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Drunk Gascoigne taken to hospital after trashing Brit hotel with curry, puke and stubs
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne was taken to hospital after drunkenly trashing a hotel room in Gateshead, UK. ANI

'Homesick' Tevez 'could give up everything' to return to Argentina
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is homesick and wants to return to Argentina, a close friend has revealed. ANI

Hewitts cash in on newborn's name
Former ace tennis player Lleyton Hewitt and his pop singer wife Bec announced the name of their third child; and they charged for that too-a two dollar premium SMS fee. ANI

Ex-skin cancer patient Clarke urges cricket fans not to sit shirtless in stands
Australian cricket team vice-captain Michael Clarke, who has had three non-melanoma skin cancers removed from his face, has advised cricket fans sitting shirtless in the stands to cover up as a preventive measure against the disease. ANI

England camp furious over Russian WC 2018 soccer bid chief's derogatory comments
England's 2018 World Cup bid has filed a complaint with FIFA after the head of Russia's campaign made derogatory comments about London's crime rate and alcohol problems. ANI

No England star in FIFA World Player of the Year award shortlist
Not a single member of Fabio Capello's World Cup squad has made the 23-man shortlist for FIFA's World Player of the Year award. ANI

Tasmanian tweaker Doherty trying for World Cup spot
Tasmanian tweaker Xavier Doherty, 27, has said that though he nurtures dream to represent Australia in a World Cup, he will concentrate on a more immediate chance of representing Australia in the one-day series against Sri Lanka that gets underway from next month. ANI

IPL ban: Rajasthan Royals files petition in Bombay High Court
Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday filed a petition before the Bombay High Court challenging the Boarad of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI's) decision to terminate it and Kings XI Punjab without proper explanation. ANI

Woods' 281-week reign as World No.1 to end on Sunday
American golf legend Tiger Woods will no longer be the World No.1 after a record 281 consecutive weeks at the top. ANI

Record 1300 teams to take part Himachal Pradesh 20-20 cricket tourney
A town near Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh is all set to paly host to the 'Jaypee Twenty20 Maha Sangram' (Jaypee Twenty20 Grand Tournament), which will see the participation of a record 1300 teams. ANI

Waqar blames batsmen for team's heavy defeat against SA in UAE T20 opener
Following Pakistan's six-wicket defeat against South Africa in their opening Twenty20 match in the UAE, Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has said that his players did not perform to their potential, and that the batting was a complete letdown. ANI

Sania Mirza asks young Indians to stand for values of diversity
Tennis star Sania Mirza called upon young Indians to stand for values of multiculturalism during the launch of 'Punni Ki Kahaniyan' a video produced by Aide et Action International South Asia. ANI

When Shane Bond swore at NZ Cricket boss over ICL ultimatum
Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has revealed that he swore at New Zealand Cricket boss Justin Vaughan when the latter told him his national team contract would be torn up if he continued to play in the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL). ANI

Oz quick Starc hopes SL ODI performance will turn 'dream' into World Cup 'reality'
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has said that his selection in the 15-man squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka continues a stunning few weeks that he has had. ANI

Angry footballer faces jail 'for trying to mow down referee with car'
An angry footballer who tried to mow down the referee by driving onto the pitch is now facing jail. ANI

I don't wear g-string like in the past, says WWE Diva Maryse
WWE Diva Maryse has revealed that she no more wears g-string like she used to in the past. ANI

Klitschko believes he's boxing's answer to Wacko Jacko
Ukrainian IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko reckons he will be boxing's answer to Wacko Jacko when he hangs up his gloves. ANI

'Sledging' will push Ashes series to 'boiling point': Johnson
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has predicted that tensions between the his team and the visiting England team will reach boiling point during next month's Ashes series. ANI

Ferguson staged Rooney fiasco to raise Man U 'salary ceiling': Bosnich
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes that manager Sir Alex Ferugson had staged the Wayne Rooney fiasco in a bid to raise the club's salary cap. ANI

Kochi IPL franchise gets a month to sort out ownership differences
The Kochi consortium of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was on Wednesday given a reprieve of a month by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to resolve its ownership-related dispute, failing which it runs the risk of termination from the league. ANI

Pak hockey to dump experience for youth after Asian Games with eye on Olympics
Pakistan is all set to rebuild its national hockey team after the Asian Games due next month, regardless of how the players perform in the quadrennial spectacle to be held at Guangzhou in China. ANI

Cook warns critics his 'bat will do the talking' during Ashes series
England batsman Alastair Cook is confident that he can recapture his form to silence critics and play a full part in retaining the Ashes in Australia. ANI

Queensland coach slams CA selectors for snubbing 'complete cricketer' Hopes
Queensland coach Trevor Barsby has slammed Cricket Australia selectors for snubbing all-rounder James Hopes for next month's ODI series against Sri Lanka. ANI

Crowe 'privileged to assist' struggling New Zealand team get bearings back
Former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe has said that he is willing to help the cricket committee being set up to monitor the struggling Black Caps. ANI

Indian Premier League to decide fate of Kochi team today
The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council meets in Nagpur on Wednesday to decide the fate of the Kochi franchise issue. ANI

Flower expects 'special one' Pietersen to 'stand-out' on England's tour to Australia
England coach Andy Flower has backed batting star Kevin Pietersen to shine during next month's tour of Australia. ANI

Tiger Woods' mistress blames his ex-wife Elin for his affairs
Tiger Woods' mistress Loredana Jolie has accused his wife Elin Nordegren of being an uncaring "gold-digger" in her book that details her alleged 20 sexual encounters with the now-divorced golfer. ANI

Man U offers defender O'Shea 16.5 million pound contract
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has offered star defender John O'Shea a new 16.5-million-pound contract, and said the initiative is being taken to ensure stars commit to Old Trafford for the long-term. ANI

Marching orders to one of Oz selectors will be "a pity": Hilditch
Cricket Australia's chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said that issuing marching orders to one of his panel members this week will be "a pity". ANI

China announces largest-ever team for Guangzhou Asian Games
EIJING - Chinese sports authorities have announced the country's largest-ever delegation for an international sporting event, as Beijing aims to defend its gold medal and medal tally titles at the coming Guangzhou Asian Games. ANI

Proteas ease past Pakistan in Abu Dhabi T20 match
South Africa has clinched victory over Pakistan in a Twenty20 international clash in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan slumped to a dismal six-wicket defeat in the match. ANI

Lee needs to play more cricket before ODI comeback, says Hilditch
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee needs more cricket after a six-month layoff with an elbow injury, chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said. ANI

I was never going to leave Man U: Rooney
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has reportedly told a Red Devils' fan at Dubai's Burj Al Arab hotel that he was never going to leave the club. ANI

Man City boss Mancini may raise a stink over Barry's booze gulp
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, who recently barred players from boozing, is expected to be "furious", after receiving reports that club and England ace Gareth Barry was gulping from a liqueur bottle in front of cheering Man City team-mates at a student party ANI

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