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Houllier to exit from Villa with 5m pound pay-off
Gerard Houllier left Aston Villa last night - with around five million pounds for nine months' work. ANI

Imogen Thomas launches foul-mouthed rant against WAG
Imogen Thomas continues to add to her series of Twitter rants, with her recent foul mouthed hurls at a WAG who criticized her for telling all of her affair with Manchester United star Ryan Giggs. ANI

Ecclestone determined to reinstate Bahrain Grand Prix into F1 calendar
Bernie Ecclestone seems determined to shoehorn the postponed Bahrain Grand Prix back into the Formula One calendar despite concerns from the teams that the season will stretch on for too long. ANI

CBS stands by '60 Minutes' Armstrong drug cheat report
American television network CBS has rejected a legal demand for an apology after claiming that former professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong was a drug cheat. ANI

Outrage over 'I'll let you shag my wife' banner in Oz Football League clash
The Australian Football League (AFL) has demanded an explanation from television network 'Channel Ten' after it aired footage of a supporter's banner inviting Geelong footballer Paul Chapman to have sex with his wife. ANI

Penalties imposed on tainted Pak trio for spot fixing "too lenient": Survey
The penalties handed down to the tainted Pakistani cricketers for their spot fixing offences are "too lenient", according to a survey of international players. ANI

Waqar terms Afridi's retirement from international cricket as 'tragic'
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis, who was reportedly at loggerheads with the then one-day international (ODI) captain Shahid Afridi during the recently concluded Caribbean tour, has expressed his disappointment over the all-rounder's retirement from international cricket. ANI

Double hat-trick hero spins himself into record books
A 15-year-old schoolboy bowler has put cricket lovers in a spin by claiming two hat tricks in the same innings. ANI

I cannot see myself ever playing in Premier League: Messi
Football ace Lionel Messi is ready to spend the rest of his career at Barcelona and can never see himself playing in the Premier League. ANI

Lescott describes Swiss team as "potential banana skin"
England defender Joleon Lescott has described Switzerland as a "potential banana skin" ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier on Saturday. ANI

Hiddink gives clearest hint of his return to Chelsea
Turkey coach Guus Hiddink has given the clearest hint that he favours a return to Chelsea. ANI

BMX rider in New Zealand performs world's first triple backflip stunt
A 24-year-old New Zealander has become the first person to do a triple backflip on a BMX bike. ANI

Dutch wheelchair tennis star's 416-match winning streak dwarfs Djokovic's run
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic's remarkable winning streak of 43 consecutive matches is nothing compared to that of Dutch wheelchair tennis player Esther Vergeer. ANI

Murray not fearful of facing Nadal on clay
After booking a French Open semi-final showdown with Rafa Nadal, British ace Andy Murray has said he is not afraid to face the World No.1 on his favourite surface. ANI

England 'super-tall' pace trio aiming 'bounce out' Lanka in Lord's Test
England fast bowlers Chris Tremlett, Steve Finn and Stuart Broad are preparing to hit the Sri Lankan team with a barrage of bouncers in the second Test at Lord's, which starts on Friday. ANI

'Mr Cricket' Hussey has an online doppelganger
After former AFL renegade Jason Akermanis went public this week with his bid to free jasonakermanis.com from the grip of an obstinate "domain parker", WAtoday.com.au can reveal that Australian cricketer Hussey also has an online doppelganger. ANI

Misbah-ul -Haq says he is not quitting Pak cricket captaincy
Pakistan cricket captain Misbah ul Haq has denied rumours that he has resigned from his post. ANI

CA told to dump one-day split innings after success of 2011 World Cup
The success of the 2011 World Cup in the Indian Subcontinent is all set to put an end to Cricket Australia's experiment of a split-innings limited overs competition. ANI

FA must 'build bridges' after FIFA failure: Vice-president
Britain's new FIFA vice-president has said the Football Association needs to "build bridges" following the fall-out from its failed attempt to force a postponement of FIFA presidential election. ANI

Hampshire club urges PCB to allow Afridi to play abroad
Englishcounty cricket club, Hampshire, has approached the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to allow Shahid Afridi to play abroad. ANI

New Zealand cricketers association mooting potential boycott of Champions League
The New Zealand Players' Association is mooting a potential boycott of Champions League in September by Auckland as they await unpaid prize money from last year's edition. ANI

Legend Shaquille O'Neal tweets his NBA retirement
Shaquille O'Neal has finally decided to call it quits via Twitter, ending one of the most colorful careers in NBA history that will surely culminate with a Hall of Fame induction. ANI

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