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Pietersen will be fair game for Aussie bowling attack: Hughes
Former Australia batsman Merv Hughes reckons that England batsman Kevin Pietersen is the weak link in the visitors batting line-up for the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

F1 season set for Abu Dhabi finale
The 2010 Formula One season is set for a finale in Abu Dhabi where a four-way title battle- between Fernando Alonso, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton- will be decided on Sunday. ANI

Bhajji helps India establish handsome lead in Hyderbad Test
India established a handsome 86 run lead over New Zealand at the close of the third day's play in the second cricket Test that is being played here. They had the "Turbanator" Harbhajan Singh to thank for this welcome advantage. ANI

Ashes hype and speculation is part of the theatre of cricket: Langer
Former Australian batsman Justin Langer has hit out at critics of the national team ahead of the Ashes series. ANI

Aussie stars will have to risk all to regain Ashes: Roebuck
Noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck reckons that the Australia's cricketers will have to play 'open and attacking' cricket for a successful Ashes campaign against England. ANI

"I hope Pak team will give its best to win 2011 World Cup": Afridi
Pakistan's limited-overs captain, Shahid Afridi, is upbeat about his team's World Cup chances, saying that the country can regain the title if the players live up to their potential. ANI

Ojha kept me guessing with his bowling in Hyderabad Test: Guptill
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has said he found left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha an interesting proposition during the first innings of the ongoing Hyderabad Test against India. ANI

Hostility to homosexuality is still rife in modern Football
Twelve years after football's only openly gay player killed himself, his niece has started a campaign to break the grip of homophobia in Britain's football circles. ANI

Asian Games: India wins first gold, in fifth position
Guangzhou (China): Defending Asian Games billiards champion Pankaj Advani made it a Super Sunday for India here by winning the first gold of the Asian Games 2010 for his country in the English Billiards Singles event after the shooters added a silver and a bronze to India's medals tally. ANI

It's our "sole prerogative" to select World Cup squad: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refuted the impression that they will follow the International Cricket Council's instructions while selecting the country's provisional squad for next year's World Cup. ANI

"Zulqarnain Haider has behaved very childishly": Afridi
Appalled by runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider's odd behaviour, Pakistan One-day International captain Shahid Afridi has termed his step to desert the team midway through South Africa series in Dubai as 'childish'. ANI

Andy Carroll paid thousands in compensation to woman he attacked
Football star Andy Carroll paid 11,000 pounds in fees and compensation in an out-of-court settlement with the woman he viciously attacked outside a nightclub. ANI

85-year-old Dan Campbell dares to zip across River Foyle
Former Derry City footballer Dan Campbell aged 85 will zip across the River Foyle to raise money for Foyle Search and Rescue along with 200 people. ANI

Stuart Appleby wins Australian Masters
Australian golfer Stuart Appleby has won the Australian Masters by one shot with the help of a near flawless final-round charge at Melbourne's Victoria Golf Club on Sunday. ANI

Pak World Cup squad subject to ICC clearance
The announcement of Pakistan's probables in 2011 World Cup will be subject to clearance by the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit. ANI

Kiwi fringe cricketers on IPL radar
Some of New Zealand's anonymous domestic cricketers are likely to make it to the cash-rich Indian Premier League franchises. ANI

Krejza should be recalled for Ashes: Mark Waugh
Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh has said that the National Selection Panel (NSP) should recall off-spinner Jason Krejzad for the Ashes. ANI

Salman Butt's lawyer opts out of spot-fixing case
Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt's lawyer has withdrawn from the spot-fixing case, expressing doubt over 'getting justice' for his client. ANI

Wahab Riaz ruled out of Pak-SA Test series due to injury
Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing Test against South Africa after straining a muscle. ANI

Pak NA Sports Committee chief resigns over govt's apathy towards cricket
The chairman of Pakistan's National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports has resigned in frustration over the dismal state of affairs in national cricket, and the government's apathy towards the implementation of recommendations made by the committee for the betterment of sports in the country. ANI

Sammy confident of West Indies giving off their best against Sri Lanka
West Indies captain Darren Sammy is confident that his team can put in a solid performance as they seek their maiden Test victory in Sri Lanka in the three-match series starting in Galle on Monday. ANI

Pietersen relishes England's big test in Australia
England batsman Kevin Pietersen's poor form since his last Test hundred in March 2009 has been unfathomable to connoisseurs of the sport. From being regarded as the team's most talented batsman, KP has stuttered and stalled, lost panache at the crease, and has been painful to watch, but now he is relishing the prospect of making a change against the old enemy-Australia. ANI

Rachel Uchitel breaks her silence on Tiger Woods affair
Tiger Woods' mistress Rachel Uchitel has finally revealed her life story, which involves the death of her fiance in the September Twin tower attack that left her into a series of bad relationships, including her doomed love affair with the golfer. ANI

Bollinger puts his hand up for Ashes selection
New South Wales tearaway Doug Bollinger has declared himself fit for Ashes selection with a telling spell at the Rosedale Oval here, ahead of the naming of the Australian squad on Monday. ANI

Swann has always been a talented cricketer: Hussey
Australia's Mr. Cricket Mike Hussey has said that he has always seen England off-spinner Graeme Swann as a relaxed and talented cricketer. ANI

The Englishman who has always put belief back into Mike Hussey
If there is anyone that Western Australian batsman and Australia's Mr. Cricket Mike Hussey would doff his hat to after he decides to hang up his gloves, it would be former Northamptonshire coach and now head coach of Canterbury in New Zealand Bob Carter. ANI

Haye wins 'Battle of Britain' in style to retain WBA heavyweight title
WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye retained his crown in the 'Battle of Britain' with a third-round stoppage of 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medallist Audley Harrison in Manchester's MEN Arena. ANI

Australia's insecurity over Ashes selection 'good thing' for England: Strauss
England skipper Andrew Strauss reckons that Australia's insecurity over their Ashes squad selection could work in his team's favour. ANI

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