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Texas 2012 Grand Prix doubtful over failure to sign race- hosting deal
Formula One Management chief Bernie Ecclestone has given a three week deadline to the Texas' Circuit of the Americas for signing a deal to host the US Grand Prix. ANI

Greg Norman likens golf course to woman giving peek under skirt
The Presidents Cup returns to Royal Melbourne for the first time in 13 years and International captain Greg Norman is confident his side can recover lost ground after their slow start. ANI

'Never give up attitude' secret to successful Test comeback, says Taufiq Umar
Pakistani batsman Taufiq Umar says that his 'never give up attitude' is the secret behind his recent success in Test cricket. ANI

F1 ace Hamilton 'underrated' team-mate Button, says McLaren chief
British Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton underestimated his team mate Jenson Button, McLaren team chief Martin Whitmarsh has said. ANI

Bangladesh calls for ICC security clearance for 2012 Pakistan tour
Bangladesh can tour Pakistan in April next year, but they need security clearance from the International Cricket Council (ICC), Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has said. ANI

Football 'title flop' haunts Liverpool captain Gerrard every day
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said the possibility of him ending his career without bagging a title winner's medal at Anfield haunts him. ANI

PCB chief assures foolproof security measures for 2012 tour of Bangladesh
New Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has been trying to convince the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to support the restoration of international cricket in his country. ANI

Taylor confident of Black Caps putting pressure on Aussies in Test series
New Zealand captain Ross Taylor admits that the upcoming tour of Australia is going to pose a pretty stern test for the Black Caps. ANI

Becks feeling his age despite fine form
David Beckham, who has hailed this season with LA Galaxy as his best yet, has admitted that he is feeling his age. ANI

Ex-2006 Commonwealth Games chief to head 2015 cricket World Cup organizing body
A major events veteran currently at the helm of South Australian cricket is poised to be given primary responsibility for organizing the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. ANI

Dilshan determined to carry Lanka's winning momentum forward in Pak ODI series
Dubai, Nov 17(ANI): Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has said that his team is determined to carry the winning momentum forward in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan. Dubai, Nov 17(ANI): Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has said that his team is determined to carry the winning momentum forward in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan. ANI

Pakistan aims to learn from mistakes to win ODI series against Sri Lanka: Misbah
Dubai, Nov 17(ANI): Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes that his team can learn from its mistakes and show improvement in the third ODI against Sri Lanka on Friday. Dubai, Nov 17(ANI): Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes that his team can learn from its mistakes and show improvement in the third ODI against Sri Lanka on Friday. ANI

Cummins becomes youngest Australian bowler to debut in Tests
Melbourne, Nov 17 (ANI): Teen bowling sensation Patrick Cummins has become the youngest Australian bowler in Test history after being presented with his baggy green cap by Ricky Ponting. Melbourne, Nov 17 (ANI): Teen bowling sensation Patrick Cummins has become the youngest Australian bowler in Test history after being presented with his baggy green cap by Ricky Ponting. ANI

Oz players ready to fight for redemption in 2nd Test against Proteas: Clarke
Australia's captain Michael Clarke has said his players are ready to fight for redemption in the second Test against South Africa. ANI

Kolkata Test: India beat West Indies by an innings and 15 runs
Team India today won the second Test against the West Indies at Eden Gardens in Kolkata by an innings and 15 runs. ANI

Posh loves juggling career and family
Victoria Beckham has revealed that juggling business and looking after her youngest daughter Harper, four months, is no mean feat. ANI

Not even ton will save Ponting: David Boon
Former Australian opener and selector David Boon has said that not even a century by Ricky Ponting in the second Test against South Africa could save him from the proverbial axe from the national squad. ANI

Oz skipper Clarke faces catch-22 situation on Ricky Ponting: Hughes
Former Australian Test captain Kim Hughes has said that incumbent skipper Clarke could find himself caught in a catch-22 situation as Australia take on the South Africans in the second Test to be played here from today ANI

Students of cricket writer Roebuck left in limbo after his suicide
The future of dozens of South African and Zimbabwean students who were provided for financially by cricket writer Peter Roebuck, is now in doubt following his suicide here last Saturday. ANI

CA defends Australian teams of late 1990s over Condon's fixing claims
Cricket Australia (CA) has defended Australian teams of the late 1990s after former chief anti-corruption investigator of ICC Paul Condon had claimed that all of cricket's top nations were involved in match fixing. ANI

Explosion of Twenty20 cricket to blame for spot-fixing menace, says Lord Paul Condon
Former head of the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s anti-corruption unit Lord Paul Condon believes the proliferation of Twenty20 cricket is partially to blame for the increase of spot-fixing in the sport. ANI

Blatter's resignation sought after his 'no racism in football claims'
The demand for the resignation of Fifa president Sepp Blatter has increased after he claimed that there is no problem with racism in football and that those targeted should just shake hands with their abusers. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio to launch adult sex festival Erotica
Nancy Dell'Olio, who was recently booted out of 'Strictly Come Dancing', has been chosen to launch the adult sex festival Erotica. ANI

Vulnerable Oz team is in transition phase, says Ali Bacher
Former South African cricket chief Ali Bacher feels that the current Australian team led-by Michael Clarke is vulnerable and can be easily thrashed by South Africa in the ongoing two-Test series. ANI

Wanderers Test to turn pink to support McGrath breast cancer foundation
The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, which will host the second Test between Australia and South Africa, will have added colour as it turns pink in support of the McGrath Foundation and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). ANI

Mystery still surrounds Clarke XI's brain snap in Port Elizabeth Test
The Australian cricket fraternity and its loyal fan base is still trying to come to terms with the national squad's eight wicket defeat to South Africa in the first Test played at Newlands, Port Elizabeth last week. ANI

Cricket Australia likely to appoint new coach on Friday
Cricket Australia (CA) is likely to announce the name of the new national coach on Friday. ANI

Student in Roebuck sex attack claims he was lured by the cricket writer
A student whose sex complaint led to cricket columnist Peter Roebuck committing suicide last Saturday, has revealed how he was "groomed" online. ANI

Smith disappointed over ICC decision to delay Test Championship until 2017
South African captain Graeme Smith says that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has missed a golden opportunity to give Test cricket a much-needed boost by postponing the Test Championship to 2017. ANI

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