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Murray enters Oz Open finals, to face Djokovic
Fifth seed Andy Murray of Britain on Friday entered the finals of the Australian Open 2011 defeating Spain's David Ferrer in a semi-final match lasting four sets. ANI

Black Cap middle-order batsman How to open against Pakistan
New Zealand batsman Jamie How is taking his shift from fourth position in the batting line-up to opening tomorrow against Pakistan here in his stride.ow is one of a number of players in the side whose roles are being rotated around during the six game series against Pakistan with the third game taking place at Christchurch's AMI Stadium.I guess the thing is not to get too distracted by things ANI

Dulko-Pennetta win Australian Open women's doubles title
Argentine Gisela Dulko and her Italian partner Flavia Pennetta won the women's doubles title of the Australian Open by defeating Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko on Friday. ANI

F1 champ Hamilton and boxing pal Amir Khan in 'gigglathon' following booze-bender
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and his boxing pal Amir Khan were spotted at a London nightclub, completely sozzled, giggling and trying to escape attention from media and fans. ANI

Misbah says playing in World Cup 2011 will be 'a dream come true' for him
Veteran Pakistani batsman Misbah-ul Haq, who is in the fray to lead Pakistan in next month's World Cup, has said playing in the mega event will be a dream come true for him. ANI

Out of form Collingwood desperate to move up the order ahead of World Cup
England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has said that he is desperate to escape the No.7 spot in the ODI batting order to avoid being squeezed from the first-choice World Cup side. ANI

No change of guard in men's tennis, says defeated Federer
After being defeated by Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-finals, Roger Federer has said that there would be no change of the guard in men's tennis. ANI

'Cranky' F1 chief Ecclestone 'calls mayor's canceling Australian Grand Prix bluff'
Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at calls for the Australian Grand Prix to be moved away from Melbourne. ANI

Pietersen's 'Ashes kit' auction's winner vanishes without trace
England batsman Kevin Pietersen's attempt to auction off his Ashes kit to raise money for the Queensland flood victims has hit a hitch, as the online auction winner has disappeared. ANI

Pakistan, England to play 'disabled' cricket series next year
Pakistan and England will play a historic 'disabled' cricket series next year, with its organisers expressing hope that the event will help the physically impaired lead independent lives. ANI

Seventh-place Premier League finish 'not acceptable' for Liverpool: Gerrard
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has branded a seventh-place Premier League finish for his club as unacceptable. ANI

West Indies aims to reach World Cup semi-finals, says coach Gibson
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson believes his team can reach the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup, something they have not achieved for 15 years. ANI

Omitting Walcott out of England 2010 World Cup squad a mistake: Capello
England manager Fabio Capello has confessed that he had made a mistake by leaving winger Theo Walcott out of last year's World Cup. ANI

Suspended Pak pacer Aamir claims ignorance on ICC suspension clauses
Suspended Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir, who was hauled up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for playing in a club level match in Rawalpindi despite a ban, has claimed that he was "not aware" of the clauses of his suspension. ANI

Gatecrashing Oz teen's technique advice to Clarke slightly embarrassing: D'Costa
Michael Clarke's childhood mentor and India-based coach, Neil D'Costa, has said that Australian teenager Daniel Brew's advice to the stand-in skipper was 'slightly embarrassing'. ANI

Premier League footballer's '4-in-a-bed orgy with teammate, 2 brunettes'
A video featuring a star Premier League footballer participating in an orgy with two brunettes and an international teammate has emerged. ANI

Shane Warne 'wooed Liz Hurley back with Ping Pong the parrot'
Spin bowler Shane Warne gifted lover Liz Hurley a lovebird called Ping Pong in order to woo her back. ANI

Sky Sports football presenter Keys' wife defends his sexist jibes as "boys' banter"
Sky Sports football presenter Richard Keys, who resigned from his 500,000 pounds-a-year job over a sexism scandal, has been defended by his wife, who dismissed his sexist jibes at women as "boys' banter". ANI

Man U star Edwin Van Der Sar to hang up his gloves in May
Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar has confirmed that he will hang up his gloves in May. ANI

Federer backs Murray to win Oz Open 2011
After losing his Australian Open semi-final match to Novak Djokovic, Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has predicted that Britain's Andy Murray will win this year's Australian Open title. ANI

Botham warns critics 'quality player' Clarke will soon be over his 'rough patch'
Former England all-rounder Ian Botham reckons that the current spate of criticism of stand-in Australian captain Michael Clarke is unfair. ANI

Schumacher vows to 'fight for wins this year and fight for championship'
Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher believes that 2011 will be his year. ANI

ICL stonewalling Pak cricketers' 2.2 million dollar overdue payment bid: Moin Khan
The Pakistani players who played in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) face a bleak future in respect of securing their pending payments worth two million dollars. ANI

Experience of no consequence in Oz Open final: Clijsters
World Number Two Kim Clijsters believes that her Grand Slam experience will count for little in Saturday night's Australian Open women's final against China's Li Na. ANI

Liverpool rejects 35 million pound Chelsea bid for Torres
Liverpool has dismissed Chelsea's 35 million pound bid for Spanish striker Fernando Torres. ANI

Honest toiler Ferrer likes his obscurity, Murray admits to being under pressure
Australian Open semi-finalist David Ferrer, it seems, enjoys anonymity. ANI

Smith backs run-choked Clarke to fire in remaining ODIs against England
Australian all-rounder Steve Smith believes that struggling stand-in captain Michael Clarke will come out stronger in the remaining matches of the ODI series against England. ANI

India can emerge as world champions if players play to potential: Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev, the man who lifted the World Cup for India in 1983 believes that India has the strongest batting line up in the world, and has the potential to lift this year's World Cup being played in the Indian subcontinent. ANI

Tendulkar, the right choice for ICC WC brand ambassador: Kapil Dev
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev has praised the International Cricket Council (ICC) for selecting batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as its brand ambassador for the 2011 World Cup. ANI

Injured Tait doubtful for Brisbane ODI against England
Continuing doubts over the fitness of Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait have left the selection of the pace attack for Sunday's fifth ODI against England up in the air. ANI

Johnson to use flood spirit as motivation for Brisbane ODI comeback
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson insists that the spirit shown in flood-affected Queensland will lift the team in Sunday's fifth ODI against England. ANI

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