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EMAAR-MGF denies allegations over Commonwealth Games
The real estate developer EMAAR-MGF, which is facing the threat of confiscation of its Rs 183 crore bank guarantee for alleged irregularities in the construction of Commonwealth Games Village on Wednesday dismissed all charges levelled at it by the Government saying all quality standards were met. ANI

Briti teen model accuses footie star of beating her after having sex with pal
Teen model Laurie Henderson has told police that a half-naked Premier League striker Andy Carroll assaulted her after she walked in on the sex romp at her own home. ANI

Brit Muslim boxer Amir feared he would die in Philippines horror typhoon
Brit Muslim boxing hero Amir Khan has revealed how he feared he would die in a Philippines hotel as it was hit by a 160 miles per hour typhoon. ANI

Yoga beauty is A-Rod's new 'friend'
Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez has been meeting a blonde yoga instructor for cocktails. ANI

Man U would rather see Roo go abroad than to hated rival Man City
Manchester United has vowed to stop Wayne Rooney from joining hated neighbours Manchester City, even as Barcelona and Chelsea are prepared to offer bids for the star striker. ANI

'Tough nut' Bell says Aussies can expect 'ton of trouble' during Ashes series
England and Warwickshire star batsman Ian Bell has warned the Australians that they can expect a tons of trouble from his blade when the Ashes series gets underway Down Under from next month. ANI

Serena Williams 'out to save the traditional polish mani-pedi'
Serena Williams has always dreamt of opening a chain of nail salons, and now she is one step closer to achieving it. ANI

Rafter named Australian Davis Cup captain
Former world No.1 Pat Rafter has been named captain of the Australian Davis Cup team. ANI

North hopes to nail Ashes berth with run glut for Western Australia
Western Australia skipper Marcus North hopes a string of strong performances for the Warriors over the next month will shore up his Test spot for the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

Now, 'match-fixing' menace hits Pak National T20 Championship
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started investigations into allegations that some leading players under-performed during two crucial matches of the National Twenty20 Championship, which concluded recently in Lahore. ANI

Strauss slams Buchanan for calling England's most 'talented batsman' KP a "major problem"
Captain Andrew Strauss has described Kevin Pietersen as England's 'most talented batsman' and criticised former Australian team coach John Buchanan for calling him a "major problem". ANI

Nielsen says Warne's help not enough to prepare Hauritz for Ashes
Australian coach Tim Nielsen has warned that Shane Warne's help would not be sufficient to turn around spinner Nathan Hauritz's form and added that it was up to the coaching staff and the spinner to tranform himself during the Ashes. ANI

Bell may face more punishment over breaking zero-tolerance alcohol policy at Delhi CWG
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Daniel Bell may still suffer more punishment for breaking a New Zealand swimming team zero-tolerance alcohol policy. ANI

Warwickshire confident of Younus fulfilling his two-year contract
Warwickshire director of cricket, Ashley Giles, is confident that newly-signed player Younus Khan will fulfil his two-year contract with Edgbaston, though he admitted that one cannot 'predict anything that happens in the future, particularly with Pakistan cricket.' ANI

Lee warns Aussies not to bait controlled aggressor KP during Ashes
Former Australian Test fast bowler Brett Lee has warned Ricky Ponting's team to cut out the insults and not sledge England's best batsman Kevin Pietersen during the forthcoming Ashes series, which commences from next month. ANI

ICC's 'undercover agents' to pose as bookies to snare errant players
The International Cricket Council is reportedly considering a radical plan of creating a team of undercover agents, who will pose as illegal bookmakers. ANI

Beckham to play L A Galaxy exhibition match in Australia in November
England football star David Beckham will play for L A Galaxy team in an exhibition game against the Newcastle Jets at the Energy Australia Stadium, Newcastle, on November 27. ANI

ICC task force to grill PCB boss Butt in teleconference on Oct 23
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt will be grilled by the special task committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a teleconference scheduled for October 23, a PCB source has revealed. ANI

PCB boss Butt irks Sports Ministry by directly approaching Zardari on cricket issues
The Sports Ministry of Pakistan is irked with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt for bypassing it and directly writing a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari, seeking 'free hand to deal with the menace' plaguing cricket in the country. ANI

PCB just following ICC 'guidelines': Tafazzul Rizvi
The International Cricket Council's warning to Pakistan for implementation of specific measures to overcome flaws in the country's cricket within next 30 days were in fact 'guidelines' usually suggested to all of its members, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has claimed. ANI

Man U's bemused Fergie tells shifty Roo to respect club and its traditions
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told key striker Wayne Rooney that he must respect the club and its traditions if he wants to stay on. ANI

Kiwi keeper McCullum set for move down batting order
New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori and batting coach Mark Greatbatch have reportedly decided to push batsman-wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum down the order to change the fortunes of the team after its 4-0 loss to Bangladesh in a one-day international series. ANI

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