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Sports News on February 5, 2011

Women of Oz cricketers just hate the WAG tag!
The women, who are partners of men of South Australia's cricket team Redbacks, have revealed that they just do not like to be referred to as WAGs. ANI

Strauss desperate to win Perth ODI to build World Cup momentum
England captain Andrew Strauss is looking to win Sunday's seventh and final ODI match against Australia in Perth to build momentum for the upcoming World Cup. ANI

White defends resting of Clarke, Watson for final ODI against England
All-rounder Cameron White, who will captain Australia for the first time in a one-day international in Perth against England on Sunday, has defended the resting of Michael Clarke and Shane Watson for the final ODI. ANI

Man U to offer striker Berbatov new three-year deal
Manchester United will offer striker Dimitar Berbatov a new three-year deal, as just a year is left on his current contract at the end of this season. ANI

Coleen Rooney's thinning patch caused by hair extensions?
Coleen Rooney may be paying a high price for her hair styling regime after she was seen sporting a thinning patch that is said could have been caused by hair extensions. ANI

Tevez says Man City have blown their Premiere League title chances
Ace striker Carlos Tevez has said that Manchester City's last two games had wrecked their season, as they have effectively blown their chances of winning the Premier League title. ANI

Commonwealth Games sports facilities would be fully utilized, assures Ajay Maken
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken today said the stadia constructed for the 19th Commonwealth Games would be fully utilised. ANI

FIFA considering ban on neck-warming 'snoods' on health and safety grounds
FIFA is set to discuss whether snoods, neck-warmers, should be banned on health and safety grounds at an International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting. ANI

Chelsea's wage bill was whopping 172 million pounds in 2010
Chelsea's wage bill has hit a mind-blowing 172 million pounds and that does not even include the salaries of new signings Fernando Torres and David Luiz. ANI

Ryder guides New Zealand to consolation win in Auckland ODI against Pakistan
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder scored a quickfire century on Saturday to inspire the home team to a 57-run win over Pakistan in the sixth and final ODI played in Auckland. ANI

Cricket Australia 'post mortem' a step in the right direction: Roebuck
Cricket Australia's decision to initiate an extensive review into the national team's capitulation in the recent Ashes series against England is a step in the right direction, cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has claimed. ANI

Man U needs 10 more wins to wrest Premier League title from Chelsea: Ferguson
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said that 10 more victories would take them to 84 points which is enough to clinch the Premier League title ANI

Nicklas Bendtner 'fairytale' romance with Danish royal ends
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner romance with Danish royal Caroline Luel-Brockdorff has ended seven weeks after their baby's birth. ANI

Pak cricket fraternity in shock over corruption charges against tainted Pak trio
The three Pakistani players implicated in the spot-fixing scandal have sent more shock-waves to Pakistan's cricket community after British prosecutors "authorised" the slapping of charges of corruption as well 'conspiracy to cheat' against them. ANI

Torres is worth 70, not 50 million pounds: Benitez
Former boss Rafael Benitez has said that Liverpool could have sold Fernando Torres for 70 million pounds when he was in charge. ANI

Royal Mint planning £1K-coin weighing 1kg to mark Olympics
The Royal Mint is planning to create a 22-carat gold weighing one kilogram to commemorate next year's London Olympics. ANI

'Once bitten twice shy' Webber targets maiden F1 title this year
Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber, who lost a potential championship last year, has said that he wants 'to get the job done this year'. ANI

Chappell, Waugh describe Brett Lee's comeback as Australia's World Cup inspiration
Fast bowler Brett Lee, who made a rousing return from a 15-month injury lay-off, has been hailed as Australia's World Cup "inspiration" by greats like Greg Chappell and Steve Waugh. ANI

Arsenal will overhaul Man U's lead in Premier League, insists Robin van Persie
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is confident that his team can overhaul current Premier League points' table leaders Manchester United in the title race. ANI

Flower says 'cricket overdose' behind England's 'wounded warriors' squad
England coach Andy Flower has revealed that he will urge the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) against arranging any more energy-sapping ODI marathons like the ongoing seven-match series against Australia. ANI

Tainted Pak trio face up to 'nine years in jail' if found guilty
The three Pakistani players implicated in the spot-fixing scandal face up to nine years in jail after British prosecutors "authorised" the slapping of corruption charges against them as well as alleged bookmaker Mazhar Majeed. ANI

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