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New England football coach Capello credits dad for his life's credo

London, Dec.15: New England coach Fabio Capello’s dad was a Italian war hero and a fan of the England football team.

Surviving the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, Guerrino Capello instilled in his son the need to work hard, learn well and never to be afraid of anything.

But most of all, he taught his boy the importance, even in the toughest of circumstances, of being happy.

The former AC Milan boss’s lawyer son, Pier Fillipo, met FA chiefs in London yesterday to tie up the final details of his dad's contract.

Fabio’s sister Bianco Soprano, 66, said last night: “Dad would always say England was one of the best footballing nations in the world.

PCB may appoint Misbah as next vice-captain

Lahore, Dec 17: The Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint Misbah-ul-Haq as the next vice-captain for the forthcoming cricketing season, sources in PCB have revealed.

According to sources, the proposal in this regard will be discussed in the PCB's January 15 governing board meeting.

Misbah's name for vice-captaincy was cited following a controversy where Younis Khan had refused to lead the side in the last Test match in India earlier this month in the absence of team captain Shoaib Malik, a The Nation report has said.

Only after the intervention of PCB chief Nasim Ashraf, Khan agreed to take captaincy.

All these developments will compel a majority of PCB members to vote in favour of Misbah, sources claimed.

Kashmir hosts Inter-University Kayaking and Canoeing championships

Srinagar, Nov. 12: Over twenty teams from various universities of different States participated in the 4th Inter-University Kayaking and Canoeing Championship held here at the water sports centre at Nageen Lake after a gap of seven years.

Over 450 students arrived here for the three-day championship organised by the Kashmir University under the auspices of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi from November 10 to 12.

"In this part of the Kashmir valley, the water sports and adventure sports have high fan following. So, we are thinking about developing it on a priority basis, " said Abdul Wahid Qureshi, Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University on the inauguration-day.

14 Athletes To Symbolize India At World Youth Athletics

5th IAAF World Youth Athletics ChampionshipNew Delhi: A total of 14 challengers will symbolize India at the in Ostrava, Czech Republic from July 11 to 15.

The group consisting six boys and eight girls, comprise three athletes from Delhi. They are Sahil Mahindra, Ajay Pal Singh and Ajaj Ahmed.

The selected team has three members from Kerala whereas two girl athletes are from Orissa for the girls' 4x400m relay. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and West Bengal have one representative each.

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