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Kiwi female umpire among eight officials for women's cricket World Cup qualifier
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the eight match officials who will stand in the Women's World Cup Qualifier 2011 to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from November 14 to 25. ANI

Kim Kardashian's first choice wasn't Kris, but hunky Italian basketball star
Reports have surfaced that Kris Humphries wasn't Kim Kardashian's first choice to be her boyfriend, but rather a hunky Italian basketball star. ANI

Plans to bring Formula One to Russia by 2014 edge closer following govt. nod
Multi-million pound plans to bring Formula One to Russia in 2014 have moved a step closer after government chiefs gave the proposal the green light. ANI

Vettel eyes Schumacher's lucky 13 F1 GP record
German racer Sebastian Vettel reportedly has his eye on the record books. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen parties with parents and new beau at lap-dancing club
Ryan Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas was spotted living it up at a lap-dancing club with her new beau and her parents. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-mistress Rachel Uchitel 'pregnant'
Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel is pregnant, according to reports. ANI

Pak pacer Tanveer's first wife files complaint against him for giving 'life threats'
Pakistan cricketer Sohail Tanveer's first wife, Nosheen Agha, has filed an application against him at the Shalimar police station in Islamabad, seeking the registration of an FIR against the left-arm pacer for threatening her. ANI

Cole says didn't hear Terry make racist "f****** black c***' rant
Chelsea star Ashley Cole will tell the Football Association (FA) that he did not hear club skipper John Terry making any racist comments to Queens Park Ranger (QPR) star Anton Ferdinand. ANI

Morkel replaces Swann as World No.1 ODI bowler
South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has taken over as the number-one ranked bowler from England's Graeme Swann in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI Player Rankings for bowlers. ANI

Dhoni, Trott share third spot in ICC ODI player rankings
Indian captain M.S. Dhoni and England batsman Jonathan Trott have jointly claimed the third spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) player rankings for batsmen. ANI

Booze in moderation is beneficial to cricketers' overall performance: Healy
Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy doesn't believe that booze should be banned from cricketers' lives and insists that in moderation it is beneficial to overall performance. ANI

England coaching job will not be my last in football: Capello
Italian Fabio Capello has said the England coaching job will not be his last in football. ANI

Manchester City prepared to sue Tevez up to 10 m pounds
Manchester City has said they are prepared to sue captain Carlos Tevez for up to 10 million pounds. ANI

Yousuf wants PCB's explanation for exclusion from Pak team before comeback
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that he is available to play for the country if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) informs him the reason behind his exclusion from the national team. ANI

Lanka national cricketers not paid since World Cup
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that the national cricketers have not been paid their salaries for months. ANI

Flower suffers flashback to Jamaica rout after one-day whitewash in India
Andy Flower's tenure as coach with England began with the humiliation of seeing his side dismissed for 51 in Jamaica and he says the feeling is similar now after Alastair Cook's team were whitewashed 5-0 by India in the Airtel one-day series. ANI

Judge asks jury to consider Asif's 'no-ball bowling excuse' omission in police interview
The judge in the spot-fixing case hearing at London's Southwark Crown Court has asked the jury to consider whether an excuse given by tainted Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif was believable, given the fact that he had not mentioned it during an initial police interview. ANI

Cummins impresses in one-day adversity
Veteran Australian cricketer Mike Hussey has said that he is quite impressed with the responses of teenage pacer Pat Cummins, especially after being smashed around St George's Park in Port Elizabeth for figures of 1-73 from his 10 overs in Australia's 80-run defeat last Sunday. ANI

Morkel takes top spot in ICC ODI rankings
South African speedster Morne Morkel's 4-22 in the Proteas' win over Australia in Port Elizabeth on Sunday has helped him to the top of the ICC's one-day bowlers' rankings. ANI

Pak has worked hard on 'sharpening reflexes' to improve fielding: Ijaz Ahmed
Ijaz Ahmed, the assistant coach of the Pakistan team, which received flak for sloppy fielding in the first Test against Sri Lanka in the UAE, has said that the players have worked hard on sharpening their reflexes to avoid repeating the mistakes in the remaining matches. ANI

Bopara at risk as Coach Flower plans to chop flops
England head coach Andy Flower has vowed to remove several cricketers from the squad after being embarrassed by the 5-0 series whitewash against India. ANI

MJ's footie daughter Paris gives boys run for their money on pitch!
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris showed off her football skills on the pitch as she played flag football at her Los Angeles private school. ANI

New PCB chief's appointment challenged in Lahore HC
The appointment of Zaka Ashraf as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC). ANI

Greater Noida villagers fume over uneven compensation paid for their land for F1 tracks
Villagers of Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh have protested against the uneven compensation paid to them for taking over their lands for Formula One (F1) racing tracks. ANI

Khawaja a good player with great technique, has got a big future: Mark Waugh
Former Australian bastman Mark Waugh believes Pakistan-origin cricketer Usman Khawaja is a very good player with a great technique and has got a big future". ANI

Injured Watson bullish about quick return to playing field
Australian cricket vice-captain Shane is desperate to contest Friday's one-day series decider in Durban, despite suffering back spasms in game two on Sunday. ANI

Oz Test team has lost competitive edge: Simpson
Former Australian cricket captain and coach Bob Simpson believes that Australian cricket has lost its competitive edge and is suffering from "fashions, fads and theories". ANI

Chandhok says India ready to host technologically advanced Formula One
Vicky Chandhok, the president of the Indian Motor Sports Federation, has said that India is ready to host the technologically advanced Formula One. ANI

Formula One chief Ecclestone gives Indian circuit thumbs-up
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has given the thumbs -up to the Buddh International Circuit. ANI

British Force India driver Paul di Resta feels "privileged" to race in India
British Formula One driver Paul di Resta believes it a privilege to be racing for Force India this weekend as Formula One finally takes to the sub-continent. ANI

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