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Dope tested Mandeep Kaur claims innocence
Shamed after failing dope test conducted by the Indian Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), athlete Mandeep Kaur today claimed that she is innocent as for the charges of her consuming the banned anabolic steroid. ANI

Katich snapped up by Oz Twenty20 Big Bash team Perth Scorchers
Dumped Australian opener Simon Katich has been signed by the Perth Scorchers for this year's KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk engaged?
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend, Russian model Irina Shayk, were photographed this week wearing matching diamond bands on their right hands fueling speculation that they could be engaged and may tie the knot soon. ANI

Wayne Rooney in St Topez on yet another family trip
Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have indulged in yet another holiday break with son Kai, this time the destination being St Tropez in France. ANI

Darrell Hair calls for ICC action against Indian players over Daryl Harper criticism
Former Australian cricket umpire Darrell Hair is furious that Indian players were allowed to publicly criticize Daryl Harper without repercussions from the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

Federer's Wimbledon defeat denies Oxfam over 100,000 pounds
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer's shock Wimbledon defeat has denied Oxfam over 100,000 pounds it stood to gain had he won. ANI

Powell runs fastest 100 meters of year at Lausanne
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell ran the world's fastest men's 100meters of the year by clocking 9.78 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. ANI

Day before bout, Haye says he is ready to 'knock out' Klitschko
Boxing star David Haye has said he is ready to fight the Ukrainian giant Wladimir Klitschko in the epic clash on Saturday. ANI

Bradman's '250,000 dollar' baggy green cap fails to sell
A baggy green cap owned by Australian cricket legend Donald Bradman was passed in at an auction held in Melbourne. ANI

Cricket Australia giving 'bright and bold' makeover to Twenty20 Big Bash
Cricket Australia (CA) will soon reveal a new look for the Twenty20 Big Bash, saying that it will be unlike anything cricket fans have ever seen. ANI

Haye ready to fight till death with Klitschko
Worlod heavyweight champion David Haye has said that he could fight to the death with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko. ANI

Wenger all set to sign Gervinho
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has started rebuilding his team by signing Ivory Coast striker Gervinho, 24. ANI

Messi has still not proven his worth for Argentina: Kempes
Argentina legend Mario Kempes has said that Lionel Messi may be the best player in the world for his club, but he is yet to prove it for his country. ANI

Now, Ashley Cole buys œ2m LA 'love nest' to win back ex-wife Cheryl
Looks like Ashley Cole will try every possible means to win back ex-wife Cheryl as he has snapped up a two-million-pounds US pad and asked her to share it with him. ANI

Becks 'downloading Beatles for unborn daughter'
Seems like David Beckham is well preparing for the arrival of his first daughter with fashion designer wife Victoria next month by downloading 'The Beatles' songs in lullaby form. ANI

Wayne Rooney posts his 'cute' son Kai's pic on Twitter
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney recently posted a picture of his 'cute' 20-month-old son Kai on Twitter. ANI

'Love rat' Ryan Giggs flaunts wedding ring in friendly tennis match
Ryan Giggs seems to be in no mood to brood over the sex scandal with Imogen Thomas and sister-in-law Natasha that threw his marriage with wife Stacey in trouble, as he was spotted flaunting his wedding ring in a friendly tennis match with his pal in Mallorca. ANI

Saqlain asks Oz selectors to be patient in finding Warne's successor
Former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq is quickly becoming a spiritual mentor for Australia's current crop of spin bowlers. ANI

Murray to take home 2.6 million pounds if he wins Wimbledon
Andy Murray will take home 2.6 million pounds if he wins Wimbledon and becomes Britain's first men's winner for 75 years. ANI

Russian woman's football team plays in bikinis to draw crowds
A cash-strapped woman's football team in Russia has promised to play their next game in their bikinis in the hope to attract crowds. ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk flaunts stunning bikini bod
She is a Russian model living in New York with a Portuguese boyfriend based in Spain, and now, Irina Shayk is doing her bit for Germany by modeling for one of the country's biggest swimwear designers. ANI

Soccer players with superior skills not necessarily better overall: Oz study
A University of Queensland research team has concluded that soccer players with superior ability in areas such as passing accuracy or sprint speed do not necessarily achieve better overall performance on the pitch.wendolyn David, a doctoral researcher at the University of Queensland, said: "Athletic abilities measured in the lab were not associated with any measure of performance on the pitch ANI

Haye must knock out Klitschko: Lennox Lewis
Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis has said that British pugilist David Haye must knock out Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko when they meet for their bout in Hamburg tomorrow. ANI

ICC banned use of runners to prevent batsmen from cheating: Lorgat
International Cricket Council chief Haroon Lorgat has said that the decision to abolish use of "runners" in one-day international matches, as batsmen were using them to cheat. ANI

BBC launches device to reduce Wimbledon players' 'unwanted grunts'
A new device has been launched by the BBC that will help the armchair tennis lovers fade out the players' unwanted grunts on court, and turn up the volume of the commentators. ANI

Rafa is no cheat: Team Nadal
Rafa Nadal's camp has assured Andy Murray that their man will not resort to gamesmanship in today's Wimbledon semi-final. ANI

If Murray wins Wimbledon, he gets 2.6m pounds
British tennis champion Andy Murray will get a 2.6 million pound jackpot if he wins Wimbledon. ANI

Imogen Thomas' new tattoo that reads 'liars and cheats will never have my heart'!
Ryan Giggs' ex-mistress Imogen Thomas has made a confident move with a tattoo that would certainly send across a very bold message to her ex-lovers, lovers-to-be and her critics- 'Liars and cheats will never have my heart'. ANI

Hoping to win Wimbledon, Murray keeps match fit by eating 50 potions of sushi a day
Believe it or not, Wimbledon 2011 semi-finalist Andy Murray eats 50 portions of sushi a day as part of 6,000-calorie diet, and he hopes it will fuel him to title glory. ANI

Peter Crouch weds 6-yr-long girlfriend Abbey Clancy
After six years of romance, Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy have finally tied the knot in Leicestershire. ANI

Pak cricket fraternity welcomes ICC's decision of independent cricket governance
Former Pakistan cricketers and cricket administrators have welcomed the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision of ending political interference in the functioning of member boards saying it is a positive sign for the country's future in the sport. ANI

Nadal wants Andy to win Wimbledon
Ahead of their semi final clash, world number one Rafael Nadal has said he wants his opponent Andy Murray to win the Wimbledon title. ANI

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