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Asiad hockey: Sandeep Singh strikes twice as India beats Pak 3-2 to enter semis
Penalty-corner specialist Sandeep Singh converted two shot corners as India stormed into the Asian Games men's hockey semifinals with a 3-2 win over Pakistan here on Saturday. ANI

Indian bowlers leave Kiwis tottering on first day of Nagpur Test
Indian bowlers worked in tandem on Saturday to paralyze the New Zealand batting order after they elected to bat first in the third and final Test match being played at Nagpur's Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. ANI

Hughes accuses Mancini of secretly stealing his job at Man City
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini's predecessor Mark Hughes has accused him of secretly plotting to take his job. ANI

Terry eyeing early return after miracle recovery
Chelsea skipper John Terry could be back in action in just a few days after fears were expressed that it could take several months for his injury to heal. ANI

Mystery surrounds Shoaib Malik's Asian Games village stay sans 'accreditation card'
Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik's conspicuous presence at the Guangzhou Asian Games athletes' village has surprised his country's contingent there, as the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has denied issuing him any accreditation card- a prerequisite for his stay. ANI

Zardari, Gilani hail Pak's historic cricket gold at Asian Games
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani have congratulated the national women's cricket team for making history by beating Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the finals to clinch the first Asian Games women's cricket gold. ANI

Inside the marriage of Tony Parker's sexting gal pal
Tony Parker's sexting gal pal Erin Barry is a real-life desperate housewife and Catholic-school girl turned bad. ANI

Warne tweets his disgust over Oz selectors' decision to drop Hauritz
Spin legend Shane Warne has criticized the Australian selectors for dropping Nathan Hauritz from the 13-man Ashes squad for the Gabba Test. ANI

Man with golden heart Drogba dedicated to helping world's sick
Chelsea's ace striker Didier Drogba is not like any other footballer indulging in extravagance or cheating their partners, but is a man with a golden heart dedicated to helping the world's sick. ANI

'Cash-for-vote-scam' will not damage England 2018 World Cup bid: Blatter
Fifa President Sepp Blatter has claimed that England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup would not be affected by the Sunday Times investigation, following which two Fifa officials were banned for alleged corruption while four others were suspended. ANI

"I've never taken fixing allegations seriously": Kamran Akmal
Even as uncertainty prevails over Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal's future following his implication in the spot-fixing scandal, the discarded wicketkeeper denies taking the 'fixing' allegations against him "seriously," and says that he has not seen any fellow player do anything inappropriate on the field during his eight-year stint. ANI

Australia starting to settle down ahead of Ashes opener against England: Roebuck
After two weeks of introspection and a fortnight of combative cricket, Australia is starting to settle down in time for the Ashes opener against England, noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

I am not the next Shane Warne, says Doherty
Uncapped left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty, who has been included in the Australian squad for the Ashes first Test at the expense of Nathan Hauritz, has said that he is not the next Shane Warne. ANI

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere cautioned over street assault
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has received a police caution for common assault over a street brawl in Kensington, London. ANI

McGrath's idea of a honeymoon - cricket lunch
While most people prefer flying off to a holiday destination right after marriage, Glenn McGrath's idea of a honeymoon was different - spending the first day of his second marriage with cricketing mates. ANI

Cash-stripped Barmy Army to be a reduced battalion for current Ashes series
England's 'Barmy Army' may not make it to Australia in full force to witness the upcoming Ashes series, as it appears to be cash stripped. ANI

England on a roll ahead of Ashes opener with 10 wicket drubbing of Australia A
England got a perfect boost for the first Test when they beat Australia A at the Bellerive Oval. ANI

Smith's embarrassing first-ball duck after getting selected in Oz Ashes squad
Young all-rounder Steve Smith, who was named in the 13 man Ashes squad for the first Test, made an embarrassing first-ball duck for Australia A on Saturday against England. ANI

Gabba curse awaiting visiting England team for Ashes opener
The Gabba in Brisbane, which will host the first Ashes Test starting on November 25, is being viewed as the most dreaded venue for the visiting England team, as Australia has not lost a Test in the stadium since 1988-89. ANI

Uncapped Doherty, Smith in Oz squad in place of Hauritz for first Ashes Test
The Australian selectors have named uncapped spinners Xavier Doherty and Steve Smith in the 13-man Australian squad for the first Ashes Test, dumping Nathan Hauritz. ANI

Yoga keeps the Beckhams together
David Beckham and his wife Victoria do yoga together to keep the spark alive in their 11-year-long marriage. ANI

Botham backs England to 'dish out an emphatic defeat' for Australia
Former England all-rounder Ian Botham is tipping the Andrew Strauss-led England team to score an "emphatic" first away Ashes series win in more than two decades. ANI

Trott won't stop his 'annoying' crease ritual even if it drives bowlers mad
Jonathan Trott, who has been dubbed as England's most controversial and annoying player, has said that he cannot understand what the fuss is about. ANI

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