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India out of CB series after Lanka beats Australia by 9 runs in Melbourne
Indian hopes of entering the finals of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series were dashed on Friday after Sri Lanka beat Australia by nine runs in a thrilling encounter at the MCG. ANI

Female boxers can now either wear shorts or skirts in Olympics
Female boxers at the London Olympics will be allowed to wear either shorts or a skirt under a new amendment to amateur boxing rules. ANI

Beckham set to begin Olympic preparations with Great Britain teammates
Football star David Beckham and his Great Britain teammates are set to begin their preparations for the London Olympics this year in sunny Middlesbrough. ANI

Dan Christian claims first Oz ODI hat-trick in nine years as Lanka make 238
Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian became the first bowler from his country to take an ODI hat-trick since Brett Lee, nearly a decade ago, as Sri Lanka struggled to make 238 in the 12th Commonwealth Bank Series one-day fixture at the MCG on Friday. ANI

Chisora needs to meet WBC's anager management demands to make a comeback
British boxer Dereck Chisora will have to meet the anger management demands of the World Boxing Council (WBC) if he desires to make a comeback to the boxing ring, said WBC president Jose Sulaiman. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone 'keeps her cool' through riverside workout
Tamara Ecclestone, who was snapped being put through her paces by a personal trainer on the banks of the River Thames in London on Thursday, barely broke a sweat and smiled her way through her workout. ANI

Proteas keen on achieving a clean ODI sweep against the Kiwis: Steyn
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has warned that that the Proteas will be focussed on achieving a clean sweep of the one-day series when they play their final "dead rubber" ODI against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday. ANI

S.African sports minister to reveal findings of Cricket South Africa report on March 8
The South African sports ministry has revealed that it has received a report on the inquiry into Cricket South Africa (CSA) affairs, and the finding will be announced before the media on March 8. ANI

Man U will win Premier League as they never panic: Rooney
Ace striker Wayne Rooney believes the key to Manchester United retaining their Premier League title is the fact that they never panic in crunch situations also. ANI

Kiwis announce team for first Test against Proteas, Nicol, Ellis new faces
Canterbury opener Rob Nicol and all-rounder Andrew Ellis are the new faces in the New Zealand test team named to face South Africa in the first Test to be played at the University Oval in Dunedin from next Wednesday. ANI

Coach John Wright admits he's losing patience with star bat Jesse Ryder
Black Caps coach John Wright has admitted that he is losing patience with star batsman Jesse Ryder over his repeated indiscretions. ANI

Owen blasts England team for playing badly against Holland
Ace striker Michael Owen has attacked the England team for playing badly against Holland. ANI

Australian cricketers could face hair sampling drugs test from July Entertainment
Australian cricketers will be subjected to an Australian Football League-style hair sampling to close the net around illicit substance use. ANI

Forrest's good form likely to be rewarded with reserve batting spot in Oz Test team
Australian batsman Peter Forrest is set to earn Australia's reserve Test batting spot for the forthcoming West Indies tour ahead of other tried, but failed options like Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Phil Hughes. ANI

Chelsea defender Luiz denies attacking Lampard
Chelsea defender David Luiz has denied criticizing senior teammate Frank Lampard during his comments he made to the Portuguese press. ANI

Ferguson helps De Gea gain weight to adjust better physically in Premier League
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said the club is planning to help Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea gain weight by at least a stone, to step up his adjustment with the physical nature of the English Premier League. ANI

Luiz accuses Lampard of acting like spoilt brat
Chelsea footballer David Luiz has accused teammate Frank Lampard of acting like a spoilt brat. ANI

Haddin has one SCG game, tour match to convince Oz selectors he should play Tests in Windies

Kiwi batsman Jesse Ryder dropped for first Test against Proteas
Star Kiwi batsman Jesse Ryder has been dropped from the national squad for the first Test against South Africa because of poor form, and not because of going out for drinks or for being involved in a verbal bout with patrons of a bar. ANI

Windies selectors overlook Gayle again for Aussie tour
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the national selectors have once again decided against selecting former captain and opener Chris Gayle for the forthcoming one-day and Twenty20 series against Australia. ANI

Lankans bat first in must-win clash against Australia at MCG
Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first in Friday's must-win 12th Commonwealth Bank series one-day clash with Australia at the MCG. ANI

Ana Ivanovic says it's important to 'dedicate time to sponsors'
Ana Ivanovic recognises the importance of sponsors to a sportsperson like her and says that it's important to realise that there are aspects to the game off-court too. ANI

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