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Clarke out to break barren Test run
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke intends to lead from the front when the team takes on Sri Lanka in the first Test to be played here from Wednesday. ANI

Meet the Brit who clinched world record for bog snorkelling!
A British man has set a new world record at the 26th World Bog Snorkelling Championships that saw around 110 competitors take to the 'water' at the Waen Rhydd Bog. ANI

Chelsea ace Juan Mata has 'voice of an angel'!
He is the new ace of this season's English Premier League, and now it has emerged that Juan Mata could have become a chart-topping singer had he not turned down the career option. ANI

Clarke wants Beer, Lyon for Galle Test against Lanka
Australian captain Michael Clarke has insisted that his team could let two spinners, Michael Beer and Nathan Lyon, play yet again in this week's first Test against Sri Lanka. ANI

'I hope to show a lot more maturity and composure in future,' says Umar Amin
To be called upon to stride out to bat against a formidable Australian and English bowling attack can be daunting enough, but to do it on your debut and on the swinging pitches of England is certainly an almighty ask. ANI

Nadal ready for business as usual approach at US Open
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal will go for his business-as-usual approach at this year's US Open. ANI

Hurricane Irene has Murray running for cover
British tennis star Andy Murray reckons that US Open chiefs should follow Wimbledon's lead and build a roof over their courts to ensure uninterrupted play. ANI

Nixon backs James Taylor for England
Paul Nixon says his fellow Twenty20-winning hero James Taylor should be in England's one-day team ahead of Jonathan Trott. ANI

Becks ensure safety of brood with armed guard in company
David Beckham has hired an armed guard to protect his family "at all times", especially when they spend time together out in public. ANI

Football fans outraged over Sky Sports pundit likening Arsenal defence to "holocaust"
Sky Sports football pundit Tony Cascarino sparked an outrage among many football fans after he described an Arsenal defender as 'having a holocaust' in the club's match against Manchester United. ANI

Hamilton says sorry after crash in Belgium
Lewis Hamilton has apologized twice after his crash in Belgium Grand Prix, which left his title hopes in tatters. ANI

Hungry Murray can rock Djokovic: McEnroe
Former Tennis star John Mcenroe reckons a hungry Andy Murray can feed off the energy of the crazy New York crowd at the US Open and effectively challenge Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic. ANI

Swann believes he can become a better spinner
England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes that he probably had the easiest summer of his cricketing career, and is looking forward to becoming a better spinner during the tour of the Gulf and India later in the year. ANI

Gagan Narang conferred Khel Ratna award
Ace shooter Gagan Narang was on Monday conferred the country's highest sporting honour-the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award here today. ANI

Clarke has 'started really well' as new Oz captain: Ponting
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has said he has been impressed by Michael Clarke's performances as the new captain. ANI

Kiwis team to play more matches in Zimbabwe, Australia
New Zealand will play two Twenty20s, three One-Day Internationals and a Test match over 22 days during their cricket tour of Zimbabwe in October. ANI

Ponting backs appointment of Oz captain and coach as selectors
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting reckons that the appointment of the captain and coach to a five-man selection panel as a result of the 'Argus Review' will improve the condition of the country's cricket. ANI

Montgomerie thanks couple for œ100K boost to cancer centre
Golfer Colin Montgomerie has thanked a couple for pledging 100,000 pounds to build a new cancer centre in memory of his mother. ANI

Aussies get first look at Lanka Test venue
Australia will get their first look at the venue for the opening Test against Sri Lanka when they train at the Galle International Cricket Stadium on Monday. ANI

High on 'emotions', Nadal arrives at US Open
Despite injury worries and dominance by number one seed, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal has said his 'approach will not change' through the upcoming US Open. ANI

Blade runner makes history, qualifies for World Athletic Championships semi finals
Paralympic champion, Oscar Pistorius has made history after qualifying for the 400 metres semi finals at the World Athletic championships in Daegu, South Korea. ANI

Roman Abramovich rubs shoulders with Mittal at UK's most expensive street
Russian tycoon Roman Ambrovich has reportedly bought a 90-million-pounds mansion next to Britain's richest man Lakshmi Mittal in UK's most expensive street. ANI

Footie fans treated to 'romping couple' spectacle from hotel window
A romping couple in their hotel room entertained a football match crowd as they ignored the game on progress for the more interesting off-field performance that was visible to them from the hotel window. ANI

Zulqarnain disappointed at being overlooked for Pak domestic T20 event
Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has expressed disappointment at being ignored by Karachi and Multan for the season-opening domestic National Twenty20 tournament. ANI

BCCI needs to order Cricket Australia-style review: Ian Chappell
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell reckons that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should order a major review of its structure following the national team's 4-0 Test whitewash by England. ANI

Dhoni's hands are sore, says Paul Nixon
Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has said that looking at Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's current form behind the stumps, it can be said that he could be suffering from sore hands. ANI

England cricketers revel with 4 'head-tuner' blonde girls at nightclub
England cricketers were spotted indulging in sheer hedonism with blonde maidens at a nightclub following their 4-0 whitewash over India at the Oval. ANI

Kai 'lucky charm' for dad Rooney as his hat-trick helps Man U beat Arsenal
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen took son Kai to Premier League's one of the most highly anticipated matches that saw Rooney's side Man United thrashing Arsenal with an indisputable dominance. ANI

PCB chief hopeful of revival of India-Pakistan sporting ties
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has expressed optimism at the prospect of arranging a bilateral series with India. ANI

Scotland wins 'Homeless Football World Cup'
Scotland defeated Mexico 4-3 to lift the 'Homeless Football World Cup' at Stade-de-Liberte in France. ANI

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