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French football body official admits blowing whistle in 'racist quota' row
The crisis over French Football Federation (FFF)'s alleged plan to introduce a limit on the number of players of African and Arabic descent in training centers nationwide has escalated after a senior official admitted blowing the whistle and secretly recording a meeting about race. ANI

Ancelotti's Chelsea future uncertain despite Premier League comeback
Carlo Ancelotti will take Chelsea into Sunday's Premier League title showdown against Manchester United still uncertain of his future at Stamford Bridge. ANI

CA expects 'refurbished' Big Bash to bring big dollars after 2013
Cricket Australia admits that its new Big Bash League will not start spinning serious television money until well after the next media rights deal is struck. ANI

Pak batsman Salahuddin ready to show talent on international stage
Twenty-year-old Pakistan cricketer Usman Salahuddin has said that both captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younus are giving him several opportunities to exhibit his talent as a right hand middle order batsman on the international stage. ANI

Ferguson to seek Mourinho's advice on beating Barcelona
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he will turn to his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho for advice on how his side should approach their Champions League final against Barcelona. ANI

Fabregas is Real Madrid's No 1 target
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez will bid 35 million pounds to hijack Barcelona's expected move for Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas. ANI

Thorpe on come back trail after tipping scales at under 100kg
Australian legend Ian Thorpe is on track after the swimmer finally tipped the scales at under 100kg in preparation for his competitive meet. ANI

Fans fume as Man U hikes prices
Manchester United fans are fuming against their owners for not bringing down the price of Old Trafford season tickets. ANI

Beckham wants to be part of UK team in London Olympics
Star footballer David Beckham wants to be part of Great Britain's football team at next year's Olympics. ANI

Shoaib Malik backs Miandad as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team
Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik has suggested cricket legend,Javed Miandad as the batting coach of the Pakistan cricket team. ANI

Cook, Broad, Strauss to split England captaincy
England will name captains for the three formats of cricket that are currently being played at the international level. While Andrew Strauss will be the Test captain, Alastair Cook will be the one-day captain and Stuart Broad will be the Twenty20 skipper. ANI

Pak team manager acknowledges Sobers' guidance
Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has praised the inputs provided by West Indies legendary all-rounder Gary Sobers during the recent one day series against the hosts. ANI

Few silly decisions cost us game against Chennai Super Kings: Warne
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Wrane has admitted that his team lost due to few silly decisions made on the ground against Chennai Super Kings. ANI

Deccan Chargers hope to keep their IPL campaign afloat by beating Delhi
Ahead of their encounter in the Indian Premier League against Delhi Daredevils, Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara hopes to break the series of defeats and earn full two points that will keep their campaign afloat in the tournament. ANI

Team effort, good gameplan behind Mumbai Indians good show at IPL
Tirumalasetti Suman of Mumbai Indians has said that team effort and self-belief helped them win their latest encounter against Pune Warriors. ANI

Kochi Tuskers batsman Hodge criticises IPL schedule, pitches
Expressing the view that hectic traveling has adversely impacted some of the cricketers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) batsman Brad Hodge has criticized the standard of some of the pitches used during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). odge criticised the IPL schedule, and said that it is very tiring and taking a toll on the body of some of the players. ANI

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