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52nd Subroto Cup kickstarts today
The 52nd Subroto Cup, an annual football tournament organized by the Indian Air Force, kickstarted at New Delhi's Dr. Ambedkar Stadium today. ANI

Australia expected to introduce new match-fixing laws with 10 years jail sentence
Australia is expected to agree to a tough national policy on match-fixing following the spot-fixing trial held in the United Kingdom in which Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed. ANI

Premier League manager accused of homophobia for saying 'team played like fairies'
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) manager Neil Warnock has been accused of homophobia after said he that his team members played 'like fairies'. ANI

Botham says chance to rid the game of crooks, conmen
Former England cricketer Ian Botham has said that there is something rotten in the game of cricket and that it has been poisoned by a few greedy individuals who take selfishness to a new level. ANI

Webber says Massa did not mess-up at Indian Grand Prix
Australian and Red Bull racer Mark Webber has claimed that Grand Prix stewards made the wrong decision over Lewis Hamilton's latest clash with Felipe Massa in India. ANI

Pak spot fixing scam very "unfortunate": Michael Holding
Former West Indian cricketer Michael Holding has termed the ongoing spot fixing scandal as very "unfortunate". ANI

Farhat, Veena 'key kingpins' in Pak spot fixing scandal: Photographer Dheeraj Dixit
Cricket photographer Dheeraj Dixit has revealed that former Pakistan cricketer Imran Farhat, and Veena Malik, a former girlfriend of jailed Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif, were the kingpins in the ongoing spot fixing scandal. ANI

Pak tightens anti-corruption measures to avoid match fixing possibility
Pakistan will reportedly send its own anti-corruption officer with the team to Dubai to face England next year. ANI

'Sober' Gazza at his 'happiest' after banishing 'disgusting' booze demons
Former football star Paul Gascoigne, who had vowed never to touch booze ever again after his near death experience a year ago, has said that he is sober and at his happiest right now. ANI

Liz Hurley and Sarah Jessica Parker's 'battle of hats' at Oz Derby!
Sarah Jessica Parker was seen pointing out Liz Hurley's extravagant headgear at the Crown Oaks Day spring racing carnival in Australia, after ditching her outrageous accessory that she sported a day before. ANI

Pak will take years to recover from 'stigma and shame' of spot fixing scandal: Hanif Mohammad
Former Pakistan cricketer Hanif Mohammad has said the British court's ruling against three of his country's players has shocked the nation, adding that Pakistan will take years to recover from the stigma and shame of the incident. ANI

JI slams Brit court verdict on 'spot fixing scandal' against Pak cricketers
Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Munawar Hasan has slammed the British Court's verdict against Pakistani cricketers in the spot fixing scandal, saying that former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ejaz Butt was primarily to be blamed for this unfortunate development. ANI

Lanka army to run cricket stadiums
The armed forces in Sri Lanka are to take over maintenance of the country's most prestigious cricket stadiums. ANI

'Billionaire' Tamara Ecclestone over the moon with free Ugg boots gift!
Billionaire heiress Tamara Ecclestone was at the launch of UGC's new flagship store in London and was more than happy to leave with a free pair of boots. ANI

'Harper-inspired' Posh to launch 'fun, practical' children's clothing range
Victoria Beckham is reportedly planning to launch her own range of 'fun, practical' children's clothing. ANI

ICC anti-corruption chief insists illegal betting not endemic
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption chief insists illegal betting is not endemic in the game, in the wake of the three Pakistan players being jailed for spot-fixing. ANI

Liz Hurley's PDA with Warne at Crown Oaks Day spring racing carnival
Regardless of who might be watching her, Liz Hurley puckered up in public and planted a kiss on her fiance Shane Warne's cheek at the Crown Oaks Day spring racing carnival. ANI

Cricket is still corrupt, says 'Beefy' Botham
Former England captain and fast bowler Ian Botham has insisted that corruption exists in cricket big time. ANI

