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Nancy Dell'Olio left 'stressed and upset' by stalking fan
Former girlfriend of Swedish football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, Nancy Dell'Olio has been left "stressed and upset" by an "obsessed" male fan who regularly shows up at her house, leaving unwanted gifts and waiting for a chance to meet her. ANI

Bruno living up to uncle Ayrton Senna's legacy as he models for Lotus
It seems that Bruno Senna is following in the footsteps of his late uncle Ayrton Senna, as he embarks on modelling for Lotus. ANI

ICC may investigate Akmal, Riaz over roles in Pak spot fixing scam
Pakistani cricketers Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz may reportedly face an investigation over their roles in the spot fixing scam. ANI

What makes Jessica Michibata the hottest woman in Formula One
McLaren Mercedes ace Jenson Button's girlfriend Jessica Michibata credits her beautiful youthful looks to Japanese food. ANI

Danny Cipriani to be new star of 'The Bachelor' next season
English rugby player Danny Cipriani is now in talks with Channel 5 chiefs to be the next star of TV's 'The Bachelor'. ANI

Manchester City likely to sell Adebayor for 14 million pounds
Tottenham Hotspur will be offered a cut-price 14 million pound deal in January by Manchester City to turn Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor's loan into a permanent move. ANI

Arsenal star Wilshere becomes St John Ambulance ambassador
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has become an ambassador for St John Ambulance. ANI

Competition amongst fast bowlers will benefit Oz cricket: Siddle
Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle reckons the tough competition between the team's fast bowlers for the upcoming Test series against South Africa is ideal for the country's cricket. ANI

Thorpe battles nerves ahead of comeback debut in Singapore
Preparing for his return to the pool for the first time since 2006, star swimmer Ian Thorpe is battling nerves. ANI

ICC calls for 'serious criminal sanctions' to stop match-fixing
The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat reckons that the guilty verdict handed down to former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif in the London spot-fixing trial is a warning to players who might be tempted to engage in corrupt activity within the sport. ANI

Johnson not worried by inter-team rivalry for spots in South Africa Test series
Ahead of the Test series against South Africa, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson admits that the competition between the fast bowlers is intense, but insists that the inter-team rivalry for spots wasn't on his mind. ANI

Ferdinand must change his game to stay at Man U: Ferguson
Coach Alex Ferguson wants to keep England defender Rio Ferdinand at Manchester United, but has told him that he will have to change his game. ANI

UK football race row: England captain Terry to be quizzed
England football captain John Terry is to be quizzed by cops over an alleged racist outburst at fellow soccer star Anton Ferdinand. ANI

Kabbadi World Cup starts in Bhatinda
The second edition of Kabbadi World Cup started here on Tuesday with fourteen countries including teams from Argentina, Pakistan, USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Norway, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Germany, Spain and hosts India taking part men's category. ANI

Mancini tells Tevez that it's easy to say sorry
Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini has finally broken his five-week silence over Tevez's refusal to warm up in Munich, hinting that his former captain could have a future at the club if he says sorry. ANI

Spot fixing cricketers have done the worst thing - Dhoni
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the conviction of Pakistani cricketers Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt on spot fixing charges was unfortunate and the worst thing that anyone could do to his or her country. ANI

Christine Bleakley rides bike to pay homage to war heroes
Frank Lampard's fiance Christine Bleakley got on her bike on Nov 1 to launch an appeal to support British war heroes. ANI

'Pak spot fixing' agent's texts show connection with fixers in Dubai, India and Britain
Scotland Yard detectives have discovered mobile text exchanges between Mazhar Majeed, the agent who masterminded the spot fixing scam, and fixers in Dubai, India and Britain. ANI

'Massa could have avoided Hamilton crash at inaugural Indian F1 Grand Prix'
One of the stewards at Sunday's inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix, Johnny Herbert, says that Ferrari's Felipe Massa deserved to be punished for crashing into McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton's car. ANI

Former Pak players say 'spot fixing' conviction tarnished country's sporting image
Pakistan's former players have expressed deep regret at London Court's conviction against Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif for spot fixing, saying the verdict marks a sad day for the game in the country, though they acknowledged that both two players got what they deserved for their actions. ANI

Bernie Ecclestone bans daughter from using F1 footage in reality show
Bernie Ecclestone has banned her daughter Tamara Ecclestone from using any Formula 1 footage in her reality show. ANI

Two Iranian footballers suspended for 'shameless buttock squeezing' goal celebration
Iran's football federation has reportedly suspended two players for 'inappropriate' goal celebration. ANI

Steven Gerrard's wife gives birth to third baby girl
Steven Gerrard's wife Alex Curran gave birth to their third child, a daughter named Lourdes on Nov 1. ANI

Botham urges London court to make Pak trio examples to stop match-fixing
Former England captain Ian Botham has hailed the Southwark Crown Court's spot-fixing trial verdict that has left Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir facing prison sentences. ANI

'Aloof and arrogant is the best description of Salman Butt,' says Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has revealed that he disliked former Pakistan captain Salman Butt even before he was exposed as a spot-fixing cheat. ANI

England players' union calls for amnesty to encourage cricketers to report spot fixing
The players' union in England has called for an amnesty from prosecution to encourage more cricketers to report approaches by fixers. ANI

2010 Lord's Test spot-fixing controversy was 'vile information to digest': Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has revealed that he will never forget the grim atmosphere after the 2010 Lord's Test against Pakistan when the undercover 'spot-fixing' sting was published by the News of the World. ANI

Leading cricketing figures feel spot fixing scandal has "tainted" international cricket
Leading cricketing figures have expressed disappointment over three Pakistan cricketers being found guilty in the spot fixing scandal, saying the incident has "tainted" the popular sport. ANI

Rooney shortlisted for Ballon d'Or, Ferguson for FIFA's top coach award
England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is among the 23-man shortlist for FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or award. ANI

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