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Ex-Test star Walters, pacer Hastings back Clarke to answer critics boos
Former Test great Doug Walters and fast bowler John Hastings have backed stand-in Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke to silence his critics after responding well to what they called a "disappointing" Brisbane crowd on Sunday. ANI

Footie star Leroy Lita pumps petrol into his brand new diesel Range Rover
Middlesbrough striker Leroy Lita pumped litres of the wrong gas into his new Range Rover, only realising his mistake when he got to the till.ccording to the Sun, Lita filled his diesel motor with 80 pounds worth of petrol. ANI

Tiger Woods' alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel joins NoH8 campaign
Professional golfer Tiger Woods' alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel was pictured posing for the NoH8 campaign with duct tape over her mouth and the group's logo on her face. ANI

Becks, Posh redesigning their homes using feng shui
The Beckhams are reportedly preparing for their fourth baby's arrival in the summer by giving their London and Los Angeles homes a feng shui makeover. ANI

Bill Williams has potential to become Muhammad Ali: Tony Mundine
Australian boxing legend Tony Mundine has claimed that New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams has the potential to become the next Muhammad Ali. ANI

Crawley's Torres ready to take on Man U
Crawley FC hero Sergio Torres is reportedly looking forward to the away tie against Manchester United. ANI

Liverpool coach Dalglish wants Carroll as replacement for Torres
Liverpool FC reportedly want England striker Andy Carroll to replace Spaniard Fernando Torres.enny Dalglish's Reds are set to make a 30-million-pound bid for the Newcastle No.9 if Torres joins Chelsea today, The Sun reports. ANI

Australia must go for pace rather than spin in World Cup: Border
Former Australian cricket captain and now Fox Sports cricket expert Allan Border believes that the best chance for his country to nail the ICC cricket World Cup for the third consecutive time rests with the fast bowling trio of Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson, and not the spinners. ANI

Clarke showing glimpses of old self with steady Gabba knock: Roebuck
Stand-in Australian captain Michael Clarke has realized that he has two roles to play, and cannot neglect one because the other is not working, cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has claimed. ANI

Ashes mess: Cricket Australia facing pivotal board meeting
Cricket Australia power brokers will decide on the mechanics of a far-reaching review into the national team's abject failure in the recent Ashes series when they meet next Tuesday. ANI

Kiwi left-arm spinner Woodcock still waiting for international wicket
Wellington left-arm spinner Luke Woodcock is still looking for his first international wicket after making his debut for New Zealand over the weekend. ANI

Run fest expected in Napier ODI
New Zealand's last visit to Napier resulted in a thrilling two-wicket victory over Australia in March, thanks to a blazing 49 not out by Scott Styris as the Black Caps chased 276. ANI

Black Caps boost batting line-up for Napier ODI
New Zealand will play with just two pace bowlers in tomorrow's fourth one-day cricket international against Pakistan in Napier, preferring to boost their batting line-up. ANI

Shahzaib Hasan 'disappointed' over Pak World Cup snub
Pakistan batsman Shahzaib Hasan, who was a member of the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup winning squad, has said that he is disappointed and surprised at being left out of the national squad for the upcoming World Cup. ANI

Murray's time 'yet to come': Tennis Scotland
Andy Murray's time is "still to come" despite his defeat in the Australian Open final, Tennis Scotland has said. ANI

PCB to videotape domestic matches to deal with players' indiscipline
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to introduce a system of video recording its domestic matches to deal with the growing problem of players' indiscipline and sub-standard umpiring. ANI

Akhtar must get 'match-fit' if he wants to play for Pak: Afridi
Pakistan's ODI captain Shahid Afridi has said that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was left out of the third ODI against New Zealand, as he needs to work harder on his fitness and form. ANI

Shane Warne to reunite with Liz Hurley?
Rumours are abuzz that spin bowler Shane Warne is all set to reunite with his ladylove Liz Hurley. ANI

Murray not to play tennis for two months after Oz Open loss
British tennis champion Andy Murray has said that he not play the sport for the next two months following his thrashing in the Australian Open final. ANI

Fabregas defuses potential 'sportsmanship' row with Huddersfield
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has played down claims of bad sportsmanship during the club's match against Huddersfield after an edgy 2-1 FA Cup win at the Emirates.ccording to The Sun, some Terriers players accused Fabregas of refusing to swap shirts with them at the end of the match. ANI

Shane Warne's ex finds love in the arms of model Toby Roberts
Shane Warne's ex-wife Simone Callahan has found new love with a younger man, Melbourne model Toby Roberts. ANI

Pietersen shocked, disappointed by hoax bid on Queensland flood fundraiser
England middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed both shock and disappointment over a cruel hoax that foiled his attempt to help flood victims in Queensland. ANI

Fans treatment of Clarke 'un-Australian': Hogg
Former Australian cricketer Rodney Hogg has termed the fans who booed stand-in captain Michael Clarke as "un-Australian". ANI

England running out of bowlers due to injury ahead of World Cup
England's list of injured bowlers has started to reach alarming proportions with the World Cup only three weeks away. ANI

Indian team to pose 'biggest threat' in upcoming World Cup: Pak players
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and fast bowler Sohail Tanvir feel that India will be the biggest threat for all the teams in the World Cup, starting on February 19. ANI

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