Jailed Aamer raps Pak cricket bosses for not educating players enough
Shamed and jailed former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer has blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board for not educating players enough for his present predicament. ANI

Pained Imran Khan reflects on Pakistan's cricketing 'shame'
Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan has termed the jailing of three cricketers - Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer - as a 'shameful day' for cricket in his country. ANI

Warne's return gives Australia's T20 league a huge boost
The Melbourne Stars will unveil former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne as their marquee signing for the Big Bash League next week, in what is being seen as a huge and much-needed boost for Cricket Australia's new Twenty20 tournament. ANI

Willis, Vaughan want 'Pak spot fixing guilty' to be out of game for good
Former England captains Bob Willis and Michael Vaughan have said that the three Pakistani players who were handed jail sentences for their role in last year's spot fixing scandal should never be welcomed back into the game. ANI

Amazed by popularity of Grand Prix in India: Narain Karthikeyan
Elated by the astonishing popularity of Formula One in India, the country's first F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan has said that he was amazed by the massive response the sport received recently conducted circuit race. ANI

Cricket crooks should be banned for life: Watson
Australian cricket vice-captain Shane Watson has called for life bans to be enforced for cricketers found guilty of corruption. ANI

Fit again A B de Villiers on track to play first Proteas-Australia Test
South African vice-captain AB de Villiers is on track to play in the first Test against Australia next week after receiving a medical clearance. ANI

Australians, Watson blast Potchefstroom pitch as 'dangerous and disappointing'
Australian cricket vice-captain Shane Watson has slammed the Potchefstroom pitch as "dangerous" and "disappointing", but added that Australia's batsmen see a silver lining to the fast-bowling storm they weathered to win the four-day tour match against South Africa A by seven-wickets. ANI

Spurs boss Redknapp reveals how 'heart scare' was a 'warning sign from within'
Tottenham Hotspur coach Harry Redknapp has revealed how he "struggled to breathe" when he had chest pains while running on a treadmill at his Dorset home. ANI

Katich fan says he doesn't think he will be selected for Australia again
A fan, who had a pro-Katich banner confiscated by an Australian team official in Sri Lanka six weeks ago, today feels that while that incident still rankles in his mind, he does not think former opener Simon Katich will be selected for Australia again because of his comments against skipper Michael Clarke. ANI

Capello to hold talks with FA bosses over Terry
England coach Fabio Capello will hold talks with his FA bosses today to decide whether to pick skipper John Terry for the friendlies against Spain and Sweden. ANI

Steve Smith won't allow spot fixing revelations to mar debut against Pak
Australia's upcoming leg-spinning all-rounder Steve Smith has said that he won't allow anybody to reduce the impact and joy of his Test debut against Pakistan in England in the wake of doubts being expressed about the legitimacy of the Lord's Test played between the two sides last year. ANI

Scholes praises Ferguson for getting the best out of Man U stars
Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has praised coach Alex Ferguson as he celebrates his 25th anniversary as club boss, saying that he always has had the ability to bring the best out of his players. ANI

Lee reveals he was close to quitting cricket over coach Buchanan's broken promise
Former Australian Test fast bowler Brett Lee has revealed how he nearly quit cricket because of a promise that was broken by former coach John Buchanan. ANI

Becks' heaps praise on 'amazing and passionate' Ferguson
Former England football star David Beckham has heaped praise on veteran Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson for having the passion and hunger to drive the club to success for the last 25 years. ANI

'If you can't get on with 'Katto', you must be an ordinary bloke', says Lee
In his recently recently released revelatory autobiography, former Australian Test bowler Brett Lee has added a new twist to the ongoing stand-off between former opener Simon Katich and current skipper Michael Clarke. ANI

Capello says he will pick Rooney for Euro 2012
England football coach-cum-manager Fabio Capello has confirmed that he will pick star Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for the Euro 2012. ANI

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