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Christiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk walks ramp in Mexico for 1st time
Irina Shayk made a very good first impression, when she walked down the ramp at the Cancun Moda Nextel 2011 fashion show in Mexico. ANI

South Africa's cricket chief Irish calls for 'power revamp' in sport
South Africa Cricketers' Association (CSA) Chief Executive Officer Tony Irish has called for revamping the corporate governance structure in the sport. ANI

Hughes backs Warner to excel in his debut Test
Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who will be looking to cement his place during first Test against New Zealand in Brisbane, has backed new opening partner David Warner to excel in his debut match. ANI

Drogba turns down one-year extension to stay at Chelsea
Didier Drogba has turned down a 12-month extension to stay at Chelsea and is all set to walk away from the club after rejecting a January move to AC Milan. ANI

Juggling batting, bowling becoming increasingly difficult: Watson
Injured Australia vice-captain Shane Watson has admitted that his days as an opening batsman could be numbered as his role with the ball continues to increase. ANI

Americans eyeing off Australia's Lauryn Eagle for Lingerie Football League
Americans are now eyeing Aussie stunner Lauryn Eagle to join the Lingerie Football League. ANI

Coach Arthur urges fans to be patient before assessing Oz cricket rebuilding
Australia's newly- appointed cricket head coach Mickey Arthur has said fans should assess his rebuilding efforts only after four years. ANI

Model turned boxer hopes for Olympic success
A British girl who idolised Katie Price and took part in beauty pageants, turned to boxing to beat bullies, and now dreams to make it to the Olympic squad. ANI

Man City's Balotelli flies of the handle after Red Card penalty
Manchester City's star striker Mario Balotelli flew off the handle after receiving a red card in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Liverpool. ANI

Federer outlines how important mind games are in tennis
Tennis great Roger Federer has outlined just how important mind games are in the sport, and how his own mental strength has helped him become a history maker. ANI

Australia needs all rounder to fill in Watson's shoes
Australia must find a substitute all rounder for Shane Watson to help bowl out the Kiwis in the first innings of the Gabba Test, according to former opener Mark Waugh. ANI

Hamilton snubs Red Bull and Ferrari, set to stay with McLaren
Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has said he will certainly sign a new deal with McLaren next year to continue beyond 2012, snubbing the Red Bull and Ferrari teams. ANI

Rooney reckons that a statue should be erected for Giggs
Star striker Wayne Rooney reckons Manchester United should erect a bronze statue to celebrate the amazing career of birthday boy Ryan Giggs. ANI

Beckham shoots down Man City's Premier League title chances
Former England football star David Beckham has shot down Manchester City's chances of winning the 2011-12 Premier League title, despite the club being five points clear after 13 games. ANI

Posh conquers fashion world with Designer Brand of the Year award
Victoria Beckham has solidified her place in the fashion world by winning the Designer Brand of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. ANI

Retired Haye confirms about talks to fight Vitali Klitschko in March
Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye, who officially retired in October this year, has confirmed that his team is in talks about a fight with Vitali Klitschko in March 2012. ANI

Sehwag told Warner 'You'll be a better Test cricketer than a Twenty20 player'
Indian opener Virender Sehwag is said to have told New South Wales batting star David Warner that he would be better off playing Test cricket than one-day or Twenty20 cricket. ANI

Fit Siddle advices waiting trio of rookie fast bowlers to be yourself
Pace spearhead Peter Siddle has urged each of Australia's trio of rookie fast bowlers to "be yourself" as he sets about leading them into battle against a New Zealand side sensing vulnerability in the hosts. ANI

Ponting lauds decision to allow captain a say in squad selection
Having spent the better part of his seven years as captain pleading for the right to have an official say in selection, which has now been given to his successor Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting has lauded the decision, triggered by the Argus review findings. ANI

Mancini blames chaotic fixture list for England's poor performance
Slamming the chaotic fixture list of the England team, Roberto Mancini has claimed its draining nature is the major reason why Three Lions continually fail at major tournaments. ANI

Skipper Clarke preparing to face volley of friendly fire Test aspirants
Under the new structures in place at Cricket Australia, captain Michael Clarke will squarely be in the line of fire over coming days as the fast-bowling candidates state their case for inclusion for the first Test against New Zealand, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. ANI

Oz off-spinner Lyon holds no fear of the Gabba
Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who made his Test debut three months ago, has never visited the Gabba in Brisbane, let alone bowled on its famous pace-friendly pitches, but he says he has no fear of bowling on the track against New Zealand come Thursday. ANI

Craddock fears time could be up for Mitchell Johnson
He is out of form, out of the side and facing a long summer on the sidelines, and veteran cricket writer Robert Craddock feels that Mitchell Johnson's Test career may just be getting over. ANI

India 'rules out' London Olympic boycott over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow's sponsorship
India has backed away from threats to boycott the London 2012 Olympics over the handing of a sponsorship deal to the Dow Chemical company, which has been blamed for 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. ANI

England striker John Terry probed by police over 'racism' claims
London, Nov 29(ANI): England captain John Terry was reportedly interrogated by police under caution over claims that he made a racist remark aimed at footballer Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's game against Queens Park Rangers ANI

Speed did not quarrel with wife before killing himself: Agent
London, Nov 29(ANI): Deceased Welsh manager Gary Speed was not depressed and did not quarrel with his wife before hanging himself, his agent Hayden Evans has said. London, Nov 29(ANI): Deceased Welsh manager Gary Speed was not depressed and did not quarrel with his wife before hanging himself, his agent Hayden Evans has said. ANI

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