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Guangzhou Asian Games "one of best ever": OCA president
The Asian Games in Guangzhou would go down in history as "one of the best ever", Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said on Saturday. ANI

Equatorial Guinea,Nigerian footballers caught up in gender row
To field one man in a women's football team may be regarded as unfortunate. To field two looks like carelessness, or blatant cheating. ANI

Wolves female fans to wear club's own line of lingerie while cheering
A premier league team has come up with the idea of introducing their own line of lingerie for female fans to sport. ANI

Chelsea must get tough to win Premier League title: Mikel
Chelsea's Nigerian football star John Obi Mikel has told his team mates to get tough if they want to win this year's Premier League title. ANI

Man U stars showed me how to win, says Defoe
Jermain Defoe has never forgotten the lessons he learned while on England duty about the incredible will to win at Manchester United, and now, he sees that same 'never say die' spirit prevailing in the Tottenham Hotspur dressing room. ANI

"Yousuf should concentrate only on Test cricket": Moin Khan
Former Pakistan cricket captain Mohammad Yousuf should focus only on the Test format of the game, his compatriot and former wicketkeeper Moin Khan has said. ANI

PCB appoints Miandad as Pak team's 'batting consultant'
Former Pakistan cricket captain and current Director General of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Javed Miandad has been appointed as the batting consultant for the national cricket team. ANI

'PCB to give "fair chance" to Zulqarnain to explain his position before taking any action'
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it would give a 'fair chance' to runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider to explain his position, before taking any disciplinary action against him for deserting the team midway through the series against South Africa in the UAE earlier this month. ANI

Ancelotti says he's 'safe' but under pressure as Chelsea manager
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he is under pressure to get his team to perform, but insists that club owner Roman Abramovich is "happy" for him to stay on despite the team's latest flop. ANI

Pakistan slams India over no-show at Asiad cricket tournament
Pakistan has slammed India for snubbing the XVIth Asian Games by refusing to send its cricket team there. ANI

Latif backs Afghanistan to gain Test status
Afghanistan coach Rashid Latif has said that Test status for his team could prove vital for development of the game in the war-torn country. ANI

Hussey, Haddin tons put Australia in command against England in Ashes opener
Australian batsmen Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin hit centuries on Saturday to lift the hosts to a commanding 221-run first-innings lead over England on day three of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. ANI

Pot shots taken at "Hot Spot" for failing test of infallibility
Cricket's electronic eye, "Hot Spot", has had its first major Ashes glitch when debate raged over whether Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke had edged a ball on the opening day of the Brisbane Test. ANI

Mourinho jibes Wenger over Arsenal's protracted trophy drought
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has launched a vicious attack on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger over the English club's failure to win a trophy in the last five years. ANI

Everton manager Moyes says Beckham 'just needs to call' for him to be hired
Everton manager David Moyes has said that he would like to sign David Beckham on a short-term loan from Los Angeles Galaxy during the midwinter transfer window. ANI

Siddle credits England's bowling coach David Saker for hat- trick
Australian hat-trick hero Peter Siddle has rubbed salt into England's wounds by revealing the debt he owes to their bowling coach David Saker. ANI

Indian athletes receive grand welcome for bagging Asian Games laurels
Indian athletes were accorded a warm welcome in various parts of the country on Friday after bringing national glory through their performance at the XVIth Asian Games being held in Guangzhou, China.ajrang Lal Thakur and Manjeet Kaur along with ace Haryana pugilist Vijender Singh received a grand welcome in Jaipur, Jalandhar and Bhiwani. ANI

Oz experience 'massive learning curve' for me: Finn
England fast bowler Steven Finn has termed his first taste of cricket in Australia as a "massive learning curve". ANI

Taylor must 'get back to his best' for Kiwis to upset India in ODI series
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor's form would be crucial for the Blacks Caps' chances of wining the five-match ODI series against India, a noted cricket columnist has said. ANI

Sports marketing guru Migala sold on Oz Big Bash concept after watching Ashes
American sports marketing guru Dan Migala is convinced the Twenty20 Big Bash concept can be a booming success after being suitably immersed by the Super Bowl-style atmosphere of an Ashes Test. ANI

Indian hockey stars return from Asian Games with bronze
The Indian hockey team arrived in New Delhi on Friday after bagging a bronze medal in the XVIth Asian Games being held in Guangzhou, China. ANI

'Want to play in the World Cup in India, which is special to me': Lee
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has said that next year's World Cup in the Indian sub-continent is his focus after putting in another impressive domestic performance for New South Wales. ANI

Indian-origin doctor removes cancer from coach Flower's eye
England cricket team coach Andy Flower missed the second day's play of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba as he was in hospital being operated by an Indian-origin doctor for the removal of a melanoma, a type of skin cancer, from close to his right eye. ANI

Boris Becker says he had a facelift when he was 43
Tennis legend Boris Becker has shocked fans by confessing that he had a facelift at the age of 43. ANI

Indian cricketers gear up for ODI series against Kiwis in Guwahati
The Indian cricket team had a practice session at the stadium here ahead of the first of five one-day international series against New Zealand. ANI

Tiger Woods has 'turned a page' 1 year after s*x scandal
It's been a year since that fateful late night car crash unravelled Tiger Woods' private life - and the sportsman has said that he has 'turned a page' since then. ANI

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