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Sports News on July 15, 2011

Bernie Ecclestone's daughter buys Candy Spelling's œ53M LA mansion
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone's socialite daughter has purchased a sprawling Los Angeles mega-mansion formerly owned by TV mogul Aaron Spelling's widow, Candy, for 53 million pounds. ANI

Two balls in ODIs could hit fast bowlers' ability to reverse-swing: Aaqib Javed
Pakistan's assistant coach Aaqib Javed reckons that fast bowlers will struggle to produce reverse-swing following the recent rule-changes in ODIs pertaining to the usage of different balls from either end. ANI

Now, 'psychic calf' Richie McCow to predict Rugby World Cup results
Rugby fans are hoping that a newborn calf called Richie McCow will follow in the footsteps of Paul the Octopus and predict the results of the Rugby World Cup, which will be played in New Zealand later this year.he calf is named after New Zealand captain Richie McCaw. ANI

Strauss backs 'world-class bowler' Broad to hit back in India Test series
England captain Andrew Strauss believes that fast bowler Stuart Broad will recapture his form in time for the first Test against India on July 21. ANI

Stephanie Rice is 10 kilos lighter ahead of London Olympics
Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice is back to her fighting fit weight of 48 kilograms that helped her win three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and believes that she will be at her best when the London Olympics begin next year. ANI

Rebekah Brooks resigns as News International CEO
Rebekah Brooks today resigned as the Chief Executive of Rupert Murdoch-owned British newspaper publisher News International amid growing political and commercial pressure over News of the World's phone hacking scandal. ANI

Strauss hails Tendulkar's 'phenomenal' career
England captain Andrew Strauss has hailed the career of Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who could register his 100th international hundred in the forthcoming series between the sides. ANI

PCB likely to legally challenge ICC Pakistan Task Team's proposal
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may legally challenge the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s recommendation that the board's chairman and members of the governing board should not be appointed by Pakistan's President. ANI

Formula One: Bahrain set to miss out again
Continued sectarian violence means officials can no longer be confident of hosting the Bahrain Grand Prix.hey have already been working to identify an alternative. ANI

Strauss says England aiming to 'bounce out' India in Test series
England captain Andrew Strauss is hoping that his fast bowlers will make life uncomfortable for Team India in the upcoming Test series with their lift and bounce. ANI

'Curvy' Serena Williams dazzles all at ESPY Awards in pink mini dress
Tennis queen Serena Williams was dazzled all in her pink mini dress on the red carpet of the ESPY Awards. ANI

Tyson vows to to 'kill arrogant little p***k' Chisora
Boxer Tyson Fury blew a fuse when he labelled heavyweight rival Dereck Chisora an arrogant little p***k and warned that he would kill him in the ring. ANI

Man U named most valuable sports team in the world
Manchester United has been named the most valuable sports team in the world. ANI

Wenger hails 'sensational' Pat Vieira
Gunner boss Arsene Wenger has praised club legend Patrick Vieira after the latter announced his decision to retire. ANI

Capello wants to England to pass Spain test
England football coach Fabio Capello wants his squad to play against the best team on the planet, Spain. ANI

Fergie rubbishes claims of De Gea being too young to be Man U goalie
Coach Alex Ferguson has hit back at claims that David De Gea is too young to be Manchester United's new number one. ANI

Chelsea to bid big for Cheik Tiote
Newcastle United coach Alan Pardew fears Chelsea will make a big-money bid for ten million pound rated Cheik Tiote. ANI

Redknapp expects Modric to stay on with Spurs
Coach Harry Redknapp expects mid-fielder Luka Modric to still be a Spurs player at the start of the season. ANI

2010-11 season was my worst year ever: Wenger
Coach Arsene Wenger has admitted that the last season (2010-11) was the most difficult and worst of his career. ANI

'Happy in US' Posh wants to bring up daughter in 'healthy' LA
Victoria Beckham, who has just given birth to baby Harper, is planning to settle down in the USA to allow her daughter to grow up in a healthy outdoor lifestyle. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas to tip women on beauty in new TV show
Imogen Thomas has bagged a top TV show, where she would be meting out style and beauty tips to women. ANI

Posh tweets of her 'falling in love all over again' after baby Harper's birth
Victoria Beckham has taken to Twitter to express her glee at being a mother for the fourth time, and said that she has 'fallen in love all over again'. ANI

Akram 'fed up with constantly retiring and coming back' Pak senior players
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that he was "fed up" with the attitude of senior players in the national team, who announced their retirement at will, and insisted that the habit causes needless disputes. ANI

Klitschko's father dies of cancer caused by Chernobyl nuke blast
Heavyweight boxing brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko are mourning the death of their 64-year-old father. ANI

Harper accuses ICC of being biased in favor of Dhoni
Former Australian umpire Daryl Harper has criticized Indian cricketers and accused the International Cricket Council of having 'double standards'. ANI

Suspect in Sri Lankan team attack released due to shoddy Pak prosecution efforts
A key suspect in the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore has been released from Kot Lakhpat Jail after the Pakistan Supreme Court granted him bail. ANI

ICC vows to protect 'pinnacle form of game' ahead of 2000th Test match
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has vowed to protect the "pinnacle form of the game" ahead of the 2000th Test match ever played ANI

Fletcher plots downfall of former pupil Strauss
Indian cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher is preparing to catch up with an old friend - Andrew Strauss - and has promised to make his life as difficult as possible during the forthcoming England-India Test series. ANI

World's best to ride in London Olympic road race test event
In just under a month, the best road cyclists in the world will compete in the London-Surrey Cycle Classic, the London 2012 Olympic Road Race Test event, on August 14. ANI

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