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Sports News on August 20, 2011

Petra Ecclestone 'desperate' to join Hollywood, launch reality TV show
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone's daughter Petra is said to be desperate to join Hollywood and launch her own reality TV show in the US. ANI

Jenson Button escapes traffic fine with 'charming' £170K McLaren car
Jenson Button is said to have avoided a traffic fine by charming a traffic warden with his 170,000-pound McLaren racing car. ANI

Jim Courier, wife Susanna Lingman get cosy over spicy Indian curry
Former tennis champ Jim Courier was spotted enjoying a romantic dinner date with his wife Susanna Lingman at haute Indian haunt Tamarind on East 22nd Street this week. ANI

Criticism of Hilditch gains ground after Argus report
Now with the Argus review out in the public domain, the criticism and assessment of outgoing chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch is gaining ground. ANI

Cricket Australia has taken first step to fix mess: Roebuck
Australia has taken the first steps needed to repair its tattered cricketing reputation, feels cricket columnist Peter Roebuck. ANI

Brit boxer Amir Khan invited to celebrate Eid with Hillary Clinton
British boxing ace Amir Khan will meet United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, a three-day Muslim festival that marks the end of Ramadan. ANI

Rixon impressed by captain Clarke on Lanka tour
Former Australian wicketkeeper and now the national squad's fielding coach Steve Rixon has been impressed by Michael Clarke's leadership in Sri Lanka. ANI

Pak daily slams PCB for selecting "weak team" despite having better options
The responsibility of any poor showing by Pakistan during the Zimbabwe tour will rest on the shoulders of the Pakistan Cricket Board, especially on PCB chief Ijaz Butt, for selecting such a weak team despite having the option of selecting a much better side, a Pakistani newspaper has said. ANI

Spanish La Liga club makes p*rn film on donating sperm to boost fan base
Spanish La Liga's struggling club Getafe has produced a zombie p*rn film in a bid to boost the fan base during the matches. ANI

England have played well, says Sreesanth
Indian fast bowler S.Sreesanth has candidly admitted that England has batted itself into a very solid and strong position in the fourth and final Test, and added that this has been a consistent feature of the home side during the series. ANI

Most successful Aussie woman cricketer in race to assume Cricket Australia's new post
Australia's most successful woman cricketer and former captain Belinda Clark is among the frontrunners to take over the Cricket Australia's(CA) newly created post, General Manager of Team Performance. ANI

ECB secures 20 million pound Investec Test sponsorship deal
The England and Wales Cricket (ECB) is reportedly close to signing a four-year contract with the asset management banking company Investec to replace Npower as sponsors of Test cricket in the country. ANI

Abbey Clancy moves mum into her home to help with baby care
Former model and football ace Peter Crouch's wife, Abbey Clancy, has moved her mother Karen into her home to help look after her five-month-old daughter Sophia Ruby. ANI

Posh struggling to hold her baby daughter Harper due to slipped disc
Victoria Beckham is said to have suffered a slipped disc, allegedly due to wearing high heels while pregnant with daughter Harper Seven, and her condition got worse after her caesarean operation. ANI

Posh "feeling much better" after slipping a disc
Victoria Beckham, who suffered a slipped disc while pregnant with her daughter has taken to twitter to reveal that she is "feeling much better", and to thank fans for their messages of support. ANI

KP praises magnificent Bell as England pile on India's agony
Middle order batsman Kevin Pietersen has showered praises on fellow batsman Ian Bell, describing him as magnificent and in the form of his life after both shared a record partnership of 350 as England ruthlessly dissected an inadequate Indian attack on the second day of the fourth and final test at the Oval on Friday. ANI

Captain, coach will join selectors to restore Australia's cricket fortunes
The decision to add captain Michael Clarke and the coach to a restructured, five-man selection panel is expected to ignite fierce debate, but the overall message coming out from Cricket Australia after the revealing of the Argus review, is that all have a responsibility to restore Australia's cricket fortunes. ANI

'Beer-bellied' Vaughan, the new star of UK's worst amateur cricket team
In 2006, the Goldsborough second eleven suffered its worst defeat in modern English recreational cricket. ANI

Ken Barrington inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
Former England batsman Ken Barrington was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in front of a large and appreciative international crowd during the tea interval of the scond day's play of the fourth and final Test between England and India at The Oval here on Friday. ANI

'Cleared' Malik vows to make "impressive return" to Pak team
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, who has been cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Integrity Committee for selection in the national team, has said that he has already lost a lot of valuable time, but vowed to cover up for it by making an impressive comeback. ANI

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