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'Roebuck's "sons" revolted against beatings and sexual harassment in early 2011'
Deceased cricket writer Peter Roebuck's "sons" had revolted against his beatings and sexual harassment during early 2011, his student has revealed ANI

Mancini admits Manchester United 'top team' in English Premier League
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that Manchester United is still the best team in the English Premier League though his team has defeated them in two straight competitive matches including the 6-1 thrashing at Old Trafford. ANI

City tries to rope in Rooney for 60m pounds
Manchester City is ready to make a bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney if his truce with manager Sir Alex Ferguson fails to hold. ANI

Rooney saves his tax bill through investment in office park
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has invested in an urban renewal project, which would help him cut his tax bills. ANI

Police arrest man arrested over alleged abuse of Oldham footballer Adeyemi
Merseyside Police have arrested a 20 year-old man in connection with the alleged racial abuse of Oldham footballer Tom Adeyemi. ANI

Becks downs couple of jars with comic James Corden at pub
David Beckham met comedian James Corden on Thursday afternoon at a pub. ANI

Rio Ferdinand's restaurant caught in drugs case
Rio Ferdinand suffered an embarrassment when police seized 29 bags of cannabis from his restaurant. ANI

Amir Khan's promoters say WBA orders re-match against Peterson
British boxer Amir Khan has received a re-match against current champion Lamont Peterson for the two Championship belts, his promoters have said. ANI

Gilbert says Cummins should be rested for upcoming ODI series
Cricket New South Wales chief David Gilbert has said teen sensation Patrick Cummins should be allowed to take rest for the one-day international series even if he recovers from a heel injury. ANI

UK taxman sends list of 181 questions to EPL's richest clubs
England's taxman has sent an exhaustive list of 181 questions to some of the major football clubs of the Premier League seeking information regarding players' secrets perquisites and benefits. ANI

Ex girlfriend blasts Adrian Lewis for abandoning their baby daughter
Adrian Lewis' former girlfriend has accused the Darts world champ for abandoning their baby daughter and not spending even a penny towards her upbringing. ANI

I can't cook anything beyond baked beans, says Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney has revealed that he isn't much use around the kitchen, as he can't cook anything more than beans on toast. ANI

Misbah says Pak enjoys 'slight' edge due to home conditions in UAE series
Pakistan cricket captain Misbah- ul- Haq has dispelled claims that the match conditions in the United Arab Emirates will benefit his side in a major way in the forthcoming series against England. ANI

Harris vows 'to go in for a kill' in upcoming Perth Test
Australian paceman Ryan Harris has vowed 'to go in for a kill' in the upcoming Perth Test. ANI

Lara Bingle returns to Byron Bay after being smitten by surfer Dion Agius
Lara Bingle has gone back to Byron Bay for another week just days after returning from the holiday haven. ANI

Sydney Cricket Ground allows full strength beer for Twenty20 matches
The Sydney Cricket Ground has silently re-introduced full strength beer for Twenty20 Big Bash matches, in a bid to attract more spectators. ANI

Pak skipper Misbah-ul- Haq backs 'defensive' approach to cricket
Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul- Huq has said he is looking forward to winning matches by playing defensively rather than losing games due to adopting an aggressive approach. ANI

Arthur says 'out of form' Shaun 'has a lot of class' to retain his place in squad
Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur has expressed faith in Shaun Marsh to overcome the slump in his career, and has indicated that there are no plans to exclude him for the Perth Test. ANI

Cowan on verge of earning his first ever CA contract
Australian opener Ed Cowan is set to earn his maiden contract with Cricket Australia. ANI

Oz conditioning coach says 'ice bath' key to Clarke's triple- ton success in Sydney Test
An ice bath has been a key component that enabled Australian skipper Michael Clarke bat over three days and score 329 not out in the Sydney Test, team conditioning coach Stuart Karppinen has said. ANI

Ronnie O'Sullivan fined for comment on Thomas-Giggs scandal
Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan faces fine after commenting on the Imogen Thomas and Ryan Giggs scandal last month. ANI

Natasha Giggs opens up on affair with brother-in-law Ryan on 'Big Brother'
Natasha Giggs, spoke out about her much-publicised affair with her footballer brother-in-law, Ryan Giggs, in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house. ANI

Oz skipper Clarke to sign $1m contract with bat sponsor
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is reportedly slated to sign a contract worth over one million dollars with a bat sponsor. ANI

Brooklyn Decker hates the 'WAG' tag
Andy Roddick's wife Brooklyn Decker has revealed that she detests being called a 'WAG' as she considers the title to be 'weird'. ANI

CA defends players' injuries as 'inevitable' following Pattinson's break down
Cricket Australia has defended the management of its fast bowlers after another youngster James Pattinson was ruled out of the Test series against India. ANI

Arthur says Watson must prove fitness prior to return to international cricket
Australian all- rounder Shane Watson will need to prove his fitness by playing in the Big Bash League to prove his fitness for making a comeback in international cricket. ANI

Arthur overwhelmed by Clarke's inspirational leadership qualities
Australian coach Micky Arthur has lauded Michael Clarke's leadship qualities and claimed that he can see a great leader in him. ANI

Gavaskar blasts Team India ethic of skipping practice sessions for sightseeing
Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has slammed his side for skipping training sessions to enjoy recreational activities after the Melbourne Test. ANI

Two former Oz players back 'out of form' Haddin to come good
Two former Australian cricketers Brian Taber and Steve Rixon have backed beleaguered wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to overcome the slump in his career. ANI

Perth pitch to offer plenty of bounce similar to 2011Ashes Test: Curator
Western Australian Cricket Association(WACA) Ground curator Cameron Sutherland has said Australian and Indian bowlers can expect to extract plenty of bounce in the third Test in Perth. ANI

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