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Younus wants to bow out on World Cup high
Veteran Pakistani batsman Younus Khan has expressed the hope that his team would win a major ICC event before he hung up his boots, adding that it would be great if it would be next year's World Cup. ANI

Becks and Posh have a 'date night' every Wednesday
David and Victoria Beckham have revealed that they keep their marriage fresh by having a date night every Wednesday. ANI

No more kids for Rooney 'until Coleen can trust him again'
Wayne Rooney and wife Coleen are likely not to have another baby unless she can confide in him again. ANI

Stripper fan 'can't wait to meet Rooney'
Stripper Lexi Sunset is eager to meet Wayne Rooney, who is currently in Beaverton, her hometown. ANI

Pak wicketkeeper goes missing after receiving threats for not losing match
Pakistan cricket is embroiled in one controversy after other and the latest is wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider going missing from team hotel ahead of the deciding ODI against South Africa in Dubai. ANI

Rooney will put up at stripper haven during US recovery trip
English footballer Wayne Rooney has arrived in America, and he will be putting up at party haven Portland, which has more strip clubs per capita than anywhere else in the US. ANI

PCB may dump 'tainted' Kamran, Kaneria from 2011World Cup squad
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chiefs may reportedly drop two senior players, Kamran Akmal and Danish Kaneria, from the team when they announce their 30-man preliminary squad for World Cup 2011 later this month. ANI

Kaneria likely to be "unavailable for whole series" in UAE: Intikhab Alam
Pakistan's ace leg spinner Danish Kaneria will not be a part of the Test squad in the UAE, as cricket authorities did not clear him for the forthcoming Tests against South Africa. ANI

ICC's Pak Task Team impressed by anti-corruption progress made by PCB
The ICC's Pakistan Task Team (PTT) received an update on the progress being made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to ensure integrity of cricket via teleconference on Sunday, and were impressed by the progress reported by the board. ANI

Rooney is sensitive lad who unites England team: Lampard
England midfielder Frank Lampard has defended troubled ace striker Wayne Rooney, who witnessed a dip in form after his extra marital affairs became public. ANI

Man City eyes second spot in Premier League
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has already set his sights on the second spot in the Premier League after his team bounced back from three straight defeats with a convincing win over West Brom. ANI

Friends fear for Wenger's despairing French rapper 'lover'
Friends of a sexy French rapper fear that she could hurt herself after Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, her lover, drove her to the brink of despair. ANI

PCB boss Butt's close confidante Yawar likely to replace Bari as board's COO
Pakistan's former team manager Yawar Saeed is tipped to take over as the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) new Chief Operating Officer after Wasim Bari was sacked under a Service Rule Act that does not allow the board to give regular employment to persons over the age of 60 years. ANI

Three Pak cricketers fined for "returning late to team hotel by five minutes"
Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has fined three national players for disciplinary reasons after they were late "by five minutes" in returning to the team hotel in the United Arab Emirates. ANI

Pak 'determined to win finals' against Proteas to clinch 'very close series': Afridi
Pakistan One-day International and Twenty-20 captain Shahid Afridi has said that his team is determined to record the country's first limited-overs series win since 2008 by beating South Africa in the fifth one-day international on Monday. ANI

Russia unprepared to host 2018 World Cup: Aleksandr Bubnov
Russian football legend Aleksandr Bubnov has said that his country is not ready to host the 2018 World Cup. ANI

Ryder's classy ton shows his appetite for success
Jesse Ryder is not a big fan of Indian cuisine, but there's no question he is quite partial to Indian bowlers. ANI

Emerging Kiwi star Williamson found Indian bowling taxing
Emerging New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has said he found the Indian attack quite taxing while making his debut century under trying circumstances for the team. ANI

Uncertain Oz selectors may name bigger squad for first Ashes Test
The Australian selectors are still uncertain about the squad for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, which may result in selection of as many as 15 players. ANI

Oz selectors can't be faulted for bringing in specialized, fresh talent: Roebuck
The game of cricket, it seems, is crossing national colours and boundaries, at least as far as Australia is concerned. ANI

Oz greats criticize Cricket Australia's decision to rest Ponting
Cricket Australia's decision to rest skipper Ricky Ponting from final ODI encounter against Sri Lanka has drawn wide criticism from cricketers who see it as a sign of a cricket system that has lost its way. ANI

'Worst 48-run over ever' by Nazir costs Pak 'Super Sixes title' as Australia lifts trophy
Australia clinched the Hong Kong Super Sixes 2010 title by defeating Pakistan by a close margin of two wickets in the finals played at Kowloon Cricket Club Ground in Hong Kong. ANI

Australia's Ashes preparation falls short
The Australian cricket team's preparations for the Ashes series against England is falling way short of what is normally expected for such a high-profile series, feels columnist Peter Roebuck. ANI

Australia's ODI crowds crisis touches all-time low in Brisbane
Australia's one-day crowd crisis worsened on Sunday when a record low turn-out trickled into the Gabba to see the hosts deliver a dead-rubber thumping of Sri Lanka. ANI

Sex tape with golfer is fake: admits Woods' porn star mistress
Tiger Woods' porn star mistress Devon James has admitted that the s*x tape with the golfer is a fake. ANI

Strauss leads from front to start England's Ashes campaign on winning note
England started their Ashes campaign on a winning note with captain Andrew Strauss hitting an unbeaten century to inspire his team to a remarkable six-wicket win against Western Australia at the WACA Ground. ANI

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