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Tennis star Simona Halep's fans bemoan loss of her 34DD bust!
Romanian tennis player Simona Halep's decision to reduce her 34DD br**ts to a more modest 34C left many of her fans heartbroken. ANI

Ashley Cole's teammate leaves Surrey pad to make way for ex-Cheryl
Ashley Cole is confident that he will win ex-wife Cheryl back and so former Chelsea team-mate Michael Woods -who was crashing at the Coles' marital mansion - moved out "to make way for the missus". ANI

Wimbledon chief slams 'distracting' loud tennis players
Tennis players who grunt too loudly are putting off their opponents and spoiling the game for the millions of spectators, All England Lawn and Tennis Club chief executive Ian Ritchie has said. ANI

Grandfather says Murray got tennis skills 'from him'
Andy Murray's grandfather Roy Erskine has jokingly revealed that the British No. One got his talent for tennis from him. ANI

Morgan appointed England Twenty20 vice-captain
Eoin Morgan has been appointed as the vice-captain of the England Twenty20 side and is on standby to lead the team at Bristol on Saturday should Stuart Broad fail to recover from a heel injury in time. ANI

Murray keen to learn from McIlroy about unlocking winning mentality
British tennis champion Andy Murray is keen to meet up with US Open golf champion Rory McIlroy after Wimbledon to talk to him about unlocking a winning mentality. ANI

Wright wants to avoid public drawn out process of selecting a Kiwi skipper
Coach John Wright hopes the very public, drawn-out process to appoint Ross Taylor as New Zealand cricket captain is never repeated. ANI

Patel returns to England ODI squad with less weight and better attitude
Samit Patel's recall to England's one-day and Twenty20 squads after more than two years is evidence that he has made an effort to engage in the fitness and dietary requirements expected of an international cricketer. ANI

Imogen Thomas being lined up for string of ad deals
Former 'Big Brother' contestant Imogen Thomas, who allegedly had a secret affair with Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, is apparently going great guns career wise, with advertisers lining up to sign her for their new campaigns. ANI

Frank Lampard's no Ryan Giggs, says Christine Bleakley's mum
Christine Bleakley's mother has said that she approves of her daughter's fiance Frank Lampard because 'he's no Ryan Giggs'. ANI

Afridi eyeing international cricket comeback
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who had retired last month following clashes with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has now said that he will try to make an international cricket comeback after improvement in the cricket board's management. ANI

PCB to review players' central contracts list
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will hold a meeting to review the list of the board's centrally-contracted players. ANI

Hilfenhaus will regain his threatening pre-Ashes form: Paine
Australia's A skipper Tim Paine has said that fellow Tasmanian Ben Hilfenhaus will regain his threatening pre-Ashes bowling form on the team's tour of Zimbabwe. ANI

Rio Ferdinand surrounded by star-struck fans in Cyprus
Manchester United ace Rio Ferdinand who is holidaying in Paphos, Cyprus, has found himself surrounded by a group of star-struck fans. ANI

Pak to protest Champions League Twenty20 snub
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to raise the issue of its continued snub from the Champions League Twenty20 at the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual meeting later this month in Hong Kong. ANI

Wright hopes McCullum will accept Taylor's deputy job
New Zealand coach John Wright hopes that Brendon McCullum will accept the job as Ross Taylor's deputy. ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo and girlfriend Irina Shayk holidaying in Turkey
It has emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Irina Shayk have jetted off to Turkey to take a break from their busy lives. ANI

Many England fans will "never forgive" Maradona: Waddle
Footballer Chris Waddle has said that he understands why the nation still hates Argentine star Diego Maradona, on the 25th anniversary of the infamous 'Hand of God'. ANI

Man City makes bid to snatch Sanchez
Manchester City is trying to wrestle Alexis Sanchez from the grasp of Barcelona last night. ANI

Ashley Cole set to woo ex Cheryl by buying pet pooch for her b'day
It has emerged that England ace footballer Ashley Cole is planning to woo his ex-wife Cheryl by buying her a chihuahua puppy for her birthday. ANI

Adnan wishes to see Akmal brothers play together for Pak
Pakistan wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal has said he wants all three Akmal brothers (himself, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal) to play for Pakistan at the same time. ANI

Ashley Cole's ex lap-dancer girlfriend to star in 'Big Brother'
Former lap-dancer Sarah Purnell, an ex-girlfriend of love rat footballer Ashley Cole, is being lined up to go into the new Channel 5 show 'Big Brother'. ANI

McCullum accepts captaincy snub, vows to keep playing for New Zealand
New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has taken losing the captain's job to Ross Taylor in his stride, and has vowed to keep on playing for the team. ANI

Mishra fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Indian player Amit Mishra has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica. ANI

Fabregas putting pressure on Arsenal for move to Barca
Captain Cesc Fabregas is putting pressure on Arsenal to let him go for less than 35.5 million pounds, according to Barcelona president Sandro Rosell. ANI

Chelsea close to signing Villas-Boas of Portos
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has paid a record 13.25 million pounds to release Villas-Boas from his job as Porto boss, and the latter was in London last night sorting out the final details of his switch. ANI

'I tried to help firemen put off flames at Newport Inn Cricket Club': Gower
Cricket legend David Gower has said that he had tried to help firemen put out a fire that destroyed a pavilion at his local club on Monday. ANI

Swann calls Samit Patel an "idiot"
Indian-origin cricketer Samit Patel has been described by teammate Graeme Swann as an "idiot" after his re-call to the England squad. ANI

Natasha Giggs threatens to kill traitor pal who exposed her affair with Ryan
Ryan Giggs' sister-in-law has revealed that she has found out the identity of the pal who exposed her eight-year affair with the Manchester United ace, and has threatened to kill the 'little rat bitch'. ANI

PCB reluctant to support Amir over ICC ban breach
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly hesitating to extend any support to fast bowler Mohammad Amir, whose five-year ban for involvement in spot-fixing could be extended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he allegedly violated the terms and conditions of his ban by turning up in a club game in England. ANI

Paine backs Hughes to play his natural game to get into Oz Test squad
Australia A captain Tim Paine has backed unorthodox Phil Hughes to play his natural, free-flowing game to become Shane Watson's Test opening partner. ANI

Pakistan to 'host' Sri Lanka and England in UAE
Pakistan will play their next 'home' cricket series against Sri Lanka and England in the United Arab Emirates. ANI

Nobody in Oz trusts Shane Warne, finds a new survey
Cricketer Shane Warne has emerged as the least trusted person in Australia in a new annual survey that was conducted by the Reader's Digest. ANI

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