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Olsen twins become tennis shoe brand Superga's new creative directors
Actresses-turned-designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have become the new creative directors of Superga, the Italian tennis shoe brand. ANI

Button hails his McLaren dream team
Formula One 2009 champion Jenson Button believes he is winning the battle for hearts and minds at McLaren with team mate Lewis Hamilton. ANI

Maradona proud of son-in-law Aguero's Man City performance
Former Argentina soccer star Diego Maradona has told his son-in-law Sergio Aguero that he is proud of his performance at new club Manchester City after moving from Atletico Madrid. ANI

Wenger fears English teams cannot rival Barcelona or Real Madrid
None of England's Champions League clubs can match Barcelona or Real Madrid, feels Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. ANI

Dhoni, Bindra granted honorary Lt.Colonel rank in Territorial Army
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has granted the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the territorial army to Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and ace shooter Abhinav Bindra. ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk plays doting stepmum to his son
Seems like Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk has fallen into her role as stepmother rather nicely. ANI

Abbey Crouch credits her 'good genes' for post delivery weight loss
Footballer Peter Crouch wife Abbey has revealed she weighs less now than she did before giving birth to her daughter, and credits running around after Sophia, horse riding and 'having good genes' as the reasons behind her weight loss. ANI

Dhoni named captain of ICC ODI team
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the captain of ICC World ODI team for 2011. ANI

Davis Cup: Federer will still fire in spite of short preparation: Hewitt
Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt believes that a short preparation time won't hurt Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer heading into the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie in Sydney this week. ANI

Aussies stay positive after Kandy draw
Though Australia had to settle for a draw against Sri Lanka in the second Test played at Kandy, the team has said that it will take positives from the match into third and final Test that begins in Colombo from this Friday. ANI

Channel 4 names UK Premier League footballer who tested positive for cocaine
The name of a former Premier League footballer who tested positive for cocaine, and yet only received a two month suspension, has been revealed by the Channel Four network. ANI

New ICC Cricket Hall of Fame entrant Ambrose recalls 1995 confrontation with Steve Waugh
New ICC Cricket Hall of Fame entrant and West Indian great Curtly Ambrose has recalled the time when he aggressively confronted former Australian captain Steve Waugh during a Test series between the West Indies and Australia, when the former was in danger of losing its number one status in world cricket. ANI

Auckland Aces cricket team arrives in India for T20 contest
The Auckland Aces cricket team arrived here on Monday to take part in the upcoming Champions League T20 tournament. ANI

Bikini-clad Imogen Thomas checks out hunks in soccer mag on Vegas holiday
Despite her ill-fated romances with Jermain Defoe and Ryan Giggs, it looks like Imogen Thomas still has an interest in the world of football. ANI

Indian cricketers boycott ICC awards in London
The Indian team boycotted the ICC Awards in London on Monday after the ICC failed to send the invite on time. ANI

Two-month-old baby Harper Beckham named 'hottest celebrity under 25'
She may be only two months old, but Harper Seven Beckham has already beaten stars such as Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga to top the list of hot celebrities under 25. ANI

ICC inducts former Windies great Curtly Ambrose into Hall of Fame
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) on Monday inducted former West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose into the Hall of Fame in London. ANI

Footballer Manuel Da Costa accused of 'punching woman before groping her in nightclub'
Premier League footballer Manuel Da Costa has been accused of punching a young woman on the face before 'groping' and sexually assaulting her at a nightclub. ANI

England batsman Trott named ICC Cricketer of the Year
England batsman Jonathan Trott was on Monday named the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricketer of the Year for his achievements during 2011 when he compiled 1,042 runs at an average of 65.12 in 12 tests. ANI

PCB officials irked with Waqar over 'forced changes' in team selection
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials are reportedly irked with outgoing coach Waqar Younis for not following the selection process decided prior to the start of the Zimbabwe tour. ANI

London 2012 Olympics to be toughest ever for dopers
Scientist heading anti-doping operations for the 2012 London Olympics has warned that the event will be the toughest for dopers as about 6,000 tests would be conducted during the games. ANI

Asian hockey champions India return to Delhi
The Indian hockey team arrived here late on Monday after its resounding victory against Pakistan in the final of the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos city of China's Inner Mongolia province. ANI

Dhanraj Pillay calls for revival of Indo-Pak hockey series
Indian hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay has urged Indian and Pakistani officials to step up efforts to revive a bilateral series between both nations, if they want to regain their lost status in the sport. ANI

Players, administrators throng ICC cricket awards function in London
Cricketers and administrators from countries affiliated to the International Cricket Council (ICC) thronged to Grosvenor House in London, for the ICC's annual awards ceremony, on Monday. ANI

Serena Williams' outburst against umpire costs her paltry $2,000
Serena Williams escapes severe punishment for insulting an umpire during US Open tennis final, by paying a paltry of 2,000 dollars. ANI

Djokovic beats Nadal in epic US Open final
Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal in an epic U S Open final on Monday. ANI

Pak tennis star Aisam says losing US Open doubles semi-final was "devastating"
Pakistan tennis star Aisamul Haq Qureshi has expressed his disappointment over the defeat in the semi-final of the doubles event at the US Open, and said that he "could not sleep that night." ANI

Injured Broad ruled out of NatWest ODI, Twenty20, ODI leg of India tour
England bowler Stuart Broad will miss the final ODI against India and the NatWest Twenty20 series against West Indies as well as the ODI leg of the India tour with a muscle tear within his right shoulder. ANI

Pak's Aleem Dar wins ICC Umpire of the Year award for third time in row
Aleem Dar of Pakistan has won the David Shepherd Trophy for the third time after being named the ICC Umpire of the Year 2011. ANI

Umar Gul only Pak player named in ICC's ODI Team of the Year
Pace bowler Umar Gul is the lone Pakistani entry in ICC's One-Day International (ODI) Team of the Year. ANI

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