Kim Nielsen (wrestler)

Kimberly Nielsen is an American retired professional wrestler and valet. She is best known for her stint in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Desire. After a career as a fitness competitor, which included placing eighth in the 2000 Miss Galaxy competition, Nielsen began training under Dusty Rhodes for a career in professional wrestling, she made her debut on August 25, 2001 in a mixed tag team match for Rhodes' Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, where she and Jorge Estrada defeated Leilani Kai and Lodi. After she caught the eye of World Wrestling Entertainment, they signed her to a development contract in April 2002, she began wrestling WWE house shows against Dawn Marie, she was sent to WWE developmental territory Heartland Wrestling Association, but was released from her contract after the HWA was dropped as a developmental territory in July 2002. During her short run in WWE, she wrestled against of Dawn Marie and Lisa Moretti and teamed with Torrie Wilson, she debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on December 12, 2002 as Every Man's Desire, the valet of Sonny Siaki and a member of the Sports Entertainment Xtreme.

She debuted on January 2003, defeating April Hunter in a match. She began a feud with Trinity, which resulted in Desire teaming with Siaki in a series of matches against Trinity and Kid Kash. In June 2003 during a dark match, her back was broken after being fisherman suplexed onto the edge of the ring. Despite this, she finished the match and came out victorious before being taken to a hospital following the match, she spent ten months recovering before returning to television in April 2004. Upon her return, she resumed her feud with Trinity. On June 23, Desire was defeated by Trinity in a stretcher match with help from the debuting Big Vito; as a result, on July 7, Trinity and Big Vito teamed to defeat Siaki in a tag team match. Her last appearance with the company was on September 8, 2004 in a 3-on-3 match, where she teamed with Erik Watts and Siaki to defeat Abyss, Alex Shelley and Goldy Locks. In 2005, Nielsen retired from wrestling after feeling uncomfortable with taking bumps in addition to becoming pregnant with her third child.

After retiring from wrestling due to her back injury, Nielsen gave birth to her third child. During her third pregnancy, Nielsen gained 80 lb. After being unhappy over being overweight and at the suggestion of Siaki, Nielsen auditioned for The Biggest Loser during a casting call in Atlanta, Georgia, she weighed in at 252 pounds. She was the season's runner-up and by the season finale, she lost 118 pounds. Kim Neilsen on IMDb Desire's profile at Online World of Wrestling

C. G. Howard's XI cricket team in India in 1956–57

An English cricket team managed and selected by Geoffrey Howard toured India in the 1956–57 season. They played two first class matches between 30 December 1956 and 8 January 1957, winning one and losing one; the tour coincided with the English tour of South Africa, thus no players who were part of that touring party played on this tour. Neither were any of the players that had beaten Australia in the final Test of 1956. With the exception of wicket-keeper Jock Livingston the entire touring party of twelve had previous Test experience, eight of them for England and three of them for Australia; the hosting eleven, representing Bidhan Chandra Roy as Chief Minister of West Bengal, turned a first innings deficit around to a win after the tourists' wicket-keeper Livingston and No. 3 batsman Graveney were both forced to miss the second innings due to illness. Seven of the select XI had featured in the 3-Test series who played Australia in October and November, while three of the remaining four had been dropped from the scene in the early 1950s.

Nari Contractor had played in the final Test against Australia and now made 73 not out on New Year's Eve and continued towards 157 on New Year's Day. On the first day, the tourists' Australian spinners Dooland and Tribe took seven wickets, before Edrich made 58 for the tourists against the hosts' spinners Ghulam and Subhash Gupte, who shared eight between them. With Livingston and Graveney out, Howard's eleven was 16 for nought overnight on the final day chasing 301 to win, but were bowled out by Ghulam and Vinoo Mankad. Another strong eleven were fielded by the Cricket Club of India's President at the club's home, the Brabourne Stadium in Bombay; the side included four players who had featured in the Test series against Australia and a further five players with Test experience. The tourists had brought in McCool as replacement for the injured Livingston, it was the only time in first-class cricket that McCool kept wicket and he responded by stumping Vinoo Mankad off the bowling of Dooland. Graveney, taken ill during the previous match, now responded with a pair of centuries as the tourists batted the hosts out of the game.

The Cricket Club of India's first innings included a fall from 113 for three to 171 all out after Vijay Hazare retired on 32. From the touring side, Tom Graveney, Alan Moss, Fred Trueman and Willie Watson all returned to the England Test team. Graveney had played more than 15 Tests for England, though he had been left out of the side for the final three Tests of the 1956 Ashes, but returned to make 472 runs at a batting average over 100 in the 3–0 win over West Indies in 1957. Trueman established himself as a player in that 1957 series, taking 23 wickets after having been in and out of the team since he was first called up to play Indian cricket team in England in 1952. Both played major parts in England Test history well into the 1960s, with Trueman becoming the first player to take 300 Test wickets. Moss and Watson featured in a few Tests during the final years of the 1950s, but did not make major contributions. Playfair Cricket Annual Wisden Cricketers Almanack CricketArchive