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Messi could get five against Arsenal: Mascherano
Argentine footballer Javier Mascherano has warned Arsenal that Leo Messi could fire five past them to take Barcelona into the Champions League quarter-finals. ANI

Arsenal will not commit Champions League suicide: Jack Wilshere
British footballer Jack Wilshere has said that Arsenal will not commit Champions League suicide by playing for a draw in Barcelona. ANI

Sri Lanka's bowler friendly wickets behind Pak opening misery: Hafeez
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez has said that he and his opening partner Ahmed Shehzad have failed in their World Cup campaign so far because of Sri Lanka's bowler friendly wickets. ANI

Pak needs to take full advantage of batting powerplays, says Misbah
Pakistan vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq reckons that his team is not taking full advantage of its batting powerplays at the World Cup. ANI

'Harder for Chelsea to win at Blackpool than it was to beat Man U'
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said it will be harder for his players to win at Blackpool than it was to beat Manchester United last week. ANI

Rise of more than seven per cent in correct umpiring decisions due to DRS
The International Cricket Council has said that correct decisions in the World Cup have risen from an average of 90.18 per cent to 97.82 per cent thanks to the use of the Decision Review System (DRS).CC General Manager David Richardson said that the DRS was working well at the tournament. ANI

Ponting's express merchants have been unexpectedly effective: Roebuck
Australian captain Ricky Ponting's tactics to back his two fast bowlers Shaun Tait and Brett Lee to give his team its only possible World Cup edge has been unexpectedly effective, according to noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck. ANI

Dalglish given emotional treat by Liverpool fans
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was treated to the most emotional day of his life when midway through the second half against Manchester United, fans rose as one to sing Happy Birthday to him. ANI

Mike Tyson's first love was a pigeon!
Mike Tyson has revealed that 'first thing he ever loved was a pigeon'. ANI

Defoe vows to score his 100th goal against AC Milan
Tottenham ace Jermain Defoe has vowed to score his 100th goal for the club against AC Milan on Wednesday night. ANI

Amir Khan says no to sex!
It may not be good news for all the ladies who are desperate to go a few rounds with Amir Khan in the bedroom as the British boxer revealed that he is refraining from having sex. ANI

Morgan all set to replace Pietersen in England team
Eoin Morgan is all set to replace England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen, who will miss the rest of the World Cup and return home to undergo a hernia operation. ANI

I will hit Wladimir Klitschko in ring to make Vitali come out and fight: Haye
WBA world heavyweight champ David Haye has said that he would give Wladimir Klitschko a good slap in ring so that it will tempt his big brother Vitali to come out and fight him. ANI

Fabregas expected to play against Barcelona
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas is expected to be declared fit for Champions League clash at Barcelona on Tuesday. ANI

Hussey over the moon after getting call to join Oz World Cup squad
Mike Hussey is "out of this world" after getting a call to join the Australian World Cup squad ANI

Afridi says top order still an issue in Pak's World Cup campaign
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has admitted that his team is facing some problems at the top of the batting order which New Zealand will aim to exploit in their World Cup Group A clash in Kandy tomorrow. ANI

Pak manager defends World Cup team selection
Ahead of Pakistan's World Cup Group A game against New Zealand, team manager Intikhab Alam has brushed aside criticism from former captain Imran Khan, who said that the team selection for the tournament has been negative. ANI

Nannes to join Aussies as standby player for World Cup
Australian chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said that Victorian Bushrangers fast bowler Dirk Nannes will join the squad as a standby player for the World Cup. ANI

Pietersen to leave World Cup early for hernia operation
England batsman Kevin Pietersen will return home for a hernia operation, bringing an early end to his World Cup campaign. ANI

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