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Sports News on December 10, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger regrets not saving Rachel Crow on US 'The X Factor'
Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly regretting her decision not to save Rachel Crow following the recent elimination on US 'The X Factor'. ANI

Irina Shayk dons extremely short low cut dress for sport wear launch
Irina Shayk turned up in a short figure-hugging frock for Macys Ideology Press Launch for their activewear line. ANI

Sehwag can notch another double ton: Dhoni
The Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni backed his teammate Virender Sehwag for his recording breaking double ton in one day international (ODI) stating that he is capable of repeating this feat. ANI

Swann enjoys tactical side of captaincy, not the bull**** off it
England off-spinner Graeme Swann says that enjoys the tactical side of captaincy.I did enjoy captaincy. I enjoyed the tactical side of it and I went on instinct. It helped that we won the game in India. If it was possible to just go on the field then I'd love to do it, but I couldn't put up with all the bull**** that goes with it off the field," Swann told the Daily Mail. ANI

Severity of punishments handed out to Pak cricketers surprised me: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has admitted that he was surprised by the severity of the punishments handed out to the three Pakistani cricketers for their role in last year's spot fixing scam. ANI

If Swann had his way, he would not play ODIs
If England off-spinner Graeme Swann had his way, he would not include 50-over cricket in his scheme of play. ANI

England wants to be ranked with Windies team of 80s: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes that the current national squad and the type of players coming through the system have the potential to be compared to the all conquering West Indies team of the mid-1970s and 1980s and the Australian squads of the 1990s. ANI

Swann still doesn't think Pietersen is captaincy material
England off-spinner Graeme Swann cannot understand the fuss being made about his autobiographical revelation that Kevin Pietersen is not captaincy material. ANI

Villas-Boas slams Sky Sports pundit Neville over Luiz criticism
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has hit back at former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville's comment that David Luiz plays like he is controlled by a 10-year-old on a PlayStation. ANI

Spinners will be match-winners in Pak-England Test series: PCB chief selector
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s acting chief selector Mohammad Ilyas expects spin to play a key part in the upcoming Test series against England in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and says that spinners could eventually turn out to be the match-winners. ANI

Emotional Henry cries after seeing his statue at Arsenal stadium
Tears rolled down Thierry Henry's eyes after seeing the magnificent bronze image of himself in a iconic, almost messianic pose. ANI

Liz Hurley all set to reunite with Warnie for Christmas
Elizabeth Hurley is all set to reunite with her fiance Shane Warne in Melbourne for Christmas. ANI

Anelka becomes most expensive player in Chinese football
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has agreed to play for soccer club Shanghai Shenhua for 20 million pounds, making him the most expensive player in the history of Chinese football. ANI

Villas Boas asks Chelsea players to involve him in goal celebrations
Chelsea has confirmed that club players are under orders to involve coach Andre Villas-Boas in their goal celebrations. ANI

Brit boxing champ Amir Khan afraid of his mother
British boxing champion Amir Khan, who decides about the fate of his opponents in the ring, has admitted to being afraid of his mother. ANI

Premier League star blows whistle on footballers' Christmas frolics
A former Premier League star has claimed that strippers had sex with top players at a football club's Christmas bash. ANI

Christine Bleakley looking forward to hosting 'Dancing on Ice'
Christine Bleakley is looking forward to her new role as the host of the show 'Dancing on Ice' and says it's a chance to start the new year on a positive note. ANI

'Hamstrung' Vettori may be dropped from Kiwi squad for a month
Kiwi spinner and former captain Daniel Vettori could be dropped from the team for at least a month due to a hamstring injury which forced him to sit out of the second Test match being played against Australia in Hobart, Tasmania. ANI

Aussie success against marauding Sehwag, ageless Tendulkar will be a major challenge
The Australian bowling attack is improving, but success against an in-form Indian outfit featuring Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar will not come as easily as it has against a disappointing New Zealand. ANI

Kiwis technically deficient against the Aussies, says worried Hadlee
A worried former New Zealand cricketing great Richard Hadlee has described the current lot of Kiwi cricketers as technically deficient, and urged them to work on their weaknesses. ANI

Kiwis dominate play on day two of Hobart Test
New Zealand's cricketers dominated day two of the second Test being played at the Bellrieve Oval here against Australia on Saturday. ANI

New Indian bowlers are very good: Waugh
Former captain Steve Waugh has said that the new crop of Indian bowlers are very good and are surely going to give a tough time to the Australian team. ANI

England spinner Panesar included in squad for Test series against Pak
England spinner Monty Panesar has been included in the team for the three- match Test series against Pakistan between January and February 2012. ANI

Bollinger hopeful of recall for India series
Doug Bollinger, who will be returning from a hamstring injury in Sydney grade cricket today, is hopeful of a recall for the series against India. ANI

Test cricket is the flagship of world cricket: Ian Botham
Former England captain and all-rounder Ian Botham has described Test cricket as the flagship of world cricket today and refuses to accept that the longer format of the game is dying out. ANI

Ponting should not listen to people asking for his retirement: Viv Richards
Former West Indies batting great Vivian Richards has said that fans and administrators must learn to enjoy the performance of greats like Ricky Ponting rather than predicting or asking for him to retire when form is found to be dipping. ANI

Windies board disappointing even in team's transitional stage: Viv Richards
Former West Indies captain Vivian Richards has said that the Caribbean islands are taking longer than normal to get back to the halcyon days. ANI

Kris Humphries moving forward after 'Kim' split
Kris Humphries has revealed that he is moving forward since his split from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian. ANI

Coleen Rooney heads to NY for 'Sex And The City' tour
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen appears to be having a great time in New York, after she landed there for a pre-Christmas girly trip this week. ANI

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