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Li Na still can't believe she is 'second highest earner women's tennis'
Chinese tennis star Li Na, who has become the second highest earner in the women's game, has said that she still cannot believe that she has attained that status. ANI

Romelu Lukaku wants bro Jordan to join Chelsea instead of Arsenal
Chelsea's new face Romelu Lukaku has revealed his desire to see his younger brother join his side despite knowing that he loves Arsenal. ANI

Jones could step into Ferdinand's boots for England, Man U: Capello
England manager Fabio Capello has signalled the beginning of the end of Rio Ferdinand's international career, and asked Mancheter United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to fast-forward the grooming of his successor, Phil Jones. ANI

Chelsea offers 40 million pounds for Modric
Chelsea has launched one last 40 million pound bid to buy Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric. ANI

Gillespie to move to Zimbabwe to coach MidWest Rhinos
Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie is moving from Adelaide to Zimbabwe to coach the Kwekwe-based MidWest Rhinos team. ANI

Hoggard backs Anderson to top England Test wicket-takers list
Former England fast bowler Matthew Hoggard reckons that James Anderson could become one of the country's leading Test match wicket-takers. ANI

Beer preparing to play in Australia's opening Test against Sri Lanka
Australian spinner Michael Beer has said that he is looking forward to having a good look at the wicket in Galle to familiarise himself with conditions before the first Test series against Sri Lanka gets underway. ANI

Ex-Ashes star Chris Broad reveals how his late wife set up new love for him
Ex-Ashes star Chris Broad has revealed how he met the new love of his life, merely four weeks after his wife Michelle's death on a date she help set up. ANI

Petra Ecclestone weds James Stunt in a 'magical world' themed wedding
Petra Ecclestone looked radiant in her 80,000 pounds white gown as she tied the knot with James Stunt in a 5 million pounds wedding. ANI

Williams sisters tower above all guests at Hamptons magazine party
Venus and Serena Williams are said to have literally towered above all the other guests at a party celebrating their current Hamptons magazine cover story. ANI

McEnroe pulls out of 'vintage wood' versus 'hi-tech graphite' duel with Sampras
American tennis legend John McEnroe pulled out of an exhibition match with Pete Sampras at Old School Challenge in New York due to a hamstring injury. ANI

Clarke racks up ton of confidence ahead of Sri Lanka Test series
Australian captain Michael Clarke has shown more good signs that he is emerging from an extended barren stretch by scoring an elegantly constructed century in the practice match against the Sri Lankan Board XI in Colombo. ANI

Arsenal sign South Korean Young in 10m pounds deal
South Korean captain Park Chu-Young is all set to join Arsenal after completing a deal estimated to be woth 10 million pounds. ANI

Exelon shuts down nuclear power plant in New Jersey fearing Hurricane Irene
Following the Hurricane scare on the US East Coast, Exelon Corporation had shutdown its Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey as a precautionary measure. ANI

Drogba injured as Chelasea beat Norwich
Chelsea strikere Didier Drogba has been hospitalized after suffering a head injury during the clash against Norwich. ANI

New Castle striker arrested for assualting man outside pub
New Castle United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested for allegedly assualting and injuring a man outside a pub. ANI

Ahmed Shahzad not ready to accept 'attitude problem, disciplinary issues' allegations
Out-of-favour Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shahzad, often criticised for his attitude, is not ready to accept the allegations about his lack of discipline, insisting that he has done nothing wrong. ANI

Olympic chief Lord Coe 'secretly wed' long-term girlfriend earlier this year
London Olympics chief Sebastian Coe has secretly married his long-time girlfriend Carole Annett. ANI

PCB boss Butt 'desperate' to get term extension despite 'complete failure on job': Ex-CEO
Ijaz Butt is desperate to continue occupying the 'lucrative' throne of the Pakistan Cricket Board despite his extreme unpopularity and complete failure on the job, former PCB Chief Executive Officer Colonel (retired) Rafi Nasim has said. ANI

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