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Siddle, Nannes and Pattinson likely replacements for injured Doug Bollinger
Victoria pace bowlers Peter Siddle, Dirk Nannes and James Pattinson are firming up as favourites to replace injured Doug Bollinger in the Australian World Cup squad. ANI

Scherzinger thanks pal for making Formula 1 fun
Singer Nicole Scherzinger has thanked her 'friend', who came to watch her Formula 1 driver boyfriend Lewis Hamilton's race, for sharing his tricks to enjoy the whirring sound of cars. ANI

Bell hails England's resolve against India in WC game
England middle-order bat Ian Bell has hailed his team's ability to reach India's imposing total of 338 in a Sunday night epic. ANI

Furious Oz team rejects alleged WC spot-fixing charge
A furious Australian camp has slammed rumours that they dabbled in spot-fixing. ANI

Ashley Cole enjoys night out just days after shooting student
England football star Ashley Cole was apparently spotted enjoying a wild night out surrounded by gorgeous blonde women just days after he shot a student. ANI

Lahore High Court dismisses plea seeking lifetime ban on tainted trio for defaming Pak
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed a petition seeking lifetime bans and the confiscation of assets of the disgraced Pakistani trio- Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir- for their involvement in the spot-fixing case, which the petitioner said brought a bad name to the country. ANI

Giggs was p****d off when Chelsea won Double last season
Ryan Giggs, who celebrates 20 years since his Manchester United debut this week, is still bitter about Carlo Ancelotti's players ruining his summer after taking United's title and completing the Double and has revenge on his mind against Chelsea. ANI

Football Association is scared of Manchester United: Wigan boss
The Wigan owner has said that the Football Association is scared of Manchester United after ace striker Wayne Rooney escaped punishment despite TV footage clearly showed him assaulting midfielder James McCarthy. ANI

Mike Tyson coaches George Bush in spoof of 'The King's Speech'
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson was seen playing the role of a vocal coach to a look-alike of former US President George Bush in a spoof version of 'The King's Speech'. ANI

ICC to probe Australia's slow start against Zimbabwe in World Cup
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has begun a probe of Australia's opening World Cup clash against Zimbabwe for any betting irregularities after openers Brad Haddin and Shane Watson batted slowly in the first 10 overs. ANI

"We are hurt and we are here to hurt", warns Shoaib Akhtar
Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has sent out a clear message to the cricket world that the "hurt" Pakistan team would 'heal its wounds' following the numerous controversies that engulfed it last year by 'giving its best'. ANI

Strauss hails 'astrologer' Warne for rightly predicting India-England tie
England captain Andrew Strauss has hailed spin legend Shane Warne as a genius after the former Australian spin king correctly predicted that Sunday's World Cup clash with India would end in a tie. ANI

Everton striker Saha 'lucky to be alive' after crashing Ferrari
Everton striker Louis Saha has escaped unharmed after crashing his Ferrari on a country road last night. ANI

Southee sets sights on being among top 10 World Cup wicket takers
New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has set high personal goals at the World Cup and wants to be among the top 10 wicket-takers in the event. ANI

Oz selectors delay replacement for Bollinger seeing Hussey's optimism to return
Mike Hussey's optimism about a stunning return to the Australian World Cup squad after being forced out by a hamstring injury, has forced Cricket Australia selectors' to delay announcing a replacement in the 15-man squad for injured Doug Bollinger. ANI

Cameron White knows he needs runs to cement Oz ODI spot
Australian and Victorian all-rounder Cameron White knows that he has to stand up and deliver the goods expected of him, if he wants to retain his spot in the national one-day squad. ANI

Muralitharan turns his back on Cricket Australia's coaching role
Cricket Australia's blueprint for spin reform suffered a heavy blow when Test cricket's greatest wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan cancelled his contract to mentor Australia's next generation of spinners at the Brisbane-based Centre of Excellence. ANI

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