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Argus review panel recommendations vital for Oz cricket well being
Australian cricket has been in disarray for three years and a good outcome from the Argus review panel is vital. ANI

Rooney's mullet - 'crazy bet' for bookies this season
Wayne Rooney's hairstyle has emerged as one of the crazy bets that football fans can gamble on this season. ANI

Team India will fight back in England Test series, says Srikkanth
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth is confident that the national team will bounce back in the ongoing Test series against England. ANI

Coleen says hubby Wayne got an Afro after hair transplantation
Coleen Rooney has revealed that her husband Wayne has recently developed dreadlocks following the 30,000-pound hair-transplant. ANI

Indian team for England ODI series selected purely on performance: Srikkanth
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Saturday said that the selection of the 16-man squad for the ODI series against England was based on the performance of the players. ANI

Ex-Kiwi cricket captain Fleming says Order of Merit a proud achievement
Former New Zealand cricket captain Stephen Fleming has received the insignia of an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit from Governor-General Anand Satyanand, and said that Government House is right up there, as far as ceremony and protocol with Lord's is concerned. ANI

Mancini says will carry on picking Tevez for matches
Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini has said that he will continue to pick star striker Carlos Tevez and rubbished specualation of the latter probably moving to Italian club Inter-Milan. ANI

Ex-Pak Test spinner Iqbal Qasim blasts "inconsistent selection policy"
Former Test cricketer and chief selector Iqbal Qasim has criticised the selection committee for adopting a "futile" youth policy in team selection. ANI

Ferguson says Man U needs 84 points to win 2011-12 Premier League title
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes the club needs at least 84 points to snare this season's Premier League title. ANI

Hart pumped over 25m pound Man City deal
Striker Joe Hart has said that he is happy to be rewarded with a five-year 25 million pound offer after enjoying a stunning season with Manchester City and England. ANI

Man City will struggle without Tevez: Nani
Portuguese striker Nani has warned Manchester City that without Carlos Tevez, they will struggle to make their presence felt in the Community Shield. ANI

Dravid recalled for England ODI series, Harbhajan dropped
Veteran batsman Rahul Dravid has made a surprise comeback into India's ODI squad after two years on the sidelines. ANI

Wenger admits to getting sleepless nights ahead of Arsenal's season
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted to having sleepless nights as his team's season appears to be nearing its end even before kicking off. ANI

Cook confident of regaining form in remaining Tests
England opening batsman Alastair Cook is confident of regaining his form in the two remaining Tests against India. ANI

India's Down Under tour will be toughest for Aussies this year: Ponting
India's tour of Australia will be the toughest for the Michael Clarke-led team this year, according to Ricky Ponting. ANI

Ponting says Dhoni's recall of Bell during Trent Bridge Test 'good sign for cricket'
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has praised Indian captain M.S. Dhoni's decision to reinstate England's Ian Bell after the century-making batsman's bizarre run-out during the Trent Bridge Test, saying that it is good sign for international cricket. ANI

Now, footie Brendan Fevola takes to Shane Warne's diet shake to turn slim!
Looks like spin king Shane Warne's new slim look has become inspiration for other players to turn from flab to fit. ANI

World-renowned Brit cricket bat firm facing financial crisis
A cricket bat manufacturing company that once supplied bats to legends such as England's Geoffrey Boycott and India's Mohammad Azharuddin, has hit hard-times due to paucity of funds and poor sponsorship support. ANI

Ashley Cole keen to 'play in States' where ex Cheryl owns 3mn pounds pad
Looks like even after all his latest philandering episodes, love rat Ashley Cole is determined to woo back his former wife Cheryl. ANI

Ex- England club footballer jailed for raping teenage girl
The brother of football ace Titus Bramble, Tesfaye has been jailed for four and a half years for raping a teenage girl. ANI

Leicestershire's James Taylor may get England call up
England is likely to call Leicestershire batsman James Taylor into the national squad as a replacement for injured Jonathan Trott.aylor is likely to be included in England's 13-man Test squad for the first time when it is announced today, according to The Sun. ANI

Ryan Giggs set for 'sh*gged in your brother's bed' taunts by City fans
Love rat Ryan Giggs might hear taunting chants from rival City fans at the Community Shield tomorrow. ANI

'38-year-old' legends Tendulkar and Dravid inspirations for every cricketer, says Ponting
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting believes that claims of batsmen fading in their mid-to-late 30s are overrated, and said that 38-year-old Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid are inspirations for every cricketer. ANI

Nothing stopping England from 4-0 Test score line against India: Botham
Former England captain and legendary all-rounder Ian Botham does not see any reason why the home team cannot achieve a four-nil score line against India in the ongoing Test series. ANI

Ex-Oz keeper Marsh says patience key to Australia returning to top of world cricket
Former Australian wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh doesn't share Australian cricket's despair at England's rise to the top of the Test-playing world. ANI

Ponting likely to abandon Sri Lanka tour if baby comes early
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is likely to abandon the tour of Sri Lanka during the ODI series or the Test matches if the birth of his second child comes sooner than expected. ANI

Oz Twenty20 skipper White hoping to get it right from the start
Australia's Twenty20 skipper Cameron White believes his team would need to get it right from the start of their series opener against Sri Lanka on Saturday to make an impact during the entire tour. ANI

PCB disqualifies Karachi Cricket boss for breaching rules
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has disqualified Professor Ejaz Ahmed Faruqi, honorary secretary of the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA), for breaching the Conduct of Holders of Office Rules 2004. ANI

Tendulkar opts out of Northampton practice match to attend 'Champions Live' event in London
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is expected to attend an event called Champions Live on the sidelines of the team's practice match against Northamptonshire. ANI

PCB vendetta won't derail my 'save Pak cricket crusade', says sacked Karachi Cricket boss
Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) honorary Secretary Professor Ejaz Ahmed Faruqi has said that Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) act of disqualifying him will not stop him from raising his voice for merit and justice in cricket. ANI

Warnie's fitness secret lies with Liz's 'evil regime'?
Spin king Shane Warne has denied the role of girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley behind his dramatic makeover, but many think she has had more than a little influence. ANI

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