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Manmohan Singh to watch Mohali match, invites Pak President, PM to join
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who will be watching the World Cup Cricket semifinal match between India and Pakistan on March 30, has invited President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani to visit Mohali to join him and the millions of cricket fans of the subcontinent to watch the match. ANI

Cell phone word 'World Cup' on sale in South Africa for whopping 20,00,000 rupees
Johannesburg, Mar 25(ANI-Business Wire India): The "cell phone word" 07 World Cup (079 675 3287) is currently on sale in South Africa for about 20,00,000 rupees. ANI

Drunken ex-Premier League footballer jailed for breaking man's jaw outside casino
Former Premier League footballer Kelvin Etuhu has been jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to breaking a man's jaw following a 2010 brawl outside a casino. ANI

Hamilton reassures his commitment to McLaren team
Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton met with McLaren's boss to spell out his commitment to the racing team. ANI

World's fastest man Bolt to return to track in May
World's fastest man Usain Bolt will take on arch-rival Asafa Powell over 100 metres for the first time this season in Rome in May, after missing most of the 2010 with an Achilles injury. ANI

Serena Williams' gaming ad deemed too sexy for TV
A new gaming commercial featuring Serena Williams has been deemed too sexy for television. ANI

Movie tribute for Formula One legend Ayrton Senna
Formula One legend Ayrton Senna journey has been documented in a new film, which is set for release this summer. ANI

England players no longer scared of Capello: Barry
Midfielder Gareth Barry has said that the presence of England manager Fabio Capello no longer puts the fear in the minds of the players. ANI

Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final clash will "charge up" Pakistani players: Ramiz Raja
The mouth-watering Pakistan-India clash in the 2011 World Cup semi-final match in Mohali on March 30 will definitely charge up the Pakistan team, former captain Ramiz Raja has said. ANI

Tiger Woods' new lover 'drew him crayon good luck drawings as a child'
Tiger Woods' new lover drew him crayon drawings before his tournaments to wish him luck, according to sources. ANI

World Cup semis, final matches pose real challenge to Pakistan: Mohsin Khan
The remaining World Cup matches are going to be a real challenge and test for Pakistan, which has played quite impressively so far, national chief selector Mohsin Khan has said. ANI

Sri Lanka respects 'depressed' Yardy's decision to pull out of World Cup: Jayawardene
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene has said that his team respects England all-rounder Michael Yardy's decision to pull out of the World Cup due to depression. ANI

World Cup exit not the end of an era for Oz cricket: Ponting
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has reiterated that he would continue as an international cricketer despite his team's early exit from the World Cup. ANI

Ponting's decorated one-day career has run its course: Robert Craddock
Australian captain Ricky Ponting's decorated one-day career, which had an appropriately memorable finish, has run its course, noted cricket expert Robert Craddock has said. ANI

Jayawardene cautions against complacency ahead of WC quarterfinal clash with England
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene believes that England are a team for the big occasion and should not be written off ahead of Saturday's quarterfinal in Colombo. ANI

Imran warns buoyant Pakistan against complacency in World Cup 2011 winning quest
Pakistan, which romped into the 2011 World Cup semi-finals with a thumping win over the West Indies, must guard against complacency if they want to win the tournament, former captain Imran Khan has said. ANI

Pakistan has "very tough" semi-final ahead: Miandad
Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has hailed the national team for its superb show against West Indies in Wednesday's World Cup quarterfinal, but warned them of the tougher challenges ahead. ANI

Sunderland boss Bruce caught in another race row
Argentina defender Marcos Angeleri has accused Sunderland boss Steve Bruce of not liking him because he is not English. ANI

Mental health charities furious with Boycott for comments on Yardy's depression
England batting legend Geoffrey Boycott has angered mental health charities after he claimed that depressed cricketer Michael Yardy quit the World Cup because he wasn't good enough. ANI

Afridi "very happy" on Pak reaching World Cup semis but plays down title chances
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has played down Pakistan's chances of winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 despite sweeping into the semi-finals with a ten-wicket win over the West Indies. ANI

South Africa will not respect Black Caps in World Cup quarterfinal: Donald
New Zealand bowling coach Allan Donald has ensured that his team won't lack for motivation against South Africa in today's World Cup quarterfinal after revealing to them that his old side will be expecting nothing, but a limp performance from the Black Caps. ANI

Vettori expected to play in WC quarterfinal against Proteas, Mills out
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who missed the last two group games due to a knee injury, is expected to make his return in today's World Cup quarterfinal against South Africa in Dhaka. ANI

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