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Manager Alam says Umar Akmal not faking injury
Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam on Saturday denied that middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was faking a finger injury in a desperate bid to save his brother Kamran's place in the squad. ANI

South Africa bundle India out for 296
South African bowlers fought back strongly to bundle India out for 296 on Saturday in their World Cup fixture here. ANI

Aussies want to give a good game to all opponents: Ponting
Australia's cricket captain, Ricky Ponting, on Saturday said his team was not too bothered by the twists and turns in the ongoing World Cup, and was only focused on giving a good game to all opponents. ANI

Taylor hopes Kiwis will have a good game against Canada
New Zealand cricket team captain Ross Taylor is hoping for a good World Cup game against Canada here on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium. ANI

Don't make Taylor Kiwi captain because of WC ton: Parore
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore has said Ross Taylor's winning ton against Pakistan in a World Cup game should not shortlist him as the country's next cricket captain. ANI

Mike Tyson threw his first punch over dead pigeon
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson has revealed that he threw his first punch over a dead pigeon. ANI

Torres calls Liverpool a 'selling club'
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has described his former club, Liverpool, as a "selling club" and claimed that the protracted change of ownership has caused "chaos". ANI

Jamie Carragher's tackle of Nani 'disgraceful': Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has called Jamie Carragher's tackle of Nani during last week's 3-1 defeat at Liverpool as "disgraceful". ANI

Fabregas wanted to shoot himself after Champions League exit
Skipper Cesc Fabregas was so devastated by Arsenal's Champions League exit that he felt like shooting himself, says his father. ANI

Mourinho may return to UK Premier League in 2012
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is reported to be planning a spectacular return to the Premier League next season. ANI

It's a great thrill to see wife Danielle in Calendar Girls: Gary Lineker
England football legend Gary Lineker has revealed he gets ecstatic watching wife Danielle Bux strip on stage in Calendar Girls. ANI

Swann fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during the ICC Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday. ANI

Hussey admits that pressure is on him to perform in WC 2011
Australia's Mr. Cricket - Mike Hussey - has candidly admitted that he faces some extra pressure to perform in the 2011 cricket World Cup after being rushed into the national squad as a replacement for New South Wales left-arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger. ANI

Ex-Oz keeper Manou retires from first class cricket
Former Australian wicketkeeper Graham Manou announced his retirement from first class cricket on Saturday. ANI

Bangla skipper vows to seek entry into WC 2011 knockout phase
Bangladesh cricket captain Shakib Al Hasan has vowed to "fight to the end" to secure an entry into the World Cup knockout phase after his team's dramatic two-wicket win over England on Friday. ANI

Proteas Vs India: Dhoni banking on openers, Smith on bowlers
Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he would be looking to his openers-Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar-to fire at the top of the order against the South Africans on Saturday afternoon at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here. ANI

Jenson Button's girlfriend safe after Japan's devastating earthquake
Formula One champion Jenson Button's girlfriend Jessica Michibata was in Tokyo when Japan was hit with a devastating earthquake yesterday. ANI

Posh is expecting baby girl, confirms Becks
Soccer ace David Beckham has confirmed that wife Victoria is expecting their first daughter. ANI

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