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FA could have intervened to punish Rooney over elbowing incident: FIFA chief
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said the Football Association (FA) could have retrospectively punished Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for elbowing Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy. ANI

England beat South Africa by six runs in another World Cup cliff-hanger
England snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a six-run World Cup win over South Africa in their Group B clash at Chennai's M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. ANI

Michael Hussey replaces injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup team
Australian batsman Michael Hussey has been recalled into the 15-man World Cup team a month after he was ruled out of it due to injury. ANI

'I don't have the patience to coach', says Michael Holding
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding reckons that a full-time coaching position does not suit his temperament. ANI

Klitschko calls off fighting against Chisora o take on Haye
Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko has pulled out of fighting London-based Dereck Chisora next month - clearing the way for a clash with WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye on July 2. ANI

I'll end my F1 career with Red bull, says Webber
Formula One driver Mark Webber has said that he wants to continue driving for Red Bull for the rest of his racing career, but has no intention of retiring yet. ANI

Cricket fan in Nagpur carves miniature World Cup trophy out of soap cakes
The ongoing ICC World Cup 2011 has caught the imagination of the cricket crazy fans across India. Sudhakar Pathak, an ardent cricket fan, and also an amateur miniature artist has projected his thoughts in an artistic way by making a replica of the Word Cup trophy and cricket players from soap cakes. ANI

Ferguson poised for 100 million pounds-plus summer buying campaign
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is poised for an unprecedented 100 million pounds-plus summer transfer buying campaign. ANI

Afridi's performance at World Cup inspiration for entire Pak team: Intikhab
Pakistan's World Cup captain Shahid Afridi has been a source of inspiration for his entire squad after lifting the man-of-the-match trophy twice at the group stage of the mega event, team manager Intikhab Alam has said. ANI

Tottenham slaps 50 million pound price-tag on Modric to ward of potential suitors
Tottenham Hotspurs have slapped a whopping 50 million pound price-tag on midfielder Luka Modric to fend off growing interest from Europe's top clubs. ANI

Button says having kids can change F1 driver's attitude to racing at 200mph
Formula One driver Jenson Button has said that he will not marry until his racing career is over, as he believes that having kids will distract him from chasing his goals. ANI

Ponting describes Pakistan as a very dangerous side, similar to Australia
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has described Pakistan as a very dangerous side, predicting that the team will get better by the day as the 2011 World Cup progresses. ANI

Kolo Toure did not use any illegal substance, claims brother Yaya
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has defended his brother Kolo, who failed a drug test, saying that the substance found in his system came from a stimulant contained in one of his wife's slimming tablets. ANI

Chelsea now eyeing to sign Real Madrid midfielder Kaka
Chelsea is reportedly set to continue its spending spree this summer with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Kaka. ANI

ICC has no plans to move matches from Bangladesh: Lorgat
Condemning the attack on the West Indies team bus by Bangladesh fans, ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has that there are no immediate plans to move games from Dhaka. ANI

Australia aims to top Group A
Third placed Australia hopes of clinching top spot in Group A of the World Cup despite having one point from their washed-out clash with Sri Lanka. ANI

Race to replace injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup squad down to three players
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that pacers Peter Siddle and Dirk Nannes, as well as veteran Mike Hussey, were in the frame to join the World cup squad in place of injured Doug Bollinger. ANI

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