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Red Bull's Vettel takes Indian Grand Prix pole
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel today claimed the pole position for Sunday's inaugural Indian Grand Prix at Greater Noida's Buddh International Circuit. ANI

BCCI announces 2011-12 contracted players list
Player gradations for 2011-12 were approved by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s Working Committee after a meeting in Kolkata today. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen turns 'bloody' Alice in Wonderland for Halloween bash
Ryan Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas dressed up as a bloodied version of Alice in Wonderland for model Caprice Bourret's Halloween-themed 40th birthday bash. ANI

'Sex-scandal' hit Ryan Giggs dodged banter from teammates
Ryan Giggs, who had affairs with his sister-in-law Natasha, and Big Brother star Imogen Thomas, escaped banter from Man U teammates over fears of dressing room bust-ups, it has been revealed. ANI

Bieber wants to keep changing hairstyles like Becks
Justin Bieber has revealed that he wants to keep changing his hairstyle like his idol David Beckham. ANI

Liz Hurley spotted smoking in public
Elizabeth Hurley was spotted smoking a cigarette outside a nightclub in Melbourne. ANI

Liverpool was close to going bust in 2010: Hodgson
West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that Liverpool were on the verge of going bust during his troubled time there as manager. ANI

Katich faces Cricket Australia disciplinary hearing for outburst against Clarke
Dumped Australian opening batsman Simon Katich faces a Cricket Australia (CA) disciplinary hearing for suggesting that captain Michael Clarke was behind his axing from the squad and the contracted players list. ANI

Becks turns designer with new Adidas line
David Beckham has branched out from football into fashion by bringing out a new range of clothes for 'Adidas Originals'. ANI

Cheryl Cole 'swears off love' for a while
Pop sensation Cheryl Cole has told friends that she will be off love and stay single for a while. ANI

Bird-hit almost spoils loverbirds Warne-Hurley's party
Shane Warne and fiancee Elizabeth Hurley came under attack from a large bird while on a family outing to a Melbourne wildlife park yesterday. ANI

Swann brushes off talk of 'dressing-room disharmony and discord' with Pietersen
England's stand-in Twenty20 captain Graeme Swann insists that his relationship with star batsman Kevin Pietersen is unaffected by the controversy created by his autobiography, 'The Breaks Are Off, My Autobiography'. ANI

Old-fashioned fast bowling dinosaurs will help Oz conquer cricket world: Dean Jones
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has backed Cricket Australia (CA) selectors' decision to support upcoming fast bowlers Pat Cummins and James Pattinson, saying that the move would help the team to conquer the world again. ANI

Abu Nechim Ahmed, Guwahati's promising young cricketer
Budding cricketer Abu Nechim Ahmed is one of Assam's promising young players. ANI

Mancini welcomes Hughes' criticism of his Man City management style
Coach Roberto Mancini has urged Mark Hughes to continue talking about his management style at Manchester City after responding to claims by his Eastlands predecessor that he was too "autocratic" and does not "indulge" his players. ANI

Rooney will never lose 'traitor' tag with Everton fans: Ferguson
Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson has said that star striker Wayne Rooney will never lose his 'traitor' tag at Everton FC's Goodison Park. ANI

New PCB chief to take experts' opinion over Afridi's possible comeback to Pak team
The Pakistan Cricket Board's new chief, Chaudhary Zaka Ashraf, has said he believes that former captain Shahid Afridi still has a lot to offer as a one-day player. ANI

Broad, Anderson admit that England ODI side needs working over
England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson, who are back home through injury and rest, have candidly accepted that there are problems with the one-day side that need immediate addressing. ANI

ICC having direct contact with Saif Gaddafi for trial in The Hague
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed that it is having indirect conversations with killed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif Al-Islam to help him face justice in The Hague. ANI

Jury fails to reach 'unanimous verdict' in spot-fixing case involving Butt, Asif
The jury in the spot-fixing trial at London's Southwark Crown Court will resume deliberating next week after they were unable to reach a verdict on Friday. ANI

