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Celtic fan Bob Marley 'longed to visit Celtic Park and play on its turf'
Hoops legend Dixie Deans has revealed that the late singer Bob Marley was a big fan of Celtic and wanted to hit the Parkhead grounds for the team. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone 'making new 47mn pounds mansion doggy heaven'
Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of billionaire F1 champ Bernie Ecclestone, has revealed that dogs are really 'important' to her and will thus ensure a luxurious lifestyle for her five pooches in her newly purchased Kensington mansion as well. ANI

England defeat Hyderabad XI by 56 runs in practice match
England registered a 56 run win against Hyderabad XI in their first practice match ahead of the five-match ODI series against India beginning on October 14. ANI

Japan Grand Prix: Hamilton in fresh controversy through mental aberration
Formula One 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton invited fresh controversy ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix after another mental aberration deprived him of the chance to start the race from pole position. ANI

Ferguson does not want Man U to be one-hit wonders
Coach Sir Alex Ferguson insists he does not want Manchester United to be the Premier League's entertainers. ANI

Frank Lampard 'too busy' to marry Christine Bleakley
Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley, who reportedly got engaged four months back, are yet to decide a date for their wedding. ANI

Golfer Rick Fowler 'orange' dress sense behind his growing popularity
Rickie Fowler's dress sense speaks volumes for his growing popularity. ANI

Ferdinand convinced Man U can lift Champions League title
England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is convinced that his club will lift the Champions League title sooner than later. ANI

Bayern Munich keen on roping in Chelsea striker Drogba
German football giants Bayern Munich want Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. ANI

Man City hoping to snare a Nasri-Van Persie team-up
Manchester City are hoping the thought of teaming up again with Samir Nasri will clinch a 30 million pound move for striker Robin van Persie. ANI

Manchester Police probing betting scandal related to Rooney
Manchester Police are investigating a second alleged football betting scandal that reportedly involves the brother of Wayne Rooney's teammate Michael Owen. ANI

Strauss wants to heap more misery on Indians
England Test skipper Andrew Strauss wants to go on to bigger and better things, and one of his aims is to heap more misery and humiliation on former number one side India in all forms of the game. ANI

ICC Executive Board to meet in Dubai on Monday
The ICC Executive Board will hold its fourth and final scheduled meeting of the year at the ICC headquarters in Dubai on Monday (October 10). ANI

Stagnating Oz cricket needs right management, coaching staff: Ex-player Berry
Former Australian and Victorian wicketkeeper Darren Berry has said that cricket in Australia is currently in a state of stagnation, and called on Cricket Australia to speed up the process of appointing the right management, selectors and coaching staff for the national squad. ANI

German referee says Roo may still escape full impact of red card rumpus
England and Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney could still be spared the worst of his red card misdemeanor for accepting his penalty without creating a fuss, said the German referee overseeing the match between the Three Lions and Montenegro on Saturday. ANI

New NZ captain Taylor plans to 'lead from the front'
Ross Taylor, who has returned from an "awesome" break, has said he plans to 'score runs and lead from the front' as New Zealand captain. ANI

ICC gives official warning to Sri Lanka over Galle's 'poor quality' pitch
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) an official warning for preparing a poor quality pitch in Galle for the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, which was played from August 31 to September 4. ANI

After thrashing India, five England cricketers in line for IPL megabucks
Five England cricketers are reportedly in line toarn million-dollar deals after new Indian Premier League chief Rajeevhukla confirmed they were priorities on his competition's shoppingist. ANI

Capello says can't fathom Roo's 'crazy mindset'
England coach Fabio Capello has said that he can't fathom the crazy mindset of star striker Wayne Rooney. ANI

'Red carded' Rooney says sorry to Capello
England and Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney has apologized to national team coach Fabio Capello for his red-card madness that saw him being suspended for two matches. ANI

England reaching Euro 2012 is a massive achievement: Bent
England and Aston Villa striker Darren bent believes that England's two all draw against Montenegro to help it enter the Euro 2012 is a massive achievement, but admitted that the surrender of a two-goal lead and Wayne Rooney's unnecessary red card has caused disappointment. ANI

Australian cricket in desperate need of another hero: Dean Jones
Cricket Australia desperately needs some heroes and the Australians need to win both the one-dayers and Test series in South Africa to be prepared to take on the touring Indian side when it lands in Australia in December, feels former Australian cricketer Dean Jones. ANI

Spinner Panesar hopeful about playing for England again
Brit-Indian left-arm spinner Monty Panesar believes he has a good chance of making a comeback to the England squad early next year against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ANI

Warner's time for higher honours has come, says NSW coach
David Warner's scoring two consecutive tons in the ongoing Champions League in India has convinced New South Wales coach Anthony Stuart that the left-hander is on course for higher honours. ANI

Malinga's four helps Mumbai Indians enter Champions League final
Mumbai Indians entered the final of the Twenty20 Champions League on Saturday after securing a ten-run victory over English county Somerset. ANI

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