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Ex-Pak cricketers slam PCB decision to drop Afridi as ODI skipper
Former Pakistan cricketers have criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for removing Shahid Afridi as one-day captain for the forthcoming series against Ireland. ANI

Indian Premier League goes unseen in Australia, New Zealand
The fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has passed by unseen in Australia and New Zealand, as television channels in both the countries failed to secure the Twenty20 tournament's broadcast rights. ANI

Man City owner wants Premier League title next season
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour wants the Premier League title next season, after his club ended their 35-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup and also qualifying for the Champions League. ANI

Rooney's Twitter row fan says "fat whore" comment was a 'joke'
A teen Liverpool fan who sparked off a Twitter spat with England and Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney has shut down his Twitter account and called his comments against the footballer 'a joke' after receiving threats and abuse from United fans. ANI

Real Madrid wants to sign Adebayor for six million pounds
Real Madrid is trying to sign Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor for a cut-price of six million pounds. ANI

90-year-old golfer Eloise Godfrey hits hole-in-one
She waited 50 years to hear those magic three words - "Hole-In-One", and when they came, they sounded every bit as sweet as she always thought. ANI

'Fed up' Denilson decides to quit Arsenal
Denilson, who is fed up after five years in London without a trophy, has announced that he wants to leave Arsenal. ANI

Liverpool steps up efforts to get Diego
Liverpool has stepped up their efforts to sign Wolfsburg's Brazilian international Diego. ANI

No offers for Oz sporting icon Warne to promote Big Bash League
There is no doubt over Australia's cricket legend Shane Warne's popularity, but the spoting icon has still not received any offers to promote the country's fledgling Big Bash League. ANI

Warne launches own underwear range in India with Liz Hurley
After losing 10 kg in quick time, the trimmed down Shane Warne has launched an underwear and clothing range in India with his new love Elizabeth Hurley. ANI

Becks to play in Man U pal Neville's testimonial
Former England captain David Beckham has said that he will fly back from Los Angeles to play in a Old Trafford testimonial for long-time pal Gary Neville. ANI

Tevez says will quit Man City in the summer
Skipper Carlos Tevez has told Manchester City that he will leave in the summer, sparking a worldwide transfer scramble. ANI

West Indies looking for 2-0 series win over Pakistan
West Indies will be looking to achieve a back-to-back win over Pakistan when the two teams meet in the Second Digicel Test here at Warner Park on Friday. ANI

Warne still the best spinner in business: Watson
Australian batsman Shane Watson has said that Shane Wrane could still dominate batsmen if he wants to, as he is still the best spinner around. ANI

Becks to launch own bodywear line, fragrance
David Beckham has revealed that he will be following in his wife Victoria's footsteps by launching his own fashion range and a new men's fragrance later this year. ANI

Roo wants to play against Blackpool to lay hands on Premier League trophy
Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney has urged Alex Ferguson to let him play against Blackpool on Sunday so that he is in top shape to face Barcelona in Champions League final. ANI

Bendtner leaves Arsenal end of season party with mystery blonde
Nicklas Bendter was celebrating Arsenal's end of season party with his team mates, but seemed to have made a new friend on his night out too. ANI

Lance Armstrong used drugs on Tour: Ex-team-mate
A former teammate of cyclist Lance Armstrong has said the seven-time Tour de France winner used the performance-enhancing drug EPO. ANI

Real Madrid ready to sell Ronaldo for staggering 150 m pounds
Spanish football giants Real Madrid are ready to stun the football world by putting star striker Cristiano Ronaldo up for sale for a staggering 150-million-pounds. ANI

Qatar may be stripped of FIFA World Cup 2022: Blatter
FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is standing for re-election for a fourth term, has admitted that there is a ground swell of popular support to re-hold the 2022 vote won by Qatar. ANI

In form Morgan has no regrets about playing IPL IV
Irish-origin England middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan has resolutely defended his decision to play in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, which may cost him a place in the national squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka. ANI

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