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Jenson Button signs new 'multi-year' contract with McLaren
British Formula One driver Jenson Button has signed a new 'multi-year' contract with McLaren. ANI

Lewis Hamilton sparks a showdown with his race rivals
Lewis Hamilton faces a confrontation with jealous rivals in Suzuka over his driving tactics this season. ANI

Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to be transformed into a 'Mecca of football': Maken
Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday said the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium in New Delhi would soon be transformed into the 'Mecca of football'. ANI

'Mystery blonde' filmed kissing Mike Tindall 'goes into hiding'
The 'mystery blonde' who was filmed kissing rugby player Mike Tindall has "gone into hiding" after she was exposed as his former girlfriend. ANI

'Dutiful' fiance Shane Warne joins Liz Hurley at breast cancer charity event
Shane Warne joined his bride-to-be Elizabeth Hurley as she hosted a breast cancer charity event in Edinburgh, fitting very nicely into his first role as a dutiful fiance. ANI

Fergie backs Rooney to break Charlton's Man U goal scoring record
Coach Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Wayne Rooney to break Sir Bobby Charlton's long-standing Manchester United goal-scoring record. ANI

A-Rod can't concentrate on game since splitting with Cameron Diaz
Yankee fans are worried that losing two of Charlie's Angels may be the reason why two Yank greats have been knocked off their game. ANI

Is Liz Hurley's sapphire engagement ring copied from Duchess Kate?
Elizabeth Hurley, who has been flaunting her engagement ring since she got engaged to Australian cricket legend Shane Warne, is being criticised for copying Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. ANI

Vidic could be back for Man U Vs Liverpool clash
Skipper Nemanja Vidic could be back for Manchester United in their clash against Liverpool. ANI

Una Healy cries foul on 'horrible and shameless' rugby groupies
'The Saturdays' singers Una Healy and Rochelle Wiseman, who are dating England rugby hero Ben Foden and JLS fitty Marvin Humes respectively, have admitted that dating world famous sportsmen is not all fun and frolic as it seems. ANI

Referee with booze binging history to be in charge of England v France WC quarters
England's World Cup quarter-final against France will be controlled by a referee who has a history of drink problems. ANI

Amir Khan offers Obama ringside seats for world title fight with Paterson in Washington
Boxer Amir Khan has offered US President Barack Obama a ringside seat for his world title fight against Lamont Peterson in Washington. ANI

Revered coach Malthouse open to idea of working with Aussie cricketers
Revered coach Mick Malthouse claims he is unlikely to ever work full-time at an AFL club again, but says he's open to the idea of working with Australia's national cricket side as a consultant. ANI

FIFA should emulate Olympics reform, says BOA official
A former leader of England's 2018 World Cup bid has urged FIFA to follow the Olympic movement's example if it wants to clean up its act. ANI

New game lets you hit tennis court as 'virtual avatar' of Nadal
You can now directly control movements of Rafael Nadal or the Williams sisters, at least in a video of their matches. ANI

Ronaldo's girl Irina Shayk sizzles at 'Dirty Girl' premiere with barely there dress
WAG Irina Shayk stole the show at the screening of 'Dirty Girl' with her barely there plunging silver top. ANI

Dell'Olio blames 'mischief' for flop 'Strictly Come Dancing' performance
Nancy Dell'Olio has revealed that she feels her disappointing performance on 'Strictly Come Dancing' was framed by some mischief maker. ANI

US football team Chicago Fire want Ferdinand to be their Beckham
American football club Chicago Fire are reportedly desperate to hire a high-profile English player to enable them to compete with Beckham's L.A. Galaxy, and have identified Manchester United Rio Ferdinand as their main target.io Ferdinand would attract a wage similar to the 120,000-pound-a-week he earns at Old Trafford. ANI

Managerial changes cost UK clubs 99 m pounds last season: LMA
Premier League and Football League clubs spent almost 100 million pounds changing their managers last season. ANI

CWG scam: Govt. has been pro-active, says Maken
Asserting that the government has been pro-active on the probe conducted into various scams surrounding the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday reiterated that anyone found guilty in connection with the extravaganza won't be spared. ANI

Worried fans to stop Abramovich from moving Chelsea to new home
Chelsea fans have announced that they will fight to stop owner Roman Abramovich from moving the club away from Stamford Bridge. ANI

Blackburn Rovers Indian owners to grill manager Steve Kean
The Indian owners of English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers will be grilling manager Steve Kean, and demanding a major improvement in results fast. ANI

