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Love rat Ryan Giggs all set to become UK's Tiger Woods
Ryan Giggs, after all the scandalous charges, possibly will no longer remain the ambassador of many a product he was previously associated with, only to become Britain's version of Tiger Woods. ANI

Sindh HC stops PCB from holding DCM against Afridi(Update)
The Sindh High Court has stopped the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from holding a disciplinary committee meeting (DCM) against former skipper Shahid Afridi and summoned cricket board officials on Thursday. ANI

Over half of 2012 London Olympics ticket bidders 'unsuccessful'
More than half of sports fans who applied for tickets to the 2012 London Olympics are said to have been unsuccessful. ANI

Serena Williams set to defend her Wimbledon title
American tennis ace Serena Williams will make her return from a year-long injury absence when she contests the Eastbourne tournament next week, signalling that she should be fit to defend her Wimbledon title. ANI

No political pressure on PCB to reinstate Afridi as Pak captain: Ijaz Butt
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has said that there is no political pressure on the board to reinstate Shahid Afridi as captain of the national team. ANI

Bingle finally admits flushing Clarke's engagement ring down the toilet
Aussie model Lara Bingle has finally confessed that she had flushed her engagement ring from Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke down the toilet. ANI

Haye sparring with 6ft 8in Olympic bronze medallist to prepare for Klitschko showdown
WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye has been sparring with 6ft 8in Olympic bronze medallist David Price as he puts the finishing touches to his training ahead of his clash with 6ft 7in IBF and WBO title holder Wladimir Klitschko. ANI

Man City eyeing 100 million pound transfer package for Tevez
Manchester City will sell captain Carlos Tevez only if a club is willing to pay 100 million pounds in transfer fee and wages. ANI

Afridi files petition in Sindh HC against PCB sanctions
Former captain Shahid Afridi has filed a petition in the Sindh High Court against sanctions imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board, his lawyer has said. ANI

Hiddink has still not agreed terms with Chelsea: TFF
The Turkish Football Federation has made it clear that Guus Hiddink has still not agreed terms with Chelsea. ANI

Ex-FIA boss Mosley says unsafe Bahrain must not host Grand Prix
Though a senior member of Bahrain's ruling regime has said that the reinstatement of the Formula One Grand Prix will help "unite" the country following recent unrest, the former president of the FIA governing body, Max Mosley, said taking the race to Bahrain in October is unacceptable and there was not "the slightest chance" of it going ahead. ANI

Protesters promise unrest if Bahrain Grand Prix is reinstated
Protesters have threatened to mark the controversial return of Formula 1 to Bahrain, promising widespread demonstrations and civil unrest. ANI

Ferdinand comes last in footballer Twitter vocabulary study
England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has the least sophisticated vocabulary of all footballers on social networking and microblogging service Twitter. ANI

Afridi's "very unprofessional attitude" as captain led to ODI losses against WI: Waqar
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has held the then captain Shahid Afridi responsible for losing the last two one-dayers against the West Indies, while team manager Intikhab Alam has described Afridi as a 'highly hyperactive personality' lacking the temperament to accommodate other people's point of views. ANI

Wayne Rooney dubbed 'Frankenstein' after œ30K hair transplant
Ace England footballer Wayne Rooney has been branded "Frankenstein" after posting a photo of his 30,000-pound hair transplant. ANI

Vieira may quit Man City to take up coaching job at Arsenal
Ace footballer Patrick Vieira may quit Manchester City for a coaching job at Arsenal. ANI

Simon Katich dropped from Cricket Australia's latest contracts list
Cricket Australia (CA) has announced its latest list of 25 contracted players. ANI

Ryan Giggs 'gets ear bashing from furious bro over phone'
He has already been hit with the term 'love rat', and now, Ryan Giggs faces another blow as he was reportedly bashed over the phone by his furious brother following the revelation that Ryan cheated on him with his wife. ANI

'Love rat' Ryan Giggs's wife vows to stand by him
Ryan Giggs's wife Stacey has declared that despite all the tawdry acts he was involved in, including the alleged fling with his sister-in-law, she will stand by her 'love rat' man. ANI

Cricket Australia, Oz players body sign pact that opens door for Big Bash recruiting
Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) have reached a year-long memorandum of understanding under which players will be able to sign two separate contracts - one for their state teams and another for whichever Big Bash team they decide to join. ANI

Chelsea joins race to snare Inter-Milan's Sneijder
Chelsea have joined the 30-million-pound chase for Inter Milan midfield star Wesley Sneijder - on the advice of Turkish national team coach Guus Hiddink. ANI

Chelsea may offer Hiddink short-term deal before move to rope in Mourinho
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich may offer Turkish national team coach Guus Hiddink only a year-long contract - opening the way for another manager, probably Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, to take over next summer. ANI

Sturridge hints at quitting Chelsea if denied more first-team action
England Under-21 striker Daniel Sturridge has hinted that he will quit Chelsea if he does not get more first-team action. ANI

Arsenal blundered by making me scapegoat for their troubles: Gallas
Tottenham defender William Gallas has said he has proved his former club Arsenal wrong for making him the scapegoat for all their troubles. ANI

Hernandez going nowhere: Ferguson
Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson has told his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho that no amount of money will persuade him to sell Javier Hernandez. ANI

Barcelona must sign Fabregas: Cruyff
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has said that the club must sign Cesc Fabregas so that they can get even better. ANI

Retired dad of two defies odds to get two holes-in-one
A lucky golfer defied odds of 67 million to one to notch up two holes-in-one in the same round. ANI

PCB chief in trouble over interview to TV show having Salman Butt as panelist
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has landed in a new controversy by giving a telephonic interview to a TV show that had tainted Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt as a panelist. ANI

Kirsten to coach South Africa for two years
Former Indian cricket team coach Gary Kirsten will coach South Africa for two years, starting from August this year. ANI

Lanka cricket seeks post-World Cup financial help from government
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has sought financial help from the government and state banks to meet its huge World Cup related expenses. ANI

Rohit Sharma guides India to victory in Port of Spain ODI
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten half-century to steer his team to a comfortable four-wicket win over West Indies in the opening ODI of the five-match series at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. ANI

Not deterred by loss to India, Sarwan aiming for bigger scores
West Indies finished on the losing end as they lost to India by four wickets at Queen's Park Oval. ANI

Wayne Rooney reveals 10K Pounds hair transplant with a bloodied snap
Wayne Rooney has admitted to having had a 10,000-pound hair transplant, before heading off on a holiday on Monday with wife Coleen and two-year-old son Kai to Barbados. ANI

No objection if disciplinary committee allows Afridi to have lawyer: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it would have no objection if the disciplinary committee formed for hearing a disciplinary case against former captain Shahid Afridi allowed him to be represented by his lawyer during the proceedings against him. ANI

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