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Harbhajan Singh says he hopes to make Indian squad for Australia tour
Out of favor off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes he has another five to six years of cricket left in him and hopes to be in the selectors mix when the Indian team is chosen for the Australia tour. ANI

Paul Gascoigne's ex wife 'crawled to avoid paparazzi'
Sheryl Gascoigne, the estranged wife of former England footballer Gazza, has revealed that she literally had to crawl on her 'hands and knees' at her home in Gleneagles to avoid being clicked by press photographers. ANI

Murray should have continued to play World Tour Finals through pain, says Federer
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has told World No.3 Andy Murray that champions play and win even when they are injured or ill. ANI

Hamilton fears backlash from Massa fans at Brazilian F1 Grand Prix
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has braced himself for a backlash from the fans of Ferrari's Felipe Massa in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. ANI

Oz rookie Cummins battling 'sore' heel ahead of Test series against New Zealand
Australian teenage pace bowler Pat Cummins is battling with a heel injury, ahead of Oz's first Test match against New Zealand in Brisbane. ANI

Australia's injury list likely to delay naming of Brisbane Test team
Cricket Australia (CA) may be forced to name the squad for next week's first Test against New Zealand on the day they assemble in Brisbane due to the team's injury concerns. ANI

Former skipper Jayasuriya praises Pak's 'team spirit' after victory over Sri Lanka
Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya has praised Pakistan's performance on the field. ANI

Pak's Saeed Ajmal tops ICC ODI bowlers' lists
Pakistan's spin bowler Saeed Ajmal has topped the International Cricket Council's (ICC) ODI bowlers ranking at the end of Pakistan-Sri Lanka series that ended with Pakistan's 4-1 victory. ANI

Becks caught son attempting to enjoy champagne
David Beckham caught his youngest son Cruz sneakily attempting to drink champagne during the post-match celebrations following his last game of the season for LA Galaxy. ANI

Sheikh Mansour just wanted a toy when he bought Manchester City: Napoli chief
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has taunted Manchester City by saying that the club's mega-rich owner, Sheikh Mansour, may soon want a rapid return on the 987 million pounds he has ploughed in at the Etihad. ANI

Brooklyn Decker sizzles in new lingerie commercial
Brooklyn Decker, wife of tennis star Andy Roddick, showed off her perfect curves in a new lingerie ad campaign for an Italian brand. ANI

PCB may extend Mohsin Khan's tenure as 'full-time' team coach
A Test and One-Day International (ODI) series-win over Sri Lanka has reportedly convinced the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) three-member coach-hunting committee to seriously consider, converting Mohsin Khan's interim coach role into a full-time one. ANI

John Terry building bird sanctuary in his garden
John Terry plans to build a wildlife sanctuary in his garden and lure birds along to his 10-million-pound mansion. ANI

Hamilton can 'raise himself to another level', says McLaren chief
McLaren Formula One team principal Martin Whitmarsh is expecting British driver Lewis Hamilton to find "another level" following his recent morale-boosting win in Abu Dhabi. ANI

Wenger surprised by Arsenal reaching Champions League knockout stage
Manager Arsene Wenger has expressed surprise over Arsenal becoming the first English team to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League, but was not at all surprised that the hero of the night was Robin van Persie. ANI

Ex NBA star to coach stripper basketball team
A group of nightclub owners is all set to form a basketball league of topless dancers, which will be coached by a former NBA star. ANI

Blackburn manager Kean contract revised, but Indian owners stop short of admitting raise
Manager Steve Kean has had his contract as Blackburn boss "revised", but the British football club's Indian owners Venky's have stopped short of admitting he has been handed a pay rise. ANI

Caged London Olympics envoy feels that she has been made a scapegoat
Caged Olympics ambassador Chelsea Ives, who threw bricks at a police car during the London riots, reckons she has been made a scapegoat for the chaos. ANI

Blackburn sponsor slams club's "embarrassing" Indian owners
Blackburn FC's Indian owners Venky's have been accused of "a lack of leadership" by one of the club's main sponsors. ANI

Wladimir Klitschko says Haye's bruised ego will force him to fight his brother Vitali
Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko believes British pugilist David Haye bruised ego will force him to take on his brother Vitali in a boxing bout next year. ANI

Leaked reports reveal out-of-control England rugby stars' cash obsession
The greed and arrogance of England's rugby stars has been exposed in damning official reports into their World Cup failure in New Zealand. ANI

Arun Nayar pays surprise visit to ex-wife Liz Hurley and Shane Warne
Elizabeth Hurley's ex-husband Arun Nayar was spotted leaving her London townhouse soon after the actress left with her current flame Shane Warne. ANI

Copeland keen to 'build pressure' on Kiwi batsmen in Brisbane Test
Australian fast bowler Trent Copeland claims that he can be a point of difference in the team's bowling attack, if recalled for next week's first Test against New Zealand. ANI

'Black Widow' sets world record by gobbling down 5lb turkey in 10mins
She is known as the 'Black Widow' after her ability to regularly defeat men who are four to five times her size. ANI

Ryan Harris slams ICC rationale behind 'pointless' two-Test series
Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has criticized the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s decision to hold two-match Test series, saying that the intent behind creating the fixture list has to be addressed. ANI

Botham offers 2K pounds reward for help tracing son's 'stolen' dog
Former England captain Ian Botham's family is offering a 2,000 pounds reward for help to trace their 'stolen' springer spaniel dog, Woody. ANI

Clarke backs new-ball combination of 'injury-prone' Harris and Cummins
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that he has no fears with entering a Test match with both Ryan Harris and Pat Cummins despite concerns over the fast bowlers' susceptibility to injury. ANI

Injured Watson says it's 'touch and go' for Brisbane Test against Kiwis
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said that he might have to miss the first Test against New Zealand, beginning in Brisbane on December 1, due to his hamstring injury. ANI

Warner poised to make Test debut against New Zealand
Australian batsman David Warner is poised to debut in the first Test against New Zealand next week if Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh fail to recover from injury. ANI

Greg Chappell backs 'committed' Ponting to bounce back
Former Australian selector Greg Chappell has thrown his support behind under-pressure Ricky Ponting, saying that the 36-year-old still has a future in Test cricket despite a dismal run of form. ANI

Paris St Germain confirms Beckham transfer talks
Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that the club has held preliminary talks with Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham to sign him when the transfer window opens in January 2012. ANI

Clarke calls on 'struggling' Ponting, Johnson and Haddin to lift their games
Australian captain Michael Clarke has refused to give struggling veterans Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson and Brad Haddin his unconditional backing for selection in the upcoming series against New Zealand and India. ANI

Ashley Cole lands film role in new football flick
Ashley Cole has been signed up for a new football-based film called 'Played' alongside actor Danny Dyer. ANI

Woods' ex Rachel Uchitel says she wants to have a baby
While she didn't respond definitively to the rumours earlier this month of her being pregnant, Rachel Uchitel has now revealed that she is ready to start a family. ANI

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