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Sports News on November 28, 2010

Strauss angry with himself over cheap dismissal in Ashes opener
England captain Andrew Strauss has expressed disappointment over his own failure as a batsman in getting out to part-time spinner Marcus North in the second innings of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. ANI

Commonwealth Games, Asiad inspires girls to hone their skills in athletics
Girls from villages are undergoing tough practice in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi District to hone their skills in athletics after being inspired by the recent Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. ANI

Quadrush 2010 enthralls participants in Ropar
Quadrush 2010, an adventure sport event, enthralled participants in Punjab's Ropar District over the weekend. ANI

Absence of key players in Guwahati ODI disappoints cricket fans
Cricket fans expressed disappointment over key players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni being rested for the first One Day International (ODI) against the touring New Zealand team here on Sunday. ANI

Afghan women soccer team challenges Taliban despite death threat
Afghan women seem to have gained in confidence in the absence of the Taliban, especially as far as sports are concerned, as many of them have been spotted playing football despite facing death threats. ANI

Kohli hits ton as India wins Guwahati ODI against New Zealand
Indian batsman Virat Kohli scored a century to help India beat New Zealand by 40 runs in the first one-day international and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here on Sunday. ANI

FIFA should be begging England to stage 2018 World Cup: Venables
Former England football manager Terry Venables has said that, England never should have bid for the 2018 World Cup, but should have allowed FIFA to beg it to stage it. ANI

Brisbane Ashes Test: England take up Oz challenge, end Day 4 on 309 for 1
England on Sunday responded strongly to Australia in their second innings in the first Ashes Test here, scoring 309 for the loss of skipper Andrew Strauss's wicket. ANI

BCCI final decision on Kochi IPL franchise on December 5
The owners of the beleaguered Kochi Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise have survived the axe momentarily with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) deferring its decision to December 5. ANI

Johnson needs urgent correction to technique to remain potent bowling force: Fleming
Former Australian bowler Damien Fleming believes that Mitchell Johnson must address some technical deficiencies to rediscover his match-winning form. ANI

Ashes hero Duncan Fletcher could help Kiwis as specialist consultant on India tour
Former England and South Africa coach Duncan Fletcher will reportedly join the Black Caps in India as a specialist consultant. ANI

Finn hungry to be England's most consistent bowler
England fast bowler Steven Finn has claimed to have been his team's most inconsistent bowler despite taking a six-wicket haul in the ongoing first Test of the Ashes series in Brisbane. ANI

Kiwi cricketers need 'intense' Oz system exposure to be world class: Edgar
Former New Zealand cricketer Bruce Edgar has urged New Zealand Cricket to strike a deal with Cricket Australia to allow their best young talent to be immersed in the "intense" Australian system. ANI

Inspired England bowling in Ashes opener hardest I've ever had to face: Haddin
Australia's centurion in the Ashes opener in Brisbane, wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin, has said that England's bowling on day three was the toughest he has ever had to face in Test cricket. ANI

'Tainted' Pak cricketers likely to be charged following landmark UK AG ruling
Suspended Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir are likely to be charged in the spot-fixing scandal after a landmark ruling by Britain's Attorney General. ANI

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