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Alonso fastest in final practice for Monaco Grand Prix
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso clocked the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session ahead of Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. ANI

Maradona reiterates doping allegations against Grondona
Argentine legend Diego Maradona has reiterated doping allegations against his country's football federation president Julio Grondona, saying that ANI

Paes-Bhupathi crash out of French Open to unfancied Aussie duo
India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the men's doubles event of the French Open on Saturday. ANI

'Unbelievable' Ferguson is no 'whinger', says fellow Scot Murray
British tennis ace Andy Murray has launched a staunch defence of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson saying that psychologically the Scot is one of the best. ANI

Man U stars 'new safety information video mascots for Turkish Airlines
Manchester United players, including striker Wayne Rooney, have replaced air stewardesses as the stars of safety information videos on Turkish Airlines. ANI

New Zealand likely to use pink balls in domestic first-class cricket championship
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) may use pink balls for a round of the Plunket Shield, the country's domestic first-class cricket championship, next summer. ANI

Speed's Sticky Wicket most important cricket book published in past 10 years: Roebuck
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive Malcolm Speed's memoir of his time in cricket, 'Sticky Wicket', is an unbiased and relevant eye-opener about what went on behind the scenes in cricket in the past 10 years, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

New Zealand Cricket goes global to fill support team positions
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has gone global in their search for the next national team manager, physiotherapist and trainer. ANI

Hamilton vows to stop Vettel's winning streak at Monaco
Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has warned current leader Sebastian Vettel that title bandwagon will hit the buffers in Monaco. ANI

Ashley Cole's 'reunion hopes' as Cheryl loses her US X Factor dream
Ace footballer Ashley Cole is happy that his ex-wife Cheryl Cole could not make her American dream come true through the X Factor show, fearing that she would have permanently moved to the U.S. ANI

Shorter, less strenuous warm up will help athletes perform better
A study has found that adopting a shorter and less strenuous warm up before a race can actually help athletes perform better. ANI

Abramovich makes signing Neymar his top priority
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made signing Brazil striker Neymar his top priority. ANI

Hernandez thanks God before every game for letting him play football
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez drops on his knees before every game to thank God for letting him play football. ANI

Warne, Clarke playing big part in my development, says Smith
Australian all-rounder Steve Smith believes that Michael Clarke’s close relationship with former leg-spinner Shane Warne has educated the new captain in the ways of attacking with spin bowling. ANI

Lionel Messi is the 'new Maradona'
Football legend Diego Maradona has said that Lionel Messi has that X-factor which only the greatest possess, and added that he can be termed as 'new Maradona'. ANI

Guardiola admits everything about Manchester United worries him
Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that everything about Manchester United worries him. ANI

Carl Hooper to groom young West Indian batsmen
Carl Hooper, the former Guyana and West Indies captain, has been appointed as batting coach of the Sagicor High Performance Centre to groom the talent pool at the HPC. ANI

FIFA President Blatter to face ethics committee over bribery scandal
The FIFA scandal into alleged bribery has taken another extraordinary twist, as President Sepp Blatter has became the subject of fresh proceedings by the organization's Ethics Committee. ANI

PCB to question batsman Umar Akmal in Zulqarnain Haider's case
The Pakistan Cricket Board will question batsman Umar Akmal when it starts probing the Zulqarnain Haider's case. ANI

Hiddink ready to accept 'concrete offer' from Chelsea
The manager of the Turkish football team, Guus Hiddink, has opened the way for a dramatic return to Chelsea after admitting that he would welcome an offer to take over as the club's next manager. ANI

Ryan Giggs' wife asks him 'will any more women crawl out of your closet'
Ryan Giggs' devastated wife may have decided to forgive her love-rat hubby after it emerged he'd had an affair with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas, but pals of the couple have revealed that she has demanded an assurance that no more women were likely to "come crawling out". ANI

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