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Tevez back with 'mother of his kids' after splitting from teen girlfriend
Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez is back with the mother of his two children, Vanesa Mansilla, after splitting from his teenage girlfriend, Brenda Asnicar. ANI

Entire football team from Senegal disappears without trace in France
An entire football team from Senegal is on the run from French immigration officials after vanishing without trace from their hotel in Le Havre city. ANI

Banned Pak bowler Amir says he was cleared to play in UK cricket league
Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir has confirmed that he did feature in a Surrey Cricket League Division One match for Addington on June 4, but only after he had been cleared for participation. ANI

'Islamic headscarves ban ruling means that women's soccer in Iran is over'
The decision to disqualify the Iranian women's soccer team from participating in a qualifying match for the 2012 London Olympic Games over objections raised against their headscarves could mean that 'women's soccer in the country is over', the team's former coach has said. ANI

2012 London Olympics organizers give 13,000 tickets to politicians after fans miss out
The organizers of the 2012 London Olympics have reportedly awarded 13,000 seats worth one million pounds to MPs, Whitehall bosses, council leaders and guests. ANI

Suspended Pak bowler Amir faces ICC action over ban breach by playing club cricket
Mohammad Amir, one of three Pakistan players suspended on spot-fixing charges, may face a fresh investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for allegedly breaking the terms and conditions of his ban. ANI

'We are well placed to claim a Test series win,' says Strauss
Captain Andrew Strauss has said that England is well poised to claim a Test series win over Sri Lanka when they take on the visitors at the Rose Bowl in the third and final Test next week. ANI

Victorian pacer Pattinson aiming for Lanka tour
Victorian fast bowler James Pattinson has said that he will be targetting selection in the Australian squad to tour Sri Lanka in August after winning a Cricket Australia contract. ANI

Andy Murray's girlfriend to miss his Queens Club campaign
Tennis champion Andy Murray would miss his girlfriend Kim Sears at the Queen's Club this year as the lady has 'gone away to stay with pals'. ANI

Hernandez to reject any overtures from Real Madrid
Manchester United ace Javier Hernandez will reject overtures from Real Madrid because of his loyalty to boss Sir Alex Ferguson. ANI

Caribbean Football Union members snub FBI-led FIFA bribe investigation
A majority of the 25 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) members have reportedly turned down FIFA's invitation to attend investigative interviews in Miami. ANI

Now, Ryan Giggs accused of 'flirting with cheating sis-in-law's mum'
Shamed soccer star Ryan Giggs's relatives have turned on him over claims that he tried to seduce his alleged lover sister-in-law's mum, it has emerged. ANI

Ryan Giggs' battles baldness from stress caused by slew of sex allegations
Juggling football, his marriage to wife Stacey, being a dad to their two children - plus secret romps with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas and his brother's wife Natasha Giggs - took such a toll on Ryan Giggs that his hair began falling out, it has emerged. ANI

Bleakley, Lampard's 'hot and hands-on' romance on Vegas vacation
Christine Bleakley and boyfriend Frank Lampard were spotted heating up their romance as they enjoyed a holiday in Las Vegas earlier this week. ANI

Now, Shane Warne gives up pies to go slimmer for lover Liz Hurley!
Australian cricketer legend Shane Warne has even given up his favorite pie to ditch another five kilos for lover Liz Hurley. ANI

Capello 'keeps himself distant' from England stars: Crouch
England striker Peter Crouch has opened his heart over manager Fabio Capello's decision to exclude him from the squad for their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland. ANI

Cricket Australia contract list signals priority shift
The composition of Cricket Australia's elite contract list for the next year is the first step in a significant shift in selectors' priorities. ANI

Injured Dilshan may miss third Test against England
Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan is almost certain to miss the third Test against England starting next week because of a fracture to his right thumb. ANI

Kirsten will cajole Proteas players to assess, challenge temselves
Newly appointed South African cricket team coach Gary Kirsten can be expected to use his two-year stint to cajole his players to constantly assess, re-assess and challenge themselves. ANI

'Unfortunate' Katich simply a victim of circumstances: Waugh
Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh is shocked over Cricket Australia's decision to overlook Simon Katich for a central contract, and said that the veteran opener still had plenty to offer. ANI

Imogen Thomas says she will never date a footballer again
Big Brother star Imogen Thomas says she has inflicted a ban on herself from hooking up with a footballer again. ANI

Caster Semenya speaks of tough ride back from 11-month IAAF suspension
South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya has talked about the difficulties she faced in returning to action following an 11-month suspension imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 2009. ANI

Kirsten's call made Donald join as Proteas bowling coach
Allan Donald has said that he didn't seek out the Australian or South African bowling coach jobs, but admitted it took him "half a second" to say yes when Gary Kirsten called last week. ANI

Kallis declared South Africa's Cricketer of Year
All-rounder Jacques Kallis was crowned South Africa's Cricketer of the Year for 2011 at a South African Cricket Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand. ANI

Lancashire sign "hot prospect" Pak seamer Junaid Khan
The Lancashire County Cricket Club has boosted its squad by signing Pakistani seamer Junaid Khan, who was recommended by none other than former Pakistan captain and legendary pace bowler Wasim Akram. ANI

Strauss blames inconsistent pace bowling for draw against Sri Lanka
England skipper Andrew Strauss has blamed his fast bowlers of not performing to their potential during the drawn second Test against Sri Lanka. ANI

Brazilian star Ronaldo finally bids adieu to soccer
Former Brazilian football star Ronaldo Luis Rosario da Lima, simply known as Ronaldo, bade his official and final farewell to the soccer field on Tuesday during a friendly match between Brazil and Romania at the Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo. ANI

Number of players itching to leave Arsenal: Walcott
Ace striker Theo Walcott has said that a number of Arsenal players are itching to leave, as six years with no trophy or title has sent frustration levels soaring at the club. ANI

BBC to broadcast Wimbledon finals in 3D
The BBC will broadcast the Wimbledon Championship finals live in 3D. ANI

PCB may suspend selector Ilyas over disparaging remarks against Afridi
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to suspend national selector M Ilyas for violating the terms of his employment contract by speaking in the media on contentious issues. ANI

Injuries to keep Tiger Woods out of US Open
American golfer Tiger Woods has said he will not attend this month's US Open because of injury. ANI

'PCB will accept whatever Sindh HC decides on Afridi's petition': Subhan Ahmed
The Pakistan Cricket Board will comply with the Sindh High Court order, which has suspended the PCB's disciplinary committee proceedings against former captain Shahid Afridi, and directed the board to submit its explanation on June 9. ANI

Afridi deserves better treatment from PCB: Nawaz Sharif
In the wake of the current standoff between former captain Shahid Afridi and the Pakistan Cricket Board, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Afridi was a great player, and that he should be treated well. ANI

Kent wants "smashing" Pak pacer Wahab to play all forms of cricket for club
English county club Kent has agreed a deal to sign Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz, subject to visa clearance. ANI

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