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Afridi dropped as Pak ODI skipper for Ireland tour
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has removed Shahid Afridi as one-day captain for the forthcoming series against Ireland. ANI

Captaincy at any level is a great honour, says Pak pacer: Sohail Tanvir
It has been a torrid year for Pakistani all-rounder Sohail Tanvir. An unsuccessful tour of New Zealand saw the 26-year-old from Rawalpindi axed from the 15 member Pakistan squad for the 2011 World Cup. Yet all hope is not lost, and as he has been named captain of the upcoming Pakistan A team series against Afghanistan. ANI

Unhappy Defoe issues Tottenham quit threats
England striker Jermain Defoe has said he is ready to leave Tottenham, as boss Harry Redknapp has made him a bit-part player. ANI

Arsenal turns to satellite technology to spy on players
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has turned to the sophisticated world of satellite technology to monitor the movement of his players. ANI

'Grant was given everything possible to keep West Ham in Premier League'
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has said that Avram Grant was given everything possible to keep the club in the Premier League. ANI

David Coulthard flees nightclub after being spotted with 'mystery woman'
F1 driver David Coulthard ended up falling over only to be helped by a passer by after he tried to make a speedy exit from the Box Night Club where he was spotted with a mystery blonde woman. ANI

Nani says Man U ready to bite back at Barca
The pain of losing the Champions League final in 2009 in Rome, Italy, will drive Manchester United to avenge that defeat to Barcelona at the May 28 encounter at the Wembley stadium here. ANI

Fergie planning three new signings for Man U
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said he is planning to sign three new players for the club this summer. ANI

Button my best F-1 team mate: Hamilton
Former racing champion Lewis Hamilton has described Jenson Button as his best team mate on the Formula One circuit. ANI

Manchester City will curb their spending, say its Abu Dhabi owners
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak has revealed that the club will not indulge in a wild spending spree this summer. ANI

Neville urges Scholes not to retire
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has urged Paul Scholes not to retire at the end of the season. ANI

Parore hopes to conquer Mt Everest this weekend
Former New Zealand cricketer Adam Parore hopes to reach the summit of Mt Everest this weekend after spending months training and acclimatizing for the harsh conditions. ANI

'Twinkle-toed' Tyson shakes a leg in 'Dancing With the Stars' with wife
Heavyweight-boxer-turned-comedian Mike Tyson opened the lid of his talent box as the world saw him in a new role. ANI

ICC to discuss use of two balls, powerplays to give boost to ODIs
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to use two balls in ODI matches and allow batting and bowling powerplays between the 16th and 40th overs to give a boost to the meandering middle overs in one-day cricket. ANI

Rooney threatens Twitter follower after bust-up
England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney had a furious bust-up with an abusive fan on Twitter, and threatened to put him "asleep within 10 seconds" if they came face-to-face. ANI

Tiger Woods set to fall from top 10 for first time in 14 years
American golfing ace Tiger Woods is about to fall out of the top 10 in the world for the first time in 14 years. ANI

Is 'slimmed-down' Shane Warne shedding the pounds for new love Lizzy?
With Shane Warne showing off his new svelte shape these days, speculations are rife that being in a new relationship with Liz Hurley may be helping him burn fat. ANI

Heysel football tragedy to be made into a film
The Heysel Stadium disaster that saw 39 football fans crushed to death is to be made into a film. ANI

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