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Trott stars as England win Adelaide ODI against Australia to stay in series
England batsman Jonathan Trott scored a century on Wednesday to guide his team to a 21-run win in the fourth ODI against Australia in Adelaide. ANI

Ferrer crushes Nadal's 'Rafa Slam' dreams with straight-set Oz Open win
World No.1 Rafael Nadal's hopes of winning a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title have evaporated after being beaten by World No.7 David Ferrer at the Australian Open on Wednesday. ANI

Wenger says Arsenal are 'trying to win everything they can'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that after reaching the Carling Cup final, his team is now ready to end its silverware drought. ANI

Terry hits back at Chelsea 'southern softies' tag
Chelsea captain John Terry has vowed that his team will prove they are no 'southern softies' by reigniting their Premier League season. ANI

'Disagreements within PCB' reason behind not naming Pak captain for World Cup: Latif
Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif feels that 'disagreements' within the Pakistan Cricket Board have led it to withhold the name of the captain while announcing the final 15-member squad for next month's World Cup. ANI

Ronaldo advises Balotelli to 'talk less and think about playing more'
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has told outspoken Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to talk less and concentrate on his football. ANI

Capello backs female officials in football amidst sexism row
England manager Fabio Capello has entered football's sexism storm by declaring that he had never seen a bad woman official. ANI

Waqar submits reply to PCB notice, 'regrets' commenting on WC captaincy issue
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has submitted his reply to the Pakistan Cricket Board's show cause notice, and expressed regret over his comments on the World Cup captaincy issue that he recently made on a television channel. ANI

Sky Sports sacks football pundit Andy Gray over 'unacceptable' sexist behaviour
Sky Sports has reportedly sacked Andy Gray, their primary football pundit and a former Scottish footballer, from his 1.7 million pounds-a-year job after a fresh tape emerged of his sexist behaviour. ANI

Pakistan confident of making strong comeback by winning third one-dayer: Intikhab
Pakistan is confident of making a strong comeback in the ongoing one-day series against New Zealand, team manager Intikhab Alam has said. ANI

PCB to probe whether suspended Pak pacer Aamir played practice game
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken notice of reports that pacer Mohammad Aamir, who is currently under ICC suspension over spot-fixing claims, had bowled a few overs in a practice match at a Rawalpindi stadium. ANI

Tremlett earns ECB incremental contract following Ashes heroics
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has rewarded fast bowler Chris Tremlett with an incremental contract for the 2010-11 international season following his impressive tour of Australia. ANI

Murray battles past Dolgopolov to reach Australian Open semi-finals
World No.5 Andy Murray moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a testing four-set win over World No.46 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine. ANI

Ronaldo has his initials emblazoned throughout his house!
Soccer ace Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be obsessed with his own name. ANI

Clarke's India-based coach backs him to fire in remaining ODIs against England
Michael Clarke's coach Neil D'Costa believes that the stand-in Australian captain will come out stronger in the remaining matches of the ODI series against England. ANI

Mourinho signs Man City striker Adebayor on loan
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has signed Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan to solve his striker problem. ANI

Former Black Cap Bell retires from cricket
Former Black Caps batsman Matthew Bell has retired from all forms of cricket after 17 years at first-class level. ANI

Vettori to miss third ODI against Pakistan
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will sit out the third one-day cricket international against Pakistan at Christchurch on Saturday. ANI

Mike Tyson becomes a dad for the 8th time
Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson has become a father for the eighth time. ANI

Warne's ex-wife moves out of Melbourne family home
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne's ex-wife, Simone Callahan, has moved out of their nine million dollar family home in Melbourne. ANI

Bhupathi-Paes through to Australian Open semi-finals
The India Express, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, have entered the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Michael Lodra and Nenad Zimonjic. ANI

Warne slams employer Herald Sun for writing 'absolute crap' about Oz Open 'antics'
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has accused Herald Sun, a morning tabloid newspaper based in Australia, of reporting "absolute crap" about his "antics" at the Australian Open. ANI

Zvonareva, Clijsters sail into Australian Open semi-finals
World No.2 Vera Zvonareva moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a win over World No.25 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. ANI

Shane Warne's 'Warnie' tops list of Worst Aussie TV program
Former cricketer Shane Warne's chat show 'Warnie' has topped the list of worst Australian TV program in a poll. ANI

Anderson aims to 'turn things round' in Oz ODI series for World Cup momentum
England fast bowler James Anderson believes that his return can help save the national team from humiliation in the ongoing seven-match ODI series against Australia. ANI

Oz selectors against resting key players ahead of World Cup: Chappell
Australia's full-time selector Greg Chappell has said that key players such as Shane Watson and Brett Lee would continuing participating in the ongoing ODI series against England, at least until the team wraps up the series. ANI

'I'll definitely be fine for World Cup from the start,' says Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann, who has been ruled out of the ODI series against Australian due to a back injury, is confident that he will be fit for the upcoming World Cup in the Indian sub-continent. ANI

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