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Sports News on November 3, 2011

Sweden slams England for raunchy and racist football ad
Sweden has branded England as racist for making an ad using 'xenophobic stereotypes', to promote their upcoming friendly football match at Wembley. ANI

Terry's 'race slur' was caught by second camera
Aa second camera caught England football skipper John Terry's alleged racist abuse against Queens Park Ranger star Anton Ferdinand. ANI

Spot-fixing trial: All three Pakistani cricketers get jail terms
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, were today jailed by London's Southwark Crown Court for involvement in a spot-fixing scam during the 2010 Lord's Test against England. ANI

Spot-fixing trial: Mazhar Majeed jailed for two years and eight months
The agent at the heart of the 2010 Pakistan's tour of England spot-fixing ring was today sentenced to two years and eight months in jail by London's Southwark Crown Court. ANI

Warne to make Oz Twenty20 Big Bash comeback with Melbourne Stars
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne will come out of retirement to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League with Melbourne Stars. ANI

Strauss wants no vendetta by England against Pak in wake of spot-fixing conviction
England Test captain Andrew Strauss will warn his players not to let festering ill-feeling towards Pakistan turn into personal vendettas. ANI

Girl bedded by conman posing as ManU's Tom Cleverley
A girl has claimed that she was tricked into bed by a fraudster who posed as Manchester United Ace, Tom Cleverley. ANI

Wayne Rooney makes acting debut in new wine advert
Wayne Rooney has finally embarked on his acting career, after making a debut in TV commercial for Manchester United club's official wine partner. ANI

David Beckham says that he may stay on with L A Galaxy till next year
Former England football star David Beckham has hinted at the possibility of staying on in Los Angeles next year, which would kill off interest from Tottenham Hotspurs and Paris St Germain. ANI

Anna Kournikova prefers online shopping than going outside
Anna Kournikova has revealed that she hates shopping as she finds it stressful so prefers to buy her clothes online. ANI

Serena Williams locks self in panic room mistaking drug tester for intruder
Serena Williams ran into her panic room in her Los Angeles mansion when she mistook a sports association drug tester for a dangerous intruder. ANI

Ronaldo celebrates 100th goal for Real Madrid
Football star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid as they saw off Lyon in the Champions League. ANI

Cricket spot fixing: ICC to probe text trail on Oz-Pak Tests
Australia's two Tests against Pakistan in England last year will be the subject of a fresh International Cricket Council (ICC) investigation after the uncovering of text messages that indicate agent Mazhar Majeed tried to use Pakistan players to rig a succession of matches. ANI

Dell'Olio blasts 'Strictly' judge for calling final performance 'unfeminine'
Nancy Dell'Olio has launched a war of words with Alesha Dixon after the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge labelled the lawyer's final performance on the show as "unfeminine". ANI

Some senior Indian stars 'felt threatened' by my decisions as India coach: Chappell
Former Australian captain Greg Chappell says that his biggest regret as India coach was not communicating his plans well enough to senior players such as Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and Virender Sehwag. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas turns up demure for date with new boyfriend
Ryan Giggs' former girlfriend Imogen Thomas, who is always seen flaunting her curves in revealing outfits, sported a rather demure look for a recent date with new boyfriend, Adam Horsley. ANI

Chappell denies claims of Cricket Australia's communication gap with snubbed players
Cricket Australia (CA)'s chairman of selectors Greg Chappell has denied that the outgoing selection panel had failed to communicate properly with players who get dumped from the team. ANI

Olympic headquarters being built in secret for UK's elite SAS troops
A new SAS base is under construction at the Olympics headquarters here. ANI

Mario Balotelli's 30ft tall effigy to be torched in Kent
A 30ft effigy of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will be burned by the Edenbridge Bonfire Society this weekend. ANI

Becks unveiled as new face for Brit supermarket giant
David Beckham has replaced Jamie Oliver as the new face of Sainsbury's in a deal that is reportedly worth 1.5million pounds a year. ANI

Spot-fixing trial verdict 'strong deterrent for players trying to denigrate cricket': Clarke
Australian skipper Michael Clarke reckons that the Southwark Crown Court's spot-fixing trial verdict that has left Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir facing prison sentences would send a strong message to cheats. ANI

Tainted Pak spot-fixing trio 'should be booted out for good', says Rameez Raja
Former Pakistan batsman Rameez Raja has said that Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, who have been guilty of spot-fixing, should never play for the country again. ANI

Brett Lee defends Indian subcontinent cricket teams after spot-fixing taint
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee reckons that the Indian subcontinent should not be painted as the problem when it comes to match-fixing or spot-fixing in cricket. ANI

Pak players were ringleaders of 2010 England tour spot-fixing ring: Majeed
The agent at the heart of the Pakistan spot-fixing ring has claimed that the players were the driving force behind the conspiracy. ANI

London Olympic organizers asked to justify 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow's sponsorship deal
The organising committee of the London Olympic Games is facing questions over why it has named the controversial Dow Chemicals company, which is responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, as a sponsor of the 2012 stadium in London. ANI

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