UK Premier League footballer Bramble charged for sexual assault, urinating in public
English Premier League footballer Titus Bramble has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one of urinating in a public place. ANI

Warne to declare on Bash Monday
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne's manager has indicated that Warne would make a decision about his participation in the Big Bash on Monday. ANI

Fans get their first taste of high-octane F1 action
Formula One enthusiasts got their first taste of high octane racing action at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on Friday. ANI

New PCB chief to seek Imran's advice on improvement in Pakistan cricket
The Pakistan Cricket Board's new chief, Chaudhary Zaka Ashraf, has said that he would soon meet with legendary ex-cricketers, starting with Imran Khan, to discuss ways to improve Pakistan cricket at both domestic and international levels. ANI

'I didn't axe Katich,' says Clarke
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has said he had nothing to do with the axing of opener Simon Katich from the national contracted players list, and added that Katich's latest outburst were not good for the team's morale, and therefore, he wouldn't be rushing to bring him back into the national squad. ANI

Door to national selection closed for no one, including Katich: Inverarity
Australian cricket's new chief selector John Inverarity has revealed that the door is open for all deserving and in form players, including axed former opener Simon Katich. ANI

Katich says 2009 bust-up with Clarke will prevent his selection for Australia
Test discard Simon Katich believes he will never be picked for Australia again while Michael Clarke is captain, and also blamed the latter for his axing from the squad and the contracted players list. ANI

Inverarity a superb choice as Oz cricket's chief selector: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has welcomed the appointment of former spinner John Inverarity as chief selector for the Australian cricket team. ANI

Chappell endorses Inverarity's appointment as Oz chief selector
Former Australian captain and selector Greg Chappell has endorsed the appointment of former spinner John Inverarity as Australia's full-time national selector, saying the shock choice was an ideal figure to oversee the new-look panel. ANI

Clarke encouraged by domestic form of travelling Test stars
After winning the one-day series against South Africa two games to one, Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that he is encouraged by the domestic form of the seven Test squad members making their way to South Africa for the two-match Test series. ANI

Jury to resume probe of Pakistan cricketers spot-fixing trial on Monday
Jurors participating in the spot-fixing trial involving Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif will resume deliberating next week after failing to reach a verdict on Friday. ANI

Hussey anchors Australia to series win over Proteas
Australia clinched Friday's decisive one-day international against South Africa in Durban by three wickets, maintaining their skipper Michael Clarke's winning record. ANI

Hamilton frustrated and mad over being penalized ahead of Indian Grand Prix
Formula One 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton has said that being handed a three-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow warning flags in Friday's practice session at the 205 million pound Buddh International Circuit track here, has left him frustrated and mad. ANI

Clash with Chelsea will show if Arsenal are back for good: Wenger
Saturday's clash with Chelsea will show if Arsenal are back for good in the UK Premier League, feels coach Arsene Wenger. ANI

New PCB chief vows to focus efforts on 'bringing international cricket back to Pakistan'
The Pakistan Cricket Board's new chief, Chaudhary Zaka Ashraf, has said that he will be focusing his efforts on bringing international cricket back to the country. ANI

Adebayor says life at Man City was a 'headache'
Emmanuel Adebayor has described his Manchester City days as a "headache" and adds that he has no regrets about leaving the club. ANI

Fergie backs Rooney to beat Everton hate mob
Coach Alex Ferguson has backed his star striker Wayne Rooney to beat the Everton hate mob today. ANI

Man City Boss Mancini offered new 22m pounds four-year deal
Coach Roberto Mancini has offered a new 22illion pound four-year deal by Manchester City, making him theremier League's joint highest-paid boss. ANI

Queens Park Ranger star Ferdinand furious with Chelsea boss Villas-Boas
Queens Park Ranger star Anton Ferdinand is furious with Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas for continuing to back England skipper John Terry publicly on the alleged racist-related row that took place between the two players when the two sides met recently, and that too before FA and police investigations have concluded. ANI

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