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Bollinger challenges selectors' decision about fitness for Tests
Told in no uncertain terms that he was not in proper shape for Test cricket, New South Wales left-arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger has become the latest player to raise an eyebrow about Australian selections, arguing he is fit enough for the longer form of the game. ANI

White enjoying first tour captaincy role in Sri Lanka
Australia's Twenty20 skipper Cameron White has said that he is enjoying his role on his first tour as a national team leader. ANI

Adaptability a key for Aussies in Sri Lanka: David Hussey
Australian middle-order batsmen David Hussey has said that his Australian team-mates will have to adapt quickly to emerge victorious against one of the world's best limited overs side, Sri Lanka, on their own patch. ANI

Sports match fixers to face jail under proposed Victoria laws
Victoria's Gaming Minister Michael O'Brien has said sports match fixers would be jailed under the Australian state's new laws. ANI

Retd soccer legend Paul Scholes dons his boots again for his 12-yr-old son
After retiring at the end of the last season, soccer star Paul Scholes once again donned his boots - but this time it's for his son. ANI

Getting to No.1 isn't enough for England: Swann
Off-spinner Graeme Swann says that getting the number one spot won't be enough for England, at least for the current group of players. ANI

Steyn believes that Anderson is close to being the world's best bowler
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn maybe sitting atop the Test rankings for the past 18 months, as the world's best bowler bar none, but it is position that can now be challenged by England's James Anderson. ANI

Inspirational England looking for a fight, India lacking spirit: Selvey
England is edging closer to the Test match summit, but India are facing an abyss, feels former Test fast bowler Mike Selvey. ANI

Sharapova tops 'world's highest paid sports women' list again
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has retained her spot as the world's highest paid woman in professional sports. ANI

Bresnan aims to rough up India again in Edgbaston Test
Yorkshire fast bowler Tim Bresnan has been on the winning side in every one of his eight Tests for England, and is looking forward to roughing up India again in the third Test that begins from August 10 at Edgbaston. ANI

Had Indian batsman been run out like Bell, it would have been an international incident: Flower
England cricket team coach Andy Flower believes there would have been an 'international incident' had an Indian batsman been run out by England in Mumbai the way Ian Bell was at Trent Bridge. ANI

Ryan Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas kicks off raunchy shoot for 2012 calendar
Ryan Giggs' secret lover Imogen Thomas looked her seductive best as she posed for her 2012 calendar at the Sisu Boutique Hotel in Puerto Banus, Marbella. ANI

Sir Trevor Nunn 'seduced' me before I knew of his fame: Nancy Dell'olio
Sir Trevor Nunn's new girlfriend Nancy Dell'Olio has revealed that the theatre director had started to relentlessly pursue her before she knew of his fame. ANI

Becks adds $300k Ferrari with '7' logo as tribute to baby Harper to fleet
David Beckham has added a Ferrari with a customized number '7' logo, to his luxury car collection, fuelling speculation that the car is in honour of his new baby daughter Harper. ANI

India made right decision in recalling Bell: Broad
Recalling the run-out episode of Ian Bell, England fast bowler Stuart Broad said that initially the team and the management was absolutely stunned at what had happened. ANI

England hungry and determined to gain NO.1 world Test ranking: Broad
After having taken 14 wickets and scoring 182 runs in the ongoing Test series against India, England all-rounder Stuart Broad believes his team is hungry enough to be the best team in the world. ANI

French Open champion Li Na poised to become richest woman in tennis
Li Na, who recently became the first Asian-born player to win a singles Grand Slam title, is poised to become the richest woman in tennis as companies fight to cash in on her enormous popularity in China. ANI

Nazi football team was asked to use 'blitzkrieg' tactics
A crazy plan to make German footballers in World War Two play a 'Blitzkrieg' game that copied the tactics of battlefield warriors has been found in a German archive. ANI

Two in dock over 40,000 pound raid on Walcott's home
Two burglars who ransacked soccer star Theo Walcott's home while he was playing in a Champions League match, have been caught. ANI

Ashley Cole hires SAS-trained guard to 'protect him from predatory girls'
Looks like love rat Ashley Cole is making an effort to save himself from lusty wannabe WAGs. ANI

Undercooked India needs to put body in line and fight back: Ganguly
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has described the current squad led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni as being under-prepared and said the batsmen need to "put their bodies on the line" if they are to salvage anything from their Test series in England. ANI

Bradman name case settled out of court
The long-awaited trial into the exploitation of Sir Donald Bradman's name has been settled out of court.ohn Bradman and two other executors of Sir Donald's estate had sued law firm Allens Arthur Robinson alleging they were negligent in assigning Sir Donald's name to the Bradman Foundation. ANI

Injured Yuvraj to consult hand specialist in London today
Indian middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh will travel to London today to show his injured left hand to a specialist. ANI

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