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Sports News on November 5, 2011

Nancy Dell'Olio insists she'll be back on 'Strictly' as everyone loves her
Nancy Dell'Olio insists that she'll be back on 'Strictly Come Dancing' because everyone loves her. ANI

Ronaldo's fiancee Irina Shayk launches shoe line
Cristiano Ronaldo's fiancee Irina Shayk has launched the Spring-Summer 2012 collection of 'Xti' shoes in Madrid. ANI

Rooney to make personal plea to cut three-match UEFA ban for Euro 2012
England striker Wayne Rooney is likely to make a personal appearance before UEFA to appeal against the three-match ban which rules him out of the group stages of next year's European Championship. ANI

Kris Humphries 'laying low' post split from Kim
Kris Humphries is said to be taking things "day by day" after his split from Kim Kardashian. ANI

Ronaldo's girl Irina Shayk flaunts 'engagement ring' at Golden Boot awards
Ronaldo's ladylove Irina Shayk flaunted her "engagement ring" as her boyfriend collected his Golden Boot award at a ceremony in Madrid. ANI

Mancini will be happy even if free-scoring Man City register 'Italian style 1-0 wins'
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told his free-scoring players to forget about breaking records saying that he would be happy with some 1-0 wins. ANI

Rosberg set to replace Massi at Ferrari
Mercedes GP Formula One driver Nico Rosberg is reportedly set to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari. ANI

Mancini says he will prefer 'Italian style 1-0 wins' over 4-0 ones
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told his free-scoring players to forget about breaking records saying that he would be happy with some 1-0 wins. ANI

Serena Williams dons bondage-inspired ballgown for charity event
Serena Williams opted for a tough and no-nonsense look at the Keep A Child Alive's annual Black Ball in New York. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone's reality show fails to dispel her 'spoilt and vacuous' image
Tamara Ecclestone, who constantly moans that people just see her as a "very spoilt, very stupid, vacuous and empty human being", did little to prove otherwise in the opening episode of her new reality TV show 'Billion $$$ Girl'. ANI

Mourinho hails Ferguson as 'unique manager' in European football's history
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has hailed "unique" Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of the Scot's 25th anniversary in charge of Manchester United. ANI

PCB must have zero-tolerance attitude when it comes to indiscipline: Rameez Raja
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) must have a zero-tolerance attitude towards indiscipline and corruption to ensure that any spot-fixing or match-fixing scam doesn't affect the country again, according to former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja. ANI

Pak spot-fixing convictions will help clean up cricket: Rameez Raja
Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja feels that the manner in which London's Southwark Crown Court dealt with the spot-fixing scam involving three Pakistani players will clear the game of corruption. ANI

'Katich-Clarke stoush putting more stress and strain on Hughes'
The continuing stoush between dumped Australian opening batsman Simon Katich and captain Michael Clarke has put even more stress and strain on Phil Hughes as he strives to rubber-stamp his Test spot, cricket Journalist Ben Dorries has said. ANI

It's all good with Warne, says ex-wife
Shane Warne's ex-wife Simone Callahan has said that there are no hard feelings between them and that they will remain friends. ANI

Pak spot-fixing convictions not end of corruption problems in cricket: Symonds
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds believes that corruption problems in cricket are not over despite the convictions of three Pakistani players in the spot-fixing trial held in the United Kingdom. ANI

Spot-fixing still appears to be prevalent in cricket, says Tim May
Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) chief executive Tim May fears that the International Cricket Council faces a huge task to clean up the sport following the spot-fixing trial held in the United Kingdom in which Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed. ANI

Australian states expected to accept tough new match-fixing laws
Australian states are expected to agree to a tough national policy on match-fixing, but extradition law looms as a major challenge in the effort to crack down on the problem. ANI

Woods says he's ready to roar back into form
American golfer Tiger Woods believes he's ready to return to top form after shaking off injuries that have held him back for two years. ANI

Scrap with Clarke, CA: Dean Jones tells Katich to get over it
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has adviced former opener Simon Katich to stop lashing out at the selectors and Cricket Australia after the contentious loss of his Test contract, and to move on in life. ANI

Iranian footballers face 74 'lashes' for 'immoral bottom pinch' goal celebration
Two Iranian footballers are facing 74 lashes for one of them pinching the bottom of another during an "immoral" goal celebration on the pitch. ANI

Strauss labels ICC's anti-corruption unit a 'toothless tiger'
England Test captain Andrew Strauss has labelled the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit a "toothless tiger" in the wake of the Pakistan spot-fixing convictions. trauss said that he wanted the ICC's anti-corruption unit to do more to stamp out fixing in cricket. ANI

Mohammad Asif may appeal against 'spot fixing scandal' conviction
Mohammad Asif, one of the three Pakistan cricketers jailed on Thursday for his role in the spot fixing scandal, might reportedly appeal against his conviction. ANI

Security for England cricketers to be tight during Pak tour in UAE
Skipper Andrew Strauss and his England players will be protected by increased security when they play Pakistan in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in January and February next year. ANI

Shaun Marsh reaping rewards of ditching party life
When Geoff Marsh coached Australia, his barely teenaged son Shaun travelled with the team in Australian summers and on a tour of England. ANI

Ex-ICC chief Speed tells of traps for anti-corruption investigators in his time
Former International Cricket Council president Malcolm Speed has revealed that anti-corruption officers faced a number of traps and obstacles during their match-fixing investigations during his time in charge. ANI

Ex-caddie Williams stuns golf world with racist insult against former employer Woods'
Steve Williams, one time caddie for American golfer Tiger Woods, has stunned the world of golf with an extraordinary racist insult against his former employer. ANI

Tainted Pak cricketers families protest against their imprisonment
Relatives wept and professed the innocence of their loved ones after a London court jailed three Pakistani cricketers for fixing parts of a Test match against England last year. ANI

Colossus Kallis Vs Cavalier Ponting set for cricketing combat at Cape Town: Roebuck
Over the next fortnight, Jacques Kallis and Ricky Ponting, the colossus and the cavalier, will go into cricketing combat probably for the last time. ANI

Oz spinner Lyon ready to roar against South Africa
Australian off spinner Nathan Lyon has said that he is looking forward to performing South Africa in the first Test at Cape Town, and adds that he would like to keep things uncomplicated. ANI

Test hopeful Warner on the lookout for Shield glory
Batting tyro David Warner's push for a baggy green will take a crucial step on Sunday when he makes his first Sheffield Shield appearance of the season for New South Wales against South Australia at the Bankstown Oval. ANI

'London Police had barred PCB from taking any action in spot-fixing case'
The London Police had barred the Pakistan Cricket Board from taking any action against the tainted trio implicated in the spot-fixing case after the scandal broke last year, according to a news report attributed to a PCB official. ANI

Zardari 'disappointed' by PCB's role in spot-fixing case
President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed disappointment over the role played by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the spot-fixing case, according to a media report. ANI

PCB rejects Amir's 'ignorance' claim over spot-fixing offence
The Pakistan Cricket Board has refuted tainted pacer Mohammad Amir's claim that the board had 'not educated him enough about nti-corruption laws'. ANI

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