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Ferrari, Red Bull quit Formula One body over costs cap
The resignation of Ferrari and Red Bull Racing in a dispute over cost cutting has rocked the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA). ANI

Relieved Capello as England avoids Euro 2012 Group of Death
Manager and coach Fabio Capello breathed a huge sigh of relief as England avoided a Euro 2012 Group of Death. ANI

Under fire manager Kean says ready to face Rovers Indian owners
Under fire manager Steve Kean has said that he has nothing to fear ahead of a showdown with Blackburn Rover's board on Monday. ANI

When QPR's Ferdinand was forced to flee home in terror
Queen's Park Ranger (QPR) defender Anton Ferdinand was forced to flee his home in terror just hours before facing Manchester City last month. ANI

Injury rules out Oz youngster Ben Cutting for a month
In the latest blow to Australia's injury-racked pace stocks, Queensland fast bowler Ben Cutting has been ruled out for a month due to a side strain. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger leaps in joy as her last contestant stays in X Factor
Nicole Scherzinger could not contain her joy and literally jumped on to her last remaining contestant on reality show, X Factor, as he managed to save himself from getting eliminated. ANI

Oz Test series against Kiwis, Indians taking a backseat to Big Bash makes no sense: Dean Jones
This Australian summer's peak times for TV will be all about the Big Bash (Twenty20) League, and with most of Cricket Australia's marketing budget spent on the event, Tests may hardly get a mention, feels former cricketer Dean Jones. ANI

Collingwood hopeful Australian, Indian stints can help him back into England's side
Paul Collingwood, who retired from Tests after the Ashes last winter, is hopeful that successful domestic stints in Australia and India can help him back into England's limited-overs side. ANI

McIlroy's US Open trophy seized by Chinese customs
Chinese customs officers have seized golf sensation Rory McIlroy's US Open trophy. ANI

Clarke's century puts Australia in command in Brisbane Test against New Zealand
Australian captain Michael Clarke hit a century while Brad Haddin and Ricky Ponting eased the pressure on their careers with half-centuries as their team took charge on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand in Brisbane on Saturday. ANI

Christine Bleakley 'thrilled' over Daybreak axe
Christine Bleakley has admitted that she is quite 'thrilled' about being axed from British television programme 'Daybreak' and looks forward to getting her life back. ANI

Ferguson backs Rooney to end his Premier League goal drought
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is backing ace striker Wayne Rooney to end his Premier League goal drought. ANI

Toure issues quit warning to Man City
Defender Kolo Toure has warned Manchester City that he could quit the club next month to join French side Paris St Germain if he is not played regularly. ANI

Petra Ecclestone dresses like tight budget student at Heathrow airport
Petra Ecclestone, who is the heiress to a billion pound fortune, looked dishevelled and sports dressed down like a scruffy student on a tight budget at the Heathrow airport in London. ANI

Cricket Australia delays return of Harris, Marsh
Cricket Australia has decided to delay the return of Ryan Harris until the second or third Test against India and placed Shaun Marsh on ice until the Boxing Day Test. ANI

Cricket Australia boss Sutherland wants ICC to review bad light rules
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland has called for a review of ICC rules on bad light after the second day of Australia's first Test against New Zealand ended in farcical circumstances yesterday. ANI

Overlooked Rixon to rejoin Australian team staff
Steve Rixon will rejoin the Australian team staff for next week's second Test in Hobart, putting aside the disappointment of being overlooked for the team's head coaching job. ANI

No missing millions in Cricket South Africa's coffers
There are no missing millions in the Cricket South Africa's coffers, a CSA official told a ministerial inquiry on Friday. ANI

Euro 2012: Amnesty warns UK footie fans about corrupt Ukraine police
England football fans going to Ukraine for Euro 2012 have been told to beware extortion and even torture by the corrupt local police. ANI

Family tragedy convinced ex-Kiwi pacer Danny Morrison to move to Australia
New Zealand's fifth highest Test wicket taker Danny Morrison (168 wickets in 48 Tests) has said that his sister's tragic suicide in 2006 and other family related problems were primarily responsible for his decision to move to Australia to do both commentary and cricket coaching. ANI

Adrian Sutil sweating on Formula One future
German racer Adrian Sutil hopes his Formula One future will be settled within the next fortnight. ANI

Becks bonds with Filipino street kids
David Beckham took time out from his hectic schedule to visit UNICEF Filipino children's shelter, where he bonded with the kids, sharing his experiences with them and getting to know how they are rebuilding their broken lives. ANI

Fears for Muhammad Ali as boxing legend 'hospitalised after falling unconscious'
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was admitted to hospital after falling unconscious at home just days after his frail appearance at the funeral for former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier. ANI

'Invincibles' legend Sam Loxton dies at 90
Cricket great Sam Loxton, a member of Australia's 1948 Invincibles team, has died at the age of 90. ANI

Kris Humphries wants prenup voided to tell truth about Kim Kardashian
Kris Humphries reportedly wants the pre-nuptial contract between him and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian voided, on the grounds that the couple were never married. ANI

Coleen Rooney, Abbey Clancy stand up for 'Desperate Scousewives'
WAGS Coleen Rooney and Abbey Clancy have spoken out in defense of the new reality TV show Desperate Scousewives. ANI

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