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Steven Gerrard's wife Alex hates spending fortune on clothes when pregnant
England footballer Steven Gerrard's wife, Alex, has revealed that she does not like spending money on her clothes when she is pregnant. ANI

Rooney hooker living in fear of being attacked by Coleen's furious pals
The hooker who sold her story about her sordid liaisons with Wayne Rooney has told how she lives in fear of being attacked by his wife's furious pals. ANI

McLaren's upgrades to rattle F1 championship leaders Red Bull, says Button
British Formula One ace Jenson Button insists that McLaren have eaten away into the on-track advantage Red Bull enjoyed in the first half of the season. ANI

Coleen Rooney debuts 4th jewellery collection for Argos
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen has debuted her fourth jewellery collection for bargain brand Argos. ANI

Gerrard's injury problems causing increasing concern to England
England manager Fabio Capello fears that midfielder Steven Gerrard could miss the rest of the Three Lions' Euro 2012 qualifying campaign due to an infection in his troublesome groin. ANI

Tottenham ready to sell Modric if Chelsea offers 'head-turning' bid
Tottenham Hotspur have admitted that they could sell midfielder Luka Modric if they receive a "head-turning" offer from Chelsea. ANI

Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips's wedding reception 'rained champagne'
England rugby player Mike Tindall apparently had a hangover party after his wedding to Zara Phillips at the weekend. ANI

Manchester City to bid for Samir Nasri
Manchester City is reportedly set to make a 22 million pound bid for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri. ANI

Valencia signs new Man U deal
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has signed a new four-year contract at Old Trafford, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said. ANI

Becks' son Romeo 'ignores dad by wearing Rooney shirt'
David Beckham's son Romeo must have left everyone shocked when he ignored his famous dad and came out wearing the LA Galaxy star's on-field rival Wayne Rooney's shirt with number 10 etched on the back. ANI

Ryan Giggs, wife Stacey show unity with outing in Manchester
It looks like things are heading back to normal between love rat Ryan Giggs and his wife Stacey, as the two were spotted together during a Manchester outing recently. ANI

Gareth Barry lends holiday villa to charity for sick children
Soccer ace Gareth Barry has shown his philanthropic side by lending his holiday villa to a charity that arranges holidays for young kids suffering from life-threatening diseases.he Manchester City star handed over his Spanish home to bosses at the charity Sun and Happiness and said that he wants poor and sick children to benefit from his home when he is not using it. ANI

ICC should put its foot down on implementing DRS, says Aamir Sohail
Former Pakistan Captain Aamir Sohail has urged the International Cricket Council to enforce the use of 'Decision Review System' (DRS) in Tests and one day internationals. ANI

Sohail Khan, Aizaz Cheema vow to perform well on Zimbabwe tour
Pakistan cricketers Aizaz Cheema and Sohail Khan have expressed happiness over being named in the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe next month, and vowed to use the opportunity to cement their positions. ANI

Vettel calls for improvements to ensure Red Bull's F1 dominance
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has demanded improvements from his Red Bull team after more disappointment at the Hungarian Grand Prix. ANI

Redknapp drops bid for Giuseppe Rossi
Tottenham Hotspur coach Harry Redknapp has abandoned his bid to secure the services of former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi, who now plays for Villarreal. ANI

Italian striker Balotelli is homesick, doesn't like Manchester
Italian striker Mario Balotelli says that he does not like living in Manchester. ANI

Szczesny says Arsenal can still win the UK Premier League title
Polish and Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny insists that the Gunners can still win the Premier League title despite failing to defend their own pre-season tournament at the weekend. ANI

Balotelli's 150K-pound Maserati reeks of smelly fish
Manchester City's eccentric Italian striker Mario Balotelli was in for a shock recently, when he found his 150,000 pound Maserati sports car reeking of smelly fish. ANI

Afridi blasts PCB for reducing him to 'zero' after World Cup heroics
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has once again launched a stinging attack on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the cricket team management saying he was reduced to 'zero', only a few days after being hailed as a national hero following the cricket team's spirited performance in the World Cup. ANI

Oz spinner O'Keefe 'not bothered' by Twenty20 specialist tag
Australian spinner Stephen O'Keefe is not bothered if he is seen as a Twenty20 specialist by national selectors. ANI

Dilshan confident of dominating 'inexperienced' Aussies in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has said that his team would go into next month's three-match Test against an 'inexperienced' Australian team with no fear. ANI

NFL great Randy Moss announces retirement
National Football League (NFL) star Randy Moss has announced his retirement after a glittering 13-year-career. ANI

Dispute with PCB derailed Pak cricket's development plans, says Afridi
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi reckons that his dispute with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has affected the team's momentum, and ruined the long-term planning for the side's improvement. ANI

England stars enjoy rankings rise after Trent Bridge victory over India
England batsman Ian Bell has broken into the top five in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings after recording a career-high batting rating following his brilliant 159 against India at Trent Bridge. ANI

ICC joins forces with SLC, Ten Sports to hold third-umpire technology training
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is partnering with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Ten Sports to deliver the first simulated TV umpire technology training course at Galle, Sri Lanka, on August 30. ANI

Tendulkar persuaded Dhoni to reinstate Bell after bizarre run-out
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was reportedly the key figure in persuading captain M.S. Dhoni to reinstate England's Ian Bell after the century-making batsman's bizarre run-out on the third day of the Trent Bridge Test. ANI

Rooney back to missus after raunchy Moulin Rouge burlesque experience
Looks like Wayne Rooney is happy to get back home to his wife after the raunchy Moulin Rouge themed burlesque show during the pre-season US tour with Manchester United. ANI

Newcastle FC boots Barton out over Twitter rant
English Premier League club Newcastle FC has sacked star player Joey Barton after a Twitter rant at owner Mike Ashley, and a bust-up with coach Alan Pardew. ANI

Yaya Toure's title blast at rival Alex Ferguson
Ivorian midfield star Yaya Toure has said that it is vital that Manchester City defeat Manchester United on Sunday to silence a "noisy neighbour" and prove that they are serious Premier League title rivals. ANI

Team's batting failure is a major concern: Dhoni
After losing the second Test match to England and giving the host team a 2-0 lead in the four match test series, Indian captain M. S. Dhoni said the team's batting failure is a cause for concern. ANI

'No weak link' in current England team, says Nasser Hussain
Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said the Andrew Strauss-led team, which leads the ongoing four-match Test series against India 2-0, is the best he has ever seen. ANI

Atherton says Bell's run out withdrawal had 'nothing to do with spirit of game'
Former England captain Michael Atherton has said withdrawing Ian Bell's controversial run out appeal had nothing to with the spirit of cricket but, subverted the rules of the game. ANI

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