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Over 3m teeth will be knocked out this year in youth sporting activities
The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, US, has estimated that more than 3 million teeth will be knocked out in youth sporting activities this year. ANI

Boxing star Mary Kom sends out message of peace for Manipur
M C Marykom, the boxing sensation from Manipur, has appealed for a restoration of peace in Manipur, saying instability has come in the way of development and progress in the state. ANI

Ibramovich was 'wrong' to sack Ancelotti says Malouda
Chelsea star Florent Malouda has said his team owner Roman Ibramovich was 'wrong' to sack former manager Carlo Ancelotti. ANI

Jenson Button, Jessica Michibata show off their toned bodies
British Formula One driver Jenson Button and his girlfriend Jessica Michibata were spotted showing off their toned bodies on their yacht during their holiday in Southern France. ANI

FIFA chief expresses desire to visit Pakistan
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Joseph S. Blatter has expressed his desire to visit Pakistan to see the progress made in the game and its allied infrastructure in the country. ANI

'Shaven-headed' boxer Amir Khan missing his Kojak look
The world light welterweight champion Amir Khan was spotted with a shaved head during a pilgrimage to Mecca. ANI

Jones pads up for selector's role
Having been a key player in Australia's rebuild in the 1980s, former middle-order batsman Dean Jones believes he can help resuscitate Australian cricket. ANI

Sutherland flies to Lanka to allay fears on Argus review
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland will arrive in Sri Lanka today on a 24-hour mission to ease concerns among touring players about the ramifications of the damning Argus report. ANI

Mata reveals that he has said no to Spurs, Arsenal
Chelsea star Juan Mata has revealed that he has turned down Arsenal and Tottenham to join the Andre Villas-Boas revolution at Stamford Bridge. ANI

BBC cricket commentator says Indian fans 'racially abused' him
British cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew has said that he has been 'racially abused' by the Indian cricket fans on Twitter. ANI

ICC lacks independence, ability to elect healthy and pertinent spread of skills: Tim May
Chief Executive of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) Tim May has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be true to its policies, adding that the ICC does not lead to optimal decision-making. ANI

Former Man U captain Neville wins battle to open restaurant in Salford
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has won a battle to open a restaurant in Salford, Greater Manchester, in the United Kingdom ANI

ICC praise "clinical" England team after India sweep
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat has praised the "clinical" England team after presenting captain Andrew Strauss with the global governing body's trademark for the world's top Test side following the hosts' 4-0 rout of India. ANI

Warnie's new bar Club 23 set to open during 2011 Melbourne Cup
Shane Warne and his British girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley are all set to launch the former cricketer's bar club during this year's Spring Racing Carnival. ANI

David Beckham developing bald patch?
He is known for his hairstyles, but now it looks like everything is not well in David Beckham's hair department, as he has now reportedly developed a bald patch at the back of his head. ANI

Dhoni not sure if IPL fatigue affected players' performance during England tour
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said that it is yet to be ascertained if participation of players in the cash rich Indian Premiere League (IPL) tournament affected their performance during the England tour. ANI

Iconic Ferrari prototype sold for record 10m pounds
At 10 million pounds, the Ferrari prototype has become the most expensive car ever sold, despite surviving a crash at Le Mans and a garage fire. ANI

Ashley Cole croons Bruno Mars' 'Just The Way You Are' to woo back ex Cheryl
Looks like 'cheating' footballer Ashley Cole is ready to go the extra mile to win back his former wife Cheryl's heart. ANI

Dhoni blames poor batting for series whitewash
Expressing displeasure over the Indian cricket team's humiliating loss to England in the four match test series, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of the Indian team on Monday attributed the reason for the loss to poor batting performance and weak partnerships. ANI

Shane Warne, Liz Hurley to tie the knot 'before end of the year'
Shane Warne is said to have proposed Elizabeth Hurley as they holidayed on a friend's luxury yacht in Spain. ANI

Eto'o to become world's top earning player with œ350K per week Anzhi deal
Samuel Eto'o will become the world's top-earning footballer when he completes a staggering move from Inter Milan to the Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala. ANI

Lanka tour maybe without a senior selector if Chappell quits
Australia could be without a senior selector for the upcoming Sri Lankan Test series if Greg Chappell quits. ANI

Haye will announce retirement says Froch
Super middleweight champion Carl Froch has said former heavyweight champion David Haye will announce his retirement following his recent defeat to Wladimir Klitschko. ANI

Waqar's absence will leave "void in Pak side": Misbah
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has lauded outgoing coach Waqar Younis for playing a key role in helping the national team deal with difficult times, and said that the side would "feel his absence". ANI

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