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Fergie relying on 'fit' Ferdinand for match against rivals Liverpool
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will give Rio Ferdinand until Saturday to prove his fitness for match against bitter rivals Liverpool. ANI

Torres doesn't have to score to prove his worth: Ancelotti
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti reckons that his ace striker Fernando Torres does not have to score goals to prove his worth.helsea's new superstar signing is still waiting to hit the net four games after his 50 million pounds move from Liverpool. ANI

Tiger Woods not as good as before: Rory McIlroy
American golfer Rory McIlroy has said that Tiger Woods is playing like 'an ordinary golfer', and believes he is no longer the force he once was. ANI

Torres keen to be star pupil for Chelsea
Fernando Torres says joining Chelsea has been like going back to school and starting all over again. ANI

Wenger gunning for Man U
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is eyeing the FA Cup and the Premier League title. ANI

Ferguson set for trial by TV over referee rant
Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson faces 'trial by TV' after the FA demanded to see film footage of his Stamford Bridge rant against referee Martin Atkinson. ANI

I will go into Klitschko's backyard to fight: Haye
World Boxing Association champion David Haye has said he will go into Wladimir Klitschko's backyard to unify the world heavyweight title. ANI

Hotel bans Man U star for inviting drunken girls to wild party in room
Manchester United star Chris Smalling has been banned by a hotel after inviting drunken girls to a wild all-night party, immediately after a crushing defeat at the hands of Chelsea. ANI

Ronaldo to end international career in friendly game against Romania
Brazil's two-time World Cup winning striker Ronaldo is set to bid his final farewell to football in a friendly game against Romania in Sao Paulo on June 7. ANI

England left looking like a pub side against Ireland: Brit press
Ireland's stunning three-wicket win at the Cricket World Cup has left the British press fuming, who have described England's performance as "punch-drunk" and resembling that of a "pub side". ANI

Smith braces for Lankans attacking his tweakers
Leg spinner Steve Smith believes that the form of Australia's pace attack of Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson could prompt Sri Lanka to have a guarded approach to the pacers and then move on to pick up the scoring rate against support bowlers. ANI

Tendulkar, Dravid signatures dominate Thane fan's autograph collection
Santosh Chapekar, cricket fan from Thane, showed his love for the game by displaying a collection of 2,000 autographs of cricketers from across the globe on cricket bats, balls, gloves and pads. ANI

Gilchrist asks ICC to act tough against match-fixers or cricket will be dead
Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has said that match-fixing is the biggest issue confronting cricket, and has asked the International Cricket Council to show more leadership on fixing the curse afflicting world cricket or risk sport's death. ANI

Australia will play Muralitharan with confidence: Julian
Former Australian fast bowler Brendon Julian has said that Ricky Ponting's team will play Sri Lankan off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan without fear during their World Cup encounter on Saturday. ANI

Fastest WC century maker eyes IPL, says he used to play like that in garden
Ireland batsman Kevin O'Brien, who scored the fastest century of the World Cup to upset England, has said that he was playing as if he was playing in his back garden. ANI

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