Emmanuel Adebayor 'keeps his dignity' intact despite Arsenal fans' insulting comments
Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor has said he was hurt by the abuse hurled at him by Arsenal fans during the North London derby, but added he is happy that he managed to keep 'his dignity' intact. ANI

Wenger perfect man to replace Capello: Eriksson
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would be the perfect man to step into Fabio Capello's shoes and guide England into a new era, according to former national team boss Sven Goran Eriksson. ANI

'Interim Pak coach' Mohsin says he's willing to carry on new role on long term basis
Pakistan's chief selector Mohsin Khan, who has been appointed the interim coach for the upcoming series in the UAE against Sri Lanka, has said that he is willing to carry on as coach if asked by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). ANI

Mohsin to work on Pak players' 'mental toughness' ahead of 'tough series' against Lanka
Pakistan's chief selector Mohsin Khan, who has been appointed the interim coach for the upcoming series in the UAE against Sri Lanka, has said he will focus on bringing mental toughness during next week's training camp. ANI

Petra Ecclestone in 'chilly standoff' with sis Tamara after bust-up?
Petra Ecclestone is rumoured to be in the midst of a chilly standoff with her elder sister Tamara. ANI

PCB to implement central contracts before Pak-Sri Lanka series
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promised to implement the central contracts, which it awarded to 28 players in August, before the national team leaves for the UAE for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. ANI

Zara Phillip's 'clearing the air talks' with blonde who kissed husband
Zara Phillips rang the woman who had been filmed kissing her husband Mike Tindall on a drunken night for "clearing the air talks". ANI

Cricket umpires threaten to strike over bad behaviour
In an age of overpaid, badly behaved sporting stars, amateur cricket has long remained a reassuringly calm oasis. So, the sight of four players sitting on their own bowler to physically restrain him after a furious clash with the batsman had spectators aghast. ANI

Three German players were on drugs in '66 World Cup final
England's 1966 World Cup winners were reeling after it emerged that three of the West German team they beat in the final had failed a drugs test. ANI

Man City to hand six-week suspension, 1.5 million pound fine to Tevez
Manchester City is likely to hand a full six-week suspension and 1.5 million pound fine to Carlos Tevez even if it is proved that he did not directly refuse to play against Bayern Munich. ANI

Strauss and coach Andy Flower receive OBEs for Ashes win
England skipper Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower received OBEs at Windsor Castle for guiding the team to Ashes victory in Australia. ngland beat Australia 3-1 - their first Test series win in Australia for 24 years. ANI

Oz skipper Clarke ponders over playing grade cricket
Ahead of the upcoming limited-overs and Test tour of South Africa, Australia skipper Michael Clarke is considering making a rare Sydney grade cricket appearance for Western Suburbs. ANI

Oz skipper wants Ponting to shape his career like Tendulkar
Australia's Test captain Michael Clarke has said that his predecessor Ricky Ponting's best years as a batsman could still be ahead of him, and expects him to score big during the South Africa series. ANI

'20s and 30s wonder' Umar Akmal should be "more disciplined for Test cricket": Mohsin
Pakistan's chief selector Mohsin Hasan Khan has said that the selection committee has been asking batsman Umar Akmal to be more disciplined for Test cricket, and this is why he has been omitted from the national squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. ANI

Liz Hurley's steamy Gossip Girl cougar return may make Warnie fume!
Elizabeth Hurley made an unforgettable debut in Gossip Girl when she seduced a man 20 years her junior and enjoyed a spontaneous al fresco encounter with him merely minutes after meeting. ANI

Tindall's bar scandal blonde speaks of relation building skills in 2006 video
The blonde who had been filmed kissing Mike Tindall in a bar was seen beaming in a 2006 careers video in which she speaks of her skills at building relationships. ANI

England clueless about Indian line up for friendly ODI
England's ODI side arrived in India on Tuesday and will play their first warm up game on Saturday, but they are still not aware of their opponents. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-mistress marries 'toyboy lover' in spur of moment decision
Tiger Woods' former No.1 mistress Rachel Uchitel has reportedly tied the knot with her "toyboy lover" in Las Vegas in an impromptu wedding after being influenced by a friend's wedding. ANI

Shane Warne very happy with fiancee Liz Hurley, says Michael Clarke
Shane Warne is very happy and is spending quality time with his new fiancee Elizabeth Hurley in London, his friend and Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke said on Wednesday. ANI

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