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Punish players who breach code of conduct, says ex-Pak cricketer
Former Pakistan cricketer Tauseef Ahmed has expressed his displeasure at the number of controversies hitting the country's cricket. ANI

Test cricket must keep its rightful place at the top of the sport: Lorgat
International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has said that Test cricket must keep its rightful place at the top of the sport because it is the format for which great players are remembered. ANI

Ryan Giggs branded a 'gutless coward' by his ex-mistresses dad
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been branded a coward by the father of his former mistress, Imogen Thomas, for failing to clear her of a blackmail allegation. ANI

Cricket Australia to consider proposal for twilight start for domestic games
Cricket Australia (CA) is set to consider a proposal to stage some Sheffield Shield games at twilight next summer. ANI

Rejuvenated England stars training like they are children dying to play: Capello
England manager Fabio Capello has said that his players are training hard for their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland today at Wembley to ensure that the Three Lions stays top of Group G. ANI

FIFA launches Argentina-Nigeria match-fixing probe
FIFA's match-fixing unit has opened a probe into Wednesday's friendly between Argentina and Nigeria, after unusual betting patterns indicated that it had been targeted by match-fixers. ANI

Internet rife with further possible Ryan Giggs' 'fling' revelations
Internet sites have come alive with rumours of further possible revelations about Manchester United star Ryan Giggs' private life. ANI

Twenty20 is pass‚ - catch the fever with 30 over throbbing Cage cricket!
Cage cricket, a new form of cricket aimed at youngsters, has been launched in England by former captain Ian Botham. ANI

Three charged over Coleen Rooney 'photo blackmail plot'
Three people have been charged with an alleged plot to blackmail England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's wife, Coleen, over pictures of their son Kai. ANI

England's fielding coach to replace Flower when he takes a break
England fielding coach Richard Halsall will be the man to take over from coach Andy Flower whenever he takes a break. ANI

John Terry says England should hold back Wilshere
England football skipper John Terry has said central mid-fielder Jack Wilshere should be handled with care if England is to have a chance of winning the Euro 2012. ANI

Terry wants Hiddink as Chelsea manager
England and Chelsea football club captain John Terry has backed the selection of Guus Hiddink as Chelsea team manager, replacing Carlo Ancelotti. ANI

England is ready to occupy number one spot in world cricket: Morgan
Irish-born left hand batsman Eoin Morgan believes England has shown that they are gunning to become the No 1 side in the world. ANI

Capello smokes peace pipe with Ferdinand over England skipper issue
England manager Fabio Capello is insisting he has resolved his crisis with Rio Ferdinand. ANI

Mourinho to take UEFA to court for removal of match ban
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will take UEFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to get his five-match ban lifted. ANI

Ankle injury puts Murray's Wimbledon hopes in doubt
British tennis champion Andy Murray fears his Wimbledon hopes may be hit by an ankle problem he picked up in Paris. ANI

Afridi's 'legal notice' to PCB "more like a plea" to let him start county stint: Official
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's 'legal notice' to the Pakistan Cricket Board over the suspension of his central contract and No Objection Certificates (NOCs) issued to him, is "more like a plea", a PCB spokesperson has said. ANI

Rashid Latif urges PCB to include Afghan team in domestic Twenty20 event
Afghan cricket team coach Rashid Latif has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to include Afghanistan in the forthcoming domestic Twenty20 tournament. ANI

'Bald' Rooney's eight-hour high-tech clinic sessions in bid to get hair back!
It has emerged that Wayne Rooney is undergoing a secret treatment to grow his hair back, after he was spotted leaving a clinic where hi-tech eight-hour sessions for VIP clients cost thousands. ANI

Ex-basketball star Shaquille O'Neal joking Twitter video reveals plans to join ESPN
Former basketball star Shaquille O'Neal jokingly revealed that he has been offered a new job by ESPN. ANI

'De Silva, Jayasuriya were involved in fixing international matches': Thilekaratne
Ex-Sri Lanka captain Hashan Thilekaratne has reportedly alleged that two former senior Lankan cricketers- Aravinda de Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya- and former Sri Lanka Cricket Board President Thilanga Sumathipala were involved in fixing international matches. ANI

UK judge withdraws restraint order on Rio Ferdinand's stalker
A Warrington Crown Court judge has withdrawn the restraint order placed on 38-year-old Susanne Ibru that was brought by England and Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand. ANI

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