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Shooter Rathore underscores importance of fitness at Delhi School Skating Championship
The importance of maintaining physical fitness was underscored at the two-day Inter-School Roller Skating Championship 2010, which was held here under the aegis of the Netaji Subhash Sports and Welfare Association. ANI

Jenson Button goes wobbly after too much bubbly
British Formula One driver Jenson Button was seen looking wobbly on his feet after he left a London nightclub, and was helped into his car. ANI

Time running out for Hauritz, as other Oz tweakers make Sheffield Shield impact
Time appears to be running out for Test off-spinner Nathan Huaritz. ANI

Johnson says confidence as a bowler has returned
Having scored an unbeaten 121 for Western Australia against Victoria on Thursday, anyone would have thought that Mitchell Johnson would be satisfied with that performance in the run-up to the Ashes, but no, he was even more thrilled to snare Victorian batsman Aaron Finch with a snorter. ANI

Punter can't keep gambling on costly hook: Roebuck
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting would need to be mindful of not repeating his weakness for impulsively hooking the short ball when he squares up against England in the Ashes series that begins from November 25, says columnist Peter Roebuck. ANI

Waqar Younis in favour of separate teams for Test, ODI, T20 matches
The time has come to make separate cricket teams for Test, ODI and Twenty20 matches, Pakistan team coach Waqar Younis has said. ANI

Australian stars finally find form ahead of Ashes opener
Australia's faltering preparations for the upcoming Ashes series have finally received a boost following strong performances by key players Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson. ANI

Ashes 2010: England could face cracker of a pitch at the WACA again
There are signs that the WACA may be on the verge of regaining the pace that made it the most ferocious Test surface in the world after an earthquake-like crack running down the length of the pitch almost caused the abandonment of a second XI match between Western Australia and New South Wales. ANI

'Breaking silence on Woods affair' headline was misleading: Rachel Uchitel
Tiger Woods' ex mistress Rachel Uchitel is reportedly not happy with the UK's Daily Mail headline saying she "breaks her silence on her affair with Tiger Woods". ANI

The Ashes 2010: England's beanpole bowlers have a big advantage
Tall bowlers have the best averages, and according to England bowling coach David Saker, Steve Finn, Chris Tremlett and Stuart Broad, who are the tallest group to represent England, will not be an exception to that rule when the Ashes series gets underway from November 25. ANI

Gerrard hurt, Liverpool may seek 0.5-million-pound compensation from FA
A furious Liverpool could demand almost 500,000-pound compensation from the Football Association (FA) after Steven Gerrard was ruled out for a month. ANI

Pak crush Bangladesh to win women's cricket gold in Asian Games, Japan bag bronze
Pakistan crushed Bangladesh by ten wickets to win the first-ever Asian Games women's cricket tournament in Guangzhou on Friday. ANI

Terry says not bitter or angry about losing England captaincy
Chelsea skipper John Terry has said that he is not bitter or angry about losing the England captaincy. ANI

NSW's Hauritz helps Tasmania to win dramatic Sheffield Shield match
Test contenders Nathan Hauritz and Doug Bollinger were left with red faces after Tasmania snuck home to grab a thrilling outright win in the Sheffield Shield game against NSW at the SCG on Friday. ANI

'Joker' Swann will prove to be a 'world-beater' in Ashes series, says brother
Graeme Swann's brother Alec reckons that the England off-spinner will be a force to reckon with when the first Ashes Test against Australia begins on November 25. ANI

Soderling vows to destroy Murray's title hopes again
Robin Soderling, who takes on Andy Murray in the opening game of the Barclays World Tour finals at the O2 on Sunday, has vowed to destroy British No.1 title hopes again. ANI

Man City to take 50 million pound dip in selling players
Manchester City chiefs have decided to take a 50 million pound dip on selling five players. ANI

Kaspro warns England about Gabba ahead of Ashes Test
Former Australian and Queensland fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz has warned England that they can expect some surprises when they take on Australia in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba from November 25. ANI

Aussies, a sorry lot in 'saggy' green caps: Atherton
Former England cricket captain Michael Atherton has endorsed News Limited cricket writer Robert Craddock view that Australia's cricketers are too soft; are paid too much and their young players are too mollycoddled, too much too soon. ANI

Tony Parker was not blindsided when Eva Longoria filed for divorce
NBA star Tony Parker has revealed that he was not blindsided when wife Eva Longoria filed for divorce. ANI

Gayle to play for WA in KFC Twenty20 Big Bash
West Indies opener Chris Gayle will return to play for Western Australia in the 2010-11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition. ANI

Bell scores 192 as England pile on runs against Australia A
Ian Bell warmed up for next week's first Ashes Test in Brisbane with a massive innings of 192 against Australia A. ANI

Man U all set to sign Danish keeper Lindegaard
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson plans to sign Danish keeper Anders Lindegaard in January. ANI

Tiger Woods says he's 'infinitely happier' than he was a year ago
Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods has admitted that he is "infinitely" happier now than he was before the s*x scandal that ended his marriage. ANI

Vuvuzelas banned for Saturday's Harvard-Yale game
Vuvuzelas, the slim obnoxious horns that were a constant fixture at soccer games during this year's World Cup football tournament in South Africa, will not have a presence in the Ivy League's biggest football game of the year between Harvard and Yale. ANI

All about McGrath, Leonardi's 'simple and intimate' wedding ceremony
Cricket legend Glenn McGrath went to extraordinary lengths to keep prying eyes away from his wedding to Sara Leonardi. ANI

Pietersen's inability to handle left-arm spin, not giant ego his Achilles heel
England batsman Kevin Pietersen's inability to handle left-arm spin bowling with confidence has strengthened Xavier Doherty's chances of playing in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. ANI

Black Caps on brink of creating history in India
New Zealand cricket team, which has been riddled with self doubt and inconsistencies in recent years, is on the brink of creating history if they beat India in the third Test starting on November 20. ANI

Jack Wilshere 'had s*x with lap-dancer' behind girlfriend's back
Jack Wilshere, the 18-year-old England footballer, went behind his girlfriend's back for s*x with a blonde lap-dancer. ANI

Kiwi pacer gatecrashes selection meeting to plead for inclusion in Nagpur Test
New Zealand fast bowler Andy McKay is hopeful of getting a chance to attack the Indian batting line up in the third test at Nagpur after gate crashing a team selection meeting to personally state his case for inclusion. ANI

Kiwis hope new opening pair will repeat performance in Nagpur Test
New Zealand hopes that their new opening pair of Tim McIntosh and Brendon McCullum will repeat their performance in the third Test against India, the world's top ranked Test nation. ANI

Bond wants Vettori to quit selector role for his own and team's good
Former pacer Shane Bond wants New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori to step down as selector of the cricket team for his own good and that of the team. ANI

Tony Parker 'only had sexting relationship with Erin Barry'
Eva Longoria's hubby Tony Parker never had a physical relationship with Erin Barry, wife of his former teammate Brent Barry, reveal a source. ANI

Sania dedicates opening Asian Games victory to hubby Shoaib
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dedicated her opening Asian Games win to her husband and former Pakistan cricket captain, Shoaib Malik. ANI

Glamour days 'over' for Tiger Woods' porn star mistress
It looks like Tiger Woods' porn star mistress Joslyn James' glamour days are gone. ANI

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