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Sports News on October 23, 2010

'Retired' O'Brien tipped for New Zealand comeback
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has kept all doors open for fast bowler Iain O'Brien to come out of retirement and be a part of the national squad. ANI

Brit boxer Hatton set to evade legal action over 'white powder' snaps
British boxing champion Ricky Hatton will not face legal action over snaps of him snorting a white powder after police said that they have no evidence to prove the powder as an illegal substance. ANI

The Ashes: Tremlett can step into breach created by injured Anderson: Davies
Surrey wicketkeeper Steven Davies believes Chris Tremlett could fill the breach in the England pace attack created by the rib injury to James Anderson when they take on Australia in the first two Ashes Tests Down Under. ANI

'Another engine failure would end Alonso's F1 crown hopes'
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has said that another engine failure for Fernando Alonso would end his Formula One championship title hopes. ANI

Clarke needs a mind-blowing knock to establish he's Oz captaincy material: Jones
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke needs one authority-stamping knock in international cricket to make heads turn and establish his credentials as the man best suited to succeed Ricky Ponting as skipper, feels former batsman Dean Jones. ANI

Cutting professional ties with father has taken a massive toll, says Hamilton
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has revealed his ordeal after cutting professional ties with his dad Anthony at the start of the season. ANI

Troy Cooley's Test exit has Oz spearhead Johnson worried
Australian spearhead Mitchell Johnson has said that he is worried about what will become of his bowling after Troy Cooley leaves his post as pace coach and becomes head of Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane next year. ANI

Bust-ups with Mancini show passion for Man City: Adebayor
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor insists that he still sees his future at Eastlands, despite a nightmare year and bust-ups with manager Roberto Mancini. ANI

Hayden calls for right balance of Test, 50-over matches
New Cricket Australia (CA) Director Matthew Hayden has said that the cricket calendar should be rearranged to have a right balance between Test and 50-over matches. ANI

Smith defends Hauritz's disappointing performance in India tour
Australian leg-spinner Steve Smith has defended fellow spinner Nathan Hauritz following his disappointing returns in the ongoing tour of India, saying that India is an extremely difficult place to bowl spin. ANI

Ijaz Butt to head anti-corruption committee formed by PCB as per ICC guidelines
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has constituted a seven-member committee, in line with the instructions given by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to eradicate corruption from the game. ANI

Rooney stays put with ManU as Coleen fears backlash
British footballer Wayne Rooney has decided to stay with Manchester United after his wife Coleen told him of her fears of a hate campaign should he move to local rivals City. ANI

Pak team management too laid back to send England tour report to PCB on time
Although one month has passed since Pakistan's tour of England ended, the national team management has not submitted its reports on the contentious series, during which the spot-fixing scandal broke out, rocking the entire cricket world. ANI

Abbey Clancy terrified her baby will be lanky like Peter Crouch
Lingerie model Abbey Clancy has revealed that she is terrified of the thought that her baby with lanky footballer Peter Crouch will turn out to look like a giraffe. ANI

Siddle to step up Ashes campaign
Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle will step up his Ashes campaign by spearheading Victorian Bushrangers' attack against Western Australia in Saturday's one-day cup clash. ANI

Medals not moolah give me a high, says Gunners skipper Fabregas
Though he has been engulfed by several transfer-related rumors, Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has said it is medals and not money that gives him a high, and added that he would never join a club purely for money. ANI

The Ashes: England not to engage in war of words with Aussies
England will refuse to engage in a war of words before the Ashes while Australia continue the verbal sniping. ANI

Gatting inspired Swann believes England will retain Ashes Down Under
England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes the Poms will retain the Ashes when they take on the Kangaroos Down Under from November 25. ANI

Heartbroken Hussey eyeing Ashes revenge against improved England
Australian batsman Mike Hussey has said that he is looking forward to take revenge against England during next month's Ashes series. ANI

Why Rooney wanted to leave Man U, and why he finally stayed
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is delighted about the new five-year contract, which came following a big controversy where he had announced his intention to leave the club. ANI

Rooney 'apologized to me' and players before signing new Man U contract: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that striker Wayne Rooney had apologized to him and the players before signing his new five-year contract with the club. ANI

Pak pacer Mohammad Asif withdraws challenge to provisional suspension
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has confirmed that he has withdrawn his challenge to the provisional suspension imposed on him on September 2, 2010 pending determination of the charges brought against him under the ICC's Anti-Corruption Code. ANI

Nine Australian athletes fail doping test
Nine unidentified Australian athletes have tested positive for the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine (DMAA), used in bodybuilding and dietary supplements. ANI

Man U turmoil to affect Ferguson-Rooney relationship: Experts
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is being seen as a hero after persuading striker Wayne Rooney to stay at Old Trafford, but experts reckon that the ordeal would effect their relationship. ANI

Cricket Australia aiming for top spot in all three formats: Chappell
New Australian selector Greg Chappell has said that Cricket Australia is focused on building a team to return to No.1 spot in the world. ANI

Rooney can win back fans on the pitch: Ex-Man U stars
Former Manchester United stars insist that striker Wayne Rooney can win back fans and team-mates by doing his talking on the pitch. ANI

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