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Sports News on August 15, 2011

Pippa Middleton comes out in support of beau during cricket match
Pippa Middleton has come out in support of her boyfriend Alex Loudon, turning up to watch the former England cricketer in on-field action. ANI

Pak female spinners will be key to success against WI, says coach
Pakistan's women's cricket team coach Mansoor Rana has said that spinners will be the key in the series against West Indies that is scheduled to start from August 28 in Kingston, Jamaica. ANI

FI fan's "intelligent and moving letter" gets him bionic hand from Team Mercedes
A teenage Formula One fan has been fitted with an enhanced artificial hand after he offered to sell advertising space on his prosthetic limb to the Mercedes team. ANI

Serena William's Rogers Cup victory boosts her US Open title chances
After winning the Toronto WTA title by beating Australia's Samantha Stosur, tennis ace Serena Williams is now gearing up to play in the US Open that starts in two week's time. ANI

Wayne and Coleen Rooney lead celebs donating to UK riot fund
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have offered their support to victims of the UK riots by donating 50, 000 pounds to a fund launched to help people affected by violence across London. ANI

Broad praises Flower, Strauss for making England world number one
Right-arm fast bowler Stuart Broad has praised coach Andy Flower and skipper Andrew Strauss for making England the number one Test side in the world. ANI

Pak cricket training camp to focus more on 'discipline' ahead of Zimbabwe tour
The Pakistan cricket team's training camp that gets underway from Monday, will focus on physical training and discipline. ANI

I've put 'nightmare' of last season behind me, says Torres
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres insists that he is feeling sharp again after putting last season's nightmare behind him. ANI

Messi backs 'exceptional player' Aguero to shine at Manchester City
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi believes that national team pal Sergio Aguero will be able to adapt quickly to the physical nature of the Premier League at Manchester City. ANI

UK speed record attempt left in tatters due to pothole accident
An attempt to break UK speed record for an electric car by Joe Wales, the great-grandson of speed legend Sir Malcolm Campbell failed after meeting a 'pothole' accident. ANI

Walcott spills all England manager Capello's secrets in new book
England winger Theo Walcott has said that manager Fabio Capello did little for his confidence in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. ANI

'Disheartened' Yousuf set to retire from cricket following PCB central contract snub
Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf is likely to retire from all forms of cricket after the Pakistan Cricket Board dropped him from its list of centrally contracted players, sources have said. ANI

Mcilroy flying to Cincinnati to catch up with lady love Wozniacki
Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki may be the reason why Northern Ireland golfer Rory Mcilroy has been smiling despite ending his hopes of winning the USPGA Championship due to a wrist injury. ANI

Chelsea ready to pull the plug on Modric swoop
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has said the club might pull the plug on moves to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric. ANI

Man U star Ferdinand sidelined for six weeks with hamstring injury
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that defender Rio Ferdinand is likely to be sidelined for six weeks with a hamstring injury. ANI

Rich female Londoners, middle class families to dominate crowds at 2012 Olympics
Visitors to the London 2012 Olympics website during the time when tickets were on sale mainly included wealthy women and middle class families, figures have revealed. ANI

Shahzad vows to make a comeback
Discarded Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has refuted former team manager Intikhab Alam's claims that he was not selected for the tour of Zimbabwe due to disciplinary issues. ANI

England deserves to be World No.1 Test team, says Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke has saluted England's new status as the world's number one ranked Test side. ANI

Ferguson defends struggling Man U goalie De Gea
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the club's new goalkeeper David De Gea despite his howler against West Bromwich Albion in Sunday's Premier League clash. ANI

'Dumped' Umar Gul eyeing return to Pak team soon
After being left out of the Pakistan team for the Zimbabwe tour, fast-bowler Umar Gul has said he is focusing on returning to the national squad soon. ANI

Coleen Rooney goes on a shopping spree
Seems like Manchester United star Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen is having a great time these days with long holidays followed by shopping sprees. ANI

7-year-old Briton now 'hottest prospect' in darts after beating games' top players
A seven-year-old British boy has become one of the 'hottest prospects' in darts after he defeated some of the world's biggest players since taking up the game at the age of two. ANI

Arsenal, Barcelona agree on Fabregas deal
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has revealed that midfielder Cesc Fabregas will finally seal his dream return to Barcelona after a medical today. ANI

Flower eyeing Test series whitewash over India
England coach Andy Flower is eyeing a whitewash over India in the ongoing Test series against India to reinforce their cricket dominance. ANI

England to reset goals for 'constant self-improvement', says Flower
England coach Andy Flower has said that his world No.1 ranked Test team will set fresh goals in an attempt to continue their upward curve. ANI

Uncertainty looms over next year's Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series
Uncertainty continues to loom over the India- Pakistan bilateral cricket series scheduled for next year with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) still awaiting a response from the BCCI on whether the Indian government will grant clearance for the tour. ANI

PCB to decide on Malik, Kaneria's fate today
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik and spinner Danish Kaneria will appear before Pakistan Cricket Board's Integrity Committee today, to decide whether the two cricketers are eligible for national selection or not. ANI

Bopara likely to retain place in England squad for Oval Test
England batsman Ravi Bopara is likely to retain his place in the world No.1 ranked Test team for the fourth Test against India, which starts at The Oval on Thursday. ANI

England team devoid of 'jealousies and selfishness', says Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen has said that under captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower, England have forged a team devoid of cliques, jealousies and selfishness. ANI

Pietersen wants England to emulate 'great Australian and West Indian killers'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen wants his team to "kill" opposition teams with their attacking brand of cricket - just like the recent all-conquering Australian teams and the West Indies team of the 1980s. ANI

Fans disappointed by Indian cricket team's dismal performance
The humiliating loss of the Indian cricket team in the third test match at Edgbaston against England, which ended on Saturday, has disappointed fans across the country. ANI

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