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Sania, Shoaib Malik inaugurate tennis academy in Ranchi
Tennis ace Sania Mirza and her husband, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, inaugurated a state-of-the-art tennis academy here on Thursday. ANI

Haye says Harrison would 'be dreaming in 3D' after KO in world heavyweight title clash
The WBA World Heavyweight championship match between David Haye and Audley Harrison will be the first boxing match to be screened live on TV in 3D. ANI

Russia brands England 'primitive' for its 2018 World Cup bid complaint to FIFA
A senior Russian football official has described England 2018 World Cup bid as "absolutely primitive" for making a formal complaint to FIFA against the Russian campaign's chief. ANI

Oz Davis Cup captain Rafter wants to end Hewitt-Tomic feud
Australia's new Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter has said that his first task will be to end the feud between former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt and rising star Bernard Tomic. ANI

Wayne Rooney, Coleen to renew their wedding vows
Wayne Rooney and Coleen have decided to renew their wedding vows. ANI

EPL footballers using major 'legal tax loophole' to avoid 50 per cent income tax
English Premier League footballers are reportedly using a major tax loophole to protect their multi-million pound salaries from the tax authorities. ANI

Styris named New Zealand captain for Hong Kong Super Sixes
New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris will lead the country's challenge in next month's Super Sixes in Hong Kong. ANI

Coleen Rooney claims she and hubby Wayne are 'fine'
Coleen Rooney has claimed that she and hubby Wayne Rooney are 'fine', insisting they are trying to bring their marriage on track. ANI

'New Man U star Hernandez nearly quit football after failing in Mexico's first division'
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez was close to quitting football last year, his father Javier Hernandez Gutierrez has revealed. ANI

Vettel not giving up yet on F1 championship title chance
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel reckons that he can still win the Formula One championship title despite trailing leader Fernando Alonso by 25 points with only two races remaining. ANI

Passport revocation: Lalit Modi seeks more time from authorities
Suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi's lawyer has sent clarifications to the Regional Passport Officer in a letter on Thursday seeking more time to react to the showcause notice. ANI

'Fully-fit' Siddle ready for giving England Ashes 'peppering', says Victoria coach
Victoria cricket team coach Greg Shipperd believes that fast bowler Peter Siddle is fit to reclaim his place in the Australian Test team for next month's Ashes series against England. ANI

Flower fears losing bowling coach Saker to Australia
England coach Andy Flower fears that he may lose another member of his staff if bowling coach David Saker decides to go back to Australia. ANI

Salman Butt 'pretty sure' of acquittal from 'spot-fixing' allegations
Suspended Pakistan captain Salman Butt, one of the three Pakistani players implicated in the spot-fixing scandal, has said that he is 'pretty sure' of being cleared of the allegations leveled against him. ANI

Brit golfer hits two holes-in-one, beating odds of '67mn-to-one'
A Brit golfer hit two holes in one during a round - a feat that has 67 million-to-one odds. ANI

CWG scam: Income Tax raids offices of contractors
Offices of several contractors, who were involved with the recently held XIXth Commonwealth Games, were raided by income tax officials on Thursday. ANI

Pietersen eyeing century in Ashes to banish his 'gloom and doom' demons
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is confident that despite his patchy form in the last two years, he can re-establish himself during the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

Best chance for England to end Ashes win drought in Oz in two decades: Gatting
Former England captain Mike Gatting is convinced that he is about to lose the mantle of England's last Ashes-winning captain in Australia. ANI

Becks had to leave room while Posh had 'birds and the bees' talk with son
Professional footballer David Beckham has revealed that he had to leave the room when his wife Victoria had a talk about birds and the bees with their eleven-year-old son, Brooklyn. ANI

'I'm done with boxing', says Mike Tyson
American boxing legend Mike Tyson has finally dispelled any notion that he will make a return to the ring. ANI

McCullum 'desperate' to retain Kiwi opening spot for 2011 World Cup
New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has told captain Daniel Vettori that he is desperate to remain as an opener for next year's World Cup. ANI

Australia needs to 'learn how to milk Indian cricket cash cow', not fight it: Craddock
India is the home not just of the sacred cow, but the cash cow as well, cricket journalist Robert Craddock has said. ANI

India's Oz Twenty20 investment plans bigger than 'Kerry Packer moment': CA
Cricket Australia has described the plans of Indian investors trying to seize a share in the country's Twenty20 Big Bash as the most significant development since World Series Cricket. ANI

Kiwis will have to aggressively take India on in Test series: McCullum
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum has said that the Black Caps must be ready to take on the M S Dhoni-led Indian cricket team in the forthcoming Test series. ANI

Black Caps have got to cop it for Bangladesh horror: McCullum
Former New Zealander wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum has said that the Black Caps have got to accept the blame for their recent one-day series loss against Bangladesh squarely. ANI

Ponting reminds England not to 'forget packing the urn' in Ashes message on Big Ben!
Images of Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and vice-captain Michael Clarke were projected on London's iconic landmark Big Ben as part of an advertising campaign ahead of the upcoming Ashes series. ANI

England's KP gives short shrift to 'nobody' Buchanan
Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has not been in form of late, has laughed off criticism aimed at him by former Australian cricket team coach John Buchanan, and described the latter as "a nobody". ANI

Injury free Bollinger ready to fight for Ashes spot
New South Wales and Australian left-arm quick Doug Bollinger has said that he is ready to fight for his Ashes spot. ANI

Man U star Mike Owen could hang up boots if Fergie does not renew contract
Former England star striker Michael Owen has signaled that he might quit playing football if Manchester United decides to release him at the end of the 2010-11 season. ANI

Inspired by Tendulkar, Oz's 'Mr. Cricket' Hussey has no plans to retire
Australia's 'Mr Cricket' Mike Hussey has no plans to retire anytime soon from international cricket, declaring that his passion for playing the game at the highest level is as strong as ever. ANI

Pace bowler Theron ensures South Africa 20-20 series win against Pak
South African right-arm medium-fast bowler Rusty Theron took a career-best 4-27 to help his team clinch a six-wicket victory against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international played here on Wednesday. ANI

Indian firm Venkys says it is set to acquire Blackburn Rovers
Anuradha J. Desai, the chief of the Indian conglomerate Venkys, which specialises in poultry farming, has confirmed the acquisition of English Premier League (EPL) football club, Blackburn Rovers. ANI

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