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Sports News on September 7, 2011

Haddin out for second Test improvement against Sri Lanka
For Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, the second Test against Sri Lanka starting in Kandy on Thursday is all about improvement. ANI

Lanka can learn from Clarke: Ranatunga
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has singled out Michael Clarke for praise over his snubbing of Indian Premier League and Big Bash League riches. ANI

Spain, Italy qualify for Euro 2012
World Champion Spain and Italy qualified for the Euro 2012 on Tuesday. ANI

Shifting of hockey tourney from India a big loss: Maken
Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Ajay Maken has said he was saddened to hear that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to shift the elite Champions Trophy tournament out of India. ANI

Cook, who thought of stepping aside in India vs England match, happy with his performance
Alastair Cook, who had thought about stepping aside for the match against India proved his mettle in an event reduced to almost 23 overs a side. ANI

Woods' ex mistress Rachel Uchitel to sue paper over fiance's 9/11 death quotes
Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel is considering legal action against the New York Post after the newspaper's Page Six gossip column "misquoted' her as saying that she is happy her fiancee died on Sept. 11. ANI

Queens Park Rangers use Twitter to woo Beckham
New Queens Park Rangers (QPR) owner Tony Fernandes has revealed his interest in recruiting former England football great and LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham through a Twitter, posting. ANI

Bangladesh fans slam football body for costly tickets for Argentina-Nigeria friendly
The Bangladesh Football Federation has defended its decision to charge at least 100 dollars (62 pounds) a ticket for Tuesday's friendly match between Argentina and Nigeria. ANI

England win truncated second ODI against India by seven wickets
England continued their winning streak over India, successfully chasing the 188 runs needed after a fine captain's innings from Alastair Cook. ANI

Swann hits high notes as Anderson sends his rendition to all through YouTube
With England currently sitting at the top of the world test rankings, their players have every reason to be cheerful. ANI

Crouch's 'sun and sand' Capri family holiday ahead of Stoke City move
Peter Crouch was pictured enjoying a family vacation in Italy with his wife Abbey Crouch and five-month-old daughter Sophia. ANI

Abbey Crouch's 'bra and knickers' look raises eyebrows at GQ Awards ceremony
Abbey Crouch was pictured scantily dressed during her arrival at the GQ Awards - which honours and recognises the most influential and debonair men of the year, leaving very little to the imagination. ANI

Dion Nash concerned over Buchanan's "huge experiment" at NZ Cricket
Former New Zealand Cricket selector Dion Nash fears that the NZC is "being exposed to a huge experiment" by Director of Cricket John Buchanan as a relatively unknown Australian prepares to take up the national selection manager's role. ANI

Man City stars "disgusted" by the vile e-mail scandal
Manchester City stars have expressed their disgust over the vile e-mail scandal engulfing the club. ANI

Ferguson plans to stick around at Old Trafford
Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he has no plans to retire, even though he turns 70 at the end of this year. ANI

S. African amputee athlete Pistorius considering blanking out BBC over insult
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who has acquired fame for competing internationally with artificial legs, is considering blanking out the BBC until they explain an "insulting" and "totally unacceptable" interview on Radio 4. ANI

Formula One legend Berger rates Hamilton as tops
Formula One legend Gerhard Berger has rated 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton as the top racer of the current generation. ANI

Inzamam admits his 'passion for cricket has faded to some extent'
Former Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq, who retired from international cricket in 2007, has admitted that he is not an ardent follower of the sport anymore. ANI

Adebayor vows to help Spurs break back into Champions League
Football star Emmanuel Adebayor has vowed to help Tottenham break back into the Champions League. ANI

Wales football fan dies after being attacked ahead of England vs Wales match
A Wales football fan died after being attacked ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifier match between England and Wales at Wembley. ANI

Wozniacki sorry for Nadal's 'cramping spasm joke' at US Open
Danish tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki has said that she was not making fun of Rafael Nadal when she imitated the Spanish superstar's cramping spasm at the US Open. ANI

'Misbah's "calm personality, cool-headed approach" positively impacting youngsters'
Pakistan captain Misbah ul-Haq's calm personality and cool-headed approach can only have a positive impact on the youngsters being introduced into the national team, former pace bowler Mohammad Akram has said. ANI

England, India fans to undergo health check during Kia Oval ODI
A free match-day 'health check' service for cricket fans attending the England versus India One Day International (ODI) at the Kia Oval this Friday is expected to save lives through early detection of major killers such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and oral cancer. ANI

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