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Baichung Bhutia confident of winning Independence Cup
Ace football player Baichung Bhutia has expressed confidence of winning the Independence Cup. ANI

Becks-Posh want baby no. 5!
He became a father for the fourth time just two weeks ago. Yet David Beckham has revealed he would like one more baby. ANI

Warnie accompanies girlfriend Liz Hurley for 'Gossip Girl' filming
Shane Warne yet again proved himself as a loyal boyfriend as he accompanied Elizabeth Hurley to the sets of 'Gossip Girl'. ANI

Pele caught in 2014 World Cup draw row
Brazilian football legend Pele is at the centre of a row ahead of tomorrow's 2014 World Cup draw. ANI

It was 'difficult' coming up against Man U and Ferguson: Beckham
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has admitted that it was "emotional" to play against Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson in New York. ANI

Manipur pugilist Kom determined to make the country proud at London Olympic Games
Five-time world champion in women's boxing, Mary Kom, has said she is determined to make the country proud at the 2012 London Olympic Games. ANI

Warner will play Tests sooner than later: Hughes
Australian Test opener Phil Hughes believes that fellow New South Wales cricketer David Warner will make the grade in the longer format of the game sooner than later. ANI

White bemused over Lyon's Oz Test selection for Sri Lanka tour
Australian Twenty20 captain Cameron White reckons that the door is open for "everyone" to earn a 'Baggy Green' following South Australia spinner Nathan Lyon's surprise selection for the upcoming Sri Lanka Test tour. ANI

Cricket Australia to review outdated contract system
Cricket Australia has said that it will review its outdated and cumbersome contract system following the continuing outcry over unfathomable decisions by its selectors. ANI

Tevez inching closer to joining Inter Milan
Manchester City skipper Carlos T‚vez's representative is due to be in Italy today to begin talks over a 40 million pound move to Inter Milan. ANI

Imogen Thomas bombarded with water on 'Hunks In Trunks'!
Imogen Thomas was attacked with a water bomb during her appearance on 'Hunks In Trunks' for This Morning in Great Yarmouth. ANI

Snubbed spinner Krejza believes Test call-up not far away
Snubbed Australia and Tasmanian off-spinner Jason Krejza believes he still has a chance of making it back to the Test squad, adding that he has been told by national selector Greg Chappell to put in more consistent performances in domestic cricket to make the national grade. ANI

Man City players claim they are 'underpaid' after Aguero's 38 m pounds offer
Manchester City is facing a rebellion from players, who are fuming after the club agreed to pay a record 38 million pounds for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero. ANI

FIFA will reconsider Qatar's 2022 WC hosting rights: Blatter
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has said he will reconsider the prospects for Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, if any evidence of corruption emerges from ongoing investigations. ANI

'Can't believe I have had 16 Grand Prix wins', says Hamilton
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton insists that he cannot believe he has notched up 16 wins in his 81-race career. ANI

Prior's remarkable revival complete as he returns to the scene of jelly bean 'scandal'
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior's remarkable comeback as an international cricketer is set to be complete as he steps on to the Trent Bridge's turf. ANI

Dhoni rules out Zaheer from Trent Bridge Test
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has confirmed that fast bowler Zaheer Khan will not be playing the second Test match against England here, starting on Friday (July 29), as he is yet to recover from his hamstring injury. ANI

'We will take medical advice on Tremlett before match,' says Strauss
Andrew Strauss, captain of the England cricket team, has said medical advice would be taken on fast bowler Chris Tremlett before deciding on his inclusion in the squad for the second test match to be played at Trent Bridge. ANI

Copeland has a big fan in McGrath
Test cricket's most successful fast bowler Glenn McGrath has welcomed the selection of New South Wales fast bowler Trent Copeland in the national squad and told him to ignore the public's demand for him to unleash express pace. ANI

Oz cricket insiders warn of Test Vs Big Bash clash during India tour
West Australia and Perth Scorchers coach Mickey Arthur has warned there will be "serious uprising" against Cricket Australia officials if the latter orders Big Bash franchises to withdraw Test fringe players such as Shaun Marsh from their first-choice team in order to play in a game of "little consequence" when India tours later in the year. ANI

Becks finds it 'hard' being away from family
David Beckham has revealed that he hates leaving his family. ANI

US Golf channel hits out at 'spoilt brat' McIlroy in furious Twitter row
A US golf channel has described Irish golfer Rory McIlroy as a 'spoiled brat' and 'childish and immature' after a row on Twitter escalated into a savage attack on his reputation in the US. ANI

Lanka tour is make or break for Australian cricket: Nielsen
Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen is of the view that the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka is a make or break for the squad led by Michael Clarke. ANI

Twelve spinners since Warne and counting, Nielsen backs cycle
Australia may have used 12 spinners in its international assignments since the retirement of leg-spinning great Shane Warne in 2007, but team coach Tim Nielsen is unapologetic about it, saying that the selectors are in a position to justify this alarming statistic. ANI

India's stubbornness on UDRS non-use will create controversy: Flower
India's stubborn refusal to adopt the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) will result in controversy sooner than later in the high-profile test series against England, feels host coach Andy Flower. ANI

Alcohol addicted Bobby Moore's son found dead
The son of England's World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore, Dean, 43, has been found dead in his flat. ANI

Becks flaunts athletic bod in his 'masculine' fragrance Homme ad
David Beckham has gone shirtless in an advertising campaign for his new 'masculine' fragrance David Beckham Homme. ANI

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