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Ribery's French prosecutors failed to prove call girl was minor: Defence lawyer
French prosecutors have failed to counter the claim that Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery did not know a prostitute he paid for sex was a minor, his defence lawyer has said. ANI

Pakistan Cricket Board to frame new anti-corruption laws
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has said that the board would frame new anti-corruption laws for thwarting the menace of match-fixing and spot-fixing. ANI

Why Michael Jordan wouldn't go shark-cage diving
Daredevil Michael B. Jordan may be playing a superhero in his upcoming movie, but there are certain things even he isn't willing to risk. ANI

Sharjah cricket stadium enters Guinness Book for hosting maximum ODIs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United States Emirates has entered the Guinness Book of Records for hosting the maximum number of one-day matches. ANI

How science of statistics is changing Premier League's strategy
The science of statistics is changing the way English Premier League teams buy, sell and pick their squads, it has emerged. ANI

Ryan Giggs sister-in-law lover Natasha 'just can't stand' him
Natasha Giggs, who had an eight year secret affair with her brother-in-law Ryan Giggs behind his brother Rhodri's back, has revealed that she can no longer 'stand' the Manchester United legend. ANI

'Heli-snipers' to protect 2012 London Olympics from terror attacks
A highly trained group of airborne snipers will be deployed on helicopters to protect next year's London Olympics from any terrorist attacks. ANI

Man U's David De Gea is the best Premier League goalkeeper: Statistics
Manchester United's David De Gea has saved more goals than another goalkeeper in the Premier League this season, statistics have revealed. ANI

Outrage over relocation of 200- yr-old UK cricket club over fears of balls hitting people
UK Councillors have called for the relocation of one of the world's oldest cricket clubs, Lymington in Hampshire over fears that speeding balls may hit people. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen gives fans sneak peek into 'Sexy Miss Santa' photoshoot
Imogen Thomas, who is infamous for bedding footballer Ryan Giggs, gave fans the joy of an early Christmas as she posed for a festive photo shoot in a pair of red Santa knickers and shared one of the pictures on her Twitter page. ANI

Pak capable of being ranked among top two ODI teams in coming months: Waqar
Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has praised the national team's impressive performance in the United Arab Emirates amid a plethora of controversies. ANI

FIFA President Blatter under scanner over 340 million pound World Cup ticket deal
Federation Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) chief Sepp Blatter has come under the scanner over the 340 million pound World Cup ticket deal. ANI

Ahead of Barclays finals, Murray warns rivals that his best is yet to come
Andy Murray has warned his rivals that his best is yet to come, as he kicks off his Barclays ATP World Tour finals charge this afternoon against Spain's David Ferrer. ANI

ICC names John Harnden as 2015 World Cup CEO
The Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2015 World Cup Local Organising Committee, James Strong, has announced the appointment of John Harnden as the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Organising Committee for the event. ANI

McLaren considering switch to Honda engines after Mercedes deal ends
Brit duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button's McLaren team are considering switching to Honda engines once their deal with Mercedes ends. ANI

South African police to question 16 boys who shared Peter Roebuck's home
The ongoing investigation into the death of acclaimed cricket journalist Peter Roebuck will see police quiz 16 male students who lived at his home in South Africa. ANI

Villas-Boas' backs Chelsea stars' 'immense talent' to lead to Premier League comeback
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says that his club needs to win every Premier League game from now on to stand any chance of winning the title this season. ANI

Beckham leads Los Angeles Galaxy to MLS title
British star David Beckham has signed off his five-year Los Angeles Galaxy contract by lifting the MLS Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo in Sunday's championship game. ANI

Afridi displays outstanding performance as Pak beats Lanka in Sharjah
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi scored a half-century and took five wickets to lead his team to a dazzling 26-run victory in the fourth one-day day and night match against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Sunday. ANI

Jermaine Pennant gives his sports car a gleaming makeover
Jermaine Pennant has given his sports car a shiny new look, courtesy of a vinyl car wrap. ANI

Regan Gascoigne looks just like dad Gazza
Regan Gascoigne looks mature just like his dad Gazza and his resemblance to him is getting even more prominent with every passing day. ANI

Tiger Woods takes a swipe at Greg Norman after winning President's Cup for US
Tiger Woods took a swipe at Greg Norman, saying he had relished playing a pivotal role in the US team's President Cup win and at the same time proving the International captain wrong. ANI

Starc identified as potential successor to inconsistent speedster Johnson
New South Wales left arm pacer Mitchell Starc has been identified as the potential successor to inconsistent speedster Mitchell Johnson. ANI

Crowe quits three balls into cricket comeback
Former New Zealand cricketer and captain Martin Crowe's comeback is over. ANI

Rooney likely to Man U's central middle-man against Benfica FC
Star striker Wayne Rooney is again likely to be deployed in an unfamiliar central midfield role when Manchester United take on Benfica FC at Old Trafford tomorrow in search of Champions League glory. ANI

Cummins six for haul cements his growing international cricket reputation
Fast bowler Pat Cummins appears to have established his reputation in international cricket with his six-wicket haul for 79 runs in the second Test against South Africa being played in the "Bull Ring" in Johannesburg. ANI

Injured Watson could miss Brisbane Test
Vice captain and all-rounder Shane Watson has admitted that his hamstring injury could sideline him for the start of the home international season as Australian team selection issues mount. ANI

Marsh's dodgy back may hand Ponting a Test lifeline
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting's Test future remains hanging by a thread, but Shaun Marsh's dodgy back and Australia's worsening injury crisis could hand him a much needed lifeline despite a year of barren form. ANI

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