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Sports News on November 16, 2010

McCullum's double ton earns Kiwis comfortable draw in Hyderabad Test
New Zealand's Brendon McCullum scored a career best maiden double century on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to ensure a morale-boosting draw against hosts India. ANI

Irregularities in CWG will be examined, guilty will not be spared: Gill
Union Sports Minister M.S. Gill said on Monday all irregularities in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games will be examined and the guilty will not be spared. ANI

Posh beats me at boxing game, says Becks
Soccer ace David Beckham has revealed that his wife Victoria beats him when they play boxing video game. ANI

Becks' boys tease him over his English accent
David Beckham is often teased by his three sons because of his accent, reveals the football star. ANI

'Neighbour from hell' Rooney sends local property prices plummeting!
British footballer Wayne Rooney is said to be causing local property prices to go down, the reason being that no one wants to live next to him. ANI

Hewitts release pics of newborn baby girl in OK! Magazine
Tennis player Lleyton Hewitt and his wife actress Rebecca 'Bec' Cartwright have released pictures of their newborn baby girl in OK! Magazine. ANI

Brit boxing chiefs to probe Haye's reported betting claims
WBA champion David Haye may be in trouble with boxing chiefs despite withdrawing his claim that he engineered a betting coup in his knockout win over Audley Harrison. ANI

Terry fears injury will sideline him for months
Chelsea skipper John Terry fears that he may be sidelined for months due to a nerve problem in his right leg. ANI

Beleaguered Pak hockey team will "bounce back strongly": PHF Secretary
Pakistan hockey will soon revive its lost glory, as the Greenshirts have been put on the right track and will start producing desired results as early as in the ongoing Asian Games in Guangzhou, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Asif Bajwa has said. ANI

Tyson considers a move into the restaurant business
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is in talks with Moshe Malamud of the Franklin Mint to launch a high-end restaurant chain. ANI

Scherzinger consoles Hamilton after he fails to win F1 world championship
Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger acted as a supporting pillar to boyfriend Lewis Hamilton after he failed to clinch the Formula One World Championship in Abu Dhabi. ANI

Ashes loss could cause upheaval in Oz squad: Taylor
Former Test captain Mark Taylor has warned that Australian cricket must brace itself for considerable upheaval should the Ashes be lost at home this summer. ANI

Ponting, Hilditch back Johnson to come out of form slump
Chief selector Andrew Hilditch and skipper Ricky Ponting are confident that out of form pacer Mitchell Johnson will perform better during the Ashes series. ANI

Ferguson prepared for more verbal onslaught from Anderson, Broad
Callum Ferguson is ready for more verbal onslaught from England pacers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad during the England VS Australia A match in Hobart. ANI

Hughes vows to fight back after being left out of Oz Ashes squad
Opener Philip Hughes, who was not selected in the Australian 17-man Ashes squad, has vowed to fight back and regain his place in the team. ANI

England to focus on their own preparations: Gooch
England assistant coach Graham Gooch has said that they would be focusing on their own preparations for this week's clash with Australia A rather than causing problems for some young Ashes squad members. ANI

Hauritz is Australia's No.1 spinner, says Warne
Former leg spinner Shane Warne has declared Nathan Hauritz as Australia's No.1 spinner and added that he deserves his spot in the team for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. ANI

Delighted Broad ready to fire against Aussies at Gabba
England's test bowlers, including lanky Stuart Broad, will fly to Brisbane tomorrow, as they believe they have sufficient match practice to hit prime form against the Aussies on November 25. ANI

Ashes: Oz selectors have avoided difficult decision for another week
A former Australian cricketer has sarcastically said that the selectors should have named all 66 Sheffield Shield players in the Ashes squad after they announced a bulging preliminary squad of 17 for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. ANI

Is Michael Phelps dating Brittny Gastineau?
Rumours are abuzz that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is dating Brittny Gastineau, daughter of former Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau. ANI

Harrison apologises for woeful performance against WBA champ Haye
Audley Harrison has apologised for his woeful performance against David Haye on Saturday night. ANI

Vitali Klitschko wants a spring fight with David Haye
Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko says he wants to sign a contract with David Haye to fight in spring 2011 within "the next month". ANI

Man U's American owners to pay off PIK loans
Manchester United's American owners have revealed that they will pay off their high interest payment-in-kind (PIK) loans, estimated to be worth around 220 million pounds. ANI

Haye's insists that Harrison deserves 1.5 million pound payout
WBA champion David Haye insists Audley Harrison deserves his 1.5 million pound pay day for just seven minutes and 53 seconds of work. ANI

Harris vows to pound England if selected for first Ashes Test
Australia bowler Ryan Harris has vowed to pound England batsmen if he is selected for the first Ashes Test starting on November 25 at the Gabba. ANI

Hauritz says he is a better bowler than Doherty
Spinner Nathan Hauritz, whose place in the Australian Test team is in doubt, has said that he is a better bowler than Tasmanian Xavier Doherty who has also been included in an expanded 17-man Ashes squad. ANI

Arthur replies to PCB's legal notice, denies making any match-fixing claims against Pak
Former South Africa cricket coach Mickey Arthur, replying to the Pakistan Cricket Board's legal notice, has denied making any match-fixing accusations against the Pakistan side. ANI

Chappell says Hauritz likely to retain his Test position in Oz team
Australian selector Greg Chappell has hinted that Nathan Hauritz would almost certainly retain his place in the team for the first Test in Brisbane from November 25, and suggested that Xavier Doherty still has much to prove. ANI

India, China and South Korea comprise nearly half of international students in US
India, China and South Korea comprise nearly half (44 percent) of the total international students studying in American universities and colleges during the 2009/2010 academic year. ANI

Black Caps' odd couple openers feel they complement each other
New Zealand's new opening pair of Brendon McCullum and Tim McIntosh believe they complement each other, though many in cricketing circles view them as the odd couple. ANI

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