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Hamilton dedicates win in Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to mum
British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton has dedicated his victory in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to his mum Carmen Lockhart, who had come to lend her support. ANI

Alex Gerrard's back to partying 11 days after giving birth
Just days after giving birth to her third child, Alex Gerrard is back in action. ANI

Mancini backing England for Euro 2012 glory
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes that the England team is good enough to win Euro 2012. ANI

Tahir's place in team safe for Johannesburg Test against Australia: Smith
South African captain Graeme Smith has confirmed that leg-spinner Imran Tahir would not be dropped for the second and final Test in Johannesburg. ANI

Tevez unlikely to return to Manchester City
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, who is likely to be hit with a 600,000 pound fine for going absent without official leave, could be staying in South America indefinitely. ANI

Arthur turns down Pak coach job offer: Report
Former South African coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly turned down an offer from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to succeed Waqar Younis. ANI

Australian cricket nearing rock bottom: Langer
Australian assistant coach Justin Langer acknowledges that the country's Test cricket is nearing rock bottom after the team was bowled out for 47 in the Cape Town Test against South Africa. ANI

Peter Roebuck: 'Cricket South Africa has lost a good friend'
Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola has said that the board was in a state of "great shock" on hearing of the death of iconic cricket journalist Peter Roebuck. ANI

Cricket fans disappointed as Tendulkar again misses opportunity to century of international tons
Cricket fans at Kolkata were left disappointed as batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar missed another opportunity to score his 100th international century during India's first innings in the second Test against the West Indies being played here. ANI

Prison sentence to Pak spot-fixing players 'hit me like a brick wall': Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann believed that the 2010 Lord's Test spot-fixing controversy was just a cricketing matter until London's Southwark Crown Court handed down custodial sentences to three Pakistan cricketers earlier this month. ANI

India draws 1-1 with Malaysia in soccer friendly
In an action-packed clash of equals, India drew 1-1 with Malaysia in a FIFA friendly international soccer match held in Guwahati on Sunday. ANI

Pakistan's spot- fixing convict Mohammad Amir shifted from 'grim' to 'cushy' seaside jail
Former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir has been shifted to a safer seaside prison few days after his conviction in a spot -fixing scandal. ANI

Wessels urges Oz selectors to persevere with struggling Hughes
Former South African captain Kepler Wessels has said that the Australian team management would be making a blunder if they axe opening batsman Phil Hughes for the second and final Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. ANI

Tendulkar has all the records, but Lara is better: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann says that West Indies legend Brian Lara is the finest batsman he has ever bowled at, better than Indian maestro Sachin Tendulkar. ANI

US plans to send 1,000 agents to UK for 2012 Olympics
The United States is reportedly planning to send 1000 of its security agents to the London Olympics after raising repeated concerns about the level of protection to be provided by the host city. ANI

Tributes continue to flow in for maestro of cricket writing, Peter Roebuck
Tributes continue to pour in for the maestro of cricket writing Peter Roebuck, who died in mysterious circumstances on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday at the age of 55. ANI

Baby Harper turning into mini-me of mum Posh with brunette locks
Baby Harper has already started growing a full set of brunette locks, just like her mummy Victoria Beckham. ANI

'I don't think I'm a Muralitharan or a Warne,' says Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann insists that despite his World No.3 ranking in International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowlers list and World No.3 ranking in ODIs, he cant be compared to spin legends Muttiah Muralitharan or Shane Warne. ANI

Liz Hurley regrets living as a punk
Elizabeth Hurley says that she regrets caring so much about fitting in when she was at school. ANI

Pakistan will continue to keep things simple during today's match against Lanka: Younus Khan
Former Pakistan Captain Younus Khan has said his team will continue to keep things simple as they look to double their series lead in the second one-day match against Sri Lanka here on Monday. ANI

I was the best dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, says Nancy Dell'Olio
Nancy Dell'Olio, who was booted off from 'Strictly Come Dancing' after the Halloween episode, feels that she was the best dancer on the show and reckons it will be a flop without her. ANI

Pak willing to tour India to restore bilateral cricket ties: PCB Chief Ashraf
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has claimed to have told his Indian counterpart that his team is willing to tour India in a bid to restore bilateral cricket ties between the two countries. ANI

Warner to join Oz team for Johannesburg Test against South Africa
Australian opening batsman David Warner will today join the national team in South Africa for the second and final Test in Johannesburg. ANI

South African police launch inquest into Peter Roebuck's death
South African police have launched an inquest into the death of Peter Roebuck after the noted cricket columnist plunged six storeys to his death from a Cape Town hotel room on Saturday. ANI

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