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Waqar, Afridi should resolve their differences: Muddasar Nazar
Former Pakistan coach Mudassar Nazar has said that coach Waqar Younis and Shahid Afridi must resolve their differences, and insisted that the situation was not beyond reprieve. ANI

'We can sell Tevez and still win Premier League next season', says Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims that his team can win the Premier League next season with or without captain Carlos Tevez. ANI

'Iron' Mike Tyson shows off his 'slim avatar' 5 yrs after quitting boxing
It looks like Mike Tyson has had a massive weight loss after he left the boxing ring, as he showed off his slim figure on the red carpet at the premiere of the film 'Hangover II' in Los Angeles recently. ANI

'We won title on day Roo signed,' says Man U's Ferdinand
In an open and frank interview, Manchester United star player Rio Ferdinand, who is celebrating a fifth Premier League winners medal and looking forward to a Champions League final against Barcelona, has revealed that Wayne Rooney's decision to stay at Old Trafford crushed the fight out of club's title rivals. ANI

Wright could be appointed Kiwi selector
New Zealand coach John Wright is likely to be appointed as a selector, but the immediate future of the three other incumbents remains uncertain. ANI

Australia to consider bid for 2022 World Cup again
Australia has said that it will consider another shot at hosting the 2022 World Cup amid revelations from FIFA boss Sepp Blatter that there might be a re-vote if corruption claims against current hosts Qatar are proved true. ANI

IPL's off-field glitz makes you wonder if you're in India for cricket: Oram
New Zealand and Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Jacob Oram has revealed that the various off-field theatrics and surreal moments of the Indian Premier League leave him shaking his head in disbelief. ANI

Morgan angers ECB over remark on return to IPL duty
England batsman Eoin Morgan has angered the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) selectors by saying that he would return to the Indian Premier League (IPL) if he is not chosen for next week's opening Test against Sri Lanka. ANI

Dalai Lama joins Preity Zinta at IPL venue in Dharamsala
The Indian Premier League match between the Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers being played here, had a special guest in the form of Tibetan spiritual leader - the Dalai Lama-on Saturday. ANI

Watson game to shake up Oz batting order
In almost two years since he was thrust to the top of the Australian batting order, Shane Watson has made more runs than any Australian and, among the world's batsmen, fewer than only Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Alastair Cook. ANI

'I won't cry if I am sacked,' says Ancelotti
Coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that he will accept his fate either way, being retained or sacked by Chelsea after overseeing the club's disappointing, and trophy-less, campaign. ANI

Hamilton could be a 'potential driver' for Ferrari: Domenicali
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has said the Italian Formula One team could make a future bid for British driver Lewis Hamilton. ANI

Murray aims to 'smash racquets' on his way to French Open glory
British tennis ace Andy Murray has set his sights on the French Open and vowed to smash racquets if he has to achieve Grand Slam glory. ANI

Wenger backs Man U to topple Barcelona to win Champions League
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has tipped Manchester United to stun Barcelona and win the Champions League final at Wembley next Saturday. ANI

Love rat football star plans to sue Tweeter over privacy invasion
A Premier League footballer has launched a legal bid to sue Twitter and its users after his name was identified in an alleged affair with Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas earlier this month. ANI

Spot-fixing case: Tainted Pak trio ordered to appear before London court in July
The tainted Pakistani cricketers- Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif- must appear before a London court in July for a preparatory hearing into the spot-fixing case, a judge has said. ANI

Hulk Hogan completely devastated over "Macho Man" Savage's death
American professional wrestler and actor Hulk Hogan has said that the untimely death of former pro wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage has left him devastated. ANI

Ferguson, Vidic win Barclay season awards
Sir Alex Ferguson and Nemanja Vidic have won the Barclays manager and player of the year awards. ANI

Armstrong tweets furious denial about use of performance-enhancing drugs
Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has furiously denied a former teammate's new claim that he took performance-enhancing drugs. ANI

Pak players may be recalled from England for domestic series: PCB official
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official has confirmed Pakistani cricketers participating in English county cricket may be asked to report back to Pakistan to play in a domestic T20 tournament. ANI

Fergie may impose Twitter ban on Man U players
After star striker Wayne Rooney offered to 'fight a fan' online, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he could ban his players from using the social network Twitter. ANI

Butt says PCB 'needn't give reason' for sacking Afridi as ODI skipper
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has refused to give the reason behind the sacking of Shahid Afridi as the national team's One-Day International (ODI) skipper, saying that it is the board's right to change captains. ANI

Warne says he deserves 'knighthood' for his contribution to cricket
Australian cricketer Shane Warne has said he deserves a knighthood for his contribution to cricket, though his country had abolished conferring such honour 40 years ago. ANI

England cricketer's tweet on speeding on motorway angers road safety campaigners
England cricketer Craig Kieswetter, 23, enraged road safety campaigners after allegedly tweeting that he was speeding on the motorway. ANI

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