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Vettel storms to 10th pole of F1 season
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel claimed his 10th pole position of the season after setting a blistering lap in qualifying for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. ANI

Torres blames Chelsea's 'slow and old' midfielders for lack of goals
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has risked the wrath of his teammates after blaming his barren goal-scoring run on the club's 'very slow' and 'older' players. ANI

Tevez stripped of Manchester City captaincy by Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has stripped Carlos Tevez of the club's captaincy for trying to quit the club earlier this year. ANI

Rain halts Australian juggernaut on day 3 of Kandy Test against Lanka
Australian batsmen Michael Hussey and Shaun Marsh slammed centuries to consolidate their team's position before rain halted the second Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy today. ANI

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere shows off new tattoo on Twitter
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere seems to be praying that his club's Premier League season will improve judging by his new tattoo. ANI

ESPN STAR Sports announces Shahrukh Khan as face of Nokia Champions League Twenty20
Mumbai, Sep.10 (ANI-Business Wire India): ESPN STAR Sports, the official broadcaster and commercial partner of Nokia Champions League Twenty20, today formally unveiled Bollywood legend and superstar, Shahrukh Khan, as the face of the tournament. ANI

David Beckham is his own barber!
Soccer ace David Beckham has revealed that he never pays too much attention to his hairstyles and often cuts his hair himself. ANI

Stosur 'still has three or four great years in her prime', says Navratilova
Czech-American tennis Tennis legend Martina Navratilova believes that Australian star Samantha Stosur's dedication to fitness and lack of major injuries can keep her as a grand slam contender for another three to four years. ANI

Britain giving bizarre advice to London Olympic volunteers
With excitement and anticipation building up for the 2012 Games, and hordes of people being tasked to ensure the smooth running of the event, organisers are going all out to offer advice on such bizarre topics as how to direct cross-dressing members of the public to toilets and how not to patronise younger workers. ANI

Oz cricketers won't entertain a move away from revenue-sharing model: Paul Marsh
Australian Cricketers' Association will refuse to consider sacrificing the revenue-sharing model for the players it fought for over a decade ago for a more performance-based pay system recommended following the Argus Review, chief executive Paul Marsh has said. ANI

F1 teams' association chief denies speculations of Indian Grand Prix boycott
Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) chairman Martin Whitmarsh has played down speculation that the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Greater Noida's Buddh International Circuit could be boycotted because of wrangling over tax. ANI

Melbourne Stars boss calls for selection of indigenous players in Oz cricket teams
The lack of indigenous players at the top levels of Australian cricket has been described by businessman Eddie McGuire as a 'gaping omission' in the sport. ANI

Coaching 'definitely most difficult facet of cricket': Wasim Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that commentating can be tough, but coaching is definitely the most difficult facet of the game. ANI

Tiger Woods can never win another Grand Slam, says Faldo
British golfer Nick Faldo has said that 'sensitive guy' Tiger Woods would never win another Grand Slam, and can not be the same player again due to the ongoing problems in his personal life. ANI

Michelle Obama flaunts tennis skills against Serena Williams at US Open
Michelle Obama was pictured showing off her tennis skills at the U.S. Open in New York as a part of her "Let's Move" campaign, which encourages physical activity and is against childhood obesity. ANI

Nadal expects 'tough' US Open semi-final against Murray
Defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal admits that World No.4 Andy Murray will pose a significant threat to his title when the two clash in Saturday's semi-finals. ANI

Shaun Marsh becomes 19th Australian to slam century on Test debut
Shaun Marsh became the 19th Australian to score a Test century on debut during the second Test against Sri Lanka being played at Kandy's Pallekele Stadium. ANI

Gayle to play for Sunfoil Dolphins in South Africa's Twenty20 competition
The Durban-based Sunfoil Dolphins have acquired the services of explosive West Indian batsman Chris Gayle for South Africa's Pro20 competition, which will start early next year. ANI

Buchanan backs selection of another Aussie for New Zealand Cricket
Former Australian coach John Buchanan, who is the Director of Cricket for New Zealand Cricket (NZC), has defended the decision to appoint another Australian for a key role in New Zealand Cricket. ANI

Qureshi-Bopanna crash out of US Open semi-final
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan have crashed out of the semi-final match of the US Open. ANI

Button likely to sign contract-for-life deal with McLaren
McLaren Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh has said that the team is likely to sign British Formula One driver Jenson Button in a historic 80 million pound contract-for-life deal. ANI

Boxer Amir Khan has to "earn the right to fight me", says Floyd Mayweather Jr
American boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr has said that British boxer Amir Khan should earn the right to fight him. ANI

PHF chief selector hopes Pakistan will beat India in Asian Champions Trophy final
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Chief Selector Hanif Khan has congratulated the players for their brilliant performance in the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China, and expressed the hope that they would win the final match against India on Sunday. ANI

Warne may pick and choose on Big Bash appearances
Veteran Australian leg spinner Shane Warne will be allowed to pick and choose which matches he will play in this year's Big Bash Twenty20 tournament, if he plays at all, says his manager. ANI

Nadal crushes Roddick to set up semi-final clash with Murray
Defending champion Rafael Nadal cruised past Andy Roddick 6-2 6-1 6-3 on Friday to set-up a US Open semi-final clash with Andy Murray. ANI

Man City chief quits amid offensive email row
Manchester City boss Garry Cook has reportedly resigned over claims that he sent an offensive email to defender Nedum Onuoha's cancer-suffering mother mocking her illness. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone sizzles in super-tight bandage dress on night out
Tamara Ecclestone was pictured flaunting her feminine curves in a bandage dress on yet another night out. ANI

Hauritz undergoes facial surgery weeks after being struck by Queensland club patron
Injured Australia spinner Nathan Hauritz had to undergo facial surgery after being struck during an altercation with a patron of a Queensland nightclub a fortnight ago.e had a few drinks before the incident occurred, Fox Sports reports. ANI

Cook delighted with England's 2-0 lead in ODI series against India
England one-day cricket captain Alastair Cook on Friday said that he was delighted with his team's two nil scoreline in the ongoing one-day series against India. ANI

England edge India out in third ODI, Dhoni blames bowlers for run glut
England sneaked out a three-wicket victory over World Cup champions India at The Oval on Friday in a rain-reduced third one-day international. ANI

'Pakistan should play "aggressively" against India in Asian Champions Trophy final'
Former Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary and Olympian Khalid Mahmood, and ex-captain Zeeshan Ashraf have urged the national team to play an attacking game against India in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy. ANI

Qureshi-Bopanna advance into US Open semi-finals
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan have reached the semi-finals of the US Open. ANI

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