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Sports News on November 21, 2010

Kumble takes on Wadiyar in KSCA election in Bangalore
The much-awaited election of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) began here on Sunday. ANI

Punjab 20-20 Premier League kicks off in Ludhina
The Punjab Premier League (PPL), a twenty-20 cricket tournament at state-level, kicked off with a colourful ceremony here over the weekend. ANI

Preeja Sreedharan helps India win fourth gold at Asian Games
Long-distance runner Preeja Sreedharan bagged the fourth gold medal for India in the Guangzhou Asian Games in women's 10,000m race on Sunday. ANI

Lanka recalls pacer Kulasekara for second Test against Windies
Sri Lanka's cricket selectors have recalled fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara for the second Test against the West Indies starting in Colombo on Tuesday. ANI

England confident and raring to retain Ashes against Australia: Collingwood
England middle-order batsman Paul Collingwood insists that his team is prepared in the best possible way to retain the Ashes against Australia during the upcoming series. ANI

Australia holds slight Ashes edge over England: Waqar
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis believes that Australia's bowlers have the edge over England, and hold the key to an Ashes series victory. ANI

Slamming of Capello unwarranted, says Fergie
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that the flak heaped upon Capello is unwarranted, considering so many first-choice players, including his own club's Wayne Rooney, were missing. ANI

Pak hockey team should "play with attacking strategy" to win gold at Guangzhou: Islah
Former Pakistan captain Islahuddin has expressed hope that Pakistan can still win the hockey gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games in Guangzhou if they "play with an attacking strategy". ANI

Kiwis need to show spine to get India in Nagpur Test: Richardson
Former New Zealand opener Mark Richardson believes that the current Black Caps test team have shown top improvement and a ton of spine, and will have to display it during the ongoing Nagpur Test against India. ANI

Oz 'demons' would not trouble 'fortunate' England team: Broad
England fast bowler Stuart Broad believes that lack of Australian experience for his team is a psychological bonus rather than a hindrance. ANI

Smith 'quite surprised' at dumping of Hauritz for Ashes opener
Australian all-rounder Steven Smith has said that he is "quite surprised" at the dumping of off-spinner Nathan Hauritz in favour of uncapped left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty. ANI

Rehab clinic asks media to stop "harassing" Gazza
The Providence Projects, the rehabilitation clinic where Paul Gascoigne is being treated, has urged media to stop "harassing" the former England footballer, adding that media attention is "adding to his anxieties." ANI

We'll defy critics and step up for Ashes, says Watson
Shane Watson has described his achievement in winning over many of his critics as "satisfying" and credits his consistency and match-winning performances for it. He also said that this would be the approach of the Australian team when it takes on England in the Ashes series from November 25. ANI

Trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi helps India win third gold at Asian games
Trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi bagged the third gold medal for India in the Guangzhou Asian Games in men's double trap shooting event on Sunday. ANI

Tony Parker, Eva Longoria to settle divorce 'amicably'
It seems Tony Parker is committed to settling his divorce with Eva Longoria peacefully. ANI

Ashes 2010: Aussies hope to take a pot shot at Duncan Fletcher
One of the least respected figures in English cricket, Duncan Fletcher, has riled Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and coach Tim Nielsen by calling the Australian outfit the worst in 30 years. ANI

No reason to fault players for Chelsea's recent Premier League losses: Ancelotti
Chelsea FC coach Carlo Ancelotti has said while the club's back-to-back defeats to Sunderland and Birmingham were frustrating, there was no reason to fault the effort or the commitment of the players. ANI

Michael Clarke 'has no-smoking policy inside his plush Bondi pad'
It looks like no one is allowed to smoke inside cricketer Michael Clarke's plush Bondi pad. ANI

Collingwood backs England to overhaul 'Gabba curse' during Ashes opener
England middle-order batsman Paul Collingwood is confident that his team can overhaul 'the Gabba curse' when they play the Ashes opener against England from November 25. ANI

Criticism ahead of Ashes opener gives Aussies an edge over England: Hayden
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden believes that stinging criticism ahead of the Ashes series has given the home team an edge over an England team lulled by their smooth preparation. ANI

World's first International Cricket Hall of Fame honours Bradman
Australia has officially opened the world's first International Cricket Hall of Fame exhibition in New South Wales, to honour the legacy of Sir Donald Bradman at Bowral, where he developed his cricketing skills. ANI

Kenya Geoffrey Mutai wins Delhi Half Marathon
Kenya Geoffrey Mutai won the men's elite category race in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in 59:38secs while Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia won the women's race on Sunday. ANI

Mystery of Martina Navratilova's lesbian lover's 'murdered' baby
Following a year long battle with cancer, things don't seem to be getting tranquil for tennis star Martina Navratilova as her girlfriend Julia Lemigova's past has apparently cast a shadow over their relationship. ANI

Is Anna Kournikova married to Enrique Iglesias?
Rumours that Anna Kournikova has secretly married Enrique Iglesias were fuelled, after the former was spotted wearing a wedding ring. ANI

India in drivers seat against New Zealand in Nagpur Test
Indian batsmen toyed with the New Zealand bowling attack on Sunday to dominate day two of the third Test match being played at Nagpur's Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. ANI

Broad wants to 'throw the first punch' in Ashes series
England fast bowler Stuart Broad is determined to lead his team's bowling attack 'to throw the first punch' during the upcoming Ashes series in Australia. ANI

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