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Fergie's grandson launches toy charity for critically ill children
Sir Alex Ferguson's grandson, Charlie Ferguson has launched a charity to help critically ill children. ANI

Replica of Indian F1 Grand Prix trophy unveiled in Jaipur
Jaipur-based trophy maker Amit Pabuwal on Sunday showcased a trophy, which will be presented to the winner of the inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix on October 30. ANI

Hamilton's rivals will face new man next season, father warns
Lewis Hamilton's father has said warned his rivals that they will face a new man next season after his nightmare year. ANI

Al Jazeera 'to bid against Sky' for Premier League football TV coverage rights
Satellite broadcaster BSkyB is likely to lose its exclusive live coverage of Premier League football, as Arabic-language news network, Al Jazeera, is contemplating a bid for the broadcasting rights. ANI

'Bookie' Mazhar Majeed tried to contact me as well: Afridi
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has claimed that he was also approached by cricket agent and alleged bookmaker Mazhar Majeed. ANI

Authorities flag off Shikara boat race in Srinagar
Authorities flagged off the Shikara (traditional wooden boat) race called 'Lalit Shikarathon 2011' in the Dal Lake here on Saturday. ANI

Pattinson, Cummins determined to become future of Oz fast bowling
Australian fast bowlers James Pattinson and Pat Cummins are determined to become the future of Australian fast bowling, though Pattinson will not feature in the forthcoming Test series against South Africa. ANI

Becks cozies up with wife Victoria during sons' football match
David and Victoria Beckham were spotted sharing some tender moments, when they went out to watch their boys' football match. ANI

Man City striker Balotelli faces late night firework scare
Two fire engines were sent to the house of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli after a firework went off in his bathroom. ANI

Playboy model rejects Ashley Cole's 'live-in' offer
A Playboy model has claimed that Ashley Cole had asked her to move in with him but she denied the offer as she found it "a bit too soon". ANI

Greg Chappell blasts 'conservative and defensive' Aussie cricketers
Greg Chappell has accused Australia's top cricketers of being too conservative and defensive as they try to cling on to seven-figure contracts. ANI

Manchester City planning for bigger stadium
Manchester City are planning to transform the Etihad stadium into a venue to rival Old Trafford as they look at the next phase of planning for their Eastlands site. he club has conducted feasibility studies on various ways of expanding the ground, with the most ambitious plan to lift off the roof and add a whole new tier ANI

Hamilton's ex Nicole Scherzinger turns to new man for comfort after split
Lewis Hamilton's ex Nicole Scherzinger has turned to Welsh TV star Steve Jones for comfort after her split from the British Formula 1 driver. ANI

Ex-pacer Pascoe says include players in national squads after proven domestic performances
Former Australian fast bowler Len Pascoe has cautioned Cricket Australia to include players in national squads only after they have been tried and tested in the domestic circuit. ANI

Well-oiled batting puts Australia in the box seat against S.Africa
After a period of worrying uncertainty, Australia once again boasts a batting line-up to be feared. ANI

Pak pacer Sadaf Hussain says he 'wanted to give up cricket' following mother's death
Sadaf Hussain, who was part of the Pakistan team for the Caribbean tour, has said that he 'wanted to give up cricket for good' following his mother's demise. ANI

Pakistan didn't push Sri Lanka hard enough in 1st Test: Muddaser Nazar
Pakistan did not push Sri Lanka hard enough in the first Test in the UAE, wrongly thinking that it was just a matter of time before they would get the desired result, former Test cricketer Mudassar Nazar has said. ANI

Oz keeper Haddin poised to record 2000 Test runs, 1000 dismissals
Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin turns 34 today and is poised to record 2000 Test runs and 1000 dismissals. ANI

Ex rugby star Phil Vickery wins Celebrity MasterChef 2011 title
Former English rugby star, Phil Vickery has won this year's Celebrity MasterChef title. ANI

Bell should open in remaining ODIs against India: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has questioned the team management's decision not to include middle order batsman Ian Bell in the first eleven for the ongoing series against India, and suggested that he should open the innings in the remaining two matches of the lost series. ANI

Misbah blames Pak's sloppy fielding for letting Sri Lanka off the hook in 1st Test
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has blamed sloppy fielding as the key reason for his team's failure to win the first Test against Sri Lanka in the UAE. ANI

Amnesty slams London Olympics chief over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow's sponsorship for event
Human Rights organization Amnesty International has slammed London Olympics organizers' decision to name controversial Dow Chemical Company, which is responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, as a sponsor of the 2012 stadium in London. ANI

India unlikely to take foot off pedal against England in fourth ODI in Mumbai
India are unlikely to take their feet off the pedal when they take on England in the fourth one-day international at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday afternoon, despite winning the series three nil. ANI

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