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Morgan ruled out of NatWest Series with shoulder injury
England batsman Eoin Morgan was today ruled out of the remainder of the NatWest Series against India due to an ongoing right shoulder injury. ANI

Four cricketers to be inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Sept.12
The International Cricket Council will announce four new inductees into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, a joint initiative between the ICC and the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA), at a special media Hall of Fame Brunch on September 12 in London. ANI

UEFA rejects Arsenal's appeal against Wenger's two-match touchline ban
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's troubled start to the season has continued, as the club's appeal against his two-match touchline ban has been rejected by UEFA. ANI

Robbie Savage 'spotted entering dance rehearsal despite early denials'
Football bad boy Robbie Savage might have denied going on 'Strictly Come Dancing', but recent snaps suggested something different by showing him sneaking into rehearsals. ANI

Manchester City chief facing high-level probe over offensive email allegations
Manchester City will investigate claims that the club's chief executive Garry Cook emailed defender Nedum Onuoha's cancer-suffering mother mocking her illness. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex mistress says 9/11 death of late fiance 'was meant to be'
Tiger Woods' former mistress, Rachel Uchitel, has said that her late fiance, investment banker James Andrew O'Grady, who was killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, was "meant to die". ANI

'Hated' football pundit Neville hires bodyguard to avoid attacks from infuriated fans
Football pundit Gary Neville needs a bodyguard when covering games, as he is so hated by fans because of his inflammatory opinions. ANI

Oz lawn bowls official might pip Kiwi biggies for NZ cricket selection manager post
Kim Littlejohn, high performance manager for Bowls Australia for the past seven years, is reportedly the hot favourite to be unveiled by New Zealand Cricket for the national selection manager's role (NSM) this week. ANI

Man U expects Chelsea to be 'big threat' in Premier League: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reckons that Chelsea is the biggest threat to their campaign to defend the Premier League this season. ANI

Mohsin attributes Pak's 7-wicket Test win over Zimbabwe to 'teamwork'
Pakistan's chief selector Mohsin Khan has attributed the national squad's seven-wicket victory in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo to good teamwork. ANI

Marsh to make Oz Test debut against Lanka
Shaun Marsh is set to make his Test debut after being confirmed as a replacement for Ricky Ponting in the team for the second Test in Kandy, which starts on Thursday. ANI

Petra Ecclestone dazzles in asymmetrical dress to celebrate Rolls Royce gift
Petra Ecclestone celebrated the arrival of a Rolls Royce Ghost, which was gifted by her new husband James Stunt, by going out for a dinner in a tight asymmetrical dress. ANI

Moody sure Lanka will opt for batting paradise track following Galle disaster
Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody believes that Sri Lanka will not doctor their wickets again in the ongoing three-match series after the tactic backfired in the first Test in Galle. ANI

'Karaoke queen' Serena Williams struggling for space to keep trophies!
Tennis star Serena Williams, who has already won 39 singles titles so far, has revealed that she doesn't have any more space in her home to keep further trophies. ANI

Wozniacki fights hard to reach US Open quarterfinals
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki was two games away from being knocked out from the US Open by Svetlana Kuznetsova before roaring back to reach the quarterfinals. ANI

'Chilled-out' Stosur ready for another 'tough clash' in US Open quarterfinal
Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur says she will be ready to go in her US Open quarterfinal against Russia's Vera Zvonareva despite her exhausting run at Flushing Meadows. ANI

Unstoppable Serena storms into US Open quarterfinals
American tennis ace Serena Williams eased closer to a fourth US Open title on Monday, storming past Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4, at New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium to set-up a quarterfinal clash with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. ANI

Tree smashed by Tiger Woods' car before sex scandal broke chopped!
The tree, which Tiger Woods rammed into in 2009 following which his series of flings came to the limelight, has reportedly been cut down. ANI

Djokovic powers through to US Open last eight
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic defeated Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (16-14), 6-4, 6-2, at New York's Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open. ANI

Watson warns teammates of Oz's '2nd Test syndrome' ahead of next match against Lanka
Australia's vice-captain Shane Watson has cautioned his teammates about the 'second Test syndrome' as they prepare to meet Sri Lanka in Kandy on Thursday. ANI

ICC launches probe into 'poor' Galle wicket used for 1st Australia-Lanka Test
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced an inquiry into the dusty, sub-standard pitch prepared in Galle for last week's first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia. ANI

PCB defends handling of 'spot-fixing case' following banned pacer Asif's allegations
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has defended its handling of last year's spot-fixing scandal, which led to lengthy bans on three Pakistani players- Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif- imposed by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Tribunal. ANI

Shaun Marsh hails Tom Moody's impact in his cricketing life
Australian batsman Shaun Marsh, who will make his Test debut in Kandy on Thursday, credits his Western Australia coach, Tom Moody, for turning his cricketing life around. ANI

PCB not to take legal action following NZ brewery's 'Pak match-fixing ad' withdrawal
Following the withdrawal of an advertisement of an alcoholic drink in New Zealand that took a dig at Pakistani cricketers over match-fixing scandals, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it does not intend to pursue the matter any further. ANI

'Flexible' Ian Bell ready to usurp Pietersen's No.4 slot in England batting order
England batsman Ian Bell insists that he is ready to capitalize on his move up the batting order in the absence of Kevin Pietersen for the ongoing ODI series against India. ANI

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