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Indian Navy felicitates CWG gold medalists
The Indian Navy on Thursday felicitated ace shooters Omkar Singh and Harpreet Singh, who won gold medals in the recently concluded XIXth Commonwealth Games, in a ceremony held at INS Agrani base station in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city. ANI

Ferdinand to be dad for third time
England captain Rio Ferdinand is to become a father for the third time after it was revealed that his wife Rebecca Ellison is three months pregnant. ANI

City's Mancini says Rooney's exit could end Man U's two-decade domination
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's departure could mark the end of the club's two decade domination. ANI

Chelsea has necessary ammo to win Champions League this season: Terry
Chelsea defender John Terry reckons that the club has the squad to finally win the Champions League this season. ANI

I am not a 'rubber stamp' selector: Mohsin Khan
Pakistan's chief selector Mohsin Khan has dismissed talks that he is a 'rubber stamp' worker, who follows Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt's orders. ANI

Afridi, Waqar wanted Malik, not Younis to replace Yousuf for South Africa series
Pakistan ODI captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis wanted discarded all-rounder Shoaib Malik to replace injured Mohammad Yousuf in the squad for the two Twenty20 matches and the five ODI series against South Africa. ANI

England's secret 'Ashes weapon' revealed
The ProBatter, a true-to-life bowling simulator, has emerged as England team's new secret weapon for preparing for the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

New Windies skipper Sammy expects Gayle's support after team shakeup
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has said that he expects support from his predecessor Chris Gayle despite his differences with the cricket board. ANI

Best's European Cup medal fetches 156,000 pounds at UK auction
Legendary England football star George Best's European Cup winner's medal has been auctioned off for 156,000 pounds. ANI

Gazza facing jail for drunk driving
Former England World Cup football star Paul Gascoigne has been warned that he faces being jailed after he admitted driving drunk more than four times the acceptable legal limit. ANI

Black Cap batsmen must step up and perform: Sinclair
Veteran New Zealand Test player Mathew Sinclair has said that it is time for senior Black Cap batsmen to step up to the plate and perform. ANI

England ready to scrap with Aussies for Ashes: Prior
England wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior has said that his team is ready to take on the Australians in this winter's Ashes scrap. ANI

BCCI denies plans to negotiate with Lalit Modi
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which turned down sacked Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi's plea for reconstituting the disciplinary panel, on Thursday refuted reports that it had reached an understanding with him in connection with the ongoing probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds in the T20 cricket tournament. ANI

FIFA provisionally suspends members over 2018, 2022 World Cup 'vote-selling scam'
Two senior FIFA officials have been provisionally suspended over allegations of offering to sell their votes in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups. ANI

North bats for Ponting's superlative leadership skills
Australian batsman Marcus North has launched a staunch defence of Ricky Ponting's captaincy, by claiming that the 35-year-old's leadership skills are second to none. ANI

T20 has revitalized cricket, but Tests are undisputed kings: Gilchrist
Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has said that while Twenty20 cricket has revitalized the sport, Test match cricket will continue to be the undisputed king. ANI

Aussies need consistent fast bowler, leg-spinner to regain Ashes: Gavaskar
Former Indian cricket captain and well known commentator Sunil Gavaskar has said that Australia will need a big fast bowler and a leg spinner to regain the Ashes this summer from England. ANI

Another PCB mismanagement gaffe causes confusion over Younis's selection
In a clear case of miscommunication, the Pakistan cricket team's manager and the chief selector convened separate press talks at the almost same time and on the same subject. ANI

West Ham United player arrested for groping 'breast and bum' of clubber
West Ham United player Manuel Da Costa has been arrested after he was accused of grabbing a young woman's br**ts and bottom. ANI

Rooney branded a 'whore' by fans for wanting to quit Man U
Star striker Wayne Rooney has been branded a "whore" by furious fans after he confirmed he is quitting Manchester United. ANI

Rooney's 'better cow in other field than mine' belief bound to backfire: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is incensed after striker Wayne Rooney went public with his doubts about whether the club will be in a position to compete for major trophies over the coming years. ANI

Rival spikes four Peruvian footie players' drinks
Four football players fainted during a crunch promotion match after being given drinks allegedly laced with sedatives. ANI

Rooney confirms Man U exit over no 'assurances' about club's future
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has confirmed that he is quitting Old Trafford, saying that he made his decision after failing to get any assurances about the club's future from Chief Executive David Gill. ANI

'Outraged' Warne 'smells a rat' behind Rajasthan Royals' axing from IPL
Rajasthan Royals captain-coach Shane Warne has said that his team is a victim of unfair treatment after being dumped from the Indian Premier League (IPL) over ownership irregularities. ANI

Ponting agrees with Taylor's 'past his peak' remarks
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has revealed that he agrees with former skipper Mark Taylor's claim that his career is on the downslide and he is not going to repeat his earlier batting form. ANI

In form Hodge builds up groundswell of support for Oz ODI squad return
In form Victoria batsman Brad Hodge has started his summer with back-to-back unbeaten one-day centuries, creating the traditional groundswell of support for him to return to the Australia's limited-overs side. ANI

Paine says he hopes to be a permanent fixture in Oz squad soon
Incumbent Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine says he now feels he is a part of the national squad, and is looking forward to taking up the gloves on a more permanent basis from predecessor Brad Haddin as and when the latter decides to hang up his boots. ANI

Australian cricketers' body chief protests against ICC player 'entrapment' plan
Cricketers have lost trust in the International Cricket Council (ICC) when it comes to reporting suspicious encounters, Australian players' association boss Paul Marsh, has said, especially in the wake of a new proposal to have undercover agents, acting as bookies, approach players to see if they alert authorities. ANI

Bopanna-Aisam duo makes it to Kremlin Cup quarterfinals
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup ATP World Championship in Moscow. ANI

Hussey, Bollinger withdraw from Margao ODI against India
Australian batsman Mike Hussey and fast bowler Doug Bollinger have been withdrawn from Sunday's third and final ODI against India at Margao, and will fly home tonight. ANI

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