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Arsenal shouldn't get carried away by successful stint so far: Fabregas
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas insists that the club should not go overboard despite a successful Premier League campaign so far. ANI

Waqar eyeing successful South Africa, New Zealand series for World Cup boost
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has urged his team to get back to its winning ways as they begin the build-up to next year's World Cup. ANI

Hamilton's 'few misjudgments' may cost him F1 championship title: Ex-champ
Former British Formula One champion Nigel Mansell has said that McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will only have himself to blame if his championship title bid ends in failure. ANI

Ex-England star blasts 'greedy' Rooney for treating Man U with disrespect
Former England midfielder Matt Le Tissier has labeled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney 'greedy' for treating his club with contempt. ANI

Premier League owners 'as impotent as a room of eunuchs' ruining sport: Brit politician
English Premier League club owners have been labeled "as impotent as a room of eunuchs" by a British politician, who has urged the government to step in and take control of the sport. ANI

New 'Sydney Test revelations' cast more doubts in Ponting's mind over 'sweet success'
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has admitted that he has growing concerns about whether his team's victory in the Sydney Test against Pakistan was as genuine as it seemed. ANI

Ashes: Coach Flower helping England to learn from past mistakes
England cricket team coach and director Andy Flower is reported to have taken on a hands on approach in helping members of the squad learn from their past mistakes, especially when it comes to the all-important Ashes series against Australia. ANI

Kiwi quick McKay training under 'legend' Hadlee for India tour success
New Zealand fast bowler Andy McKay has revealed that he is training under the guidance of Kiwi great Sir Richard Hadlee to prepare for his Test debut in the upcoming series against India. ANI

Button set to play second fiddle to title hopeful Hamilton at McLaren
Formula One champion Jenson Button is set to take on the number two driver's role he despises after McLaren hinted they are ready to throw their weight behind Lewis Hamilton's title bid. ANI

Clarke confident of beating his Twenty20 blues
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke is confident that he can come to grips with the Twenty20 format with a good show at Sunday's match against Sri Lanka. ANI

Pak cricket needs urgent catharsis to rid it of its cancer: Roebuck
Pakistan cricket has been betrayed by the people it trusted most, its officials and captains, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

Ponting, Watson, replace Warner, Ferguson for ODI series against Sri Lanka
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and opening batsman Shane Watson have been recalled for the ODI series against Sri Lanka next month. ANI

Ex-selectors backing Pak against SA in 'home-like' UAE conditions
The Pakistan cricket team would have an edge over their South African counterparts in the series opener due to favourable weather conditions, the pitch and the crowd, former Pakistani selectors have said. ANI

Baking soda boosts athletic performance: Study
A study has found that dietary supplementation with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) on the morning of a tennis match allows athletes to maintain their edge. ANI

"India ready to take on New Zealand," claims Harbhajan
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has said that the Indian cricket team is well prepared to beat New Zealand in the upcoming test series beginning from November 4. ANI

'Fully fit' Siddle desperate to make Ashes Test return
Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle is hoping that his selection in Sunday's Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka will help him bid for a Test return during the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

Dhoni debunks bookie link up allegations against Raina
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has refuted all reports of teammate Suresh Raina's alleged association with any bookmaker during Team India's Sri Lanka Tour. ANI

PCB may sue Brit paper for 'baseless' claims against players following ICC 'all clear'
Following the International Cricket Council's admission that it had no 'compelling evidence' of match-fixing in the third one-dayer against England, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling initiating legal action against the British newspaper that had leveled those allegations against the Pakistan cricketers. ANI

Swann's use of umpire referral system to sound death-knell for Oz in Ashes: Emburey
Former England cricketer John Emburey believes that off-spinner Graeme Swann can capitalize on Australian conditions, and use the umpire referral system as a weapon during next month's Ashes series. ANI

Maria Sharapova's engagement ring costs $250K
Maria Sharapova was recently spotted with her new engagement ring, which was given to her by her fiancee L.A. Laker Sasha Vujacic. ANI

Boon, Cox or Hughes face sack following Chappell's CA full-time selector appointment
One of Australia's cricket selectors -David Boon, Jamie Cox or Merv Hughes - will reportedly be sacked after a Cricket Australia (CA) board meeting in Melbourne on Friday. ANI

Anderson will be fit for Ashes opener: Flower
England coach Andy Flower has said that fast bowler James Anderson is winning his battle to be fit for next month's opening Ashes Test against Australia. ANI

Woods liked three-way sex with women, claims mistress Loredana Jolie
Tiger Woods' mistress Loredana Jolie has opened up about her sex relationship with the golfer in her new book, 'The Real Diary: Lessons from the Good Time Girl to Champion.' ANI

Flower bans England WAGs for first two Ashes Tests
England coach Andy Flower has barred his players from seeing their wives and girlfriends (WAGs) for the first five weeks of the tour to Australia. ANI

Wayne Rooney's fiery verbal spat with wife Coleen
It seems all is not well between footballer Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen. ANI

Ex-Oz keeper Marsh questions exclusion of Paine for Haddin
Australian wicket keeping great Rod Marsh has reportedly questioned the National Selection panel's (NSP) decision to omit performing Tasmanian wicket-keeper for the national Twenty20 squad that is to face Sri Lanka this weekend. ANI

Ponting says will target 'England weak links' Cook, KP during Ashes
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has said that he will target England batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Alistair Cook during the forthcoming Ashes series, as he sees them as the weak link in that line-up. ANI

Man City owner Sheikh Mansour takes investment in club past half-billion pound mark
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan's investment in the club has gone past the half billion pound mark after he injected an additional 80 million pounds into it. ANI

Man U should search for experienced successor, not young gun: Fergie
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said striker Wayne Rooney's contract dispute with the club should serve as some sort of notice to its owners to employ an experienced manager as his successor. ANI

Man U to offer Roo type mega bucks deal to left-back Evra
Manchester United has said that it could offer left-back striker Patrice Evra a Wayne Rooney type megabucks contract. ANI

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