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Sports News on March 4, 2011

Lalit Modi's passport revoked
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi's passport was on Friday revoked by the Mumbai Regional Passport Office (RPO). ANI

Bangladesh cricket fans stone West Indies World Cup team bus
Bangladesh cricket fans on Friday attacked the West Indies team's bus after the home team crashed to a nine-wicket defeat in their World Cup Group B game at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium. ANI

Ferguson may be thinking of selling Rooney
Manchetser United boss Sir Alex Ferguson might be thinking of selling ace striker Wayne Rooney, according to Graeme Souness. ANI

King Kenny warns Fergie not to play mind games
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has warned his Manchester United counterpart Alex Ferguson that he will be wasting time trying mind games when both rivals meet at Liverpool on Sunday. ANI

Referee sets record by giving 36 red cards in one game
Referee Damien Rubino has set a soccer record of sorts by giving a whopping 36 red cards in a match. ANI

Kolo Toure could face two-year ban for failing drugs test
Former Manchester City skipper Kolo Toure could face a ban of up to two years after failing a routine drugs test. ANI

Newcastle rated 35 million pound striker Carroll at just one million pounds
Liverpool's 35 million pound striker Andy Carroll was officially valued at one million pounds by Newcastle at the start of last season. ANI

Akram backs Afridi's 'Pak should not play WC quarterfinal in India' statement
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi is correct in saying that his team should top the World Cup group A to avoid playing its quarterfinal match in India, former skipper Wasim Akram has said. ANI

India must be ready for Ireland challenge in World Cup 2011: Ganguly
On this week's ICC Cricket World Radio Show, former India captain Sourav Ganguly says India must be ready and up for the side's game against Ireland on March 6 in Bangalore. ANI

S. Africa should be happy with win over Netherlands: Jackman
Cricket commentator Robin Jackman believes South Africa's comprehensive defeat of The Netherlands bodes well for the team's future progress in the World Cup. ANI

Sehwag visits hospital to show his support for HIV patients
Indian opener Virender Sehwag has called on cricket fans across the world to stop discrimination against people living with HIV. ANI

Asian Games stayed within budget: Guangzhou finance chief
Asserting that the investment for the 2010 Asian Games was within budget, Zhang Jieming, head of the financial bureau of Guangzhou, has said that the city's budget for the games was 13.6 billion yuan ($2 billion). ANI

Warne signs up for Christchurch earthquake fund-raiser
Shane Warne will captain a charity Twenty20 cricket match for earthquake-devastated Christchurch at Wellington's Basin Reserve. ANI

Mike Hussey should be definitely picked to replace Bollinger: David
Australia batsman David Hussey, who is part of the World Cup squad, has said that his brother Mike is desperate to get back to the subcontinent for the tournament and should be picked by selectors to replace Doug Bollinger. ANI

Chelsea may secure services of West Ham manager Avram Grant
Chelsea are considering approaching West Ham manager Avram Grant to become their new director of football as part of a significant shake-up of the club's staff this summer ANI

Akmal denies dropping catches, says never accepted a cent to fix matches
Breaking a six-month silence, Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has hit out at claims that he was involved in fixing the infamous Sydney Test, and added that he had never accepted a cent to throw matches. ANI

Muralitharan, Malinga make Sri Lanka our toughest opponent: Ponting
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has made it clear that his team will rely on its three in-form seamers, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee and Shaun Tait to counter Sri Lanka's spin trap and pace spearhead Lasith Malinga when they play on Saturday. ANI

Stumbling win against Canada "a wake-up call" for Pakistan
Pakistan's poor performance against World Cup minnows Canada in the ICC World Cup group-stage match on Thursday is "a wake-up call" for the 1992 trophy winners, skipper Shahid Afridi said. ANI

PCB to discuss Warne's 'tie' prediction of India-England WC match in ICC meeting
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt has said the PCB will discuss Australian spin legend Shane Warne's "strange" prediction that the India-England World Cup match would culminate in a tie, in the next International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting. ANI

Battered England ready to bounce back in 2011 World Cup: Swann
Having secured only one victory in three matches in the 2011 World Cup, many may be thinking that England is on its way out, but if you are Graeme Swann, such thoughts are simply banished from the mind. ANI

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