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Going to IPL was not an option for popular Pak-origin Usman Khawaja
After making his Test debut last year, New South Wales middle order batsman Usman Khawaja could have taken the popular road to India and accepted a gilt-edged IPL contract, but did not, as he felt that his cricket education was incomplete and needed to fine tuned further with a stint in English county cricket. ANI

Female football mascot sacked for 'saucy shoot' gets her job back
The mascot of Doncaster Rovers Football Clubho was sacked for posing in her lingerie, has been reinstated as the club's mascot Donny Dog. ANI

Fascinating to share dressing room with Tendulkar: Franklin
New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin has said that he considers himself fortunate to have shared a dressing room with Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar during this year's Indian Premier League. ANI

Franklin wants Black Cap top-20 call-up
All-rounder James Franklin is hoping to be in New Zealand Cricket's chosen top 20. ANI

Inter-Milan wants Chelsea to pay œ33 m for Sneijder
Italian club Inter Milan have told Chelsea they want 33 million pounds for Wesley Sneijder. ANI

All- American racing car of the future unveiled
Deltawing has unveiled an all-American racing car of the future which is set to compete at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. ANI

'I will still race my heart out the way I do,' says Hamilton
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has vowed not to give up his thrilling track tactics even though he knows it could land him in more hot water. ANI

Turner, Cairns dropped from New Zealand Cricket selection panel
Former New Zealand cricketers Glenn Turner and Lance Cairns have been dropped from a slimmed-down New Zealand Cricket (NZC) selection panel, while Mark Greatbatch has retained his job in an interim role. ANI

Button refuses to be downbeat despite a disappointing McLaren season
McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button insists that the championship title is not yet out of his reach, despite Red Bull rival Sebastian Vettel's spectacular season so far. ANI

Fabregas' arrival at Barcelona will not affect me and Xavi: Iniesta
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has told Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas that there is plenty of room for him in the Spanish football team. ANI

Vaughan calls for consistent use of Umpire Decision Review System
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has said the Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) must show more willingness to try the controversial Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS). ANI

'If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys', says 'dumped' Katich
Australian opening batsman Simon Katich has criticized the "inconsistent" policies of Cricket Australia (CA)'s selection panel. ANI

I feared for life in my homeland Congo: Fabrice Muamba
England footballer Fabrice Muamba has said he turned his back on his homeland Congo because he feared for his life. ANI

'Pup' Clarke's ex, Lara Bingle is now 'dear' to singer Jason Derulo
Singer Jason Derulo has revealed that Oz cricket captain, Michael Clarke's ex, Lara Bingle, inspired most of his love songs on his second album, 'Future Music' and added that she is dear to him. ANI

Ryan Giggs' cheating sis-in-law 'wants to apologize to his devastated wife'
Ryan Giggs' sister-in-law, who bedded the Premier League star while married to his younger brother Rhodri, is bitterly regretting the heartache she has caused, and wants to apologize to his devastated wife, her pals have revealed. ANI

New Zealand women's cricket captain Watkins plans to quit
New Zealand women's cricket captain Aimee Watkins has said that the upcoming tour to Australia and England would be the last of her decade-long international cricket career. ANI

Rooney hooker in hospital after drug overdose
Jenny Thompson, who came into the limelight following her sessions with Wayne Rooney, was rushed to hospital after a suspected Valium overdose. ANI

Real star Benzema being investigated over p*rn photo sent to teen girl
Soccer star Karim Benzema is being investigated over a p*rn photo, allegedly sent to a 14-year-old girl. ANI

Australia to implement 10-year jail term law to deter match-fixers
Australia will soon implement anti-match-fixing laws, which call for ten-year jail terms for guilty parties. ANI

UK Premier League bosses barely last longer than two years
UK Premier League bosses now last an average of just two years at a club, a study has revealed. ANI

IPL has helped to heal India-Oz 'Monkey Gate' wounds: Clarke
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke believes that the interaction between Indian and Australian cricketers in the Indian Premier League has helped to reduce the bitterness of the 2007-08 "Monkey Gate" series Down Under. ANI

UK boxer David Haye threatens to do a 'Rocky Balboa' on Klitschko
British boxer David Haye has threatened to do a 'Rocky' on Ukrainian rival Wladimir Klitschko during their world title unification clash in Hamburg, Germany, next month. ANI

PCB blames Afridi for blowing tiff out of proportion
Commenting on the standoff between the Pakistan Cricket Board and Shahid Afridi, a PCB official has said that the board never wanted the matter to become personal, but the former captain himself "blew things out of proportion". ANI

UK club Blackburn's Indian owners want œ25 m for Jones transfer to Man U
Venky's, the Indian owners of UK Premier League club Blackburn have said that they want 25 million pounds from Manchester United for defender Phil Jones. ANI

Ryan Giggs faces jail for lying about affairs in winning gagging order
Ryan Giggs could face jail if he is found to have misled judges about his happily married family man status in order to obtain an injunction to cover up his alleged affair with glamour girl Imogen Thomas. ANI

Natasha Giggs was nicknamed Ring 'n' Ride by string of footie ace lovers
Natasha Giggs was nicknamed Ring 'n' Ride by her string her football lovers, as she used to be just one call away from "dropping everything" for sex, it has been revealed. ANI

Ryan Giggs 'to get sex therapy in bid to rebuild shattered family life'
Shamed Man Utd star Ryan Giggs is so desperate to save his marriage to Stacey that he is said to have told her that he will seek professional help for his sex addiction. ANI

PCB-Afridi court tussle will open 'embarrassing can of worms' for Pak cricket: Analyst
The ongoing court hearing into the standoff between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and ex-captain Shahid Afridi is going to be "bad for Pakistan's reputation" because a "lot of hidden facts" will come out of the closet, a popular cricket commentator and analyst has said. ANI

Sharapova shows off her washboard abs in sizzling sports bra shoot
Tennis queen Maria Sharapova has long been known for her pretty face and her oomph factor so required for success in modeling, and the former world No. 1 used it to good measure to sizzle in her new Nike's 'Make Yourself' campaign, where she posed in a tiny sports bra alongside a bevy of fellow female sports stars. ANI

Germany's WC women football team poses for 'raunchy' Playboy photo shoot
Just weeks before the kickoff of the Women's World Cup, five players on Germany's national football team have participated in raunchy photo shoot for Playboy magazine. ANI

Police find 'tracker' in John Terry's car
Brtish detectives have found the tracking device fitted into English footballer John Terry's Range Rover after he contacted police over concerns that he was being stalked. ANI

Oz skipper Clarke gears up for biggest challenges of his cricket career
As Australia's 43rd Test captain, Michael Clarke knows that it can be lonely at the top, and therefore, has spent the past fortnight on a self-imposed boot camp, pushing himself to run up deserted hills and to train more intensely than he has in the past to meet what he describes as the greatest challenge of his cricketing life. ANI

ECB launches investigation into Aamer's appearance for local cricket team
The England and Wales Cricket Board has launched an investigation into banned Pakistani bowler Mohammad Aamer's appearance for a village side, and sought a 'full written explanation from the club' in this regard. ANI

Axed Katich advised to sue Cricket Australia under age discrimination laws
Axed Australian opener Simon Katich and his management have reportedly been advised by his legal team to sue Cricket Australia under Australia's age discrimination laws. ANI

Some UK Premier League stars more interested in flashy life than playing football: Van Persie
Some Premier League stars are more interested in flash cars than putting everything into the job for which they are paid for handsomely, feels Arsenal striker Robin van Persie. ANI

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