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Marsh has staked his claim for regular Oz Test spot: Roebuck
Australian batsman Shaun Marsh has staked his claim for a regular spot in the Test side following his century on debut in the second Test against Sri Lanka, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

Shaun Marsh's ton on debut highlight of my life, says dad
Former Australian batsman Geoff Marsh insists that it was 'nerve-racking' to see his son, Shaun, survive the nasty nineties and make a historic century on debut in the second Test against Sri Lanka. ANI

Becks' 9-weeks-old daughter already a fashion trendsetter
Seems like the nine-weeks-old daughter of David Beckham and Victoria has inherited her singer-turned designer mom's love of clothes. ANI

Maradona 'focused on achieving something great for Al Wasl' rather than Argentina
Legendary footballer Diego Maradona has said he is now focused on achieving something "great" for Al Wasl, the Dubai club which has signed him in as chief coach this season, rather than brooding over another possible chance to coach Argentina. ANI

Prayers begin in Moradabad for well-being of Azharuddin's son
Hours after former Indian skipper and Moradabad MP Mohammed Azharuddin's son Ayazuddin suffered serious injuries in a bike accident in Hyderabad, the residents here on Sunday prayed for his well-being. ANI

Cheryl Cole 'cuts love rat ex Ashley out of her life for good'
Cheryl Cole, who attempted to re-ignite the flame with love rat Ashley Cole, has finally decided to 'cleanse' herself of her former spouse and move on. ANI

Mum-of-four Posh inspired me to be in shape post delivery, says Abbey Crouch
Abbey Crouch has revealed that she was motivated by mother-of-four Victoria Beckham to get back to her size-six figure after giving birth to her daughter in March. ANI

Capello's reign as England manager under threat
England manager Fabio Capello's reign is reportedly coming under increasing threat from factions within the Football Association (FA). ANI

Man City needs to improve to win Premier League title: Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that his team needs to improve despite the 3-0 Premier League win over Wigan Athletic. ANI

Oz football club Collingwood fans 'racially abuse' Fijian Eagle star
In yet another case of racial vilification surfacing on Australian football, a small group of Collingwood fans hurled abuse at West Coast ruckman of Fijian origin during their team's 20-point win in the first qualifying final. ANI

Villas-Boas sees improvement after Chelsea's win over Sunderland
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas feels that his team's hard work in training is finally translating onto the pitch. ANI

Vettel was 'untouchable', says Hamilton
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has admitted that reigning champion Sebastian Vettel was 'untouchable' in Saturday's qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix. ANI

Cyndi Lauper fluffs national anthem lyrics at US Open
Cyndi Lauper is being widely criticised for messing up the US National Anthem during the US Open. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone 'splurging œ1m to get a crystal bathtub'
Tamara Ecclestone is reportedly spending one million pounds on a rock crystal from the Amazon, which will be carved into a state-of- the-art bathtub in her 47-million-pounds London home. ANI

Kieswetter sets his sights on England and Somerset double
Wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter is targeting a week of double Lord's joy with England and Somerset. ANI

'Hat-trick hero' Rooney says he could have scored more goals against Bolton
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is delighted with his hat-trick as the club continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 5-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. ANI

WAGs not lagging behind beaus in career
Rugby World Cup WAGs are not just pretty faces but are talented career women too, in their own right. ANI

Stosur becomes first Australian woman to reach US Open final since 1977
World No.9 Samantha Stosur became the first Australian woman to reach the US Open final since Wendy Turnbull in 1977, when she defeated Germany's Angelique Kerber in the semi-final in New York. ANI

Warne's beauty secret is 71-a-pot women's anti-wrinkle cream: Liz Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley has finally revealed the beauty secret behind her boyfriend Shane Warne's metrosexual looks - a 71 pound-a-pot women's anti-wrinkle cream made from sea plankton. ANI

Mohammad Azharuddin's son hospitalized after motorcycle accident
Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin's son, Ayazuddin, has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Hyderabad today. ANI

Williams beats Wozniacki to reach US Open final
American tennis star Serena Williams toppled World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4, to reach the women's final of the US Open in New York. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio wants to dance in 'detrimental' high heels
Nancy Dell'Olio has demanded extra two inches to be added to the standard 2in-high dancing shoes on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. ANI

Djokovic's stunning comeback to beat Federer in US Open semi-final
World No.1 Novak Djokovic saved two match points against Swiss star Roger Federer for the second year running to win a thrilling US Open semi-final in New York. ANI

Nadal beats Murray to book US Open final spot
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal dashed Andy Murray's hopes of winning a Grand Slam title when he outclassed the World No.4 in their US Open semi-final clash in New York. ANI

PHF official sees Pak winning Asian Champions Trophy due to better 'finishing' than India
Both India and Pakistan, which go head-to-head today for the Asian Champions Trophy, have weak defence, but the Green Shirts have an advantage over their opponents 'through finishing and forwards', Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Chief Selector Hanif Khan has said. ANI

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