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Injured Djokovic pulls out of Paris Masters
World No.1 Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the ATP Paris Masters due to a shoulder injury. ANI

Cowan laments controversy over KP's 'I'm not f- king English' book anecdote
Australian cricketer Ed Cowan has lamented the controversy, that was sparked off due to an anecdote on his friend and England cricketer Kevin Pietersen ANI

Messi,Rooney have long way to go before being branded 'greats' like me, says Pele
Brazilian legend Pele has reckoned that French footballer inedine Zidane was a more complete player than Argentine striker Lionel Messi, who is touted as the finest footballer today. ANI

MLS boss wants Beckham to stay on in league
Major League Soccer (MLS) Commissioner Don Garber has said David Beckham's five years in Major League Soccer (MLS) have "delivered on all aspects", adding that he hopes the England international will stay on in the league. ANI

South Africa thrash Australia by eight wickets in 'incredible' Cape Town Test
South African captain Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla hit centuries to help guide their team to an eight-wicket win over Australia in the first Test at Newlands stadium in Cape Town. ANI

Cheryl Cole dreams of own perfume but wants it done her way
Cheryl Cole has revealed that she wants her own perfume, but it would have to be done her way. ANI

Hamilton's ex Nicole sizzles in cover shoot of Vegas mag
Despite being super busy judging the 'X Factor USA' contestants and promoting her own solo music, Nicole Scherzinger took out time to pose for the cover page of Vegas magazine. ANI

Pakistan to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI in Dubai today
Dubai, Nov 11(ANI): Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the first one day international match of the UAE cricket series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium today. ANI

Oz F 1 driver Webber 'haunted' by 2010 defeat: Ex team mate
Melbourne, Nov 11(ANI):Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber's defeat at last year's title may have psychologically affected the player, his former team-mate David Coulthard has said. ANI

Bikini and waxing woes of Olympian beach volleyball players
London, November 11(ANI): The bikinis worn by the women beach volleyball players participating in the Olympics have inevitably landed them in the middle of controversies. ANI

Tiger Woods tops leaderboard at Australian Open
American golfer Tiger Woods has returned to form to hit a five-under-par 67 and establish the lead in the Australian Open. ANI

Victoria Beckham's 33,000 dollar iPhone no baby gift from Becks
Victoria Beckham's spokesperson has rubbished rumours doing the rounds that her ace footballer hubby David had presented her a gold iPhone worth 33,000 dollars. ANI

Chelsea boss Abramovich's 'jets not always fuelled and ready to take off'
Roman Abramovich has revealed that he does not keep his private jets fuelled-up on standby, while giving evidence at a high court trial. ANI

Don't blame Newlands curator for Cape Town Test 'perfect storm': Craig Matthews
Newlands pitch curator Evan Flint cannot be held culpable for creating any sort of "monster" in his surface for the first Test between South Africa and Australia, according to former South African fast bowler Craig Matthews. ANI

New ICC probe on 'Pak spot-fixing' likely: Ashraf
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has said the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) might soon open a new investigation into the spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Katich should have punched Clarke instead of grabbing his throat: Matthews
Former Australian spinner Greg Matthews says that the only mistake dumped batsman Simon Katich has ever made is not punching Michael Clarke in the face during the pair's infamous SCG dressing-room encounter in January 2009. ANI

Hamilton rubbishes Whitmarsh's claims Button success behind poor performance
Lewis Hamilton has termed his McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh's claims that his form has been affected by team-mate Jenson Button's success, as "rubbish". ANI

Pak needs to ward off Malinga to win against Sri Lanka: Misbah
Pakistan cricket Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has acknowledged that Lasith Malinga is a 'very good bowler', who has to be warded off to win against Sri Lanka. ANI

Pak's win against 'strong' Lanka 'fantastic achievement' team needed at this hour: Misbah
Pakistan cricket Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said it was necessary for his team to perform well against a team that were ranked higher than them, and their win against one of the best teams like Sri Lanka has served that purpose. ANI

Ryder keen to keep bowling despite injuries
New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder has denied suggestions that his days at the bowling crease in international cricket could be numbered. ANI

Neville is 'a secret Scouser', though he hates Liverpool
Manchester United star Gary Neville is a Scouser, genealogists have discovered. ANI

'Lonely' Lewis Hamilton misses family and friend 'bubble' during races
Lewis Hamilton, who recently split from pop queen Nicole Scherzinger, has admitted that he misses the support of family and close friends that his teammate Jenson Button enjoys. ANI

Sports nutrition company set to sponsor Woods' golf bag
Tiger Woods' latest sponsor is a company specializing in sports nutrition. ANI

Bernie Ecclestone discovered daughter's 12m pounds wedding bill much later
Bernie Ecclestone found out his daughter Petra's wedding had cost him more than 12 million pounds only after it was over, as his ex-wife settled the bill without his knowledge. ANI

Titus Bramble denies sexual assault charges in court
Titus Bramble has denied charges of two sexual assaults and urinating in a public place, before a district judge at Teesside Magistrates' Court. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio signs up for 'Strictly Come Dancing' UK tour
After being booted out of 'Strictly Come Dancing', Nancy Dell'Olio has now signed up for the dance show's live UK tour. ANI

Pak cricketers now have added responsibility to perform well following spot fixing chaos: Misbah
Pakistan cricket Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said his team must be more responsible and perform really good to overshadow the controversy created by the spot fixing scandal. ANI

Skipper Clarke describes Australia's lowest total in 109 years as a disgrace
Skipper Michael Clarke has described Australia crash to their lowest Test total in 109 years as a disgrace. ANI

Newspapers go to town over Australia's collapse in Cape Town Test
Newspapers around the world have gone to town about Australia's collapse in their second innings against South Africa in the Cape Town Test. ANI

PCB chief emphases improving ties with other boards
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has emphasised on the need for improving ties with other cricket boards, as he leaves for Dubai tomorrow to take part in an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting. ANI

Black Caps looking forward to winning at least one Test match against Australia
New Zealand's cricket team is looking forward to winning at least one of the two test matches against Australia next month. ANI

BCCI accountable in its dealings, says Rajiv Shukla
Highlighting the 'accountability' of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), its vice-president, Rajiv Shukla, has urged the central government to re-examine certain provisions of the proposed National Sports Development Bill. ANI

Afghan boys, girls participate in Subrato Cup football tournament in Delhi
Afghan boys and girls are participating in the 52nd Subrato Cup Football Tournament being held in New Delhi with the hope of promoting a better sports culture back home and with the expectation of India assisting their country's government in building Afghanistan's sports infrastructure and training in their war-ravaged country. ANI

Imogen set to win 'Come Dine With Me' with cheeky 'sex with Giggs' menu
Imogen Thomas is all set to compete for the top spot with a cheeky Ryan Giggs menu in a TV reality special 'Come Dine With Me'. ANI

Playboy model sues Oscar De La Hoya over kinky drug fuelled sex party
A lawsuit has revealed that Oscar De La Hoya threw a depraved, drug fuelled sex party at New York's Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he was dressed in ladies' underwear. ANI

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