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Sports News on January 18, 2011

Everyone wants Man U to lose: Evra
Manchester United left back Patrice Evra believes the whole country is against the club, and said that will only serve to drive them on to remain unbeaten this season and claim a record 19th Premier League title. ANI

Pregnant Posh denies using gender selection treatment
It's no secret that Victoria and David Beckham are desperate for a baby sister for their three boys, but have denied claims that they used gender selection treatment to pick the s*x of their new arrival. ANI

Liverpool moving in right direction under King Kenny
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has said it is only a matter of time before the club starts moving in the right direction under new manager Kenny Dalglish. ANI

Aston Villa to double their transfer record to get Bent
Aston Villa will double their transfer record to sign Darren Bent for 24 million pounds from Sunderland. ANI

Clijsters sends Russia's Safina packing at Australian Open
Belgian Kim Clijsters humiliated Russia's former world number one Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-0 Tuesday to head trio of impressive winners at the Australian Open. ANI

Nadal, Soderling cruise into second round of Australian Open
World Number One and Spaniard Rafael Nadal progressed into the second round of the Australian Open when his opponent Marcos Daniel was forced to retire after losing the first 11 games of a one-sided contest. ANI

Day-night test matches on cards: ICC
The International Cricket Council has endorsed a move to trial a first class match in Pakistan under lights with a coloured ball, taking a step closer towards acceptance of day-night test matches. ANI

PCB should continue holding QEA Trophy matches in 'day and night' format: Raza
The Pakistan Cricket Board should continue holding future Quaid E Azam Trophy matches in the 'day and night' format, Habib Bank Limited captain Hasan Raza has said. ANI

Pak-New Zealand test set for exciting final day finish
Pakistan needs 274 runs on the final day to win the second Test against New Zealand after bowling the hosts out for 293 late on the fourth day. ANI

Kiwi TV journalist continues to 'stalk' Maria Sharapova
A New Zealand television journalist once again disrupted Maria Sharapova's post-match media conference after the tennis star accused him of stalking her. ANI

Johnson's selection puts pressure on Oz coaching staff: Blewett
Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's inclusion in Australia's World Cup squad has placed added pressure on Johnson and the coaching staff to ensure he's up to the task, according to Greg Blewett. ANI

ICC endorses first class Test match played in 'day and night' format in Pakistan
Test matches in the 'day and night' format have moved a step closer to acceptance after the International Cricket Council (ICC) endorsed a trial first class Test match held under lights with a coloured ball in Pakistan. ANI

Watson one of the most valuable cricketers in the world: Roebuck
Cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has described Australian opener Shane Watson as one of the most valuable cricketers in the world, based on his recent performances in Test, 50-over and Twenty20 cricket. ANI

England to focus on getting Watson out early: Saker
England's bowling coach David Saker has said the team will focus its energy on getting in form Australian batsman Shane Watson out, after the opener plundered 161 not out at the MCG on Sunday. ANI

Pak vying to win ODI series against NZ to 'gain confidence' ahead of World Cup: Afridi
Pakistan will try to win "maximum matches" in the six-match ODI series against New Zealand, starting January 22 in Wellington, to gain confidence ahead of next month's World Cup, limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said. ANI

Germany to honour Paul the Octopus with shrine
Paul the Octopus, who amazed people with his predictions during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is to be honoured with a "Paul Corner" at his former house nearly three months after his death. ANI

Doherty 'basically shafted' by selectors despite being economical: Bailey
Tasmanian captain George Bailey has said spinner Xavier Doherty has been "basically shafted" by national selectors, being more economical in domestic one-day cricket this season. ANI

Clarke hits out at bar claims during MCG Test
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has rubbished claims of player misbehaviour during the fourth Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). ANI

Oz cricketers Clarke, Hughes were 'out on town' drinking before losing Ashes
Australian cricketers Michael Clarke and Phil Hughes were 'out on the town' drinking the night before Australia lost the Ashes on home soil. ANI

Hastings a surprise selection in Australia World Cup squad
Inexperienced all-rounder John Hastings has been a surprise selection in Australia's 15-man World Cup squad. ANI

Scottish soccer star charged with rape during New Year house party
Dundee United and Scotland footballer David Goodwillie has been reportedly charged with raping a woman during a New Year party in West Lothian. ANI

Becks' Porsche sold for $217,100 on eBay
A Porsche 911 owned by British soccer star David Beckham has been sold on eBay for 217,100 dollars to an anonymous bidder. ANI

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