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Indian rower to attend International Olympic Academy session in Greece
India's ace rower player Shruti Kamath had been selected to attend International Olympic Academy's 51st International Session for Young Participants in Olympia, Greece. ANI

Boris Becker empathises with sportsmen who are caught in sex scandals
Former Tennis player Boris Becker, who has had his fair share of affairs, has admitted that he empathises with sportsman who gets tangled in sex scandals. ANI

England equals 'best-ever' fourth place standing in FIFA rankings
England has climbed to fourth place in FIFA's latest world rankings - equalling their highest placing - despite their poor run of form in recent competitive matches. ANI

England confirm cricket series against Pakistan in UAE next year
The England and Wales Cricket (ECB) has confirmed that the national team will play Pakistan in an away series in the United Arab Emirates next year. ANI

NZC 'thrilled at hitting jackpot' with new future tours programme: Vaughan
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive Justin Vaughan has said that the board has hit the jackpot with the new future tours programme [FTP] that will see tours of India and England and the 50-over World Cup. ANI

Hulk Hogan calls ex-wife Linda 'delusional' for abuse allegations
Wrestler Hulk Hogan has called his ex-wife Linda 'delusional' for claiming that he was violent during their marriage, and insisted that he never laid a hand on her. ANI

Man City asked to pay nine million pounds for Savic
Manchester City has been asked to pay nine million pounds to get centre-back Stefan Savic from Partizan Belgrade. ANI

Liverpool will be back to winning trophies sooner than later: Gerrard
Steven Gerrard has said that it is only a matter of time before Liverpool gets back to winning titles. ANI

Ashley Cole back to cheating ways with Kayla Collins!
Looks like Ashley Cole has gone back to his cheating ways as he met up with his centrefold ex Kayla Collins at a Playboy party. ANI

NZC chief Justin Vaughan hails ban on runners in ODIs
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive Justin Vaughan has hailed the International Cricket Council (ICC) decision to ban runners from ODIs. ANI

Rafter backs Tomic to beat Djokovic in today's Wimbledon quarterfinal
Former Australian tennis star Patrick Rafter has backed teenager Bernard Tomic to dump World No.2 Novak Djokovic out of Wimbledon today. ANI

2014 Glasgow CWG organizers to publish secret 'list of gifts' received from bidders
The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games organizers have said that they would publish a secret list of the hospitality and gifts that they had received from potential partners bidding for business at the multi-sport event. ANI

'Love-struck' Liz Hurley was 'instantly' attracted to Warnie!
Speaking about her fondness for Shane Warne, model and actress Elizabeth Hurley has confessed that she was struck by love at the very first sight of the Australian ace cricketer. ANI

Second-tier Australian cricketers keen to impress during Zimbabwe tour
Australia's second-tier cricketers are reportedly keen to elevate themselves into contention for the national team for the Test and limited-overs series in Sri Lanka. ANI

Arsenal star Wilshere involved in London cash boast brawl
England ace Jack Wilshere caused a brawl after telling a clubber's girlfriend: "Come with us, we've got more money", a court heard yesterday.ccording to The Sun, Kimberley Plested wept as she told how all hell broke loose in a street after she spurned Arsenal's 50,000-pound-a-week teen sensation. ANI

Tsonga eyeing huge Wimbledon upset by beating Federer
French tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is planning to turn the tables on six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer by delivering a huge upset during their quarterfinal clash today. ANI

Abramovich to block Mourinho's 18 million pound move for Essien
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is all set to block Jose Mourinho's 18 million poundsmove to sign Michael Essien for Real Madrid. ANI

Cook hails bowlers for Al start in England-Lanka series
Skipper Alastair Cook hailed his bowlers for giving him the perfect start to his reign as England's one-day skipper. ANI

England stars are scared stiff on international stage: Carragher
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes England stars have now become scared stiff on the international stage. ANI

McIlroy backs Murray to win Wimbledon
US Open golf champion Rory McIlroy is backing World No.4 Andy Murray to win the Wimbledon Championship. ANI

Arsenal's eight million pounds bid for Viviano
Arsenal is targeting Inter Milan goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano and the club is ready to pay eight million pounds for him. ANI

'We need a little more animosity between top tennis players,' says Murray
World No.4 Andy Murray has backed American legend John McEnroe over his comment that the world's tennis elite is too pally with each other on and off the court. ANI

Chelsea allowed to speak to Brazilian ace Neymar
Chelsea has been allowed to speak to Santos striker Neymar after offering 40 million pounds for the Brazilian superstar. ANI

Younus undergoes coaching course despite 'no intentions' of becoming coach in future
Former Pakistan captain Younus Khan has completed a Level II coaching course at the National Cricket Academy. ANI

Natasha Giggs getting guard dog to protect her from violent Man U fans
Natasha Giggs, who had made revelations about her eight-year affair with Ryan Giggs, is reportedly getting a dog to protect herself from vengeance-seeking Manchester United fans. ANI

'Challenging long distance' makes Liz Hurley, Warnie's' hearts grow fonder!
For the first time in the last six months of their on/off relationship, Elizabeth Hurley spoke about her long-distance romance with cricket legend Shane Warne. ANI

BCCI has 'isolated' Pakistan in international cricket: Ehsan Mani
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Ehsan Mani has accused India of using its financial clout to play politics with Pakistan. ANI

Nadal fit to play Wimbledon quarterfinal against Mardy Fish
World No.1 Rafael Nadal has said that he is fit to face 10th seed Mardy Fish in today's Wimbledon quarterfinal. ANI

'Rock star on sub-continent' Gilchrist fronts Oz sandalwood firm's business in India
Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist has been appointed a director of sandalwood supplier TFS Corporation.ilchrist, who is described as "a rock star" on the Indian sub-continent by the company, says that he has a reasonable understanding of how business is done in India. ANI

Indian pacers strike back in Barbados Test
India's three-pronged pace attack of Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun struck telling blows in the West Indies first innings after the visitors were bundled out for 201 in the second cricket Test being played between the two sides here. ANI

Liz Hurley, Warnie to holiday with kids soon
Elizabeth Hurley has confirmed that she and her Australian cricketer boyfriend Shane Warne have introduced their children to each other and are planning a family holiday. ANI

Oz selector criticises Cricket Australia for slashing state money to fund Big Bash
Selector Jamie Cox has criticized Cricket Australia for slashing state payments in order to fund the Twenty20 Big Bash. ANI

Ryan Giggs offered renewal of wedding vows to convince wife for 'one last chance'
Ryan Giggs, who romped with his brother's missus Natasha and Big Brother babe Imogen Thomas, convinced his wife to give him one last chance by offering to renew his wedding vows, it has been revealed. ANI

Tiger Woods unlikely to risk fitness at The Open Championship
American golf legend Tiger Woods has said that he still does not know if he will play at The Open Championship, which begins on July 14 at Royal St George's, England. ANI

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