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ICC announces Y P Singh as new ACSU head
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the appointment of Y P Singh as the new Head of the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). ANI

Djokovic will be the one under pressure during French Open semi-final: Federer
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has said that World No.2 Novak Djokovic will face all the pressure in their French Open semi-final on Friday. ANI

Capello warns against complacency in Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland
England manager Fabio Capello has ordered his players to make sure that they end their season on a high by taking a massive step towards Euro 2012 by thrashing Switzerland in their Group G qualifier on Saturday. ANI

Crouch, Clancy agree to a pre-nuptial agreement
England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch and his fianc‚e Abbey Clancy have agreed to a pre-nuptial agreement - just five weeks ahead of their wedding. ANI

West Ham United appoints Allardyce as manager
West Ham United has appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal worth three million pounds, which also includes a seven-figure bonus for winning promotion. ANI

I don't like to lose, but you have to learn from defeat: Nadal
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has said that despite being the World No.1, he tries to learn from his defeats and use it to prepare better for other tournaments. ANI

Peugeot helps Pippa sizzle on centre stage at French Open
Pippa Middleton's charms got her what they call a 'freebie", courtesy leading car firm Peugeot, which sponsors the Paris tennis tournament. ANI

Blatter declares it his captain's duty to guide 'troubled' FIFA ship
Sepp Blatter has compared FIFA to a ship in "troubled waters" and declared himself the "captain" who will guide it back on to the "right route". ANI

Chuck Blazer not fired, survives sacking attempt: Concacaf
The executive committee the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has announced that Chuck Blazer has not been fired and will continue as its secretary general. ANI

It's spiltsville for Nadine Coyle and Jason Bell
Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has announced that she has broken up with her American footballer fianc‚e, Jason Bell on her official Twitter page. ANI

Liverpool keen to recruit Cameroon ace
Liverpool want to sign Cameroon's star winger Benjamin Moukandjo from Monaco. ANI

Barca yet to show interest in Fabregas: Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said Barcelona is yet to show any interest in skipper Cesc Fabregas. ANI

Zidane admits Scholes was his toughest rival
Former French football captain Zinedine Zidane has described retiring Manchester United and England football star Paul Scholes as one of his toughest rivals on the field. ANI

Man U must splash money on recruting key players: Rooney
England striker Wayne Rooney expects his club Manchester United to make major signings this summer in a bid to reclaim the Champions League crown. ANI

Six of England's 12-man squad for Lord's Test not born in England
England has named South Africa-born Jade Dernbach in their 12-man squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka at Lords. ANI

Coleen in Twitter slanging match for calling her 'orange' and Wayne 'ugly'
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen got into a slanging match on Twitter with a woman who branded her "orange" and called her hubby "ugly". ANI

Afridi hints at comeback while urging Zardari to urgently intervene in Pak cricket issues
Former captain Shahid Afridi has appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Patron-in-chief, to take control of national cricket to prevent it from delving into further crisis. ANI

Sacked Pak skipper Afridi denies violating code of conduct in any international tour
Former captain Shahid Afridi has rebuffed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt's remarks that he had violated any code of conduct, for which he was sacked as skipper. ANI

Pietersen's extra net session to combat left-arm spinner weakness
Ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka, England batsman Kevin Pietersen had an extra net session at Lord's against a left-arm spinner, suggesting that he may have accepted the growing weakness in his game following his dismissal in the first Test in Cardiff. ANI

Tottenham Hotspur stars won't be sold this summer, says Redknapp
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has said that none of his top players will be sold this summer. ANI

Imogen Thomas says she 'would never forgive a cheating husband'
Ex-Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas who had a seven-month fling with the married Premiership star Ryan Giggs has said she wouldn't be so forgiving if her husband cheated on her. ANI

Now, a three-sided football format on hexagonal pitch with three goals!
A unique football format is being experimented in Spain, in which three teams of 11 play against each other on a hexagonal pitch with three goals. ANI

Malouda asks Chelsea to give him new contract
Not certain about his future at Chelsea, Florent Malouda has asked the club to give him a new contract if they want him to stay. ANI

Cold War between Ferdinand and Capello ends
The cold war between ace defender Rio Ferdinand and England coach Fabio Capello is over after the two shook hands on Monday night. ANI

'Bradman chocolate chip cookies' fight may go to trial in August
Donald Bradman's son will have one last try at mediation before going to trial over exploitation of the cricket legend's name, the South Australian Supreme Court has been told. ANI

Oz selectors must stick by spinners, not dump them for success: Saqlain
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has urged Australian selectors to be patient with their spin bowlers. ANI

Rooney hails Scholes as best he has ever played with
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has hailed Paul Scholes as the best he has ever played with as the legendary midfielder announced his retirement. ANI

Anna Kournikova on 'clingy' romantic boat ride with Enrique Iglesias
Former tennis player Anna Kournikova who is set to star in the TV show 'The biggest loser', was spotted enjoying a romantic boat ride with her boyfriend Enrique Iglesias. ANI

Trott wins England cricketer of the year award
Jonathan Trott has been named England's Cricketer of the Year for his run-scoring feats over the past 12 months. ANI

'Pietersen working hard to solve his problems against left-arm spinners'
England coach Andy Flower has said that batsman Kevin Pietersen will solve his problems against left-arm spinners and score a number of runs. ANI

Pakistan witnesses 11th change in captaincy during Butt's tenure as PCB boss
The replacement of Shahid Afridi by Misbah-ul Haq as Pakistan's one-day international (ODI) skipper is the eleventh change in captaincy in all three formats of the game during Ijaz Butt's tenure as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman. ANI

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