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Sachin deserves 'Bharat Ratna': Dhoni
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday advocated the idea of conferring 'Bharat Ratna' to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, saying no cricketer deserves it more than him. ANI

Patient Lamps being pushed to the bend by demanding ex-girl friend
Frank Lampard's patience needs to be admired.is Spanish ex-girlfriend and mum to his two children Elen Rivas is becoming more demanding by the day. ANI

'Homesick' Becks spends œ200 on Brit sweets!
David Beckham apparently splashed 200 pounds on British sweets and treats at a specialist food store in Los Angeles to satisfy the cravings of pregnant wife Victoria and their three boys. ANI

My resignation not over captaincy debate: Martin Crowe
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has confirmed that he has resigned from the Cricket Committee, but denied it was over New Zealand Cricket's indecision of choosing a new Black Caps captain. ANI

Fergie not to leave Man U unless reminded by owners of age
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has told his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho that he will not leave Old Trafford until the club owners tell him he is too old. ANI

In-form Faisal Iqbal hopeful of recall in Pak cricket team
Discarded Pakistan batsman Faisal Iqbal, who piled up 324 runs in eight innings at the recent Pentangular Cup tournament, has expressed his hope of making a comeback in the national squad. ANI

Rooney blames West Ham supporters 'personal' abuse for his TV camera rant
Manchester United ace striker Wayne Rooney has blamed sustained abuse from West Ham supporters during Saturday's 4-2 victory at Upton Park for his foul-mouthed rant into a television camera in his appeal against a two-match ban. ANI

Kamran, Razzaq, Younus omitted from Pak squad for West Indies tour (Update)
Pakistani selectors have omitted underperforming wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal along with all-rounder Abdul Razzaq from both One-day International (ODI) and Twenty20 squads for the West Indies tour, while former Test captain Younus Khan and pace bowler Umar Gul have been rested. ANI

Ancelotti wants to extend his stay at Chelsea
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, who wants to extend his stay at the club as he takes charge of his 100th Chelsea game tonight, knows he must bring European glory to owner Roman Abramovich to stay longer on. ANI

Rooney is gunning for Chelsea: Hernandez
Striker Javier Hernandez has warned Chelsea that Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney is gunning for them. ANI

'Benitez-built weak and short on talent Liverpool squad'
Liverpool owner John W Henry has blamed former coach Rafa Benitez for weakening the club's playing squad he inherited from his predecessors. ANI

Lap dancing bar bouncer batters Man City Balotelli's Maserati
Manchester City football ace Mario Balotelli had his Maserati bashed in by a bouncer after he was kicked out of a lap-dancing club. ANI

Chelsea fears Rooney's rage: Lampard
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard fears that his club could meet Wayne Rooney at his best on Wednesday after the Manchester United striker was hit with a two-match ban following his four-letter FA ban. ANI

'White Elephant' warning for 2012 London Olympics organisers
A key figure in the Athens Olympics has warned that it is now too late for London 2012 organisers to avoid building white elephants. ANI

Azam, Adnan, Taufeeq may replace Razzaq, Kamran, Shahzad in Pak team: Afridi
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has hinted that batsman Ahmed Shahzad, all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and opener-cum-wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal are likely to be dropped from the Pakistan squad for the upcoming West Indies tour. ANI

'Stupid' Crouch leaves Tottenham's Champions League dreams in tatters
Tottenham striker Peter Crouch was labelled "beyond stupid" after his red card left the club's Champions League dreams in tatters. ANI

Sachin is best cricketer in modern game: Astle
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been described as the best player of the modern game for his consistency and dedication to cricket. ANI

Chivalrous Federer helps Vogue editor avoid Miami paparazzi
Chivalry still is a factor in Grand Slam champion Roger Federer's life. This was visible when he helped shield Anna Wintour, the British-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue magazine from Miami paparazzi. ANI

Miandad to wait till end of West Indies series before considering Pak batting coach offer
Former Test cricketer Javed Miandad has confirmed that Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt had contacted him to help the batsmen, but he told the PCB chief that he could not take official responsibilities as Pakistan's batting coach before the West Indies tour, starting from April 13. ANI

Woods says he can win Augusta, aiming for gold standard of Jack Nicklaus
Former World number one golfer Tiger Woods insists he can be a Masters champion once more in 2011. ANI

UK school's ex-pupils call Beckhams 'working class'
David and Victoria Beckham's plans to send their children to esteemed private school Haberdashers' Aske's has upset some ex-pupils, who claim the celebrity couple aren't their sort of people. ANI

Outraged Ireland rubbished ICC decision to cut it from 2015 World Cup
By banishing Ireland in favour of the game's most corrupt country, Zimbabwe, the Afro-Asia-dominated ICC has once again driven a stake through the heart of cricket's credibility. ANI

PC, exam scare halting Murali from UK cricket stint
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is struggling to qualify to play English county cricket this year because he is scared of computers and examinations. ANI

Kamran, Razzaq, Younis likely to be axed from Pak squad for West Indies series
The Pakistan cricket team for the upcoming series against the West Indies will be finalised on Wednesday. ANI

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