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Sports News on November 5, 2010

Darrell Hair's call for 'chucking' in 1995 was shocking: Muralidaran
Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralidaran has said that he was shocked when umpire Darrell Hair called him seven times in three overs for his action in 1995.I was shocked. Darrell Hair had umpired me so many times before. Before the match I had bowled 10 overs in Sydney in a one-day game ANI

Bowlers like Warne, Kumble come once every three or four generations: Muralidaran
Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralidaran believes that it will be very difficult to find bowlers similar to him and his Australian and India counterparts -Shane Warne and Anil Kumble. ANI

Ashley Cole caught in nightclub scuffle
English footballer Ashley Cole was caught in a scuffle as he left a club with two short-skirted WAG wannabes. ANI

'David Hasselhoff of cricket' Swann key to England's Ashes victory, says Warne
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has said that off-spinner Graeme Swann holds the key to England's chances of winning the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

Webber hits out at Red Bull for favouring teammate Vettel
Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber has hit out at his Red Bull team for favouring his teammate Sebastian Vettel. ANI

Brit football club to become first to offer university degree for game
A football club in Britain is set to become the first to offer a university degree about the game. ANI

England to adopt 'no mercy' approach towards 'struggling' Aussies in Ashes
England has adopted a "no mercy" approach after reports of disharmony in the Australian team over Michael Clarke's vice-captaincy and the fact that the hosts have lost six straight international matches. ANI

Month long ship trip for cricket tour best way to build team spirit: Oz legend Davidson
Australian Test great Alan Davidson has said that a month at sea on a ship bound for England is the best way to build team spirit, but it is an alien concept to modern cricketers. ANI

Australia's cricket superpower role not in crisis: Warne
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne believes that reports of Australia's death as a cricket superpower are greatly exaggerated, and predicted that they will win the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

No end to 'glazed and legless' Gazza's drinking woes
Seems that former England football star Paul Gascoigne is just not being able to overcome his drinking problem, as he had to be helped back to his hotel by a friend on Thursday. ANI

England must charm locals to win Ashes Down Under: Arthur
Former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur, who plotted the Proteas victory Down Under, has said that England must charm the locals if they want to beat Australia. ANI

Bopanna-Qureshi duo advance to quarterfinals in Valencia ATP championship
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan has advanced into the quarterfinals of the ATP World Tour Championship men's doubles event in Valencia, Spain. ANI

New cricket law to eliminate athletic boundary-line catching
Athletic boundary-line catching and run-saving in cricket have become harder under one of eight minor changes to the rules of cricket, which took effect from October 1. ANI

Football managers pace 25 miles a season during games, reveals study
A new study has revealed that top Premiership managers cover more than 25 miles a season just pacing up and down during games. ANI

Current Pak team not good enough for international cricket: Mudassar Nazar
Former Pakistani opening batsman Mudassar Nazar insists that the recent poor results of the national team reflects that the team is not one of the best outfits in recent times. ANI

ODI call-up not precursor to Ashes berth: Ferguson
Callum Ferguson, who replaced injured Shaun Marsh in Australia's limited overs squad, doesn't consider his ODI call-up a precursor to an Ashes berth. ANI

Sangakkara wants team to improve after miraculous win over Australia
Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara wants the team to show considerable improvement after their miraculous one-day cricket win over Australia. ANI

'Recuperating' Tanvir dropped from Pak squad for South Africa Test series
Pakistani fast bowler Sohail Tanvir has been dropped from the Test squad for the upcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates. ANI

Indian Rowing team eyes gold at Asian Games
The members of Indian Rowing team have expressed confidence of winning gold in the upcoming Asian Games in China. ANI

North says nothing to hide from England ahead of Ashes
Marcus North has said it would have been pointless to have withdrawn from today's tour match against England to deny the tourists a look at him before the Ashes. ANI

Prior wants England to get into winning habit early on Ashes tour
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has targeted a winning start to inspire a run of success on the challenging tour of Australia. ANI

Oz cricket greats back Clarke as Ponting successor
Former Australian cricket captain and well known commentator Richie Benaud has backed Michael Clarke to succeed Ricky Ponting as Test captain despite reports of dressing room dissent. ANI

Fifa row may have blown away England's 2018 World Cup bid chances
England's 2018 World Cup bid has suffered a blow after a British daily investigation into the bidding process, according to a key member of the campaign team. ANI

Becks dismisses US citizenship rumours
Former England captain David Beckham has dismissed reports that he wants US citizenship, insisting he is still very much an Englishman. ANI

Bradman's iconic 'backyard cricket' bats up for grabs
Legendary cricketer Sir Donald Bradman's bat used for playing cricket in his backyard will go under hammer on Sunday and is expected to fetch around 15,000 to 20,000 dollars. ANI

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