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Joey Barton dresses up as Harry Potter to avoid fans
Football player Joey Barton has revealed that he wears spectacles like Harry Potter to avoid being mobbed by fans. ANI

Ferguson warns rivals 'warming up' Man U will get 'near to top' by New Year
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned club rivals that his team is just warming up, and is 'gradually getting over' with certain issues. ANI

Actor Jones helps transform 'criminal gang' youth members' lives
English film Actor and former Welsh footballer Vinnie Jones is helping to transform kids, who were once a part of criminal gangs. ANI

Olympic chiefs ban smoking in 'ticketed' areas of 2012 Games
Olympic chiefs have banned smoking in ticketed areas, which is expected to include the102-hectare London Olympic Park during the 2012 Games. ANI

Posh to go house hunting in Paris
Victoria Beckham will look at potential homes to rent as she visits Paris over the next few weeks as she and hubby David plan to shift base to the fashion capital of the world along with their kids. ANI

Christine Bleakley calls for 'cycle to work' after getting axed from job
Two days after discovering that she would be axed from the show Daybreak, Christine Bleakley launched a scheme to encourage people to 'cycle to work'. ANI

Drug ban dispute may harm 2012 London Olympics if not settled quickly: UK anti-doping chief
Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping, Andy Parkinson, has stressed the need for a speedy settlement of bitter disputes between the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA), saying that matter could becoming an embarrassing issue for the nation that is set to host Olympic Games next year. ANI

Oz rookie Cummins must be rested to ensure his bright future: Clarke
Australia batsman Michael Clarke has reckoned that pace bowler Pat Cummins should not be used in all formats of cricket to ensure he has a long career. ANI

Afridi's series winning performance against Lanka 'moral-booster' for Pak: Manager
After last year's spot-fixing scandal, the victory of the Pakistani team, especially with Shahid Afridi's outstanding performance in the fourth One-day series against Sri Lanka has acted as a "real moral-booster for us", Associate Manager of Pakistan team Naushad Ali has said. ANI

Hollywood ending for Becks as he brings 5-yr career in LA to glorious end
Victoria Beckham could not contain her pride as her husband David Beckham's American journey came to a happy ending in true Hollywood style on Monday. ANI

Woods' ex mistress Rachel Uchitel flaunts bikini body during honeymoon
Tiger Woods' former mistress, Rachel Uchitel was spotted flaunting her perfect curves in skimpy white patterned bikini during honeymoon with hubby Matt Hahn. ANI

England bowler Anderson calls on ICC to maintain Test cricket's popularity
England pace bowler James Anderson has said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should take e responsibility for preventing the lustre of Test matches being faded out by one- internationals. ANI

Wadekar to get C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
Former India captain Ajit Wadekar will be the recipient of the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award. ANI

Oz cricket team vulnerable ahead of series against Kiwis, says ex-coach Buchanan
Former Australian cricket team coach John Buchanan has suggested that the current Australian squad led by Michael Clarke is vulnerable in the run up to the series against New Zealand following the sweeping changes made under the Argus Review. ANI

Australia's new coach Mickey Arthur 'proud' to accept post
Newly appointed Australia's cricket head coach Mickey Arthur has said he is proud to assume the post. ANI

Football fan correctly predicts 19 results and wins 585k pounds
A football fan from Malta scored a record-breaking bet payout after correctly predicting 19 results during the weekend. ANI

Balotelli babysits with girlfriend as p*rn star dating rumours swirl
Mario Balotelli was seen with girlfriend Raffaella Fico and a young relative on Monday night in Manchester, despite recent reports that he had a date with p*rn star Holly Henderson. ANI

Amir Khan awarded 'British boxer of year'
Pakistani-origin boxer Amir Khan has been declared British boxer of the year. ANI

Barton may quit football to become Catholic priest
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) captain Joey Barton has said he is thinking of quitting football to become a Catholic priest. ANI

Ex-England manager Sven Goran Eriksson linked to another big money deal in Iran
Former England football manager Sven Goran Eriksson has been linked to yet another big-money deal, this time in Iran. ANI

'The future has to be catered for': nervous wait for Haddin, Ponting
The Australia-South Africa Test series has ended with a one all score line, and now the new selection committee headed by John Inverarity has the onerous task of deciding on the futures of star batsman Ricky Ponting and wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin. ANI

Winning titles in 3 countries has helped Becks prove his critics wrong
Former England football star David Beckham feels that he has given a fitting answer to his critics after becoming the the second Englishman after Trevor Steven to win League titles in three separate countries. ANI

Boob job helped Natasha get over Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs's sister-in-law, Natasha has revealed that she got over the soccer star and his brother, Rhodri by having a boob job. ANI

Man U's Phil Jones living life in the fast lane
Manchester United star Phil Jones has sealed his meteoric rise to fame by buying a 130,000 pound sports car. ANI

Hamilton the biggest threat to Vettel
British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton has been singled out as the biggest danger to his German rival Sebastian Vettel. ANI

Hamilton wants win for Ayrton Senna in Brazil
Former Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is targeting an emotional win in Brazil this weekend to end his Formula One season on a high. ANI

Ferrari stopped developing 2011 Formula One car in July
Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has revealed the team stopped developing their 2011 F1 car at the end of July. ANI

Ex-Pak keeper Kamran Akmal's father-in-law files defamation suit against Haider
Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal's father-in-law on Monday filed a defamation suit against the country's outcast stumper Zulqarnain Haider for 15 crore rupees in a Lahore court. ANI

Abramovich faces 20 million pound bill to axe Villas-Boas
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will have to pay up 20 million pound to axe under fire coach Andre Villas-Boas. ANI

Pak cricket team 'trying hard to regain credibility' post 'spot-fixing' scandal: Rameez
Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja has said his country's team is trying hard to regain their credibility after the spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Khawaja's 65 against Proteas a good launching pad: Amla
South African batsman Hashim Amla has said that Usman Khawaja's maiden half-century has the potential of being a launching pad for a quality Test career. ANI

Cricket Australia appoints Mickey Arthur as new head coach
Former Proteas mentor Mickey Arthur has been appointed as Australian team's new head cricket coach. ANI

Foreign cricket teams 'still reluctant' to play in Pak over security fears: Mani
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Ehsan Mani has said that foreign teams are still reluctant to tour Pakistan over fears of their security, and added that it will take more time for international cricket to resume there. ANI

Manchester City will get better with each match: Silva
Ace footballer David Silva has said that Premier League leaders Manchester City are going to get better with each match. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger strips for new coffee table book
Nicole Scherzinger flaunted her perfect curves as she stripped for new coffee table book 'Culo'. ANI

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