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South African police confirm Roebuck committed suicide
South African Police on Sunday confirmed that iconic cricket writer Peter Roebuck had committed suicide on Saturday night in his hotel. ANI

Hamilton admits Button has a hold of him
Former Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has reportedly told his Mclaren team mate Jenson Button that he probably has his number on the racing track. ANI

McCullum likely to be at loggerheads with management over keeping decision
Kiwi cricketer Brendon McCullum, who gave up wicket keeping in Test matches last year to prolong his career, could be on a collision course with the management over his decision to keep in limited overs cricket. ANI

Lampard could replace Beckham at L.A. Galaxy in the USA
American football team L A Galaxy could be in the process of recruiting Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard as a replacement for David Beckham. ANI

Anna Kournikova 'fixed my thinking', says Biggest Loser's Joe Mitchell
Joe Mitchell, who was recently eliminated from the reality show 'Biggest Loser', has admitted that former tennis ace, Anna Kournikova helped him 'fix his thinking'. ANI

S.African police suspect Roebuck may have committed suicide
Police in Cape Town, South Africa, are suspecting that iconic cricket writer Peter Roebuck could have committed suicide hours shortly after some officers talked to him in his room on the sixth floor of the hotel where he was staying, but have not issued a confirmation as yet. ANI

Tributes flow for maestro of cricket writing, Peter Roebuck
Tributes continue to pour in for the maestro of cricket writing Peter Roebuck, who died in mysterious circumstances on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday at the age of 55. ANI

Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque plays down defeat against England
Spanish football team manager Vicente Del Bosque has played down his side's loss to England at the Wemley Stadium on Saturday. ANI

Indian off-spinner Ashwin ties knot with childhood sweetheart
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Prithi Narayanan in Chennai on Sunday. ANI

'Embittered' Berlusconi 'would be happy to become AC Milan football club President' again
Silvio Berlusconi, who finally resigned as the Prime Minister of Italy after being in power for two decades, has raised hopes of taking back reins of his beloved AC Milan football club. ANI

Warner ready for Test cricket: Greg Chappell
Australian cricketing great Greg Chappell has advised the national selectors it is time to blood New South Wales batsman David Warner in Tests after the national squad's humiliation against South Africa at Newlands. ANI

Australians speak candidly about what went wrong in Port Elizabeth Test
Australia's cricket leaders have made a series of frank admissions about what went wrong and what is lacking, and have sought a catharsis ahead of the second Test in Johannesburg on Thursday. ANI

Roebuck's last write-up: 'Mind you, a lot can happen in a week. It just did'
Having acquired an iconic and awesome reputation for his writings on the sport of cricket, it is an irony of sorts and quite bizarre that in his last article before he died Saturday in a hotel room in Cape Town, South Africa, he wrote: "Mind you, a lot can happen in a week. It just did." ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen drops in at masquerade ball after long hours in court
Imogen Thomas attended a masquerade ball after spending a hectic long day in court, where she has applied to get a gagging order obtained by Ryan Giggs seven months ago lifted. ANI

Bopanna-Qureshi duo storm into Paris Masters final
Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi have advanced to the finals of the Paris Masters Tennis Tournament. ANI

Lampard says England still has a long way to go after win over Spain
An elated England captain Frank Lampard said that while the victory against World Cup champion Spain at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday was welcome, the national squad still had a long way to go before being considered champions in their own right. ANI

Fairfax Media describes iconic writer Roebuck's death as a 'Great shock'
Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood on Sunday issued a statement that said the organization was in a state of "great shock" on hearing of the death of iconic cricket journalist Peter Roebuck in South Africa. ANI

Khawaja pleads with Oz selectors to hurl him into summer's one-day action
New South Wales and Australian middle-order batsman Usman Khawaja, though rated a pin-up boy for cricket's purists, has reportedly pleaded for the Australian selectors to hurl him into this summer's one-day arena. ANI

Iconic cricket writer Peter Roebuck dies in S. Africa
Acclaimed cricket commentator Peter Roebuck was found dead in a South African hotel room in Newlands, South Africa on Sunday. ANI

England beat World Cup champions Spain one nil at Wembley
England beat World Cup Champions Spain one nil in a hard fought match at the Wembley Stadium here on Saturday evening. ANI

Pak cricketers have put spot fixing scandal behind them: Coach Mohsin Khan
Pakistan cricket team coach Mohsin Khan has expressed satisfaction with the national squad's ability to put last year's spot-fixing scandal behind them, which ended in three of their former team-mates sentenced to prison in England. ANI

Love-cheat Tindall axed for unapologetic drunken antics during World Cup
English rugby star Mike Tindall has been sacked from the team by his angry bosses, as he failed to apologize for his boozy night out during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. ANI

Aussies want to redeem themselves against Proteas: Watson
Australian cricket team vice captain Shane Watson has said that the national squad is desperate to redeem themselves in the eyes of the cricket loving public after the humiliation in the first Test. ANI

Wessels, Holding urge Ponting to retire by end of series against India in Australia
Former Test greats have called on former skipper Ricky Ponting to retire by the end of this summer before he risks of being axed by the Australian selectors. Following Australia"s eight-wicket loss to South Africa in the first Test, Ponting and a couple others in the Australian cricket team face the possibility of being asked to retire. ANI

Spot-fixing convicts Asif, Butt seek transfer to Pakistani jail over safety fears
Two former Pakistani cricketers convicted of spot-fixing have sought transfer to their home country to serve their remaining sentences over safety fears after getting undue attention from their fellow inmates. ANI

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