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Sports News on March 14, 2011

Strauss 'not planning to quit' ODIs
The England management have denied reports that captain Andrew Strauss is to retire from one-day cricket after the World Cup, but there is growing sense this team is reaching the end of an era. ANI

England must win four matches to lift World Cup: Collingwood
After facing humiliating defeats against Ireland and Bangladesh, England cricketer Paul Collingwood has expressed hope that his team will win four matches to establish victory in the World Cup. ANI

Kiwi PM 'sledges' Shane Warne over Liz Hurley
New Zealand PM John Key apparently left Shane Warne speechless at the Fill The Basin For Christchurch charity match. ANI

Rooney asks Van der Sar to put off retirement plans
Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is under pressure to stay at the club for one more season. ANI

Pakistan openers unsure about batting tactics, says captain Afridi
Pakistan's opening batsmen are struggling in the ongoing World Cup because they are not sure whether to play their positive game or just try to survive early overs, captain Shahid Afridi has said. ANI

Bollinger joins Fox Sports WC commentary team
Australia left arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger has joined the Fox Sports commentators team for the ongoing World Cup. ANI

Adebayor urges FA to be lenient with pal Kolo Toure
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has urged the Football Association to take pity on club pal Kolo Toure, who failed to pass a drugs test. ANI

Man U on course for Treble after beating Arsenal: Rooney
Ace striker Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United's FA Cup victory over Arsenal is the perfect preparation for Champions League second leg against Marseille tomorrow. ANI

Arsenal's key players seem to be cracking up: Petit
Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has accused the club players of "cracking up" under pressure, adding that skipper Cesc Fabregas needs to see a shrink. ANI

Neville tells Mourinho to forget coming to Man U
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has told Jose Mourinho to forget about coming to old Trafford to manage the club anytime soon. ANI

Swann apologises for loss of temper, swearing in WC game
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has apologised for losing his temper and swearing during England's last match against Bangaldesh, which the latter won by two wickets. ANI

Aussies ready to ramp up bid for 4th WC title: Hussey
Veteran Australian batsman Mike Hussey has said that his side is ready to ramp up their bid for a fourth straight ICC World Cup. ANI

Ferdinand told he is still England captain
Defender Rio Ferdinand contacted England's assistant coach Franco Baldini to clarify his position after reports appeared that boss Fabio Capello is considering the option of giving the captain's arm band back to John Terry once again for the Euro 2012 qualifier in Wales on March 26. ANI

Man City defender vows to take revenge from Rooney
Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who hit the winner against Reading, cannot wait to face Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinal and take revenge from Wayne Rooney. ANI

Ponting likely to continue as Oz skipper
Former Australian cricket captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Mark Taylor are unlikely to recommend the sack for current skipper Ricky Ponting during their forensic review of Australian cricket. ANI

Ashley Cole shows off new lover while puffing hookah at London club
Soccer star Ashley Cole was spotted with his new girlfriend smoking from a hookah pipe in a club. ANI

Akmal brothers to play in Pak-Zimbabwe match
Pakistan's underperforming wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and his younger brother Umar will play in the World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Monday, captain Shahid Afridi has said. ANI

Windies Test player Morton arrested
Former West Indies Test player Runako Morton has been arrested, though the reason for this development is yet to be disclosed by the West Indies Cricket Board. ANI

Wayne Rooney's hooker 'gets threesome cake on her 22nd b'day'
Wayne Rooney's alleged hooker Jenny Thompson got a saucy surprise on her 22nd birthday - a cake depicting her famous threesome with the England star. ANI

Too many matches causing player injuries: Katich
The cramming of domestic cricket matches into the three months between October and December is a possible reason for players getting injured more frequently,feels Australian Test opener Simon Katich. ANI

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