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Tourism plays vital role in creating job opportunities: Sahai
Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai today said that the International Tourism Ministers Conference is a forum for the growth and development of sustainable international tourism by promoting discussions and exchange of ideas between the major economies of the world that are also the major tourism market. ANI

Morgan, Mendis, Watson notch ICC Twenty20 rankings top spots
England's Eoin Morgan, Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka and Shane Watson of Australia were announced as the number-one ranked batsman, bowler and all-rounder, respectively, in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International (T20I) player rankings, which were released in Dubai today. ANI

ICC T20I rankings will give a lot of context to cricket's shortest format: Yuvraj Singh
Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh today said that the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Twenty20 International (T20I) team and player rankings, which were launched in a ceremony in Dubai, will give a lot of context to the shortest format of the game. ANI

England tops first ICC Twenty20 International team rankings, India fifth
Reigning World Twenty20 champion England was today unveiled as the number-one ranked side by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in the Twenty20 International (T20I) team rankings, which was launched in a ceremony in Dubai. ANI

'Red-hot' Coleen Rooney steals the show at hubby Wayne's birthday bash
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen Rooney threw a birthday bash for the footballer on his 26th birthday at his favourite restaurant in Manchester. ANI

Rooney parties with City stars at b'day bash despite crushing defeat
Wayne Rooney celebrated his 26th birthday on Sunday night - just hours after facing a humiliating defeat at the hands of Manchester City. ANI

'LA Galaxy has '50-50 chance' of keeping Beckham'
LA Galaxy has said they have a 50-50 chance of returning the services of David Beckham. ANI

Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in England
Two footballers were arrested and later bailed on suspicion of drink driving after their black Range Rover car slammed into the central reservation of a motorway in Nottingham, England. ANI

Man U's 6-1 loss to Man City 'worst result in my history': Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has described Sunday's 6-1 thrashing in the Premier League clash against Manchester City at Old Trafford as the "worst result" in his time at the club. ANI

Cummins arrival in Oz squad, a welcome step: Ian Chappell
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell is of the view that the sport is in dire need of genuine fast bowlers, and is not surprised that young Patrick Cummins' arrival in the Australian team has created a lot of interest. ANI

Two UK Premier League stars arrested for drink driving
Two footballers were arrested on suspicion of drink driving yesterday after the car they were in slammed into the central reservation of a motorway.ston Villa ace Barry Bannan, 21, and Shrewsbury Town striker James Collins, 20, were picked up by police as they walked through nearby Bulwell, Notts, after the 5.30 a.m. smash, The Sun reports ANI

Latif blames Pak cricket chiefs of "murdering" Kaneria's international career
Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif has accused the country's chiefs of the popular game of "murdering" leg-spinner Danish Kaneria by refusing to let him play despite being cleared of a spot-fixing allegation in Britain. ANI

Fabregas denies racially abusing Kanoute
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has denied allegations that he had racially abused Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute on Saturday during 0-0 La Liga draw. ANI

Mancini hails Mario Balotelli after Man City 6-1 drubbing of Man U
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has hailed Italian Mario Balotelli's explosive display against Manchester United in Sunday's 6-1 Derby. ANI

Clarke hopes Watson will be fit to play 3rd ODI against South Africa
Australia skipper Captain Michael Clarke is hopeful that all-rounder Shane Watson will be fit to bowl in the ODI series-decider against South Africa on Friday. ANI

'Dancing Mule' Nancy Dell'Olio escapes axe again on 'Strictly'
Sven Goran Eriksson's ex Nancy Dell'Olio may have been slated by the judges on Strictly Come Dancing, but the fiery Italian has survived again after emerging as the viewers' favourite to replace Ann Widdecombe on the TV show. ANI

Proteas beat Australian by 80 runs in Port Elizabeth ODI
South Africa returned to form with a convincing 80-run win against Australia in the second one-day international at Port Elizabeth ANI

Man U better than Man City, says Mancini after 6-1 derby win
Roberto Mancini has insisted that his Manchester City side has not overtaken Manchester United as the Premier League's major power - despite thrashing the champions 6-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday. ANI

Cook enjoying captaincy despite losing badly against India
England ODI skipper Alastair Cook is still enjoying leading his side despite suffering one defeat after another against India. ANI

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