg Chappell has said that he is against the selection of four fast bowlers in Ricky Ponting-led team's bowling attack for the Ashes series, as he believes that a genuine spinner is required to succeed at the Test level.I've experienced four pacemen, generally from the wrong end, and I have a strong feeling that four can't do much more than three ANI

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