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PCB "left disappointed" with Zulqarnain's response to show-cause letter
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) believes that runaway former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has written nothing new in his response to the show-cause letter. ANI

Sugar Ray Leonard alleges sexual abuse by coach
American boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard has revealed that he was sexually abused as a young fighter by an unnamed "prominent Olympic boxing coach". ANI

"Gul, Wahab got their tactics wrong" in 1st Pak-Windies Test: Mohammed Zahid
Pakistani bowlers Umar Gul and Wahab Riaz got their tactics wrong in the opening Test against the West Indies by trying to bowl too fast, Pakistani cricketer Mohammed Zahid has said. ANI

Tony Greig labels Dennis Lillee 'a bit of a fairy'
Former England captain Tony Greig has risked fresh controversy by suggesting that former Australia fast bowler Dennis Lillee was a "bit of a fairy" when he got hit himself. ANI

Birmingham City goalkeepers in trouble over late-night drinking
Birmingham City have become the latest club to be embroiled in controversy over their off-field behaviour after goalkeeper Colin Doyle's wife, Becky, revealed that he and Ben Foster stayed out until 4a.m. after the relegation-threatened club's end-of-season dinner in Birmingham city centre. ANI

West Ham striker Demba Ba blames fan's racist taunts for brawl
Demba Ba, who was at the center of a shameful brawl at a fund raising event, has said he was the victim of a racist onslaught at West Ham's gala dinner. ANI

Bresnan set to miss test series against Sri Lanka
England fast bowler Tim Bresnan is likely to miss the test series against Sri Lanka after suffering a torn calf muscle. ANI

Buchanan wants Wright as Kiwi selector
John Buchanan, director of New Zealand Cricket, is pushing for coach John Wright inclusion in the national selection panel on Friday. ANI

Thorpe to focus on 100m, 200m at 2012 Olympics
Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe has said that he would confine his comeback to shorter relays, overruling speculation that he may return to compete in the 400m freestyle which helped make him famous. ANI

Kaneria's spot-fixing 'clearance' letter "fails to satisfy" PCB
Discarded Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has failed to get clearance from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play for his country. ANI

'I feel fine after bit of a scare', says Oz tennis legend Rosewall
Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall has assured his friends and fans that he felt fine despite collapsing from a minor stroke. ANI

Standoff between Oz cricketers, CA coming to an end
Relations between Cricket Australia and the players' association have softened considerably, to the extent that the cricketers believe a new pay agreement could be agreed to as early as next week. ANI

'Steven Gerrard, Jenson Button and Jonny Wilkinson all wear make-up'
Make-up artist Gary Cockerill has acquired a reputation of sorts for creating iconic looks and concealing shocking secrets. ANI

Tevez will not leave Man City: Mancini
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has said that Carlos Tevez will not leave the club and lead City's assault on the Champions League next season. ANI

Man U fans say club miles ahead of Liverpool
Manchester United fans have cheekily taunted rivals Liverpool with photos of this motorway sign - after overtaking them for league title wins. ANI

Murray needs to win key matches: McEnroe
Three-time Wimbledon champion John MCEnroe has said that British tennis champion Andy Murray would need to win key matches to stay in Grand Slam championship contention. ANI

Red Devils take down trophy win-linked banner
The famous banner hanging from the Stretford End of Old Trafford showing the number of years since Manchester City last won a trophy has been removed. ANI

Kaka closes door on UK Premier League move
Brazilian football star Kaka has closed the door on a move to England by insisting he is staying in Spain. ANI

Gilchrist asks Kings XI Punjab players to focus on remaining IPL matches
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist, who scored a brilliant century against Royal Challengers Bangalore, has said that the players should not get carried away with success, but should work hard and remain focused on the rest of the Indian Premier League matches. ANI

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