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'No IPL team possible in Kolkata without Dada': SRK
After being heavily criticized from almost all quarters for ignoring former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly in the recently held Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, Bollywood actor and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan has said that there is no IPL team possible in Kolkata without Ganguly. ANI

Thierry Henry coaching Arsenal's strikers
French footballer Thierry Henry has made a shock return to Arsenal, and is reportedly coaching the English club's strikers. ANI

QPR striker Mackie slams 'absolute disgrace' Diouf after foul-mouthed tirade
Queens Park Rangers striker Jamie Mackie has branded El-Hadji Diouf as "an absolute disgrace" after claiming that the Blackburn Rovers striker had abused him while he lay on the pitch with a broken leg. ANI

Ancelotti cautious despite crushing Ipswich 7-0 in FA Cup opener
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that he is still under pressure despite his team thrashing Ipswich Town at Stamford Bridge. ANI

West Ham United eyeing Allardyce as a replacement for manager Grant
Former Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce is being lined up to take over from Avram Grant as West Ham United manager if he is sacked at Upton Park. ANI

Guessing three separate no-balls in a period would be 1.5 million to one, cricket hearing told
Cricket bosses have told a tribunal looking into the alleged Pakistan spot-fixing incident in England have said the odds of guessing three separate no-balls in a specified period would be 1.5 million to one. ANI

Umpire Billy Bowden takes Ashes winning ball home again
New Zealand cricket umpire Billy Bowden shocked the sporting world when he took home the winning ball from the Ashes as a souvenir five years ago - and last week it appeared he had done it again. ANI

England women beat Australia in third ODI
England defeated Australia by seven wickets to win the third and final women's one-day international at the WACA Ground in Perth on Sunday. ANI

Glamorous female tennis stars are simply in love with fashion
The women of the tennis world have shown that they are not only good on court but off it too, as they left behind their joggers for stilettos and sweatbands for diamonds to party. ANI

Vettori calls for consistent use of Umpire Decision Review System
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has reiterated that he would encourage cricket teams around the world to show a little more willingness to try the controversial Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS). ANI

Vettori fit for Wellington Test against Pakistan
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has said that he is not suffering from any serious illness despite feeling lethargic for several days, and will be fit to lead the team in the second Test against Pakistan. ANI

Paine ready to grab opportunity thrown up by Oz big boys' Ashes failure
Australian wicket-keeper Tim Paine reckons that the national team's recent Test form had opened up opportunities for the next generation, and said that he will be ready, whatever that opportunity may be. ANI

Spot-fixing case: Afridi, Waqar, Najam "favoured" suspended Pak trio, says Butt's father
The statements given by Pakistan ODI skipper Shahid Afridi, coach Waqar Younis and the then former security manager, Major (retd) Khawaja Najam Javed, to the ICC's Code of Conduct Commission are 'not in the opposition' of the suspended trio, Salman Butt's father Zulfiqar Ali Butt has claimed. ANI

England aims to 'continue the momentum' gained after Ashes win: Collingwood
England batsman Paul Collingwood is confident that his team will thrash Australia in the upcoming seven-match ODI series to 'continue the momentum' to the 50-over World Cup in the Indian subcontinent. ANI

Ashes-winning England's biggest test will come against India: Vaughan
The Andrew Strauss-led England team is still on a high after thrashing Australia in the Ashes series, but there is work to be done, according to former captain Michael Vaughan. ANI

Ntini retires from international cricket
South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini retired from international cricket at the end of the Twenty20 match played between India and South Africa in Durban on Sunday. ANI

Lee eyeing bowling coach role if not selected in Oz World Cup squad
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has said that he wants to lead the national team's pace attack in the 50-over World Cup in the Indian subcontinent, but hinted that if he was overlooked by the selectors he would consider a coaching role. ANI

Collingwood says England is world's No.1 Twenty20 team
England Twenty20 captain Paul Collingwood reckons that his 2010 Twenty20 World Cup-winning squad is the shortest form of the game's world No.1 team. ANI

Spot-fixing case: Pak players went out of way to entertain bookie Mazhar, reveals Najam
Khawaja Javed Najam, former security manager of the Pakistan cricket team, has revealed the details of how suspended Test captain Salman Butt and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal violated the team regulations to entertain bookmaker Mazhar Majeed in their hotel room during the England tour in August 2010. ANI

Tottenham Hotspur still has chances of signing Beckham: Redknapp
England midfielder David Beckham's on-off three-month loan move to Tottenham Hotspur is back on again, according to manager Harry Redknapp. ANI

Vettori says IPL auction didn't distract Kiwis during Hamilton Test defeat to Pakistan
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori insists that the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction did not play on the minds of his team during the humiliating 10-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the first Test held in Hamilton. ANI

Oz all-rounder Christian stunned by 900,000 dollar IPL contract
Australian all-rounder Dan Christian has said that his new 900,000 dollar contract with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Deccan Chargers has come as a surprise to him. ANI

Former Windies batsman Joey Carew passes away
Former West Indies opening batsman and chairman of selectors Joey Carew died on Saturday at the age of 73. ANI

Collingwood demands intensity as England's focus turns to World Cup
Having secured the Ashes series Down Under by three games to one, England are now hoping to nail the Australians in both the Twenty20s and the one-day series, and set themselves up as World Cup favourites. ANI

Ashes victory: The five best jokes at Australia's expense
The Australian cricket teams endured a humiliating defeat against England in the Ashes series, and naturally have been subjected to both ridicule and jokes. ANI

Coach Flower prepared to pull England players out of IPL
Coach Andy Flower has said he would pull England players out of the Indian Premier League in order to keep them fresh for national duty. ANI

IPL owners ignore Anderson, seven other England Ashes heroes
Indian Premier League (IPL) owners have ignored fast bowler James Anderson and seven other Ashes winning England players in the two-day auction for the fourth edition of the event. ANI

Dropped for Oz-England 20-20s, Haddin says decision odd and confusing
Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has joined the rest of nation in trying to understand the decisions made by the National Selection Panel (NSP) before and during the Ashes series that has just concluded Down Under. ANI

Ashes series loss: Ponting welcomes thorough review
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting wants Australia's failure to continue producing high-quality Test cricketers probed as part of a wide-ranging review into the dreadful Ashes campaign. ANI

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