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Man U's latest signing De Gea says winning Champions League 'is realistic'
Manchester United new-boy David de Gea is convinced that the team should continue to aim high despite the retirements of goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and midfielder Paul Scholes. ANI

Villas-Boas to use Man U success as motivator for Chelsea's Premier League campaign
New Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas will show his players images of Manchester United celebrating their Premier League title success to motivate them to regain the trophy. ANI

Adebayor snubs Blackburn
Emmanuel Adebayor has snubbed Blackburn by saying that he does not want to fight relegation battles. ANI

Ferguson believes he can sign Nasri by breaking Wenger's will
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes that he can sign Arsenal ace Samir Nasri by breaking the will of Arsene Wenger. ANI

Tendulkar, Dhoni to fly Su-30MKI soon
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will soon "touch the sky" as the defence ministry has cleared their flights in Su-30MKI, the most lethal fighter jet in the Indian Air Force (IAF). ANI

American cyclist Zabriskie aims to compete Tour de France as a Vegan
American cyclist David Zabriskie, who announced his conversion to veganism last year, has said that he will attempt to complete the Tour de France three-week race without consuming any meat, eggs or dairy products. ANI

'Prom queen' Serena Williams dazzles in 'pink gown and tiara'
Looks like Serena Williams has recovered from her unexpected exit from the Wimbledon Championships this year as she was spotted playing a prom queen for an upcoming sports awards event. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-mistress on 'Judge Joe Brown' this fall over $2K rent-battle
Tiger Woods' ex-mistress is all set to appear on courtroom TV show 'Judge Joe Brown' this fall over her rent payment duel. ANI

Meet the champs who won 35th World Toe Wrestling Champion title
Burton's Paul Beech, otherwise known as Predatoe, won the men's title of the 35th 'World Toe Wrestling Championship' in Derbyshire, while Lisa 'Twinkletoes' Shenton from Ashbourne clinched the women's crown. ANI

Rhodri Giggs' reunion with wife ends in abuse match in street
Rhodri Giggs and wife Natasha had a furious showdown in the street on Wednesday, when they met for the first time since she confessed about her eight-year affair with Ryan. ANI

Wimbledon 2011: Cocky Tsonga says he was quick, just perfect against Federer
Twelfth seed Wilfred Tsonga clinched a place in the semi-finals for the first time by defeating Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, and his victory has raised huge question marks about Federer's future. ANI

Ashley Cole meets Jay-Z to discuss his music business career
Ashley Cole has turned to music mogul Jay-Z in a bid to launch his career in the music world. ANI

Rooney's bro making waves in US soccer in New York
Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney's little brother John is making waves, not in England, but in the United States. ANI

Klitschko trainer hails Haye's speed, power and winner's mindset
Wladimir Klitschko's trainer Emanuel Steward has conceded that the IBF and WBO title holder has not met anyone with WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye's confidence and belief for almost six years.litschko and Haye will fight to unify the heavyweight titles at the 57,000-seat Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday. ANI

Woods pays tribute, says McIlroy's swing beats mine
American golf star Tiger Woods has paid U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy the ultimate tribute by acknowledging the Ulsterman is technically a superior player than he was at the same age. ANI

Terry to continue as Chelsea captain: Villas-Boas
Chelsea's new boss Andre Villas-Boas has said that he will keep faith with John Terry, the club's most successful skipper, and added that he will be looking for new leaders within his squad who are capable of taking on the armband. ANI

Giggs planing to quit to save marriage: Pals
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs is considering following Gary Neville and Paul Scholes into retirement in order to save his crumbling marriage. ANI

Haye not to quit Britain to save taxes on his earnings
World heavyweight champion David Haye will never quit Britain to save taxes on his earnings and follow the likes of Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton, who moved to a tax exile haven in Switzerland. ANI

Murray believes he can achieve 'incredibly difficult task' of beating Nadal
World No.4 Andy Murray has said that losing to Rafael Nadal in last year's Wimbledon may prove to be an invaluable experience when he faces the World No.1 in the semi-final on Friday. ANI

Barcelona now offers 32 million pounds for Fabregas
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas's three-year wait to rejoin Barcelona is all set to end, as the Spanish club have increased their bid for Fabregas to 32 million pounds. ANI

Haye's Hitler spoof on Twitter provokes outrage
British boxer David Haye has provoked further outrage by posting a link on Twitter to a spoof Nazi film featuring Adolf Hitler and littered with obscenities. ANI

Mike Tyson being lined up for 'Big Brother'
Boxing legend Mike Tyson is reportedly in talks to join celebrity contestants on reality TV show 'Big Brother'. ANI

Wimbledon men's final ticket price rockets to 10,000 pounds
Ticket prices for the men's final at Wimbledon have rocketed to up to 10,000 pounds after British star Andy Murray won a place in the semi-finals ANI

Jayawardene leaps to Cook's defence
Sri Lanka's former skipper Mahela Jayawardene has leapt to the defence of Alastair Cook following the questioning of his appointment as England's one-day captain. ormer England skipper Mike Atherton described Cook after taking the job as a plodder and a donkey, who may come up short as a one-day skipper. ANI

Tomic vows to win grand slam title by 2013
Australia's new tennis sensation Bernard Tomic has said that he is on the right track to win a grand slam title in the next two years, despite losing to Novak Djokovic in a tough quarter-final fight at Wimbledon. ANI

Coach Gibson backs Windies to fight 'till the end'
Head Coach Ottis Gibson believes that the West Indies batsmen can accomplish the mission of beating India and keeping their team in contention during the Second Test. ANI

Murray says 'awesome' Nadal no match for him at Playstation
Ahead of their Wimbledon semi-final showdown, World No.1 Rafael Nadal and World No.4 Andy Murray have disclosed how their growing friendship off the court included daily battles at video games console Playstation. ANI

Oz Big Bash: Gayle signs up for Sydney Thunder side
West Indian opening batsman Chris Gayle will appear for the Sydney Thunder side in Australia's Big Bash League. ANI

Women footballers get up faster than men after injury
A new study has revealed that football players, male or female, spend on average 38 percent of the total game time not chasing the ball. However, men remain on the ground significantly longer after injuries. ANI

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