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Ex-Pak Olympic body chief says 'showcase' CWG proves India ready to host Olympics
Former Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Secretary General Muhammad Latif Butt has praised India for successfully organising the Commonwealth Games that concluded in New Delhi last week. ANI

Aussies to target KP during Ashes series: Clarke
England middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen will be the primary target of the Australians during the Ashes series despite his recent form slump, said vice-captain Michael Clarke. ANI

PCB boss Butt was forced to choose reforms to save his ICC post during Dubai meet
The prospect of expelling Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt as an International Cricket Council (ICC) Director was reportedly raised at the ICC board meeting in Dubai last week. ANI

Shoaib Malik named Pak captain for Hong Kong Super Sixes
Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will lead the country's challenge in next month's Super Sixes in Hong Kong. ANI

'Arsenal is better side than Barcelona'
Arsenal is a better side than Barcelona at the moment, according to Shakhtar Donetsk defender Darijo Srna. ANI

Strauss defends England boot camp despite Anderson injury
England captain Andrew Strauss has defended the team's five day boot camp in Germany, even though it might have wrecked fast bowler James Anderson's Ashes dreams. ANI

Twitter comment on Ponting over blown: Warne
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has said that his Twitter-related criticism of captain Ricky Ponting has been over blown. ANI

Indian cricket on 'absolutely right track' for World Cup success: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that Indian cricket is on the right track in its preparations for next year's World Cup. ANI

'Only worrying thing in Indian cricket is crisis over IPL': Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram insists that the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) should take quick decisions regarding the Indian Premier League (IPL) to hold the Twenty20 tournament without any hitch next year. ANI

PCB introduces new 'stricter' code of conduct for players following ICC's diktat
Following the recommendations by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a new code of conduct, applicable to both national and domestic level players. ANI

Photog sues Mike Tyson for 25m dlrs
Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has been sued for 25 million dollars by a photographer, who claims the boxer beat him down last November. ANI

At 80, Ecclestone wants to rule Formula One for another 10 years
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who will turn 80 next week, has said that he expects to rule the sport for another 10 years. ANI

Afridi hoping to revive Pak cricket by clinching one-day series against S. Africa
Pakistan's One-day International (ODI) Captain Shahid Afridi is hoping to put his team's World Cup 2011 preparations back on track by winning the upcoming one-day series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. ANI

Tyson forced to scrap Czech charity trip over poor response
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been forced to scrap a charity trip to the Czech Republic after potential bidders failed to show interest in spending time with him. ANI

Usain Bolt's barmaid tells of secret year long fling
Usain Bolt's barmaid from humble West Norwood has spilled the beans on how world's fastest man did a runner - after a secret year-long fling with her. ANI

Greg Norman's former wives speak out on his latest engagement
Greg Norman's two former wives have described the golf legend as aggressive in the relationship stakes. ANI

Ashes series victory in Australia would be team's career highlight: Strauss
English cricket captain Andrew Strauss has said that an Ashes series victory in Australia would be the career highlight for the current Test squad. ANI

Clarke to play every Test, ODI and Twenty20 in next five months
Australia Test vice-captain Michael Clarke, who has put cricket first, is planning to play every single Test, ODI and Twenty20 match on Australia's agenda for the next five months. ANI

Smith bides time for Australian chance
Australia's new leg-spinning hope Steve Smith says that he is biding his time for a permanent national squad berth, knowing that sooner or later he will make the grade. ANI

Muralidaran to use ODI series against Aussies to prepare for World Cup
Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralidaran's preparations for next year's World Cup will continue when he arrives in Australia on Sunday to play a three-match ODI series. ANI

Oz pacer Harris undergoes revolutionary knee treatment to revive Ashes hopes
Injured Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris is now hoping to make an Ashes comeback after revealing how revolutionary fluid injections have saved his arthritic knee. ANI

Disagreement among Oz players about Ashes mental preparation: Hussey
Australian batsman Mike Hussey has revealed that his teammates are divided over the best mental preparation for next month's Ashes series. ANI

Hussey criticizes ICC Test rankings, says Australia better than fifth best
Dismissing the International Cricket Council's Test rankings system, batsman Mike Hussey has said that Australia is a better team than the fifth place they now occupy. ANI

'NOC clearance to play T20 tournaments could land cricket boards in legal trouble'
International cricket boards risk 'legal trouble' if they join together to block uncontracted players from competing in domestic Twenty20 tournaments, Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) chief Tim May has warned. ANI

Chelsea would be interested in 'on sale' Rooney: Ancelotti
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has opened his arms to Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney following his crumbling relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson. ANI

Awesome to represent Australia in Test cricket: Khawaja
Usman Khawaja, who is getting cricket fans vote in numbers to join the Australian team at the expense of Marcus North or Mike Hussey, has said that it would be awesome to represent the country. ANI

Lance Armstrong welcomes fifth baby
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong joyously announced the birth of his fifth child on Twitter. ANI

Hussey ignoring calls to quit Test cricket
Out form Australian batsman Michael Hussey, who has scored only two Test hundreds over the past two years, is ignoring calls to quit Test cricket. ANI

'Tendulkar-Bradman comparison fair in modern day cricket'
In the wake of Sachin Tendulkar's spectacular form, the Indian maestro is now worthy of being compared with world cricket's greatest batsman, Sir Donald Bradman, a cricket columnist has said. ANI

Rooney eyeing 200,000 pounds-a-week move to Manchester City
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has reportedly told his team-mates that he will consider a move to Manchester City. ANI

Rooney was concerned about his career after threesome, claims hooker
One of the hookers who romped with Wayne Rooney has claimed that the soccer ace realized his Manchester United career was over as soon as he finished the threesome. ANI

Philadelphia man 'impersonated Tiger Woods for porn star's fake sex tape'
A Philadelphia man has claimed that he was paid to impersonate Tiger Woods for porn star Devon James' fake sex tape. ANI

Elin Nordegren 'received $110m in divorce from Tiger Woods'
Elin Nordegren was reportedly paid 110 million dollars as part of her divorce settlement with golf legend Tiger Woods. ANI

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