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Sehwag, Dravid send Kiwis on leather hunt on day one of Ahmedabad Test
Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid scored centuries and shared a 237-run second wicket partnership to dominate day one of the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday. ANI

Education, not helmets, stops rugby concussions: Study
A new review has suggested that mouth guards and headgear have little or no impact on reducing concussions in rugby players. ANI

Mike Tyson 'follows what wife says'
It seems controversial boxer Mike Tyson does as his wife tells him. ANI

Bollinger and Siddle to fight for final pacer slot in Oz team for Ashes opener
The Australian selectors are still undecided over the choice of the third fast bowler, as they decide the make-up of the team's pace attack for the first Test at the Gabba. ANI

Bell determined to score big to lay to rest his Ashes demons
England batsman Ian Bell, who has a meager average of 25.68 in 13 Tests against Australia, is determined to score big during the upcoming series against Australia, to lay to rest his Ashes demons. ANI

Hogan won't let England quickly adjust to bouncier Oz pitches: Arthur
Western Australian coach Mickey Arthur has said that pacer Michael Hogan will pose a significant threat to England's bid to immediately adjust to Australia's bouncier pitches. ANI

England will use build-up matches to harden minds, bodies for Ashes: Strauss
Captain Andrew Strauss has said England will play their build-up matches like Tests to harden their minds and bodies for The Ashes. ANI

England's Barmy Army reduced to a battalion in Australia ahead of Ashes
England's Barmy Army will be reduced to a battalion this winter because Australia has become ultra-expensive. ANI

Kirsten gets the 'Wright' stuff for Indian coaching
The Indian cricket team's South African coach Gary Kirsten credits former New Zealand captain and ex-coach John Wright for providing him with insights on how to approach one of the toughest and most demanding jobs in the game. ANI

Spot-fixing shadow not hampering Pak's performance in South Africa ODI series: Afridi
Pakistan ODI skipper Shahid Afridi has dismissed suggestions that the recent 'spot-fixing' allegations were behind his team's poor performance in the ongoing series against South Africa. ANI

Aussies need to start playing cricket to stop speculation of calamity: Roebuck
Calamity has befallen Australian cricket, and according to columnist Peter Roebuck, Australia needs to start playing cricket to stop the orgy of speculation observed of late. ANI

Lalit Modi says has no plans to return to India to answer corruption charges
Former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi has stressed at a London conference that he was not hiding, but would not consider returning to India to answer corruption charges. ANI

Suspended Pak trio should approach CAS to get spot-fixing clean chit: Sarfraz Nawaz
Former Pakistani bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has urged suspended Test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif to take their cases to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). ANI

North denies rumours of replacing Ponting as Test skipper
Marcus North has denied speculation about him replacing Ricky Ponting as Australia's next Test captain. ANI

Oz selectors have put Ashes campaign in jeopardy: Slater
Former opener Michael Slater has said the Australian selectors failure to take tough decisions has put the team's Ashes campaign in serious jeopardy. ANI

Cricket South Africa to probe revelations in Gibbs autobiography
The legal team of Cricket South Africa will look into a host of damaging allegations made in a controversial autobiography released by out of form opener Herschelle Gibbs this week. ANI

Ferguson called into Australia one-day team
South Australian Callum Ferguson, who scored a blazing century against Western Australian last week, has been called into the Australian one-day squad for the rest of the one-day series with Sri Lanka. ANI

Scandal-hit Rooney to get a Guy Fawkes bonfire greeting
A bonfire society has revealed that it plans to give scandal-hit Manchester United star Wayne Rooney a Guy Fawkes bonfire greeting over the weekend. ANI

ICC asks suspended Pak players to be cautious over statements
The International Cricket Council has directed Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Amir to be cautious in giving statements regarding their suspension over the 'spot-fixing' scandal. ANI

Oz inability to destroy opposing teams a serious issue: Clarke
Stand in skipper Michael Clarke has said that inability to destroy opposing teams is becoming a serious issue for the Australian team. ANI

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