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Depressed Tevez visits psychiatrist
Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez made three secret visits to a psychiatrist after being allowed back to Argentina to see his family in a desperate bid to cure his depression. ANI

Ban on barbecues to leave Chinese food lovers' 'mouth watering' during Asian Games
Chinese lovers of barbecue food seem to have been disappointed by the news that major barbecue venues in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong province, have been closed to ensure good air quality for the upcoming 2010 Asian Games and Asian Para Games. ANI

Ponting rubbishes 'made up' stories about Oz team disharmony
Ricky Ponting has angrily refuted "completely made up" reports of disharmony in the Australian cricket team as the crunch Ashes series looms. ANI

Hamilton ready to do the samba in Brazil
Lewis Hamilton, who is pumped ahead of his do or die Formula One race of his career in Brazil, has said that he is ready to do the samba. ANI

Lampard backs uncle Redknapp to be England's next boss
England midfielder Frank Lampard has backed his uncle Harry Redknapp to succeed team boss Fabio Capello. ANI

Watson out to end his hoodoo at Gabba
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is determined to see his team come up with a pre-Ashes confidence-booster against Sri Lanka at the Gabba here on Sunday in the third and one-day cricket international. ANI

Ashley Cole warned to 'beware of gold diggers'
England and Chelsea ace Ashley Cole was seen leaving a nightclub with two skimpily dressed babes this week. ANI

Fergie packs struggling Rooney off to US boot camp
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been packed off by manager Sir Alex Ferguson to America to regain his form. ANI

Ex-Oz cricketer Jones calls for two coaches to ensure success
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has said that it is time for the Australian cricket team to have two separate coaches - one for the Test team and one coach for the one-day and Twenty20 teams. ANI

Give proof of 2007 SA-Pak Lahore match being fixed or face legal action: PCB to Arthur
Hitting back at former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur over his claims that a 2007 One-day International against Pakistan in Lahore might have been 'fixed,' the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked him to either prove his claims or face legal action. ANI

Cricket Australia dismisses concern over low turn out for ODI series
Dismissing concerns over poor crowd turn out for one-day series against Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has maintained that one-day cricket was far from dead and still remains most popular among the fans. ANI

KP to sport 'soup-strainer' moustache in Brisbane Test
England star batsman Kevin Pietersen has rekindled one of cricket's lost arts - the moustache. e England batsman will go into the first Ashes Test in Brisbane later this month sporting a soup-strainer he has grown for the charity Movember, The Sun reports ANI

Aussies in trouble, need to change and improve performance: SMH
While captain Ricky Ponting feels that the Australian cricket team retains its positive frame of mind despite a Twenty20 loss and a one-day series loss to Sri Lanka, the view beyond the dressing room is that the team is in trouble, and is being outplayed by their opponents to frequently to remain in a zone of comfort. ANI

We want to become world's No.1 team, hold Ashes urn for two decades: Broad
England is not only aiming to retain the Ashes this summer in Australia, but also wants to become the world's No.1 team and hold on to the coveted urn for another two decades. ANI

Soul searching KP is bad news for Australia ahead of Ashes
England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen has arrived in Australia with his game in working order and purpose renewed, according to noted columnist Peter Roebuck. ANI

English ladies footie team scores 41-nil!
English ladies footie team Keynsham Town Ladies Reserves has made history by winning Somerset County Women's League against Somerton and Langport Ladies by 41 goals. ANI

Boris Becker ordered to pay wedding minister 1,200 pounds
A Swiss court has ordered Boris Becker to pay 1,200 pounds to the pastor who presided over his second wedding to the Dutch model Sharlely Kerssenberg in 2009, as a settlement of a long-running dispute. ANI

Pak spot-fixing probe gathers pace as 'second evidence file' passed to Prosecution
The probe into allegations that Pakistan cricketers accepted bribes for spot-fixing during the Lord's Test against England has gathered pace, as a second evidence file was passed to prosecutors on Friday. ANI

Aussies require kick on the protector to get out of pre-Ashes stupor
The Australian cricket teams, despite its lucrative guaranteed contracts, are victims of expectations massively inflated by a generation of great success, and also of their own cricketing bureaucracy, which has blundered with selection and now the Ashes preparation, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. ANI

Ponting to miss final ODI against Sri Lanka to prepare for Ashes
To help Ricky Ponting prepare for the upcoming Ashes series, the selectors have rested the Australian skipper from Sunday's final ODI against Sri Lanka. ANI

Waqar lauds his batsmen as Pak levels series against SA 2-2
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis is all praise for his batsmen, who chased down a challenging 275-run target by South Africa to square the series 2-2, and set up a tantalising series decider on Monday. ANI

Oz cricketers need to stop navel gazing and turn poor form around: Roebuck
After being handed out a one-day series lost for the first time on Australian soil by Sri Lanka, the Australian cricket team would do well to heed legendary cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers words that "no cricketer is truly down in the dumps until he is thinking himself there", says columnist Peter Roebuck. ANI

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