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Indian Olympic Association slams Centre's proposed Sports Bill
Criticizing the National Sports Development Bill proposed by the Central government, V. K. Malhotra, officiating President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), on Tuesday said that if implemented, the legislation would create a chaotic situation at the national level. ANI

Becks enjoys 'favourite meal' pie and mash after returning to UK
While his boys have well adapted to US food, David Beckham, though in love with his life out in sunny L.A, has revealed that he liked nothing more than tucking into traditional British fare when back to home. s soon as he landed in London, Beckham wasted no time in enjoying a meal of pie and mash. ANI

Skiers throng training camp in Manali
Skiers throng the ongoing five-day long training camp in Manali to prepare for various international competitions. ANI

Kalou backs 'great coach' Ancelotti to bounce back
Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou is tipping ousted manager Carlo Ancelotti to bounce straight back into top-flight football. ANI

Gillespie impressed by top Indian seamers' efforts on 'unresponsive' pitches
Former Australian fast bowler and Kings XI Punjab bowling coach Jason Gillespie has said that he is impressed by the efforts of Indian fast bowlers on decks which offer them little encouragement. ANI

Ferguson convinced me to stay back at Man U: Evra
Defender Patrice Evra has admitted that he wanted to quit Manchester United, but Alex Ferguson convinced him to stay. ANI

Sri Lankan cricketer Samaraweera recalls Lahore terror attack
Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera recalled the terror attack in Lahore in which he had a sustained bullet injury. ANI

Berbatov vows to stay at Man U and be part of 20th title
Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov has said he will not leave Manchester United, and added that he is now keen to beat Barcelona. ANI

Volcanic ash could dash Barca's Champions League hopes: Guardiola
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola fears that Iceland's volcanic ash cloud could wreck his team's Champions League hopes again. ANI

Gillespie happy with Lee's spree in World Cup, IPL
Former Australian fast bowler and Kings XI Punjab bowling coach Jason Gillespie has said that he is quite happy with the resurgence of his former teammate Brett Lee in the recent World Cup in the Indian subcontinent and the Indian Premier League (IPL). ANI

Messi vows to inflict more misery on Manchester United
Ace playmaker Lionel Messi's has vowed to inflict more misery on Manchester United in Saturday's Champions League final. ANI

David Boon appointed as ICC Match Referee
The ICC has appointed former Australia batsman David Boon in place of Alan Hurst on the Emirates Elite Panel of Match Referees after Hurst announced his retirement, effective from the conclusion of his upcoming assignments in England. ANI

Balotelli angers Man City after snubbing FA Cup parade
Ace striker Mario Balotelli has angered Manchester City after snubbing their FA Cup parade. ANI

Tyres, multiple pitstops will decide Monaco Grand Prix: Hamilton
The outcome of Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix will depend on tyre wear and multiple pitstops, according to ace Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. ANI

Ancelotti parties at nightclub after getting axed
Chelsea players took sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti to a top nightclub for a farewell party just hours after he was removed. ANI

Pakistan Cricket Board may release suspended keeper Haider's payment
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may release the suspended payments of a wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider. ANI

Webber says he is still in F1 title hunt despite Vettel's dominance
Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber has said that he is still in the title hunt despite teammate Sebastian Vettel's dominating the racing season so far. ANI

Boon to replace Hurst on Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees
The ICC today announced that former Australia batsman David Boon will replace compatriot Alan Hurst on the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees after Mr Hurst announced his retirement, effective from the conclusion of his upcoming assignments in England. ANI

Shane Warne wants to check Liz Hurley's ankles for her diet secrets
Australian cricketer Shane Warne knows well where to check Liz Hurley's dieting secret even if she claims she eat twice as much as him - her ankles. ANI

'Test cricket comes first,' says Eoin Morgan
England middle order batsman Eoin Morgan has said he isn't surprised that he made it to the national squad for the first test against Sri Lanka in place of Essex batter Ravi Bopara in spite of controversially saying that he would go off to the Indian Premier League if he wasn't selected. ANI

To beat India in India bigger than winning the Ashes: Strauss
London, May 24 (ANI: Having won back to back Ashes series, Andrew Strauss, as England captain, should have every right to claim and say that he has reached the peak of international cricket, but no, he wants to beat India in India. ANI

Tough task ahead for Windies to save Test after losing five wickets
West Indies were left needing a huge batting performance to save the Second Digicel Test after Pakistan dismissed their top order, leaving them well adrift of a victory target of 427 on Monday. ANI

'I still have years left as England captain,' says Strauss
Left-hand batsman Andrew Strauss believes that he still has enough years under his belt to remain England's Test captain. ANI

IPL-4 without Lalit Modi is like sugar free candy bar: Mallya
Siddharth Mallya, co-owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team, has praised sacked Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi, and said that Modi was a visionary, who made the IPL possible. ANI

Despite affair, Giggs may start against Barca
Veteran Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs will play against Barcelona in Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley, despite controversy surrounding his affair with Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas. ANI

Fergie on defensive in wake of Giggs Twitter furore
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has gone on the defensive in wake of Ryan Giggs Twitter furore, and will attempt to prevent the episode from overshadowing their Champions League final preparations. ANI

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