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Manchester City star Weiss' watches worth 20,000 pounds nicked
Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss' two watches worth 20,000 pounds were nicked from his mansion by a woman he invited back for a party. ANI

'Pakistan must shun defensive approach, adopt positive mindset to win against Lanka'
Pakistan should adopt attacking approach in the remaining Test matches against Sri Lanka in the UAE, former Test cricketer and chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu has said. ANI

PTF patron felicitates Aisam, Bopanna for winning Stockholm Open doubles final
Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas, Patron of the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), has congratulated Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Indian partner, Rohan Bopanna, for winning the Stockholm Open doubles final. ANI

London police investigating John Terry race row
London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has begun an official investigation into claims that England skipper John Terry racially abused Queens Park Rangers (QPR) defender Anton Ferdinand. ANI

Terry may lose England captaincy over race row
England captain John Terry faces a fight for his Three Lions' future after the Football Association (FA) launched a probe into his race row with Queens Park Rangers (QPR) defender Anton Ferdinand. ANI

Shehzad says his 'unfair' omission from Pak team 'based on non-cricketing reasons'
Ahmed Shehzad, who last played for Pakistan during the Caribbean tour in May, has said that he was not dropped from the national team over performance issues, but due to 'non-cricketing reasons'. ANI

Pak's low T20 world ranking 'shock' to whole team: Misbah
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has said that the whole squad was shocked over being placed at the seventh spot in the inaugural Twenty20 International (T20I) team rankings launched at the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

Watson fit enough to play Friday's final ODI: Physiotherapist
Australian Vice-Captain Shane Watson's back spasms were a random occurrence unrelated to his recent hip injury, team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris has said. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone's walk-in wardrobe too small to fit her lavish lifestyle
Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone's elder daughter Tamara's lavish lifestyle could be viewed through her walk-in wardrobe. ANI

'Royal husband' Mike Tindall strips off for charity calendar
Zara Phillips's husband and English rugby player Mike Tindall has stripped to his underwear with his body slathered in oil for a charity calendar shoot. ANI

Cheryl Cole cosying up with rapper Taio Cruz after finally forgetting Ashley
Cheryl Cole is reportedly getting closer to rapper Taio Cruz after finally deciding not to give Ashley Cole a second chance. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen wears tee with 'Moving Out, Moving In, Moving On' slogan
Ryan Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas, who seems to have developed a taste for talking through her T-shirts, was recently spotted wearing a top emblazoned with the slogan, 'Moving Out, Moving In, Moving On'. ANI

Not so "naive and innocent" Amir might have orchestrated own fixes: Butt's counsel
Tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir was no "naive and innocent teenager", but was probably involved in spot-fixing on his own, and without the involvement of the then captain Salman Butt, London's Southwark Crown Court has heard. ANI

Jessica Simpson's ex-fiancee Tony Romo expecting first child
Jessica Simpson's ex- fiancee and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has revealed that his wife, Candice Crawford is pregnant with their first child. ANI

Misbah hopes for improved fielding in 2nd Pak-Sri Lanka Test
Pakistan, which has been criticised for losing a golden opportunity to win the first Test against Sri Lanka in the UAE, will look to bury the ghosts in the second Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, starting today. ANI

Amir Khan buys 100K pounds ring to propose to sweetheart Faryal Makhdoom
Boxing champ Amir Khan is planning to propose to his sweetheart Faryal Makhdoom with a 100,000-pound diamond ring. ANI

Pak's ODI team selection might be delayed due to new PCB chief's late joining
The Pakistan Cricket Board's selection committee is yet to meet and discuss the squad for the forthcoming One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 matches against Sri Lanka, due to new PCB chief Zaka Ashraf's delay in taking up office. ANI

India moves to third spot in ICC ODI rankings after sweeping series against England
India has moved into third position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings following the whitewash over England in the five-match series. ahendra Singh Dhoni's side had started the series in fifth position on 112 ratings points and after winning all the five ODIs, it has moved into third position on 118 ratings points. ANI

Australia determined to prove World No.1 ODI ranking: Bollinger
Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger says that his team is determined to prove their World No.1 ODI team ranking when they face South Africa in the series-decider in Durban on Friday. ANI

Gerrard backs 'home-grown talent' Redknapp as England's next manager
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has backed Harry Redknapp to become the next England manager. ANI

'Heavily fined' Tevez likely to sue Mancini for defamation
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is reportedly likely to sue the club's manager Roberto Mancini for defamation of character. ANI

Wozniacki calls for making annoying grunting on court history
Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has risked the wrath of her fellow players by effectively accusing some of them of grunting too loudly on purpose. ANI

Hurley reunites with Warne in Oz as rumours of engagement bash swirl
Elizabeth Hurley has flown to Australia with her nine-year-old son Damian to reunite with Shane Warne, adding fuel to rumours that the couple will hold an engagement party in Melbourne tomorrow. ANI

Platini asks PSG to forget about signing Beckham
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Chairman Michel Platini has asked Paris St Germain to forget about signing David Beckham. ANI

Button hoping for Formula One's 'good first impression' in India
British Formula One driver Jenson Button says that his team is eager to make a 'good first impression' of the sport in cricket-crazy India through the Indian Grand Prix. ANI

Indian F1 Grand Prix set to be 'big deal' in 'sports-mad' India: Hamilton
London, Oct 25(NI): McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton reckons that this month's Indian Grand Prix is set to be a "big deal" in cricket-crazy India. ANI

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