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Tamara Ecclestone's desire to kiss Megan Fox!
Rich and glamorous Tamara Ecclestone has revealed that she has a desire to kiss Megan Fox. ANI

Giggs' former babe Imogen Thomas launches career in acting
Ryan Giggs' former girlfriend Imogen Thomas is all set launch her career in acting. ANI

'PCB not conspiring against senior players', says Mohsin Khan
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Mohsin Khan has dismissed discarded all-rounder Abdul Razzaq's allegations that the board has adopted a biased attitude towards senior players. n a recent interview, Razzaq had accused some PCB officials of conspiring against the senior players by snubbing them from the national team to strengthen their own positions in the board. ANI

Chelsea set to make 30 million pounds bid for Modric
Chelsea is set to make a third bid worth 30 million pounds for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric this week. ANI

Women strip to bras and panties for Lingerie Basketball League matches!
Here's a women's basketball competition where the players take to the court in undies! ANI

My own fitness plan, not Liz, behind weight loss, says stylish Warnie
Shane Warne, who recently hit the headlines for quickly shedding weight and looking more stylish, has claimed that it's not his girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley but a fitness scheme of his own that has helped him achieve the feat. ANI

Chinese swimmer breaks Grant Hackett's longest standing 1,500 meters freestyle record
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has broken the decade old 1500-metres freestyle mark set by Australian great Grant Hackett. ANI

Capello wants to end on winning note before retiring as England manager
England manager Fabio Capello has admitted that he wants his team to lift the Euro 2012 title, so that he ends his career on a winning note. ANI

Nani vows to take his game to next level
Manchester United winger Nani has vowed to take his game to another level for his club so that he is not ignored again by boss Alex Ferguson. ANI

Marsh seeks to strengthen chances for Oz Test debut
Colombo, Aug 1 Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is hoping that a good showing in the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka will push his case for a baggy green cap. ANI

Tiger Woods to play Australian Open for first time in 15 years
American golfer Tiger Woods will play in Sydney for the first time in 15 years after being confirmed as a starter for the Australian Open. ANI

Dhoni's gesture a triumph of common sense, good sportsmanship
Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld has described Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's gesture of withdrawing run out appeal against England batsman Ian Bell, as a triumph of common sense and good sportsmanship. ANI

Becks splurges 1,000 pounds on gold casts of Harper's feet
David and Victoria Beckham have reportedly ordered gold casts in the shape of baby Harper's tiny feet. ANI

Australian players not in World Cup preparatory mode: Coach Nielsen
Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen has said that his focus is on the tour of Sri Lanka, and he and the players are not in World Cup at all. ANI

'I feel like I let McLaren team down in Hungarian Grand Prix', says Hamilton
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he felt like he had "let his team down" after dropping from first to sixth place in the space of 10 laps during Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. ANI

Mark Webber considering retirement, says Red Bull's driver manager
Red Bull Racing's driver manager Dr. Helmut Marko has claimed that Formula One driver Mark Webber will "probably retire" next year. ANI

Hamilton apologizes for forcing Paul di Resta on to grass during Hungarian GP
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has apologized to Force India's Paul di Resta for forcing him on to the grass to avoid a collision during Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. ANI

After bagging Stanford Classic, Serena Williams eyes US Open
After winning the Stanford Classic on Sunday, Tennis star Serena Williams has warned her opponents that she will be a serious contender at the US Open. ANI

'PCB hoping to establish bilateral cricket ties with India'
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly hoping to restore bilateral cricket ties with India following Pakistan's foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar's visit to New Delhi, where she emphasized on sports diplomacy. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio feels Piers Morgan hacked her, considers legal action
Nancy Dell'Olio is considering filing a lawsuit against Piers Morgan to verify whether he had hacked into her personal information when he was the editor of the Daily Mirror. ANI

Clarke aims to build on Australia's lead at top of ICC ODI table
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that he is determined to maintain his team's lead at the top of the ICC ODI rankings table. ANI

Sneijder not 'too keen' on Inter Milan, may move to Man United
Wesley Sneijder has indicated that he may join Manchester United after refusing to guarantee his stay at Inter Milan beyond the close of the transfer window. ANI

Rule of law trampled to protect 'spirit of the game' at Trent Bridge: Experts
Whatever happened at Trent Bridge during the second India-England Test has to be seen as a burst of sentimental cricket illiteracy. ANI

'Sporting' Dhoni hailed for recalling Bell to bat after controversial run out appeal
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to withdraw the run out appeal against England batsman Ian Bell during the third day's play of the second Test at Trent Bridge, has been described as a great 'show of sportsmanship'. ANI

Cricket fans don funky costumes to watch England-India Test match
Christmas is still five months away but cricket fans in Nottingham were spotted in a festive mood with locals dressed like comic book superheroes. ANI

India playing in spirit of game: Ian Bell
England middle-order batsman Ian Bell has said that the Indian team's decision to call him back to bat after he was declared out on the third day of the Trent Bridge Test was made in the spirit of the game. ANI

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