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Harry Redknapp 'doesn't believe' 'money not a factor' for Nasri joining Manchester City
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has shrugged off Samir Nasri's claims that his decision to join Manchester City has nothing to do with money. ANI

Henman backs Murray to win his first grand slam in New York
British legend Tim Henman reckons that tennis ace Andy Murray is all set to win his first grand slam in New York this week. ANI

Heather Watson wants to play "good, fast-paced match" against Sharapova in US Open this week
British tennis star Heather Watson has said that she is ready to face Maria Sharapova this week in the US Open, and looking forward to playing a "good and fast-paced match" against her. ANI

Football Association 'treats Man U like s****': Ferguson
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has accused the Football Association (FA) of treating his team 'like s***' despite their work of bringing through good home- grown players. ANI

Villas-Boas wants transfer window shut at start of season
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas will propose a dramatic re-structuring of the transfer window at UEFA's Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon on Wednesday. ANI

'Argus Report' recommendations to provide more opportunities for Oz coach: Sutherland
The new Australian coach will be asked to initiate a more sophisticated scouting system, according to Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland. ANI

Freddie cheers native Becks at LA Galaxy match
Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff came out in support of his fellow citizen David Beckham during an LA Galaxy Match in the CONCACAF Champions League. ANI

Serena outshines Venus with 'outrageously skin-tight outfit' at NY party
Serena Williams completely overshadowed her sister Venus with an outrageously skin-tight outfit when the two attended a New York party to celebrate their appearance on the cover of Hamptons magazine. ANI

Hamilton targetting Belgian Grand Prix glory
McLaren Fomula One driver Lewis Hamilton is targetting to forget the points deficits and focus on winning Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix for the second year running. ANI

Pete Sampras turns back aging clock
Pete Sampras was pictured looking much younger than he did a few years ago. ANI

Trott told kids to 'F*** off' when asked for autograph: Johnston
Ireland all-rounder Trent Johnston has accused England batsman Jonathan Trott of telling a group of kids to 'f*** off' when asked for an autograph during Thursday's England-Ireland ODI in Dublin. ANI

'Rested' Pietersen's England ODI future thrown into doubt
England batsman Kevin Pietersen's future as an ODI player has been thrown into doubt after being 'rested' for the five-match series against India. ANI

Petra Ecclestone 'looks bridal' in white gown for wedding rehearsal dinner
Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone, who is set to wed fiance James Stunt in a lavish 1.3 million pounds wedding, is already looking bridal in a stunning white gown as she headed out to her rehearsal dinner in Rome. ANI

Out-of-favour Kamran claims to have overcome 'wicketkeeping flaws, weight issues'
Out-of-favour Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has claimed to have overcome his flaws with the gloves after getting valuable tips from Moin Khan and Rashid Latif, and has expressed the hope of making a comeback and cementing his place in the national team. ANI

Khawaja's century likely to seal Oz Test spot in Sri Lanka
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja seems to have cemented his place in the national Test sqaud following his elegantly constructed century in the practice match against the Sri Lankan Board XI. ANI

'Whitewashed' Team India should have played more practice games in England: Lloyd
Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd reckons that the M.S. Dhoni-led Indian team committed a mistake by not playing enough practice games ahead of their four-match Test series against England. ANI

'I never thought I would survive 2009 terror attack on Lanka team,' says Samaraweera
Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera reckons that he is incredibly fortunate to have survived the terrorist attack on his team during the 2009 tour of Pakistan. ANI

Qatar gets IOC green light to bid for 2020 Olympics in autumn
Olympic chiefs have given Qatar the green signal to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Doha by allowing a shift in dates to avoid extreme desert heat. ANI

Team India in bomb scare at Kent county ground
The Indian cricket team was caught up in a bomb scare after their Twenty20 practice match againt Kent last evening. ANI

Watson consults Dravid on turning good starts into 'bigger scores'
Australian opening batsman Shane Watson has revealed that he has been seeking Indian star batsman Rahul Dravid's advice to turn good starts into 'bigger scores'. ANI

Pak's Azhar, Wahab, Aleem Dar short-listed for ICC Awards 2011
Pakistan's middle-order batsman Azhar Ali and left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz have been named in the final list for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards 2011 in the category of the Emerging Player of the Year. ANI

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