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Tevez still dreams of Rooney joining him at Man City
Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has said that he would have loved to see Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney joining him at Eastlands. ANI

MCGrath's charity poll 'to gauge public opinion bowler's love life!'
Glenn McGrath's own breast cancer charity foundation has conducted a poll to find people's general opinion on his engagement to Sara Leonardi. ANI

Room for Hindu prayers at Guangzhou Asian Games in China
Hindus have lauded People's Republic of China for provision of religious service center to provide spiritual assistance for participating athletes, coaches, and officials of different faiths at the 16th Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou from November 12 to 27. ANI

McGrath's own charity foundation question his new relation
Glenn McGrath's own breast cancer charity foundation has raised a question against the bowler's engagement to Sara Leonardi. ANI

'Panic-stricken' Pak wicketkeeper announces retirement from international cricket
Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who had mysteriously disappeared from Dubai and later resurfaced in London, has announced his decision to bow out from international cricket. ANI

Clarke says he receives "lot of respect" from his teammates when he captains
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has dismissed recent reports of a rift within the team. ANI

Arthur says 'Pak match-fixing claim' comments taken way out of context
Former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has denied suggesting that a One-day International against Pakistan in 2007 was fixed, saying his comments were "taken completely out of context". ANI

Alonso must win by 'more than seven points to avoid being branded tainted champ': Button
Reigning Formula One champion Jenson Button fears that Ferarri's Fernando Alonso will be branded a tainted champion if he does not win this year's title by more than seven points. ANI

Man City will keep spending until they win Premier League title: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Manchester City will keep on spending until they win the Premier League title. ANI

"No plan to change PCB boss as Butt doing 'pretty good job'": Zardari
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has refused to sack Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt, saying that there is no need to change the board official. ANI

Umpire Decision Review System biggest single factor in recent rise of spinners: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann reckons that the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) will help him scalp more wickets during the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

Hamilton still chasing 'impossible dream' of winning F1 championship
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton insists that he can still come from behind to win this year's championship title race. ANI

Freddie Flintoff slashes 1.5 million pounds of asking price for home
Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has slashed 1.5 million pounds off the asking price of his luxury home. ANI

Three-some s*x romp pushes Newcastle footie star Caroll to religion
Shamed football star Andy Carroll has turned to religion after claims he took part in a wild orgy. ANI

Harbhajan sings Martin's praise after knocking off a ton in Ahmedabad Test
Black Caps fast bowler Chris Martin has won high praise for his first test efforts from Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh after the latter knocked off his first Test century in an almost lost cause to take India to a draw. ANI

Vettori urges mates to deliver 'more of the same' against India at Hyderabad
New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori has urged his players to deliver "more of the same" in the wake of a highly encouraging performance in the first test played against India here, which ended in a draw. ANI

Opposition in Victoria criticizes government on Tiger Woods appearance fee
Opposition parties in the Australian state of Victoria have joined hands to criticize the state government over the appearance fee being forked out to get Tiger Woods to defend his Australian Masters title in Melbourne this month. ANI

Guangzhou opens first driverless metro line ahead of Asian Games
South China's Guangzhou City, which is the host city for the upcoming Asian Games, opened its first driverless metro line Monday. ANI

Rooney hooker, soccer star Nolan 'exchange topless pics, sexy texts'
Footballer Kevin Nolan found himself in a soup after reports said he received sexy texts from hooker Jenny Thompson, who bedded Wayne Rooney. ANI

Ferguson, Khawaja selection is good news for Hussey
The selection of Usman Khwaja and Callum Ferguson for the Australia A game against England starting in Hobart on November 17, suggests the Australian selectors will stick with incumbent middle order for the opening Test of the Ashes in Brisbane on November 25. ANI

'Panic-stricken' Pak wicketkeeper seeks asylum in UK after death threat from bookies
Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has sought asylum in England after resurfacing at Heathrow Airport following his mysterious disappearance hours before the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa in Dubai. ANI

Out-of-sorts Johnson must call on experience to rediscover form before Ashes
Australia's pace ace Mitchell Johnson quickly needs to rediscover his deadly rhythm before the Ashes series against England gets underway. ANI

Harris could be a huge Ashes asset, says Steve Waugh
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh believes that fast bowler Ryan Harris could be a huge Ashes asset. ANI

Pak govt should probe Zulqarnain Haider's mysterious disappearance: Zaheer Abbas
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has called on the government to order a high-level inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider just hours before the final one-day international against South Africa in Dubai. ANI

Ex-mistresses still chasing Tiger Woods
Three of Tiger Woods' former mistresses have announced that they would be attending his golf tournament in California next month. ANI

Batsmen in 'Australia A' team in contention for Ashes spot: Hilditch
Australia's chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said that several batsmen in the 'Australia A' side are in contention for a berth in the upcoming Ashes series against England. ANI

Arthur backs 'hot and cold' Johnson to hit 'gold dust' form in Ashes series
Western Australia coach Mickey Arthur has played down concerns over fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's form, saying that he will be back to his blistering best during the Ashes series. ANI

Reputations would count for nothing when choosing Ashes squad: Chappell
Australian selector Greg Chappell has said reputations would count for nothing when the national selectors meet later this week to pick Australia's squad for the Ashes opener at the Gabba in Brisbane. ANI

Warne's 'key to Ashes victory' compliment adding no extra pressure: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has said that he is surprised that Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne rates him as the most improved player in world cricket.arne believes that Swann holds the key to England's chances during this month's Ashes series. ANI

New Zealand replace injured Bennett with Franklin for India Test series
New Zealand has recalled left-arm fast bowler James Franklin to replace injured Hamish Bennett for the ongoing Test series against India. ANI

Woods' 'hecklers' to be given only one warning before 'eviction' in Melbourne Masters
Golf ace Tiger Woods has arrived in Melbourne to defend his JBWere Masters crown at Victoria Golf Club in Australia later this week. ANI

Ponting aspires to captain Australia till he retires
Ricky Ponting has said that he wants captain Australia until the day he retires, but is prepared to step aside if there is a better candidate for the job. ANI

Sri Lanka moves ahead of India in ODI Championship
With the countdown towards the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 reaching the 100-day mark, Sri Lanka has laid down a marker to the other 13 teams by claiming second place in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI championship after a confidence-boosting series win over table-topper Australia. ANI

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