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Dhoni says proud to be playing in India-England 100th Test, 2000th overall
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Wednesday that he was looking forward to the series against England with the same spirit and competitiveness against other international sides, and suggested that there was no need for the series to be hyped as it was being done by the media. ANI

'We hope to play a special innings to beat India,' says Strauss
Speaking on the eve of the first cricket Test between England and India, the 100th between the two countries and 2000th overall, skipper Andrew Strauss said that he expected his team to play a special innings to beat India in the series and wrest the number one world ranking that the visitors currently have. ANI

Why athletes are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than sedentary individuals
A new study has linked high rates of osteoarthritis in athletes to femur damage during adolescence that occurs due to participation in sports activity. ANI

Lewis Hamilton takes time out to meet children at London hospital
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton took some time out to meet children at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. ANI

Corinthians pull out of Tevez bid with Man City
Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez's proposed 40 million pound move from Manchester City to Corinthians has collapsed after the Brazilian side backtracked on its offer. ANI

Webber's future at Red Bull to be decided next month: Horner
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has said that Australian Formula One racing driver Mark Webber will know next month whether he will re-sign with the team for the 2012 season. ANI

Now, third girl claims Ashley Cole romped with her while wooing back ex Cheryl!
Looks like love rat Ashley Cole is in dangerous waters. ANI

Chelsea boss rents out his world's largest private yacht for œ1.25M a week!
Looks like Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who owns the world's largest private yacht, is bored with his new cruiser. ANI

Clarke donates Open Championship medal to hometown club
Open Championship winner Darren Clarke has donated his gold medal to Royal Portrush - his adopted hometown club in Northern Ireland. ANI

Amir Khan blasts Mayweather's ' steroid use to boost boxing career' claims
British boxing star Amir Khan has hit back at allegations that he used steroids to boost up the ranks in boxing weight divisions. ANI

Pak squad for Zimbabwe tour to be announced next week
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s national cricket selection committee will announce the team for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe next week. ANI

Ex-Olympian Linford Christie involved in collision
Former Olympic sprint champion Linford Christie crashed head-on into a taxi carrying a newlywed couple while driving the wrong way down a major road, a court has heard. ANI

Goal line technology could be in place by 2012-13
Goal-line technology could be introduced to the Premier League as early as the 2012-13 season, according to chief executive Richard Scudamore. ANI

Terry happy to wait for Chelsea FC top job
John Terry expects Andre Villas-Boas to make him wait for some time before he achieves his dream of becoming Chelsea boss. ANI

Ferguson says if Berbatov left, he would understand
Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he would 'understand' if Dimitar Berbatov asked to leave the club after conceding that the emergence of Javier Hern ndez has cost the Bulgarian his first-team place at Old Trafford ANI

'Dapper' David Beckham launches his fragrance line
David Beckham looked well groomed in a stylish suit, as he has got his hair and makeup done by professionals before shooting an advert to launch his new fragrance line 'Homme'. ANI

Formula One chief Ecclestone under scanner over German bank bribery scam
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone may come under the scanner for reportedly paying 44 million dollars in bribes to a German banker to help him keep control over the sport. ANI

Game's organisers must ensure future of Test cricket: Michael Clarke
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has pitched for the game's powerbrokers to ensure the future of traditional Test matches, despite the WITH the billion-dollar Twenty20 revolution now swamping cricket. ANI

Experience will be the key in India-England series: Dravid
Veteran Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has said that no conclusion should be drawn from the tour match at Somerset, and added that in the end, it will be experience that decides who will be the winner in the India-England series. ANI

MCC members don't want women to expose too much in Lord's 'Long Room'
Members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which owns the Lord's cricket ground, have reportedly expressed their unhappiness over women exposing too much flesh, and have added that it's just not cricket. ANI

Tendulkar is the biggest name cricket has seen: Angus Fraser
Former England fast bowler Angus Fraser believes that Sachin Tendulkar is the biggest name that the sport of cricket has ever seen, and is looking forward to the master scoring his 100th international ton at Lord's tomorrow ANI

Wife bans Gerrard from aping Becks' superstitious baby naming routine!
Alex Gerrard, who is nearly six months pregnant, has said that she wouldn't let her footballer star husband Steven name their new child after his football shirt like the Beckhams. ANI

Ex-Australian bowler Wright tipped for Black Caps bowling coach job
Veteran Australian state fast bowler Damien Wright is set to be unveiled as New Zealand's new bowling coach. ANI

Geoffrey Boycott rubbishes ICC's all-time best XI, says its not even close
Former England captain and opener Geoffrey Boycott has rubbished the latest International Cricket Council's all time best eleven, saying that it is not even close to the best. ANI

'Butter-fingered' Kamran seeks former Pak wicketkeepers' tips to clean up act
Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has revealed that he has been seeking guidance from former wicketkeepers Wasim Bari, Moin Khan, Rashid Latif and Saleem Yousuf to improve his game. ANI

PCB softens stance over ICC Task Team report on clean up of Pak cricket
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has softened its hard-line stance on recommendations proposed in an International Cricket Council (ICC) report for reforming the sport in the country. ANI

Test captains should submit to lie detector: Steve Waugh
Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh has said that there is a need for cricketers to take lie detector tests to stamp out corruption from the game. ANI

'I'm bang in form, can't wait to get going against India,' says Broad
England right-arm fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that he is in form and raring to go against India in the upcoming four Tests. ANI

Afridi's father passes away
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's father passed away here on Wednesday after ailing for some time. ANI

'We are strong, but not the best batting side,' says Dravid
Senior Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has described the country's batting line-up as strong, but not yet the best in the world. ANI

Swann says Dhoni's wicket more important than Sachin's
England off spinner Graeme Swann has said he will target Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rather than Sachin Tendulkar in the upcoming test series which begins tomorrow. ANI

'We are striving hard to overtake India as number one cricket team,' says Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has said that his team is striving hard to overtake India as the number one ranked team in the world. ANI

UAE footballer Awana Diab scores 'best ever penalty' with back-heel strike
Fans were not amazed with the result of the match as UAE beat Lebanon 6-2, but what stole the show was Arab footballer Awana Diab's astonishing back heel penalty. ANI

Tendulkar's son bowls to Indian batsmen in nets at Lord's
Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Sachin Tendulkar, practiced at the Lord's cricket ground along with Indian cricketers ahead of the first of four Tests between India and England. ANI

Luxury gifts for Harper Seven flood entire room in Becks' LA mansion!
Victoria and David Beckham's newborn daughter, Harper Seven, is reportedly being flooded with presents. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-wife's new beau denies sleeping with Rachel Uchitel
Tiger Woods' ex-wife is reportedly fuming over allegations that her boyfriend of six months had also allegedly slept with the former golf champion's ex-mistress, Rachel Uchitel. ANI

Swann believes DRS absence will hurt his lbw claims
England spinner Graeme Swann has said an incomplete 'Decision Review System' (DRS) in the test series against India will hamper his chances of getting more 'leg before wicket' decisions in his favour. ANI

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