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Badminton gold medallists Saina Nehwal, Jwala Gutta cheered in Hyderabad
Ace badminton players Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta returned to their hometown in Andhra Pradesh here on Saturday. ANI

Ferguson treats Rooney's contradiction of his injury claims 'water off a duck's back'
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is not affected by Wayne Rooney publicly contradicting his claim that he has been troubled by an ankle injury this season. ANI

'PCB constitution does not demand selection input from captain or coach'
Pakistan chief selector Mohsin Khan has hit back at ODI captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis over criticism that they were not consulted for selection of the squad for the forthcoming series against South Africa. ANI

Tendulkar's bat to be major attraction at sporting memorabilia charity auction in Mumbai
A cricket bat autographed by ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar would y be the major attraction at a sporting memorabilia charity auction scheduled to be held on October 29 in Mumbai. ANI

Fit again Becks says he's banished his injury demons
Ace midfielder David Beckham has said that he has finally overcome the mental hangover of his Achilles injury and is ready to help Los Angeles win the MLS title. ANI

Man U has 'lost control' after troubled start to Premier League, fears Evra
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra believes that his club has lost control after a troubled start to the Premier League season. ANI

Ajmal to target 'key man' Kallis in Test series against South Africa
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has set his sights on all-rounder Jacques Kallis, as he feels that he is the key to South Africa's batting order in the upcoming Test series in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. ANI

All top athletes will be present at Glasgow CWG: Scott
All the games' top stars will be present during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, John Scott, chief executive of the organising committee, has said. ANI

Arsenal manager admits lying to media to protect players
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has admitted of lying to the media to protect members of his squad, but insisted that his conscience was clear because he did it for their benefit. ANI

'Absurd' to remove Ponting from captaincy: Nielsen
Defending the Australian skipper over the series loss to India, coach Tim Nielsen has said that the suggestion that Ricky Ponting should stand down as captain for the Ashes is 'absurd'. ANI

Kiwi swimmer Bell's future on the line over Delhi CWG booze-ban violation
New Zealand swimmer Daniel Bell would reportedly be called to a meeting next week to discuss his future in the sport after he was sent home in disgrace from the Commonwealth Games for breaking his team's zero alcohol policy. ANI

Younus Khan seeks meeting with PCB chief Butt to resolve disputes
Former Pakistan captain Younus Khan wants to meet Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt to resolve their outstanding disputes, his lawyer Ahmed Qayyum has said. ANI

Beer firm dumps Rooney in wake of his hooker shame
Love rat Wayne Rooney has reportedly been dumped by a beer firm in the wake of his philandering. ANI

Teenage Arsenal footballer arrested for indecent exposure
A 19-year-old Arsenal footballer has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure, it has emerged. ANI

Anderson expected to be fit for Ashes showdown despite rib fracture: ECB
England pace bowler James Anderson is expected to be fit for the Ashes showdown against Australia next month despite suffering a rib fracture. ANI

Failure to quickly take command in critical moments behind Oz Test slide: Nielsen
Australia's coach Tim Nielsen has said that Australian Test players are too slow to identify and take command of the crucial moments in matches. ANI

How Billy Bowden's 'insider tips' saved Matthew Hayden's Test career
New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden's advice helped Mathew Hayden escape axe from the Australian team and resurrected his batting form. ANI

Johnson warns Pietersen to be ready to face chin music
Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has opened his feud with Kevin Pietersen ahead of the Ashes series, and vowed to "get up his nose" with bouncers against the England batsman. ANI

Betting claims '100 pc not true', says Roger Federer
Roger Federer has slammed the allegations that he gave vital information about his matches to IMG owner Ted Forstmann so that he could place bets on them. ANI

Man suing Federer's manager 'has new evidence to prove betting claims'
The person suing IMG owner has claimed that he has new evidence to prove that Ted Forstmann obtained inside information from Roger Federer before betting on one of his tennis matches. ANI

Jones asks Aussies to learn the 'art of cricket' from 'genius' Tendulkar
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's dominance in batting is well known, but what makes him a genius and separates him from other batsmen in world is his ability to perform the basics in a better manner, and that too also in pressure conditions, according to Australian legend Dean Jones. ANI

'ICC warning to PCB shameful for every Pakistani', says Imran
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has called for an overhaul of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after the International Cricket Council (ICC) warned the board to improve its governance and enforce anti-corruption measures. ANI

ICC to clear India's doubts over 'flawed' umpire decision review system
The International Cricket Council has proposed to clear India's and other subcontinent teams' concerns over the umpire decision review system (UDRS) and its cost, so that it can be made mandatory. ANI

PCB chief Butt to seek extension for another term
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt is expected to meet President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also the PCB patron-in-chief, to seek extension for his position. ANI

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