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Ryan Giggs's wife backs him over alleged affair with Imogen Thomas
Ryan Giggs, who was identified by an MP this week as the married footballer who has an injunction over an alleged affair with reality TV star Imogen Thomas, has reportedly got the backing of his wife to take on Barcelona in the Champions League final. ANI

Ex-WWE Star Chyna returning to porn
It has emerged that former WWE star Chyna, who shot to adult entertainment fame after her sex tape with wrestling star Sean Walman hit the Internet, is set to re-enter the adult industry. ANI

Redknapp says he would sign up Messi ahead of Rooney for Spurs
Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp has said that while Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney are two of the game's best-ever players, he would select Messi ahead of Rooney if he were asked chose one of them for his side. ANI

England must prove themselves in India, Sri Lanka to claim No.1 spot: Muralitharan
Former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has said that England needs to prove themselves in India and Sri Lanka to earn the right to be called the best Test-playing nation on the planet. ANI

South Korean Park bigger star than Rooney, Ferdinand and Hernandez
Manchester United ace Ji-Sung Park has left other old Trafford stars like Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Javier Hernandez in popularity if one goes by the number of fan mails he receives. ANI

Rooney hooker warns actor to come clean before being 'outed' like Giggs
Wayne Rooney's hooker Helen Wood who slept with a well-known actor whose name is protected by a super-injunction has urged him to own up about their romp. ANI

Sunderland boss Bruce targets Tottenham's Crouch
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has set his sights on Tottenham striker Peter Crouch. ANI

Spurs defender swaps 36 K pound watch for London bar waiter's cheap Seiko
Spurs defender Vedran Corluka stunned a nightclub waiter by swapping his 36,000 pound watch for the man's 150 pound Seiko timepiece.ccording to The Sun, Corluka was at London's Whisky Mist when the waiter complimented him on his diamond-encrusted Hublot. ANI

Gazza dodges bankruptcy through 32 K pound taxman deal
Soccer legend Paul Gascoigne dodged bankruptcy yesterday after agreeing an out-of-court deal with the taxman over a 32, 000 pound bill. ANI

Rookie bowler Sadaf says working with Pak coach Waqar was "dream come true"
Pakistan bowler Sadaf Hussain has revealed that he was initially 'a bit awe struck' when he got a chance to work with his boyhood hero and national coach Waqar Younis. ANI

Man City defender Kolo braces for drug use ban
Manchester City star Kolo Toure is bracing himself up for a ban of up to a year at a London hearing today into his failed drugs test. ANI

Mourinho rules out return to Chelsea
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out a return to Chelsea, saying that he is not interested in replacing Carlo Ancelotti. ANI

David de Gea will be good for Man U's future: Casillas
Three-time winner of the FIFA World's Best Keeper award Iker Casillas has paid glowing tribute to David de Gea, the 20-year-old who will replace Edwin van der Sar as Manchester United's goalkeeper. ANI

Ronaldo and Shayk share intimate kiss during lunch with family
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and girlfriend Irina Shayk were seen sharing a steamy kiss during lunch with his parents. ANI

England will be world number one: Swann
Off-spinner Graeme Swann believes that if England wins some of the Test matches against Sri Lanka and India in the coming weeks, it could achieve the goal of being the first ranked Test playing nation this summer. ANI

Ex-England cricketer Ramprakash crosses 35,000 first-class runs
Former England batsman Mark Ramprakash has reached 35,000 first-class runs during Surrey's clash with Glamorgan. ANI

Man U to stick with Schalke stunners for Barca face-off
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has reportedly decided to pick his Schalke stunners for Saturday's Champions League final against Barcelona. ANI

Warner, bin Hammam to be accused of offering bribes to national footie bodies
FIFA presidential challenger Mohamed Bin Hammam and controversial powerbroker Jack Warner will be accused of offering 40,000 dollars in cash bribes to national football associations when they appear before a FIFA ethics committee hearing on Sunday. ANI

England, Strauss set sights on No 1 Test spot
Seeking to consign the recent Ashes win to history, captain Andrew Strauss and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are focussed on achieving the number one Test spot in world cricket. ANI

Pak retains sixth spot in ICC Test rankings
Pakistan has retained the sixth position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) test rankings after a series-levelling victory in the St. Kitts test match against the West Indies. ANI

Man U owners give Fergie substantial summer transfer budget
The Glazer family, the owners of English Premier League club Manchester United, have reportedly given manager Sir Alex Ferguson a substantial transfer budget to recruit big name targets during the summer. ANI

Srikkanth confident of India winning series in West Indies
The Chairman of selectors for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Krishnamachari Srikkanth, has said he is confident of the Indian cricket team winning the upcoming series against the West Indies. ANI

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