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Sports News on January 13, 2012

BCCI concerned over beer party incident at Perth pitch
The Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI), denounced the incident of drinking and partying on the cricket pitch in Perth in Australia ahead of the third test match, saying it was a serious matter. ANI

Lara backs Tendulkar to score his 100th international ton
West Indian batting legend Brian Lara has backed Sachin Tendulkar to get to his 100th international century mark. ANI

Australia tighten noose on India on Day one of Perth Test
After bundling India out for 161, Australia's openers David Warner and Ed Cowan tightened the home team's noose around the visitors by scoring 149 for no loss on Friday, the first day of the third Test between India Australia at the WACA Ground here. ANI

Black Heathcliff star Howson facing jail term for calling Asian ex "P*** slut"
Black Heathcliff actor James Howson is facing jail for racially abusing his former lover, calling her a "P*** slut" after they split up. ANI

Thorpe admits he's nowhere near his best ahead of 2012 London Olympics
Sydney, Jan 13 Australian swimmer and five time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has admitted that he needs to dramatically increase his speed ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, after he failed to qualify for the finals of the Victorian State 100metre freestyle event.horpe did not dominate the race at any stage, and turned the first lap last and finished the race in 51.05 seconds, The Age reports. ANI

Ipswich Town manager Jewell insists comments on female referee were not sexist
Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has denied claims he made a sexist remark about a female assistant referee. ANI

City ace Samir Nasri hounded by livid Liverpool fans in dangerous car chase
Manchester City ace Samir Nasri was followed by reckless football fans in a dangerous car chase after City's 0-1 defeat to Liverpool in the first round of their Carling Cup semi-final. ANI

Van der Vaart claims City players losing mind games
Tottenham Spurs midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart has claimed that Manchester City player's has lost its consistency and believes that this might be the right time to take advantage of the club. ANI

Lampard is 'priceless' claims Villas-Boas
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that he gets on well with midfielder Frank Lampard, and added that he is not for sale. ANI

Gangtok hosts 5th North East Fide Rating Chess Tournament
The 5th North East Fide Rating Chess Tournament saw an enthusiastic participation of young players in the five daylong event, which concluded in Gangtok on Thursday. ANI

AC Milan deal for Tevez hits deadlock, talks abandoned
Talks between AC Milan and Manchester City over transferring Carlos Tevez are deadlocked. ANI

Proud Gerrard extends contract with Liverpool
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has extended his contract with his club. ANI

England Cricket Board offers 3-month amnesty to reveal spot- fixing incidents
The England Cricket Board has offered players a three-month amnesty to disclose spot-fixing incidents without the fear of prosecution. ANI

Panesar shines in warm up game to claim spot in English squad
England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar took five wickets in a warm up game against the Pakistan Cricket Board XI to strengthen his case for a return to the English Test squad. ANI

Liz Hurley's pet parrot tweets after biting actress
Elizabeth Hurley is reportedly having problems with her pet parrot Ping Pong as it has given the actress a nasty nip. ANI

Harper Seven 'best-named tot of the year'
Victoria and David Beckham's daughter Harper Seven has topped the poll for the best-named tot of the year. ANI

Irina Shayk's bee-stung lips light up her sans-make up face
Irina Shayk's full lips are enough to make her stand out in the crowd. ANI

Filipino boxer 'Punk' Pacquiao calls American Mayweather's bluff
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has accepted American rival Floyd Mayweather's provocative challenge for a heavyweight showdown in Las Vegas in May this year. ANI

Harris the equal of any quick I've played with: Clarke
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has lavished praise on right-arm fast bowler Ryan Harris, saying that he is the equal of any quick that he has played with in the recent past. ANI

Mario Balotelli's surprise college visit causes mayhem
Mario Balotelli made a surprise visit to a Manchester college, only to cause mayhem in the campus. ANI

'Picky' Serena Williams 'haven't been on a date in forever'
Serena Williams has admitted that she is so picky that it has stopped her from going on any dates. ANI

WACA curator says he and staff misunderstood about 'beer party' on Test match strip
WACA curator Cam Sutherland has claimed he and his ground staff have been misunderstood in Perth's "pitch party" affair, insisting they were only doing a last minute check on the Test strip. ANI

Convicted 'spot fixing' bowler Aamer to be released from UK prison on Feb 9
Former Pakistani fast bowler Muhammad Aamer convicted in the London match fixing case would reportedly be released from the young offenders institute in Weymouth next month, on completion of half of the jail term he was awarded by a court. ANI

De Villiers says real captaincy test will be when team comes under pressure
South African captain AB de Villiers has said he did not consider the January 11 ODI against Sri Lanka as a test of his captaincy because his team dominated the game from the beginning, and added that his real test would be in those games when his side is under pressure. ANI

Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher says she'll strip for Vogue
Kirsty Gallacher says she's willing to pose nude, but only for Vogue magazine. ANI

Sniffer dogs fail to detect 20 kg fake bomb in Olympic Park security test
Sniffer dogs failed to detect 20 kilogrammes of explosives in a security test at the Olympic site. ANI

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