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Becks surprises teen with Pride of Britain invite
A British teenager got the shock of her life when her idol David Beckham handed her an invite to Mirror's Pride of Britain ceremony, where she will receive a prestigious Teenager of Courage Award. ANI

Steven Gerrard's pregnant wife Alex enjoys 'Bentley' summer
England footballer Steven Gerrard's wife Alex, who is seven months pregnant with her third child, was spotted enjoying the summer sunshine driving around Liverpool on her convertible Bentley. ANI

Football pundit Gary Linekar 'may quit' highlights show over its relocation
Former England football captain and BBC football pundit Gary Lineker will travel 450 miles every weekend to present a football highlights show,'Match Of The Day'(MOTD) from Salford's MediaCity in Manchester from next month onwards. ANI

England rugby manager says 'lewd comment episode' to have divisive impact on team
England manager Martin Johnson has admitted that a recent spate of negative headlines about the team may have a divisive impact on players, ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match against France. ANI

Rooney turns to address grey hair problem after transplant
Wayne Rooney has now turned to get his luscious locks dyed after getting a successful hair transplant this summer to sort his balding barnet. ANI

England rugby players reprimanded over lewd sexual comments
In the latest embarrassing incident to hit the sports world, England rugby manager Martin Johnson has publicly reprimanded three players for passing lewd sexual comments to a woman hotel worker. ANI

'Cool' Becks loses temper in front of his sons at LA Galaxy match
We don't often see David Beckham get irate on the football pitch, but Saturday night's LA Galaxy game saw the 36-year-old sporting hero lose his cool as he engaged in a heated exchange with the opposition's coach. ANI

Indian-owned Blackburn boss Steve Kean's job is safe - for now
Coach Steve Kean has managed just five wins from 25 league games this year for the Venky's owned Blackburn FC, but the owners are refusing to hit the panic button just yet. ANI

'Pressured' Li Na 'positive about future' despite humiliating China Open defeat
Chinese tennis player and world number five Li Na is now looking forward to the next year's tennis tournaments after suffering humiliating defeat at the hands of Romanian qualifier, Monica Niculescu 6-4, 6-0 in the second round of China Open tournament. ANI

Murray aiming to usurp Federer's World No.3 spot
British tennis star and world number four Andy Murray has set his sights on usurping Roger Federer's world No 3 ranking after easing to his 19th career title in the final of the Thailand Open yesterday. ANI

Wayne Rooney at the butt of jokes as he reveals his fave film is 'Grease'
Wayne Rooney has brought upon himself much ridicule from his fellow players by revealing that his all-time favourite film is a cheesy musical named 'Grease'. ANI

Ex-England coach McClaren's exit leaves Nottingham Forest in crisis
Former England football team coach Steve McClaren has quit Nottingham Forest after being in charge of the club for 111 days. ANI

Villas-Boas confident 'emotionally attached' Drogba will renew Chelsea contract
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is confident that Didier Drogba, who he believes is "emotionally attached" to the club, will sign a new deal. ANI

For first time in 15 years, Tiger Woods not among golf's top 50 players
Tiger Woods has failed to find a place among the golf's top 50 players' list for the first time in 15 years. ANI

Pak 'spot-fixing' trio's trial in England to begin tomorrow
Banned Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, who are accused of spot-fixing during a Test match against England last year, will go on trial in London on Tuesday. ANI

Warne confirms proposing to Liz Hurley on bended knee
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has confirmed that he got down on one knee to propose to girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley. ANI

Massa told to destroy Hamilton's Singapore race before the two collided
Formula One ace Felipe Massa was urged by a Ferrari engineer to "destroy" Lewis Hamilton's race in Singapore before the two collided. ANI

Gul says ball tampering comments were misconstrued
Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul has claimed that his comments about ball tampering were misconstrued by the media. ANI

Redknapp criticizes Arsenal fans' for abusing Adebayor
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has criticized Arsenal fans for abusing striker Emmanuel Adebayor. ANI

Liz Hurley and Shane Warne's pals doubtful if their marriage will work
They may have just got engaged, but Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne have had their friends concerned about the longevity of their marriage. ANI

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