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Sachin Tendulkar deserves Bharat Ratna, says Anna Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar deserves the honour of being conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, for his services to the nation. ANI

Posh treats baby Harper to 'adoptable' dolls at NY toy store
Victoria Beckham was spotted taking her adorable newborn daughter Harper Seven to a toy store in New York. ANI

Real Madrid likely to table bid for Jack Wilshere
Spanish football giant Real Madrid is likely to table a bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. ANI

MacGill linked with Sydney Sixers for Twenty20 Big Bash League
Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has been linked with the Sydney Sixers for the upcoming Twenty20 Big Bash League after a shock return to grade cricket last weekend. ANI

Manchester United sign five-year-old prodigy
Manchester United has signed five-year-old football wonder kid Charlie Jackson, who is being tipping as a future superstar by coaches.ccording to the Daily Mirror, United scouts spotted Charlie's incredible football skills when he was just three, but had to wait until he was old enough to join their development centre. ANI

Donald urges South African bowlers to be 'aggressive' on 'less friendly' Wanderers pitch
South African bowling coach Allan Donald expects the conditions at the Wanderers for the second Test against Australia to be different from the Cape Town pitch, and says that his bowlers would need to adapt accordingly. ANI

Khawaja ready to face Steyn, Morkel in Johannesburg Test
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja feels that he has prepared well for the second and final Test against South Africa, which starts at the Wanderers on Thursday. ANI

Capello hails youngsters for England's unbeaten run
England manager Fabio Capello has hailed the youngsters of the team after they ensured that the Three Lions ended the calendar year unbeaten. ANI

RiRi left red-faced after calling Spur's Jermain Defoe 'Gunner'
Rihanna almost managed to embarrass herself when she tried to compliment Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe, saying what a marvelous striker he is for arch-rival Arsenal. ANI

Roebuck's laptop to provide 'vital clues'
South African police investigating the suicide of iconic cricket journalist Peter Roebuck have reportedly found vital clues on his laptop. ANI

Cummins not aiming to bowl fast at the expense of accuracy
Australian fast bowler Patrick Cummins says that bowling fast would not be his main aim if he is selected for the second and final Test against South Africa, which starts tomorrow in Johannesburg. ANI

Woods to take on Scott and his ex-caddie Williams at Presidents Cup
Tiger Woods will play against Australian Adam Scott and his ex-caddie Steve Williams in a promoter's dream match-up on the opening day of the Presidents Cup on Thursday. ANI

Roebuck's family proud of the legacy he left to the world
The family of iconic cricket journalist Peter Roebuck has spoken of the devastation of losing him and the pride they feel in the legacy he left to the world. ANI

Johnson running out of last chances in Tests: Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that Mitchell Johnson is running out of last chances, as the left armer is all set to get a reprieve in the second Test in Johannesburg. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone pulled strings for charity fundraiser
Billionaire heiress Tamara Ecclestone has confessed to pulling in 'a few favours' for the charity fundraiser organised on Monday night. ANI

Button delighted to finish ahead of McLaren teammate Hamilton
McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button roared with delight after winning the 'Battle of the Brits' against teammate Lewis Hamilton. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone goes mop shopping at UK supermarket
Tamara Ecclestone was spotted splashing cash on a mop and groceries at one of UK's largest supermarket chains. ANI

Liz Hurley refers cricket whites as 'costumes'
Elizabeth Hurley still has not got the hang of the cricketing lingo, despite being with Shane Warne for 18 months now. ANI

All nations fixed matches, problem greater in county cricket: Condon
Former chief anti-corruption investigator of ICC Paul Condon has said that all of cricket's top nations were involved in match fixing. ANI

Caned Henk Lindeque lifts lid on Robuck's secret life
A man who was caned on the buttocks by Peter Roebuck has described the turbulent year he spent being coached by the former first class cricketer and respected journalist. ANI

Cricket Australia appoints new anti-corruption and security body
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland is confident that domestic cricket in the country does not have a corruption problem, but says there's no room for complacency. ANI

Australia must 'seriously consider' moving Watson down the batting order: Moody
Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody believes that the team management must think seriously about shifting opening batsman Shane Watson down the batting order if his bowling requirements continue to remain heavy. ANI

PCB Chairman says "vigilance division" will prevent cricketers from 'match fixing' malfunction
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has announced that a "vigilance division" will be set up to prevent players from being tempted into illegal betting practices. ANI

Lord Coe defends 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow's sponsorship for London Olympics
London Olympics chairman Lord Coe has defended a decision to sign a sponsorship deal with the Dow Chemical Company, saying the company's legal battles with Indian families affected by the Bhopal gas tragedy would not damage the reputation of next year's sporting event. ANI

Bravo to join Sydney Sixers for Twenty20 Big Bash League
The Sydney Sixers have signed West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for the upcoming Twenty20 Big Bash League. ANI

Mike Tyson respects Herman Cain despite poking fun at him
Mike Tyson has said that he respects Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. ANI

Gillespie to coach Yorkshire from next season
Yorkshire has announced that former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie will take over as their new first-team coach from next season. ANI

Oscar de la Hoya fights back sexual abuse allegations
The ongoing legal battle between Oscar de la Hoya and the woman who claims he imprisoned her during 'unusual sexual activities' has heated up. ANI

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