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Oz firms term CWG OC decision not to pay dues 'ridiculous'
Some Australian firms who had threatened to launch legal proceedings against the organizing committee of the Delhi Commonwealth Games for non-payment of dues, have reacted with disappointment to the latter's decision not pay those who failed to meet their contractual obligations. ANI

Shehzad guides Pakistan to rare ODI series win in New Zealand
Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad's maiden century inspired the visitors to a 41-run win over New Zealand in the fifth ODI played in Hamilton on Thursday. ANI

Man U hasn't written off 'dangerous' Chelsea from Premier League title race: Rooney
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that his club would not underestimate defending champions Chelsea as the Premier League title race begins to take shape. ANI

ECB faces legal threat over ill-gotten' Stanford gains
The England and Wales Cricket board faces the threat of legal action to return 3.5 million dollars it received from the ill-fated deal with disgraced financier Sir Allen Stanford. ANI

How alcohol industry sponsorship ups hazardous drinking in athletes
A new research has provided evidence that alcohol industry sponsorship is associated with more hazardous drinking in sportspeople compared to non-alcohol sponsorship. ANI

I want bigger b**bs but they won't be aerodynamic: Victoria Pendleton
British Olympic and world champion tract cyclist Victoria Pendleton has said that she even though she would love to have bigger br**ts, she knows they would not be very aerodynamic. ANI

Fabregas escapes charge despite accusing Everton of bribing referee
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has escaped a Football Association charge despite claims of him accusing Everton of bribing a referee. ANI

Rooney tells Nani: Keep supplying to keep score board moving
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has asked his teammate Nani to keep supplying so that he can keep scoring. ANI

Taylor's 'chat' steered Clarke back into form
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has revealed that he had lent advice to Michael Clarke during the batsman's desperate battle to regain form. ANI

Strauss under pressure to find right balance for England bowling attack
England skipper Andrew Strauss has admitted he had the job ahead of finding the right balance for his bowling attack after they were unable to defend 6-333, as most of his frontline bowlers are injured. ANI

Mudassar Nazar says Pak squad 'simply not strong enough to win World Cup'
Mudassar Nazar, former director of game development for the Pakistan Cricket Board, has expressed his utter disbelief at the mediocre planning by the PCB and its selectors for the World Cup 2011, and said Pakistan are unlikely to win the tournament, as the selected squad is "simply not strong enough." ANI

Wright, Vettori to pick team during 2011 World Cup
New Zealand coach John Wright has made it clear that he and skipper Daniel Vettori will be picking the squad during the 2011 World Cup ANI

El Hadji Diouf 'texts nude photos to woo women'
A source close to controversial new Rangers star El Hadji Diouf has revealed how the flash footballer sends nude snaps hoping to get sexy ones in return. ANI

Hip injury to Steven Smith sours Australia's record chase
Australia's fourth highest successful run chase in ODIs on Wednesday against was soured by an injury to allrounder Steve Smith. ANI

Contenders Afridi, Misbah have "no issues" over Pak captaincy for World Cup 2011
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has made it clear that there are no differences between him and Test skipper Misbahul Haq over the captaincy race for leading the national team for the World Cup 2011. ANI

Pak players Butt, Asif face life bans in spot-fixing case, says report
Two of the three Pakistani cricketers suspended on spot-fixing charges face life bans as the International Cricket Council (ICC) attempts to stamp out corruption ahead of the World Cup 2011. ANI

Man U veteran defender Neville retires
Veteran Manchester United defender Gary Neville has announced his retirement from football after making 602 appearances for the club and playing 85 times for England in a 20-year-long career. ANI

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