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Football fan fined œ2,500 for flying team flag in his garden
A British football fan is facing a 2,500-pound fine for flying his team's flag in his garden without authorization. ANI

Martin eyeing to overtake Cairns in leading NZ Test wicket-takers list
New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin, who has become the fourth New Zealander to take over 200 wickets in Test cricket, has set his sights on gunning down Chris Cairns on the list of Black Caps' leading Test wicket-takers. ANI

UK authorities to investigate Ecclestone's $44m payment over sale of F1
British authorities are set to launch an investigation into Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone's involvement in bribery and tax evasion claims playing out in a German court. ANI

Abbey Crouch flaunts curves in figure-hugging dress
Football ace Peter Crouch's wife Abbey bragged her perfect curves in a figure-hugging dress during a recent award function, after shedding all her pregnancy weight in just eight months. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone's night out with hairdresser and WAG Lizzie Cundy
Tamara Ecclestone was spotted heading out with her hairdresser, Gary Cockerill, and WAG Lizzie Cundy to The Box nightclub. ANI

Butt told Amir to bowl no-ball during Lords Test: Waqar Younis
Former Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has said that Mohammed Amir bowled the no-ball during the Lords Test after being asked by Salman Butt. ANI

Cyber criminals may target London 2012 Olympics computer systems: Expert
Crime gangs may target London 2012 Olympics computer systems as a cover for a far bigger cyber attack on financial institutions in the City, an expert has warned. ANI

'PCB plans to launch its own inquiry into the spot-fixing scandal'
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to launch its own inquiry into the spot-fixing scandal that led to jail terms for three former internationals in Britain this week, chairman Zaka Ashraf has said. ANI

Pak orders strict security measures across country to to prevent terror act during Eid
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has ordered strict security measures all over the country to prevent acts of terrorism during Eidul Azha. ANI

Pak releases list of 31 banned organizations, excluding Jamaatud Dawa
The Pakistan interior ministry has released a list of 31 banned organizations, excluding Jamaatud Dawa. ANI

Katie Price planning Oz trip to rekindle romance with Danny Cipriani
Katie Price is ready to give love a chance, as she plans to fly off to Australia to see her former flame Danny Cipriani. ANI

Martin deserves to be regarded as one of NZ's best ever Test bowlers: Vettori
New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori believes that Chris Martin deserves to be regarded as one of New Zealand's finest ever test bowlers. ANI

Van Persie is a world class footballer, says Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has labelled striker Robin van Persie 'world class' after he put in another inspired performance in the Premier League on Saturday. ANI

I was approached by jailed 'spot fixing' agent, but avoided him over suspicion: Afridi
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has claimed that he was approached by now imprisoned players' agent Mazhar Majeed on several occasions, but refused to speak with him because of "suspicions". ANI

Becks worries about his privileged kids' drive for success
David Beckham recently admitted that he fears that his kids' 'privileged upbringing' may wipe out their 'hunger' to achieve success. ANI

Cook's family farm preparing 6,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners
England batsman Alastair Cook has revealed that he is currently busy on his family farm in Bedfordshire preparing around 6,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners all over Britain. ANI

Beckham wants Englishman to succeed Capello
England midfielder David Beckham has called on the Football Association (FA) to appoint an Englishman as the next manager of the national team. ANI

SA likely to prepare spinning wicket for Cape Town Test
South Africa may prepare a spinning wicket for the first Test against Australia, which starts in Cape Town on Wednesday. ANI

Liz Hurley to grace opening night of fiance Shane Warne's 'Club 23'
Liz Hurley, will be amongst the A listers who will grace the opening night of fiance Shane Warne's 'Club 23' at Melbourne. ANI

Lee backs Cummins to join Oz pace attack for South Africa Test series
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee reckons that teenager Patrick Cummins has the talent to join the national team's pace attack for the two-Test series against South Africa, which starts in Cape Town on Wednesday. ANI

Oz radio broadcaster criticizes CA 'dictators' over Katich controversy
Australian radio broadcaster Alan Jones has cited Cricket Australia (CA)'s decision to make dumped opening batsman Simon Katich appear at a disciplinary hearing for speaking his mind as proof the nation's sports organizations use the fear of retribution to gag their athletes. ANI

Watson aims to bowl during Cape Town Test against South Africa
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who has been struggling with back spasms, says that he will be fit to bowl at full capacity in the first Test against South Africa, which starts in Cape Town on Wednesday. ANI

IPL players can end up being unpaid like 2010 CWG vendors, warns Katich's manager
Dumped Australian opening batsman Simon Katich's manager has advised any player offered an Indian Premier League (IPL) deal to consider the plight of foreign companies that are yet to be paid by the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games organisers. ANI

Lara Bingle proud of her curvaceous body
Former fiancee of Australian cricketer Michael Clarke, Lara Bingle has hit back at claims that she is fat. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas to play 'sex addict' in new racy drama
Ryan Giggs' estranged girlfriend, Imogen Thomas is all set to embark on her film career playing a 'sex addict'. ANI

Balotelli far removed from his 'untameable image', says girlfriend Raffaella
Mario Balotelli's girlfriend, Raffaella Fico, has revealed that the real Mario is actually far-flung from his 'untameable image'. ANI

Pak seeks repatriation of three cricketers jailed for 'spot fixing' in London
The Pakistan government has directed the country's cricket board and its High Commission in the United Kingdom to submit a detailed report on the recent spot-fixing case in order to seek repatriation of the three jailed cricketers there. ANI

Woods' ex-caddie apologizes for 'black a---hole' slur at Shanghai award function
Tiger Woods' former caddie Steve Williams has apologized for making racist remarks about the American golfer at the annual Caddie Awards dinner in Shanghai, China. ANI

Former boxing champion Joe Frazier close to death with 'terminal' liver cancer
Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier has been diagnosed with liver cancer. ANI

Harris says rest is key for him to play entire Test series against South Africa
Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris says that he is confident his body will go the distance in the two-Test series against South Africa, which starts in Cape Town on Wednesday. ANI

ICC clueless when it comes to spot-fixing: Cronje bookmaker
The bookmaker who had contacted former South African captain Hansie Cronje to fix a Test match against England reckons that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is clueless when it comes to spot-fixing. ANI

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