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Corruption in cricket will never be tolerated, says ICC chief
International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has expressed a hope that the findings and sanctions imposed on three Pakistan cricketers by an independent anti-corruption tribunal will act as a strong deterrent to others who may be tempted to act in a way that threatens the integrity of cricket in future ANI

Perth ODI: Australia claims 6-1 series rout with 57-run win over England
Australia ended a long and arduous summer of cricket with a comfortable 57-run victory in the seventh and final ODI against England in Perth on Sunday. ANI

Lee backs Aussie fast bowlers to dominate World Cup campaign
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee is looking forward to joining forces with fellow fast bowler Shaun Tait to unleash the most terrifying pace attack competing in the upcoming World Cup. ANI

Murray should take inspiration from Agassi to end Britain's Grand Slam drought
British tennis ace Andy Murray, who again failed to end Britain's 75-year wait for a men's Grand Slam champion, should take inspiration from former American legend Andre Agassi to end the trophy drought. ANI

Now, cost of winning a UK Premier League match is 7.2 million pounds: Research
The cost of winning a Premier League football match is 7.2 million pounds, proof that spending power has become more important than skill. ANI

New Zealand 'down on confidence' heading into World Cup: Doull
Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull reckons the national team is looking like a 'side down on confidence' going into the World Cup on the Indian subcontinent. ANI

'Dark horses' England can rule world: Strauss
Having lost the one-day series to Australia 6-1, England captain Andrew Strauss does not feel that it takes the sheen off winning the Ashes series 3-1 Down Under for the first time after 25 years. ANI

Salman Butt pledges to clear his name of spot-fixing charges
Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt has pledged to clear his name of the spot-fixing charges that earned him a ten-year ban from an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal. ANI

Aggressive, fearless style of driving got me where I am today: Hamilton
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton reckons that he has been successful in the sport because of his aggressive and fearless style of driving. ANI

El Nino, La Nina can determine whether Australia wins or lose Ashes series
A scan of Ashes results over more than a century indicates that there is an uncanny correlation between Australia's fortunes and the weather patterns known as El Nino and La Nina. ANI

Man U stars blew it against the Wolves: Fergie
Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson has said the club players blew their chances of expanding their Premier League lead by losing to the Wolves. ANI

Liverpool was not giving me what they promised: Torres
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has claimed that his desire to leave Liverpool was motivated by the club breaking promises made to him about investment in the team. ANI

Aamir to appeal against ICC ban
Tainted Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Aamir will appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) in Switzerland against the five-year ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council over spot-fixing charges, his lawyer has said. ANI

Former asthma sufferer completes 365th marathon in a year
A 49-year-old former asthma sufferer set a Guinness World Record yesterday after crossing the finishing line of his 365th marathon in a year. ANI

My interest in sado-masochism began at age 3 or 4, says ex F1 boss
Former Formula One boss Max Mosley has revealed that his interest in sado-masochism began when he was just three or four years old. ANI

ICC ban on tainted trio will damage Pak cricket: Ex-players
Former Pakistan cricketers have said the bans imposed by the International Cricket Council on Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir over spot-fixing charges will damage Pakistan cricket. ANI

England middle-order bat Morgan has a fractured finger
England middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan's World Cup spot is in doubt after he broke a finger. ANI

Pak sports minister welcomes ICC tribunal decision to ban 'tainted trio'
Pakistan's Sports Minister Ijaz Hussain Jakhrani has welcomed the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Tribunal's decision to ban Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir over spot-fixing charges. ANI

PCB won't challenge ICC Tribunal's bans imposed on Pak tainted trio, says Butt
The Pakistan Cricket Board will not appeal against the Anti-Corruption Tribunal bans imposed on the tainted trio- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir- for proven spot-fixing charges against them, PCB chief Ijaz Butt has said. ANI

Athletes 'prone to skin infections'
Dermatologists are urging athletes and coaches to be aware of the most common skin conditions caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi that occur in teammates and educating them on how to prevent a widespread outbreak. ANI

Real Madrid's results don't determine my future: Mourinho
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has said that his future at the club doesn't depend on his leading the side to good results, but on other factors. ANI

Tainted Pak trio found guilty, get lengthy bans in spot-fixing case
The Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing the spot-fixing case has found the Pakistani trio- Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif- guilty of corruption and imposed a ten-year, a seven-year and a five-year ban on them respectively. ANI

Ponting starts preparation for World Cup
After a month on the sidelines with a broken finger, Australian captain Ricky Ponting has started preparations for the upcoming World Cup on the Indian sub-continent. ANI

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