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Sports News on November 13, 2010

Wenger 'more focused than ever' to win trophy for Arsenal: Fabregas
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas believes that manager Arsene Wenger is 'more focused than ever' to help the club end their five-year trophy drought. ANI

Yousuf pulls out of ongoing Pak-SA Test series due to injury
Pakistan has suffered a major blow during their ongoing Test series against South Africa, as their most experienced batsman, Mohammad Yousuf, has been ruled out and is due to fly back home. ANI

Oz golfer Greg Norman ties the knot for third time
Australian golfer Greg Norman has taken another swing at marriage, after he tied the knot for the third time in an intimate ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean. ANI

Pak keeper Haider hopes to inspire others to make "good stand for good cricket"
Troubled Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has expressed his hope that other young professionals will be inspired by his stand against corruption and follow his example. ANI

Troubled Pak keeper Zulqarnain claims that media offered him big bucks for interviews
Troubled Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has claimed to have turned down lucrative offers from the media for disclosing the details of his sudden decision of fleeing to London and later announcing his retirement from international cricket. ANI

Time for Manchester United to hit top form: Ferdinand
Star defender Rio Ferdinand has said that the time has come for Manchester United to hit top form before Premier League leaders Chelsea inrease the points gap between the two teams. ANI

Ronaldo spends time with girlfriend in Madrid
Footballer Christiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Irina Shyak recently spent some time together in Madrid. ANI

"Suspension by ICC without showing any worthwhile evidence is 'injustice'": Aamir
Pakistan pacer Muhammad Aamir- one of the tainted trio implicated in the spot-fixing scandal- has described his suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as an 'injustice'. ANI

'Zulqarnain, like Hameed, lacks brains required to play international cricket': teammate
It was 'sheer stupidity' that forced Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider to abandon the team in Dubai, a senior teammate of the young player has said. ANI

Terry 'stunned' over commitment to England team doubts
Fabio Capello's right-hand man has questioned former skipper John Terry's commitment to the England team. ANI

Rooney's 'Auld Slapper' hooker denies having s*x with him
Love-rat Wayne Rooney's infamous "Auld Slapper" hooker has sent a sensational letter to his wife Coleen from her deathbed, which says that she never had s*x with the soccer ace. ANI

Hearing of spot-fixing case against tainted Pak trio set for January 2011
An independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal, appointed by the ICC's Code of Conduct Commission Chairman Michael Beloff, will hear the spot-fixing case against the tainted Pakistani trio from 6-11 January 2011 at Doha in Qatar. ANI

Fergie ready to forgive, forget Rooney's slur
Manchester United boss sir Alex Ferguson is finally ready to forgive and forget ace strike Wayne Rooney's slur on the club and bring him back into action. ANI

Coulthard wants 'virgin' to win F1 championship!
Poking fun at Formula One drivers, David Coulthard has said that he didn't want British ace Lewis Hamilton to win the 2010 championship on Sunday as he is not a 'virgin'. ANI

Johnson "just degrees" away from becoming match winner again: Queensland coach
Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson's slinging action is off by "just a matter of degrees" and it will not require major changes to again become a match-winner during the Ashes series, according to Queensland bowling coach Joe Dawes. ANI

Clarke pushes Hauritz's case but Chappell not buying yet
Australia's vice captain Michael Clarke was happy with his assessment of Nathan Hauritz's form, but not selector Greg Chappell whose opinion counts the most. ANI

Ronaldo's girlfriend wears daring low-cut dress at Spanish fashion awards
Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk became the center of attraction at 5th Top Glamour Fashion Awards in Madrid, Spain, courtesy her incredibly low cut black dress. ANI

Asian Games: Srinivasa Rao wins first gold for India in weightlifting
Weightlifter Srinivasa Rao Valluri won the first gold for India at the 16th Asian Games in the men's 56 kg weightlifting event here on Saturday. ANI

Prior plays down Ashes' Down Under curse for England wicketkeepers
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has said that he is not bothered by the Down Under Ashes curse, where no Three Lions' wicketkeeper has kept his place in the side for all five Tests of the series since Steve Rhodes in 1994. ANI

Flower's 'tactical ploy' to keep England quicks 'acclimatized' ahead of first Test
England coach Andy Flower has decided to split his squad ahead of the Ashes series and dispatch his three main fast bowlers to Brisbane next week for extra preparation ahead of the first Test. ANI

Warne still has 'issues' with Ponting's field settings for Hauritz on India tour
The Australian selectors are still debating over whether spinner Nathan Hauritz has a role to play in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, but bowling legend Shane Warne wants skipper Ricky Ponting to be more flexible in field arrangements for Hauritz. ANI

'Comeback kids' Katich, Bollinger likely to join Ashes squad
Australian opening batsman Simon Katich and fast bowler Doug Bollinger are likely to be named in the Ashes squad after proving their fitness in domestic circuit. ANI

Balanced bowling attack would be best Ashes bet for Oz selectors: Roebuck
Noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck reckons that the Australian selectors must opt for a balanced bowling attack for a successful Ashes campaign against England. ANI

Indian shooters bag first medal for India at Asian Games
India kicked off its 16th Asian Games campaign with a silver medal in the 10m air rifle team event on the opening day of the shooting competition here on Saturday. ANI

Clarke's old back problem resurfaces ahead of Ashes
Australia's vice captain Michael Clarke's old form may have returned but so has a troubling back injury just three days before announcement of the Australian squad for the Ashes series. ANI

Chappell wants Hussey to take risks to come out of form slump
A couple of risky shots in the first Ashes Test could spell the end of Mike Hussey's career, who is facing strong competition from Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson and Steve Smith for the middle-order batting spot. ANI

Boxer David Haye wants to become the first black James Bond
Boxer David Haye, who is planning to hang up his gloves at the end of next year, has already set his sights on turning to acting. ANI

Strauss, Cook centuries ominous portent for Oz ahead of Ashes opener
England skipper Andrew Strauss and opening batsman Alastair Cook struck centuries on Saturday to give their team a dominant hand in the second Ashes warm-up match against South Australia in Adelaide. ANI

Elin Nordegren to auction off jewelry worth $2.5mn given by Tiger Woods
Love-rat Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren is set to auction off jewelry worth 2.5 million dollars given to her by the golfer during their five-year marriage - including her engagement ring. ANI

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