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Coleen, family fly out for 100K pounds Caribbean holiday to 'escape Wayne'
Seems like all is not well between Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen. ANI

End of 34-game unbeaten World Cup streak won't affect Oz campaign: Ponting
Australian captain Ricky Ponting insists that the four-wicket loss to Pakistan in their final Group A game, which ended their 34-game unbeaten World Cup run, would not hurt their campaign. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-mistress Rachel Uchitel is in love
Rachel Uchitel, the former alpha mistress of Tiger Woods, has found a new love. ANI

I was insane for a great period of my life: Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has confessed that he went insane when he reached the zenith of his career at an early age. ANI

Chappell says 'crazy and idiotic' Afridi not the right guy for Pak captaincy
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is "a bit crazy" and should not be in charge of the Pakistan World Cup team. ANI

Imran backs 'talented' Pakistan to bag World Cup following win against Australia
Following Pakistan's impressive four-wicket win against powerful Australia in their last Pool A game, former captain Imran Khan has said that the team can go on to win the coveted World Cup trophy. ANI

Hamilton must stay with McLaren for F1 glory: John Watson
Former McLaren driver John Watson has warned Lewis Hamilton against chasing Formula One glory with a new team. ANI

I never gave up hope of captaining England again: Terry
John Terry has paid tribute to England manager Fabio Capello after he was reinstated as the captain of the national team, and said that he had never stopped hoping that he would lead the Three Lions again. ANI

Ancelotti admits he may leave Chelsea this year
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he may leave the club at the end of the season, if that is the decision of owner Roman Abramovich and the board. ANI

Tendulkar never scared me as much as Gilchrist, Lara: Shoaib Akhtar
Pakistan's fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who is set to retire from international cricket after the ongoing ICC World Cup 2011, has said that he would have emerged as a better bowler and human being if he had played under former captain Imran Khan, and also clarified that he was never scared by Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. ANI

'Struggling' Aussies' World Cup prospects bleak: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck reckons that Australia's prospects at the World Cup are bleak after the Ricky Ponting-led team finished third in its qualifying group. ANI

It's hard to imagine Pakistan cricket without Shoaib Akhtar: Azhar Ali
Pakistan's top order player Azhar Ali has expressed shock over fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's decision to retire from international cricket after the ongoing ICC World Cup 2011, and said that it is difficult to imagine Pakistan cricket without him. ANI

Bell confident of England beating Sri Lanka in WC quarterfinal
England batsman Ian Bell is confident that his team can beat Sri Lanka in their own backyard in Saturday's World Cup quarterfinal at Colombo's R.Premadasa Stadium. ANI

ICC announces referees, umpires for WC quarter-final stage
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced official appointments for the quarter-final stage of the Cricket World Cup 2011. ANI

Frustrated Wright wants Black Cap batters to be more consistent
That New Zealand cricket team coach John Wright hates losing is obvious, but what winds him up more than anything else, is when his side loses badly, especially when the loss comes just before the quarterfinals at a World Cup courtesy of an all-too familiar batting order collapse. ANI

Vettori mum on ODI future as Kiwis line up for S.Africa
Daniel Vettori's last one-day international for New Zealand could take place later this week in Dhaka, but the 32-year-old is keeping his cards close to his chest, and not revealing much about his future plans. ANI

Pak high on confidence after ending Australia's 34-match World Cup run: Misbah
Pakistan's confidence level has "naturally" received a boost as they brought Australia's 34-match winning streak in the World Cup tournaments to an end on March 19, vice-captain Misbah-Ul-Haq has said. ANI

Tendulkar, Ponting re-ignite walking debate after contrasting World Cup dismissals
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and Australian captain Ricky Ponting's contrasting World Cup dismissals have re-ignited the debate around walking, an issue that gained prominence in the 2003 World Cup semi-final when Adam Gilchrist walked back to the pavilion despite an appeal against him getting no response from the umpire. ANI

India eyeing targeting Australia's weaknesses to win WC quarterfinal: Yuvraj
Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has said that his team is targeting seizing the moment and capitalize on Australia's weakness when they meet in Thursday's World Cup quarterfinal in Ahmedabad. ANI

Asif pays glowing tribute to late Pak coach and "father figure" Bob Woolmer
Tainted Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has paid glowing tributes to former coach Bob Woolmer on his fourth death anniversary, and said that the former England batsman was "like a father figure" to him. ANI

'Poorly performing' Aussies mull changes to line-up for WC quarterfinal clash with India
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that the four-wicket loss to Pakistan in the their last World Cup Group A game would compel him and the selectors to consider changes in the team line-up. ANI

Ponting confident of overhauling his troubled World Cup campaign
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that he is confident of overhauling his troubled World Cup campaign, and bounce back to his best form in the 'big games' of the six-week tournament on the Indian sub-continent. ANI

Vitali Klitschko defends WBC heavyweight title in one-punch knockout
Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko continued the Klitschko brothers' domination of the heavyweight division with a defense of the WBC title in front of 19,000 fans in Cologne, Germany. ANI

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