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Vettori injury not as bad as first feared
New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori will continue to play in the 2011 World Cup after scans revealed that his ligament strain on the inside of his right knee was not as serious as was once thought. ANI

UK athletes to miss out 2012 London Olympics' opening ceremony
Britain's track athletes will not participate in the opening ceremony of next year's London Olympics. ANI

Valencia can be key in reviving Man U's treble bid
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has said that he cannot wait to have Antonio Valencia back to lift the club's Treble bid. ANI

Why a bank shot is better than a direct shot to win a basketball game
Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that your chances of winning a basket ball match are better with a bank shot than a direct shot. ANI

Tevez to sue TV for 'Ugly Little Carlos' jibe
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is suing a TV show after it called him ugly. ANI

Kubica's F1 future uncertain
Injured Robert Kubica's Formula One future remains in the balance after an inconclusive medical bulletin on his progress. ANI

McLaren boss says don't write team off
McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh insists it is too early to write off the team's title challenge, despite doubts raised by his two superstar drivers this week. ANI

Gunners goalkeeper Szczesny out of action with tendon injury
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking to sign on a standby goal keeper after learning that first choice Wojciech Szczesny is out for up to six weeks with a tendon injury. ANI

Christine Bleakley wants kids with Frank Lampard
Television presenter Christine Bleakley is keen to have kids with Chelsea star Frank Lampard. ANI

Umar dons gloves in Pak squad's training session as Kamran looks on
As discussions rage on whether Pakistan's underperforming wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal should be replaced in the remaining World Cup matches, the team management has dropped its biggest hint thus far by including Umar Akmal in the squad's training session. ANI

Oz selectors chief Hilditch's job is safe for time being
Chief selector Andrew Hilditch's job is safe for the time being, as Cricket Australia announced that no decisions would be made until after the review into the team's poor Ashes campaign was completed in August. ANI

'I've already died twice,' says Gazza
Former England football star Paul Gascoigne has candidly revealed that he has come back from the dead twice while trying to overcome his addiction to alcohol and drugs. ANI

Former captains Border, Taylor and Waugh to lead revival of Australian cricket
Former captains Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh, will join former International Cricket Council chief executive Malcolm Speed on a panel chaired by former BHP chief executive Don Argus to restructure Australian cricket. ANI

AFC chief Hammam may challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed in Hammam has said he will decide within 10 days whether to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. ANI

WC 2011: Lee warns Australia is getting better
Fast bowler Brett Lee has warned Australia's World Cup rivals that the defending champions are getting better as the tournament rolls on. ANI

WC 2011: ICC, Cricket Australia won't deviate from security plans
Cricket Australia and the International Cricket Council have both said that they will not deviate from their existing security arrangements because of speculation that terrorists are aiming to attack some World Cup 2011 venues. ANI

Bangladesh positions tanks at cricket stadium entrance
Bangladesh has positioned tanks at the entrance of the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium after fans attacked a bus carrying the West Indies team in Dhaka last week. ANI

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