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Djokovic into French Open semis following injured Fognini's withdrawal
Second-seeded Novak Djokovic moved to the semi-finals of the French Open men's singles event after his quarterfinal opponent 49th-ranked Fabio Fognini of Italy pulled out of the tournament with an injury. ANI

PCB urged to make long-term plans to host 'profitable' home series in UAE
The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) chief, Dilawar Mani, has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to make long-term plans to host matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Berbatov set to quit Man U
Bulgarian striker Dmitar Berbatov is set to quit Manchester United after being axed from their Champions League final squad. ANI

Man U pigged out on posh pork before Barca pasting
Manchester United stars pigged out at McDonald's before their Barcelona pasting. ANI

Blagger pals pitch in with Barcelona
A pair of cheeky blaggers joined Barcelona's celebrations on the Wembley pitch - then told Wayne Rooney: "Chin up." ANI

Man U closing gap on Barcelona: Van der Sar
Outgoing Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar believes the club is closing the gap with Barcelona. ANI

Keen to end Barca dominance, Fergie could remain at Old Trafford till 2014
Sir Alex Ferguson may be prepared to give himself as many as three more seasons at Old Trafford, which may be required to prevent the Scotsman retiring one European title short of Bob Paisley's record three. ANI

Man U mesmerised by Barca's Messi, Fergie left traumatized
Manchester United were 'mesmerised' by Lionel Messi and his Barcelona pals during Saturday's Champions League final, and club manager Sir Alex Ferguson appeared and probably felt quite 'traumatised' by the 3-1 result. ANI

Pak will not take it easy against Ireland in second ODI, says Waqar
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said that his team will not experiment much against Ireland in the second game of the two-ODI series to be held in Belfast today. ANI

Messi says Barca can win so much more
Star striker Lionel Messi has said that Catalan giants Barcelona can win many more titles in the years ahead, and has vowed to carry on leading the side to greater glory. ANI

Arshavin vows to stay at Arsenal next season despite Wenger's axing threat
Attacking midfielder Andrey Arshavin has vowed to beat manager Arsene Wenger's axe and stay at Arsenal next season. ANI

Malouda wants Hiddink as Chelsea boss again
Chelsea winger Florent Malouda says Guus Hiddink should return as Blues boss. ANI

Man U targetting Tottenham striker Modric during overhaul spree
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will begin a summer of significant rebuilding at Old Trafford with a 20-million-pound bid for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric. ANI

Kate Middleton likely to give winner trophies at Wimbledon
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her sexy sister Pippa will take centrestage at the Royal Box, with the former all set to present trophies to the Wimbledon winners. ANI

Chennai IPL crown gives boost to Fleming's coaching career
Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming continued a strong start to his coaching career by winning consecutive Indian Premier League titles, which ensured that big money flows into his bank account, one year into a new three-year deal with Chennai Super Kings. ANI

Heavyweight belts are garbage, pigeons are family: Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson has expressed his love for pigeons and nonchalance for his heavyweight belts. ANI

'Clearance of Fifa chief, but suspension of rival over bribery charges is beyond farce'
John Whittingdale, Tory chairman of the Commons culture, has branded the decision to clear Fifa President Sepp Blatter over bribery charges, but suspending his rival Mohamed Bin Hammam, as "almost beyond farce." ANI

Hamilton accuses Monaco Grand Prix officials of racism, but retracts later
Formula One 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton appeared to accuse Monaco Grand Prix officials of racism in a furious tirade on Sunday after he was penalised over two incidents. ANI

Double ton for England's Trott, but Cardiff Test against Lanka heading for a draw
Middle-order batsman Jonathan Trott struck a double century to take England to 491 for the loss of five wickets in the first Test in Cardiff against Sri Lanka. The match, however, is heading for a draw. ANI

Posh and Becks to return to UK after baby birth
David and Victoria Beckham have set plans to consider schools for their three sons in the UK as they are to move back to their home state permanently this summer. ANI

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