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Wladimir Klitschko is fit to face me, says David Haye
WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye has said that Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko has been passed fit for their heavyweight title unification bout. ANI

Sri Lanka sets India 275 to win World Cup final
Sri Lanka on Saturday set India a challenging target of 275 to become the first nation to win the World Cup on home soil. ANI

Sehwag's mother wishes good luck to Team India for World Cup final
Indian batsman Virender Sehwag's mother, Krishna, has conveyed her best wishes to the Indian team for the World Cup final being played against Sri Lanka at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. ANI

'New Oz captain' Clarke needs to earn respect from his teammates: Dean Jones
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has said that new captain Michael Clarke's first job is to win the players' respect, and that comes from leading by example. ANI

Ronaldo's girlfriend poses in sexy ad campaign for Xti
Russian model Irina Shayk, the girlfriend of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, is the new face of Spanish footwear brand Xti. ANI

Rooney's brother aims to make a name for himself in US Major League Soccer
Wayne Rooney's younger brother John, who currently plays as a midfielder for the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer in America, has said that he is not bothered by comparisons with his famous brother and only aims to prove himself.It's just down to me to go out there and impress my coach and the fans and work hard with my team-mates ANI

NJIT professor projects 2011 Major League Baseball winners using math
NJIT's baseball guru Bruce Bukiet has predicted that the 2011 Major League Baseball winners would be Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants, while the Atlanta Braves will take the wild card slot in the National League (NL). ANI

Becks' son wants to name his sister after Justin Bieber
David Beckham's son Romeo wants to name his sister, who is to be born in July, after Justin Bieber. ANI

Balotelli faces Mancini's wrath after bad challenge on Tevez during training
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned his striker Mario Balotelli that he is in the last-chance saloon after another explosive bust-up at the club. ANI

Match referee falters as Sangakkara wins bizarre toss in second attempt
Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara won a bizarre toss in his second attempt at the start of today's World Cup final against India. ANI

World Cup final: Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to bat first
Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara won the crucial toss and elected to bat first in the high-profile clash against India in the World Cup final match being played at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium today. ANI

Hamilton says his disabled brother has always been an inspiration to him
Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has said that his disabled younger brother, Nicolas, who will make his racetrack debut at Brands Hatch today, has always been an inspiration to him. ANI

Mancini not sure of keeping Man City job
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is not sure of retaining his job if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League. ANI

Now, biodegradable golf balls made from lobster shells
Golf balls, which take up to a millennium to decompose, have now been made from lobster shells, which would render them, biodegradable. ANI

Arsenal will win Premier League this season: Walcott
Arsenal striker Theo Walcott has promised to fans that the club will the Premier league this season. ANI

Arthur backs Ponting to bat at No.3
Former South African cricket coach Mickey Arthur has said that Ricky Ponting should remain bat at No. 3 in Australia's batting order, despite giving up captaincy. ANI

Pak plans to avenge cricket WC semi-final loss by defeating India on hockey field
Pakistan is hoping to avenge the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final loss at the hands of India by defeating the archrival in an upcoming encounter, this time on the hockey field. ANI

Afridi refuses to blame 'sluggish' Misbah for loss to India in WC semi-final
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has come to the rescue of Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who received heavy criticism from all quarters following the team's 29-run defeat at the hands of India in the World Cup semi-final clash at Mohali on March 30. ANI

Intikhab praises Pak squad for 'playing as a unit' during 2011 World Cup
Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has praised the national squad for having playing as a unit throughout the 2011 World Cup. ANI

Ponting tips India to win World Cup, asks cricketers to learn from Sachin
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who had been part of the last four World Cup finals, has admitted that everyone around the world can draw inspiration from the way Sachin Tendulkar plays his cricket. ANI

Pakistan cricket fans backing Sri Lanka to defeat 'enemy' India in 2011 World Cup final
Vanquished Pakistan will be backing Sri Lanka to defeat India in the 2011 World Cup final on Saturday in view of the age-old proverb that 'the enemy of the enemy is a friend'. ANI

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