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Michael Hussey prays for some luck before Boxing Day Test match
The last two cricket series haven't been memorable ones for veteran Australian batsman Michael Hussey but he insists that he isn't out of form. ANI

Posh's haute couture dresses selling for 1500 pounds are made for just 60 pounds
Victoria Beckham's haute couture dresses worth 1,500 pounds are made for just 60 pounds per dress. ANI

Aussies may have no choice but to bat first on 'green' MCG pitch
Australia might have little choice but to bat first against India on Boxing Day. ANI

England still 'celebrating' over becoming World No 1 Test side, says skipper Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss has reckoned his side is still enjoying the success of becoming the top-ranked Test side. ANI

Collymore demands action against Twitter user for 'hang himself like Gary Speed' comment
English football pundit and former player Stan Collymore has called on Twitter to take action against a user, who suggested he should 'go hang himself like Gary Speed'. ANI

Indian batsman Dravid rejects comparison with Sehwag
Veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has rejected comparisons with opening batsman Virender Sehwag. ANI

Rooney can make a difference in title race: says Martinez
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez believes that if Rooney maintains his current form then Manchester United should be favorites to win the Premier league title this season. ANI

Australia will have to tame India's big four to win series: Jones
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has said that if Australia wants to win the forthcoming four-match Test series against India, it will have to keep the big four of the Indian batting order - Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S.Laxman and Virender Sehwag quiet. ANI

Sir Alex Ferguson defends decision to ban Suarez
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has defended the Football Association's decision to ban Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for making racially abusing Patrice Evra. ANI

Bangladesh needs Pak 'to lift struggling cricket outfit': BCB chief
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has said that Pakistan's support to develop the game in his country to the international standard is important. ANI

Ponting under pressure to retain place in squad after Marsh's BBL comeback
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is reportedly under pressure to retain his place in the squad after Shaun Marsh smashed an unbeaten 99 in the Big Bash League tournament to stake his claim for selection. ANI

Rooney's splash out ₤250,000 in a week's time
Wayne Rooney and his wife have reportedly splurged 250,000 pounds in just one week. ANI

Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard don't talk about having kids yet
Christine Bleakley has revealed that she and her fiance Frank Lampard do not discuss about having kids at the moment. ANI

Boris Becker and wife suck on son's pacifiers to entertain him
Boris Becker and his wife Lilly were spotted entertaining their son Amadeus by sucking on two of his pacifiers. ANI

Oz call up Hilfenhaus for the test series against India
Australia has opted for experience over youth for the Boxing Day Test match against India and included Ben Hilfenhaus rather than 21 year old Mitchell Starc. ANI

Ex-Oz bowler Whitney recalls Little Master Tendulkar's apprenticeship
Sachin Tendulkar enters the Boxing Day Test, his 17th in Australia, with a record that suggests he feels more at home here with each visit, but former Australian left-arm fast bowler Michael Whitney, who is now a television personality and commentator, recalls the Little Master's awesome maiden performance Down Under two decades ago. ANI

100th ton will relieve Tendulkar emotionally: Dhoni
India skipper MS Dhoni on Saturday said that batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's will be emotionally relieved when he scores his 100th century in Tests and one-day internationals. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger hints she may not return as US 'The X Factor' judge
Nicole Scherzinger has hinted that she might leave the music based reality show 'The X-factor' as she wishes to concentrate on her music. ANI

Wayne Rooney to gift wife Coleen stable block for Christmas
Wayne Rooney is reportedly planning to surprise his wife Coleen with a stable block for Christmas - to house her pony. ANI

John Terry's residence raided while he plays Premier League game
Chelsea captain John Terry's residence in Oxshott, Surrey was targeted by a group of attackers while he was playing a Premier League match against Tottenham Spurs. ANI

Clarke warns Oz players from crossing fair play line against India
Skipper Michael Clarke today said that his players will be aggressive towards India, but won't cross the line in the four-Test series starting on Monday. ANI

PCB invites Whatmore to discuss terms for becoming head coach
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Kolkata Knight Riders coach Dav Whatmore for a meeting to discuss terms for becoming the head cricket coach of the national cricket team. ANI

Nelson Mandela's daughter ordered to pay R62m for breaching boxing contract
Former South African president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi, has reportedly been ordered to pay Los Angeles boxing adviser Duane Moody about 62.1 million Rand (7.5 million dollars) for breaching a boxing contract. ANI

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