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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere arrested for bust-up with cabbie
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been arrested and bailed over an alleged bust-up with a taxi driver in London. ANI

8pc of sports fans legally drunk after games: Study
Researchers have found that eight percent of fans attending professional baseball and football events in the US are legally drunk when leaving the stadium after the game. ANI

Afridi "not worried" about losing Pakistan captaincy
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said he is not worried about not being named the Pakistan captain for the World Cup because it is a job he never coveted. ANI

Tait says 'reverse swing' to be Oz bowlers' weapon during World Cup
Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has said that his team's fast bowlers would use 'reverse swing' to good effect during the 50-over World Cup, starting in the Indian sub-continent from February 19. ANI

I will put all my power to ensure King Kenny stays
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has vowed to go to any length to get a permanent Anfield deal for Kenny Dalglish, who is back at the club as caretaker-boss for the rest of the season. ANI

Tait defends Oz selectors' decision of one specialist spinner for World Cup
Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has defended Cricket Australia (CA) for choosing only one specialist spinner in the 15-man squad for next month's World Cup in the Indian sub-continent. ANI

Armstrong 'pushed us towards' banned boosting agent EPO: Ex-teammate
American racing cyclist Lance Armstrong encouraged members of his former team, Motorola, to use the banned boosting agent EPO, a former teammate has claimed. ANI

Oz World Cup win without 'legends' will be greater achievement: Tait
Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait reckons that it will be an even greater achievement if the Ricky Ponting-led team wins the upcoming 50-over World Cup. ANI

Jonty to continue as Kenya coach
Former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes has accepted to continue his coaching role with Kenya until the start of the Cricket World Cup. ANI

Cantona joins New York Cosmos to make football comeback
Former France and Manchester United striker Eric Cantona is set to make a return to football as the Director of Soccer at New York Cosmos. ANI

Venus Williams' short top at Australian Open turns heads again
Venus Williams has made it to the second round of the 2011 Australian Open, but it was her outfit and not the game that turned the heads again. ANI

Former players blast PCB for not naming Pak captain for World Cup
Former Test players have slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not announcing the captain while naming the 15-member final squad for next month's World Cup, which is to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. ANI

Hussey likely to miss World Cup
Australian batsman Michael Hussey is almost certain to miss the 2011 World Cup after undergoing surgery yesterday to repair a serious hamstring injury. ANI

Lee has new tricks to contain World Cup batters
Fast bowler Brett Lee, who will lead the Australian pace attack in the World Cup, has added extra variation to his artillery, including a slower-ball bouncer. ANI

Rooney not even the best in Manchester United, says City's Balotelli
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has launched an incredible tirade targeting Manchester United star Wayne Rooney. ANI

Pakistan names World Cup squad minus Yousuf, mystery prevails over skipper
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 15-member squad for next month's World Cup, which is to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. ANI

Wenger says Arsenal stars need to shape up or pay the price
Arsenal players have been told to improve their mental sharpness against Leeds tonight - or pay the price. ANI

Mancini says 'goals, goals, goals' against Manchester City can blow title chances
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini reckons that the club's sloppy defence could blow their shot at Premier League glory. ANI

Pakistan wins Test series against New Zealand 1-0 after drawing second Test
Pakistan tasted their first Test series victory since 2006 as they won the series against New Zealand 1-0 after the second and final match at Wellington ended in a draw. ANI

IPL, other places of ill-repute harming youthful minds, techniques: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has described tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL) as sporting institutions of "ill-repute" that may improve players bank balances, but have the potential of harming youthful minds and their cricket techniques. ANI

Tait backs CA's one spinner policy for World Cup
Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has said he is not surprised that selectors have chosen only one specialist spinner for the World Cup. ANI

Black Caps pick uncapped Woodcock in World Cup squad
New Zealand has picked uncapped spinner Luke Woodcock and fast bowler Hamish Bennett in the 15-man World Cup squad named today. ANI

Shane Warne 'to woo Liz Hurley all over again'
Cricketer Shane Warne is apparently ready to woo Elizabeth Hurley all over again. ANI

Saker backs Anderson to propel England to World Cup glory
England bowling coach David Saker is convinced that fast bowler James Anderson would lead the team's bowling attack to World Cup glory. ANI

Prior named in England World Cup squad
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been recalled to England's squad for next month's World Cup in the Indian subcontinent. ANI

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