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Barca is the best, but I'm indebted to Arsenal: Fabregas
Gunners skipper Cesc Fabregas has admitted that while Barcelona is the best football club in the world, he is still indebted and committed to Arsenal. ANI

Girls only go back to footballers' hotels for sex: Titus Bramble
English footballer Titus Bramble has said that when girls go back to a footballer's hotel, it is for sex. ANI

Edwin van der Sar will always be my inspiration: De Gea
Athletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea has said that Dutch vetran Edwin van der Sar will always be his inspiration at Manchester United when he replaces him at Old Trafford next season. ANI

'Single' Ashley Young revels with bikini-clad babes at pool party
Ashley Young went wild partying with girls just days after calling off his marriage. ANI

'Shaquille O'Neal sex tape behind assault, kidnap case just a bluff'
Former American basketball star Shaquille O'Neal's sex tape, which is currently at the center of a kidnapping and assault case, never actually existed, a Los Angeles court has been told. ANI

South Africa sports ministry asks for report in cricket irregular bonuses row
Aghast over reports of irregular allocation of bonuses to some staff members of Cricket South Africa (CSA), sports authorities are seeking an investigation report. ANI

Katich 'unfathomable' dumping by CA reeks of "blatant ageism": McGain
Former Australian leg-spinner Bryce McGain has described Cricket Australia (CA)'s decision to dump opening batsman Simon Katich from the latest list of 25 contracted players as "unfathomable", and the current selection processes "astonishing". ANI

England stars don't know who will replace Capello
England players will go into the Euro 2012 Finals not knowing who will replace Fabio Capello. ANI

Moody stars prevented Chelsea from winning Premier League title: Kalou
Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou has claimed that too many Blues stars sulked and were preoccupied with finding out who was in the side and who wasn't, and this prevented Chelsea from winning this year's Premier League title. ANI

Santos tells Chelsea that striker Ney is not for sale
Brazlian football club Santos has reportedly told Chelsea FC that they will be wasting their time trying to sign superstar Neymar. ANI

Barca on prowl for Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez
Barcelona are out to hijack Manchester United's deal for Udinese's Chile winger Alexis Sanchez. ANI

Real Madrid could be targeting Dzeko for summer signing
Real Madrid could sign Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko this summer. ANI

Pak cricketers Yousuf, Misbah differ on impact of T20 cricket on youth
Pakistan cricket captain Misbahul Haq and former captain Mohammad Yousuf have differed over the impact of Twenty20 internationals on young cricketers. ANI

Kiwi pacers get go ahead for Emerging Players tourney
New Zealand fast bowlers Ben Wheeler, Doug Bracewell and Trent Boult have been picked for the A squad that will contest the upcoming Emerging Players tournament. ANI

Chelsea FC offers upto œ25m for Tottenham striker Modric
Chelsea has stunned Tottenham with a 22-million-pound bid for striker Luka Modric, and is reportedly ready to raise the bar to 25 million pounds. ANI

Rooney heading to Glastonbury festival for boozing session
It has emerged that Wayne Rooney, who had recently undergone a hair transplant, would be heading to Glastonbury festival for boozing sessions. ANI

NFL probing why p*rn event used players in advertisements
Attorneys of the National Football League (NFL) are investigating why a p*rn industry event used several NFL players in its advertisements. ANI

Glenn McGrath, wife Sara slam second wedding claims
Former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath and wife Sara have lashed out at a women's magazine, which claimed that the couple are planning a second wedding in Italy. ANI

'Li Na's historic French Open triumph to boost women's tennis in China'
Women's tennis is preparing for a boom in China following Li Na's historic French Open win, according to Eastbourne International tennis tournament's chief marketing officer Andrew Walker. ANI

Doting dad Brett Lee's day out with son Preston
Looks like Brett Lee, who had vowed that he would not let his cricket commitments come before daddy duties again, has kept his promise. ANI

Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley engaged
England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has got engaged to his girlfriend, TV presenter Christine Bleakley. ANI

Giggs launches legal action against Brit tabloid over phone hacking
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has launched legal action against 'The News of the World' over claims that his mobile phone was hacked by the British tabloid, his lawyer has said. ANI

'Mainstay' Drogba still needed at Chelsea: Gourlay
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will not be leaving the club this season, according to the club's chief executive Ron Gourlay. ANI

Hamilton won't leave McLaren as long as they have competitive F1 car
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he will not quit the team as long as they give him a championship winning car. ANI

Natasha Giggs fuels pregnancy rumours
The sister-in-law of Ryan Giggs - with whom the Manchester United player had an eight-year fling - has sparked speculation that she might be pregnant as she jetted back to Britain sporting a mummy tummy. ANI

'Cheating' Natasha Giggs tells hubby Rhodri: 'You're as bad as me!'
Natasha Giggs, who had fled to Spain after confessing to her husband Rhodri about her eight-year affair with brother Ryan, is apparently pleased with reports that Rhodri had cheated on her too. ANI

Afridi withdraws petition against PCB
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has withdrawn the petition he filed against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) before the Sindh High Court (SHC). ANI

US Congresswoman Giffords released from hospital
More than five months after being shot in the head during a political event, US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been released from a Houston rehabilitation hospital where she had been relearning how to walk and talk. ANI

Strauss hopes its his time to 'come to the party' during Rose Bowl Test
Captain Andrew Strauss has become the latest England batsman to come under the microscope as he attempts to recapture his magic century-making touch. ANI

Sangakkara decided to captain Sri Lanka after 'considering the needs of the side'
Kumar Sangakkara has revealed how he was persuaded to lead Sri Lanka again, just 10 weeks after quitting. ANI

London 2012 Olympic tickets held back from Libya to keep Gaddafi loyalists out
The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games has withheld hundreds of tickets apparently meant for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime after the dictator's son ordered them through committee connections. ANI

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