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England looks forward to taking on India in World Cup 2011
England is looking forward to playing India at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Sunday. ANI

Gattuso fears getting '37,000 slaps' at White Hart Lane
AC Milan skipper Gennaro Gattuso, who has been accused of sparking a bitter touchline bust-up in the San Siro with Tottenham's deputy coach Joe Jordan, fears that he will get '37,000 slaps' if he steps foot inside White Hart Lane. ANI

Scholes agrees to new one-year deal with Man U
Midfielder Paul Scholes has informed Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson that he will sign a new one-year deal. ANI

Not certain about Tevez staying at Man City: Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that he does not know how long ace striker Carlos Tévez will stay at the club, after player's agent Kia Joorabchian claimed that the Argentine would be happy to rejoin Brazilian side Corinthians. ANI

Lara Dutta cheers hubby Mahesh Bhupathi at Dubai tennis match
Newlywed Bollywood actress Lara Dutta was seen cheering her husband Mahesh Bhupathi during a tennis match in Dubai. ANI

Terry adamant that Premier League crown is not yet Man U's
Chelsea skipper John Terry has said that his team is ready to test Manchester United and refused to concede the Premier League crown. ANI

Champions League: Fergie knows his Man U stars are unbeatable
Manchester United stars have shown why coach Alex Ferguson has such great faith in them. ANI

England must put in an improved performance against India: Strauss
Skipper Andrew Strauss has warned his England team mates to consider putting in an improved performance against India on Sunday here, especially on the bowling front. ANI

Pakistan's cricketing isolation can end in October
Pakistan can come out of cricketing isolation in October if Sri Lanka, who were targeted in a deadly terror attack in Lahore two years ago, agree to tour the troubled country. ANI

Akram offers to help Pak pacers Junaid, Wahab during World Cup 2011
Former Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram has offered his services to the national team management to help groom two left-arm pacers in Pakistan's World Cup squad- Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz. ANI

Nothing better than silencing Indian crowd: Swann
Ahead of Sunday's India-England World Cup clash in Bangalore, England off-spinner Graeme Swann has said that there is no better sound than the silence of an Indian crowd. ANI

Clarke not concerned about criticism over his inability to clear boundary
Michael Clarke, who has hit three half-centuries on the trot to overcome the Ashes nightmare, is not concerned about the criticism over his inability to reach or clear the boundary as often as many of his teammates in the ODIs. ANI

Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk sports unshaven legs in LA
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend, Irina Shayk, sported unshaven legs as she left the set of a talk show in Los Angeles. ANI

Now, online cricket experience in a new form
Bengaluru, Feb.24,(ANI-Business Wire India): Cricket fans can now access web portal, which shows live cricket scores in a multilingual format. The site also provides a robust interactivity platform for its visitors and is in line to produce animated movies on cricketing events. ANI

Colonel Gaddafi personally ordered Lockerbie bombing: Ex- Justice Minister
Libya's former Justice Minister Mustafa Mohamed Abdel-Jalil has said Colonel Gaddafi personally ordered the Lockerbie attack which resulted in deaths of 270 innocent people. ANI

'Upset' Rajapaksa gets Sri Lanka World Cup song dropped
Broadcasters in Sri Lanka have stopped playing a song backing the country in the Cricket World Cup after President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed his disapproval of the lyrics over fears that it might cause offence to other competitors. ANI

Punter avoids hit in pocket from ICC for striking TV screen in anger
Australia captain Ricky Ponting will not be fined or suspended over a dressing-room incident during his team's World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad in which he 'accidentally' damaged a TV. ANI

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