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Man U striker Balotelli condemned for wearing 'violent' tee
Manchester City's Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been criticized by a leading anti-knife campaign group for wearing a T-shirt glorifiying violence during a training session. ANI

Arsenal eyeing signing Inter Milan midfielder Thiago Motta
Arsenal is now looking to sign Inter Milan midfielder Thiago Motta after the Italians beat them in the race for Velez Sarsfield midfielder Ricardo Alvarez. ANI

Man U will overhaul Barcelona as world's top team: Neville
Manchester United legend Gary Neville reckons that Sir Alex Ferguson's men will overtake Barcelona as the best team in the world. ANI

Newly engaged Christine Bleakley gets broody on 'Daybreak'
Seems like Christine Bleakley, who has just got engaged to English football ace Frank Lampard, is already thinking about babies. ANI

Button desperate to add British Grand Prix trophy in his cabinet
McLaren driver Jenson Button is desperate to win Sunday's British Grand Prix having never even finished on the podium in 11 attempts. ANI

New Zealand women's cricket team beats India in Southgate ODI
New Zealand women's cricket team defeated India by 39 runs in the final round-robin match of a quadrangular ODI series played at Southgate, England. ANI

It was 'very difficult' to leave Arsenal and join Manchester City: Gael Clichy
French footballer Gael Clichy has confessed that quitting Arsenal for Manchester City was the toughest decision of his life.lichy admitted that he had mixed emotions as he deliberated over his seven million pounds move. ANI

Man U likely to sign Inter Milan midfielder Sneijder
Manchester United's hopes of signing midfielder Wesley Sneijder have been given a boost after Inter Milan revealed that they could be prepared to sell him this summer. ANI

Red Bull boss says 'champs' Hamilton and Vettel can never gel as team partners
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner reckons that any partnership between reigning Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and McLaren star Lewis Hamilton would not work. ANI

India, Pakistan yet to decide who'll host 2012 bilateral cricket series
It is yet to be decided whether India or Pakistan will host the Indo-Pak cricket series in 2012. ANI

Glenn McGrath remarries his wife in top-secret ceremony in Sicily
Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath and his wife Sara Leonardi have revealed that they were remarried in a top-secret ceremony in Sicily. ANI

Intikhab blames 'small cabal of players' for damaging Pak cricket
A small cabal of Pakistani cricketers had interfered in the team's management, leaked confidential information and contributed to a divisive culture, Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has said. ANI

Sri Lanka's Sports Minister orders probe into Sangakkara's diatribe against board
Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has ordered a probe into wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara's comments that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was populated by "partisan cronies". ANI

Soon, change your bicycle's gears using your brainwaves!
Bored with bikes that have heavy beach-cruiser frames and awkward shifting mechanisms? Don't worry, as a concept bicycle is on the way. ANI

Axing from Oz team for Sri Lanka ODI series 'kick in the guts': Cameron White
Australian all-rounder Cameron White has described his omission from the 14-man squad for next month's ODI series against Sri Lanka as a "kick in the guts". ANI

Rio Ferdinand suffered 'catcalls' over tabloid story of his romp
Married footballer Rio Ferdinand has told the London court that he suffered 'catcalls' in the street after a tabloid ran a story about his romps with a girl. ANI

Pietersen backs England's misfiring 'six world-class batsmen' to come good
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has defended his team's malfunctioning ODI batting line-up as "six world-class batsmen" worthy of support. ANI

Football fans reckon Everton has 'scored own goal' with 'worst ever' new kit.
Football fans reckon that the Everton has scored an own goal with their new kit. ANI

Ashley Cole bans ex Cheryl's mum from moving back in with them
Footballer Ashley Cole, who has blamed his former wife Cheryl's mother for the breakdown of his marriage, has banned his mother-in-law from moving back in with the couple following their reconciliation. ANI

Clarke backs 'dumped' White to break back into Oz ODI squad
Australian Test and ODI captain Michael Clarke is confident that 'dumped' all-rounder Cameron White will break back into the ODI team soon. ANI

Manchester City set to sign Nasri for 19 million pounds
Two days after capturing Arsenal defender Gael Clichy, Manchester City is now poised to sign midfielder Samir Nasri in a 19 million pounds deal. ANI

PCB clears Afridi to play in Sri Lankan Premier League
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it had given clearance to former captain Shahid Afridi for taking part in the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League starting later this month. ANI

Apologetic Button looking to perform and win at British Grand Prix
Formula One 2009 champion Jenson Button wishes to apologise to the British fans for making the annual pilgrimage to Silverstone and always failing to win silverware at the event. He, however, hopes to win this weekend. ANI

'Warrior-like enforcer' Broad still one of the best bowlers in England, says Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann is convinced that it would be a huge mistake to drop 'warrior-like' fast bowler Stuart Broad from the starting XI for today's fourth ODI against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge. ANI

Man City sick of whole Tevez saga, ready to let him go
Coach Roberto Mancini wants captain and key striker Carlos Tevez out of Manchester City as soon as possible. ANI

Ashley Cole to shell out 10m pounds to fulfill Cheryl's demands as conditions for re-marriage
Re-marrying his ex-wife Cheryl will cost English footballer Ashley Cole a whole fortune. ANI

Somerset spinner Suppiah sets new 20-20 bowling record
Somerset's British-Malaysian spinner Arul Suppiah took world-record Twenty20 figures of 6-5 in a five-wicket victory away to Glamorgan Dragons in Cardiff on Tuesday.uppiah's record figures - which bettered Sohail Tanvir's 6-14 for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League in May 2008 - came from 3.4 overs as all 10 Glamorgan wickets fell to Somerset spinners. ANI

ICC, not BCCI, should dictate cricket's path: Michael Holding
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has criticized the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for having too much power in world cricket and dictating to the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

Oz selectors dump White for Sri Lanka ODI series, Marsh recalled
Australian all-rounder Cameron White has been dropped from the 14-man squad for next month's ODI series against Sri Lanka. ANI

BBC says sorry for 'over-talking' Wimbledon commentators
The BBC has apologised after viewers complained about "over-talking" by its commentary team during Wimbledon. ANI

Lanka coach jibe could see England's Broad fired up for fourth ODI
England fast bowler Stuart Broad appears to fired up for the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka today, after the visitor's coach, Stuart Law, waved a red rag in his direction. ANI

Injured Tiger Woods pulls out of The Open Championship
American golf legend Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will miss The Open Championship, which begins on July 14 at Royal St George's, England, because of his troublesome knee injury. ANI

Mayweather eyes 2012 boxing clash with Amir Khan
Boxer Amir Khan has been offered a possible showdown with superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior next year. ANI

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