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Wozniacki talks of global warming to rid her of her 'boring' press conference tag
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki has hit back at tennis reporters at the Australian Open, some of whom have found her post-match press conferences "boring". ANI

Liverpool offers 4.5 million pounds for Blackpool skipper
Charlie Adam will hand in a transfer request as Liverpool steps up their efforts to get the Blackpool skipper. ANI

Pele not in support of West Ham's 2012 Olympic Stadium bid
Football legend Pele is not in support of West Ham's bid to move to the 2012 Olympic Stadium. ANI

Wozniacki defends her World No.1 status despite absence of Grand Slam crown
Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has defended her World No.1 status as the debate about the number of women who attain the status without winning a Grand Slam tournament continues. ANI

Red-hot Watson eyeing big bucks in India from endorsements
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson's good form has increased his demand in India, where his profile has skyrocketed since steering Rajasthan Royals to a title and being named player of the IPL in its inaugural season in 2008. ANI

Bagging 'low priced' Vidic best piece of business I've done in 24 years:Ferguson
Manchester United boss has called defender Nemanja Vidic a warrior, as the skipper marks the fifth anniversary of his debut at Old Trafford this week. ANI

Ashley Cole 'splits from Kayla Collins'
Ashley Cole and Kayla Collins have apparently have ended their relationship after just five weeks of dating. ANI

Clijsters, Zvonareva sail into round four of Australian Open
World No.3 Kim Clijsters powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open by beating Frenchwoman Alize Cornet on Saturday. ANI

Not sending Marsh to World Cup means sending wrong batsmen: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has applauded Shaun Marsh for his timely innings which saved the Australian team from another humiliation at the hands of England. ANI

Murray crushes Lopez to storm into last 16 of Australian Open
World No. 5 Andy Murray crushed Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in straight-sets to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. ANI

Parore prefers McCullum to Taylor as new Black Caps skipper post Vettori
Former wicketkeeper Adam Parore is in favour of Brendon McCullum to take over as the new captain of New Zealand in place of batsman Ross Taylor. ANI

Youzhny and Tsonga out of Australian Open, Soderling storms into round four
Tenth seed Mikhail Youzhny and 2008 runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the Australian Open on Saturday. ANI

PCB yet to receive any call from runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain
Following runaway Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider's claim that the Pakistan Cricket Board was withholding his dues, the PCB has said it has not received any call from him. ANI

Pakistan can't be ruled out of World Cup title contention: Ramiz Raja
Pakistan cannot be ruled out of the title contention for the ICC World Cup 2011, which starts on February 19, Pakistani cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja has said. ANI

Allan Donald gives reverse swing lessons to Kiwi bowlers ahead of 2011 World Cup
Legendary South African fast bowler Allan Donald, who took over as New Zealand bowling coach, unraveled the mysteries of reverse swing in his first lesson to Kiwi bowlers at the Basin Reserve nets. ANI

Doherty to replace injured Hauritz for next two ODIs against England
Tasmanian spinner Xavier Doherty will replace injured Nathan Hauritz for the next two one-day internationals against England. ANI

Masur defends Venus Williams shock retirement from Australian Open
Australian tennis great Wally Masur has defended Venus Williams after the former world No.1's shock retirement from the Australian Open on Friday night due to injury. ANI

Manchester United will allow 'under performing' Michael Carrick to leave
Manchester United will allow Michael Carrick, who has just 18 months left on his contract, to leave by the summer, as there are no plans to offer him a new one. ANI

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp 'mugged and pick-pocketed' in Madrid
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was pick-pocketed at a football match between Atletico and Real at Madrid in Spain on Thursday. ANI

'Gatecrashing Oz teen' now tells Clarke to 'hit the nets' to overcome form slump
Victorian teenager Daniel Brew has advised Australia's stand-in skipper Michael Clarke to hit the nets for two days to work on his game in a bid to lift himself out of his form slump. ANI

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