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'Mailman' Bent backed to fill 'banned' Rooney's shoes at Euro 2012
Aston Villa footballer Darren Bent, who has been nicknamed the 'Mailman' by American entrepreneur Randy Lerner, has been backed by his team's boss to replace Wayne Rooney at Euro 2012. ANI

Ex-lover Natasha calls Ryan Giggs a 'tit' and his wife Stacey his 'lapdog'
Manchester United star Ryan Giggs's ex-lover Natasha has slammed him as a 'tit' and called his long-suffering wife Stacey his "lapdog" on Twitter, after the three were apparently involved in a blazing row on the street ANI

Pakistan expecting 'tough battle' against Sri Lanka in Test series: Mohsin
Pakistan is not taking Sri Lanka 'lightly' on the basis of their recent performances, and is expecting a 'tough battle' in the upcoming Test series in the UAE, Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan has said. ANI

Ryan Giggs 'hasn't got the balls,' says ex-sister-in-law lover Natasha
Soccer love rat Ryan Giggs has been branded a coward by his sister-in-law Natasha, who used to be his secret lover, following a public slanging match in the street. ANI

Pak should prepare "seaming tracks" for Test series against Sri Lanka in UAE: Basit Ali
Pakistan should use home advantage and prepare seaming tracks for the Test series against Sri Lanka in the UAE, former Test batsman Basit Ali has said. ANI

Having "complementary" relationship with Clarke must for new Oz head coach: Howard
A constructive relationship with Australia's Test captain Michael Clarke will be a non-negotiable requisite for the new head coach for the national team, incoming team boss Pat Howard has declared. ANI

Gigg's ex Imogen spotted with new mystery man for 2nd time
Man Utd. star Ryan Giggs's former girl Imogen Thomas, was spotted on a second date with her new mystery man at Gilgamesh in London. ANI

Hamilton asks Massa to 'grow up' over protracted spat
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has asked Felipe Massa to grow up, after admitting his career had driven over a cliff. ANI

John Wright "right man" to coach Australian team: Roebuck
Former New Zealand captain John Wright is the most suitable candidate for coaching the Australian team, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

Cook confident of England 'producing challenge' before 'strong-at-home' India
England captain Alastair Cook has expressed confidence that his side would 'produce a challenge' before India in the five-match one-day international (ODI) series, beginning Friday (today). ANI

Now, metro sexual Warnie squeezes into female-favourite Ugg boots
Shane Warne seems to be undergoing a metro sexual makeover as he was recently spotted wearing fur-trimmed Ugg boots during an outing with fiance Elizabeth Hurley in London. ANI

Watson's opener slot for Test series against Proteas still up for grabs
Australian vice captain Shane Watson has said that he and captain Michael Clarke will discuss the merits of a potential move down the Test batting order after the completion of the limited-overs section of the South African tour. ANI

Clarke, White, Watson all praise for teenage pace sensation Cummins
Australia's leading cricketers have praised teenage fast bowling sensation Pat Cummins, who took 3-25 in his international Twenty 20 debut against South Africa. ANI

McGrath excited about new crop of Oz pacers with 'lot of potential'
Test cricket's most successful fast bowler, Glenn McGrath, has said that the new crop of emerging Australian pacers have both the opportunity and the potential, but they need to be consistent. ANI

David Haye formally announces retirement from boxing
Britain's former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has formally announced his retirement from boxing. ANI

'Bookie' Mazhar, 'undercover NOTW reporter' 'set up' tainted Pak trio: Latif
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has claimed that the Pakistani tainted trio implicated in the spot-fixing case were trapped in a set-up hatched by cricket agent Mazhar Majeed and the now closed-down British tabloid, News of the World (NoTW). ANI

Glenn McGrath struggling to sell 'over priced' Cronulla home
Former Oz champion fast bowler, Glenn McGrath is struggling to sell his Cronulla home which has been put up for sale in the real estate market for the past six months. ANI

Muhammad Ali, wife sue couple for selling 'leaky, mouldy' house
Muhammad Ali and his wife are suing a Louisville couple for selling them a house with numerous defects five years ago. ANI

Geoffrey Boycott facing 1m pounds legal bill after losing mansion battle in court
Geoffrey Boycott has lost the legal battle he launched against lawyers over his 2.5 million pounds mansion, and has been criticised by a High Court judge for giving "three completely different answers to the same question". ANI

PCB paid Salman Butt Rs 3 mn 'loyalty bonus' for shunning ICL
The seventh day of the spot-fixing case hearing in a London court saw Zakir Khan, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director of cricket operations, give exhaustive information on lawful payments made to the players and the breakdown of how their earnings were distributed. ANI

Clarke "very confident" no Aussies involved in spot fixing
Australian test and one-day cricket captain Michael Clarke has said he is "very confident" that no Australian players have been involved in spot-fixing. ANI

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