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Maken reiterates his objective of bringing BCCI under RTI scanner
Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday reiterated his objective of bringing the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) and other sports federations under the purview of Right to Information Act. ANI

Motor sports enthusiasts participate in Siliguri car rally
The 'Eastern Mountain Safari' a car rally began in Siliguri, West Bengal, on Thursday. ANI

Becks' son Brooklyn to join British boarding school?
Brooklyn Beckham, the 12-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, is rumoured to be joining a boarding school in Britain. ANI

No one dares question Wenger at Arsenal, says Arshavin
Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin has accused manager Arsene Wenger of being unwilling to take advice from anyone else at the club. ANI

Button vows to be stronger F1 force next season
British Formula One driver Jenson Button is confident that he will be tougher to beat next season as he reckons that there are areas where he can improve with his experience. ANI

Modelling agencies already vying to sign toddler Harper Beckham
Baby Harper, the three-month-old daughter of David and Victoria Beckham, has already become the 'talk of the tinsel town' as model agents in Los Angeles are lining up to sign her for contract. ANI

Tevez likely to be fined 600k pounds for going AWOL for Argentina trip
Manchester City is likely to hit striker Carlos Tevez with a 600,000 pound fine for going absent without official leave after defying the club's instructions to return from Argentina. ANI

Maken reinforces his stance to bring cricket body under RTI purview
Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday reiterated his stance of bringing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and other sports federations under the purview of Right to Information Act. ANI

Indian selectors retain same squad for second test against Windies
The cricket selection committee on Thursday named the same Indian squad for the second test against West Indies to be played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren enjoys day out with kids
Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren took her daughter and son to play at a local Florida park. ANI

Arthur frontrunner for Pakistan coach job: Report
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly interested in signing former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur to succeed Waqar Younis. ANI

Marsh, Bichel join Cricket Australia selection panel
Cricket Australia (CA) has reportedly appointed former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh and former fast bowler Andy Bichel as the board's new part-time selectors. ANI

England no longer a major football power: Capello
Ahead of Saturday's Wembley showpiece against Spain, England manager Fabio Capello has said that the Three Lions are no longer a major football power as there are not enough English players in the Premier League. ANI

Tyson plays presidential candidate Cain in mock campaign ad
Mike Tyson impersonated Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in a mock campaign commercial on comedy video website 'Funny or Die'. ANI

Man City's Mario Balotelli incurs wrath of mafia
Eccentric Italian and Manchester City football star Mario Balotelli was last night feared to have incurred the wrath of the mafia after the goal ace told of a "table full of drugs" he saw at a mob boss's lair. ANI

'Nobody will match Boucher's 500 Test catches record,' says Steyn
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn reckons that his teammate Mark Boucher's record of becoming the first player in Test history to take 500 catches will never be matched. ANI

Depressive Commonwealth boxer Tyson Fury reveals that he feels suicidal
Though he is set to defend his Commonwealth title on Saturday, 23-year-old heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has revealed that he is in deep depression and has contemplated committing suicide. ANI

Ecclestone reveals why he paid banker 27m pounds hush money
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has admitted to paying a Munich banker 27.5 million pounds to stop him from making allegations about a family trust to the British Inland Revenue which he claimed could have made him liable for billions in back tax. ANI

George Clooney had his first orgasm when he was just six-years-old
George Clooney has revealed that he started his sex life early and claims that he had his first orgasm during the first grade, when he was just six years old. ANI

FIFA allows England players to wear poppies on black armband against Spain
The FIFA has reportedly allowed England players to wear poppies on their black armbands for this Saturday's prestige friendly against Spain, following a compromise with the Football Association. ANI

Oz cricket manager Pat Howard pads up, gets down to work
Australian cricket team manager Pat Howard has said that he is ready to take the heat of his new assignment. ANI

Clarke wants 'match-winner' Haddin to continue playing his natural game
Australian captain Michael Clarke says that he is happy for struggling wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to continue playing ambitiously in his search for top form. ANI

Malik admits Pak's law and order situation 'not yet ideal'
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said though the law and order in the country had improved, it is not yet ideal.peaking on the occasion of Iqbal Day, Malik called for unity among all segments of society as Pakistan is passing through a very critical phase. ANI

Boucher first player to take 500 catches in Test cricket
South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has become the first player to take 500 catches in Test cricket. ANI

'No halo over my head with World No.1 Test bowler tag,' says Steyn
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn says that his World No.1 Test bowler ranking meant nothing when he ran up to bowl and he still had to earn his wickets. ANI

Pak ODI team boosted by 'match-winners' Afridi, Razzaq's return: Mohsin Khan
Interim Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan reckons that Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq inclusion in the team will bolster their chances in the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, which starts in the United Arab Emirates on Friday. ANI

'It was my goal to be back in Pakistan team, says Afridi
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi insists that he has put the controversy that led to his temporary retirement behind him and is now focused on playing for his country. ANI

Australian bowlers need to step up to stay alive in Cape Town Test: Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that the team's bowlers need to hit the right areas and the fielders need to hang on to the catches to stay alive in the first Test against South Africa at Cape Town. ANI

Beckham offered œ1m-a-month pay packet to play in Mexico
Mexican club Xoloitzcuintles Tijuana has launched an ambitious bid to sign Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham. ANI

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