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Indian women's hockey team faces financial crisis to host yearly tournaments
The chairman of Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament Committee, Kamal Chaudhary, expressing disappointment on Monday said the Indian women's hockey team was not getting adequate support and financial assistance to meet its requirements. ANI

Wayne and Coleen Rooney create animal farm for son's birthday
Soccer player Wayne Rooney and his wife Colleen created an animal farm for their son Kai's second birthday. ANI

Dell'Olio demands apology from 'Strictly' judge over offensive remarks
Nancy Dell'Olio has sent a dramatic email to the producer of 'Strictly Come Dancing,' threatening to sue the show after her final performance was labelled as "not very feminine" by judge Alesha Dixon. ANI

Alex Rodrigues spends time with ex-wife, kids in Miami
Alex Rodrigues was seen with his ex wife and kids on Monday, taking them to a park in Miami. ANI

Rangers keeper Grant Adam faces sectarian charge
Rangers reserve goalkeeper Grant Adam has been charged in connection with an alleged sectarian breach of the peace. ANI

Becks 'tempted' to leave Los Angeles for Paris
David Beckham has hinted that he may leave LA Galaxy, as his wife Victoria is quite keen on shifting to the capital of world fashion, Paris. ANI

ICC must get tough after Pak spot-fixing 'wake-up call': Lord Paul Condon
Former head of the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s anti-corruption unit Lord Paul Condon has warned that the sport must toughen up - and even ban teams - to rid it of corruption. ANI

Terry 'innocent until proven guilty' in race row, says Capello
England manager Fabio Capello is convinced that skipper John Terry is innocent of allegations that he racially abused Queens Park Rangers (QPR) defender Anton Ferdinand. ANI

Muhammed Ali praying for 'Smoking' Joe Frazier
Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were once boxing opponents, but outside of the ring the two men were always at each other's throats and backs. ANI

QPR's Anton Ferdinand receives death threat
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) defender Anton Ferdinand, who was involved in an alleged racist-related row with Chelsea skipper John Terry, has reportedly become the target of a death threat. ANI

Top US sports agent accused of using p*rn star to recruit new players
An agent at one of America's biggest sports agencies has been accused of using a p*rn star to help him recruit new players for his agency. ANI

UK soccer pundit seeks lawyer's help after being racially abused
Soccer pundit Stan Collymore has called in a lawyer after getting dozens of racial insults. ANI

Octomom puts on impressive display at celebrity-boxing match
Octomom Nadya Suleman emerged as the winner in a celebrity-boxing tournament at Hollywood, defeating 'Long Island Lolita' Amy Fisher in three rounds. ANI

Pippa Middleton may say 'yes' to Melbourne Grand Prix
Pippa Middleton may be attending the Melbourne Grand Prix next year if she accepts the invite, sent by the organisers of the event. ANI

PCB chief announces sweeping changes for Pak cricket
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has announced several sweeping changes in the country's cricketing establishment, that includes a special vigilance team monitoring all cricketers contracted with the PCB, especially when they are on a foreign tour. ANI

Warner stakes claim for Oz Test spot with Sheffield Shield century
Australian opening batsman David Warner's push for a baggy green took a crucial step on Sunday when he scored a century in his first Sheffield Shield appearance of the season for New South Wales. ANI

Kenya's Mutai wins New York marathon in record time
Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai has won the New York City Marathon in a record unofficial time of two hours, five minutes, six seconds, lopping more than two minutes off the old time. ANI

Scott fuels Woods race row by backing caddie Steve Williams
Tiger Woods former caddie Steve Williams has received backing from an unexpected quarter in the wake of his racism-fuelled rant against the former American golfer. The support has come from his present employer Adam Scott. illiams was on a plane to Sydney for this week's Australian Open, where all efforts were being made to keep him apart from Woods, his former employer. ANI

Lampard to captain England against Spain
Chelsea mid-fielder Frank Lampard is in line to captain England in Saturday's friendly international against world champions Spain. ANI

Paris Hilton racing team rider wins Moto GP
A member of Paris Hilton's racing team won the 125cc MotoGP world championship finale in Valencia on Sunday. ANI

Hughes prepared for bumper barrage from South African fast bowlers
Australian opening batsman Phil Hughes says that he has heard the media talk from South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, and is bracing for his off-stump and body to be peppered during the two-match Test series. ANI

Una Healy and Ben Foden expecting baby girl
Rugby player Ben Foden and his long-term girlfriend Una Healy have revealed that they are expecting a baby girl. ANI

Tigers Woods' ex-caddie 'not a racist', says Greg Norman
Australian golfer Greg Norman has defended American star Tigers Woods' former caddie Steve Williams against accusations of racism. ANI

Australian team 'undercooked' for South Africa Test series: South Africa A coach
South Africa A coach Vincent Barnes reckons that the Michael Clarke-led Australian team is "undercooked" for the two-match Test series against South Africa. ANI

Warnie's ex will not meet Hurley 'under any circumstances'
Shane Warne's ex-wife, Simone Callahan, has conveyed a sharp message to the cricketer that under no circumstances will she meet Liz Hurley. ANI

Warm-up win over South Africa A ideal preparation for Cape Town Test: Hussey
Australian batsman Michael Hussey has said that the team's warm-up win over South Africa A in Potchefstroom last week was the ideal preparation for the first Test, which starts in Cape Town on Wednesday. ANI

'More experienced' South Africans will be tough to beat in Tests, says Hussey
Australian batsman Michael Hussey believes that South Africa are an even better side now than they were on their 2008/2009 visit to Australia. ANI

New Zealand needs to be 'little bit daring' for Australia Test series: McMillan
The New Zealand team needs to get more daring in their team selections and play if they are to beat Australia in the upcoming Test series, according to former all-rounder Craig McMillan. ANI

Becks is the man behind 'The Stone Roses' reunion
David Beckham pushed for the big reunion of popular English rock band, 'The Stone Roses', according to reports. ANI

Becks turns coach for his sons at soccer practice
David Beckham turned coach for his sons, giving tactical insight and instructions to them during soccer practice in Los Angeles. ANI

ICC considering several measures to combat match-fixing
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly recommend its anti-corruption and security unit to give priority to detection of match-fixing by employing more cricket-savvy officers. ANI

Lewis Hamilton seen with mystery woman post Scherzinger split
Lewis Hamilton was spotted stepping out of a club with a mysterious woman just a month after he broke up with Nicole Scherzinger. ANI

Cameron, other elected officials 'banned' from running with 2012 Olympic torch
British Prime Minister David Cameron and other elected officials have been banned from running with the London 2012 Olympic torch relay when it embarks on a 70-day journey across the nation from May 18. ANI

Adidas website comes under 'sophisticated and criminal' cyber attack by hackers
German sportswear and equipment maker Adidas has taken its website content offline after suffering a 'sophisticated and criminal' cyber attack. ANI

Rooney out of England squad for friendlies against Spain, Sweden
England manager Fabio Capello has not named striker Wayne Rooney in the 25-man squad to play friendlies against Spain and Sweden. ANI

Pak cricketers received 100,000 pounds taxpayers' funds for spot-fixing trial defence
Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, who were jailed by a London court for involvement in a spot-fixing scam, were given over 100,000 pounds of taxpayers' money to fund their legal defence. ANI

Tiger Woods to be kept away from controversial ex-caddie at Australian Open
American golfer Tiger Woods will be kept well away from his former caddie Steve Williams at the Australian Open in Sydney this week. ANI

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