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Arsenal looked 'bit young and naive' during defeat to Liverpool
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his men had seemed 'young' and 'naive' in their 2-0 Premier League defeat against Liverpool on Saturday. ANI

Arsenal needs to make key signings quickly: Capello
England manager Fabio Capello has told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to start spending before the club's season goes up in smoke. ANI

Tottenham to target Man U's under-fire goalie David de Gea
Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has told Manchester United's under-fire goalkeeper David de Gea to expect another test of nerve in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford tonight. ANI

'Passionate' Wenger says he loves 'fighting against the tide'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that life at the Emirates stadium is 'great', as he has the fight of his life on his hands. ANI

Ex-Man U defender Neville hits out at England gambling 'cancer'
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has claimed that stars were hooked on playing cards and betting hundreds of pounds. ANI

Marsh hopes fitness focus pays off during Sri Lanka Test series
Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is hoping that an emphasis on fitness will be the key to success during the second half of the tour of Sri Lanka. ANI

Waqar backs selection of young team for Pak's Zimbabwe tour
Pakistan's outgoing coach Waqar Younis has backed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for selecting a young team for the Zimbabwe tour. ANI

Sehwag, Ishant ruled out of India-England ODI series
Opener Virender Sehwag and fast bowler Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of the forthcoming one day series against England. ANI

Boris Becker, wife Lilly spending summer in Ibiza
Former tennis pro Boris Becker and his wife Lilly have after their summer vacation in the Balearic Islands docked in Ibiza. ANI

Mancini tells Man City stars to cut out 'stupid' mistakes
Coach Roberto Mancini has instructed his Manchester City stars to avoid making 'stupid' mistakes that could scupper their title bid. ANI

Waqar's resignation not linked to assisting Afridi's return: PCB official
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dismissed speculations that Waqar Younis' decision to resign as coach is to pave way for the return of former captain Shahid Afridi. ANI

Argus report did not target specific individuals, says Sutherland
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has denied reports, which suggested that the Argus report targeted only specific individuals. ANI

Chelsea star pays 20K pounds to insure girlfriend to drive his car
Chelsea football star Josh McEachran forked out 20,000 pounds as insurance for his girlfriend Corrie star Brooke Vincent so that she could chauffeur around in his flash car. ANI

Ian Chappell says need for 'Argus Review' shows rot within Cricket Australia
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell reckons the fact that Cricket Australia (CA) needed the 'Argus Review' to point out problems in the country's cricket highlights what's wrong within the board. ANI

Ian Chappell hails Oz cricket for averting 'Judgment Day' after star retirements
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that Australian cricket has performed above his expectations despite the retirement of several champion players in the past few years. ANI

Dalglish cool over his big-fee Liverpool stars
Coach Kenny Dalglish believes that only time will tell whether he has been bold or stupid in the transfer market. ANI

Akram blames PCB for 'fighter' Waqar's resignation
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram reckons that health cannot be the only reason behind Waqar Younis' decision to quit as the coach of the national team. ANI

Drug to prolong lives of skin cancer patients soon to be widely available
For all those people who are suffering from the deadly skin cancer melanoma, the invention of a drug that can prolong lives, might bring some relief. ANI

Hashim Amla named South Africa's 'Sports Star of the Year'
South African opening batsman Hashim Amla has been named as the country's 'Sports Star of the Year' in a ceremony held in Sun City. ANI

Hayden says 'consistency' behind England's rise in Test rankings
Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden reckons that England's rise to the summit of Test cricket is down to consistency. ANI

Carragher fires out a warning to UK Premier League
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has warned the British Premier League that they must take notice of Kenny Dalglish's 114 million pound revolution following the club's impressive win at Arsenal. ANI

Andy Flower committed to England, says ECB chief
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive David Collier is confident that coach Andy Flower is committed to England and would not leave his job anytime soon. ANI

'I am dying to play for Pakistan,' says Afridi
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has confessed that he is dying to play for the national team once again. ANI

Valencia 'agree in principle' to sell Juan Mata to Chelsea
Valencia has announced that they have reached "an agreement in principle" with Chelsea for the sale of Juan Mata to the west London club. ANI

Man City gives Gunners an ultimatum on Nasri signing
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has hinted that his club may abandon their bid to sign Samir Nasri if the French midfielder plays in the Champions League for Arsenal on Wednesday. ANI

Becks pulled over for having illegal all-black tints on car window
Footballer David Beckham was pulled over by cops for having illegal all-black tints on the window of his pimped-up 38,000 pounds Cadillac Escalade. ANI

Aussies aim to go full force in final ODI against Lanka
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said his side will go full force against Sri Lanka in the last one day despite having won the series already. ANI

Kiwi businessman named deputy head of 2015 cricket World Cup Organizing Committee
Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have announced the appointment of New Zealand businessman Ralph Waters as Deputy Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 World Cup. ANI

Waqar shouldn't have resigned during Pak team's 'transition phase': Latif
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif feels that coach Waqar Younis' resignation has come at a very wrong time for the country's cricket. ANI

Now, a boat hotel above Thames for 2012 Olympics
A bizarre new hotel, shaped like a boat,- is to be placed on top of the Queen Elizabeth Concert hall peering out over the River Thames for the 2012 Olympics to be held here. ANI

PCB must sign foreign coach to resolve crisis, says Akmal
Dumped Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal believes that only a foreign coach can turn the national team into a fighting unit and world beaters after the sudden resignation of Waqar Younis. ANI

Tendulkar's wicket key to ensuring whitewash: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann feels his team needs to dismiss Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar early to stay on course for victory in the Oval Test. ANI

Tendulkar let-off by England in Oval Test
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar could have already been out if England had appealed for a stumping late on day four of the Oval Test. ANI

Aaqib Javed should be Pak cricket coach: Mudassar Nazar
Former Pakistani opener and coach Mudassar Nazar feels Aaqib Javed should be the next coach of the national squad, and adds that current coach Waqar Younis can leave the position with his head held high. ANI

Swann looking forward to playing 'big part' in Oval Test victory over India
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has said he is looking forward to playing a big role in defeating India in the fourth and final Test match being played at the Oval. ANI

Winning in India will be biggest challenge for World No.1-ranked England: Dravid
Indian batsman Rahul Dravid believes that England's tour of India next year would be one of the biggest challenges for the new world number one-ranked Test team due to different playing conditions. ANI

Dravid admits to nicking the ball in second innings of Oval Test
Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has ended the speculation over his dismissal in the second innings of The Oval Test against England by admitting that he had nicked the ball. ANI

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