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Sports News on October 25, 2010

F1 championship isn't out of my reach, says Hamilton
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton insists that he can still come from behind to win this year's championship title race. ANI

PCB was warned about shady players well in advance: Tauqir Zia
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Tauqir Zia has revealed that the board was notified before the team's tour of England that the International Cricket Council (ICC) had noticed some irregularities in the SMS accounts of six or seven players. ANI

Rooney snubbed by away supporters at Stoke
Manchester United fans snubbed striker Wayne Rooney by refusing to sing his name during the club's Premier League match against Stoke City. ANI

Rooney's decision to stay massive boost to Man U's title chances: Terry
Chelsea defender John Terry believes that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's decision to stay back would be a massive boost to the club. ANI

Gascoigne back in rehab following cocaine arrest
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne is back in a rehabilitation center following his arrest for drugs offences. ANI

Ashes series: Ferguson, George will have a head start
Callum Ferguson and Peter George will have a two-match start over the rest of players when it comes to selecting the players for the forthcoming Ashes series against England. ANI

Pakistan hoping to resurrect itself in upcoming 'home series' against South Africa
Despite being hit by the 'spot-fixing' scandal during its last cricket tour, Pakistan are upbeat about the 'home series' against South Africa starting on October 26, and are hoping to put behind all the controversies by giving a strong performance and gaining back the confidence of their beleaguered fans. ANI

Howard doesn't expect another ICC invite for Vice-President post
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard doubts whether he would receive another invitation to become International Cricket Council (ICC) Vice-President. ANI

Money hasn't changed Wayne Rooney, says uncle
Wayne Rooney's uncle has claimed that despite being England's richest footballer Rooney hasn't changed. ANI

Wayne Rooney, Coleen fly to Dubai to celebrate 60m pounds contract
Wayne Rooney has been advised by his Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to toast his 60 million pounds contract with wife Coleen away from the spotlight. ANI

Clarke backs Hughes as 'next batsman in line' for Oz team
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has told Philip Hughes to stay patient as he fights to regain his opening spot in the national Test team. ANI

Elin Nordegren puts Tiger Woods jewels for sale
It seems Tiger Woods' ex wife Elin Nordegren wants to part with every thing linked to the golfer. ANI

'England team to take on Ashes challenge together' says Prior
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has lauded the closeness of the team ahead of next month's crucial Ashes series against Australia. ANI

Muralidaran backs Hauritz to fire for Aussies in Ashes series
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran believes that his Australian counterpart Nathan Hauritz can bounce back from his disastrous tour of India to bowl his team to an Ashes victory. ANI

Ferguson has all the ammo to make a very good captain, says Border
Former Australian captain Allan Border believes that South Australia batsman Callum Ferguson has all the requisite ammunition to be a future Australian captain. ANI

Brit triple-amputee paratrooper to take part in Washington marathon
A British paratrooper who lost both legs and an arm fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, will defy his injuries to take part in Marine Corp Marathon in Washington next Sunday. ANI

Cricket Australia hopes to capitalize on new format of Twenty20 'Big Bash'
Cricket Australia wants to capitalise on the popularity of the KFC Big Bash and faces one of the most important days in history on Friday when its senior officials plot a course to rescue the game's fading popularity. ANI

Tennis star Lleyton Hewitt and wife welcome their baby girl
Tennis player Lleyton Hewitt and his wife Bec are celebrating the arrival of a baby girl to their family. ANI

Victoria coach Shipperd says Siddle ready for Ashes recall
Victoria cricket team coach Greg Shipperd believes that fast bowler Peter Siddle is fit to reclaim his place in the Australia Test team for this summer's Ashes series against England. ANI

Haddin, Siddle recalled for Oz T20 match against Sri Lanka
Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and fast bowler Peter Siddle have been recalled to the Australian squad for Sunday's Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka. ANI

ICC asks all players to sign anti-corruption declaration
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has requested all players to sign an anti-corruption declaration as part of its attempt to ensure integrity in the game. ANI

McCullum likely to play as top order bat for Kiwis in India tour
New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum is likely be granted his wish of batting in the top order in Tests during next month's tour of India. ANI

Spot-fixing case: Suspended Pak opener Butt hires ex-law minister to clear his name
Suspended Pakistan opening batsman and former captain Salman Butt has has hired former federal law minister Khalid Ranja as his lawyer to clear his name over allegations of spot-fixing on the recent tour of England. ANI

Guangzhou authorities to remove 40 percent of vehicles on roads during Asiad
The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will remove about 40 percent of its vehicles from the roads to improve air quality and ease traffic congestion during the s Asian Games and Asian Para Games to be held in November and December respectively this year. ANI

'Scud' Philippoussis wants another shot at playing top flight tennis
Mark Philippoussis, famously known on the tennis circuit as "Scud" for his booming serves and returns, wants to have another crack at top-level tennis. ANI

Lee left out of Oz Twenty20 squad
Former Australian and New South Wales fast bowler Brett Lee has been overlooked for Australia's squad for a Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Perth on Sunday. ANI

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