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Roo told that dropping in form Hernandez would be hard
Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has warned Wayne Rooney that he will find it hard to drop in-form Javier Hernandez. ANI

Latif calls for strict ICC steps to get rid of spot-fixing menace
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has reiterated that spot-fixing threatens to damage the game further if not stopped by the International Cricket Council (ICC)' s anti-corruption unit. ANI

Manu, Kolo involved in training ground feud
There has been tension between Manchester City stars Manu Adebayor and Kolo Toure since Toure publicly told some players at the club to stop wining and get on with the job before a match with Fulham in November. ANI

Suspended Pak cricketers Butt, Amir desperate to play again
Suspended Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have voiced confidence that they will play again for their country ahead of the make-or-break International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption tribunal in Doha. ANI

Lucky to still be in Chelsea job: Ancelotti
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that he is lucky to still be in a job at the club. ANI

Warne backs Beer to retain Oz team position
Former leg spinner Shane Warne has backed West Australian left-arm spinner Michael Beer to retain his position in the Australian Test side beyond the Ashes. ANI

Johnson lashes at Umpire Bowden's no-ball referral in SCG Test
Australia's left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has criticized umpire Billy Bowden for referring a crucial no-ball that denied left-arm spinner Michael Beer his first Test scalp in the form of England opener Alastair Cook. He said Bowden should called it rather than asking the third umpire. ANI

Shane Warne's final 'Warnie' chat show won't go on air
Former international cricketer Shane Warne's final episode of 'Warnie' has been scrapped and will no longer be aired. ANI

Chinese man is first to be prosecuted of sexual assault of another male
A man in China, convicted of intentional injury for raping his male colleague, has been sentenced to one year in jail in what is believed to be the first prosecution of a sexual assault of a man. ANI

Rooney's younger brother to play in Major League Soccer
Ace striker Wayne Rooney's younger brother John will be playing in America's Major League Soccer. ANI

Tuffey replaces injured McKay in New Zealand test squad
Auckland seam bowler Daryl Tuffey has replaced the injured Andy McKay in the New Zealand squad for the first cricket test against Pakistan. ANI

McCullum determined to maintain 2010 form
Brendon McCullum, who scored more than 750 runs in six tests at an average of 75.8 last year, is hopeful of retaining last year's form. ANI

Steve Waugh immortalized in bronze at SCG
A sculpture of Australia's most successful captain, Steve Waugh, was unveiled as the 10th and final in a series of sporting icons at the SCG on Wednesday. ANI

Oz-England ODI to be Queensland floods fundraiser
Cricket Australia has announced the one-day international against England in Brisbane on January 30 will be a fundraiser for those affected by Queensland's floods. ANI

Man U's Ferdinand raps Man City fans for selling Reds' autographs
Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has blasted fans of rival club Manchester City for selling Reds' autographs. ANI

India not afraid of Australia's Socceroos: Bhaichung Bhutia
Indian soccer captain Baichung Bhutia insists that his side holds no fear of the star-studded Socceroos ahead of their Asian Cup opener in Abu Dhabi. ANI

Warne's talk show cut before final episode
Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne's much-hyped turn as a television chat show presenter has been cut short, with Channel 9 dumping the series early.ive episodes of Warnie were originally expected to air, however Nine has shelved plans for the final episode, due to be shown tomorrow night. ANI

Beckham to live and play in Britain
Ace midfielder David Beckham will return to live and play in Britain this week. ANI

10 million reasons for not returning to Australia: Saker
England bowling coach David Saker, who is one of the main architects behind his team retaining the Ashes, has said that he has 10 million reasons for choosing not to return to Australia. ANI

Cook, Bell tons put England in command in Sydney Test
England opening batsman Alastair Cook and Ian Bell scored centuries on Wednesday as the visitors ran riot on day three of the fifth Ashes Test being played in Sydney. ANI

Aussies tried to cheat Cook out of his ton
England opener Alastair Cook racked up another Ashes century on the third day of the final Test, despite the best efforts of Australia to cheat him out of it when he was on 99. ANI

Ajmal to miss Hamilton Test against New Zealand after father's death
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will miss the first Test against New Zealand in Hamilton after returning home to attend the funeral of his father. ANI

Lawson says Hilfenhaus bowling is predictable
Former pacer Geoff Lawson has said that Ben Hilfenhaus's removal of England skipper Andrew Strauss in the fifth Ashes Test does not disguise the bowler's glaring inadequacies in a series in which he is averaging 69.2 with the ball. ANI

'Cook more talented batsman than Kevin Pietersen'
England pacer James Anderson has said that opener Alastair Cook is a more talented batsman than Kevin Pietersen. ANI

Kamran, Naved in 30-man preliminary Pak World Cup squad
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has included spot-fixing suspect Kamran Akmal in a preliminary 30-man squad for this year's 50-over World Cup, but left out all-rounder Shoaib Malik and leg-spinner Danish Kaneria. ANI

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