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Sports News on January 27, 2011

'Special One' Mourinho says will return to manage club in England
Jose Mourinho, known in international football circles as the 'Special One', has said that he has set his heart on returning to England. ANI

Pak all-rounder Rana Naved returns to English county Sussex
Pakistan all-rounder Rana Navedul Hasan will play for English county Sussex as their overseas player for the first half of the season. ANI

Time to drop 'overburdened' Watson down the batting order in Tests, says ex-selector
Former Cricket Australia selection chairman Trevor Hohns reckons that it is time to drop 'overburdened' Shane Watson down the batting order in Test matches. ANI

Li Na beat Wozniacki despite not getting 'good night's sleep' due to hubby's snoring!
World No.9 Li Na has said that her shock win over World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open semi-finals came despite not getting much sleep last night. ANI

Injured Nadal aims for quick recovery to 'play best tennis again'
World No.1 Rafael Nadal is looking to put behind him the despair of missing a cherished 'Rafa Slam', and recover from his Australian Open injury setback to again rule men's tennis. ANI

Guptill says Ahmedabad Test against India helped him regain form
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill reckons that his comeback Ahmedabad Test against India in November had helped him regain his confidence and form. ANI

Williamson to bat in middle-order to revive ODI career ahead of World Cup
New Zealand selectors will play batsman Kane Williamson in the middle-order during the third ODI against Pakistan to give him the best opportunity to revive his career ahead of the World Cup. ANI

Greg Chappell expects 'strike bowler' Tait to fire on all cylinders during World Cup
Australia's full-time selector Greg Chappell is confident that fast bowler Shaun Tait will prove his worth during the upcoming World Cup despite breaking down mid-series against England. ANI

Mediate thinks Woods is best player despite what rankings say
American golfer Rocco Mediate is all praise for Tiger Woods, who will be paired with him at the Farmers Insurance Open, saying that he is still the best despite what the rankings say. ANI

Afridi's loss in NZ will be Misbah's gain in Pak WC captaincy issue: Aamir Sohail
Pakistan's Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will emerge as a strong candidate for captaincy in the forthcoming World Cup, if limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi fails to lead his team to victory in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand, former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail has said. ANI

It's "absurd" to blame Afridi for Pak's defeat in first ODI against NZ: Salahuddin Sallu
Blaming Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi for his team's crushing defeat in the first one-dayer against New Zealand is "absurd", former Test cricketer and chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu has said. ANI

Ronaldo's kids' mystery mother 'is dead'
The mystery mother of Cristiano Ronaldo's baby is 'dead', the Real Madrid winger's sister has claimed. ANI

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador receives one-year doping ban
The Spanish Cycling Federation (SCF) has handed Tour de France winner Alberto Contador a one-year ban for his positive drug test from the 2010 Tour de France. ANI

Bhupathi-Paes through to Australian Open final
The India Express, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, have entered the final of the Australian Open with a three set win over Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. ANI

Li Na becomes first Asian woman to reach Slam final with upset win over Wozniacki
World No.9 Li Na has shocked World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open semi-finals to become the first Asian woman to reach a Grand Slam final. ANI

Elbow injury forces 'shocked' Justine Henin to retire from tennis for 'good'
Belgian tennis ace Justine Henin has retired for the second time because of a right elbow injury that she aggravated at the Australian Open. ANI

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