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Sports News on July 9, 2011

Cycle rally held in Shimla to promote clean environment
A cycle rally was held in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, on Saturday to spread the message of clean environment. ANI

Sacked athletics coach Ogorodnik demands retesting of dope-tainted athletes
Embroiled in doping controversy, sacked athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik on Saturday defended himself and said that he never provided the banned anabolic steroids to Indian athletes. ANI

'Horrific TV war crimes documentary' casts cloud over Australia's Sri Lanka tour
Cricket Australia (CA) may be forced to pull out of next month's tour of Sri Lanka if the Julia Gillard-led government issues a negative edict over British television documentary 'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields'. ANI

Brit filmmaker to bring legendary James Hunt-Niki Lauda F1 rivalry to big screen
Having tackled the relationship between former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in 2003 television film 'The Deal', English film writer and playwright Peter Morgan is now planning to bring Formula One legend James Hunt's rivalry with Niki Lauda to the big screen. ANI

Clarke, Johnson undecided over signing up for Oz Twenty20 Big Bash
Australia's revamped Twenty20 Big Bash competition may kick-start without the country's two cricketers, Michael Clarke and Mitchell Johnson, as they are yet to decide whether they will play in the tournament next summer. ANI

Lara Bingle, Danny Cipriani desperate 'not to be spotted together'
Lara Bingle might be claiming that she and rugby player Danny Cipriani are not dating each other, but now reports have emerged that suggest otherwise. ANI

Freddie Flintoff's wife not amused with his 'Freddie Vs The World' stunts
Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff's wife is not happy that he is taking part in ITV4's 'Freddie Vs The World'. ANI

Shay Given ready to take pay cut to join Aston Villa
Manchester City keeper Shay Given is ready to take a 25,000 pound-a-week pay cut to join Aston Villa. ANI

Man City hopeful of meeting UEFA FFP riders post 400m pounds Etihad deal
Manchester City boss Garry Cook has said that the club is in talks with UEFA over how they are going to meet new Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations after announcing a 400 million pounds naming rights deal with Etihad Airways. ANI

IOC to ban syringes during 2012 London Olympics to prevent doping by athletes
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it would ban the possession of syringes outside medical areas at the 2012 Olympic Games to prevent doping by athletes. ANI

Posh orders one-off pumps for baby Spice from Christian Louboutin
Victoria Beckham, who is set to give birth to her very own baby Spice, is apparently determined to make her longed-for daughter the world's most fashionable kid. ANI

Jenson Button honing girlfriend's motor driving skills in Mini
Formula 1 driver Jenson Button is giving driving lessons to his girlfriend Jessica Michibata. ANI

Rooney faces Man U fans' flak after tweeting pic of son in Everton shirt!
Wayne Rooney, who plays for Manchester United, posted a snap of his son Kai in an Everton shirt on his Twitter page. ANI

Reo-Coker hits out at Aston Villa chiefs
Nigel Reo-Coker has hit out at Aston Villa chiefs after learning of his release from the club. ANI

Meet the 11-year-old 'Magnet Boy' of Brazil!
An 11-year-old boy in Brazil has become the centre of attraction after metal objects started sticking to his skin. ANI

Hamilton planning to dump Switzerland for livelier Monaco
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton reportedly plans to leave Switzerland for a livelier lifestyle in Monte Carlo. ANI

Essien fighting to save his career after third knee injury
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is fighting to save his career after a third serious knee injury in three years. ANI

Wayne Rooney hooker sets London Mayor's pulse racing at mag bash
Wayne Rooney's call girl, Helen Wood, did not just attend, but fired up Tory Magazine's the Spectator At Home bash, much to the delight of former editor and London Mayor, Boris Johnson. ANI

Usman Khawaja snapped up by Oz Twenty20 Big Bash team Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder, a franchise in Australia's newly-announced Twenty20 competition the Big Bash League, has confirmed the signing of opening batsman Usman Khawaja. ANI

Samit Patel likely to replace Broad in Old Trafford ODI against Sri Lanka
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been dropped from the squad for today's fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford after weeks of struggling for form. ANI

Manchester City's landmark 400 million pound sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways
Manchester City has stunned the football world with the biggest single sports sponsorship payout ever. ANI

'I'll take my driving style to my deathbed,' says Hamilton
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has vowed not to give up his thrilling track tactics despite being branded dangerous ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix. ANI

Wenger vows to keep Fabregas and Nasri at Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has promised that he will fight to keep captain Cesc Fabregas and midfielder Samir Nasri at the club. ANI

Khwaja to play for Sydney Thunder in Big Bash
Sydney Thunder have confirmed the signing of Usman Khawaja, just a day after rivals Big Bash League rivals Perth Scorchers claimed to have signed the promising Test batsman. ANI

Smalling bags big 50,000 pounds a week five-year contract with Man U
Midfielder Chris Smalling has signed a new five-year contract with Premier league giants Manchester United. ANI

Shane Warne takes Liz Hurley to Las Vegas along with his kids
Former cricketer Shane Warne has taken his new love Elizabeth Hurley to Las Vegas along with his three kids. ANI

Sri Lanka forced to postpone Premier League due to absence of Indian cricketers
The absence of Indian players and lack of finances have forced the Sri Lankan Cricket Board to postpone the scheduled Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 tournament. ANI

Sammy lauds Windies players for not losing focus against India
West Indies captain Darren Sammy said that despite the tough situation his players found themselves in on Friday, he was proud of the way they battled hard and stayed focused on the job against the Indian batsmen on the third day of the Third Digicel Test match at Windsor Park. ANI

Dhoni gives India 104 runs lead at stumps on day three against West Indies
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 65 not out has put India in a strong position against West Indies in the third Test. ANI

Kaneria discarded over hiding "involvement in certain things": Ijaz Butt
The Pakistan Cricket Board has not cleared leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to play for the country because he is hiding his involvement in 'certain things', PCB chief Ijaz Butt has said. ANI

BCCI rejected PCB's 50-50 revenue sharing proposal for possible Indo-Pak series: Butt
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt has said that India rejected a proposal to equally share revenue from a possible series between both nations. ANI

Haye may extend retirement date for rematch with Klitschko
British boxer David Haye has suggested that he may just put off his plans to retire from the ring in October to get another shot at Ukrainian star Wladimir Klitschko. ANI

Webber beats Red Bull teammate Vettel to take British Grand Prix pole
Red Bull driver Mark Webber edged out teammate Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the second time this season to secure pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix. ANI

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