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Broad lauds teammates for thrilling T-20 win over India
England captain Stuart Broad on Wednesday hailed his team's effort in their thrilling six wicket victory over India in a T-20 match here. ANI

'Fiercely competitive' Sharapova and Jankovic in off-court feud
Former World No.1 tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic have been locked in a bitter rivalry as fierce off-court as it is on. ANI

Mum Abbey Crouch flaunts long legs in tiny leather shorts
Abbey Crouch has flaunted her toned legs in a pair of tiny quilted leather shorts, as she presented her fashion segment on This Morning. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas 'gets fuchsialicious to meet film producer'
Ryan Giggs' former secret lover Imogen Thomas was spotted on her way to a meeting with a film producer wearing a very bright fuchsia tight-fitting dress. ANI

Turkey loses place in F1 calendar for 2012 season
The Turkish Grand Prix has lost its place on a revamped Formula One schedule for 2012. ANI

Tottenham turned down Chelsea's 40mln pound bid for Modric: Redknapp
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that chairman Daniel Levy resisted a last-minute 40 million pound bid for Luka Modric from Chelsea.evy had been adamant all summer that the Croatian would not be sold to their London rivals. ANI

'Man Utd Brigade' in Libya to help hunt Gaddafi
A group of football fans from Libya settled in Manchester, England, has returned home to help in the hunt for dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi. ANI

Vettel not 'uncatchable', insists Button
McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button believes that he can still defy the odds and win the world championship despite the big lead currently enjoyed by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel. ANI

Lhasa to host 6th world's highest international half-marathon
Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and one of the world's highest cities, is set to host the 6th international half-marathon on September 10. ANI

Chelsea sign Raul Meireles for 12 million pounds
Chelsea has announced the arrival of Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles from Liverpool on a four-year contract. ANI

Auckland brewery fronted by Daryl Tuffey takes 'match-fixing' dig at Pakistanis
An Auckland brewery's marketing campaign fronted by Black Caps star Daryl Tuffey, which takes a dig at Pakistanis over match-fixing scandals, has been labelled as "offensive" and "insulting". ANI

Haddin emphasizes hard work, team culture as key for Test rankings top spot
Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has urged his teammates to concentrate on hard work and team culture to achieve their goal of regaining the top spot in world Test rankings. ANI

Broad backs 'dangerous' India to bounce back in ODI series
England fast bowler Stuart Broad expects India to provide a renewed threat when the five-match ODI series begins in Chester-le-Street on Saturday. Broad's comment comes after England claimed a six-wicket win in the one-off Twenty20 international at Old Trafford last night. ANI

Venus Williams enrolls for business degree at Indiana University
Tennis superstar Venus Williams has reportedly enrolled in a business degree program at Indiana University (IU) East in the United States. ANI

Arteta takes 10,000 pounds-a-week pay cut to join Arsenal
Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta has signed a four-year deal to join Arsenal. ANI

Premier League clubs spent 485 million pounds during transfer window: Deloitte
The expense of the 20 clubs in the English Premier League in the summer transfer window came to 485 million pounds, according to a new report by business analysts Deloitte. ANI

Wahab declines Big Bash offer to focus on Pak series against England, Sri Lanka
Pakistani pace bowler Wahab Riaz seems to be thronged with offers from various quarters following an impressive county season, but he has set national recall as his priority. ANI

Warnie taking legal advice over doctored snaps that hide his wrinkles
Slimmed-down Shane Warne has been taking legal advice over some photographs that he claims have been photoshopped by some media outlets to hide his wrinkles. ANI

Jonathan Ross calls Lewis Hamilton a 'charismatic clam'!
Jonathan Ross has called Lewis Hamilton as someone having 'the charisma of a clam' and claimed that despite the F1 driver's shyness he will 'tickle' revelations out of him when he appears on Wossy's new ITV1 chat show as the first guest. ANI

Venus Williams reveals mystery illness with no known cure
American tennis star Venus Williams has revealed that she has been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome - an autoimmune disease that has no known cure. ANI

India, England looking to improve ODI rankings in forthcoming five-match series
After swapping places in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship table, both India and England will be aiming for improvements in the ICC ODI Championship table when they go head to head in a five-match series which starts at Chester-le-Street in Durham on Saturday. ANI

'Solid' Devvarman doesn't give many free points to his opponents: Murray
Britain's Andy Murray is a relieved man following his first round US Open win over Indian star Somdev Devvarman, who he believes is a solid player who doesn't give many free points to his opponents. ANI

Crouch ready to join Stoke
England star Peter Crouch has reportedly agreed to join Stoke after Tony Pulis pulled off a 22-million-pound triple whammy. ANI

Bellamy seals dramatic move back to Liverpool
Welsh striker Craig Bellamy has sealed a dramatic return to Liverpool. ANI

Now, watch London 2012 Olympic Games live for first time in 3D format
London's 2012 Games will be the first Olympics to be broadcast live in a three dimensional format. ANI

McIlroy backing girlfriend Wozniacki to aid him in quest of becoming golf's top seed
Northern Ireland golfing sensation Rory McIlroy has admitted that he is using his blossoming relationship with top-ranking tennis player Caroline Wozniacki to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming golf's top seed. ANI

Stylish Warnie credits 'radiant glow' to Liz Hurley's love
Shane Warne has rubbished rumours that he underwent surgery to achieve the stylish looks, claiming that it is the 'glow of love' that shows on his face. ANI

'Cheating' Oscar De La Hoya says he is no Tiger Woods
Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya has revealed that though he had been unfaithful to his wife by getting into a fling, he can't be compared to Tiger Woods in any ways. ANI

Sania through to second round of US Open women's doubles
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina moved into the second round of the mixed doubles event at the US Open by beating of Samantha Crawford and Madison Keys. ANI

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