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Under pressure to fix races, Pakistani race horse flees to UK

Under pressure to fix races, Pakistani race horse flees to UK

Nov 10, 2010 Comments

After months of demands to fix races and increasing pressure from the gambling underworld, Can’t Catch Me, a five year old race horse from Rawalpindi, arrived in London yesterday morning. The final straw for the thorough-bred came last week when a masked groom whispered a threat into its ear, “fall at the last fence or you will find your trainer’s head on your favorite hay bale.”

Duckworth–Lewis proposes method to help India topple Australia from CWG medals tally

Duckworth–Lewis proposes method to help India topple Australia from CWG medals tally

Oct 14, 2010 Comments

This is already India’s best ever Commonwealth Games performance, but if a proposal by English statisticians Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis is accepted, India could end up toppling Australia and finishing at the top of the medals tally of the 19th Commonwealth Games that concludes today.

Sania Shoaib marriage on rocks over match-fixing allegations

Sania Shoaib marriage on rocks over match-fixing allegations

Sep 18, 2010 Comments

The love-marriage between Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik is believed to be going through a rough phase after Shoaib “popped up the question” last night during family dinner. Shoaib is reported to have asked Sania if her consistent poor performance on tennis courts was result of any “match-fixing”. The question, which was rather “innocuous” for Shoaib, has upset Sania no end.

Government scraps real games, to launch commonwealth computer games

Government scraps real games, to launch commonwealth computer games

Sep 10, 2010 Comments

With unfinished construction work, athletes testing positive for banned drugs, threat of dengue, and now Indian hockey team pulling out of the Commonwealth Games, the games are increasingly becoming impossible to host. But the Organizing Committee and the Delhi government have come up with an innovative solution – CWG would be launched as a computer game. The games DVDs would be soon available for purchase and play.

Lalit Modi and Suresh Kalmadi join hands to start a private Olympic league

Lalit Modi and Suresh Kalmadi join hands to start a private Olympic league

Aug 4, 2010 Comments

Shocked by the jolt of the rejected Asian Games 2019 bid, Suresh Kalmadi announced today that he was joining forces with the much maligned suspended (changed from ‘former’ after objections from Mr. Modi himself) IPL commissioner Lalit Modi to form a company named Rendenzvous sports club. The company aims at starting parallel Olympic Games and hosting it in India.

Commonwealth Games committee planning to fake Swine Flu to delay games

Commonwealth Games committee planning to fake Swine Flu to delay games

Jul 13, 2010 Comments

Terrified at the possibility of not being able to complete even the basic construction requirements before the scheduled start of the Commonwealth Games, the organizing committee is reported to be planning to create Swine Flu scare in the capital to delay the games. Trusted sources inform Faking News that the committee sees it as the most effective mean left to escape blame for a shoddy performance.

Sharad Pawar blamed as cricketers commit suicide over form failure

Sharad Pawar blamed as cricketers commit suicide over form failure

Jul 2, 2010 Comments

At least five local cricketers are reported to have committed suicide in the last couple of days allegedly after losing their form earlier this season. While the local police is still investigating the matter, former ICC CEO Malcolm Speed has blamed Sharad Pawar, the new President of ICC, for inducing suicidal tendencies among the poor cricketers. Speed even predicted further waves of suicides by cricketers under the presidency of Pawar.

Saina Nehwal awarded Khel Ratna, but could lose it due to spelling mistake

Saina Nehwal awarded Khel Ratna, but could lose it due to spelling mistake

Jun 28, 2010 Comments

The Sports Ministry is facing the heat after making a series of spelling mistakes, including the name of an awardee, in a formal advisory to the President’s Office. The ministry is known to have recommended the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2009-10 to a certain “Sania Nehwal”, which was immediately approved by the President of India after thorough considerations.

Mahut fails to wake up, forfeits marathon Wimbledon match to Isner

Mahut fails to wake up, forfeits marathon Wimbledon match to Isner

Jun 24, 2010 Comments

The match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, scheduled to continue today morning, ended in dismay for the French as Mahut failed to wake up on time, causing the match to be “forcefully forfeited” in favor of Isner, who’s from the States. It is said that 10 straight hours of tennis the previous day was the reason for Mahut’s inability to wake up the next morning.

Listless Bollywood stars head to South Africa for acting tips

Listless Bollywood stars head to South Africa for acting tips

Jun 23, 2010 Comments

It seems that football fever of a different kind has hit Bollywood! Recent reports indicate that a horde of listless Bollywood actors have descended upon South Africa. Our investigations revealed that under the pretense of watching the world cup, they were actually taking acting lessons from the players. One of the actors, under the condition of anonymity, confessed that they had a lot to learn from these players.